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Can we export video + GPS tracker into one .MP4 file?
We are looking for a solution to geotag videos of road inspections and provide to the client with easy viewing/navigation capabilities.
Ideally we would use the app how it already functions, but with the added feature of being able to export an .MP4 which has the video on the left side and on the right side shows the GPS logger moving second by second, alongside the video. This way we could provide the client with the .MP4 and that’s all they would need to actually observe the precise real world location of each point in the video, and would make fast forwarding/rewinding to locate this location a breeze.
At the moment I can see the app show me what I want, e.g. add .GPX file and watch the video play back with the .GPX file next to it moving along with the video, but I want to export this – is it possible? Are you planning to add this feature? We do not want every client to have to download, register and install the app just to observe a ‘Geotagged Video’.
Thanks in advance!
Hello and thanks for the question!
We do not have this function right now, but something like you suggested has been certainly been discussed as a feature for the product road map, but at this time there is not a timeline. When we do roll it out it would likely only be included in the one (or more) of the paid software products.
However if you want to do more than make a movie, and provide the interactivity with clicking on the map to cue the video, then that would require software for that to work.
One solution for the meantime is to use a software screen capture tool and record the video playing in Video GeoTagger and export that as a MP4.
We do also currently have features in Video GeoEditor ( https://videogeoeditor.com/ ) and LineVision Desktop - Ultimate edition that let you overlay or watermark the video with dynamic GPS coordinates and out put that as MP4. It's not quite as nice as having the map on the side but at least they would know where the content in that frame of the video was captured.
Hope this helps.
--Remote Geo Team
Thanks for the post. You're solution sounds acceptable although it does sound unusual that this kind of feature would not be at least on the road map. Exporting the map recording alone so that I can manually add into the video would solve the problem and surely is a pretty basic feature to implement that would/could be used by a much wider audience.
Anyways I appreciate your time put into the response, unfortunately this program will not be useful to us without the feature - we would have happily paid for it.
To clarify - The .rgps file is a NOT a new video file format created by Video GeoTagger. A .rgps file is simply our own encrypted version of a GPS "companion file" that is geographically and time synced with your video that you just geo-tagged with your corresponding GPS log file.
You should still have your original video file and now also the .rgps GPS companion file in the folder you browsed to in order to geotag it. Video GeoTagger does not do anything to modify or transcode your original video file. With your original video file and .rgps file, you can now playback your videos on maps interactively using any of the Remote GeoSystems software, including Video GeoTagger FREE. You can also now upload the video file to YouTube and playback in Video GeoTagger FREE.
If you would like to save out an un-encrypted .gpx GPS companion file, you may consider upgrading to Video GeoTagger PRO.
Here you can see the different features: https://videogeotagger.com/features/
But if looking for a simple video geotagging and playback app for personal use, Video GeoTagger FREE should be a good fit.
Hopefully this helps clarify? Please let us know any additional questions you may have.
--Remote Geo Team