So I got a new Hero5 for Christmas, but when I tried it out at Buttonwillow this month the results were disappointing.
I mounted it with the GoPro suction cup on the back window of my Elise (I don't have a harness bar and wanted to capture both what I was doing with the wheel, and, obviously, the track ahead, so I could see my line). The main problem was that the footage of the track was really white/washed out, and I wasn't able to correct it with the editing software (though that could be due to my inexperience).
I figure I must be doing something wrong as I see lots of in-car videos from the track in which you can see in front of the car pretty clearly.
What resolution and fps do you guys use at the track? I'm pretty sure I had it on the default settings (using protune?).
I should add that it was foggy and overcast which may partly explain the poor quality of the footage (but I did a test drive on the road this week and it was also not great, despite the weather being better).
Is it possible that the camera on the rear window is too far away?
One other thing - in the pits the footage out front looked much clearer until I climbed into the car and the camera seemed to go out of focus (so that the pit lane asphalt became blurry). It seemed as if the camera changed focus to my helmet?
Sorry for the long post; and thanks in advance for any help.
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