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Tourist
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Hero8 vs Hero7 files size

Who can explain to me the difference in file size between the Hero8 and the previous GoPro?

My files have always been the same size regardless of the GoPro used (4, 5, 6, 7). With the Hero8, they are much larger.

The shoot below was performed with the same resolution, and even fps. (1920x1080 @ 60fps). HyperSmooth to YES (but not High or Boost on Hero8).

GoPro7 vs FoPro8 - files size.jpg

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Hiker
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Re: Hero8 vs Hero7 files size

 

Hero 8 at 1080p 60fps has a bitrate of 45 without Protunes and 60 with Protunes in both codecies

https://community.gopro.com/t5/en/HERO8-Black-Video-Settings-and-Resolutions/ta-p/398717

 

whilst Hero 7 for AVC has a bitrate of 30 without Protune and 45 with it  and for HVEC 24 without and 36 with protunes

https://havecamerawilltravel.com/gopro/gopro-hero7-black-video-modes/

 

 

 

 

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Tourist
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Re: Hero8 vs Hero7 files size

Pretty sure one is set to use HEVC (H.265), the 8 must have been set to H.264

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Tourist
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Re: Hero8 vs Hero7 files size

Mathieu, Hero8 is set to "H.264 and HVEC" as for the Hero7.

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Tourist
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Re: Hero8 vs Hero7 files size

Try forcing the hero 8 to HEVC only and compare the file size.

you could also check the codec by opening the file in VLC and pressing Ctrl+J on your existing files.

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Hiker
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Re: Hero8 vs Hero7 files size

Have you checked with MediaInfo to see the bitrate and codex of the audio and video?

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Hiker
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Re: Hero8 vs Hero7 files size

 

Hero 8 at 1080p 60fps has a bitrate of 45 without Protunes and 60 with Protunes in both codecies

https://community.gopro.com/t5/en/HERO8-Black-Video-Settings-and-Resolutions/ta-p/398717

 

whilst Hero 7 for AVC has a bitrate of 30 without Protune and 45 with it  and for HVEC 24 without and 36 with protunes

https://havecamerawilltravel.com/gopro/gopro-hero7-black-video-modes/