ND filters are essential for creating professional-looking videos. ‘Why?’ you ask? The video settings of the GoPro are simply too limited for always achieving the best possible exposure for the lighting conditions one’s in. Especially shooting in bright daylight can be a challenge.
In this video I go over my cinematic video setting for the GoPro Hero 9 and how to use ND filters to get the best possible results – professional looking video.
Creating time-lapse video is super fun! A sequence of single images are being combined to a video that shows your scene change dramatically over time. This could be the movement of clouds, stars, or even the day turn to night.
In this video, I am going over the settings for creating a professional-looking time-lapse video with the GoPro Hero 9. Here are some shooting intervals to get you started:
1 second Moving traffic Fast-moving clouds Drivelapses
1- 3 seconds Sunsets and sunrises Slower moving clouds Crowds
15 – 30 seconds Moving shadows Sun or moon across sky Stars (15 – 60 seconds)
1 – 3 minutes Growing plants Construction sights
Once you are done shooting your image sequence, follow the steps as outlined in the following tutorial to create your final video clip.
GoPros aren’t renowned for their low light capabilities, however with the right settings, the results can be pleasing. In this GoPro low light tutorial, I go over all relevant settings, like shutter speed, ISO, and picture profiles. I explain what they mean and how to use them.
For the very best results you want to keep your ISO as low as possible, use a low framerate and low shutter speed. The settings that I usually use are:
Now that the new GoPro Hero 9 Black can take 20MP still photos, I thought it is a good idea to go over my recommended photo settings. I cover the different output formats – standard, HDR, and SuperPhoto. I also go over the ProTune settings, explaining what they mean and how to use them. Just in case you are interested in the Adobe Lightroom presets that I use, you can get them here: https://sellfy.com/rehaalev. Have fun shooting photos with your new GoPro!
Let’s assume you just bought the new GoPro HERO 9 Black and you would like to know how to best set it up for filmmaking. I got you covered. In this video I go over the video settings, explain what they are and how to use them: resolutions, frame rates, and field of view (FOV), and more. I hope this helps!