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AudiHD [Avatar]
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Hi,

Is there a solution or way to use GoPro GPS overlays in your projects?
For maps or correct time?


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The only option known to me, which I also use myself, is to import the GoPro video UNEDIT (because only then the metadata is available) into RaceRender, to position the desired GPS overlays, to save the video and only then to edit it further with PD . When importing the GoPro video, RaceRender extracts a GPS file. The actual video can then also be removed so that the GPS overlays are in front of a black background. This video is then exported and can be superimposed on the video in PD with Chromakey (black is transparent). is necessary for time-lapse videos because the GPS data was recorded in real time, but the video was recorded at an accelerated rate.
Of course, the GPS video must then be accelerated accordingly so that it is synchronized with the time-lapse video!

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optodata
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Oliverz is right, there are no built-in tools in the current version of PD to work with embedded GPS data.

In addition to Race Render (which to me seems like it's more for pretty hardcore racing videos), there are other options listed on this GoPro support page. Some are clearly for drones but many will probably work with other GPS-enabled cameras like dashcams.
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Of course there are also other solutions - you can send the video from the camera to the mobile phone via WLAN and then insert the GPS sticker in the GoPro APP - unfortunately this is very tedious and not very flexible.
I chose RaceRender because it also means other sources such as. a log file from Torque (to display motor data) and much more. can be used. And because RaceRender imho is the best known solution to me, which is absolutely flexible - also when it comes to the layout of the overlays!
So far, I am not aware of any editing program that could process this metadata in the video. Unfortunately, after editing and inserting the GPS overlays, all tools I know eliminate the metadata - ALL metadata, including those that are necessary to stabilize a video with ReelSteady ...
You have to stabilize the unstabilized original video with ReelSteady first, then import the original video into RaceRender and extract the GPS file from it. Then delete the original video in Racerender and then import the video stabilized with ReelSteady and then you can bind all GSP overlays to the extracted GPS file (hold the ones for which there is data). Darais can then RaceRender generate a video that can now be processed with any editing program.
Elaborate? YES!
If motor data are then to be included, which from the indicated GPS file from Torque or similar are related, everything still has to be synchronized ...
And if there are also timelaps recordings ... I've already told you ...

Here are two examples:
Once a car trip with external engine data:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clNx-H_z548

Once by bike and timelaps - the GPS overlays were all created individually against a black background and then merged in the editing program:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syggh5aYrS4

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Thanks Guys.
I look on it

Greetz,
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