I cannot tell you how excited I am about the launch of the new GoPro Hero 7 for a runner this camera is the answer to our prayers!
In 2016 when I bought my first GoPro I bought the Hero 4 Silver. It’s a great little camera which films in 1080p High Definition at 60 frames per second. It certainly did the job & I’ve captured some great videos but the downfall of this camera is the inevitable shake you get from movement, & the camera does nothing to stabilise it, & the audio is not great.
Also the camera is not waterproof & for running this is sometimes essential so a water proof housing is needed, this makes audio quality even worse.
The way I got round this was to stabilise the footage & tinker with volume levels in editing. In 2016 YouTube had an online editing tool & I could split my footage, stabilise the bits I wanted & the YouTube bots would do the rest.
In 2017 YouTube removed this editor feature completely but you had the ‘enhancements’ tab, where you could no longer split your video & stabilise parts but you could stabilise the whole video you’d uploaded. This caused some issues for me. For example my animated intro & outro have a moving logo, the software detects this as shake & makes the logo drift about the screen.
It’s not perfect but at least the running footage was stabilised & looked good.
Fast forward to 2018 YouTube removed the stabilisation from the enhancement tab. At the time I was absolutely baffled as to why they’d done this it must be a feature used by many action sports youtubers to remove shake?
The other way to stabilise footage is to use a 3 axis Gimbal when filming but this is a clunky hand held thing which is not conducive to running marathon races, it’s extra weight, fiddly when you need a gel or a drink, how the heck do you keep it dry if it rains? Just too much faff & I’ve never bothered with them.
Then the GoPro Hero 7 was announced which boasts much higher filming specs 1080p in 240 frames per second & 4K in 60 frames per second but the new feature that really got me excited is called….
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