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Sightseer
Posts: 8
HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips

Hello everybody !

 

I own a HERO6 with karma grip and I would like with tips to have a video of good quality the most stable possible. I have already done tests while walking in the street, and the video is not perfectly stable, we see the movements. I often film in 2.7K linear and I do not use protune, because I'm not a video pro and I do not want to edit afterwards. I just want beautiful and stable videos. Do you have any advice on the settings of my HERO6 or the use of Grip?

 

thank you,

Explorer
Posts: 13,046
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips
Stabilizing while walking is difficult because there is always a slight up and down movement. You can attach the Grip to a pole on wheels (like a selfie stick mounted to a skate board) or just attempt to counter your body movement with steps with how you hold the Grip. Be sure you aren't holding the Grip with the handle vertical, it should be closer to a horizontal position. I see a lot of people holding their stabilizers incorrectly this way.

2.7K Linear is fine but you should turn on Protune for the best quality. You don't need to adjust any settings, although lowering the max ISO and putting sharpness on medium generally looks better. Protune video doesn't need editing unless you change the color profile to Flat. With GoPro color on, it's basically the same as with Protune off but you get higher quality with increased bitrate.
Sightseer
Posts: 8
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips

Okay, thanks for your answer. So, you advise me what settings like in protune, I have never used this mode. Knowing that I film in 2.7K50 LNR.

Explorer
Posts: 13,046
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips
If you just turn it on you will have the same settings as you do now, but with higher bitrate/quality. All of the other settings require a little knowledge of photography/videography. If you want to learn more, I suggest you research ISO, White Balance and Shutter speed. This doesn't have to be just with GoPro cameras, as the concepts are the same with any camera.

For a better understanding of your GoPro camera, I suggest starting off on Abe Kislevitz site. http://abekislevitz.com/?catid=11

Don't just read about you model, but all of the GoPro cameras. Definitely read these:

http://abekislevitz.com/gopro-hero6-black/

http://abekislevitz.com/video-settings-in-the-hero5-black/

http://abekislevitz.com/understanding-video-in-the-hero4/
Sightseer
Posts: 8
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips

Thank you very much for this website, I did not know him. He's going to teach me a lot of things, that's for sure. I will learn with that. thank you very much.

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Sightseer
Posts: 8
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips
Why should you set Sharpening on low to get the best quality? it is not logical !
Explorer
Posts: 13,046
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips
It reduces the in camera processing. It really comes down to YOUR preferences. There are no, "Best" settings, only settings that you like best. For some, they don't like the digital processing of high sharpness. FOr others, they think it looks great and gives the video that signature GoPro look. Since you don't want to do any editing, High Sharpness is perfectly fine. If I'm sending my videos straight to social media or editing on the Quik mobile app, I use high sharpness and GoPro color. Because I like to edit and need to get the absolute best image for some of my projects, I often use Low or Medium sharpness with a Flat color profile and correct in an editor to my liking.
Sightseer
Posts: 8
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips

Okay, I just made some tests with different parameters. And indeed, I'm going to put the sharpness on high because I do not make any modification on a software then. I'm just editing and adding text and that's it !!

Sightseer
Posts: 8
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips

Hello

 

I have one last question to ask you. Which FOV do you advise me to spin with the Grip? because in the manual they say filming filming with a narrow fov to have a better stabilization. As I film in 2.7K I can film in linear and superview.

I often film while walking in the street for example.


« PRO TIP: The more narrow the FOV, the greater the effect of Video Stabilization. »

 

thanks

Explorer
Posts: 13,046
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips
That PRO TIP is regarding in camera EIS stabilization. For the Grip, it doesn't really matter what FOV you use. When spinning (I assume you are referring to a fast circular pan), the stabilizer will slow the motion and have a bit of lag (as it's designed to do) unless you either hold down the lock button or put the stabilizer in follow mode ( Double-click the Tilt Lock [ ] button).
Sightseer
Posts: 8
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips

when I walk you advise me to lock the gimbal or put it in tracking mode? because I do not lock it. It is difficult to have a perfectly stable image while walking.

Explorer
Posts: 13,046
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips
Yes, walking with a gimbal can be difficult. You should try both the follow mode and unlocked and see what works best for you. Technically, unlocked should hold the horizon better.
Sightseer
Posts: 8
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips

in fact I did not understand what it's all about to use the mode:
Stabilizer blocked
tracking mode
normal mode.
And what these modes depend on the activities that we film with the HERO6 ?

 

thanks

Explorer
Posts: 13,046
Re: HERO6 + Karma grip: Tips
Locked: Allows you to adjust where the stabilizer is looking in relation to the handle and then keep that position (suppose you want it looking upward, press the lock button, adjust the handle and then release. The gimbal will keep that orientation)

Follow mode: Since the stabilizer by default tries to stay level to the horizon, if you point the gimbal up or down it wont change the direction the stabilizer is looking. Putting it in follow mode forces the gimbal to look wherever you point the handle (good for following someone in a shot or when going down/up hill and you want the camera to look to where you are going)

Normal: Keeps the horizon level and slows left/right panning.