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I am a ref and want to wear gopro 5 black as doing game what is best settings

I am a ref and want to wear a gopro as doing game what is best settings


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Re: I am a ref and want to wear gopro 5 black as doing game what is best settings

The easy answer is 1080p/60fps superview.  However, it really depends on your lighting, how you are going to be wearing the camera, and what it is you want to capture.  To get the widest angle you want to use superview but you will get the fish-eye look.  Of course this can be corrected with GoPro Studio if you select, Remove Fish Eye" in Step One when you select advanced settings.  If you want to just turn the camera on and keep it recording the whole game, you will want to use a lower resolution to conserve battery life.  1080p looks great and will give you plenty of time recording.  If you think you will want to zoom any of the footage in editing and don't mind turning the camera on and off periodically to conserve battery, 4K is best.  4K uses the entire sensor and can easily be cropped or zoomed without losing much in the way of clarity. You can choose something like 1440/60 (my favorite) and get a little bit of both.

 

When it comes to fps there are a couple of options.  A higher fps will allow you to slow down the footage whereas lower fps gives you a brighter picture in low light.. You also have the option of locking your ISO and shutter speed.  A higher ISO is brighter but has more grain or "noise" in the picture so you want this as low as possible.  The shutter speed also effects the amount of light that gets to the camera's sensor.  A fast shutter lets in less light but reduces motion blur.  Many people actually prefer a little motion blur as it looks more natural.  The general rule of thumb is to set the shutter to double the fps.  So, if you choose 60fps you want a shutter at 1/120.  The problem with this though, is in bright lights you generally need a ND filter to block some of light.

 

Abe Kislevitz has a great write up on the Hero5 video-settings-in-the-hero5-black/

I also suggest reading this article for even more info http://abekislevitz.com/understanding-video-in-the-hero4/

and you can read his other GoPro articles as well http://abekislevitz.com/?catid=11

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Explorer
Posts: 12,208

Re: I am a ref and want to wear gopro 5 black as doing game what is best settings

The easy answer is 1080p/60fps superview.  However, it really depends on your lighting, how you are going to be wearing the camera, and what it is you want to capture.  To get the widest angle you want to use superview but you will get the fish-eye look.  Of course this can be corrected with GoPro Studio if you select, Remove Fish Eye" in Step One when you select advanced settings.  If you want to just turn the camera on and keep it recording the whole game, you will want to use a lower resolution to conserve battery life.  1080p looks great and will give you plenty of time recording.  If you think you will want to zoom any of the footage in editing and don't mind turning the camera on and off periodically to conserve battery, 4K is best.  4K uses the entire sensor and can easily be cropped or zoomed without losing much in the way of clarity. You can choose something like 1440/60 (my favorite) and get a little bit of both.

 

When it comes to fps there are a couple of options.  A higher fps will allow you to slow down the footage whereas lower fps gives you a brighter picture in low light.. You also have the option of locking your ISO and shutter speed.  A higher ISO is brighter but has more grain or "noise" in the picture so you want this as low as possible.  The shutter speed also effects the amount of light that gets to the camera's sensor.  A fast shutter lets in less light but reduces motion blur.  Many people actually prefer a little motion blur as it looks more natural.  The general rule of thumb is to set the shutter to double the fps.  So, if you choose 60fps you want a shutter at 1/120.  The problem with this though, is in bright lights you generally need a ND filter to block some of light.

 

Abe Kislevitz has a great write up on the Hero5 video-settings-in-the-hero5-black/

I also suggest reading this article for even more info http://abekislevitz.com/understanding-video-in-the-hero4/

and you can read his other GoPro articles as well http://abekislevitz.com/?catid=11