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Poor hypersmooth 2.7k 60fps Hero7 Black

I thought the 1.7 update fixed this problem but, having started recording at 60fps again, the poor hypersmooth performance is still quite noticeable.  Hypersmooth works great when shotting at 30fps.  Is the processor unable to handle the extra work when shooting at 60fps ?

 

Here is the video shot 2.7k@60fps.  The weird wobbles and nudges are obvious.  

https://youtu.be/tPHiIaj9qis

Uploaded by Tavis Gustafson on 2019-06-27.

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GoPro
Posts: 2,900

Re: Poor hypersmooth 2.7k 60fps Hero7 Black

@troyg75706, @davek5408, thanks for reaching out. If you haven't done yet, manually reinstalling the firmware update of the camera can help correct any errors with the current software installation. Follow the manual update instructions specified in this article: Software Update Instructions for HERO7 Cameras

 

I reckon that what might be happening is one of HyperSmooth's limitation as best explained in this article: GoPro HERO7 Black

 

You can also check the details provided through the following link concerning HERO7 Black's low light performance: 

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Hiker
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Re: Poor hypersmooth 2.7k 60fps Hero7 Black

sorry i can't offer any insight but replying here to follow any updates provided by gopro staff. i just bought a hero7 and this is just another issue on a growing list of problems i'm having with the camera. can't believe how sloppy some of the implementation of the tech is, especially considering they are the market leader and this is a 7th gen product. buggy firmware, unpredictable performance with same or similar settings and environment, laughable 'noise reduction' at higher ISOs that just blurs everything into oblivion (not motion blur, some kind of weird high-pass filter). is it really too much to ask, to at least get similar quality to what we get out of mobile phones with even smaller or same-size sensors?

GoPro
Posts: 2,900

Re: Poor hypersmooth 2.7k 60fps Hero7 Black

@troyg75706, @davek5408, thanks for reaching out. If you haven't done yet, manually reinstalling the firmware update of the camera can help correct any errors with the current software installation. Follow the manual update instructions specified in this article: Software Update Instructions for HERO7 Cameras

 

I reckon that what might be happening is one of HyperSmooth's limitation as best explained in this article: GoPro HERO7 Black

 

You can also check the details provided through the following link concerning HERO7 Black's low light performance: 

Hiker
Posts: 10

Re: Poor hypersmooth 2.7k 60fps Hero7 Black

Thanks for the input. I now believe this shakiness was caused by low light conditions. i was using a fairly dark ND filter and clouds were blocking the direct sun. 

Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Poor hypersmooth 2.7k 60fps Hero7 Black

@troyg75706 yeah ND is typically great for getting cinematic motion blur (even a small amount) but every little bit of lost light hinders the gopro’s EIS system. There is a neat trick to get motion blur in post however. If you record at 60fps but output your edited video at 30fps, you can use plugins to stack the “in between” frames (also called frame blending) so you get an approximation of motion blur, that looks good when watching at normal speed. You can even take this a step further if you are willing to stabilize in post using “Reelsteady GO” - you can record unstabilized 120fps or 240fps footage, giving you far more unused “tween” frames to blend when creating your motion blur in editing
Hiker
Posts: 10

Re: Poor hypersmooth 2.7k 60fps Hero7 Black

The reason I use ND filters is to increase the exposure time just enough to eliminate the jello effect caused by vibrations of a quadcopter.

Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Poor hypersmooth 2.7k 60fps Hero7 Black

Yeah good point. Some good info here on how to make a cheap quad vibration dampener using zip ties: https://www.reelsteady.com/pages/go-drone-info
Explorer
Posts: 11,707

Re: Poor hypersmooth 2.7k 60fps Hero7 Black

Just a little FYI. You need a shutter of at least 1/240 for decent stabilization. The faster the shutter the better the stabilization will be. Motion blur is a killer for EIS.