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Tourist
Posts: 2
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Go Pro Video Format

I do not own a go pro myself so forgive any ignorance!

 

As part of a scuba dive my divemaster took a lot of footage on his go pro. On reviewing the footage, it appears that it was taken in slightly less than real life slow motion (I'm guessing half speed?). I've added the media info at the bottom of this post. My questions:

 

1) Is there a way of telling what settings were used in creating these videos?

2) Is there a way of speeding up these videos to "real time"?

3) I am eventually going to recode these to h265 to save space (using handbrake), can I do 2) at the same time or are two passes an easier bet?

 

Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080 50fps 30114kbps [V: GoPro AVC [eng] (h264 high L4.2, yuv420p, 1920x1080, 30114 kb/s)]
Audio: AAC 48000Hz stereo 128kbps [A: GoPro AAC [eng] (aac lc, 48000 Hz, stereo, 128 kb/s)]

 

General
Complete name : T:\GOPR0162.MP4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : JVT
Codec ID : avc1 (avc1/isom)
File size : 168 MiB
Duration : 46 s 300 ms
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 30.4 Mb/s
Encoded date : UTC 2017-12-20 08:27:30
Tagged date : UTC 2017-12-20 08:27:30
AMBA : 

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.2
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, RefFrames : 1 frame
Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=15
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 46 s 300 ms
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 30.0 Mb/s
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 50.000 FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.289
Stream size : 166 MiB (99%)
Title : GoPro AVC
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2017-12-20 08:27:30
Tagged date : UTC 2017-12-20 08:27:30
Color range : Full
Color primaries : BT.709
Transfer characteristics : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.709

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 46 s 293 ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 128 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 46.875 FPS (1024 SPF)
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 724 KiB (0%)
Title : GoPro AAC
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2017-12-20 08:27:30
Tagged date : UTC 2017-12-20 08:27:30

 


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Explorer
Posts: 12,013

Re: Go Pro Video Format

It's a 1080/50fps PAL format video filmed with an older model GoPro, Hero (2018), or just with Protune turned off. The playback looking slow must be due to the software or computer used. Most likely it's playing back at 30, 25, or 24 frames per second. As long as the playback speed is 50fps the playback speed will be normal.

As far as encoding, 1 pass will probably be fine as the bit rate is only 30 Mb/s. Be sure to set this as the target if you can. For two pass you usually set a target and a maximum but this is usually with higher bit rate videos. It won't hurt, but probably won't do much to help.

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Explorer
Posts: 12,013

Re: Go Pro Video Format

It's a 1080/50fps PAL format video filmed with an older model GoPro, Hero (2018), or just with Protune turned off. The playback looking slow must be due to the software or computer used. Most likely it's playing back at 30, 25, or 24 frames per second. As long as the playback speed is 50fps the playback speed will be normal.

As far as encoding, 1 pass will probably be fine as the bit rate is only 30 Mb/s. Be sure to set this as the target if you can. For two pass you usually set a target and a maximum but this is usually with higher bit rate videos. It won't hurt, but probably won't do much to help.
Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Go Pro Video Format

Daniel, you were bang on the money - the slow playback was due to the software and not the media. The video plays back perfectly on my phone. For anyone else with the same issue, I was using MPC-HC on Windows.