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Tourist
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Hero 6 Over Exposure

Hi

 

I've been playing with the ProTune settings on my Hero 6. Common wisdom seems to be that one sets the shutter speed to "1 / twice the frame rate". When I change the shutter speed from anything other than Auto my footage is overexposed to the point of being useless. I have read that you can dial back the exposure using the EV adjustment, but that setting is unavailable when the shutter speed is set to anything but Auto. I've tried reducing the exposure by setting ISO Min / Max to 100 each, to no avail. I can't see any other setting that would effect exposure.

 

This is for outdoor shots in relatively sunny conditions.

 

To be honest, leaving Shutter Speed on Auto is giving me quite good results, but I just cannot see how you could effectively use the Shutter Speed setting.

 

Any help gratefully recieved.

Mark

 

 


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Explorer
Posts: 11,755

Re: Hero 6 Over Exposure

The double frame rate is an old rule that still persist. Originally, it was to help film makers produce a more fluid video from shower frame rates i.e., silent film which had frame rates around 15fps and produced jerky motion. When sound came to film with 24fps it largely wasn't needed except now film makers noticed that fast motion, like action sequences, lost their sense of speed as the camera was now capturing more frames. To give a more "natural" look, the double frame rate is used to induce more motion blur into the action. This does work, but is not always advantageous.

If you plan on slowing down your footage or want more detail captured in each frame, doubling the frame rate for a shutter looks terrible and should be avoided. Experienced photographers and videographers use all sorts of different shutter speeds to capture the feel of the scene they want. The thing to remember is this, if it looks good and the way you want it, don't mess with it. If you are after a specific look, make adjustments accordingly. Slower shutter for more light and increased motion blur and faster shutters to decrease motion blur and/or light. The guide for ISO is lower ISO equals less noise/grain and decreased light and higher ISO for more light and noise/grain.

"Best footage" just means capturing in the way that YOU want it to look. There is no hard and fast rule. Mostly, when you read or watch someone telling you the "best setting" or "most cinematic" look you are dealing with these amateur "pros" who are just passing on the same nonsense they heard from someone else. If the advice is preferenced with, "For this shot these settings look good" then it might be good advice. If you are being told that there is somehow one perfect setting, you are being sold garbage advice. If there was one "perfect" setting, then cameras wouldn't have options, or at least the default would already be set to this.

Auto settings are the "best settings" in most situations. Auto computes the amount of light available, the entire frame, and the resolution/frame rate chosen. It then takes that data and adjust the frame rate & ISO accordingly to get the "best shot". If, however, the auto setting isn't giving you the look you want, this is when you use your expertise to make changes accordingly.

While GoPro cameras do not have an adjustable aperture, ND filters can still be quite effective in helping you to get the shot you want. ND filters are basically sun glasses for the camera lens. They limit the amount of light reaching the sensor so you can prolong the shutter speed to induce more blur. While they are primarily used for photography stills, they can be effective for video, IF they are helping you to achieve a specific look. However, you should really have a good idea as to what "look" you are after, AND be unable to obtain that look through the camera settings alone, before you invest and start using them.

A great way to ruin footage is to apply a "rule" when it is unneeded or counterintuitive to capturing the shot you want.

Here are two basic settings that will produce the best video MOST of the time.

If you color grade with an editor:
4K/30 (or 2.7K/60 for action/slow motion)
Shutter: Auto
EV: -1 (more detail in highlights)
ISO Max: 100
Sharpness: Low (sharpen in editor)
WB: Set manually or Auto (DO NOT USE NATIVE, unless combing footage from different cameras, all using native)
Color: Flat (for more detail in shadows)

If you aren't color grading
Same settings but use EV -0.5, Sharpness Medium or High, and GoPro color.

Only change the shutter to increase/decrease blur (adjusting ISO roo compensate).

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Explorer
Posts: 11,755

Re: Hero 6 Over Exposure

A couple questions:
1)Why are you trying to use the double fps rule?
2) Do you have ND filters?
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Hero 6 Over Exposure

Hi

 

Thanks for repsonding. 

 

(1) The wisdom of the Internet suggested this was the way to get smooth visuals. I'm new to the video'ing game, so was eperimenting with the way to get the best footage possible. A question in response ... why would I not use the double FPS rule?

 

(2) I don't (at least not for this camera). I assume a ND filter will reduce the amount of light hittnig the sensor?

