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How To Add GPS Data Gauges To Your GoPro Videos

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One of the brilliant new features of the GoPro Hero 5 Black is the ability to log GPS telemetry data within videos which can then be displayed over your videos in a visual form of various gauges. Some of the data you can overlay are speed, distance, g-force, altitude, elevation gain and time. All the gauges and data are customizable and can be resized or moved to different parts of the video. This is a great tool for skiing, dirt bike riding, mountain biking or just a nice drive with your car or motorcycle. This will even work on an airplane, you can track how fast the plane is moving and the distance it traveled.  In order to have your GoPro record all the telemetry data, you must enable GPS in the preferences menu.

Tutorial: How To Add GPS Data To Your GoPro Videos Using GoPro Quik

Step 1: Power on your GoPro and make sure you have enabled GPS in the preference menu. Wait until the GPS notification is lit up, this confirms that the GoPro has picked up a satellite. Once you confirm your GPS is connected you can proceed with recording your activity as normal.

Step 2: Once you have recorded your video we now need to transfer your video to your computer. It is best if you use the GoPro Quik desktop app to transfer, we will be using this software anyways to add the telemetry data to your video.

Step 3: Now that your video is transferred to the computer, it’s now time to launch GoPro Quik if you have not already done so. At this point, you should locate your video in the media section of Quik. Once you have found the video you shot with GPS enabled, double-click it to open up the video for editing.

 

Step 4: Once your video has been selected we are now going to enable the GPS data overlay. At the bottom of the screen click on the icon that looks like a speedometer gauge. This will launch the GPS telemetry data options panel.

 

Step 5: The telemetry data options will pop up and here we can enable the specific gauges that we wish. You can select them all or just a few. Slide the toggles to the “on” position and when done click the save button.

These are the telemetry options that are available for GoPro Hero 5 Black Videos.

 

Step 6: After clicking save you will be directed back to your video and you will notice all the new data gauges in your video. Every gauge can be customized you can move them to different parts of the screen. They can also be resized if you so wish.

A sample of GoPro GPS Data Overlay.

 

Step 7: To save the video with the GPS data gauges you will now have to click on the scissor icon at the bottom. This will take us to a section where we can trim the clip and save it to our computer.

 

Step 8: Adjust the scrub bar handles to set the start point and end point of our GoPro GPS enabled video. When done click on the save button and the new GPS clip will be saved to your computer in the same location as the original video. The original video will not be modified, this creates a new clip with the GPS telemetry data.

 

Tip: You can change from imperial to metric in the settings of the Quik App.

That is it, your GoPro Hero 5 Black videos now have GPS data gauges on them. I hope you found this tutorial on how to add GPS information to your GoPro videos helpful.


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Air Magic – Automatic Drone Photo Editing App From Skylum

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Earlier in the week Skylum, the makers of Aurora HDR and Luminar launched a new software app called AirMagic. This new software is engineered specifically for editing photos taken on drones and it does it automatically. Let’s face it not all of us are editing guru’s, purchasing, learning, and mastering editing software like Photoshop or Lightroom can be time-consuming and expensive. There is a huge learning curve to get good results out of high-end photo editing apps. Not to mention some folks just don’t have time to spend hours upon hours editing shots they have captured with their drone.

This is were software like AirMagic comes in, this intelligent software can analyze your drone photo and make it look incredible with just a few clicks, the best part is there is no learning curve, AirMagic does everything for you. I was able to get my hands on a pre-release version and have been playing around with it for several weeks and I must say I am very impressed. This software can detect what drone the photo was captured with to make any adjustments needed for every specific drone. If you want to change the look of the finished photo they have also included some different styles that can be applied. If you have many files you want to edit, no problem, AirMagic can open up multiple files at a time for quick and easy batch editing.

One thing however that I wish they did include is a way to manually change the look, the software is geared for automatic editing, but it would be nice to be able to adjust some aspects of the editing for those who like to tinker. They do however include a strength slider, so if you find you want to tone things down a bit you are able.

All in all, this is a fantastic drone photo editing app for beginners and for those who don’t have a lot of time. If you just want to shoot photos with your drone and then be able to share them on social media without a lot of fussing around, AirMagic is definitely for you. I highly reconded the AirMagic app to all drone photographers, both beginners and seasoned.

Watch my demonstration of AirMagic working its magic on my demo video below.

Buy AirMagic: http://bit.ly/airmagic

 

 


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How To Use Audio Ducking in LumaFusion

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In this video tutorial, I go over how to use audio ducking in LumaFusion on your iPad or iPhone. Basically audio ducking is an automatic way to control audio levels for background music. You can set what audio track should be set to master and the background music will be automatically lowered when there is taking or other important audio. It is very easy to learn and use and a powerful tool when editing.


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