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TheRepo
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Hello, is there any chance on getting a Superview-like mode like the one in the Hero 7? Asking this because i bought the Osmo Action but since i'm a biker i think it's a very important feature and now i feel like i want to send the osmo back and buy a Hero 7.
The superview should be a software feature, so do you think would it be possible to get it in next firmware updates? Maybe usable with an higher resolution than 1080p and with rocksteady on...
9-19 02:26
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Hi, thank you for bringing this query for us. As of the moment. we don't have this feature for the DJI Osmo Action. However, we will directly forward this suggestion of yours to our designated department for attention. Thank you for your kind and understanding. Cheers!
9-19 08:15
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Can you explain what "superview mode" is?
9-19 08:45
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ff22 Posted at 9-19 08:45
Can you explain what "superview mode" is?

It's the famous GoPro mode that enable the camera to record video in 4:3 to gain FOV and then stretch the image to reach the 16:9 ratio. Here is a link that explain the feature:
https://it.gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/What-is-SuperView

And here is a video where you can see differences of FOV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8i6fUzM9Zg
9-19 23:28
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TheRepo Posted at 9-19 23:28
It's the famous GoPro mode that enable the camera to record video in 4:3 to gain FOV and then stretch the image to reach the 16:9 ratio. Here is a link that explain the feature:
https://it.gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/What-is-SuperView

Thanks very much for the info and links.  Technology is amazing - they stretch out the sides or edges to fill the frame - neat trick.
9-20 08:37
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It's a core feature for bikers... Since GoPro will announce hero 8 next 1 October, i'll send back my osmo. Thank you very much
9-22 10:30
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I also found Osmo Action to be fairly better than Hero 7 Black in every importat way, except the missing SuperView mode. As a mountainbiker, I truly miss this feature. As it is purely software function, I would love for it to be in some future FW update.
10-20 11:17
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It’s not an easy option like in the GoPro, but for interest you can achieve similar

10-20 12:53
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MKosmo Posted at 10-20 12:53
It’s not an easy option like in the GoPro, but for interest you can achieve similar


Thanks a lot for the great video! I have one question though: How can an almost %30 crop on a sensor which has 4000 pixels of width in total, still have 3840 pixels resolution?
10-20 17:18
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CemAygun Posted at 10-20 17:18
Thanks a lot for the great video! I have one question though: How can an almost %30 crop on a sensor which has 4000 pixels of width in total, still have 3840 pixels resolution?

It was actually a video I had on in the background so I didn’t pay attention to the details.   Was there a flaw in some of the explanation then ?
10-21 12:21
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MKosmo Posted at 10-21 12:21
It was actually a video I had on in the background so I didn’t pay attention to the details.   Was there a flaw in some of the explanation then ?

No, not at at all! It was an honest question...

This has been bugging me for quite some time, although nobody talks about it; and I think your video shows the source of my confusion clearly:

Recording 4K with a 9MP resolution sensor (that is the 16:9 portion of the 12MP AO sensor) uses almost everything the sensor has got. You really have a narrow margin on the sides before you reach the total of 3840 pixels (horizontal) you need. If you crop beyond that, you are not "really" recording at the resolution you claim any more...

Your video perfectly shows how much OA crops into the sensor with all the functions enabled. For the life of me, I honestly cannot understand how OA can do that, and still get a real 4K, 3840 pixel readout...

Unless, of course, it can not, which then would open a whole new can of worms; so I would rather not go there yet
10-21 17:07
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CemAygun Posted at 10-21 17:07
No, not at at all! It was an honest question...

This has been bugging me for quite some time, although nobody talks about it; and I think your video shows the source of my confusion clearly:

Ahh, I understand your point now.

I suspect the answer is the one we don’t want to think about !   For each crop it can only be having less than the 4K pixels and must be up scaling back up to a 4K frame- hence loosing detail.

I remember reading the optimum resolution was 2.7k/30 for use with rocksteady and this may be why, perhaps you still get the full 2.7k with the crop ?
10-22 11:16
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TheRepo Posted at 9-22 10:30
It's a core feature for bikers... Since GoPro will announce hero 8 next 1 October, i'll send back my osmo. Thank you very much

You can do the same thing with the Osmo Action, but you'll just have to distort it in post.  

The GoPro SuperView is just taking a full sensor 4:3 instead of 16:9 video, it then distorts it automatically down to a 16:9.  

With the Osmo Action, you can also do a full sensor 4:3 video that has a wider view than its default 16:9.  But then in post, you will just need to do the distortion to stretch it back into the 16:9 view.
However, it would be nice for the Osmo Action to have an option to just do it all in camera like the GoPro does.
10-22 11:50
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MKosmo Posted at 10-22 11:16
Ahh, I understand your point now.

I suspect the answer is the one we don’t want to think about !   For each crop it can only be having less than the 4K pixels and must be up scaling back up to a 4K frame- hence loosing detail.

I believe so... My rough estimate for the biggest crop (ratios from your video, thanks again) puts it at around 2900 pixels wide, so 2.7K should be fine
10-22 18:17
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