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Hiker
Posts: 7

Hero 6 firmware v1.6 - Is the Protune Sharpness correct?

Hey guys, I updated to v1.6 recently and decided to run a test to see which is the best Sharpness setting to use, Low, Medium or High?

 

The results are so minimal, one user on the channel said that his Hero 5 when swtiching to High sharpness was so sharpened...is this probably Firmware v1.6 related??

 

Here's a link to the video/test:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4WjHBpu00w 

The GoPro Hero 6 (Hero5 and Hero 4) allow you to use Protune. One of the most avoided settings is Sharpness, the usual is just to go with medium...but is that the best? I took the Hero 6 and filmed 2 different scenes in Low Medium and High in all 3 settings to see which one was the best. The only
Nomad
Posts: 572

Re: Hero 6 firmware v1.6 - Is the Protune Sharpness correct?

hi,

 

2.7K 25fps

pt -off

pt-on high

pt-on medium

pt-on low

 

I saved an image from each.

than I cropped to have almost the same size, and made a GIF

 

to me the differences are obvious

 

try to "read" the GIF animation:       

high - high - medium - low

clear-clear - unclear  - noclear

 

look also at the numbers on Cisco phone dial... 

 

 

hero5: 

 

h5_off_h_m_l.gif

 

hero6

 

h6_off_h_m_l.gif

 

just me,

robert

Hiker
Posts: 7

Re: Hero 6 firmware v1.6 - Is the Protune Sharpness correct?

Thanks for the reply, is your Hero 6 running the new software 1.6?

Nomad
Posts: 572

Re: Hero 6 firmware v1.6 - Is the Protune Sharpness correct?

hi,

 

yes v01.60

 

now... when you look at the footage, maybe is not as obvious.

 

in v01.51, in low light, I always used sharp=low, just to get rid of that colour noise in dark areas (shadows).

 

now I'm using high without problems.

 

robert

Hiker
Posts: 7

Re: Hero 6 firmware v1.6 - Is the Protune Sharpness correct?

I think GoPro needs to look at these settings and correct them then, as they are potentially too close together and you get no major variation for post production.

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Sightseer
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 6 firmware v1.6 - Is the Protune Sharpness correct?

Is it just me or from what I see from what you guys posted, the hero 5 is more sharp than the hero 6 ? The image quality seem much better on the hero 5. I also saw a video about this:

 

 

Do you think the hero 6 sharpness can be / will be fixed in a future firmware update ? If yes, then I hope it's sooner than later.

Nomad
Posts: 572

Re: Hero 6 firmware v1.6 - Is the Protune Sharpness correct?

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hi @samueld6408....

 

the video was posted in Nov 5

the new firmware release date is Nov 20

 

so this comparison was made on the old firmware.

 

thank you!

robert