Ideal GoPro Hero 8 Settings for FPV

Published on 8 January 2022 06:59 PM
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When you get into FPV drones, you probably want to record video from your drone, and if you want high quality video, you probably would consider a GoPro. Personally, I use a GoPro Hero 8, and these are the settings I use to optimize for different situations.

Linear Flying

One of my favorite shots to get is flying low and fast, getting motion blur from the ground. In this case, I think 30fps looks decent.

  • 30FPS
  • 4K (4:3)
  • 1/60 shutter speed
  • Lowest possible ISO
  • ReelSteady or Gyroflow

Cinewhoop Indoor Style Flying

In the case of cinewhoop-style flying, 30FPS does not look good; I find that it feels disorienting to look at video from a yaw because the field of view is so wide, but increasing the FPS helps to compensate (and I do like the wide FOV).

  • 60FPS
  • 2.7K (4:3)
  • 1/120 shutter speed
  • Lowest possible ISO
  • ReelSteady or Gyroflow

Acrobatic Freestyle

Who isn't curious about freestyle when they get into FPV? The thing is, I don't want my freestyle flight to look as smooth as my cinematic-styled flights. For this reason, I use hypersmooth instead of post-processing stabilization.

  • 60FPS
  • 2.7K (4:3)
  • 1/120 shutter speed
  • Lowest possible ISO
  • Hypersmooth

Do you think you have better settings? Leave a comment letting me know what I can improve.