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 Lord EarthPosts: 3,566 Ambassador

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

  • NormanPCN
    NormanPCN Posts: 4,371 Expert

    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)

  • iamkhanproductions
    iamkhanproductions Posts: 596 Enthusiast
    edited August 28

    I use canon 700D for 1080p filming and it still looks nice with 25fps. Your Fps is wrong for shooting film, 60fps is not great, you wan't 25 fps for film look. I'm also using the kit lens and its great at a decent iso in Aperture priority mode.


    The sony camera is still a great camera, don't be bogged down by it.. I was gong to get that before the canon 700D.