FAQ: RockSteady vs GoPro HyperSmooth
How to enable RockSteady in DJI Osmo Action (I only see EIS logo)?
RockSteady is automatically enabled when you choose the capable Resolution and FPS combinations. You will see the blue "RockSteady" mark in the Resolution/Frame rate settings. If you see "EIS" instead, just update the firmware of DJI Osmo Action.
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How to update the DJI Osmo Action Firmware to enable RockSteady?
With DJI Mimo App
Step 1. Download DJI Mimo App on your mobile.
Step 2. Tap at the camera icon in Mimo to connect with your Osmo Action, select your device and make sure the verification code is identical.
Step 3. You will see "New firmware available. Return to home to update." Click home icon, and download the firmware. Osmo Action will finish the update process automatically.
With Micro SD card
Step 1. Download the latest Osmo Action Firmware from DJI's official site.
Step 2. Copy it to the root directory of a microSD card.
Step 3. Insert the miscroSD card into Osmo Action, and power on the camera. It will automatically update when the file is detected. You just wait until it’s done.
How to turn off RockSteady / Hypersmooth?
Just tap at the RockSteady logo to turn it off on DJI camera. To turn off Hypersmooth in GoPro, tap at video settings to toggle off.
Can I use RockSteady / Hypersmooth in HDR videos?
No. Osmo Action allows you to film High Dynamic Range videos, but RockSteady doesn't support HDR mode. GoPro Hero 7 doesn’t support HDR videos at all.
Hypersmooth is not enabled in certain FOV, how about RockSteady?
DJI Osmo Action doesn't offer a manual switch between the viewing angles, comparing to GoPro's linear, wide, super wide options. In this regard, you might be slightly disappointed if you want a wider view in certain scenarios to include more details. You can use below chart as a guide to see which resolutions, FPS and FOV supports HyperSmooth and Standard Stabilization on GoPro Hero7 Black and GoPro Hero6 Black.
Have strange effects in low light when stabilization is enabled?
GoPro: EIS is not enabled in low light scenarios on GoPro Hero6/5. Though HyperSmooth (first introduced in Hero 7 Black) can be enabled in low light, it used to cause strange effects. To deal with these strange effects inevitably caused by EIS in low light, GoPro release an update of firmware v1.61 on Dec 11, 2018. With this update, HyperSmooth will now dynamically change the level of stabilization with regard to different light conditions at night.
DJI: RockSteady can be set on in low light scenarios. However, DJI doesn't give any information on whether RockSteady adopts dynamic change in the level of stabilization for now.
Is stabilization to be blamed for image flickering in low light?
For low light scenarios, especially when you are shooting at night under fluorescent lamp, you might notice a flickering in the image. That's not one of those strange effects caused by enabling EIS, but due to wrong FPS settings. You have either wrongly chosen the NTSC set of 240,120,60,30,24 fps when you are in PAL region, or PAL set of 200,100,50,25,24 fps when you live in NTSC region.