In the second episode of the GoPro Field Guide, we meet up mountainside with Media Team members Abe Kislevitz and Caleb Farro to hear their take on Resolutions, Frame rates, and Fields of View. Abe walks us through the different resolutions, from 4K all the way down to WVGA and their respective frame rates. He clues us in about the best uses for each of the modes, from POV, follow cam, slo-motion and gear mounted shots, to the best modes for YouTube and Instagram videos. Abe points out that there is a trade off between high frame rate and high resolution.
Another option that GoPro users have to customize their footage is Field of View. Changing the Field of View between Wide, Medium, and Narrow is essentially the same thing as zooming in, but it does this by cropping in on the sensor instead of digitally zooming, which means higher quality footage. For the best results, Abe suggests having an end goal in mind and experimenting with different resolutions, frame rates, and fields of views to achieve this.
Don’t forget to watch Episodes 1 and 3 of the GoPro Field Guide to get you capturing like the pros!
As always, happy capturing!
You might see examples of extreme use in this video. Please take appropriate precautions to ensure your own safety, the safety of those around you, and to protect your GoPro camera.