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Hiker
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Need Quick for Linux

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I know this has already been suggested, but I was unable to reply to the topic I found.

 

Like the subject says: We need Quck for Linux.

 

I can't even label my post appropriately!


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Hiker
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Re: Just need a solution. 2 hours - Time Lapse with Gauges.

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@hasues wrote:

I'm not in your prediciment, but I saw this message and I thought I would post this based on some things I read.  It's a bit janky because it involves using virtual machines to run software, but maybe it will help you make the asset that you wanted:

 

 


I really appreciate the effort and the suggestion. But I already took some of his suggestions (although not on a VM, I installed Windows on bare metal so that it could have 100% of the available resources).

 

I may have found a solution, it's a program called GoPro VIRB Edit. Oh, wait! That's Garmin VIRB Edit. Smiley LOL  I'll try it an let everybody know.

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GoPro
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Re: Need Quick for Linux

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@bluepeak25560, Linux is not currently supported for any of our desktop software applications.

 

We definitely appreciate the suggestion. I'll pass this along to the team.

Hiker
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Re: Need Quick for Linux

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I installed Quik on my wife's MacBook Pro. What a waste of space. It only creates 30 seconds of video? Can't get rid of the cheesy music?

I'm trying to make DashWare work, but once again--it's only available for Windows.

GoPro
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Re: Need Quick for Linux

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@cycle-ops, Quik for Desktop is limited to create 60 seconds video. You can check this list of editing applications that work well with GoPro files as shared by a Hub member.

 

There are also some software suggestions in this article that will help: https://gopro.com/help/articles/how_to/Programs-to-View-and-Edit-Videos

Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Need Quick for Linux

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My original request was to have Quik for Linux. But 30 seconds, 60 seconds -- equally useless.

There are a gazillion video editors for Linux that work, but I haven't found one yet that can include gauges using GoPro's metadata. I think I'm going to have to install Windows and use DashWare.
Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Need Quick for Linux

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Update: iI had to install Windows. Installing on a Virtual Machine wasn't good enough, because I didn't have enough RAM and CPU to allocate to the guest OS (Windows).

Dashware is pretty good, but now I find that it doesn't support gauges for time-lapse video. It looks like speed may work, but not the other gauges.

Dashware requires one specific xml file from Quik in order to work with video from the Hero 7. Dashware also crashes when rendering video if you don't have an audio track (as in time lapse video). Add music, and you get scolded by YouTube for using copyrighted media (sorry, I don't have original music).

The GoPro Hero 7 also splits long videos into parts. You can recombine them in Dashware, but if you want gauges, Dashware chokes on the data (telemetry) files. I had to install a kludgey 3rd party utility to merge the data files so that Dashware can read them. Then you have to import each raw video individually to create a data file, then use the utility to merge them.
Tourist
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Re: Need Quick for Linux

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Read this thread.  While I appreciate the efforts on what I'm reading on trying to find something to make this work, I'm a bit concerned reading about "kludgy software" and "software crashing".  I say this because noting that if one can't get a VM to run Windows on his or her host as it is already admittedly resource constrained, that may be one's issue with some of the performance and such in the other apps mentioned.  I would be curious how this would perform if used with a host with more resources.

Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Need Quick for Linux

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I don't understand your question. It (Dashware) performs reasonably well on Windows (on bare metal, not on VM), where it has all the resources available. I'm sure a more powerful host would speed things up. But Dashware will predictably crash when attempting to render a video with no audio track. That's problematic when GoPro's own products create videos (time lapse) with no audio track by design. Why not simply check for an audio track before beginning the rendering process?

Jack
Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Need Quick for Linux

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(Continuing)
But it's all moot, since Dashware seems to have no support anyway. After all, users have to add a file from Quik to even make it work with the Hero7 Black. GoPro could have easily issued an update with the required file bundled into it.

And no gauges for time lapse video (they appear, but have incorrect readings). That may only affect a small subset of users, but my primary use is for time lapse, and I require gauges. So it looks like I'll have to record in video mode and convert to time lapse in post (using a full featured video editor) in order to have accurate gauges.

Jack
Hiker
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Just need a solution. 2 hours - Time Lapse with Gauges.

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GoPro, your hardware is good but your software is the worst. No doubt you've heard that before.


After dropping about $500 on a Hero 7 Black, accessories, and a copy of Windows, I'm still stuck.

 

I have videos that run about 2 hours (which my GoPro kindly split into 10 clips). I need the output to be:

  • One video
  • With gauges
  • Time lapse

I learned here that your Time Lapse doesn't support gauges. No problem, shoot in real-time and then convert to time lapse in post, right?

 

Now I find that I can't merge 2 hours of video without the data extract failing. I even tried extracting data one clip at a time, and using GPDM to merge the data file. It gives me a variety of different ways to fail.

 

How. Do. I. Do. This? Just tell me how, please.

 

Righteously frustrated and almost mad.

Tourist
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Re: Just need a solution. 2 hours - Time Lapse with Gauges.

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I'm not in your prediciment, but I saw this message and I thought I would post this based on some things I read.  It's a bit janky because it involves using virtual machines to run software, but maybe it will help you make the asset that you wanted:

 

 

 

 

Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Just need a solution. 2 hours - Time Lapse with Gauges.

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@hasues wrote:

I'm not in your prediciment, but I saw this message and I thought I would post this based on some things I read.  It's a bit janky because it involves using virtual machines to run software, but maybe it will help you make the asset that you wanted:

 

 


I really appreciate the effort and the suggestion. But I already took some of his suggestions (although not on a VM, I installed Windows on bare metal so that it could have 100% of the available resources).

 

I may have found a solution, it's a program called GoPro VIRB Edit. Oh, wait! That's Garmin VIRB Edit. Smiley LOL  I'll try it an let everybody know.

Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Just need a solution. 2 hours - Time Lapse with Gauges.

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So using Garmin VIRB Editor and Garmin data appears to be the best solution yet. A couple of observations, in case anyone else goes this route:

  • In my case, the GoPro video did not begin at the same time as my Garmin tracking. Garmin provides a brilliant feature to synchronize the video with the data. It allows you to select a datapoint and then select the exact map point where it should be. An intersection or a full stop is pretty easy to identify. 
  • If you have a pause on your ride (or other activity) and the Garmin goes into power saver mode, be sure to wake it up before resuming the video recording. I ride about 1/4 mile before realizing the Garmin wasn't tracking me but GoPro was recording. That left a gap in the metrics data.