kitenight11 wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:24 pm
Yes, even when it cannot see the horizon, it levels. How much quality do you need/what is your intentikn? If you want quality footage you take a red or dslr, but not a gopro with all the artefacts (if you want to see them).
You can calculate yourself what you get out of a 4k (4:3) video with high bitrate of 100mb/s and you decrease the resolution due to leveling of appr. 20%!
Quality decrease is not visible on any screens I watched the footage.
Sorry to say, but no, you can NOT calculate the decrease in quality in any way, as it depends on so many other factors and resolution is only one of them.
Bit rate extremely important too, but not the only factor either, SO many other parameters matters, especially when it is a bit darker, even just cloudy can change quality down a lot, and if close to sunset it goes down by a huge margin.
I always shoot in the highest possible resolution, which is 2704 x 2028 pixels and 4:3 so you dont miss anything (as 16:9 would) when you want to avoid the fisheye which IMO is horrible for pictures because of the distortions.
Red or DSLR cams are neither watertight nor small and NOT suited for our daily use at all, so not possible.
What I always seek, is the best quality (still pictures captured from video) for the smallest camera.
GoPro is till now the best I've found, it only has a few downsides, namely really bad in low light, worse than others, and its whitebalance sometimes go totally south.
But the quality when light, and its remote, and small size and no casing, is awesome.
Must say I think newold86 is correct about a lot of deterioration, he has some experience regarding this it seems.
But you say the opposite, so difficult to know which is correct.