on 06-16-2021 12:46 PM
HI all, I'm sure this is a stupid newbe questions.
If I'm out on a moutain bike ride for 2 hours and want the GPS to track my location, do I turn on the goPro ( with GPS enabled) and just leave it on? When wanting to capture video just press the Record button on and off through the ride? I believe the Auto Time off is set to 15 min. Is that going to kill my tracking or should I bump that up to 2 hours? If so, I can't see the battery lasting that long regardless if my recording is probably minimal. Am I being unrealistic in my wants :-)
on 06-16-2021 01:02 PM
You are allowed to want anything in the world, there's no such things as unrealistic wants. However your expectations should be firmly grounded in reality.
Here's a video about GPS data, how to get the best results and the best practises.
Turning off your GoPro (letting it auto power off) and powering it back on will result in you having to wait up to 2 - 3 minutes for a GPS lock each time it powers down. Your best option may be to rig your camera up to an external power bank and just leave it powered on. However the best practises would be to actually preplan your journey and story board it before shooting. Plan exactly what you want to shoot, where you want to shoot, what angles you want and where you want GPS data displayed.
on 06-16-2021 01:30 PM
This is awesome, thanks for sharing. Good to know I"m not far off. I gues I can plan out the trails I plan on recording and just capture that. Any speed stickers will not show the full ride route. I'll just focus on speed and altitude (air time) of the jumps and such. Curious how it works.
Thanks a bunch.
on 06-16-2021 01:57 PM
If you want to get serious about your GPS options, then you need to have the proper tools. I use this:
This allows me to add multiple video files together to get a full GPS route. It also allows me to use map overlays, access all of the sensor data recorded by the GoPro and gives me multiple options for output (GPS on video, GPS as a transparancy for using in other video editing programs). This really is a fantastic powerful piece of software.
on 06-17-2021 12:54 AM
Even if the camera is showing GPS acquisition, there is also a reliability score that the data gets. If there are not enough satellite locks, high kp, or other factors like cloud cover, large structures (buildings, trees, cliffs, water bodies) that can cause multipath propagation (signals bouncing) then you won't get good data. This will give you inaccurate data or an inability to use the Stickers option in the Quik app.
on 07-31-2021 12:47 AM