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What are your GoPro settings?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DomKane, May 4, 2013.

  1. DomKane

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    So I'm constantly changing my GoPro settings so different things, and wondered what you guys use? Here's mine (GoPro Hero 3 BLK)...

    1080p 60fps Wide = For most general flying.
    1080p 60fps Narrow = For steady flying in close shots (up trees/walls etc)
    720p 120fps Wide = For big altitude shots so I can slo-mo right down to act as stabilisation

    I find no matter what the setting is, unless it's in "Narrow" mode then any stabilisation in post-production is pointless as the horizontal FOV warps to **** in FCPX.

    I've just got a cheap 2-axis gimbal and hooked it up with servos yesterday... Seems to work alright, but I'm struggling to fine-tune the gain settings to get it to really cancel out the Phantoms movements. I think I may have to still shoot in "Narrow" mode and stabilise in post-prod with a gimbal too.

    Any tips or suggestions?
     
  2. Capodrone

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    Thannks for the GO Pro settings tips, i bought the hero3 but waiting for memory card to start using.

    Anyways really dumb question but did you A: balance your props B: have you tried the "nomojello" mount or the "VGE" mount?

    if not what is your current setup exactly?

    Go pro?

    Gimball mount?

    regular mount?

    Thanks - Monday Ill get my Midrosd card in the mail and try and see what works best, i have both of the above mounts i listed earlier as well as a knockoff gimball setup


    as far as gain tuning start at factory settings then go up 10 pts at a time.. or take away depending...
     
  3. DomKane

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    I balanced my props and have a VGE mount between my Phantom and my 2-axis gimbal which I installed yesterday, but I'm still tuning the gains on so it's a bit jerky at the mo.
     
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    I almost always shoot at 1080p60 Narrow because I hate the barrel distortion of medium and wide. I then change the settings in the edit software to playback at 1080p24 and I get a nice smooth playback. https://vimeo.com/65010723
     
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    Nice videos! I think I'm gonna start shooting in "narrow" mode because you can stabilise it in post-prod a bit better then... When it's medium/wide the horizontal line gets thrown out and looks terrible.
     
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    How do you set it to "narrow". I don't see that on my GoPro Hero 3 settings menu. They all show wide or ultra wide?
     
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    Have you got the latest firmware? On mine I see under 1080p W/M/N
     
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    just bought it a couple weeks ago. I'll look again.
     
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    I've been using ProDAD DeFishr to get rid of barrel distortion on my GoPro. Sony Vegas 12 also does a pretty good job of getting rid of the shakes (especially with ProDAD's Mercalli plugin). You can see the results at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OrH9_FToos not pro quality but good enough for gub'mint work.