02-19-2020 05:02 AM - edited 02-19-2020 05:05 AM
Is thre a step by step. to that Quick Desktop, making GPS work? and where?
02-19-2020 08:00 PM
The steps didn't work for me. And, for the record, this is what I did:
- 'Factory reset Hero 8
- Reformatted MicroSD Card
- Downgraded Hero 8 to FW 1.20
- Stayed in the middle of an open area for 5 minutes, clear sky, solid white location icon, made sure GPS is on. And started the ride.
- Mode used was Looping at 1440p 60fps
- Uninstalled GoPro Quik, removed all temp files and registry keys with GoPro on it, then restarted.
- Installed GoPro Quik on my Windows 10 (v1903) computer. Copied Hero8BlackGPMF.xml file to C:\Program Files\GoPro\GoPro Desktop App\telemetrydata\DataProfiles\
- Restarted. Connected my Hero 8 via USB. Resynched media folder.
- Copied the file from the ride earlier (see step 4 above)
- Tried putting in GPS stickers, still no go.
- Connected to Android GoPro app using wireless and copied the same media file.
- Tried putting in stickers using the android app and still no go.
- Posted here to rant.
Any other ideas?
02-19-2020 10:50 PM
Yes it does. I was able to extract it via https://goprotelemetryextractor.com.
I tried Dashware and that wasn't much help, either. Trying RaceRender now.
02-20-2020 01:18 AM
I was able to find 2 desktop solutions to the problem using different software on my Hero 8 (FW v1.5).
RaceRender (using the free version) -- works out of the box, however:
- You will need to properly set video output settings, otherwise it will default to a lower bitrate and resolution right out of the Hero 3 era
- Ensure you are picking the right templates, some have MPH or KPH hardcoded, regardless of what you've chosen on the settings
- RaceRender watermark cannot be erased unless you pay for the free version
- Rendering anything over HD is an exercise in patience
- Videos are limited to only 3 min in length on the free version
Dashware -- wiil not work out of the box for some of us (me, included)
- Video must NOT be in HEVC, otherwise, Dashware won't support it
- Data extraction won't work out of the box for many, if it doesn't:
- Go to https://goprotelemetryextractor.com/
- Upload your video file
- Extract the data in GPX format, save it on your computer
- Go to Dashware and choose the save GPX file as your data logger (choose GPX as the data profile)
- Add your video file to Dashware
- Go to the Synchronization tab and put a check on 'Sync with Video'
- Create the video
OS: Windows 10 (v1903)
Hero 8 Black (FW 1.5)
Dashware version -- 1.9.1
RaceRender version -- Free 3.7.3
Video resolutions used: 1440p and 2.7k
Framerates tested: 24, 30 and 60 fps
02-20-2020 01:33 AM
as said, it can also work with quick with two small hacks (old firmware and additional configirations files for hero 8).
The other ways will/should work, but what a huge workflow to get things you can get much easier
Don't know internet speed in your area, but if i'll start to transfer my video files (sometimes 2 hours/day in 4K) to the net just to get my gpx files back to transfer them in a third party software....., i'm old and grey before having my first complete clip.
Again, if Gopro sells his cams with the highlight "GPS", they sould/have to offer a solution to work with this data not only on a smartphone (what a ridiculous imagination to me to work with video content on a small screen with limited memory and a limited amount of computing power) OR to format the embedded data in a way, other common software can handle it.
02-20-2020 01:45 AM
Agreed. The workflow is a pain in the ass for something that should be a lot simpler.
As for the hacks (downgrade to FW1.2 + insert Hero8BlackGPMF.xml) to get Quik to work, it didn't work for me, which is why I had to spend an entire day just trying to get a workable solution.
I'll try it on FW 1.6 tomorrow.
02-20-2020 02:41 AM
@rapidboost72256 Just to clarify, your video is not uploaded when using the Telemetry Extractor to convert to GPX (or any other format). The data is extracted in your browser.