09-20-2017 11:13 AM - edited 09-20-2017 11:14 AM
@acdcbcNow this might be a dumb question but when it is 4k and you have to downscale it to 1080p are you really getting a difference in video quality? Right now with the hero 5 i only shoot 1080
09-20-2017 11:33 AM
09-20-2017 11:38 AM
I think ever since Hero HD, 1080 has been an option.
That being said, A Hero5 smokes a Hero HD when it comes to 1080 video quality.
So I'd be curious to see if there are any video-quality improvements asside from the faster frame-rate at 4K. If GoPro Hero6 shoots with a higher bit-rate, then chances are there will be a noticeable video quality improvement across all video-resolutions.
I'm curious if there is a video stabilization option when filming in 4K.
09-20-2017 11:49 AM - edited 09-20-2017 11:50 AM
Remember that the Hero 3, Hero 3+, Hero 4 and Hero 5 all uses the same imaging sensor from Sony! So any differences is due to back end image processing only. These Gopros have all had different variations of processors from Ambarella. (There was a slight lens change from 3 to 3+ but it was marginal. Mostly related to near/far field focus. Seems like the new lens is on 3+, 4 and 5.)
For Hero6 video stabilization reportedly works with 4K30, but not with 4K60.
There has ben stated by Woodman that the color science has been tweaked this time around so the picture might have different "feel" to it.