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Which resolution is best for GoPro Hero 2018?

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I got a GoPro Hero 2018 for my birthday. But what i want to know is which resolution is the best between 1440p and 1080p. (When you choose 1440p there will be black bars on the side)

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Re: Which resolution is best for GoPro Hero 2018?

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1440 is taller but more narrow. It will look good on Instagram and Facebook but not if you like the traditional movie format of 16:9. How are you editing your footage, what activity will you be using it for, and what will you be watching it on? For uploads to YouTube, 1080/60 is generally best.

People often will use the 4:3 format of 1440 when body mounting the camera for bike riding, surfing, or other similar activities as it captures more of the vertical image. You can then place it into a 1080 sequence timeline and stretch or zoom the video to fit 16:9.

If any of this is foreign to you, or your using the camera for more casual activities, just use 1080/60. 99% of the time, this is the resolution/frame rate that you want.

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Posts: 13,032

Re: Which resolution is best for GoPro Hero 2018?

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1440 is taller but more narrow. It will look good on Instagram and Facebook but not if you like the traditional movie format of 16:9. How are you editing your footage, what activity will you be using it for, and what will you be watching it on? For uploads to YouTube, 1080/60 is generally best.

People often will use the 4:3 format of 1440 when body mounting the camera for bike riding, surfing, or other similar activities as it captures more of the vertical image. You can then place it into a 1080 sequence timeline and stretch or zoom the video to fit 16:9.

If any of this is foreign to you, or your using the camera for more casual activities, just use 1080/60. 99% of the time, this is the resolution/frame rate that you want.