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New To GoPro. Settings Starting Point?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by thevolkp, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. thevolkp

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    I just got my first GoPro. It's a Hero 3+ Black Edition. I will be using video from my FC40 for no particular purpose other than flying around in the country. Can someone tell me some setting starting points?
     
  2. QYV

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    do you at least understand what the settings are? for example
    FPS - frames per second higher number = smoother video
    FOV - field of view. higher fov = more curve / fisheye effect on video

    so I used the GoPro app via wifi (which I never fly with the wifi on, but on the ground to change settings sure) to set the default power-up state to be video... as opposed to stills or timelapse.

    I typically run in 1080p so that I can have Medium FOV (minimal curve) and 60fps because imo the movement looks really smooth in the recordings, better than the higher resolutions and lower fps.

    2.7k I think also has a medium fov, granted it's a lower framerate but it still looks fine. I never run 4k because while the image quality is great, the super low framerate (again imo) yields jerky video when you're flying around in a Phantom.
     
  3. thevolkp

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    Thanks. Yes I understand the terminology. Also found something on YouTube that confirms what you stated.

    Thanks again.