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Explorer
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Re: Hero 5 Session video washed out in Brightlight looking for suggestions

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Looking at the video posted, It does look like Spot Meter is on. Since the camera is pointed at the instrument panel, the camera isn't taking into account the bright light coming in from the window (which is why it's over exposed). In that video, the change I would have made is possibly LOWERING the EV to -0.5 or even -1 (best to check the live preview with the GoPro app). Since I like to color grade my videos in my editor, I also would have used a Flat color profile (allows more detail in shadows). Flat color didn't look great straight out of the camera, but gives way more control when editing and generally ends up looking better if you know what your doing and willing to put in the time. DaVinci Resolve is free and an excellent video editor, especially for color grading. There are plenty of YouTube videos available to help you learn the program. I mostly use Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, but DaVinci is an amazing professional editor, and being Free is incredible.

 

*Edits (fixing my phones auto correct!)

Hiker
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Re: Hero 5 Session video washed out in Brightlight looking for suggestions

Wow so helpful, thanks for your input. So to sum things up this is what I will do prior to my next flight on Sunday:

 

1) Reset my protune

 2) Change my EV to -0:5 or -1.0

3) set ISO at 400 or 800 (will play with this one)

3) Change my resolution higher ( might drain my battery too quickly for a 2 hour flight)

4 Turn Spot Meter ON. To do this I will hold down on the screen until the little box comes up and set it to point outside the cabin through the front window. Is that what you suggest?

 

Thanks @graytree76514 and @danielr15 for the help! Can,t wait to test it out on Sunday! I will report back after the flight when I check out the video. 

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Re: Hero 5 Session video washed out in Brightlight looking for suggestions

I didn't realize you had a hero5 black, I thought it was the hero5 session.

Here are the recording times for the hero5 black in each resolution https://gopro.com/help/articles/Question_Answer/How-Long-Does-the-HERO5-Black-Battery-Last

As far as your other settings, yes it sounds like you got it right. ISO Max 800 just allows the camera to go that high if it needs to. However, since you have the hero5 black, you should be able to see the results on the back LCD. Using the lowest ISO possible is going to give you the best results.
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Re: Hero 5 Session video washed out in Brightlight looking for suggestions

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!

 

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Re: Hero 5 Session video washed out in Brightlight looking for suggestions

Awesome!