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GoPro Hero 5 Black WDR Photos Explained ( wide dynamic range)

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What is GoPro WDR

So if you own a GoPro Hero 5 black you may have noticed a setting in the photo options called WDR that can be enabled when taking single photos. WDR stands for wide dynamic range and basically allows your GoPro to capture more detail in dark and light areas. WDR is similar to traditional HDR photos were as a camera will take 3 different exposures and merge them all together into one photo. This allows for more even exposures in the highlights and lowlights. More detail becomes visible in dark area of the photograph resulting in a more pleasing photo. When WDR is enabled your Hero 5 does this in the background and you are presented with a beautifully exposed photograph in JPG format.

As you can see in this comparison photo with WDR enabled, there is much more detail in the darker areas.

How To Enable WDR Photos on Your Hero 5 Black

To enable WDR on your GoPro Hero 5, swipe from the right while in photo mode to bring up the photo options, continue swiping until you come to the WDR screen. Click the button to enable WDR. And done! all your photos will now have the benefits of the GoPro wide dynamic range feature.

Just this week GoPro release an update to the Hero 5 black that allows you to now capture photo time-lapses with WDR enabled.

Here is another example of WDR at work. In normal shooting mode the bright sunny sky cause shadowy areas to be washed out. With WDR enable you can see much more detail in the dark areas of the photo.

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GoPro Hero 6 Black Drive-Lapse Interval Comparison

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Last year I made a video comparing different intervals when creating a drive-lapse (Driving Timelapse) with the Hero 5 Black. I decided to make an updated video using the Hero 6 Black as it is summer time and there are going to be many hitting the roads and adventuring this summer. This is a good resource to see how different intervals effect the look of your finished drive-lapse. In the test video I used intervals of .5 second, 1 second, 2 second and 5 second. You will notice in the video that the .5 second and 1 second intervals are most appealing and pleasing to the eye. The 2 second and 5 second intervals can look a bit jumpy.

With that said, there is definitely some uses for the higher intervals. For example if you are going on a long road trip and want to time-lapse it, using a low interval will leave you with a very long video when your done. A 5 second interval will leave you with a much more dramatic video that is shorter and won’t bore you viewers.

Filmed on a GoPro Hero 6 Black: https://amzn.to/2KrQPZu

 

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Beginners Guide To LumaFusion | Mobile Video Editing On Your iPad

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Welcome to our beginners guide to LumaFusion. LumaFusion is a great mobile video editing app for those who want to edit GoPro, Drone and Smart Phone footage on their mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads. Not only is LumaFusion a powerful feature rich video editor that can handle 3 tracks of 4K video, it is also great for new users as it has a simple clean interface that is easy to learn.

In this video we cover all the basics to get you up and running and publishing your very first video. Some of the subjects we cover include.

  • The user interface of LumaFusion
  • Opening existing projects and starting a brand new project.
  • Browsing and previewing media on your device.
  • Trimming and adding video to you timeline.
  • cutting, splitting and deleting media from your timeline.
  • Adding and adjusting transitions to your videos
  • editing the audio properties of your videos.
  • adding music to you project.
  • Creating and editing titles.
  • Color correcting videos in your timeline.
  • Exporting your video to your camera roll.

Stay tuned as we will be creating more LumaFusion tutorials soon covering advance editing techniques.

The equipment I use for mobile editing.

10.5 iPad Pro: https://amzn.to/2JyLSJt
Apple Pencil: https://amzn.to/2JvJUt3
Apple Card Reader: https://amzn.to/2I4McQD
Wireless Hard Drive: https://amzn.to/2KeDWy5
Rode VideoMic Me: https://amzn.to/2r3c9Zm

The Equipment I film with.

GoPro Hero 6 Black: https://amzn.to/2LchoOX
FeiyuTech G6: https://amzn.to/2IlCiJo
Mavic Air (DJI Website) https://goo.gl/t74LaQ
Mavic Air (Amazon) http://amzn.to/2EccQaM

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