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Hiker
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GoPro Hero 6 Black Bars in Photo mode

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Hi,

I recently purchased Gopro hero 6. There few things which is very irritating for me.

1) Display flickers in low light if I use NTSC video mode and if I change it to PAL then it changes the behaviour to normal. Does this a manufacturing defect or defect in firmware?

2) In Photo mode, I am seeing two black vertical bars on left and right notch in preview. In Video it is not coming. Attached screenshot for this issue.

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Adventurer
Posts: 8,103

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black Bars in Photo mode

That will be the 4:3 Aspect ratio you are seeing.  If GoPro  stretches the image you will start to lose the top and bottom, nothing new.    Check out  your video mode and look at the bottom of hte  screen what do you see?  

Adventurer
Posts: 10,123

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black Bars in Photo mode

Fish is correct, the black bars are just because you have changed the aspect ratio when switching to photo. Since pictures are in a 4:3 ratio and the display is 16:9, the black bars appear because these areas are not utilized in the photo.

As far as the flickering, this has nothing to do with the camera. Different areas use different frequencies and if your camera is set to the wrong region, it will pick up the flickering the frequency creates. North America, and a few other countries use NTSC (60Hz) while UK, Africa, Australia, most of Asia and Russia use PAL (50Hz).
Hiker
Posts: 10

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black Bars in Photo mode

Is there a provision to change Aspect Ratio in Photo mode?
Hiker
Posts: 10

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black Bars in Photo mode

5:43 AM
Is there a provision to change Aspect Ratio in Photo mode?
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Hiker
Posts: 10

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black Bars in Photo mode

Is there a provision to change Aspect Ratio in Photo mode?
 
Hiker
Posts: 10

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black Bars in Photo mode

Is there a provision to change Aspect Ratio in Photo mode?
Adventurer
Posts: 10,123

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black Bars in Photo mode

No, Photos use the entire camera Sensor. You can change the aspect in an editor.