So they they both come in this um iflight design case for the camera components, the gr version this one here is a re. I re cased, basically camera of the this one here that i reviewed previously. This is the run cam 5 orange, and so they basically took the main guts of this camera and put into this new case and then obviously, some modifications, um and new features for this and i’ll explain all that here momentarily then the other version, the g3 version, Is a re case version of the smoke 4k camera or the insta360 one r, with the 4k mod, that one is also one that i reviewed as well. But if i look at the specs of that camera, the g3 it’s virtually identical to both of those other cameras, the smoke 4k and the insta360 1r. So if you, if you’re kind of wondering what that footage is going to look like, i imagine it’s going to be the same as a small 4k on the 1.2.61 firmware, i believe, is what it’s running so yeah it’s running the same firmware and everything. So i can’t imagine it being all that different in terms of the footage it’ll it’ll produce. Now the prices are different on these, because this one, the gr, is cheaper than the g3, because you know the snow 4k is uh pretty expensive compared to the one cam. Five um, i don’t know what the current prices are. They i checked a few times and they’ve been kind of going up and down and prices fluctuate.
So i i don’t like to say what the prices are in the videos, because someone will say: oh the price is different now and just check the link down in the description because i’m sure, whatever i say now, is not going to be current or by the Time this video comes out or when you happen to watch the video, but in any case the gr version is definitely cheaper than the g3 version and i think i’ll do with the um the uh quality of the footage uh. If you guys saw my review of the runcam 5 orange um it you know: it’s, okay, it’s, not the best image quality ever you know for run, cam it’s, pretty decent, a lot of limitations in terms of you know, being only 4k, 30, no 4k, 60, etc. You know i’ll link that review down in the video description you can go and watch that i talked about all that in great detail. One of the features that this camera has that the runcam 5 orange also has is the ability to change settings via your smartphone. So you just basically download the runcam app on your smartphone and here’s what it looks like and you can actually you can see here – there’s the they already have the gocam in there. But if you go to the runcam 5 orange, you can basically set your qr code configuration the same way and i think that they’re doing it for all their cameras, basically just go in here and you can set your resolution.
So these are the ones that are available currently, although i’m hearing that more newer firmware is going to come out, that’s going to offer some additional resolutions – uh 1440p at 60 frames per second – is a 4 3 resolution, so give you the full sensor, whereas the other Ones are only 16 by nine in terms of the output and crops, the top and the bottom uh. So if you want 4k, 30 there’s that’s available 2.7k60, all the way down to 1080p, 60 and 1080p one to 120, but you have the in. In essence. All of the same sort of features are in here like the distortion correction, electronic image, stabilization, wide, dynamic range, etc. You can also go into the general settings here and change things like saturation contrast, sharpness, etc. I all these are default here. I would recommend reducing contrast, sharpness and saturation to low, i think, it’s a better image, but i just i’m just going to show you the stock footage, because otherwise you can just get into a whole myriad of different combinations or you know, etc and it’s going to Look all different, it’s called can be based on your preferences, but basically you can use the same app here to change your settings. You basically go here and then uh adjust your settings hit, apply. You get this qr code you’re going to when the camera is on. Uh i’ll just go ahead and show you how that works.
Just turn on the camera press. You get a red light. If you double press you’ll go into the settings mode. Okay, so you have to double press it quickly. So uh i didn’t, probably press it quickly. Enough it because the red blinking light means it’s recording, so you got ta go and quickly press the double two times like that. There you go, nope failed again, let’s try one more time there we go, so you shoot a green light when you do a double double click and then just basically point the camera at the qr code and then once it gets to settings. It’Ll turn back to a solid red light. That means the settings were applied, otherwise they’ll stay green and it works the same way as on the runcam 5 that’s. How you would um change your settings now to turn it off you just long press the power button and then it’ll turn off you know. So if i designed this special case for both types of cameras, you know for people that want different kinds of footage and they also added some interesting features here: they’re specific to the gocam that you can’t get anywhere else. So you have the ability to remove this filter here. This little cover kind of. Let go gopro style. This is just a uv filter here, and then they come with uh nd8 16 and 32 filters that you can put on the front and then that will obviously cut your light down.
If you want to adjust your shutter speed or whatever you get, that motion blur that is on here, if you want to do that, the this one comes with the option of either using a battery or just using the dummy battery cover so i’m going to pull This off this is actually running off of a one cell battery, so the batteries look like this, so the batteries come in this setup here in this box with the gocam charger box, you get three of these batteries that look like this, and then you get a Charger box looks like this just basically slide the batteries in there it’ll charge charges off of a usb type c or xd60 and it’s 26s on the xd60 type c, 5 volts one and a half amps and pretty simple, basically just provide your power supply plug in Your batteries and when they’re done charging the light, turns green, pretty pretty simple, but if you don’t want to, i think this whole thing here is optional. Here you don’t have to buy this. It will come with the the dummy battery cover. Basically, so this is just to keep the weight as low as possible and then, if you use the dummy battery cover and of course it comes with this mount here – i used it on the protech um 25 and i i’m testing it on the chimera, 4 and I’Ll explain why, in a moment, but if you use the dummy battery uh cover, obviously it’s gon na need some sort of power supply and then, in this case, it’s using sort of that naked style plug here.
