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Sightseer
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What is true bitrates in GoPro Hero5 Black - is Mb/s or MB/s

What is true bitrates in GoPro Hero5 Black - is Mb/s or MB/s ?
because 1B = 8b
Bitrates 60Mb/s = 7,5MB/s

GoPro
Posts: 1,755

Re: What is true bitrates in GoPro Hero5 Black - is Mb/s or MB/s

Hi @jaroslavb73

 

The data rate for the HERO5 Black– and all GoPro cameras, for that fact– are in megabits, not megabytes. Hope that clears up any confusion!

Hiker
Posts: 19

Re: What is true bitrates in GoPro Hero5 Black - is Mb/s or MB/s

All i can tell, that bitrate and compression using stabilisation are making extremely poor quality. Paused video is comparable to jpg saved with quality of "1".
But no idea what are the bitrates for particular vifeo modes.
GoPro
Posts: 1,755

Re: What is true bitrates in GoPro Hero5 Black - is Mb/s or MB/s

Hi @glogowski

 

Can you post a screenshot of the poor quality you are seeing so we can take a look?

Hiker
Posts: 19

Re: What is true bitrates in GoPro Hero5 Black - is Mb/s or MB/s

@mattbsure - screengrabs made in VLC from .mp4 SOOC

Dynamic movement
vlcsnap-1091-02-26-14h02m21s489.png

Static:
vlcsnap-6898-05-17-19h05m23s166.png

I've read somewhere, that 60fps bitrate is the same as for 30fps. No idea if that's true, actually hard to believe, but if so - that could be the problem (60fps would have half the quality). This was @60fps with stabilisation, perfect light conditions.

GoPro
Posts: 1,755

Re: What is true bitrates in GoPro Hero5 Black - is Mb/s or MB/s

Hi @glogowski

 

I do agree that the first of the photos looks lower in quality than most screen grabs that I see, though that may be because the dog is moving and there may be some motion blur there. It looks like the grab is taken from a 1080p video, which also won't be the most ideal for grabbing shots from a video. 

 

Depending on what camera you've got, I'd say it's best to go with a 2.7K video at 60fps to get a higher resolution photo and still have the frame rate high enough that you avoid some of that motion blur. 

 

All in all, however, still photos will give you a much better quality than screen grabs from a video. 

Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: What is true bitrates in GoPro Hero5 Black - is Mb/s or MB/s

I just came back from filming with the hero 5 for the first time. 1080p 60fps. footage practically unusable because of all the noise or artifacts or whatever you want to call it... kind of disappointed. Is this because of the stabilization?? Just look at the ground... it's a mess. And it definitely is not motion blur.

 

Screen Shot 2017-02-18 at 6.06.52 PM.png

Nomad
Posts: 107

Re: What is true bitrates in GoPro Hero5 Black - is Mb/s or MB/s

Both of these photos look like bitrate problems. The Hero 5 Black can record up to 60 megabits per second (or 7.5 megabytes per second). This "blocky" effect is most often seen in fast moving action where the bitrate is not high enough to "describe" the image as it is constantly changing. When the video is static, the image isn't constantly changing and therefore the bitrate is high enough to "describe" the changes in the image.