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How Can I Remove the Distortion (Fisheye) Effect in GoPro Studio?

by GoPro ‎09-30-2019 05:33 PM - edited ‎05-21-2020 10:45 PM

GoPro cameras are famous for their wide‐angle look. This is beneficial if you want your image to have a large field of view (FOV). However, in some situations you might want to reduce the FOV that you get when shooting in one of the camera’s wide modes. This can be done two ways - either through changing the FOV on the camera, or by removing the fisheye effect in GoPro Studio.

  • GoPro Studio

You can remove the fisheye effect to apply a “lens adjustment” to the converted GoPro CineForm file giving it a smaller FOV. Here's how you do it:

  1. In Step 1: View & Trim, select your clip and click Advanced Settings. (File must come from a GoPro camera with the original file naming convention)
  2. In Advanced Settings, check the Remove Fisheye option. Click OK.
  3. Add the clip to the Conversion List and then convert it. The fisheye effect will be removed, but you won't notice it until you view the file in Step 2.

You can also adjust the field of view directly on the camera itself(depends on the resolution that you're using). Check out this video to see the difference of each FOV, and then continue watching to see which FOVs are available per resolution setting. 

*******SPECIAL NOTE*******
The "Remove Fisheye Effect" will not work for HERO5 Cameras. The appropriate workaround is to use the Linear FOV.