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Grainy and noisy video quality, camera defect?

I just got my Hero 8 black and upon recording for the first time i realised the videos are really grainy and noisy, especially in low light, i know i can adjust ISO and WB but that doesn't seem to help that much, is this normal with Action cams or is this a factory defect? Should i RMA?

(first camera btw, go easy on me)

 

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Re: Grainy and noisy video quality, camera defect?

Too dark for an action camera, but you can take steps to improve the image. Along with decreasing the MAX ISO and increasing shutter, you can try setting the WB manually (or using Native) and also using the Flat color profile.

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Re: Grainy and noisy video quality, camera defect?

Please go outside at Day timeSunny Day..  or at night when there is Light.

 

If you know thre is light on th Object you will get excellent rsults 

 

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the last shot is a room with just outdoor lighting.     more light the better the shot is all I am saying

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Re: Grainy and noisy video quality, camera defect?

@adeptpeak328 

It looks fine.  The camera has a small sensor so in low light it's going to use a higher ISO. Setting the MAX ISO to 400 will give you a cleaner, albeit darker in this environment, video.  MAX ISO 800 is generally the best option.  I believe the default is ISO 1600 which obviously gives quite a bit of grain in low light.  The advantage of the higher ISO is to allow a faster shutter, which is desirable in an action camera.

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Re: Grainy and noisy video quality, camera defect?

in the saples shown som were th Nrom of the camera and one was protune settings

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Re: Grainy and noisy video quality, camera defect?

Looks like it's normal @adeptpeak328

 

The room is not well lit. And probably your camera settings is set to a high ISO. 

Try to use this ISO settings: ISO Max: 800 Min: 100.

 

Also reduce your shutter speed. 

 

-Jay

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Re: Grainy and noisy video quality, camera defect?

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Appreciate the feedback! It's just annoying since it isn't even dark in the room but the quality is poor. I've tried setting ISO to 400, little difference.

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Re: Grainy and noisy video quality, camera defect?

Too dark for an action camera, but you can take steps to improve the image. Along with decreasing the MAX ISO and increasing shutter, you can try setting the WB manually (or using Native) and also using the Flat color profile.
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Re: Grainy and noisy video quality, camera defect?

ISO 400 will be the issue   you're still on te dark side.  I set the camera to ISO min 100, ISO max 800 or 1600, and drop the EV-0.5.

 

higher the ISO on min the brighter the shot will be forced Something I do not like as grain comes to play.  I do not add Shutter as  I do not want to ruin the shot if light changes in the natural scene.