1080p looks really bad on my camera??

Hey guys, I just recently bought a Sony a6100 and without knowing it only records 60fps in 1080p which sucks. Come to find out when loading it on my pc to edit that the 1080p footage looks like a potato way worse then anything I’ve seen from 1080p. I don’t know if this is normal, if it’s a transfer issue from my computer or what? Does anyone have any answers?

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  • Andy001z
    Andy001z Posts: 3,290 Ambassador

    Hi can you expand on potato, not sure I'm clear on what looks like. Brown and slightly odd shaped?

  • NormanPCN
    NormanPCN Posts: 4,122 Enthusiast

    I just recently bought a Sony a6100 and without knowing it only records 60fps in 1080p which sucks.

    According to Sony the camera records in many more modes/size/formats than you state.

    XAVC S 4K:3840 x 2160 (30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080 (120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 25M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH)

    In the specs the numbers like 100M denote the video bitrate. 100M meaning 100 Mbps (megabits per second).

    I notice that camera can record in interlaced modes. Maybe you recorded in an interlace mode. Both of these are also lower bitrate modes as well.

    AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH)