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Hiker
Posts: 12

Gopro 6 live preview resolution 640*480

Hi,

I try to get a higher resolution when I get the live preview video stream via HDMI cable. For example, I set up the resolution as 1080p, I hope that I can get the real-time1080p via HDMI cable when I shoot the video.

Below is my camera configuration:

Default Mode: Video 

HDMI output: Live

Based on my experiment, I can only get 640*480 for the live preview video stream no matter what the configured resolution is ( I tried 4k,2.7k and the output is always 640*480).

 

Do I miss something to configure it or is there any way to get a higher resolution for live preview? 

 

Thanks for any kind of help!

GoPro
Posts: 3,195

Re: Gopro 6 live preview resolution 640*480

Hi @juny23,

Thanks for reaching out. HDMI output supports live preview of up to 1080P 60 fps output when the camera is idle and up to 720p when the camera is recording. Output of up to 4K (via HDMI) is supported only for playback for recorded media. Check out this article for more information about this.

Kind Regards,
Ann

Hiker
Posts: 12

Re: Gopro 6 live preview resolution 640*480

Thanks for your help.

Could you please tell me more details about how exactly I can get the quality as you said.

Right now. when I turn on the power and press the shooting button, it begins to record a video as I configured (4k,2,7k,1080p...). I just wanna get the live video as I am recording via HDMI cable. As you said, the quality should be as high as 720p  for live preview, however, all I can get is 640*480(480p). So how to get the 720p? and how to get 1080p/60.  Could you please show me more details about the configuration setup to achieve that? I already read the article before the post.  

Hiker
Posts: 12

Re: Gopro 6 live preview resolution 640*480

Hiker
Posts: 12

Re: Gopro 6 live preview resolution 640*480

@aenriquez  when idle means the camera is not doing any recording. However, in this way (I just turn on the power and do nothing), the resolution is still 640*480 via HDMI cable. Nothing changed. Could you please show me how exactly to get them? Thanks 

GoPro
Posts: 3,195

Re: Gopro 6 live preview resolution 640*480

@juny23, I'm not too sure about this one. It could be a setting on your TV or maybe a result of the HDMI cable used. As far as I know both (640 and 720 resolutions) are 480 signal for widescreen standard definition TV. See if the suggestions here will help.

Hiker
Posts: 12

Re: Gopro 6 live preview resolution 640*480

@aenriquez   Sorry for missing the details. Right now I connect the camera to a PC using a high-end USB-HDMI converter which can support up to 4k live stream. 

GoPro
Posts: 10,603

Re: Gopro 6 live preview resolution 640*480

Hi @juny23

 

Where exactly are you seeing that you are only getting 480p resolution?

Have you tried testing this with a different TV?

 

Thanks!

Ej