Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What causes distortion in action cameras?, part of Editing GoPro HERO Photos and Videos with Lightroom and Photoshop.
- When shooting with a camera like the GoPro…or Quadcopter, you're gonna tend…to have a pretty wide field of view.…In many cases, this is a benefit.…These small cameras can capture a lot of action,…and that works quite well.…Rather than just seeing straight ahead,…it captures a wide angle,…and this really lets you bring the action in.…Of course, it can lead to unwanted distortion,…and when you take a look at the images after the fact,…you might wanna massage them a bit.…Remember, inside the cameras themselves are menu controls,…and depending upon the format that you're shooting,…you'll typically find up to three fields of view…that can be adjusted.…
It's up to you to decide which one you shoot with,…and of course, be sure to keep track of those settings.…Once you hit the post-production stage,…you could then correct that lens distortion.…This can be done for both stills and footage,…and remember, this is how the cameras were designed.…Some folks like the wide angle look.…It's part of the style that's developed…
Author Rich Harrington starts with the basics: importing and organizing photos, correcting distortion, adjusting color and exposure, and getting ready for print. He then moves on to working with video: developing color and exposure with adjustment layers and presets, and then rendering out the adjustments for editing in another application. He wraps things up with a short, fun tutorial on assembling a time-lapse sequence. Start watching and learn the skills you need to get the best-looking footage from the GoPro and other action cameras.
- Importing and organizing stills and video
- Correcting lens distortion
- Repairing color, contrast, and compression artifacts
- Improving exposure
- Boosting saturation and vibrance
- Sharpening and cropping
- Assembling panoramas
- Merging HDR images
- Building time-lapse sequences
Skill Level Intermediate
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GoPro HERO: Shooting Action Sportswith Richard Harrington1h 9m Intermediate
1. Importing and Organizing Images
2. Correcting Distortion
3. Adjusting Exposure
4. Adjusting Color
5. Getting Images Ready for Print
6. Working with Video Files from GoPro Cameras
7. Assembling a Time-Lapse Sequence
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