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Tourist
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How to stitch videos

Struggling to understand how to do this. I have two 15min videos I want to sticth together as One. How do I do this? Is it thru Quik or GoPro Studio.


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GoPro
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Re: How to stitch videos

Hi @blackjag

 

Yes, you would use Quik first to import the footage off your camera, and then GoPro Studio to stitch the footage together.  You can download Quik and GoPro Studio from our website here:  Download Quik and GoPro Studio

 

If you would like our assistance in using the software, you can contact us at (855) 635-3578.

 

Cheers!

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GoPro
Posts: 80

Re: How to stitch videos

Hi @blackjag

 

Yes, you would use Quik first to import the footage off your camera, and then GoPro Studio to stitch the footage together.  You can download Quik and GoPro Studio from our website here:  Download Quik and GoPro Studio

 

If you would like our assistance in using the software, you can contact us at (855) 635-3578.

 

Cheers!

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: How to stitch videos

the link only goes to quick and not to gopro studio. It would appear as if studio is not available (windows?) which makes the answer no longer workable. How does one daisy-chain short videos into one??

Tourist
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Re: How to stitch videos

I had the same problem.  Video of ice hockey games (Hero4 Black) would generate two MP4 files for each period (4GB / 17:43 max limit per video file).  All I wanted to do was join the two MP4 files for each period, thereby giving me 3 video files for the whole game.

 

Simple right?  Not with the currently available GoPro software. I actually called GoPro Support on this and they said that it is not possible with videos over 1 minute.  This was the solution I received:

 

"Thank you for contacting GoPro Support and raising this concern. Sorry to hear about the problem, I would be happy to help.
Unfortunately, we aren’t able to give out any older version of GoPro Studio. If you’re looking for a non-linear editor to make your own custom edits with, you can you iMovie on Mac or VSDC on Windows (http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/download <http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/download>) Apologies for any inconvenience!"

 

Instead of their proposed solution, I used the solution found in this article:
https://havecamerawilltravel.com/gopro/join-gopro-video-chapters/

 

That article references the free tool MP4 Joiner and it worked perfectly for my needs (https://www.mp4joiner.org/en/).

 

Hope that helps!!

 

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: How to stitch videos

Yes, it seems rather annoying that Quick does not have this capabilities and that gopro does not provide a link to studio.

I found gsporstudio here https://gopro-studio.en.softonic.com/download and it nicely daisychained the 10 clips I had. Took a while becuase of all the conversion but the result is what counts. MP4tools was flagged by AVAST antivurs as containing adware.

Tourist
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Re: How to stitch videos

Interesting.  Any loss in video quality after the re-encoding?  Would you mind detailing the sequence of steps you took in Studio to join the videos together?  Thanks!

Tourist
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Re: How to stitch videos

The download included a user guide. I used a few weeks back so can't remember a lot but it was quite straight forward. It is a 32 bit application and hence not very fast. Can't comment on quality loss but the  did not notive any difference between the individual videos (Hero session) and the combined ones on a normal laptop scree. 

Again, the ball is in gopro's court to provide something that easily allows one to carry out a basic task like stitching snippes to gether without all the frills of e.g. obligatory music.

Hope this helps

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: How to stitch videos

You want to join those chaptered mp4 files together to make one continuous video?

 

Well that should be easy right?  Well its a pain in the but and honestly I think the fact it takes like an hour to do it in GoPro Studio along with loading the video, converting it, stitching or joining it together and then re-encoding it is a bit rediculous when all you want to do is join the files.

 

So if you want to save a TON of time, and don't mind rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands just a little dirty with some command line usage, then try this:

 

Get yourself a copy of ffmpeg (https://www.ffmpeg.org/download.html).

Open the zip file and find the bin folder and copy out the ffmpeg.exe file to your desktop or somewhere on your computer.

Open a command prompt in windows and navigate to the folder where ffmpeg.exe now lives (wherever you put it).

 

Create a text file called "input.txt" in the same location that you placed ffmpeg.exe and add the list of videos you want concatenated into a single video to the text file in this format:

 

file GOPR1911.mp4
file GP011911.mp4

Obviously replace the filenames with your files and add more if you need to.

 

Then run ffmpeg using this command:

 

ffmpeg -f concat -i input.txt -c copy output.mp4

About 20 seconds later you'll have a SINGLE mp4 file for your gopro video, and you have gotten easily probably an hour or more back to your life.

 

Enjoy!