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#175465 30-Jun-2015 19:26
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Hi There!

I bought a GoPro for recording my Squash session and various other activities. I am recording in 1080P 80FPS to ensure I can see lots of the ball, and move frame by frame to examine movement and racquet position. 

The trouble is that a 7 minute video is >2.5GB and I am trying to determine what I need to do or what I can do post capture to maintain the quality but lose some of the size, so I can post them on Youtube, or other sites. 

I did consider the purchase of some video editing software, and Corel VideoStudio X8 was an option that consistently comes up. I can buy x7  for $25USD on Amazon, and about $110 total in NZ for the x8. 

Would it be likely something like this would meet all my needs? I was keen to remove the audio track in the hope that would reduce the files somewhat, but unsure how that works and what tools I would require. 

Movie Maker that comes free as part of Windows Essentials 2012 seems ok, but basic. 

Anyone got any tips or make any software recommendations. I don't want to spent more than about $100. 


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  #1334644 1-Jul-2015 09:13
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Download the 30 day trials of the popular ones to get an idea  on what's best for you.  That's what i did and settled on Sony Vegas in the end..




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  #1334657 1-Jul-2015 09:18
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I tried all the major players including corel, sony vegas, premier, magix and power director. I settled on Pinnacle Studio for functionality while being really easy to use and intuitive.

To answer your question yes you will be able to adjust the quality and get that 2.5gb file down to a fraction of that while keeping the quality.

 
 
 
 


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  #1334708 1-Jul-2015 09:54
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Do you want to edit the video, or just make the file sizes a bit more managable, If it is the latter than Handbrake should be you first point of call

 

BTW: removing the Audio track will do squat with regard to the size of the video, its the high frame rates on the gopro that are responsible for the large file size...



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  #1335007 1-Jul-2015 13:35
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wellygary: Do you want to edit the video, or just make the file sizes a bit more managable, If it is the latter than Handbrake should be you first point of call

BTW: removing the Audio track will do squat with regard to the size of the video, its the high frame rates on the gopro that are responsible for the large file size...


I have handbrake, could you give me a hint as to how I would convert it to a format that retains the 80fps as well and makes the file smaller? Sorry I am quite new to this. 

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As above, what exactly is the intended outcome here?  Just to make the file size smaller?

Some basic questions:
What GoPro model exactly are you using?
80fps sounds weird, is that not 60fps?
Do you have ProTune turned on?
What's the required output resolution?  What are you going to do with these clips?
Do you need 7 minutes of footage, or are you after specific points for analysis?

GoPro themselves offer their GoPro Studio product that potentially does some of what I feel you may want, for free.

http://shop.gopro.com/APAC/softwareandapp/gopro-studio/GoPro-Studio.html


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networkn:
wellygary: Do you want to edit the video, or just make the file sizes a bit more managable, If it is the latter than Handbrake should be you first point of call

BTW: removing the Audio track will do squat with regard to the size of the video, its the high frame rates on the gopro that are responsible for the large file size...


I have handbrake, could you give me a hint as to how I would convert it to a format that retains the 80fps as well and makes the file smaller? Sorry I am quite new to this. 


That will be the trick finding something that will allow you to keep the 80fps. You may have to convert it to 25fps for example, but you'll want to do it in a way that will keep all your frames. I'm suprised GoPro themselves wouldn't provide soem kind of free software to do just that. You'll probably have mixed results with different editing software, each handling the footage slightly differently.



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  #1335021 1-Jul-2015 13:51
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Jaxson: As above, what exactly is the intended outcome here?  Just to make the file size smaller?

Some basic questions:
What GoPro model exactly are you using?
80fps sounds weird, is that not 60fps?
Do you have ProTune turned on?
What's the required output resolution?  What are you going to do with these clips?
Do you need 7 minutes of footage, or are you after specific points for analysis?

GoPro themselves offer their GoPro Studio product that potentially does some of what I feel you may want, for free.

http://shop.gopro.com/APAC/softwareandapp/gopro-studio/GoPro-Studio.html



It's a GP hero 4 Black. 80FPS is correct. It's to record Squash Movement for Analysis. Yes I do understand once I trim it it will be smaller, but sometimes you want to post an entire game or match which based on current settings could be 25GB.
The Built in Software is pretty basic.
Protune is turned off I think by default.
1080P is minimum I think to get the quality for analysis. 

 
 
 
 


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The GoPro Studio allows for quality output options from memory.

Basically you're recording a massive amount of info, so that at any stage you can run this in slow mo to see what's going on.
You're going to have to keep the settings high to be able to achieve that.

Sounds like you should keep the same settings, but use the software to convert the whole game down to a manageable youtube upload size for that purpose.
You kinda can't have your cake and eat it to as such.  You need the data to be able to slow it down to slow mo when required.

eg:



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  #1335058 1-Jul-2015 14:02
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Jaxson: The GoPro Studio allows for quality output options from memory.

Basically you're recording a massive amount of info, so that at any stage you can run this in slow mo to see what's going on.
You're going to have to keep the settings high to be able to achieve that.

Sounds like you should keep the same settings, but use the software to convert the whole game down to a manageable youtube upload size for that purpose.
You kinda can't have your cake and eat it to as such.  You need the data to be able to slow it down to slow mo when required.

 


So what software and settings do you recommend to achieve this?


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  #1335063 1-Jul-2015 14:07
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networkn:
So what software and settings do you recommend to achieve this?



As above:

GoPro themselves offer their GoPro Studio product that potentially does some of what I feel you may want, for free.

http://shop.gopro.com/APAC/softwareandapp/gopro-studio/GoPro-Studio.html




I'd use premiere, but that's just me.
What I'm saying is you may be able to do what you're after for free.
Or you could use another product.  Check out the videos, it might interest you.

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