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GoPro Fusion Studio damages GPS coordinates in EXIF header

A word of warning if you have bought or are about to buy a GoPro Fusion and need to rely on GPS coordinates. I've upgraded to this camera from a Nikon Key Mission 360 because of the Fusion's integrated GPS... and I've been badly let down. Smiley Sad

 

The GoPro Fusion has two cameras writing image pairs to their own memory cards. The GPS information is only stored in the front camera image (which is fine) in an EXIF header... a block of metadata which includes lots of useful things about when/where/how the photo was taken. The GPS coordinates are expressed in degrees, minutes and seconds... the latter being a decimal value so lots of decimal places to support the full accuracy of GPS. All good so far.

 

GoPro Fusion Studio is the desktop software which fuses the front/back fish-eye photo pairs together and can create my desired equirectangular projection panoramic image. Apart from EXIF data which is specific to the camera, the output images should have the same data... passed through without corruption... time taken, coordinates, etc. Someone has reported that the date taken data is damaged, but my problem is that the GPS coordinate data is corrupted. The decimal part of the coordinate seconds component has been rounded/integerised. Those precious decimal points are the difference between a GPS-accuracy location and being several tens of metres out and not practical to overlay on a street map.

 

The response I got back from Support today was disappointing. They seem to be treating it as a feature request and not a bug. They also claim that it's "nothing that we currently have the ability to change", which sounds like nonsense to me.

 

Come on GoPro. As an experience software engineer, I know that selectively copying through EXIF information is really easy compared with the image reprojection functions. Fix the EXIF bugs soon please!

 

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: GoPro Fusion Studio damages GPS coordinates in EXIF header

Yes it's shame for GoPro Studio. I like to take photo spheres for further uploading to Google Street View. And I need to get GPS coordinates for it. GoPro please fix it as fast as you can.
GoPro
Posts: 7,561

Re: GoPro Fusion Studio damages GPS coordinates in EXIF header

Hello @sweetcliff87113 and @rapidstorm56868

 

Thank you for sharing details about your case. We will pass this along to the team. We will post on this thread for any update. 

 

Best regards, 
Marius

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: GoPro Fusion Studio damages GPS coordinates in EXIF header

@mariustanya Hi there any fix for this yet? I upgraded to the latest fusion studio and firmware but the bug is still there.

GoPro
Posts: 7,561

Re: GoPro Fusion Studio damages GPS coordinates in EXIF header

Thank you for sharing your results, @trelobyte. We do not have an update yet. We are still waiting to hear from the team. 

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: GoPro Fusion Studio damages GPS coordinates in EXIF header

Hello !  I'm using the Fusion Studio app for macOS, 1.2.1.400, and I have not this issue !

GoPro
Posts: 7,561

Re: GoPro Fusion Studio damages GPS coordinates in EXIF header

Thank you for sharing, @foggymesa51818. Great  to know that everything's working on your end. Stay stoked!

Tourist
Posts: 1

Re: GoPro Fusion Studio damages GPS coordinates in EXIF header

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I've got a iMac because of your information want to keep the GPS data after stitch front and rear footage but the result seems same as Windows. Smiley Frustrated