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Tourist
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Re: Hero 7 Black Auto rotation

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Yes, but if in previous Hero versions, my understanding is that the camera sensor would figure out which was the 'right side up' and have the video saved in the correct orientation, without the need for the metadata to be set as '180'. Combining videos then wouldn't be a problem and would be exported in 'correct side up' orientation videos.

Explorer
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Re: Hero 7 Black Auto rotation

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I've accidentally flipped my cameras after the recording started, creating a video that exports from the camera upside down (as it correctly should do since the rotation started after the recording).  When I combined that clip with other clips with correct orientation, i select the clip and change the orientation to 180 in the editor.  This really isn't that hard.  I don't know what editor you are using, but it must be very basic and simplistic if you can't perform this feature. 

 

As far as previous GoPro cameras....I'm pretty sure it's always been done through the processing post sensor capture.  The sensor is a fixed object and just captures light and transmits it to the processor.  It's the processor that decides what to do with the data and utilizes meta data to convey the media structure (resolution, frame rate, orientation, etc.,).  That meta data is then used by the video player/editor to properly display the media.

Tourist
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What editor are you using?

Hiker
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That's the whole point I do not want to edit my video..I use RAW footage..... GoPro please fix this!!
Sightseer
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I've been fooling with this on my Hero 7 Black. If you set Landscape Lock to Down (Preferences > Touch Display > Landscape Lock - Down) the videos come out right side up (when you shoot upside down, as I do with my suction cup mount). This doesn't really make a whole lot of sense. It should work the same way if set to Auto.

Hiker
Posts: 44

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I haven't never tried that about what you were talking about locking it in the down position so I went into my hero GoPro 7 and I locked it in down position and start recording upside down and still the footage is still upside down...I guess I'll just continue to be using my GoPro 6 if I want to film upside down!!
Tourist
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Re: Hero 7 Black Auto rotation

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I tried this myself a couple of weeks ago. I did some flight training and stuck it upside down on the ceiling looking at the panel and out the window. Locked it it upside down mode. When I imported into GoPro Quik it played just fine, right side up. Unless this isn't addressing what we're talking about and I'm misunderstanding. 

Hiker
Posts: 44

Re: Hero 7 Black Auto rotation

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Yes I appreciate your help in that.... And I appreciate your feedback!! You are addressing the right issue....... The video does play back proper on my Windows Media and a few other programs but it does not playback proper on other programs.....it's got to be something in the firmware in the Hero 7 camera... When I do this on my GoPro 6 it always plays back on everything properly... Tech support at GoPro told me to return my GoPro 7 and I did and they gave me another one and I still have the same issue even they couldn't understand what was going on... So for now if I want to position my camera upside down I can't do that with a hero 7 I have to use my hero 6.... Thanks again
Tourist
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Re: Hero 7 Black Auto rotation

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Give me a few programs that it doesn't play back on correctly and I'll try it on them if I have them, or if I can download them free. 

Tourist
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Re: Hero 7 Black Auto rotation

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Try this:

 

1. Take two short videos upside-down using your GoPro 7

2. Play them back with your video player, they should appear 'correct' and play 'right' side up.

3. Combine these 2 short videos using any software that can stich these two videos; I use Dashware (instructions here: https://hellomihai.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/gopro-video-gps-telemetry-merging/comment-page-1/?unappr...

4. Play the Stitched video using your video player; The video should play inverted now.

Hiker
Posts: 44

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Adobe premier was one I tried before...there was other people that posted on the forum that they had also tried other programs and had same results....I don't remember all of the names on them but the main one that I need it to play on for me is my Sony 4K Blu-ray player... It will not play back right on the UBP-X9000 nor the UBP-X1000ES.... Also my playback is not correct on the Sony Bravia Android TV as well...
Hiker
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Also tried it on the Toshiba BDX5500 3D
Hiker
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The video still comes out upside down it does not play back correctly....that was one of the issues that we were talking about with the support that I do not want to have to edit my videos In order to have to playback them correctly....on my hero GoPro 6 I record upside down right side up it don't matter which way I record the video always comes out right side up like it's supposed to on the playback.... It's a very weird issue but I don't like it so I'm using the GoPro 6 if I have to mount my camera upside down
Tourist
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I'll get back with you a little later on this tonight. Need to run some errands but will try it when I get back. 

Sightseer
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Re: Hero 7 Black Auto rotation

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Hey new guy here.  

 

I've been following this thread for a while now.  

 

I just wanted to chime in and say that I'm guessing what is going on is based on production age, firmware or mod level status if you will.  

 

My wife bought me a Hero 7 Black that was purchased this month from a Costco bundle.  I am now running it nearly full time from a mount setup in a hanging configuration.    I went through the settings and have it set to lock in the down position.   

 

All playback and recordings have been proper and nothing plays back upside down I am happy to report.   That's in Quik, or Windows.  Looks fine in Davinci Resolve and on YouTube.  

Hiker
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Does anybody want to trade evenly for a hero GoPro 7 black for a hero GoPro 6 black?? I tried everything else and it still not recording right.. when I put the GoPro 7 upside down on my 4K HD player it plays upside down on my Sony Bravia 4k TV the video still plays upside down... I have to use my hero 6 if I want to get anything done to use this camera upside down...
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Hiker
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Re: Hero 7 Black Auto rotation

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Hopefully Gopro will fix this problem in the next firmware update!!!

you dont want to swap the stabilization on the 7 fro the crappy one on the 6 ...either wait for a firmware fix or email the manufacturer

of your other hardware and get them to fix the issue in a firmware update that can read gopros metadata

Explorer
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@peterbilt If you want to do a trade 6 for 7, send me a private message.

Adventurer
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Re: Hero 7 Black Auto rotation

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Thinking out loud.:

 

Why does the camera have to be UPSIDE DOWN?  asking out loud?  Could you post up a photo so maybe we can come up with an alternitive solution. like maybe having a   3m buckle mount on the opposite side  etc...

Hiker
Posts: 44

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Yes...ur right.... I guess I'm just going to wait for it I was hoping they would already have it fixed by now but I guess I can manage a little longer lol
Sightseer
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fishycomics, whilst I'm no expert photographer or videographer, I will say that there are times where you get a better more solid gopro installation when you have the gopro frame in a hanging configuration.  You see this most common in aircraft use.  Sometimes in cars and race cars as well.   In my car videos I use the gopro frame in a hung configuration if you will.  Keeps everything secure tidy compact and easy.   Like I said in my first post, thankfully my Hero 7 Black has given me NO fits filming upside down camera with right side up footage.