09-27-2018 09:46 PM
I am getting my pilots license and wanted to film the flights so I can watch after to help me learn and de-brief. However, after filming for the first time today I went back to watch the video and I can see inside the cockpit fine, but in the attached screen shot you will see outside the cockpit is just white from too much light. Can someone help me? I am a complete rookie and its prob a setting issue on my Hero5 Black. Thanks for the help!!!
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10-02-2018 09:08 PM
I just wanted to follow up here and give a shoutout to @danielr15 and @graytree76514 for helping me out with the settings on my Hero5 Black. After a few cancelations because of weather I finally got a sunny day to go back out and take another flying lesson and the settings you had me set the GoPro to worked perfectly! I could see outside the window clearly and it was still light enough in the cockpit to see the instruments (although you can't really tell in this particular frame) and this was without using the spot meter! Thanks again!
09-27-2018 11:05 PM
Finally, if you want the interior of the cabin to have the best lighting, keep Spot Meter off. If you want the exterior (everything outside the plane) to be properly exposed, turn Spot Meter ON.
09-27-2018 11:18 PM
09-28-2018 10:25 AM
Thanks so much for helping me out, before I start making the changes you suggested in your second post, here are the settings that were on the camera when that video above was taken. Let me know what you suggest I should change. I also ordered some graduated ND filters that somone else offline reccomended for very bright light conditions. Thanks again.
09-28-2018 10:44 AM
For example, this is what I want it to look like, this guy is filming with a gopro in the same exact plane with the suction mount in the same exact spot:
09-28-2018 11:48 AM
You may pair it on your phone before flight. Make sure protune is on and then make sure that the ISO is not more than 400 and EV or Exposure should be 0 or less.
Don't worry about shutter speed you can set it on auto mode.
Make sure spot meter is on.
ND filter will help as well.
09-28-2018 12:14 PM
Thank you for the advice @graytree76514, really appreciate the help you give to novices like me. If anyone has more suggestions feel free to chime in. Thanks
09-28-2018 07:27 PM - edited 09-28-2018 07:29 PM
Thanks for taking the time to post your settings.
You may or may not need the ND filter (honestly, probably not). The reason for your blown out exposure, as Jay noted and I suspected, was your EV being set to +1. Reset your Protune settings, drop your ISO to 800 (400 is good but may make the cabin too dark), and if you don't want the look of GoPro sharpening (looks good for those who don't want to edit), drop the sharpness to Medium. I don't see Spot Meter listed, but if you want the exterior to be properly exposed, you will want it turned on and the center of your camera lens focused outside the window (this will make the interior cabin darker though). While this article is on the Hero4, it will give you a good idea about camera settings (about half way down it also talks about Spot Meter) http://abekislevitz.com/understanding-video-in-the-hero4/
When I first started out, Abe was my go-to for learning about getting the most from my GoPro cameras and I still reference his articles and videos today. He is part of the GoPro media department and helps to make most of their promotional videos. If you want to make your videos look like GoPro videos, read all of his articles and follow him on Instagram and YouTube! 😉
One last thing. Your camera films at much higher resolutions than 1080p. While 1080p is generally great for sharing and reduces download time and is easier on computers when editing, you might want to consider 2.7K/30 as it's a higher resolution and will capture more of the scene. If you edit in a 1080p sequence, it will also allow you to zoom/crop and adjust/pan your FOV without losing detail.
Hope this helps, and if you have further questions (perhaps on what I'm talking about in the last paragraph), feel free to post. Helping people get the best shot is the main reason I come here, so I love answering these questions 😊.