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Hi everyone

 

as Dad said on my birthday post i have now got a new go pro hero 3 + and i was hoping for a bit of advice from people who also have one.

 

at the moment i have had to get a new laptop to run the editing software needed for it, but after loading some test videos onto pro studio the videos came out quite jumpy and slowed down, i have played round with the different setting on it and it doesnt seem to be changing.

 

can anyone help by letting me know what setting such as resolution , fps and capture settings you use

or if anyone has have the same problem due to the camera being faulty

 

many thank

Dan

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If it is in HD mode, you need a beast of a laptop to process and run that video. My 2 yr old work laptop (nothing special graphic card wise) can't pal smooth HD video.

 

Set everything to capture on low res, low gps etc and see if that works.

 

Rob

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I don't use any higher res than 720p - i cant see the difference to 1080p, and it uses a bit less memory as well!

 

When you are importing, you'll want to match the frame rate to what is was recorded in. unless you want to do slow-mo, there is no need to use any higher frame rate than 30fps - any more and it is just using memory and processing power!

 

That said... slo-mo is pretty damn cool.....

 

To preserve frame rate, always import in the frame rate it was recorded in - otherwise it chops bits out, and then you end up with the jumpy footage when you slow the footage down.

 

Dan

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Hi dan,

 

It's the card your using in the camera that's making the footage it's recording jumpy, basically the card isn't writing the data fast enough. You need a MicroSD card that is class 10 and above 32gb to be able to hold enough data. Here's a list of the MicroSD cards that gopro recommend in that model;

 

SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC (SDSDQXL-032G)

•SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC (SDSDQXL-064G)

•Lexar 32GB SDHC 600x (LSDMI32GBSBNA600R)

•Lexar 64GB SDXC 600x (LSDMI64GBSBNA600R)

•Delkin 32GB SDHC (DDMICROSDPRO2-32GB)

•Delkin 64GB SDXC (DDMICROSDPRO264GB)

 

Hope this helps

Nigel

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hi guy thanks for the help and had a play with every thing last night but still having problems 

 

nigel im using a sandisk extreme plus 32gb which is the one that came with the camera so there shouldnt be any problem with that,

can you please ask lee what setup he uses for viewing and editing because now i am not sure if the new laptop i got is just not man enough for the job but considering it has a quad core processor 4gb ram 750gb memory and upgraded graffics card i would have thought it would be.

 

dan i tryed changing the fps when importing and it improved but my camera does not have the option to set on 720p at 30 fps only 60  but i did run out of time last night before i tryed importing at 60fps at 720p

 

Dan

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Lee uses the latest Apple Mac Pro laptop Dan which he bought for cad and design plus great video and photo work

But I will ask about possible software you could try on yours

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It won't be the laptop. I can even use my ipad to edit basic video.

 

What software are you using? I use iMovie on the ipad, but it's very basic and limiting. On the PC I use Movie Maker, which is simple to use but you can't do the really fancy stuff Lee does, but it's good enough for me, the only downside is when rendering the video at the end, is prone to crashing if it's more than a few mins of film... You can get it to work ok though. My first time I had to gaff around a fair bit.

 

As Dan and rob says, unless you got a semi pro set up, forget 1080, and just stick with 720.

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My driver has a go pro (can't remeber which one, but it's about £300-£350), he mentioned it doesn't work probably with sandisk, he's got a lexar and it works fine now.

I'll ask him when he next come in to work.

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It won't be the laptop. I can even use my ipad to edit basic video.

 

What software are you using? I use iMovie on the ipad, but it's very basic and limiting. On the PC I use Movie Maker, which is simple to use but you can't do the really fancy stuff Lee does, but it's good enough for me, the only downside is when rendering the video at the end, is prone to crashing if it's more than a few mins of film... You can get it to work ok though. My first time I had to gaff around a fair bit.

 

As Dan and rob says, unless you got a semi pro set up, forget 1080, and just stick with 720.

i have tryed using go pro studio but it alway come out jumpy on any settings i put it on and i installed movie maker for windows 8 but it wouldnt even find the file to import, like dan said i have tryed matching the fps on gopro studio when trying to play which improves the video slightly but no audio or i can hear just the audio without any picture at all.

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Are you finalising the edit before you play it?

 

A lot of software has "previews" to play the footage. Make sure it is finalised, then watch the final edit through something like VLC player.

 

For using go pro studio (assume you mean Cineform studio?), check this out  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEBe6hVXXHA

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Hi Dan,

 

Check out the link below.

 

 http://www.videomaker.com

 

You should find the answer you are looking for on the forum.

 

Also a few articles on the Go Pro.

 

With regards to the editing software try Power Director Suite, all the facilities you are ever likely to need including all the raw file conversions etc.

 

You need to convert the raw files to MP4,AVI or WMV. the software will give you all the options including the ability to upload your video movies to YouTube.

 

 

 

Mikey B

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I have now managed to get it all working lovely smooth video and great audio after playing with more setting on the go pro and cineform studio convertion settings, i also think it might of been abit of user error lol

 

thanks to everyone who helped and the links to youtube and other sites really helped,

very happy with it now and cant wait to get out and get some footage.

 

Thanks again

Dan

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I've got all of the mounts I need at the moment because chrissy got aload with it the only thing I do need Is a long pole I've got a short one at home but it's only about a foot long.I get some good footage from my car yesterday just by testing the window mount and very impressed by the head strap mount I put it on my mate down the skate park and it didn't move at all .

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I've got all of the mounts I need at the moment because chrissy got aload with it the only thing I do need Is a long pole I've got a short one at home but it's only about a foot long.I get some good footage from my car yesterday just by testing the window mount and very impressed by the head strap mount I put it on my mate down the skate park and it didn't move at all .

Now just get to the boatyard and help Dad with the boat

Then we can go out and try it before Alderney

 

Thanks to all that have given Dan advice on this

Whhat a great Club this is

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