In this article we will recommend the best GoPro5 Session camera settings for FPV, that I found gives the best image quality for flight videos.
Popular resolution for FPV videos are compared in the following table: (assuming Protune is on)
|bit rate||Superview||60fps with Superview|
|1080p||45Mbps @ 60fps||Yes||Yes|
|2.4K||60Mbps @ 48fps||Yes @ 30fps||No|
|4K||60Mbps @ 30fps||No||No|
For the best resolution for FPV videos from GoPro session 5 would be 2.4K at 30fps with superview. When you scale it down to 1080p for uploading you will get a crisper image than filming at 1080p.
If you want superview with 60fps, then 1080p would be the go to option.
First of all, let’s have a look at the bit rate under different resolutions:
- 1080p 60fps – 45Mb/s
- 2.4K and 4K 60fps – 60Mb/s
Apparently GoPro has a maximum bit rate of 60Mb/s, 2.4K and 4K have the same bit rate. That means if you are using 4K you will effectively have less image quality per pixel than 2.4K.
There are also other downsides to 4K, such as the lack of 60fps, and Superview isn’t possible at 4K which is a feature preferred by many mini quad pilots.
2.4K only support superview at 30fps. The highest FPS is 48, but then you have to turn off superview to set it that high.
Setting for GoPro Session 5
I prefer to enable Protune for FPV.
- Flat – the video would look more neutral and low in contrast
- GoPro Color – the result would look very vivid and nice
Basically Flat Color has higher image detail and allows more room for the user to “color edit” the footage later. It’s not designed for direct consumption, but for post colour grading process. If you are doing post video editing and want to change the look of the video, you should try “Flat color” otherwise just stick with “GoPro Color”.
I like to leave this at medium.