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Tourist
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double exposures there is enough light

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Dear Sirs

why does my GOPRO7 make pictures who look like double exposures or shaky altough there is enough light?

 

Sincerely yours

 

Normann Marxer

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Nomad
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Re: double exposures there is enough light

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You have HDR photo mode enabled.  This basically produces High Dynamic Range photo's the way any other camera would, by taking 3 shots with different exposure levels to capture low, mid tones and highlights and then combines them into one shot.  It's a great way to get stunning photo's, however this should only be used if your camera is kept still or mounted on a tripod.  If it's being held by hand, your camera will be moved during the 3 exposures resulting in the type of ghosting you are seeing now.

 

So turn off HDR mode and either select photo or superphoto for hand held shots.

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Nomad
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Re: double exposures there is enough light

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You have HDR photo mode enabled.  This basically produces High Dynamic Range photo's the way any other camera would, by taking 3 shots with different exposure levels to capture low, mid tones and highlights and then combines them into one shot.  It's a great way to get stunning photo's, however this should only be used if your camera is kept still or mounted on a tripod.  If it's being held by hand, your camera will be moved during the 3 exposures resulting in the type of ghosting you are seeing now.

 

So turn off HDR mode and either select photo or superphoto for hand held shots.

Tourist
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Re: double exposures there is enough light

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Thank you for the reply - it was quit helpful. What I do not understand is the relative big time between the HDR exosures. I never had this problem with another camera.

Wishing you a Happy New Year

Sincerely Normann

Nomad
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Re: double exposures there is enough light

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If you had been using HDR mode on another camera that is hand held you would have the exact same issue.  With a DSLR camera the blurring would be worse as the camera needs to physically open and close the shutter 3 times which takes a lot of time compared to the GoPro.  Also when using a DSLR camera, they tend to be tripod mounted and not hand held for proper photography shots.  So it's a case of knowing how to use your camera and it's modes.  In this case, the HDR is quite fast and it's not a problem, the only issue was how the camera was being used (HDR handheld instead of superphoto handheld).