A slow-motion shot, as the name suggests, refers to a video whose speed can be slowed down. The newest GoPro – Hero 11 Black offers some top-notch specs, including 5.3K capability, super-fast performance, and a significantly better battery life. Thanks to its awesome processor that’s super-fast, you can now shoot slow-motion shots using your Hero 11 Black even at higher 4K and 5.3K resolutions.

GoPro Slow-motion shots look highly appealing to the eye and do an amazing job of highlighting all the important actions and details in the scene. The Hero 11 Black is capable of recording 2.7K/1080p footage at 240 fps with the Wide lens. This lets you slow things down to 8x normal speed during playback. So, you can catch amazing details that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye.

In this post, you’ll discover everything about GoPro Hero 11 Slow Motion.

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GoPro Hero 11 Slow Motion Settings


Given below are the three settings that you need to configure for Slow Motion shots on the GoPro Hero 11 Black:

  1. Frame Rate
  2. Resolution
  3. Light

Frame Rate

The higher the video frame rate (fps), the more you can slow down the video without adversely affecting its quality. Videos recorded at higher fps will also have more fluid motion with greater detail when watched in slow motion.

Normal-speed video is typically captured and played back at 30 fps. Therefore, a video that is captured at 60 fps can be played back at 2x slow motion (1/2 speed). Similarly, a video that is recorded at 120 fps can be played back at 4x slow motion (1/4 speed), and a video recorded at 240 fps can be played back at 8x slow motion (1/8 speed).

Resolution (FPS)

To achieve quality shots, you need to shoot with your Hero 11 Black at a high resolution. The same goes for slow-motion shots too. Higher video resolutions capture more detail and clarity for slow motion. But higher resolutions are generally available at lower fps values.

On the GoPro Hero 11 Black, you can have slow-motion shots even at a resolution as high as 5.3K. The Hero 11 Black can slow down the videos shot at 5.3K resolution by up to 2x. And if the resolution is 4K, you can slow it down by up to 4x. At 2.7K and 1180p HD resolutions, you can shoot super-slow-motion footage with speeds reduced by as much as 8x (1/8 speed)!

Here’s the rundown of frame rates offered by the GoPro Hero 11 Black at different resolutions:

  • 5.3K: 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps
  • 4K: 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps
  • 2.7K: 240, 200, 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps
  • 1180p: 240, 200, 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps

Light

Another thing that affects how your Hero 11 slow-motion shots will look is light. Choosing higher frame rates in your shots means that your Hero 11’s shutter will be opened for a shorter period. As a result, less light enters the sensor of the camera. This makes the footage darker and grainy looking.

So, I recommend that you don’t go overboard with increasing the frame rates in low-light scenarios. Consider using a light source when it’s getting dark and you still want super slow-motion footage.

 

Suggested GoPro Hero 11 Slow Motion Settings


Here are the recommended settings for shooting different activities with the GoPro Hero 11 Black:

  • If you want high-resolution super-slow-motion footage of rapid-action activities, like surfing, rafting, and skiing in broad daylight, choose may 1080p/240fps.
  • For capturing high-intensity sports such as cycling, biking, and driving, use 4K/120 fps.
  • In low-light, the best setting to avoid the graininess or noise in the footage is 5.3K/60fps.

 

How to Record Slow Motion Footage on GoPro Hero 11?


Here are the steps you need to follow for recording slow-motion footage on the GoPro Hero 11 Black:

  1. Tap the Slo-Mo shortcut to change the recording speed of your video before you start shooting.
  2. Use the slider to choose 2x, 4x, or 8x slow motion.
  3. Lastly, Press the Shutter button to start recording.

Note: Available speeds will vary based on the resolution and digital lens selected. For example, if you’re shooting in 4K resolution, the available speeds will be 2x and 4x, but in the case of 2.7K and 1180p, you’ll also get 8x.

In addition, you can also edit normally recorded GoPro footage for Slow Motion shots on your phone using the GoPro app. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Launch the GoPro app and create a new edit (or open an existing one).
  2. From the preview screen, click on the clips button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Now select the clip you would like to add the slow-motion effect to.
  4. A larger preview of the clip will appear. Now click on the scissor icon that is labeled trim (at the bottom).
  5. On the next screen, set the toggle labeled Slow Motion to ON. When you’re done click OK.
  6. Now you should be able to preview the slow-motion clip.

That’s it! You can now Save, export, and share the slow-motion footage.

 

Final Words


That was it about the best GoPro Hero 11 slow-motion settings. Use all these settings to achieve some epic slow-motion shots with your GoPro Hero 11 Black. But, note that in addition to these settings, you also need to follow certain basic guidelines to improve the quality of your slow-motion footage.

Here are some of these guidelines:

  • Avoid Taking Slo-Mo Shots in Dim/Dull Light
  • Get Close to the Subject
  • Hold the Camera in a Stable Position
  • Take Planned Shots

So, follow all the above-mentioned guidelines and use the best settings for your scenario for some highly appealing Hero 11 slow-motion shots.

 

Thanks for reading!

I hope this guide helped you learn about the best settings for creating some wonderful Slow Motion Shots with the GoPro Hero 11 🙂

 

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