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Top 5 Photo Settings to Change on the GoPro Hero 5 Black

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Taking great photos on your GoPro Hero 5 Black means knowing your camera settings. Here are the top 5 settings to change in your GoPro Hero 5 Black to get the best photos. Switch from Video Mode to Photo Mode Set your field of view to WideIt appears as though this camera was engineered around being set in wide mode. The other FOV options seem to go through an internal conversion processs within the GoPro Camera and the picture just isn’t as good as what’s produced in Wide Mode. Enable ProtuneThis will give you additional control over specific settings on your GoPro. While GoPro does a decent job with producing a nice image using their built-in presets, having more control over your image by enabling Protune will give you a cleaner image for when you’re editing your photos later. Set your color to FLATHaving your color set to GoPro will make your photos extra “Contrasty” which will technically have less color information and details to work with in editing software. Only utilize the GoPro color setting if you intend to upload without any editing. Set Sharpness to LowThe internal settings do a good job, but again, you’ll want the ability to adjust that later with a nice clean image that hasn’t been affected by the Presets. Decrease the ISO MAX from 1600 to 800When you have an ISO of 1600, you will start to see a lot of grain in your photo. It is a lot easier to increase the exposure of a clean photo at a …

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Top 5 Video Settings to Change on the GoPro Hero 5 Black

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If you want to get the best footage out of your GoPro Hero 5 Black, there are some settings you might want to change. Here is my recommendation on the top settings to change for video on your GoPro Hero 5 Black. Resolution and FPS Settings First power on your camera and see that you are in video mode. Touch the camera icon and set the resolution to 2.7k rather than 1080p or 4k. This will allow you to utilize Image Stabilization with enough “extra” resolution to operate smoothly. This resolution will also give you enough of an image to stabilize the footage within editing software as well. This process will shrink your overall video frame down, and will degrade your overall quality. 2.7k will maintain the most quality and is therefore the best resolution setting if you have stabilization in mind. Set your FPS (Frames per second) to 60 FPS. Most footage will be viewed and edited at 30 FPS, so shooting at 60 FPS will allow you to smoothly slow down your video on your editing timeline. If you intend to do super slow motion, lower your resolution to 1080p and change FPS to 120 FPS. Camera Settings Swipe from right to left to access the Camera Settings Menu. These settings, such as shutter speed, will often reset or auto adjust when other settings are changed. Be sure to check your settings before you shoot again. Having Protune turned on gives you control over advanced settings like shutter speed. Set your shutter speed to double …