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Tourist
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Custom tags (for footage and HiLights)

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I'm new to the GoPro system so I might be missing something here. I tried finding out but there seems to be no tutorial on how to organize your footage (yet)...

 

There seems to be no decent way to review and sort your footage except for adding rather anonymous 'HiLights'. For a paid cloud service where lots of files are stored, that seems to me as a really essential feature. I have my GoPro HERO9 for a week now, trying out different video projects, starting a vlog, etc... My kids are also using the GoPro, of course. So now I have about 100 files generated in a couple of days, on various subjects and from various users, and no way to sort them efficiently. Except maybe downloading them to a different location and sorting them there, or organizing the filenames into a huge excel sheet.

 

I was expecting a system like 'HiLights' to be more flexible, meaning that you can not only add some type of HiLight (the normal, or the slo-mo type) but also attach a custom tag to it. Also, the HiLight as I see it now doesn't support a footage range, which you don't expect as usually, footage that you want to highlight actually has a start, an end, and subsequently a length/range. It would be useful if HiLights implemented these features so that you can use the filter/sort functions on the cloud storage to find highlights assigned to a custom tag. The added value to the GoPro Plus and app/web interfaces would be amazing! (e.g. not just creating an edit based on 1 file, but using a custom tag to find all highlighted footage on a single topic..)

 

Minimally though, I had expected to find a system in place to organize files. Not as fancy as above to start with, but manageable. Like being able to move files into a folder, or even better: assigning custom tags to files and being able to search for that. (The fact that the files themselves remain in a single bucket doesn't matter if you use tags.) This is not just a 'nice to have' but an actual requirement, and I'd really like to get an answer from the dev team about whether or not this is on the roadmap. I'm willing to wait (especially for a system like the extended HiLights as described above) but if there is no organizing-feature coming I will have to move my content elsewhere.

 

So 1) FEATURE REQUEST regarding HiLight features and tags/folders and 2) ROADMAP regarding planned features. Please don't close the thread without having a dev team member elaborate on both points. :) Thanks!

Tourist
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Re: Custom tags (for footage and HiLights)

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Sorry, accidentally posted to the wrong board.

 

I reposted my topic here: Custom tags (for footage and HiLights) - GoPro Support Hub