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Very bad picture and video quality - Gopro Hero 5 Black

I have Protune on, 2.7k is grainy, blurry and compressed doesnt even look like 720.... 

 

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Re: Very bad picture and video quality - Gopro Hero 5 Black

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The camera has a pretty small sensor so you're not going to get the best performance in lighting like what you've choose in this picture. The grain is going to be present if you are using the default max ISO. Also, when using Protune you will get more image noise due to the log curve profile. This is by design but if you are not using pro grade editing software, it will be hard to compensate for.

Your first step is to record with Protune turned off. If the image is acceptable to you, there is no need to turn Protune on.

Whether you use Protune or not, if you are going to shoot video in this low light then you will want to use 24fps (30fps maximum).

If you are going to use Protune, you will need to make adjustments to get the best picture (again, the log curve of Protune will induce some image noise to increase the dynamic range, but it is workable).

To reduce grain you need to set the ISO max to 400 (800 in this light will probably be necessary and will result in some noise but will have less grain than 1600). You can also try adjusting the shutter speed. 1/24 might allow you to lower the ISO to an acceptable level (possibly even as low as ISO100) but might require having the camera mounted to a stationary object and will introduce more motion blur into your video.

Setting your sharpness level on medium or low might also help.

Finally, you might want to consider setting the WB manually as well. Your shooting directly at two different light sources and it seems to be effecting the auto WB a bit (it's best to have the light source behind the camera when possible).

 

For more info on the Protune settings you can also check out this article https://gopro.com/help/articles/Question_Answer/Advanced-Protune-Controls-Explained

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Explorer
Posts: 13,002

Re: Very bad picture and video quality - Gopro Hero 5 Black

[ Edited ]

The camera has a pretty small sensor so you're not going to get the best performance in lighting like what you've choose in this picture. The grain is going to be present if you are using the default max ISO. Also, when using Protune you will get more image noise due to the log curve profile. This is by design but if you are not using pro grade editing software, it will be hard to compensate for.

Your first step is to record with Protune turned off. If the image is acceptable to you, there is no need to turn Protune on.

Whether you use Protune or not, if you are going to shoot video in this low light then you will want to use 24fps (30fps maximum).

If you are going to use Protune, you will need to make adjustments to get the best picture (again, the log curve of Protune will induce some image noise to increase the dynamic range, but it is workable).

To reduce grain you need to set the ISO max to 400 (800 in this light will probably be necessary and will result in some noise but will have less grain than 1600). You can also try adjusting the shutter speed. 1/24 might allow you to lower the ISO to an acceptable level (possibly even as low as ISO100) but might require having the camera mounted to a stationary object and will introduce more motion blur into your video.

Setting your sharpness level on medium or low might also help.

Finally, you might want to consider setting the WB manually as well. Your shooting directly at two different light sources and it seems to be effecting the auto WB a bit (it's best to have the light source behind the camera when possible).

 

For more info on the Protune settings you can also check out this article https://gopro.com/help/articles/Question_Answer/Advanced-Protune-Controls-Explained