4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2013 3:43 PM by A.T. Romano

    Tool like gspot ?

    fredowww66 Level 1

      Is there a (free) tool like gspot that works for 1080p footage ?

        • 1. Re: Tool like gspot ?
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Are you sure G Spot won't work with 1080p?


          Have you tried Media Info?


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          • 2. Re: Tool like gspot ?
            fredowww66 Level 1

            Thanks, that one works.


            Gspot starts but all the infofields are blank. And I've read here somewhere that it indeed doesn't work for 1080p 50fr

            • 3. Re: Tool like gspot ?
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              I cannot address 1080p 50, your particular question, but will state that G-Spot does fall a bit short on some formats/CODEC's. I do not think that it does THAT good a job with WMV's, of instance.


              Many, myself included, do like MediaInfo (per Steve's link) better in general. However, I have both of those, and then, for MOV files, also rely on the Properties Panel in Apple's QuickTime Pro.


              With all the formats, all of the specs., and all of the CODEC's, it pays to have several utilities available.


              Good luck,



              • 4. Re: Tool like gspot ?
                A.T. Romano Level 7



                I would need to do more homework on the issue that you present, but I do not believe the issue goes specifically to the 1080p50 format.


                Here is what I did.


                I had a Panasonic sample 1080p50 file that I downloaded from online.

                Video compression = AVCHD

                Audio compression = Dolby Digital Stereo

                File Extension .mts

                1920 x 1080 @ 50 progressive frames per second.


                When I ran that through gspot I got the same readout that I believe that you are seeing for your 1080p50, that is, only fields with entries were File Path and Size, and Container.


                I renamed the file extension of the 1080p50 from .mts to .mp4 and got the same result.


                Then I took this file .mts into Premiere Elements 11 and exported it to a file

                Video compression = AVCHD

                Audio compression = AAC Stereo

                File Extension .mp4

                1920 x 1080 @ 50 progressive frames per second


                This Premiere Elements 11 export had a complete gspot readout.


                Unfortunately, Premiere Elements does not export to a file with a .mts file extension so that I could tighten up on the variables. But, as I said, I do not suspect that this issue is specific for the 1080p50 format.


                More later, but a least you have MediaInfo Tree view as a good alternative. But, I do like the Status on codecs feature of gspot.


                More if I pin this one down.