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Nomad
Posts: 210

Re: Hero 7 Black: Hypersmooth not smooth at all!

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Hypersmooth is least capable for panning.   Especially slower pans for a period of time.   Or in lower light.  

 

So you keep that in mind for your shots.  

 

It likes action (what a surprise for an action camera), good lighting, and ISO set to a higher maximum than you would use for standard or no stabilization.    And it's the best at action with water, dust etc for which a gimbal cannot even think about doing.   For shots that delve into panning and low light often, social media level video (by far most) tends to be forgiving as to various video flaws.   And even then many of those are viewed in lo-def modes just one time due to bandwidth. 

 

For cinematic level pixel peeping on mainstream consumer products pretty much all of them have issues.   Or we "live with" their known limitations.   For instance gimbals might pan very smoothly...but you may not always get the rate and limits you want all the time.  Whatever you do get is smooth, but it may not full capture your intent.   A tripod setup can avoid that, but those are not often used in POV action shots in the ocean etc. 

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Tourist
Posts: 19

Re: Hero 7 Black: Hypersmooth not smooth at all!

There was no issue with standard stabilization. So why we cannot choose between hypersmooth or standard stabilization for all modes.

 

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Nomad
Posts: 210

Re: Hero 7 Black: Hypersmooth not smooth at all!

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"Standard" stabilization like in the 6 has similar behaviors.   

 

It was not a heavily hyped and YouTubed thing, so the expectations are / were lower.   Not a viral sensation?

 

FWIW yes I have a 6 and a 7.    Did three event shoots with the 7 so far (and another in about 2 hours), after first trying things out at a quiet time.  

 

With any devices, cameras or not, learn their nature and limits and work with those in mind.  

 

No issues at alll with my 7, it's working wonderfully,   

 

I look forward to the new UI making it onto the 6, and hopefully the 6 will also get the 7s color, to help in matching up clips.   Anything beyond that would be icing on the cake.

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Hiker
Posts: 35

Re: Hero 7 Black: Hypersmooth not smooth at all!

Yup, agree. Option for Standard or Hypersmooth should be there for every mode. Ant Hypersmooth should either be fixed to not stutte awfully with any pan or turn OR a tweaked Hypersmooth Pan Mode added as an option that does not try to hold onto the pan the at the start and end then just voiolently let it go with the stutter / jerk.

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Hiker
Posts: 35

Re: Hero 7 Black: Hypersmooth not smooth at all!

 

With Hypersmooth at the moment if you start panning at any speed from slow to commonly normal (ie, not whipping it around) it slows down your pan for the first second (or perhaps the first few degrees until 10% crop is hit), then jumps to the actually speed you are panning causing the stutter effect. Same when you stop panning - it slows your panning speed for the last second or fe degrees but the transition from actual pan speed to corrected pan speed is abrupt. At very least more of a dampening S-curve applied to the transition.

 

Why not fix, tweak or add another hypersmooth option to NOT slow the inital pan movement at and just follow with it.

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Nomad
Posts: 210

Re: Hero 7 Black: Hypersmooth not smooth at all!

It's previously been noted, but worth further discussion of course. 

 

The 6 does it too, and so do many highly regarded DSLRs.  

 

I hope that it gets some effort in the future, but can easily work around it in the mean time. 

 

 

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Tourist
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Re: Hero 7 Black: Hypersmooth not smooth at all!

You might be able to work around it because the way or what you use the cam for.
For others who bought the camera for a specific use and to use the Hypersmooth feature with it its quite annoying.
I tried with no Stabilization on the motorcycle and that doesnt work either. If they cant fix Hypersmooth quickly they should at least add the option for normal stabilization. The Session 5s I use as well dont do this stepping with stabilization on...
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Tourist
Posts: 58

Re: Hero 7 Black: Hypersmooth not smooth at all!

Ich finde es sehr schade, dass diese Actioncam nicht für Motorradfahren in Kurven verwenden kann.

Genau hier ist das Bild zwar schön stabil, aber nur, solange man geradeaus fährt. Wie in den Kurven zu sehen, ruckelt das Bild, sobald es an die Grenze der Cropping-Zone stößt. Von einer so teueren Kamera würde ich erwarten, dass sie Drehungen und Schwenks von Wackeln unterscheiden kann. Softwaretechnisch sollte dies ohne weiteres zu unterscheiden sein.