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Tourist
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centre of photos blurry hero3+

Hi everyone I have had my GoPro 3+ black edition since it came out and has worked great , now all of a sudden the photos are rubbish , the centre of photo ( th image I would like it to focus on) is blurry and rest of photo is perfect, 

used to use it for my dog agility and captured the dogs perefect and now its not working , 

any ideas or is the camera at its end of life , cheers 


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Explorer
Posts: 12,211

Re: centre of photos blurry hero3+

Looking at the Exif of the picture it reveals that the camera shot the image with an ISO 400 and shutter of 1/14.  The subject is moving.  With a shutter this slow, it makes sense that the dog would look blurry.  I understand that you say it is also blurry with the dog sitting still, but are you shooting hand held or with a tripod?  Objects in the background will not be effected as strongly as objects in the foreground.  Since you are shooting indoors and using a low ISO, the camera has to use a slower shutter.  The slower shutter results in longer exposure, which in turn, results in motion blur.

 

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GoPro
Posts: 10,671

Re: centre of photos blurry hero3+

 

Hi @garethg7

 

Did you have ProTune turned on? Do you still remember the settings used?

Try taking photos with and without the standard case and see if it makes a difference.

 

So we can assess the issue further, it will be best if you can share some sample photos.

 

Thanks!

Ej

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: centre of photos blurry hero3+

Thanks for reply

I never had pro tune turned on ever , but I tried it on and never made a difference , also tried different cases and out the case and still the same , all photos blurry

I always used burst photo as it was fast moving subject ( dog jumping ) so was 30/3
Did I factory reset and also formatted the SD card but still the same , photos blurry in middle ,it’s alsp doing the blurry thing on a standard photo with dog sitting there and not moving,when there is nothing to focus in photo as in no person or item , the photo is perfect , so taking photo of a landscape it works ok , 

only photo I have as I formatted the card to see if that helped ,this is a burst photo of dog catching a ball which worked before plenty times in past 3FD02515-E6BC-4DFB-B664-585E8F0C3E61.jpeg

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Explorer
Posts: 12,211

Re: centre of photos blurry hero3+

Looking at the Exif of the picture it reveals that the camera shot the image with an ISO 400 and shutter of 1/14.  The subject is moving.  With a shutter this slow, it makes sense that the dog would look blurry.  I understand that you say it is also blurry with the dog sitting still, but are you shooting hand held or with a tripod?  Objects in the background will not be effected as strongly as objects in the foreground.  Since you are shooting indoors and using a low ISO, the camera has to use a slower shutter.  The slower shutter results in longer exposure, which in turn, results in motion blur.

 

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: centre of photos blurry hero3+

I honestly can say I didn’t know you could change the iso on GoPro here 3+ ,thank you for that , I will have a play about with it , Iv never used it before on the GoPro , will play about and see what happens
Tourist
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Re: centre of photos blurry hero3+

Thanks for the help, changed the iso and the photo works , thank you so much CB6C956C-B6F8-48E1-8793-85995E51E8FF.jpeg

Explorer
Posts: 12,211

Re: centre of photos blurry hero3+

Awesome, glad it helped.

Cute dog!