02-10-2020 10:20 AM
You can find out more about extracting and using GPS data by joining this GoPro Forum Group https://community.gopro.com/t5/GoPro-Telemetry-GPS-overlays/gp-p/Hero5MetadataVisualisation
This post in the group is a good place to start https://community.gopro.com/t5/GoPro-Telemetry-GPS-overlays/GoPro-Telemetry-Resources-software/gpm-p...
02-10-2020 10:53 AM
I'm not sure the alternative cameras are a solution to the issues discussed on this thread. As far as I know the DJI ones do not record telemetry at all. The ones by Insta360 don't do so internally, they rely exclusively on the data sent by the phone (which is an interesting take that I would appreciate GoPro implemented), and the Garmin ones, which did focus on telemetry, have not been updated for a while.
Telemetry is a core feature of an action cam for me, but that does not seem to be the case for the average GoPro user, based on the small amount of online videos that include it, the number of complaints that we see here, and really the time it's taking GoPro to solve small issues. The Quik app for desktop has data synchronization problems since version 2.6.1, released a couple of years ago (I believe).
On the software side, there are plenty of third party solutions for advanced users. Maybe not so much for casual ones. The hardware is finnicky and I think that, unfortunately, we will have to live with that.
02-10-2020 12:05 PM
Keep in mind that OSMO is new. DJI drones do record telemetry, so it is not unthinkable to predict version 2 will do that also.
Since the Hero line (and other GoPro flavors) are marketed as an action camera, it is not unthinkable that action sports users (biking, skinning, parasailing, etc., etc., etc.) would love to show off their G forces, altitude, speed, etc.
Just because this is currently difficult/impossible to do with GoPro, not many people might be savvy enough or willing to spend the time. But I guarantee if this feature actually worked and was easy to use, most action videos would include a speedometer, an altitude gauge, etc.
No one thought of having a large touch screen on a phone, have a capable browser and a music player all in one device, until Apple came out with the iPhone. I'm just hoping GoPro will not miss its moment.
02-11-2020 01:28 AM