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Nomad
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Re: Newbie Video for running settings

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Higher resolution would have helped alright, as would increasing your bit rate, the video is very blocky.

 

There's always going to be some degredation in video quality depending on your video editor and output settings but more on that another time.

 

So here's the thing with Hypersmooth.  Hypersmooth does a great job of keeping the horizon nice and level.  If you look at the broad day light shots of him running (and I assume that was timewarp otherwise he runs REALLY fast...) the horizon is always nice and level.  This is not only because it's very nice and bright out, but there's no real "Close" objects to him as he runs.

 

When he enters the woods however, not only does the light drop significantly (and this will cause blurring issues to be observed as EIS or Hypersmooth doesn't work well in low light conditions) you also can no longer see the horizon.  Instead he's now running through trees which are very close to him.  If the tree's were invisible, you'd see the Horizon is still nice and level, however since they are not, you can see much more motion now as the focal point of the stabiliztion is further away than the tree's are.

 

It may help to set the GoPro sharpness to medium and increase the resolution to 4K instead of 1080P.  However your options are limited using Timewarp.  Normal video with hypersmooth I'd recommend increasing the shutter speed manually and bumping up the ISO to compensate, but this isn't applicable to timewarp.

 

The simple fact is that with close objects (tree's) and in lower lighting conditions, it's always going to be blurry unfortunately.

Tourist
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Re: Newbie Video for running settings

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This comment was interesting to me (a newbie who has tried to figure things out using the very thick manual for the Hero9): "It may help to set the GoPro sharpness to medium and increase the resolution to 4K instead of 1080P.  However your options are limited using Timewarp.  Normal video with hypersmooth I'd recommend increasing the shutter speed manually and bumping up the ISO to compensate, but this isn't applicable to timewarp."

 

I have the capability (the software and hardware, not the knowledge) to use and modify a full resolution, normal video for the run (it would take about 35 minutes—my husband and I are 74). But I would love it if someone would say, "record at this size and speed and then in your software do 'this' to reduce the time to 3 minutes (kind of a cheat time warp)."

 

Thanks.