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Adventurer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Blurry Out of Focus Filming Soccer

FOV  is cropping of the Sensor, higher the res, the less corppi allowed

Tourist pmh
Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Blurry Out of Focus Filming Soccer

This is a problem with the camera that even GoPro support refuse to recongnise and admit is a fault. I've had 2 H5B cameras and both have had the same problem. I've found that if you switch the H5B on in full manual mode for example.. a locked/chosen ISO and a chosen shutter speed the footage will be out of focus in every video size. If you switch the H5B on in full auto mode for example.. auto ISO (max 400) and auto shutter speed the footage will be sharp. If you have switched the camera on in a full manual mode (settings as above) there is a way to clear it the soft footage.. You change the cameras mode to photo then back to video and now you'll have sharp footage! It's so odd! I'm so angry that GoPro have denied that there is a problem and it seems to be with every camera. Surely it's only a fireware fix.

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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Blurry Out of Focus Filming Soccer

@pmh
Thanks for the input. So, if I'm understanding correctly, when setting the ISO/shutter manually your suggestion is to switch to photo mode after making the adjustment and then back to video so you will get the best image quality. Is this correct?
Tourist pmh
Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Blurry Out of Focus Filming Soccer

The blurred footage only happens when you switch the GoPro on and start filming in a manual setting. For example if you have been using it manually then switched it off..then switching it back on at another time for use (the manual settings are retained) Manual being a choice of ISO (100) and a choice of shutter (50). This will produce blurred footage. To clear it switch the GoPro over to photo take a picture and then back to video mode (in manual) now the video will be pin sharp. I'm hoping this might also be the problem you're experiencing. I was finding I kept getting soft footage and also very sharp footage with the same settings and couldn't figure it out. The whole thing is very frustrating and must be plaguing a lot of people! I think because most people only use the camera in auto settings they never experience it. If this isn't your issue still give it a go and have a look. It's very unprofessional of GoPro.. I shudder with fear that If I didn't discover this problem I could have stuffed up a very important shot for a very important client! Could GoPro fix that!?? As I said.. they won't even acknowledge the problem which is super worrying.. time to find an alternative with support that cares.
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 Blurry Out of Focus Filming Soccer

This!!! Thank you for this information. I had the same isusse today and i was wondering why. You saved me a lot of time!