Go Back   theDIBB > DIBB Community > DIBBing > Photo, Video & Vlogs
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Photo, Video & Vlogs Photography, Video and Vlog discussions
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 5 Aug 18, 04:41 AM  
Link to this Post
#1
jessicawabbit
Excited about Disney
 
jessicawabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 14
Go Pro Hero 6 Issues

Just a rant.

Bought a Go Pro Hero 6 for the hols (here now) to replace our old camera and take to DC and the water parks as its waterproof.

Couple of days in after doing the lazy river at Discovery Cove it starts to sporadically run through the settings and the screen becomes unresponsive. Missed around half a days experience. Such a shame and lost memories.

Dried it out over night in the garage and it came back to life. However black lines on the screen which thankfully do not affect the recordings.

A little splash around in the pool a few days later and the Go Pro went AWOL again. Drying out in the garage seemed to have sorted it again however more black lines.

Not used it near water since but each day I switch it back on more black lines appear (about 40% of the screen now) however the recordings are ok. With a bit of luck we'll make the end of our hols being able to see what we are recording

Purchased off Amazon, so don't expect any issues in returning it. Shame as the picture clarity and stabilisation at 2.7K@50FPS is fantastic.

Edited at 04:43 AM.
jessicawabbit is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 5 Aug 18, 06:08 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
malt1977
slightly serious Dibber
 
Join Date: Jun 11
Location: Jersey
Thats unfortunate and extremely frustrating for you, I really hope it lasts and that Amazon can do something for you.

Enjoy the rest of your trip and please keep us updated on the outcome with Amazon as it might be very helpful to others.
malt1977 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
WDW trip #15
Reply With Quote
Unread 5 Aug 18, 07:00 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
BerkshireBugsy
VIP Dibber

 
BerkshireBugsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 15
Mobile

I bought a hero 6 for our Florida trip and apart from the short battery life it has worked fine.

However I also bought a karma grip (stabiluser) which failed at Heathrow on the way out so never got used for the holiday which was a dissapointment.

Did you shoot in 2k7 to avoid the fish eye effect? I did.
__________________
New trippies coming ...
BerkshireBugsy is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 5 Aug 18, 02:31 PM  
Link to this Post
#4
jessicawabbit
Thread Starter
Excited about Disney
 
jessicawabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 14
Thanks for the replies.

Originally Posted by BerkshireBugsy View Post
I bought a hero 6 for our Florida trip and apart from the short battery life it has worked fine.

However I also bought a karma grip (stabiluser) which failed at Heathrow on the way out so never got used for the holiday which was a dissapointment.

Did you shoot in 2k7 to avoid the fish eye effect? I did.
Shooting in 2.7K lets you shoot in both linear and fish eye. The most important for me over 4K and 2.7K is the stabilisation, its brilliant.

I like shooting in both linear and fish eye (didn't think I would like fish eye, but at least its a positive I've found with the Go Pro)

I have watched a few tutorials on removing the fish eye post production in Adobe Premiere. If I don't like the footage when I get home I'll be giving that a go :-)

Edited at 02:32 PM.
jessicawabbit is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 5 Aug 18, 03:20 PM  
Link to this Post
#5
BerkshireBugsy
VIP Dibber

 
BerkshireBugsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 15
Mobile

Originally Posted by jessicawabbit View Post
Thanks for the replies.



Shooting in 2.7K lets you shoot in both linear and fish eye. The most important for me over 4K and 2.7K is the stabilisation, its brilliant.

I like shooting in both linear and fish eye (didn't think I would like fish eye, but at least its a positive I've found with the Go Pro)

I have watched a few tutorials on removing the fish eye post production in Adobe Premiere. If I don't like the footage when I get home I'll be giving that a go :-)
I did play with removing fish eye in an editor but it increases the rendering time but is certainly an option
__________________
New trippies coming ...
BerkshireBugsy is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 5 Aug 18, 11:33 PM  
Link to this Post
#6
jessicawabbit
Thread Starter
Excited about Disney
 
jessicawabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 14
Definitely more black lines visible today. Still enough real-estate to see what I'm pointing the Go Pro at though and only another 2 full days left for it to survice :-)

Originally Posted by BerkshireBugsy View Post
I did play with removing fish eye in an editor but it increases the rendering time but is certainly an option
Good to know it works. I'll let it render overnight if I have to :-)
jessicawabbit is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 6 Aug 18, 07:24 AM  
Link to this Post
#7
BerkshireBugsy
VIP Dibber

 
BerkshireBugsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 15
Mobile

Originally Posted by jessicawabbit View Post
Definitely more black lines visible today. Still enough real-estate to see what I'm pointing the Go Pro at though and only another 2 full days left for it to survice :-)



Good to know it works. I'll let it render overnight if I have to :-)
I bought some software for Windows called power director. It has some presents in it for adjusting fish eye distortion which works very well. You just select the make and model number and apply it to the cottage and it does it all for you. Obviously this will cause some re-rendering but that can't be avoided.
__________________
New trippies coming ...
BerkshireBugsy is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 6 Aug 18, 03:55 PM  
Link to this Post
#8
jessicawabbit
Thread Starter
Excited about Disney
 
jessicawabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 14
RIP GO PRO HERO 6

Arrived at the Epcot parking lot last night for our Frozen Dessert Party. Switched the Go Pro on (as you do) and nothing but a black screen. Hit record with the intention of checking later at the villa that it still recorded and it still does. However, completely useless when you can't see what you record.

Now only if I hadn't disabled wi-fi (in an attempt to conserve the outrageous battery life) I could have used my iPhone as a view finder

Some character meets tonight, so iPhone and D7500 as backups.

Will be returning the Go Pro to Amazon on our return. Don't envisage any issues so will be looking for an alternative.

Grateful for any suggestions, although not water proof the Sony FDR-AX53 looks good.

Originally Posted by BerkshireBugsy View Post
I bought some software for Windows called power director. It has some presents in it for adjusting fish eye distortion which works very well. You just select the make and model number and apply it to the cottage and it does it all for you. Obviously this will cause some re-rendering but that can't be avoided.
Thanks BerkshireBugsy, will take a gander. Hopefully the fish eye footage I've taken will work well on a bigger screen. If not then I'll definitely removing it.
jessicawabbit is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Buy and Sell DVC

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TravelPlanners

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
Covent Garden FX  $1.2891
FAIRFX  $1.2750
John Lewis  $1.2811
M&S  $1.2610
Post Office  $1.2545
Sainsburys  $1.2754
Travelex  $1.2723
Updated: 00:30 17/02/2020

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
Covent Garden FX  €1.1879
FAIRFX  €1.1770
John Lewis  €1.1820
M&S  €1.1624
Post Office  €1.1560
Sainsburys  €1.1774
Travelex  €1.1738
Updated: 00:30 17/02/2020

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Sun 16th Feb 7:39pm
Now: 22C/72F
Moderate Rain
Moderate Rain
Cloud Cover: 90%
Rainfall: 1.78mm
Wind: 3mph - E Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1018mb
Humidity: 88%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 00:30 17/02/2020