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Sightseer
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Video looks like **bleep**

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Hero 3+ video looks like 240p even tho recording 1080p 60fps

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Explorer
Posts: 13,033

Re: Video looks like **bleep**

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A couple of things. First, when viewing through the app you are watching a LRV (Low resolution video) file, not the full resolution mp4. Second, you are recording at night, which is not the best use case for a small sensor action camera.

There isn't much you can do with the HERO3+ Silver as there are no Protune options available. In low light you want to use a slow frame rate like 30fps to allow more time for the sensor to be exposed. That's about the only adjustment you can make.

For better video quality, record in well lit environments. That being said, you should first look at the actual mp4 video on a computer. It might be good enough for you. If not, you will have more options and a much better overall camera if you trade up from the HERO3+ Silver. However, it still wont change the fact that action cameras are best suited for well lit activities and aren't so great at night.

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Explorer
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Re: Video looks like **bleep**

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Nomad
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Re: Video looks like **bleep**

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Can you upload an original unedited video to youtube and post the link here?  We may be able to see what the issue is and suggest a fix.

Sightseer
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Re: Video looks like **bleep**

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https://youtu.be/_U-G8lv10lk Thanks for the reply hope this tells you whats wrong. Dont mind it being upside down thats just how i had it mounted.
Explorer
Posts: 13,033

Re: Video looks like **bleep**

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A couple of things. First, when viewing through the app you are watching a LRV (Low resolution video) file, not the full resolution mp4. Second, you are recording at night, which is not the best use case for a small sensor action camera.

There isn't much you can do with the HERO3+ Silver as there are no Protune options available. In low light you want to use a slow frame rate like 30fps to allow more time for the sensor to be exposed. That's about the only adjustment you can make.

For better video quality, record in well lit environments. That being said, you should first look at the actual mp4 video on a computer. It might be good enough for you. If not, you will have more options and a much better overall camera if you trade up from the HERO3+ Silver. However, it still wont change the fact that action cameras are best suited for well lit activities and aren't so great at night.