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Hiker
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Duplicate frames when exporting Max 360º footage as equirectangular via GoPro Player (OSX)

As the title says - When I export my .360 files files using the GoPro Player OSX app, the resulting Equirectangular files have frames that are nearly duplicated every few seconds.  It seems to be a stitching / rendering issue, as the native .360 files do not have the duplicate frames.  The end result is choppy, unwatchable footage.  Is anyone else experiencing this?

 

GoPro Player Version 1.0.1 (383)

Running OSX Catalina Version 10.15.1 (19B88)

GoPro
Posts: 8,286

Re: Duplicate frames when exporting Max 360º footage as equirectangular via GoPro Player (OSX)

Hello @rapidstoke2025. A new version of the GoPro MAX Player has been released last week with the following bug fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed stabilization issue for videos without World Lock.
  • Fixed horizon leveling issue for MAX TimeWarp and TimeLapse videos that were trimmed.  
  • Squashed a few bugs and made a couple of enhancements.

Let us know if you still observe the same issue after updating. We would love to hear back from you. Thanks!

Tourist
Posts: 17

Re: Duplicate frames when exporting Max 360º footage as equirectangular via GoPro Player (OSX)

I spent several hours yesterday exporting my footage via GoPro Player, only to realize the footage is choppy as well. This is after hours of (unsuccessfully) trying to export footage with the Max Exporter on my PC, so neither Mac or PC software is working for me atm. I'm really at a loss as to what to do with all this 360 footage I need to edit this week.

Hiker
Posts: 6

Re: Duplicate frames when exporting Max 360º footage as equirectangular via GoPro Player (OSX)

Question for you - which SD card are you using?  Is it the standard 64GB card that came with your camera?  I need to do some testing to confirm this, but I think my footage was choppy when I used my SanDisk 128GB card.  Upon switching back to the standard 64GB card, my issues were resolved. 

 

Again, I haven't rigorously tested this to confirm, but wondering if something similar applies to you as well.

Hiker
Posts: 6

Re: Duplicate frames when exporting Max 360º footage as equirectangular via GoPro Player (OSX)

Can you confirm the version number of the new, updated version?  Thanks.

Tourist
Posts: 17

Re: Duplicate frames when exporting Max 360º footage as equirectangular via GoPro Player (OSX)

My GP Max did not come with an SD card, but I'm using a SanDisk Extreme U3 64GB card. It was working with the Windows Max Exporter just fine before the update, so I'm not sure it's an issue with the card.

GoPro Player version: 1.0.2

I'm wondering if it's perhaps a metadata issue. When I import the equirectangular footage into Premiere, it shows up as 24 fps, when the footage was shot at 23.976.
Hiker
Posts: 6

Re: Duplicate frames when exporting Max 360º footage as equirectangular via GoPro Player (OSX)

So does the native equirectangular footage have choppy playback / duplicate frames? Or only when it’s played back in Premiere? Just curious, if you adjust the Sequence settings in Premiere to match the 23.976 frame rate of the footage, does it solve the problem?

The issue I am / was seeing is in the native equirectangular file itself.
Tourist
Posts: 17

Re: Duplicate frames when exporting Max 360º footage as equirectangular via GoPro Player (OSX)

Oh interesting. If it's the native footage that has the choppy playback then I could see it possibly being a memory card issue. My issue is with the exported file. For some reason Premiere thinks it's 24 instead of 23.976. Maybe the player is inserting frames? I tried interpreting the footage to 23.976. It's a bit better but motion still has a bit of jerkiness.