Scotty Laughland’s GoPro Quick Tips

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Get the best from your GoPro Hero 7

It’s pretty hard to go riding anywhere these days without seeing a GoPro on top of a helmet or strapped to a chest. For some people they’ve become a staple part of day-to-day riding. It’s easy to see why given their tiny size and weight, they’re the perfect tool for capturing the vistas you ride through, that section of sublime singletrack, or simply the carnage of riding with your mates.

They’ll work well straight out the box but we’ve got a few tips that could take your ride footage from good to great, thanks to Scotty Laughland who, it’s safe to say, has spent a lot of time mountain biking with a GoPro strapped to him:

A few easy GOPro Hero 7 tips

  1. Use 1080p resolution for everyday use
  2. For higher quality use 4k
  3. For 10X slo mo shoot down to 240fps
  4. Use hypersmooth for smooth footage
  5. Use protune to customise your footage
  6. ‘Wide’ provides good POV without a fisheye effect
  7. Lower shutter speed for cinematic motion blur

Tick, tick, tick, tick…

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