TECH TIP TUESDAY #23: CROPPING 4K UHD VIDEOS FOR HD ZOOM!!

TECH TIP TUESDAY #23
CROPPING 4K UHD VIDEOS FOR HD ZOOM!!

The 4K setting on your action camera is great for getting ultra-crisp footage, however, did you know that you can crop that footage, anywhere within the frame, to create a zoomed clip, and still retain the HD quality? Below is a clip filmed in 4K, cropped to 720P HD giving you an effective 3x zoom. This is really useful for underwater surveys etc where you may need to get a closer view. By filming in 4K you always have that option, and with the new GoPro Hero 6 offering 4K at 60FPS, this setting is now on par with what most people are using at 1080P (ie 50 or 60 FPS).