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Tourist
Posts: 3

gopro max stitching

i have a problem with blurred section showing up in my 360 video with go pro max i have the max on a pole while paragliding ,if i take one video i get home and there is one file on the sd card (im useing windows pc) i then use gopro max exporter programe to convert the image to something that can viewed on premier pro (in the exporter i can only export in cineform despite there being other options it wont let me select them, im exporting with worl and horizon lock selected, it will not allow me to select 360 audio?)( on some videos i can hear no audio??)  once this isconverted i take the converted file import it to premier pro and apply the go po reframe effect to it , i then edit my video the problem i have is there is a clear blur where where the 2 images are joined , how do i get rid of this

 

Nomad
Posts: 1,439

Re: gopro max stitching

Do you have any footage or a screen shot you can share showing the issue?

 

Any objects too close to the camera will have a blurred area (stitching line) visible.  It may be a simple case of reorienting your camera and shooting angle.

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: gopro max stitching

yes sorry my fault should have put that up in the first place here a link the a test clip , you can see it in front of my face around the 20 sec mark and even more so around 50 seconds in ,,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKX-tKE_C4A    ideally i guess i should have the pole mounted from a darker part of the harness but the only suitable and safe place to mount it is on the carabiner that conects my harness to the wing.  i assume that the further the camera is away the less this over lap would be, or is there another way like if i cropped say the right side of the image slighty when its wrapped it would match??

 

Nomad
Posts: 1,439

Re: gopro max stitching

So in this case what you're actually seeing is a small part of the mount being stitched into the image, this is because the mount is too close to the camera.  Also you need to be careful about the angle you use when you mount the camera.  For instance a lot of people are used to using a normal action cam and having a lens pointed directly at their face.  With the Fusion and Max, this is the wrong way to mount a camera.  For instance, if using a selfie stick, the camera should not be tilted to look at your face, it should be vertical and inline with the stick.   With a carabiner it's going to be harder to keep that angle since there's movement on the carabiner and there's movement to whatever it's attached to.

 

When you see those video's of people wing suit gliding, realize that the camera itself is attached to a selfie stick that is then attached to their helmet.  This gives the clearance needed to avoid stitch marks like you're seeing here.

 

I'm guessing you can't use the above due to the harness and controls probably getting in your way or hitting off the camera.  You also can't use a chest mount, you have a windshield looking piece in the way, however could you attach something to the feet area maybe?  Some way to mount a ridged pole there?  Either pointing straight up or straight out, that would give you a better angle and better footage.

Hiker
Posts: 38

Re: gopro max stitching

I thought the Max files needed another file as well as the video file. Is that not the case? Ive seen videos on YT where people have opened just the .360 file (by renaming it to .mp4) and the stitching hasn't bee fully completed. It needs the other file which i would imagine is to tell the software how to stitch it. 

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: gopro max stitching

the camera is mounted on a pole but is not angled in other words if i was to have the camera up right the pole would be direclty below it . i have contiplated hanging the camera upside down by a line attached to my wing tip but this woudl result in the camera swinging around and possible damage espically to the exposed lenses when i inflate or deflate the wing, although i imagine the shot would be amazing, foot/legmount is not possible due to the speed. when the pole is extended the weight at teh attacment end is great hence why its mounted on the caribiner is there an optimium distance for the lenght of pole becuase i know  if you hold it too close you cant see my hand but slide it down the pole and eventully my hand would show asuming and infinate length of pole??