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Adventurer
Posts: 8,648

Re: This thing sucks

totally agre  take it all back  the  hero 5 and fix it  soon hero 5 session isby far the ebst camera  

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: This thing sucks

1. I'll agree, the naming convention is absolutely **bleep**. Let's take 5 example files in the order you want them in.

 

  • GP010001
  • GP020001
  • GP010002
  • GP020002
  • GP030003

But, **bleep** it, my window is sorted by name, and (for some reason) the modified dates are all wrong (dealing with this right now):

 

  • GP010001
  • GO010002
  • GP020001
  • GP020002
  • GP030003

 

So absolutely useless. And zero thought put into it. You know what would be an actually good naming convention?

 

  • GP201780310-0900PT-1
  • GP201780310-0910PT-2
  • GP201780310-0920PT-3-3
  • GP201780313-1030PT-1
  • GP201780313-1040PT-2-2

First, it sorts them by name easily. Second it tells you when you took that video, so you have a clue which file it is, since you get date and time in the file name. Third, it tells you which part of the chapter it is. The final chapter is clearly marked with how many parts there are.

 

Hell, even if they reversed the chapter and number naming, it would be a million times better.

Adventurer
Posts: 8,648

Re: This thing sucks

Well I miss the good ole file_0001 and so on. so I make sure I am carefully  viewing my footage  now because I can easily say where's my missed shots

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: This thing sucks

Okay, somehow an 8 slipped into the names that didn't make sense:

 

  • GP20170310-0900PT-1
  • GP20170310-0910PT-2
  • GP20170310-0920PT-3-3
  • GP20170313-1030PT-1
  • GP20170313-1040PT-2-2
Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: This thing sucks and why GoPro is in line to be the next BlackBerry

I have the GoPro Hero 3+

 

I gave up on video editing with GoPro Studio a long time ago but recently gave it another shot only to realize it still sucks majorly. First off, I know that 350gb of video takes a long time to process, but loading and saving my file should not take 15-20 minutes. It makes saving impossible and loading unacceptable. The same files in Avid 7.0 take me less than a couple minutes. The software is clunky and cumbersome. The help section doesn't help. Something as simple as "cutting a clip" cannot be accomplished. I click on the icon to cut the clip, nothing happens. I've used many different video editing software programs and GoPro Studio is an absolute waste of time. You guys should have found a way to license a simplified version of Avid or FinalCut. 

 

As for the camera itself. The battery does NOT last several hours. Never has. I get 1-2 hours MAX on a full charge.

 

In low light conditions, the camera simply fails at making a decent image be it still or video. Anyways, I understand cameras and the limitations you have on a camera that needs to be small AND very durable. The audio sucks too. 

 

I still SORT of like my GoPro. But this is why its doomed to fail:

 

The support sucks. The software is garbage. It's marketed as an elite product but its simply just slightly better than chinese action cams. GoPro marketing suggests this is the best product on the market but simply fails to deliver. 

Adventurer
Posts: 8,648

Re: This thing sucks and why GoPro is in line to be the next BlackBerry

Well Cineform is no longer, that is one reason they suck.

 

well support takes forever due to all the troubles out there.

 

and  well we all use our camera  and I  know we gripe about  battery power nothing new there

Tourist
Posts: 10

Re: This thing sucks and why GoPro is in line to be the next BlackBerry

Yes the Hero5 Session I have also sucks. The actually camera, body, construction, etc., isn't too bad, but everything else from battery drain to downloading files to relying on Quik definitely sucks. Quik isn't even showing I have videos on file at this moment...but I do have them in the Finder folder (MacBook). Also, it is downloading videos twice now so I have duplicates of all downloads now. The thing is slow, cumbersome, hangs up, freezes....everything you can imagine is so poor it's like I'm computing 20 years ago. Frustraced.
Adventurer
Posts: 8,648

Re: This thing sucks and why GoPro is in line to be the next BlackBerry

I do not have those issues and am trying to understand.  Don't use quik to Dl, do use it to do other things but I don't use it for anything else but guages....    if you are not happy with a product and did not take time to learn it   I understand the frustration but it is not a plug-n-play item or is it?