02-06-2019 09:48 AM
02-06-2019 10:22 AM
Test footage of a render shooting 5.6K @24FPS. This was rendered using GP Fusion Studio 1.4
What I did notice is that when the footage rendered (I used Pro Res settings at 5.6K) is that the clouds had a "jumping" motion to them. Everything else seemed to be fine. You can see what I'm on about at tne 1:08 mark. Unfortunately it's harder to make out with the Youtube compression, but it's very obvious on the original rendered footage.
02-06-2019 01:16 PM
I didn't see anywhere on that page to provide feedback. If GoPro is engaged in the type of software development where the developers hide in a dark room, consume caffeine and sugar, and pretend to know everything about the use cases..... that's bad news. It's impossible to produce the best product without an active an open communication channel with your end-users.
The Fusion UX (from hardware to outputting footage) is confusing and poorly documented. I don't see how GoPro can move beyond early adopters and bleeding edge users without providing either an Apple-like intuitive experience, or use-case "recipes" that lay out a step by step path to success for a few outcomes.
If such "recipes" exist I would love to have access to them. It took me hours of trial and error yesterday to achieve a file that Facebook and YouTube would recognize as VR360. I suspect most of the issue is in Adobe Premiere Pro, which was updated immediately prior to trying to install the 1.3x plug-ins. However, if I'm outputting footage from Fusion Studio as Stitched, but editable, I'd expect to be able to edit in PP and not lose the VR component.
While it's fantastic that GoPro has an app and a desktop applicatoin so that the average user can edit their footage, I don't think that's what more advanced users do. And lacking more advanced features, they probably aren't going to.
My point in participating in the forum and posting this feedback isn't to bash you... but it is to make clear that I'm disappointed in GoPro. I feel like I bought into a 80% product that stands a good chance of failing and becoming an orphan. I think GoPro can do better. There are massive leaps forward in quality between my defunct Hero's and the Hero I bought last year. I call it a 2018 Hero because frankly I can't tell the models apart. Heck, I can't even tell a GoPro 5 Black and my Hero "2018" apart side-by-side.
02-13-2019 01:14 AM
I have the same issue as @gaudioeeoo, I'm using a mac, adobe 13 and have no plugins in Premiere, but they are are there in Aftereffects.
I've had the camera for 2 months and haven't been able to produce the videos it was purchased for as I can't edit.
I've followed the beta instructions to the letter and no joy.
Really need some help here... please don't tell me I've purchased a Lemon?
02-13-2019 03:18 AM
02-13-2019 08:41 AM
There has been a few users having issues getting the Adobe Pluggins to work with a Mac and the latest edition of Premier.
I myself use a HP Omen Laptop running Windows 10. Using Fusion Studio 1.3 and Adobe Premier Pro 2018 worked just fine. However when Adobe Premier pro 2019 came out it would not recognize the GoPro Fusion Pluggins at all. There were of course instructions on how to copy the pluggins from the 2018 version and copy them into 2019 and this did seem to work, however I found that using the pluggins would result in a number of errors when trying to use the VR Reframe pluggin.
Luckily GoPro released the Beta Fusion Updates
and these seem to work flawlessly with Premier Pro 2019. There is Beta Firmware in there as well as an updated version of Fusion Studio (1.4) and pluggins for Adobe Premier 2019. However to get the pluggins to work properly in a windows environment (and I'm not sure if this will apply to a mac environment) here is what I had to do.
Uninstall Adobe Premier Pro.
Reinstall Adobe Premier Pro (I currently have both 2018 and 2019 installed)
The install Fusion Studio 1.4 (this will install the old Premier Pluggin's for 2018, not 2019).
The do a seperate install of the Adobe Premiere and After Effects VR plug-ins. The link is on the download page above for both Mac and Windows. This will install the latest pluggins that support Adober Premier Pro 2019.
After doing the above, I can now successfully edit video in Adobe Premier Pro 2018 and 2019.
02-18-2019 12:29 PM
I filmed this at 5.6k, 24fps with the GoPro Fusion pole extended (rendered with Fusion Studio 1.4). It seems like it's a water drop on the lens below? I kept licking the lenses to avoid this (which works great on the Hero7) but does that not work on the Fusion? Would filming/rendering at a different resolution have avoided this?