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  • Technical advice needed on mixing GoPro and EX1r video

    Posted by Bruce Quayle on January 5, 2012 at 3:45 am

    I seem to be experiencing difficulties when mixing in GoPro video with my EX1r projects. Most of my material is captured with my EX1r, but some ‘action’ material has been captured using a GoPro Hero2 HD camera set to 1080 x 30p.

    I would have thought that this would have been a perfect fit, but whenever I add the GoPro video, my Vegas playback slows down and becomes static and generally hangs and I have to restart Vegas. I have no problem editing and working with normal EX1r HD video in both native and mxf formats. I understand that GoPro uses a different format (AVCHD I believe), but was under the impression that this was not an issue. I have tried a similar mix in my Vegas Pro 9e version, with similar results. Please note that at this point I have not added any effects or filters – I’m just using untreated video direct from file.

    Technical details: I am using build 425 of Vegas Pro 11 on an HP Pavilion DV8t with an i7 840 CPU and 8Gig RAM. Dual 500 Gig HDDs and a G-Force GT 230M with 285.62 driver and 1G memory. I’m running Windows 7 with service pack 1.

    Vegas recognises my graphics card and I register activity on it when previewing on Vegas. (I have another query concerning the CPU/GPU relationship, but I think I will post that separately.)

    I have searched the forum and found some posts relating to issues with the Cineform codec that the GoPro uses…but no solution that I can see. People refer to ‘not using’ the Cineform codec as it causes problems, but I don’t understand how “not” to use it…if you understand my meaning. Should I be converting my GoPro video? If so what do I convert it to, and how?

    If I should be able to use this combination of different video sources (and I believe that I should), what am I doing wrong, or what settings need to be changed on Vegas in order to allow me to complete this rather pressing edit.

    Many thanks to you all,


    David Shirey replied 12 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • David Shirey

    January 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I can’t help solve your problem unfortunately but I can confirm that I don’t experience problems mixing h264 1080p footage from a GoPro HD and mpeg2 1080i footage from an EX1, so I assume the 1080p should be fine too.

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