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Hiker
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GoPro Player for Windows expected release date?

Does anyone know when the PC version will be available?

 

Also, does anyone here know why GoPro made it so that after you're finished editing the 360 video you can only export at 1080p?

 

You can export @4k and 5.6k only if you don't edit the video. Does anyone here know why? It doesn't make any sense.

GoPro
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Re: GoPro Player for Windows expected release date?

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Windows is a fragmented operating system that covers a myriad of home setups. These setups require video encoding and decoding support for spherical media that need to be tested across multiple devices.

For this reason, we’re taking a little more time to get things ready to make sure it meets the expectation of our users. Rest assured, we are planning to add the same level of features for Windows as users with Mac currently get with the GoPro Player.

Next week, we’ll release a new version of the app that features:
1) Support for HEVC and H.264 exports including 360 audio
2) An improved user interface
3) 360 Audio enhancements for videos with Horizon Leveling and World Lock
4) Several bug fixes and enhancements

We would really appreciate it if you could test out the new update when it's released and update this thread so we know that the changes are working correctly. Thanks!
Hiker
Posts: 24

Re: GoPro Player for Windows expected release date?


@jamess25127 wrote:

Does anyone know when the PC version will be available?

 

Also, does anyone here know why GoPro made it so that after you're finished editing the 360 video you can only export at 1080p?

 

You can export @4k and 5.6k only if you don't edit the video. Does anyone here know why? It doesn't make any sense.


If you're re-framing/overcapturing it's because the total 360 video is 5.6k. Going to flat view you're essentially cropping the full 360 resolution.

Hiker
Posts: 24

Re: GoPro Player for Windows expected release date?


@mariustanya wrote:
Windows is a fragmented operating system that covers a myriad of home setups. These setups require video encoding and decoding support for spherical media that need to be tested across multiple devices.

For this reason, we’re taking a little more time to get things ready to make sure it meets the expectation of our users. Rest assured, we are planning to add the same level of features for Windows as users with Mac currently get with the GoPro Player.

Next week, we’ll release a new version of the app that features:
1) Support for HEVC and H.264 exports including 360 audio
2) An improved user interface
3) 360 Audio enhancements for videos with Horizon Leveling and World Lock
4) Several bug fixes and enhancements

We would really appreciate it if you could test out the new update when it's released and update this thread so we know that the changes are working correctly. Thanks!

Please explain the details.

 

For example, if windows was so fragmented, why does Fusion Studio for Mac stich/render 5x slower than the windows version? Logic would indicate, since you claim to do in camera stitching, that all you would have to do is auxilary rendering/encoding for the Max. 

Hiker
Posts: 25

Re: GoPro Player for Windows expected release date?

When is the release date of the GoPro Player for Windows with the same functionality as Mac version?
GoPro
Posts: 9,401

Re: GoPro Player for Windows expected release date?

Hello @andreasgp. The latest version of the GoPro MAX Exporter has the following bug fixes and improvement: 

  • Added support for HEVC and H.264 exports including 360 audio.
  • Enhanced 360 audio for videos with Horizon Leveling and World Lock.
  • An improved user interface, including:
    • More intuitive look and feel
    • Preview controls
    • Cancel export button
    • Sticky user settings
    • Drag and Drop files from the camera
  • Several bug fixes and enhancements, including:
    • Fixed app crash issues related to video imports, previews, and changing languages
    • Video preview now renders the first frame
    • GPMF track is now present in exported files

Let us know how it works out on your end. Thanks!

Hiker
Posts: 25

Re: GoPro Player for Windows expected release date?

Hello,

 

I am looking for the release of the GoPro Player for Windows with the same functionality as Mac version, i don't want to export the videos, i want to copy them on my PC and have a player to watch them and then be able to reframe, choose different transitions, grap frames etc

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: GoPro Player for Windows expected release date?

+1