[Newly Updated] It is widely believed that the new arriving Dji Osmo Action prevails over GoPro Hero 7 Black in image stabilization performance. This core advantage of Dji Osmo Action camera is attributed to RockSteady, the electronic image stabilization (EIS) combined with complex algorithms. However, neither GoPro Hero 7's Hypersmooth nor Dji Osmo's RockSteady mode can be used in shooting high fps videos, e.g. 1080p@120fps and above.
Seriously, the anti-shaking ability of GoPro camera is always complained by sports enthusiasts, if there is no 3-axix gimbal. Read on to see what situations will cause shakiness in video shooting and how to fix shaky videos in an easiest manner.
- "I have a full suspension bike and the GoPro Hero 5. When I'm riding downhill, the vibration and shake on my 4K GoPro footage is so unbearable that it's not even worth showing anyone. The trail jumps around like crazy with every little rock and when the trail is smooth, the surrounding scenery tears real bad so I can barely tell what it is. Worse than that, it seems that it's losing focus all of sudden."
Since most GoProers shoot videos in movement or sports, GoPro videos are more likely to jerk and shake. Among them, 4K videos take on more risk – 6 out of 10 ultra HD videos will go shaky, because the built-in stabilization even in Hero 6 is useless in many situations at 2160p. For example, 4K @50fps and 4K @60fps videos filmed in low light, riding, surfing, running and skiing, as well as slow motion videos will certainly go wobbly in bare GoPro videography.
If your 4K GoPro video already has shakiness, you can turn to post-processing: remove the shakes through (GoPro) video stabilization software – VideoProc. It will analyze original video, track motion vectors, get absolute motion vectors, move the entire frame, and get a relatively subject stabilized image through certain motion compensation. It will deliver gimbal-style super-stabilised 4K video that is better than the result from HyperSmooth mode of GoPro Hero 7 Black.