02-11-2019 01:47 PM - edited 02-11-2019 01:48 PM
A few things:
- This is my second Hero7 Black. I returned the first a few weeks ago becuase it kept freezing and would not turn off. The updates did not help. When I would use the playback function on the first GoPro, the video playback on the camera screen had pretty good quality with little to no distortion.
- My current Hero7 Black works great (v1.70), however, the camera screen exhibits a weird (wavy/glare/blurry) distortion when I playback video. When I download the video to my Mackbook, it looks fine.
Here is a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcAnezN-FjE&feature=youtu.be
The ocean becomes blurry and the sand has a weird wave/glare effect. It gets worse as the video progresses. The video was recorded with protune off, 1440/60ffps. I also recorded some snowboarding recently using protune and the snow had the same effect, but not as severe (maybe because it was overcast?).
Anyone else experiencing this?
02-12-2019 09:22 AM
When you play back video on your GoPro camera, you're actually playing a seperate file completely from the file you recorded, you are actually playing back an LRV file (Low Resolution Video). This combined with the waves and sand pattern recorded could possibly give off a moire effect during the playback. I couldn't actually see anything that looked "bad" on the youtube video, but then again you're recording a tiny screen playing back an LRV through youtube compression.
The LCD playback is supposed to be for reference only, so adjusting settings, maybe highlighting parts of a clip or quick playback of what you recorded. I would say if anything you have a cosmetic fault and not an operating fault. So it's up to yourself whether you can live with it or if you want to exchange your GoPro for another one.
Does the same thing happen if you change your recording format? 1080P or 2.7K wide?
02-12-2019 04:25 PM
02-13-2019 05:13 AM
it is normal when play a LRV (Low Resolution Video) to see this "moire"
look at the three branches in my video - is the same.
the fine detailes are "jumping"
because the resolution the video/photo is played/displayed is too low ("pixels" too big) than the needed for those fine details.
nothing wrong to me.
this does not affect the actual footage at full resolution.
02-13-2019 05:29 AM