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what are the best settings for video of hand movement

Hi 

I am using video of hand movement to look at use of everyday items. Indoor LED light levels are good.

I need to minimise blur as much as possible so that finger images remain sharp. Can anyone  advise on best settings  for a Hero 7

and on the optimum distance of camera from the hand being filmed please?


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Re: what are the best settings for video of hand movement

 

Hi @isobelh420,

 

I just want to know if you have a specific angle or point of view. 

 

Where do you usually place the camera?

Is it mounted on your body or fixed location?

 

Regards,

-Jay 

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Re: what are the best settings for video of hand movement

Along with what @graytree76514 suggested, you might want to try an even more detailed approach. Shutter speed is what determines the amount of motion blur. The faster your shutter, the less motion blur (but also less light). What resolution do you need? Since your camera is mounted and wont be needing stabilization, 2.7K/120fps with a max shutter speed of 1/1920 is a good place to start.

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GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: what are the best settings for video of hand movement

 

Hi @isobelh420,

 

I just want to know if you have a specific angle or point of view. 

 

Where do you usually place the camera?

Is it mounted on your body or fixed location?

 

Regards,

-Jay 

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: what are the best settings for video of hand movement

Hi Jay

Thanks for replying.

The camera is mounted on a Shorty tripod around 40cm from the item being grasped and angled down to get the best view of the fingers grasping the item. 

Isobel

 

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Re: what are the best settings for video of hand movement

 

Hi @isobelh420,

 

You can try to use this settings but feel free to adjust.

Protune On

ISO 100 to 400

EV 0 

FPS 60 

Auto White Blance

Auto Shutterspeed

 

Regards,

-Jay

Explorer
Posts: 11,231

Re: what are the best settings for video of hand movement

Along with what @graytree76514 suggested, you might want to try an even more detailed approach. Shutter speed is what determines the amount of motion blur. The faster your shutter, the less motion blur (but also less light). What resolution do you need? Since your camera is mounted and wont be needing stabilization, 2.7K/120fps with a max shutter speed of 1/1920 is a good place to start.
Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: what are the best settings for video of hand movement

Hi Jay

This is just the advice I was hoping for, thank you so much!

I will give these settings a go.

Isobel

 

Tourist
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Re: what are the best settings for video of hand movement

Fantastic to have this additional advice. I will try both settings and see how things look. 

Thanks so much!

Isobel

Explorer
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Re: what are the best settings for video of hand movement

Please let us know what settings ultimately work best so we can pass it on to others who might have similar questions.