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Tourist
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No 4k in linear mode?

Hi everyone, I just got my go GoPro Hero 7 black yesterday in the mail. I was kinda surprised at the lack of documentation (had to download a manual online even tho there was other printed disclaimers included in the box). Anyway, I was surprised that 4k isnt available in Linear mode? I know I am in the in the minority with this opinion but I really cant stand the fisheye effect from wide angle.

 

My first experience with action cams was an Akaso v50 and took about 50gigs of video on vacation with it only to discover I was going to have to run every bit of footage thru editing software for hours and hours to correct the fisheye, not to mention remove the shake as the EIS in that camera wasn't the best. I sold that one and was in the market this year for a new one for a summer vacation trip. It seems most of the competition can all do 4k with 30 or 60 fps, but the big difference was the image stabilization the GoPro 7 Black offered.


So this time, I figured I would get an actual GoPro and not have to worry about fish eye or shaky video, right?

I guess not. I went to set my video settings to 4k, 60fps, Hypersmooth on and Linear mode to find the highest resolution Linear mode was available in was 2.7k. Is there a reason for this limitation? Is there a possibility for this to be enabled with an upcoming firmware update? I mean for a $400 action camera I was really hoping this would be the one to save me literally days of running footage thru an editor just to remove the fisheye.

 

On a positive note, I really love GoPro app. The ability to instantly get the footage into my phone, play with the settings on my phone etc is really nice. I haven't had a chance to test the quality of the video yet or the hypersmooth but right now my biggest issue is not being able to take advantage of 4k without the fisheye.

 

Thoughts, suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance :)

GoPro
Posts: 8,949

Re: No 4k in linear mode?

Hi @dennisa4374

 

GoPro manuals are made available online.

 

Regarding Linear FOV not being available in 4K, you may check out the information on this thread:

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/HERO6-Black-I-just-bought-this-cam-Why-is-there-no-Linear-vie...

 

Thank you for the feedback though. We will share this with the team in charge.

 

 

 

Thanks!

Ej

 

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: No 4k in linear mode?

Hey thanks for the reply! I am new to Gopro so didnt realize they just did manuals online. That will work just fine tho.

 

That makes sense about the camera's 4k based on the current chip, and cropping it down to linear makes it 2.7k.

 

I guess maybe future releases may have an upgraded sensor in it to do full 4k in linear mode, the main reason I paid the $ for the Gopro is to get the hypersmooth.

 

My question now is, does the Quik software remove fisheye? and if it doesnt, does it take a really long time of processing?

 

Would it be better to do it this way, or to shoot at 2.7k linear and upscale it to 4k?

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: No 4k in linear mode?

Hey thanks for the reply! I am new to Gopro so didnt realize they just did manuals online. That will work just fine tho.

 

That makes sense about the camera's 4k based on the current chip, and cropping it down to linear makes it 2.7k.

 

I guess maybe future releases may have an upgraded sensor in it to do full 4k in linear mode.

 

My question now is, does the Quik software remove fisheye? If so, does it take a really long time of processing?

 

Would it be better to do it this way, or to shoot at 2.7k linear and upscale it to 4k?

GoPro
Posts: 2,437

Re: No 4k in linear mode?

Hi @dennisa4374,

 

Fisheye effect removal is not supported by Quik. If you want to minimize the barrel distortion, you can check the video editing applications suggested in this article that may also have the lens correction feature included: https://gopro.com/help/articles/how_to/Programs-to-View-and-Edit-Videos

 

Hopefully this helps!

 

Ann

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Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: No 4k in linear mode?

Hi again, thanks for your tips. Ive been downloading and trying different editing programs, which has really made me realize how far behind I am. I used to be on top of them, but that was 20 years ago. Its frustrating because I feel I may have to relearn how to do just the basics in each program, only to find out it doesnt offer a barrel distortion fix and video stabilization. It seems some of the more popular programs are built with every bell and whistle possible, but when a noob like me looks at it it just makes me more confused. I just want to cut in and out, trim off the edges, piece it together, take ot the fisheye and stabilize.

So I ask you, do you know of any video editing programs that offer both? Preferrably ones that are more basic/easier to use?

GoPro
Posts: 8,949

Re: No 4k in linear mode?

Hi @dennisa4374

 

You can check this list of editing applications that work well with GoPro files as shared by a Hub member.

https://community.gopro.com/t5/GoPro-Apps-for-Desktop/Best-editing-software-for-rookies/m-p/243364#/...

 

If you would like product or tutorial videos to better understand this, I recommend searching online video hosting websites (such as Youtube, Vimeo, etc) for published videos or other 3rd party generated content. 

 

Thanks!

Ej