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In Car Video - Camera Panning On Its Own?

Hello, new to GoPro (and video in general) and trying to figure out of this is normal. Hero 7 Black with HyperSmooth on - fixed mount that is pretty stable. On sharper turns that produce higher g’s the camera seems to pan in the opposite direction of the turn before recentering itself. Is this due to the stabilization or is there something else that causes it?  Would much rather it stay centered throughout the turn. Hypersmooth seems to work great for this - fairly bumpy track in spots and feel like it did a good job stabilizing it so hopefully this is not a byproduct of it.  Haven’t had a chance to go back to the track yet to try some different options. 

 

https://youtu.be/pEnEb2bwpp0

 

Thanks!

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Explorer
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Re: In Car Video - Camera Panning On Its Own?

It's the Hypersmooth stabilization attempting to keep the frame centered. I think mounting the camera further forward in the car might help. You can also try applying a slight zoom so the windshield isn't creating such a strong framing. Finally, and I really have no idea if this will have an effect on the hypersmooth or not, but you might want to set the selective light metering to the center of the windshield/camera frame.

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Explorer
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Re: In Car Video - Camera Panning On Its Own?

It's the Hypersmooth stabilization attempting to keep the frame centered. I think mounting the camera further forward in the car might help. You can also try applying a slight zoom so the windshield isn't creating such a strong framing. Finally, and I really have no idea if this will have an effect on the hypersmooth or not, but you might want to set the selective light metering to the center of the windshield/camera frame.
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Hiker
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Re: In Car Video - Camera Panning On Its Own?

This has been reported many times by many people. Some say "it's normal", most say it's a bug and needs to be fixed. I'm one of the latter.
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Explorer
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Re: In Car Video - Camera Panning On Its Own?

It's "normal" for the Hypersmooth to be trying to keep the frame "locked" and not moving.

However, we are hoping that GoPro will release a firmware update that allows for more control over stabilization so that a less aggressive stabilization can be an option in all resolutions that currently only have Hypersmooth.
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Hiker
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Re: In Car Video - Camera Panning On Its Own?

Is there anyway to stop this panning effect? I really don't want it trying to continually center. As you can see in the video on high G turns you can't even see some of the track it pans so much. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AxobGQ1agA

 

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GoPro
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Re: In Car Video - Camera Panning On Its Own?

Hello, @redgorge5457. Which camera model are you using? Is the panning effect observed with particular video settings? Which resolutions settings were you using when you observed the panning issue? 

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Hiker
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Re: In Car Video - Camera Panning On Its Own?

That video is the Hero8 but I have a Hero7 which does the same thing
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GoPro
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Re: In Car Video - Camera Panning On Its Own?

@redgorge5457. If you haven't yet, perform a manual update on the HERO7 Black. The steps under Manual Update here will guide you. 

 

Do you recall the settings used for your HERO8 Black camera? Which HyperSmooth setting was the camera on?