 

As I say, quite happy with the results from "Auto Shutter" setting, but want the best settings for capturing footage. My main uses are (a) family video and (b) cockpit camera from inside a car

 

Cheers

Mark

GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: Hero 6 Over Exposure

 

Hi @holliers

 

I am using that rule as well. Here's the thing though if the sun is too bright I bump up my shutter speed or install  ND filter so that I can use slow shutter speed for smooth motion. 

You can try to watch proper use of ND filter and Protune on youtube for best results. 

 

Regards,

-Jay 

 

Explorer
Posts: 11,755

Re: Hero 6 Over Exposure

The double frame rate is an old rule that still persist. Originally, it was to help film makers produce a more fluid video from shower frame rates i.e., silent film which had frame rates around 15fps and produced jerky motion. When sound came to film with 24fps it largely wasn't needed except now film makers noticed that fast motion, like action sequences, lost their sense of speed as the camera was now capturing more frames. To give a more "natural" look, the double frame rate is used to induce more motion blur into the action. This does work, but is not always advantageous.

If you plan on slowing down your footage or want more detail captured in each frame, doubling the frame rate for a shutter looks terrible and should be avoided. Experienced photographers and videographers use all sorts of different shutter speeds to capture the feel of the scene they want. The thing to remember is this, if it looks good and the way you want it, don't mess with it. If you are after a specific look, make adjustments accordingly. Slower shutter for more light and increased motion blur and faster shutters to decrease motion blur and/or light. The guide for ISO is lower ISO equals less noise/grain and decreased light and higher ISO for more light and noise/grain.

"Best footage" just means capturing in the way that YOU want it to look. There is no hard and fast rule. Mostly, when you read or watch someone telling you the "best setting" or "most cinematic" look you are dealing with these amateur "pros" who are just passing on the same nonsense they heard from someone else. If the advice is preferenced with, "For this shot these settings look good" then it might be good advice. If you are being told that there is somehow one perfect setting, you are being sold garbage advice. If there was one "perfect" setting, then cameras wouldn't have options, or at least the default would already be set to this.

Auto settings are the "best settings" in most situations. Auto computes the amount of light available, the entire frame, and the resolution/frame rate chosen. It then takes that data and adjust the frame rate & ISO accordingly to get the "best shot". If, however, the auto setting isn't giving you the look you want, this is when you use your expertise to make changes accordingly.

While GoPro cameras do not have an adjustable aperture, ND filters can still be quite effective in helping you to get the shot you want. ND filters are basically sun glasses for the camera lens. They limit the amount of light reaching the sensor so you can prolong the shutter speed to induce more blur. While they are primarily used for photography stills, they can be effective for video, IF they are helping you to achieve a specific look. However, you should really have a good idea as to what "look" you are after, AND be unable to obtain that look through the camera settings alone, before you invest and start using them.

A great way to ruin footage is to apply a "rule" when it is unneeded or counterintuitive to capturing the shot you want.

Here are two basic settings that will produce the best video MOST of the time.

If you color grade with an editor:
4K/30 (or 2.7K/60 for action/slow motion)
Shutter: Auto
EV: -1 (more detail in highlights)
ISO Max: 100
Sharpness: Low (sharpen in editor)
WB: Set manually or Auto (DO NOT USE NATIVE, unless combing footage from different cameras, all using native)
Color: Flat (for more detail in shadows)

If you aren't color grading
Same settings but use EV -0.5, Sharpness Medium or High, and GoPro color.

Only change the shutter to increase/decrease blur (adjusting ISO roo compensate).
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Re: Hero 6 Over Exposure

Hi @graytree76514,

 

Thanks for reposnding. That makes sense. I'll play around with the FPS to see what effect it has. 

 

Thanks again,

Mark

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Re: Hero 6 Over Exposure

Hi @danielr15,

 

Many thanks for taking the time to post such a comprehensive and well considered response. 

 

"if it looks good and the way you want it, don't mess with it. If you are after a specific look, make adjustments accordingly" - in a nutshell, this is it. I have some experience with aperture / ISO / shutter speed on a DSLR and would approach still photography this way. I guess frame rate was throwing another dimension into the mix and sent me spiralling onto the internet for "advice".

 

That all makes perfect sense and has been very helpful

 

Cheers

Mark