I totally agree with you. I switched to the DJI Osmo Action for all those reasons and the hydrophobic lenses and screens. Never had the Osmo freeze or crash on me since I had it. I have high hopes for the Insta360 1R. If it works as advertised it will replace my Max, Osmo Action and Osmo Pocket. Fingers crossed.mr_daruman wrote: ↑Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:57 amMan am I the only to think that this new gopro 6, 7, 8 design is a piece of s###? Recording image quality is great, Im talking about the body design, interface and toughness.
However you clean it salt and water gets in and the doors jam after a month. The camera freezes/overheats. That god damm awfull touchscreen menu drives me nuts.
This camera is definitely NOT sea sports friendly.
Hi Peter,Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:28 amGunnar and kitenight11, if its a std mp4 file, the program for leveling could be used for ALL mp4 video files from any cam with same resolution.
Or is it a different mp4 file from the Hero 8 (or Max when leveling turned off), which contains additional data so only this file can be leveled afterwards via software?
Havent found much or any info in the reviews, regarding this...
The principle is great kitenight11, because when you do it afterwards, you dont lose picture quality in the frame rates for captures, no cropping in the raw mp4 video
- and if you want to make video also, you can autolevel it meaning a bit of crop, but so what, smooth video where quality isnt much or any issue, compared to pictures.
But can it level all mp4 files, with same resolution, or???
Trying to understand how it works and which options you got
The Gyro and GPS Data are stored seperatly in a different file on the card. They are not embedded in the raw video file.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:58 pmThanks Gunnar, but I think I got it right, before my last post, having checked just prior.
The Max can do auto leveling "In camera" yes.
But one can also set the Max up for post auto leveling (a detailed review said at least)
Whereas the Hero 8 can only be done post, yes.
That much is clear - but what you said makes sense, and was my question:
The Hero 8 (and apparently also the Max if set up for post sw leveling) has gyro data in the datastream, so it can be done post, and ONLY on this (these) cams then
Not sure I understand if one can disable these data (via motion steadiness maybe), or are they always present?
As if a signficant part of the bitrate, it will decrease picture/video quality.
If only a few percent it does not matter though
I like the Hero 8 has 4K in the 4:3 mode now (the only one I use), as earlier it was 2.7K in this mode.
So maybe the 8 will still be just as good, or better in picture quality than the Hero 6 and 7?
Have to dive deeper into the specs and tests, maybe reading the user manuals before asking
If you want to do everything in post, the Max is also better. You have the app for the computer and FCPX and Premiere can reframe. And remember you don't loose resolution with the Max in 360 mode. You don't need to copy the entire files across for that.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:38 amThanks, the whole idea and setup sounds perfect
A shame leveling can only be done with small devices, and not in laptops/computers
Transferring all the 4 GB files to a mobile, and from the mobile to a computer for editing afterwards, each time, is a big turnoff and extremely time consuming
If the only way, one could say "What were they thinking?"
Hope this can be solved, will keep my existing cams till something better or a solution on this issue comes one day...
Could a workaround be using a computer android emulator and run the app
Does anyone know, have tried?