07-04-2020 01:56 PM
Hello, today I bought the new GoPro 8 Black, updated it through the app when I connected the camera to the phone for the first time. I went for a bike ride to test the camera compared to my older GoPro 5 Black. Cards were Sandisk Extreme Pro. I tried even to switch cards to prevent card failure. Settings were almost the same on both. Resolution set to 1080p 60fps. On 5 stabilization turned on, on 8 hypersmooth turned on boost. My 5 have no issues, the video is okay. On 8 the video is super shaky and you can clearly see there is a problem, probably with software. See the RAW clip on Youtube from GoPro 8 Black on the link bellow. Do you have any suggestion what to do?
07-04-2020 03:19 PM
07-04-2020 03:34 PM
07-04-2020 03:45 PM
The blur you are referring to is probably caused by Youtube conversion. The main problem here are those small vibrations. Im not now at my desk, but I found out on one post that guy had a problem with new gopro after an update through the mobile app and solve it by updating the camera again through SD card. If this would work its still weird, cause the post was old and this was not resolved till today
07-05-2020 03:57 AM - edited 07-05-2020 04:00 AM
I see the small vibration when you are in the woods, after the landings. A lot of moving when you land though.
when you reach the sunny part of the decent you are good, no more small vibrations after the landings (rougher than at the beginning).
@bovk says something related to lower light.... and is related.
even with an ISO max of 100 (which is not set being on auto), I do not believe the shutter will go higher than 1/150 in that particular conditions.
my guess is ISO around 400 and shutter 1/400.
I would say in bright light the camera has more details to "anchor" the image than in shadows.
because of the light and because of the landscape.
I mean in the woods you have the threes passing by, the path is greyish, by no mean high contrast frames that allow stabilisation algorithm can anchor to.
when you reach the sunny path, you have some kind of "horizon" in some frames, on other you have the bright trail in front and the bushes aside, giving some strong contrast lines.
So has more chance to make a smoother stabilisation.
stabilisation in lower light was always a challenge for Gopro.
on the other hand, always always make a manual software upgrade!
and check the SD card compatibility!... you said you switch the SD cards. what is good for h5 it is not enough for h8...
07-05-2020 05:05 AM
I will start with the cards. Sandisk Extreme PRO, which I mentioned I use, is recommended to use with GoPro 8 Black.
The vibrations are visible everywhere, not just in the woods. The whole clip has about 57 minutes contaitinig garage, parking lot, driving with car, going uphill on a road on the sun and even through the forest.
ISO is set MAX to 1600, shutter to auto. Your argument about dark places being a quest for GoPro is invalid, because I had a GP5 on the other run the same day with same setting set up and the footage is absolutely perfect. I do not believe GoPro 8 can not handle what GoPro 5 can.
I will try to upgrade the soft manually later today after work.