Since the first days of GoPros, shaky pov footage has always been a problem and without an often time laborious process in post you just had to live with it. Well not anymore.
GoPro’s new HERO7 Black comes with a “gimbal-like” digital image stabilization called “HyperSmooth” that is impressive in demonstration. Basically the the HyperSmooth feature compensates for shake by cropping images slightly and warping their edges for a more seamless effect. The stabilization system works really well in the promotional material but only time will tell how well it works for you average GoPro enthusiast once its hits the market. Here’s how GoPro describes the new product:
“This is HERO7 Black, the most advanced GoPro ever. With HyperSmooth stabilization, you get insanely smooth, gimbal‑like video—without the gimbal. And with TimeWarp, you can capture mesmerizing, stabilized time lapse video as you move through a scene. There’s also a new SuperPhoto mode that delivers the best, most brilliant images automatically. Want to stream amazing moments as they happen? Now you can with live streaming and the GoPro app. To put it simply, HERO7 Black completely changes the game.”
Here’s some extended side by side footage. You be the judge of how well the new stabilization technology works in action:
And here’s another bit of demo footy from a road biker on a gravel road at The Bird:
The GoPro HERO7 Black is available for pre-order now for $399.99. You get a free SD card and if you’re not happy with the product they have 30-Day money back guarantee with free return shipping. SHOP HERE.