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What is Horizon Leveling?

by GoPro GoPro ‎10-02-2019 09:52 PM - edited ‎10-08-2019 01:02 AM
What is Horizon Leveling and how can I utilize this feature with GoPro products?
Where does it apply?
  • GoPro App - Android & iOS
  • GoPro MAX
  • HERO8 Black

With the addition of the HERO8 Black and GoPro MAX, we are introducing Horizon Leveling! This allows you to capture that silky-smooth cinematic look whether you're getting sideways, flipping through the air or chasing your kids. This feature will only level your videos on the horizontal axis, meaning that any movement from panning up or down will still be visible in your shots.

Below are instructions for enabling Horizon leveling:

GoPro App (HERO8 Black/MAX on HERO mode)



PRO TIP: Update your MAX camera to take advantage of Horizon Leveling.

You can choose to have Auto Horizon Leveling toggled ON or OFF. When toggled ON, the auto-leveling is done directly on the camera. You can see the menu settings below. 
  1.   User-added image  
  2. User-added image  
  3. User-added image

Note: The HERO8 Black does not have the option to toggle Horizon leveling ON or OFF on the camera.


GoPro App - works on HERO8 Black/GoPro MAX on HERO mode

PRO TIP: Before getting started, please note that Horizon Leveling only works on videos recorded with 200 frames per second or less!
  1. After recording some great footage, connect your camera to your mobile device and download your media to the GoPro App.
  2. Open the MEDIAUser-added image - gallery and select your desired clip.
  3. If you only want to edit the single clip, press User-added image, select FRAME and tap HORIZON to enable it. Now watch the GoPro app work its magic and level out your footage!
           User-added image

You can also enable Horizon leveling in a multi-clip edit by editing the individual clip on your timeline and selecting FRAME as mentioned in step 3 above.