How do I create video that is similar in quality to

with an actioncam? Currently I'm using a Rollei 5S WIFI, and more often than not, I can without significant loss of image quality downscale to 360p. Yes, that is a pointer to how good and how sharp the image quality at 1080p is. See
. But even the GoPro Hero 4 is not much better

Is that a lens issue, is that a CCD issue? I noticed, that most 4K videos do not show quick movement. It seems that they put their camera on a tripod and start recording very slow scenes, which is why there's hardly any blur. That seems to be one option to improve image quality.

My question is, how do I create footage that has nearly the same quality as

but is taken by an action cam?

Also including post-production.

  • The quality you perceive in the "slow" videos isn't from the lack of motion blur, it's from the stability of the camera. In the ones where the camera is moving, it's attached to a gimbal or crane or dolly or slider. That's one thing you can do to make your footage look better. You'll never be able to alter your camera's dynamic range or change the focal length of the built in lens, for instance, but you can do your best to hold your production standards high. Lighting your scene well would be a good first step. Jan 26, 2016 at 1:01

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The Simple answer is going to be "No" That may sound harsh but you cannot as there are so many factors that were involved with this video unless you want to buy similar kit to the guys who made the video. The main thing being the camera and lenses they used Tech spec: Red Epic (M642) w/ Ti Canon Mount Canon 24-70mm F2.8 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 Canon 100mm f/2.8 Canon 70-200 f/2.8 Adobe Premiere CC and DaVinci Resolve Freefly System MOVI M10

Your action camera, while it can record 4k video cannot compete with RED RAW files nor can the lens compete with the dedicated lenses listed above.

Now to answer the question: to achieve this type of video quality would be to invest in a better camera that can use different lenses and has good quality video capabilities, now having a RED EPIC is great but also having a HUGE budget is great but there are small decent cameras that can record 4k like the BMCC or Panasonic GH4 or Canon C500 etc but besides having the best kit in the world you would need to know how to use it all and probably have a team to help.

With the post-production any decent NLE can achieve this but it is knowing how to edit that is the skill.

Hope that helps and doesnt sound to bitchy

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