GoPro - Editing and publishing on board
Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:49 AM
Any suggestions on which video editing programs are better than others?
Any problems you have come across (and solved or haven't solved)?
Or if there is already a thread in here - where I can find it!
Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:51 AM
Mac crap - final cut pro or avid
Pc - adobe premiere
Linux - cinelerra
Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:02 AM
Take a test video and then open it with MPEG Streamclip. Use that to trim and compress to a standard size depending on your bandwidth capabilities. I trim mine down to 720 x 480, 24 fps, which yields a file size after editing of somewhere around 20 MB per minute, and for a typical 2 minute video update, that's 40 MB for those who are getting charged by the MB for satellite data.
After you process it with Streamclip, you can import the now-compressed clip into something easy: For Mac, use iMovie. For Windows, use Premiere lite or Moviemaker. Practice with both long before, because I can guarantee that getting them done quickly will be at a premium; doing it in any kind of seaway is a guarantee of seasickness even if you are rarely prone to it.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:24 AM
Sounds like I should be uploading videos/stills from the iPad/iPhone and leave the GoPro editing for when we get to shore.. I don't need any help to puke into a bucket in a seaway as it is....!!
I'll look at adobe premiere and squared5 - thanks!
Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:18 AM
I used Adobe premiere elements 10 for this vid.
I had a forward crappy camera and rear wide screen HD camera no trouble editing both in and took about 40mins to make this by importing the whole video in then just chopping out the boring stuff.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:23 AM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:50 AM
use prem pro - don't waste time on other s/w
i had fogging probs until i used the inserts, now i store and
and load in the freezer, inserts optional
Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:11 PM
Make sure you have plenty of drive space, as the GoPro videos take up a fair amount of space on their own and any video editing app will use up lots more with the project files and video edits.
All comments on fogging are spot on.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:31 PM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:13 PM
Also saw a new small video camera on the market, http://contour.com/. They have a new version coming out that competes very well with the GoPro and has a GPS that tracks time, location, and speed that sounds kind of interesting. The regular model is around $200. I'd be interested to hear if anyone's tried it.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:10 PM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:12 AM
I've got a dive trip coming up this month so will use those images/footage as a test run..
Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:04 PM
Does anybody have any experience with this software?
Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:31 PM
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:14 PM
Failing that, try wiping a thin film of dish soap inside the case. We did that to our motorcycle helmet visors and never had a problem with fogging.
If you are still debating what software to use, download a live cd of cinelerra from http://cinelerra.org...g_cinelerra.php and try it for free. It will at least give you an idea of what to expect of the whole process before you lay down some cash for editing software. Who knows, it may work for you and you won't have to buy anything.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:28 PM
Rev Petey swears by the Drift Innovations camera over the GoPro. I don't have either but he does this for a living, so I would trust him.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:44 PM
Still keen to know what programs folk are using as I haven't bought anything yet.
Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:14 AM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:21 AM
very simple device using easy components obtained from local hardware store - took 30 mins to construct - it uses a dual action bed inflate/deflate manual pump (or pretty much a kite pump) to suck out air. ideal for anyone who does a lot of water work and wants to eliminate fogging. feel free to PM me for details of device.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:05 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:31 PM