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Tourist
Posts: 5

Why is my GoPro 7 stutter As I pan

I have notice on my new 7 black when I pan from side to side their is a stutter in image I updated it at the time I got it.

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Adventurer
Posts: 9,726

Re: Why is my GoPro 7 stutter As I pan

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The stutter in panning occurs because you have Hypersmooth stabilization turned on. The EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) within the camera is attempting to keep your image from having movement (stabilized). If the movement is too slow the gyro sensor does not interpret the slow panning movement of the camera as intentional, so it fights your panning movement until there is no more room in the image for correction. Once this occurs, there is a jump to the new image (stutter).

Ideally, GoPro will be able to provide stabilization options for the HERO7 Black so that a less aggressive stabilization can be chosen for scenic shots. As it stands now, only the action aspect of stabilization is available (at it's core, the HERO7 Black is an action camera). If stabilization options are not added, then it's hoped that the sensitivity of the Gyro can be improved. Of course, since the HERO7 is an action camera, how much they can change gyro sensitivity without negatively effecting the action stabilization of Hypersmooth is the challenge. Until a new firmware is released to address the panning stutter, it's best to keep stabilization OFF for scenic shots such as this.

Hiker
Posts: 35

Re: Why is my GoPro 7 stutter As I pan

I think the gyro sensitivity is just fine and is not the culprit. Its the programming and lack of optional tweaked modes (like for general walking around). The cheap Y4K+ side by side does perfect panning stabalisation therefore the GP7 is certainly capable for sure... just needs action from GoPro to implement rather than sit and do nothing about it. Heres hoping...

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Why is my GoPro 7 stutter As I pan

It was between GoPro and Sony I really though by all of the online videos that I saw that this go pro would be a better choice I guest I was wrong my 3+black is great but I have to use a stabilizer and if I’m thinking of water sports than pop the water proff case 😡
Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Why is my GoPro 7 stutter As I pan

When I removed the hypersmooth no stablelizer it did not get jerky but that to me seems fullish I will probably return before my 30 days are up
Nomad
Posts: 332

Re: Why is my GoPro 7 stutter As I pan

Agreed, it's a joke that you can't pan without the Hypersmooth rendering your footage completely unusable. Every other camera with EIS does not have this issue as is rightly pointed out with the Yi (and all other gopro models for that matter). It's a flaw with the new stabilisation, not just a general limitation with EIS as @danielr15 will have you believe. Gopro fix this!!!
Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Why is my GoPro 7 stutter As I pan

Thank everyone that has taken time to reply I hope GoPro finds a solution before i return it to them.
Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Why is my GoPro 7 stutter As I pan

Same issue here. I use my gopros on my freestyle miniquad and my session 5 has a smoother stutter free image compared to the Hero 7 Black with image stabilization on.  I like to fly fairly smootly at times for the scenery, but as mentioned in this thread the video has stuttering which is a no go for me and i'm considering returning the cam and sticking to my lighter Session 5.