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Hiker
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360 footage from GoPro Max spins 180 when World Lock is OFF and Horizon Level is ON

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I have a 360 footage and when I set World Lock OFF and Horizon Level ON the view spins 180 degrees.

 

I’m holding the GoPro flat (one lens & screen facing ground, another facing sky, mount facing towards me), the lens that’s facing forward changes, the software decides to rotate the view.

 

I've recorded a short video:

 

IMG_2207.gif

 

This is export from Player, one anchor point in Reframe, in the beginning of video, Horizon Level ON:

 

hl-on.gif

 

Same video but with Horizon Level OFF:

 

hl-off.gif

 

Player version is 1.3.1, Mac. iOS app works the same way. Expectation is that even with Horizon Lock video should not rotate 180 degrees. Workaround — don't hold gopro flat, hold it sideways.

 

Some background, I was snowboarding, GoPro was mounted on a selfie stick, same alignment (flat relative to ground). And because I was constantly changing the angle how I hold the selfie stick (upwards relative to my hand, or downwards), I had the same effect.

 

Here are few threads with similar issues:

 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/Max-360-timelapse-playback-spins/td-p/632645

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/360-max-footage-keeps-spinning-How-do-I-stop-it/td-p/634621 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/GoPro-max-360-time-lapse-keeps-spinning-in-GoPro-Player/td-p/...

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/GoPro-Max-Video-Auto-Rotates-How-to-Correct/td-p/591401 

GoPro
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Re: 360 footage from GoPro Max spins 180 when World Lock is OFF and Horizon Level is ON

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Thank you for the details that you provided, @dfuse. IN using the GoPro Player, have you been able to test out the solutions provided in the 3rd and 4th links above? 

Hiker
Posts: 16

Re: 360 footage from GoPro Max spins 180 when World Lock is OFF and Horizon Level is ON

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Yes, I tried, none of them worked. Otherwise why would I post an issue along with links? If they'd helped, I'd just use the technique that worked )))

Hiker
Posts: 16

Re: 360 footage from GoPro Max spins 180 when World Lock is OFF and Horizon Level is ON

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One more thing. I reflected a bit on why did I hold the camera like I described, flat, screen facing up, and figured, that it's the most natural way.

 

I hold the the selfie stick with camera, screen facing me, I say "GoPro start recording", I look at screen to make sure recording has started, then I extend my hand with the stick and start riding. So camera ends up in this position almost every time. And it's very easy to tilt it. Here's how it looks:

 

IMG_2210.gif

 

It's very natural, so I think this issue is quite important. In any case, it's 360 camera, so users should not care how they hold it, Horizon Level should "just work".

GoPro
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Re: 360 footage from GoPro Max spins 180 when World Lock is OFF and Horizon Level is ON

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Thanks! @dfuse

 

We'll have this shared with the team.

We'll post back once we have an update.