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Tourist
Posts: 3

Hero 7 Black Low Light Focus performance

Hi Guys,

 

I have a new GP 7 Black and I'm unable to get an "okay" low light performance.

The videos I get in low light are so blurry and unfocused, just useless.

It's updated to the last firmware, and I'm using 50hz, does anyone know what could be the source of it?

Here's an example:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WisdFGXVE3qauKpi6

 

Thank you.

Explorer
Posts: 12,030

Re: Hero 7 Black Low Light Focus performance

What are your camera settings?
Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 7 Black Low Light Focus performance

Hi,

 

I'm using 50hz and the default settings.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,774

Re: Hero 7 Black Low Light Focus performance

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 so you never changed off factory settings?

 

this is 2.7K@60FPS Linear, Auto, Hypersmooth on, edited to 24P the focus of jitterness is there .

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU2nEVY5S9E

Shots with the camera, Hypersmooth was not spot on with slowing down the footage. Motion tracking on the good to put a title on her or him failed. Road rage Bus loaded up car behind pissed off because they wanted in constant honking, when ready to leave 20 minutes later, they blocked us in, inched
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Nomad
Posts: 287

Re: Hero 7 Black Low Light Focus performance

I see nothing unusual at this video, this is quality of this camera at the dark. Limitation of chip/lens. Some other devices like my Asus Zenfone 3 in 4k recording worst ;). Lens it is not an eye. Use some gimbal, hypersmooth OFF and you will get better effect.

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 7 Black Low Light Focus performance

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it doesn't look good and it should'nt be like that.

 

I was speaking to the support now and we did a Manual update which might solve it.

If not they will replace my camera.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,774

Re: Hero 7 Black Low Light Focus performance

FW 1.61 is the one to be on. you'll still get some jitteriness,  whyI posted up a video. if all is good with lighting and settings this is what you should come out with,

 

Nomad
Posts: 210

Re: Hero 7 Black Low Light Focus performance

Those are "courtesy replacements" to keep the emotions positive. 

 

But, you still have to set the camera for the use.  

 

And use it within its limitations. 

 

Try some action shooting...there it excels!

 

Again, if used correctly.