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GoPro HERO 7 Silver - Video quality is poor unless shooting in very sunny/bright conditions

Just got a GoPro HERO7 Silver, and the video quality is pretty disappointing when shooting indoors (and probably outdoors when it isn't very sunny). I've tried 4K/30, 1440/60, and 1440/30, and even when holding the camera still - nothing looks great. There is always a lack of detail. Edges never look sharp. Looks like barely-DVD-quality footage.

 

As soon as the camera is in motion, even at less-than-walking speed, there's no fine details at all. Everything becomes blurred and there is a lot of jitter.

 

Is this normal? From the videos that other people have posted on YouTube, I always had the impression that GoPro produced much higher quality video than this and was more versatile than this.

 

Things do look much better when shot outside on a very sunny day. But we can't expect that always have the best conditions. I'd still expect a camera to shoot at least decent footage inside under average lighting conditions (not in a dark setting).

 

Thoughts?


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Re: GoPro HERO 7 Silver - Video quality is poor unless shooting in very sunny/bright conditions

What shooting settings are you using?  All you listed was resolution and frame rates, nothing about whether you have protune enabled, disabled, iso, ev comp, temp etc.

 

Also have you made sure the front lens has been cleaned with a soft microfiber cloth (not a tissue, t-shirt or kitchen towel as these will scuff and scratch the lens).

 

Maybe post some footage on youtube and share the link here, that way we can see the issues and offer more help.  

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Nomad
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Re: GoPro HERO 7 Silver - Video quality is poor unless shooting in very sunny/bright conditions

What shooting settings are you using?  All you listed was resolution and frame rates, nothing about whether you have protune enabled, disabled, iso, ev comp, temp etc.

 

Also have you made sure the front lens has been cleaned with a soft microfiber cloth (not a tissue, t-shirt or kitchen towel as these will scuff and scratch the lens).

 

Maybe post some footage on youtube and share the link here, that way we can see the issues and offer more help.  

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Tourist
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Re: GoPro HERO 7 Silver - Video quality is poor unless shooting in very sunny/bright conditions

This is a Silver. There are no other video settings. No Protune. No shutter speed control. No FOV options. None of that.

Lens cover is sparkling and clean.