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Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 7 Black Stabilization with Slow Turns

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I appreciate all of the helpful responses and suggestions. I will look into these. Not currently looking to get a gimbal, but may have to if that's the only solution.

 

As some have pointed out, stabilization works great when walking forward and I think the stabilization is thinking I'm trying to face forward when I turn slowly and then quickly snapping to the center of the margins of stabilization once it reaches to edge of the frame. All that I think needs to be done is to have the return to the center of the margins take a couple of seconds rathen than just a few frames and this problem would be non-existant.

 

Maybe an option of fast or slow return to the center of the margins could combat this and maybe someone from GoPro will see this and pass it on to whoever can program that kind of thing for a future update (if something similar is not already in the works).

 

Thanks again for all the help!

Adventurer
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Re: GoPro Hero 7 Black Stabilization with Slow Turns

@jay-ell
"electric spaghetti"
Good description! I might start incorporating this into my descriptions 😁

@loyaldive62455
I hope a future update addresses this and gives us more options. I'd like three (well, four if you include off) stabilization modes:
1) Hypersmooth
2) Standard (HERO6 stabilization)
3) 2-Axis (vertical stabilization only)
Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 7 Black Stabilization with Slow Turns

Electric Spaghetti©

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Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 7 Black Stabilization with Slow Turns

The options to select either HyperSmooth or Standard stabilization would help me immensely.  I use my GoPro for dive videos where I need the low light setting.  I normally shoot in 1080 60, but right now 'Auto' mandates that I am in HyperSmooth.  My brief exposure with the Hero 7 in HyperSmooth is causing me to kick myself for selling my Hero 6!  I find that the things I do underwater like slow pans don't look that great in HyperSmooth (there is a blur effect even with very slow pans).  And I really don't need HyperSmooth underwater.  So I tried 1080 120 and get Standard Stabilization, but NO LOW LIGHT!  Not good!  The panning looked better, but I really need the low light setting underwater with my Backscatter filters.  I hope The Hero 7 folks monitor these forums for good enhancment suggestions, because I think this would be a winner!

Hiker
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Re: GoPro Hero 7 Black Stabilization with Slow Turns

Agreed, the easiest solution and hopefully a solution they implement ASAP is simply allowing us to choose between the current available stabilization modes.  If they are able to implement a better algo in the future for panning, thats great, but really hyper smooth or standard stabilization would be good enough for the time being.

 

I have been testing it out for a trip and all my other uses for the camera are working extremely well (time warp is amazing).  Only slow pan is causing me issues.  I really do not have space for a gimbal on my trip, but i might have to get one

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: GoPro Hero 7 Black Stabilization with Slow Turns

I downloaded the firmware update dated December 11, 2018, version 1.61 and it appears to completely resolve the Hypersmooth panning issue.  THANKS GOPRO TEAM!

GoPro
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Re: GoPro Hero 7 Black Stabilization with Slow Turns

 

We appreciate you  getting back to us to confirm @dools47

Feel free to post back if something comes up.

 

Thanks!

Ej