First question:

Do these two video captures look like the same for you?GoPro Hero 9 (GoPro9) footage on a sunny day with Gopro Color and AWB

GoPro Hero 9 (GoPro9) footage on a sunny day with Flat Color and Native auto white balance.

Then stop reading, don't waste your time and enjoy your GoPro 9 videos.

Second question:

Do you really feel that Gopro can do it much better and provide a LUT to make the most of the camera obtaining faithful colours and the maximum possible dynamic range of this small sensor as its competitors do?

I think so too, but after searching and searching and not finding anything decent in the whole network I had to do the job myself. More than 50 hours of work, a lot of tests and:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F3HbCVIklEIzZInkyfvB5annbXIcZbxY/view?usp=sharing

How to use it, very simple:

In any video mode of your Gopro9 and only for Gopro9 V1.22 (not tested in other firmware versions)

Gopro9 Config: Color Flat, WB Native, -0.5 EV, sharpness medium, Bitrate High.

In your favourite video editing software:

  • Apply the LUT,

  • Correct the WB (is precalibrated for sunny, so you always will have to correct the WB for cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent, night etc)

  • Adjust the shadows light level.

Enjoy your life!

Third question:

Do you feel you need more?

Yes, you are right, there is much more. If you use Davinci resolve (free o Studio version) you can do much more and you can get until the last dynamic range of light without any kind of artefact, true colours. You will be able to adjust and fine-tuning the result for any kind of scenarios.

LUTs are limited, what you have now is the best can be done, if you want or need more then you have to jump to the next level.

Got the job done was much more complicated (more than 10 times) than it usually is. Yes, colour grade a DJI Osmo pocket, Mavic 2 Pro, Sony Alpha camera etc... is much easier than do it for a Gopro 8 or 9, that is the real reason you will not find anything decent in the network until now.

What this video and if you like please support me and you will have access to Davinci Resolve calibration files. Any calibration job can be improved always! Please help us with your job.

If you want to have access to the tutorials about how to get the most of it please join us and be a member! I will publish the Gopro8, DJI Mavic Pro2, DJI Osmo Pocket, LUTs and Davinci Resolve configuration files and as the members grow I will attend any demand. Mavic Mini2, Insta 360 One X2, Insta 360 One R are in my sheet route. Of course, this is not possible without your support.

Thank you for being part of our community!