During our content moderation, here is an example of what we can find:
Looking at the speed curve, you can see a pause from 00:31:34. The video maker has cut the pause to ensure the video plays smoothly. In fact, we can’t really see the part that has been removed on the video but unfortunately, the GPS tracker (bike computer, GPS app, etc) was still running, making the video no longer in sync with the GPS track later on. In such a case, we have to switch the original video as unlisted to create a section out of it from the start to the pause.
Then, here are the possible scenarios:
1. If the pause is quite short (stop or red light), please do not make any change. You can upload the video as it is.
2. If the pause is quite long (> 3or 4 minutes), please upload only the first part of the video from your start to the pause. This is not expected to upload the entire video as the second part will not be anymore in sync with the GPS track using software called GPS Track Editor at http://www.gpstrackeditor.com.
By the way, If you have some time or interest, here’s a short tutorial made by a video maker to edit the GPX file and remove the pause from the original track and ensure the video and its GPS track remain in sync along with the video recording and once the pause has been removed… here we are:
« I've prepared a short manual which helps you remove gaps in your videos when you are waiting on a red light or a level crossing. Personally, I hate breaks like that, both during the real cycling and training at home. That's why I usually try to cut out them from my videos - it takes about 15 minutes. Here is a quick manual on how you can remove one gap in a video:
- First, cut out the part of your video containing an annoying gap using any video editor (I prefer VirtualDub).
- Use the freeware application GPS Track Editor to locate and eliminate the gaps in the GPS track.
- Load GPS track from your ride.
- Localize and mark the break in your GPS track - the track is split into two segments - each one different color on the map.
- You can use the auto-discovery tool for gaps longer than 1 min.
- Save the newly created segment - a new track will show up in the left panel.
- Change the time of the first track point in the new track (for example if the gap cut out from the video is 20 seconds long, you have to subtract 20 s from the original time).
- Delete the second segment from the first track and merge both tracks. Save to a new file and it's ready.
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