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Sightseer
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Hero 7 Black Protune settings for mountain biking

Looking for guidance with protune hero 7. Using for mountain biking under canopy, not riding in the open. I don’t do any post production editing but I do upload to YouTube. 

GoPro
Posts: 9,012

Re: Hero 7 Black Protune settings for mountain biking

Hi @ricster2u

 

You may check out this article:

How to Get the Best Shot With Your HERO7 Black

You can also check the suggestion on this thread.

 

I hope this helps.

 


Thanks!

Ej

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Posts: 11,223

Re: Hero 7 Black Protune settings for mountain biking

You should be fine with default settings and Protune on. Since you aren't looking to do post editing, the only changes I'd make are setting the MAX ISO to 800 and dropping the sharpness to medium or low (leaves can look oversharpened with high).

Since you are under canopy you will probably get moments of bright sunlight shining down. This can cause havoc with the exposure balance. To avoid this you can address it a few different ways.

First, you can spot meter to the center of the camera lens. Press on the rear LCD until a small box appears. Tap the center of the screen and then the check mark.

Second, if you are already under cover, lock the exposure. Move the box to a spot where the exposure looks best. Tap the box again to get the lock and then the check mark.

A third way is to put the box in the bottom of the screen. Don't lock the exposure, but rather slow the camera to expose based on the lighting of the trail instead of the entire image.

A forth way is to set the shutter speed yourself. You want to have some motion blur in your video too give the sensation of speed. You need to also adjust the ISO to get this right. For good motion blur a shutter 2x your frame rate is best, so for 60fps use 1/120.

Lastly, what many people do is just adjust the EV to -1 or -2. It will be darker, but should keep your shutter from going too slow.