1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tips Displaying data onscreen of a video

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Cthippo, 22 Mar 2017.

  1. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

    Joined:
    7 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    6,783
    Likes Received:
    102
    I took my towed underwater mount GoPro out today and drug it around behind a kayak for a couple of hours. The whole system is still in development, but one of the things it would be nice to do is be able to overlay certain text information onto the video. I assume at some point I'll be using some sort of USB camera hooked to a computer in place of the GoPro and I would like to be able to have it display things like current position and depth on the screen. These would be collected by an attached GPS and USB depthfinder, but I don't know how to meld them into the video feed.

    Ideally it would act like a subtitle that is recorded kind of like metadata and can be turned on and off.
     
  2. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

    Joined:
    24 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    2,962
    Likes Received:
    287
    I've not tried it myself, but what you're looking for is a telemetry overlay.

    If you have a GoPro Hero 5, then it does GPS, G-Force, altitude and other overlays natively.

    Alternatively you could try something like Dashware, which is free. I don't know about adding extra data, but it's a start.
    www.dashware.net

     
  3. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

    Joined:
    7 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    6,783
    Likes Received:
    102
    OK, cool. thanks. I'll look into it! :thumb:
     

Share This Page