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    Edmonton
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    Touring the city on new-fangled wheel thingies.

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  1. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    You can stitch to 4k, I always stitch into 5.2k, then hand it off to Premier Pro to do overcapture/composition. The overcapture function in Fusion Studio only gives you 1080p or less no matter what you select on that dialog..
  2. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    That is not the case. Premier Pro has a list of YT output formats. Among them are 1080p, another is 4k. The project was to produce a flat 4k video output from a GoPro Fusion input without using Premier Pro. It seems like everyone is in agreement that this cannot be done, so I've ended my investigation. If someone else wants to pick it up or look at some other questions arising out of this, I'd be happy to provide more detail on my process. If that person has Premier Pro I'd be happy to provide the project and contents to experiment with.
  3. winterwheel

    The Photo Thread

    Sadly no, but that's why I'm on this forum -- to learn the right way to do things.
  4. winterwheel

    Edmonton Canada

    I've posted a couple of photos and one video from the other night. The photos are in the photo thread: The video is here:
  5. winterwheel

    The Photo Thread

    From our recent evening-night ride. We stopped after this for a coffee, and returned home in the dark.
  6. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    So for general interest, here is the same video clip twice -- once rendered and uploaded to YouTube as 1080p, and the other as 4k. I did nothing to these clips except cut them down to 5 seconds, apply GoPro OverCapture (with no zoom or directional focus changes) and then push them out using the YouTube presets in Premier Pro -- one with the 1080p preset, the other with the 4k preset. How the two videos look will depend on the device you are using to watch them of course, but on my 4k tv the 1080p version is unwatchable, while the 4k version looks great.
  7. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    I feel like you are just trolling me at this point.
  8. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Interesting. I had been thinking that the GoPro's 5.2k resolution would allow me to produce a better result than 1080p, with the software finishing the job to get it up to 4k. Easy way to test, I'm going re-render one of my existing videos as 1080p and see if there is any difference between that and the "4k" version. If there isn't, that will save a lot of time. And disk space.
  9. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    I'm definitely putting out 4k videos, I guess Premier Pro must be doing some magic in there to make that happen.
  10. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    I am giving up on this. My working parameters were a) use GoPro Fusion to take the raw video; b) use Fusion Studio to create 4k video output that is in overcapture (i.e. not 360 video) mode; b) whatever else is done, do not use Premier Pro to produce the final output. The first showstopper came immediately: Fusion Studio simply can't produce 4k clips in anything except 360 mode. If one tries to do overcapture it forces the final output into 1080p -- not 4k. So that didn't work. It also doesn't put clips together into a complete video, so one would still need some other application to do that. The next idea was to export stitched 360 video from Fusion Studio, and then find an inexpensive alternative to Premier Pro to do the final overcapture, 4k render. I tried a variety of things, including the Insta360 desktop software. That (insta360) did the best but once again, was unable to generate 4k output. So I took a look at MB's software list and saw Pinnacle on that, and saw that the current Ultimate version (one time cost $129) supports 360 editing, including overcapture to normal video. Hooray! Pinnacle works a bit, but has a couple of problems. First, when doing overcapture you need to be able to do yaw, pitch, and roll. Pinnacle only provides two of those, so the horizon is crooked in places, enough to ruin much of the footage. Worse, it lets you drop multiple 360 clips onto the timeline and edit the overcapture sequences, saves without complaint, but if you close and re-open the project, all the edits are gone except those made on the first clip. It also crashed at one point, with the loss of much work because of the preceding problem. So this ends my experiment with my conclusions being... - If you want 4k output, you have to use Premier Pro. - If you are okay with 1080p, you can edit the stitched files from Fusion Studio using the Insta360 desktop software; it seems to be the best alternative, it is free, and it doesn't require you to have an Insta360 camera. And finally, I was working with about 40 minutes of video taken from our tour the other night. The total stitch time for those clips in Fusion Studio was just under two hours on my decent-but-not-exceptional computer. So about 3 minutes to stitch each minute of video. (I'd also say that Pinnacle has potential if they fix the bugs related to 360 editing, but is massively frustrating to use in its current version.)
  11. winterwheel

    Edmonton Canada

    We had a good session this morning; Jeff got to try out the ACM and the V8, using the walker device. He will be coming back on Tuesday at 6 to hopefully meet the rest of group and decide how he wants to move forward. He has borrowed the V8 so he can play around on it a bit until then. I told him we'll only be able to chat/demo until 6:45 at the latest and then we'll be hitting the road.
  12. winterwheel

    Edmonton Canada

    Cool. Jeff changed his mind and is going to come down today anyway as it turns out.
  13. winterwheel

    Edmonton Canada

    So I've just touched base with Jeff and he'd like to reschedule. It'll be either next Sunday or Tuesday night;
  14. winterwheel

    Edmonton Canada

    The rink is clear but it is a bit chilly and the roads are mostly dry but can be a tad slippery in spots around the neighborhood. It looks like Tuesday would be the best bet to meet up in the evening again. I'm going to head down to the rink at 10 this morning to meet Jeff. He can try it out this morning, then maybe come back on Tuesday when its nicer to try out other wheels if he still wants to move on it. So no need to come out this morning, but I'll be there if people do.
  15. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    From our ride last Wednesday evening.
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