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Hiker
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GoPro 7 Black - Color blow out/ Oversaturated footage others are very dark

In a few of my videos i noticed at some points in the video it became over saturated and it stuck being like that the rest of the video.

Example video at the 3:50~ mark it becomes over saturated my shirt looks very bright etc, it does not change back to normal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtw3xKU2r-Q

 

Example 2: superwide and hypersmooth disabled 2.7k/60fps in a cloudy environment. This video is much darker then my other shot videos that very day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWE4ZQfDuhs

 

At one end i want to set the EV to -0.5, -1 but for some other videos its suddenly way too dark. I tried to use the Ipad app but everything is soo blurry when you do a live preview its basically useless to determine if the footage you about to shoot is going to be good or not.

 

At the moment i am strugling a bit with the GoPro 7 Black during daytime shooting, anyone some feedback on why this might have happened?


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Tourist
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Re: GoPro 7 Black - Color blow out/ Oversaturated footage others are very dark

I observed you had nice exposure at the start of the video, and seems the lighting conditions are quite constant throughout the video. I suggest you locked down the exposure as follows (from GoPro's own guide), to prevent the camera from making its own adjustments.

 

To access this feature: 

  1. Press on the Touch Display until a square outline shrinks to the middle of the screen.
  2. Drag the square or tap on an area that you want to use to set the exposure level.
  3. Tap "Auto Exposure" to change it to "Locked Exposure."
  4. Tap the check-mark icon in the lower right corner to confirm the setting. 

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Hiker
Posts: 32

Re: GoPro 7 Black - Color blow out/ Oversaturated footage others are very dark

Max of 1600 is really high for day time, that would explain the dramatic shift in exposure when you were in more shaded areas.  I'd say 100 min 400 max  during the day and min 800 max 1600 in low light situations (know in dark situations Hypersmooth will struggle due to lack of light and the video may come out with a some what jerky motion. 

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Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: GoPro 7 Black - Color blow out/ Oversaturated footage others are very dark

I observed you had nice exposure at the start of the video, and seems the lighting conditions are quite constant throughout the video. I suggest you locked down the exposure as follows (from GoPro's own guide), to prevent the camera from making its own adjustments.

 

To access this feature: 

  1. Press on the Touch Display until a square outline shrinks to the middle of the screen.
  2. Drag the square or tap on an area that you want to use to set the exposure level.
  3. Tap "Auto Exposure" to change it to "Locked Exposure."
  4. Tap the check-mark icon in the lower right corner to confirm the setting. 
Hiker
Posts: 24

Re: GoPro 7 Black - Color blow out/ Oversaturated footage others are very dark

Thank you! I will test that, just a bit nervous it might have some issue in certain lightning conditions, as i cannot manually adjust the settings while filming due not seeing it, while i am doing tests/videos and vlogs in particular. 

 

It might have to do with cloudy weather with patches of sun coming through messing with the dynamic exposure to lock into a value and then not updating the value when the lighting condition changes again. That should be fixed with your suggestion.

 

I will do more tests, thank you!

Hiker
Posts: 32

Re: GoPro 7 Black - Color blow out/ Oversaturated footage others are very dark

Another thing to check out is protune.  If you do not have it enabled then enable it and set your min and max ISO, if you do not want any changes in exposure then set the min and max to the same value.  If protune is already enabled and you have the min at 100 and the max at 800 the camera is sensing the difference in the lighting conditions as you move around and will start using the higher iso settings to get a better exposure for the scene.  

Hiker
Posts: 24

Re: GoPro 7 Black - Color blow out/ Oversaturated footage others are very dark

Thanks for the feedback.

 

Protune is set to auto/on.

 

Min iso is standard 100 max is standard 1600. I do not think changing the ISO helps because when it became oversaturated it locked into that ISO and did not dynamically update it anymore, back to a lower value ISO.

 

I will try it out but it would also mean that we are basically recommending to lower the ISO range by half to avoid the GoPro from over saturating images for longer period of times as it does not dynamically update back to lower values. This also mean i have to constantly swap settings when we are going into a slightly lower lit/ dark environments. I will have to keep a very close eye on the ISO cap for every situation going forward, together with the FPS and shutter, it suddenly became more like a DSLR then a point and click action cam :P

 

 

I think there is a software bug, what you guys think?

Hiker
Posts: 24

Re: GoPro 7 Black - Color blow out/ Oversaturated footage others are very dark

So far the recommendation i have heard regarding over saturation on the GP7 Black.

 

1: set EV to -05 or -1 (edit video in post if original footage comes out a bit too dark)

2: set max iso to 800 

3: set exposure lock to manual 

 

These are just the basic settings recommended by various people for simple daylight shooting. I hope we are getting setting profiles, because for low light/dark environments i have completely different settings, and to having manually update every setting each time i use the GP7 in different lightning situations, will mean i have to update above 3 settings each time.

 

I think i underestimated the usage of the GoPro 7 Black, and you really have to thread it more like a 3/4th Micro/ DSLR in terms of setting it up for the conditions you are shooting in as it makes quite a big difference if not done correctly. <- Please GoPro make setting profiles, we need them hard :P

Hiker
Posts: 32

Re: GoPro 7 Black - Color blow out/ Oversaturated footage others are very dark

Max of 1600 is really high for day time, that would explain the dramatic shift in exposure when you were in more shaded areas.  I'd say 100 min 400 max  during the day and min 800 max 1600 in low light situations (know in dark situations Hypersmooth will struggle due to lack of light and the video may come out with a some what jerky motion. 

Hiker
Posts: 24

Re: GoPro 7 Black - Color blow out/ Oversaturated footage others are very dark

Thanks, will do more testing this weekend with those settings!