04-07-2019 04:14 AM
I have taken several video clips at resolutions of 1080, 1440 and 2.7k.
I have also varied the frame rate but not yet tried 100fps.
I have varied the aspect ratio and switched off stabilisation.
After seven different settings, I must conclude that the Hero 7 Black is a little lemon.
My iphone X takes better video at 1080 at 60fps at 16:9 than the Hero 7.
It was suggested on here that my iMac is too old to cope with the data speed of the Hero 7 (it's a 2010 27" iMac).
However, the iMac copes easily with the video from the iPhone X at 1080 and 60fps with 16:9 aspect ratio.
The video taken on the Hero 7 is grainy, mottled, out of focus and at 2.7k started to wobble.
I could accept that with the Hero7 at 2.7k, my ancient (2010) iMac might be too slow to cope, but not at the other resolutions and frame rates.
I am extremely disappointed with this Hero 7 Black and wish I'd stuck with the Hero 4 Black which was superb quality, but no stabilisation.
I've tried video clips without stabilisation on the Hero7 thinking that maybe there's a trade-off, but there was no difference in quality, apart from the shaking , which is to be expected.
My conclusion is that unfortunately, the Hero 7 Black is not fit for purpose.
I'll post some experimental clips in the attachment box below of video taken whilst driving,cycling and then to compare, a video whilst recreational skiing taken with my Hero 4 Black.
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The videos are on Youtube links. The quality is the same on the Mac. Good from the Hero 4 but terrible from the H7.
I think you will agree the difference in quality is very obvious.
There are also some work (teaching) videos taken with the iPhone X and edited in iMovie, as were the GoPro clips.
iPhone X - Obviously the iphone X videos were stationary so don't have the problem of fps at speed/action, but the resolution is still far superior to the Hero7
All the videos are from two of my Youtube channels and were made using iMovie running on OS High Sierra.