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Hiker
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Ridiculous State of affairs Hero 6 and GPS

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I've just bought a hero 6 and while as a camera it's excellent, I especially purchased it for the GPS and metrics logging.


Only to find that it's an almost complete waste of time.

 

The Quik editor... WTF were you even thinking? One minute videos at absolute maximum. Seriously? Who thought that was an excellent idea for your flagship camera?

 

The work arounds to extract the GPS data and importing it to another editor is a nightmare of your making. While these apps I use are third party, the camera is yours and it should be your problem.

 

Take a leaf out of Garmins book and see how it's done on the virb.

 

I just cannot understand how anyone thought 60 seconds of video with metrics overlay was enough, they should now be cleaning the toilets at macdonalds.

 

Here's an idea though, save the GPS data as a GPX file and make it useable in dozens of different ways.

 

 


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Explorer
Posts: 11,693

Re: Ridiculous State of affairs Hero 6 and GPS

You aren't limited to 60 minutes unless you are creating a Quik video synced to music. If you just want to apply guages, click the trim tool, add guages, and then save the new clip. Don't go into Create.

As far as the rest of your comments, this is a member to member support community. WE didn't create the software or camera.

For more GPS data overlay options, you might want to check out GoPro's Dashware. Another program that works very well with the data is RaceRender. I personally prefer RaceRender. It's free to use, but you have to pay for the full version for extended length videos.

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Explorer
Posts: 11,693

Re: Ridiculous State of affairs Hero 6 and GPS

You aren't limited to 60 minutes unless you are creating a Quik video synced to music. If you just want to apply guages, click the trim tool, add guages, and then save the new clip. Don't go into Create.

As far as the rest of your comments, this is a member to member support community. WE didn't create the software or camera.

For more GPS data overlay options, you might want to check out GoPro's Dashware. Another program that works very well with the data is RaceRender. I personally prefer RaceRender. It's free to use, but you have to pay for the full version for extended length videos.
Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Ridiculous State of affairs Hero 6 and GPS

Hi Daniel and first I must say sorry, I was wound up tight last night and was frustrated and an excellent camera and poor software.

I still am a little, I tried your instructions, and I'm just left with a blank video and a nicely rendered speedo.

 

If I render at a lower resolution it's fine, but then I'm not getting the benefit of 4k 60, and the colour is washed out too :( I imagine this is a bug and will be patched later.

 

I also tried RaceRender, this really is how quik should have been (minus all the unnecessary telemetry of course), so it looks like another £45.00 in the hole.

 

I had a good look at dashware but found it didn't work properly to get the speed data.

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Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Ridiculous State of affairs Hero 6 and GPS

Where do I save video with gauges without going to create. Cant find it

Adventurer
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Re: Ridiculous State of affairs Hero 6 and GPS

I agree in ways I  thought  quik renders in resolution and 60fps it does not?

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Ridiculous State of affairs Hero 6 and GPS

Ok, found the way to save the clip with gauges.

Is it possible to merge multiple files together with gauges ? For example. gopro splited my ride in three chunks 3.9 GB each. Any way to create single file with gauges ?

THX

Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Ridiculous State of affairs Hero 6 and GPS

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@pinkm75878 wrote:

Ok, found the way to save the clip with gauges.

Is it possible to merge multiple files together with gauges ? For example. gopro splited my ride in three chunks 3.9 GB each. Any way to create single file with gauges ?

THX


The only way that I found was by using a 3rd party app, you can do it using the horrendous youtube editor... but lets face it, that's a proper ballache.

If you use a Mac, then iMovie will join edit and render.

 

For PC and Mac try Blackmagic's DaVinci resolve (free but limited)

Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Ridiculous State of affairs Hero 6 and GPS


@fishycomics wrote:

I agree in ways I  thought  quik renders in resolution and 60fps it does not?


It does yes, 4k 60, but only up to 60 seconds.