This is, i believe, the same output as the snow. 4K, camera, so you can either use drones that have that plug or you can use this included bec power plug here. So you use the balance lead of your battery here, make sure you have it pinned properly, if you put it in down over here or reverse whatever you will fry your camera or and or the bec, so be careful that you actually put in the battery correctly. But then you this little plug here is the same, i think it’s on the snow 4k and then that will go into this plug over here. I think it goes in like this. I think the red power is on the bottom, so go ahead and plug that in, and it should just plug in like that and then, when you uh plug in the battery balance, lead into this i’ll, give it power to the camera. This should then uh be able to turn on by sure pressing the on off button there, and then your micro sd card goes into this little slot right here and then i actually have one in here already and you – and you want to be careful about this Little door because um you can break it off pretty easily, especially when you’re trying to slide the camera into and out of the mount here. This is a very tight fit going getting in is okay, but when you pull it out, the lip of the door right here might be hanging a little low and it’ll get caught and then you’ll bust.
The door off so like right over here might get caught right here. Just be aware of that. So what i usually do is i just pop the door off before i slide it in and out of this little mount just to avoid that problem um. But let me show you how much this weighs with the dummy battery. Obviously you want to go for lighter weight. This is what this whole thing is designed for, so the dummy battery cover we’re coming in at uh ‘ grams, so yeah it’s, not not quite in naked gopro. You know territory like 28, 29 grams it’s a bit heavier and then, if you use the battery instead of the the dummy door so put that on here with the battery now we’re coming in at 50 about 50 and a half grams okay. So the one really big difference here on this camera versus the runcam 5 orange is that this will record the gyro uh movements of the camera to a separate csv file, along with the video file. So you’ll get a mov file with some file name and then that same file name but it’ll, be a dot csv file, and that is going to be the gyro data and right now there is some work in development. I don’t wasn’t it’s, not really ready. Yet to show you in this video because it’s still sort of an alpha phase, but there’s a developer that is creating something called gyroflow that allows you to use that gyro data to stabilize the video footage.
Very similarly to the way real steady go works with gopro and its metadata and gyro data that’s saved with the gopro files, so it’s um work in progress. I have been kind of playing around with it. The results are a little hit and miss right now. So, i’m, not really going to show it to you, because it’s not really fully developed there’s. Some changes that need to be made on this firmware to be able to clean up the gyro noise, because there’s a lot of noise that comes from the way. For example, the camera is mounted on a drone and any kind of vibrations that get into the gyro data here will turn into noise. That will then end up producing bad results on the stabilization, so you are going to need to put this on something uh. That has very good vibration, dampening uh people that have like a hero 7, for example, if you try and stabilize that footage with real steady good, they kind of understand where that’s coming from is this kind of in that similar stage right now, i know that they’re They’Re going to work on getting um updated firmware on this. That will do some sort of like high pass filtering on the on the gyro data so that the noise is eliminated and should result in better um stabilized footage in the end, but that i don’t have that. Yet so – and i don’t know when that’s going to be coming out, so i wanted to go ahead and get this video out and um.
I will have an update at some point in the future once things settle down with this one, because things are still in progress, and i also want to see uh more resolutions available like like a a uh, 4 3 resolution mode in 4k would be nice to See the full sensor, because it is a 4 3 sensor and then you can, when once you stabilize that and turn it to 69 footage, you get a wider field of view and your stabilized footage, like you do in the gopro. So that and like you know the fact that the bit rate could be a little bit higher. You know, i think, even at 4k30 it’s only like 15 megabits, things like that could be improved. Now there may be limitations on the chips in here or the processing power, or that kind of thing not sure yet, but yeah there’s room for improvement. I’Ve forwarded a lot of this stuff to the developers, so maybe we’ll see something in the future. But this is the first camera that is going to be. I think i think it’s going to be first of many that will be coming. That will allow you to stabilize the footage and post processing with gyro data, which is really the the best way to do it, because you know um it’s gon na it’s gon na be. Ultimately, if you have good gyro data, you’re gon na you’re gon na have smoother video footage at the end.
So if that’s, what you’re? Looking for you know, obviously with some of the caveats of it being a run. Cam based camera uh, if you’re willing to live with that uh, but get nice stabilized footage in the end. You know: stay tuned. I’Ll have a video in that down the road once the development is sort of a little bit further along now. Regarding the other other version, the g3 version, like i said, it’s, basically the same as the smoke 4k, but you have your disability to swap batteries uh or run it with a dummy battery uh the ability to change nd filters like this. You know. Obviously it weighs more than the small 4k. So you know, if you already have one and you should you get the g3 version, yeah i’d say: probably not you know, it’s not really worth it um, but that that’s kind of the ecosystem that they’re developing here that i think they’re gon na probably use the Same form factor for future cameras that may come out later now. I know that you know hey. You know this looks like a gopro. Why not make like a session five style cube style camera. I agree. You know why. Why couldn’t they do that. I don’t know you’d have to ask them um they these things they didn’t give me any chance to provide any input on that. But i have asked them you know: hey. Can you provide you make a cube, shaped uh, naked style? You know ultra light camera in the same sort of style here with the same features and we’ll see you know, you know.
If enough people make noise about it, you know comments hint comment down below uh. Then maybe we’ll see something like that in the future, but yeah you know there’s a lot if they don’t see anyone saying anything about it. Of course, they’re gon na assume that no one’s interested in it and not make any further developments anyway. Um i’m, just going to show you a little bit of footage here. This is not stabilized or anything uh. This is from the camara for um. You know just basically looks the same as the footage that comes from the runcam 5.. I can’t see any significant differences in terms of the quality of the footage. It seems like it’s, the same sort of style. I think it’s, the same sensor um pretty much so yeah. If you see any differences, let me know down in the comments below but yeah that’s gon na.