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Tourist
Posts: 3

Fusion misaligned lenses / bad stitching might be the Android app problem

This is not a problem reporting, but rather describing a solution.

I found that GoPro apps on different devices are downloading footage from Fusion in different ways. I was using iPad to download images/videos all the way along, but then I switched to Android. And then it turned out that stitching on Android is bad. Btw I didn't realise immediately that the Android version was a culprit, and for a while I thought that the lens became misaligned - fortunately, the camera turned out to be fine!

 

So if you are using GoPro for Android app, and finding that stitching sucks, don't blame the camera - try either computer or iPad.

 

Here are the sample. It's exactly same source image on the camera, but downloard three different ways. The difference is clear.

 

Click images for the full size:

Android-highlighter.jpg      iPad-compressed.jpg  PHOTO_0210.jpg 

 

Hope it helps.

Nomad
Posts: 765

Re: Fusion misaligned lenses / bad stitching might be the Android app problem

Yup, the app on your android is like a "lite" verison when it comes to stitching video.  For the best results, if I want the best quality, I'll render only in Fusion Studio.  Excellent job on posting the screen comparrisons!