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Enthusiast
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-14-2017
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Fish eye correction for Sony x3000

 

Hi ,

 

Is there a way to correct the fish eye effect at video and photo recordings with the Sony X3000 action cam .

 

If software is the only solution , i have a IMac to edit video and photo's

 

Thx

Expert
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Registered: ‎11-02-2015
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Re: Fish eye correction for Sony x3000

You can select a more narrow field of view (only available in 1080p) or as you said already - remove it inside your editing software of choice.

I use Magix Video Pro to do it if necessary (which is rarely the case, since the lens distortion of the X3000 is already not that extreme to start with).
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Re: Fish eye correction for Sony x3000

Thx , yes when i use the narrow field its ok , but when recording in 4K i find the effct some time to much .

 

im working with IMovie, IPhoto and Aperture but there is no fish eye correction possible with these programs .

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Re: Fish eye correction for Sony x3000

Really? Maybe you find it under a different name?
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Registered: ‎05-27-2017
Message 5 of 28 (143 Views)

Re: Fish eye correction for Sony x3000


jiskefet wrote:

Thx , yes when i use the narrow field its ok , but when recording in 4K i find the effct some time to much .

 


 

Too much?  That's really odd.

 

Compared to the FDR-X1000V, the X3000 is near perfect in 4k.

 

 

Expert
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Message 6 of 28 (129 Views)

Re: Fish eye correction for Sony x3000

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True that.

I once made a comparison of both lenses FOV.

The X1000 uses the same lens as the HDR AS10, HDR AS 15, HDR AS20, HDR AS30, HDR AS100, HDR AS100 and HDR AS200.

The FDR X3000 uses the same lens as the HDR AS300.

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Message 7 of 28 (124 Views)

Re: Fish eye correction for Sony x3000

Thx ,

 

Yes its not as mutch as a lot of other action cams but still there is a fisheye effect , specially with trees or buildings , so if possible i like to make some corrections if possible .

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Registered: ‎07-14-2017
Message 8 of 28 (120 Views)

Re: Fish eye correction for Sony x3000

 

Just an other question , is there a quality difference between recording in MP4 or XAVC S ?

 

Thx

Expert
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Registered: ‎11-02-2015
Message 9 of 28 (113 Views)

Re: Fish eye correction for Sony x3000

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Yeah, MP4 is 28Mbit/s, XAVC-S is either 50Mbit/s (1080p 30 or 60fps), 60Mbit/s (4K; 1080p120fps or 720p240fps) or 100Mbit/s (4K; 1080p120fps or 720p240fps).

 

The higher the bitrate, the more detail the video can contain without artifacts appearing.

 

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Registered: ‎02-03-2016
Message 10 of 28 (76 Views)

Re: Fish eye correction for Sony x3000

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I don't think there is any software which lens corrects the X3000 properly.

 

I have been using NewblueFX Lens Correction in the Vegas video editor and it helps but you can only ever get a partial result - because the distortion in both the X1000 and the X3000 is not a straight barrel effect. It is more complicated.

 

This video

https://vimeo.com/225694043

has a small section in the middle which is lens corrected. That's about all that can be done.

 

In my Vimeo page I have loads of X1000 lens corrected videos and they show significant artefacts in the corners.

 

Regarding bitrate, at 1080P, it is very hard to see the difference between 25mbps and 50mbps, unless you have fast moving scenery. But you can't host the better bitrate anywhere. Even Vimeo compresses 1080P material to 5mbps and 4K material to 22mbps.

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