17 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2012 8:19 PM by shooternz RSS

    Go ProHD....Premiere Pro

    shooternz Community Member

      Quick and easy one guys

       

      Does PPRO edit Go Pro HD footage (1080p h.264 PAL) natively?

       

      Thanx.

        • 1. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
          EditorPete Community Member

          Been messing with that format recently. PP 5.5 does seem to pull in the .mp4 file natively for me nice and easy. Mine is NTSC but thinking PAL shouldn't be a problem. Need a sample file, let me know.

           

          Pete

          • 2. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
            Dave Merchant ACP/MVPs

            Yes it does (I use HD Hero2s with 1080 PAL settings, have also pushed a lot of 720/60 through it) - but you may want to try running the footage through the free Cineform Studio app that GoPro have for download on their website - it seems to make enough of a difference in scrubbing performance to be worth the extra disk space. I'm dubious if there's any advantage in the 422 chroma upsampling it applies given the bit rates on the Hero and Hero2 aren't all that high, but Cineform's background engine does have a dinky real-time link into Prem Pro, so adjusting the  footage in Cineform Studio changes the previews in PP (and it has a couple of things that'd be a pain to do in PP, such as de-fishing).

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              SCAPsinger Community Member

              Yep. It's not the easiest scrubbing format (highly compressed) but with a beefy system you can do it.

               

              I've run mostly 720p60 and it works fine so I'd expect no issues for your PAL 1080p recordings.

              • 4. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
                Ann Bens ACP/MVPs

                Does not make any difference if it pal or ntsc.

                Premiere can do it natively, but download their Cineform Studio, editing will be a lot smoother.

                http://gopro.com/3d-cineform-studio-how-it-works/ 

                It says 3D but works for 2D just as well.

                • 5. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
                  shooternz Community Member

                  Thanx to all respondees.

                   

                  I will get the device later today and can then do my own tests.

                   

                  I have planned a project around using one and can go forward with confidence now.

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                    J. Simon Community Member

                    Given all the issues folks have had in the past using footage from GoPro cameras (which do not record in a standardized format), I'm a little surprised at all the "yes" answers.

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                      shooternz Community Member

                      I will let you all know if I have any problems with it.

                       

                      Some people just seem to  have a lot of issues with everything!

                      • 8. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
                        SCAPsinger Community Member

                        Jim Simon wrote:

                         

                        Given all the issues folks have had in the past using footage from GoPro cameras (which do not record in a standardized format), I'm a little surprised at all the "yes" answers.

                         

                        Best I can tell, the folks (myself included) who chimed in on this one are all the pro editors for whom this is the day job and so we're talking pretty beefy systems.

                         

                        I edited a GoPro montage on my HP laptop last year (still a beefy laptop) and it was no fun. I did it, but PPro was really angry about it.

                         

                        A decent quad core and a bunch of RAM help to do the job, and a nice MPE-capable GPU makes it enjoyable.

                        • 9. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
                          shooternz Community Member

                          Right...

                           

                          There are no problems...only solutions.

                           

                          (Camera arrived 15 minutes ago and I am now charging it up while glancing at the op.manual. Will run a test asap)

                           

                          FWIW - my project  will involve footage from AF102, GH2 and GoPro.  (all 1080p @25fps) Should be interesting.

                          • 10. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
                            Ann Bens ACP/MVPs

                            If you ever need to correct the lens distortion use this in AE with the Optics Compensation effect

                             

                            720p 

                            Field of View: 83.0

                            Reverse Lens Distortion: on

                            FOV Orientation: Horizontal

                            Optimal Pixels: off

                             

                            1080p

                            Field of View: 63.0

                            Reverse Lens Distortion: on

                            FOV Orientation: Horizontal

                            Optimal Pixels: off

                            • 11. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
                              shooternz Community Member

                              Thanx Ann.

                               

                              Brilliant info that I will play with.

                              • 12. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
                                SCAPsinger Community Member

                                FWIW, I found that with the original GoPro HD Hero that the LCD BacPac accessory was easily the most valuable accessory that GoPro made (and of course, turns out to be the most expensive). Main problem the LCD screen solved was being able to see the thing you are shooting so you can set up your shots easier, but also with the menu navigation (almost like having to learn Morse code if you didn't have the LCD).

                                 

                                The new Hero 2 has a MUCH improved front info screen so it's easier to get the thing set up, but the LCD BacPac is still nice to have for framing (especially underwater shots).

                                 

                                Have fun!

                                • 13. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
                                  shooternz Community Member

                                  I have the LCD Back and the Hero 2...plus a heap of doors, backs, housings and mounts.

                                   

                                  Pretty easy to use and operate.  (Already up to speed on it and have it setup / configured.)

                                   

                                  Just sorting the firmware update before I go out and shoot some stuff to test in PPRO project.

                                  • 14. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
                                    Dave Merchant ACP/MVPs

                                    Trust me, you'll get addicted - sooo many things you can stick a camera on, some of which don't even have to be alive

                                     

                                    The wi-fi back is well worth it (due in the stores imminently) - you can stream to a cellphone so it makes self-shooting a breeze. Quality's great outdoors, but note that the "narrow" modes use software cropping, so it's just as good to shoot in the "wide" mode and reframe in Prem. GoPros don't like low-light, they'll expose OK but the results are very noisy.

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                                      EditorPete Community Member

                                      Great tip Ann, our AE guy used this on some other lens distorted footage and it seems to work great.

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                                        the_wine_snob Community Member

                                        I hope that your excursions with the Go-Pro footage goes well.

                                         

                                        Hollywood is really starting to embrace the Go-Pro, due to where the cameras can be placed.

                                         

                                        Good luck,

                                         

                                        Hunt

                                        • 17. Re: Go ProHD....Premiere Pro
                                          shooternz Community Member

                                          I can confirm what others have said.

                                           

                                          I had no issues editing it natively in PPRO (and in a mixed timeline.)...

                                           

                                          and in AEFX...where I tried Anns tip. Works like a dream.!

                                           

                                          I expect to use this little camera, a lot more than I originally intended to.