How to simulate GoPro superview?

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  1. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

    richwoodrocket

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    I have a GoPro hero 3 white, and I usually shoot in 960p for the wide field of view. This creates 4:3 video which I have to end up cropping anyways.
    My GoPro does not have super view, but I would like to try to emulate it in order to upload videos in 16:9 1080p without cropping.
    Has anybody figured out how to do this? I have premiere pro and after effects cc 2015.
     
  2. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    So if I'm reading you correctly, you're trying to convert your 1280x960 video to 1920x1080. Your option is really to just crop and upscale. So I would crop your vertical resolution to 720, giving you 1280x720. From there you can export as 1920x1080. Cropping vertically may ruin the framing of your footage depending on how you shot it, so you may need to slide the image up or down (or both) to adjust.

    This is easily doable in both Premiere and AE, though it's been a while since I've used Premiere so I don't have exact instructions. In AE I would simply create a 1280x720 comp and drop the 960 footage in, adjust for any framing, then render out as 1080.
     
  3. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

    richwoodrocket

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    Super view, which is a feature that higher end GoPros Have, applies a lens distortion effect to the sides of the video and stretches it, creating the 16:9 aspect ratio.
    I've been doing what you described, and I really don't like the quality i end up with. I would like to use as much vertical resolution as possible to get the whole shot.
     
  4. BeechFlyer macrumors regular

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    Could you do this by stacking up three copies of your clip in the timeline and cropping each one so that you have one for center, one for right, and one for left? Then you could scale the left and the right clips horizontally as needed to fill the whole width.
     
  5. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    Gotcha, I understand now. I never used the super view setting much when I had my GoPro as it always looked like a super wide angle on steroids. Anyway, I didn't watch the whole video but this seems to do what you want:

     

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