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Editing video

Daniel Langer Dec 29, 2012 09:07PM MST

Just bought a Contour+2. Main reason was that I wanted to edit video with embedded GPS/map data. However after installing everything I found out that this function is not working unless I do not modify the video at all and upload it to the website where there are no privacy settings. Also there is no way to save a video with embedded GPS data. Also the awesome function makes no sense as it is not possible to save only the awesome part.

Why is this so? I only bought the +2 device vs the basic device for the embedded GPS data. The advertising suggest that videos can be saved with this data, but it is not true currently.

When can we expect such a basic functionality in storyteller?

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Hello Daniel,

Thank you for contacting Contour support. With regards to your question, you can actually add GPS data back to edited videos. However, you will first need to export the data prior to editing. You can do so by following the instructions below:

1. Highlight the video’s thumbnail in Storyteller without opening the video
2. Click on File -> Export -> Export GPS Data.
3. Select a name for the file (default is okay) and a location for where you would like to save the file.
4. Select a format for the GPS data. If you wish to use Storyteller to Import the GPS data after editing, keep GPX as the format.
5. At this point the GPS data has been saved and you may use another program to edit the video. One free program that will add music is called MPEG Streamclip, and it can be found here:

Once edited, you can re-import the data with a very similar process:

1. Highlight the video’s thumbnail in Storyteller without opening the video
2. Click on File -> Import -> Import GPS Data
3. Navigate to the location of the GPX file you had saved previously.
4. Follow the provided Storyteller instructions for lining up the GPS track with the video
5. Once you have aligned the GPS data with your video, click the Lock icon and then the “Save” button.
6. At this point, your edited video should now contain the GPS data and it will play back normally through Storyteller or

I should also note that it is possible to save the awesome clips. Once you hit the "Save" button, you can again go back to the thumbnail section and click on "File -> Export -> Export Movie."

Finally, if you wish to overlay the GPS data on your video so that you do not need Storyteller or to view it, you can do so with a third party program called Dashware ( Thank you again for writing, Daniel, and please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
John Dec 31, 2012 09:26AM MST CONTOUR Agent

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