06-26-2019 09:36 PM
So I have recently purchased a Hero7 Black and the video quality at any iso above 200 is shocking. Of course I don't expect miracles with these tiny sensors, but this software/firmware level image degradation is insanity. Bright areas are fine, but anything in the shadows is blurred into oblivion, clearly in a failed attempt to hide the noise levels expected from a tiny sensor.
Look at the comparison I found below. The image on the right is exactly how the Hero7 Black performs - total blurring of detail making it completely useless and unable to be fixed with great software like Neat Video, which would work wonders on the footage shown in the left image. The footage on the left from the older camera is noisy of course, but doesn't obliterate the detail as the Hero 6 and Hero 7 do. Is there any way to disable this horrendous software noise reduction? if not, I'll have to return this camera for a refund :(
Look in particular at the areas circled in each side of the frame. Obviously ISO6400 is not the norm for this camera, but severe grain is far more desirable and useful than a splotchy, muddy, blurred mess with a visual resolution of about 240p!
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