iPhone video sound in GoPro editor?

Camera equipment and technique for taking photos.
Forum rules
Please do not use this forum to advertise, sell photos or other products or promote a commercial website. For more details, please see the Terms of Use you agreed to when joining the forum.
Post Reply
User avatar
lodgling
Posts: 492
Joined: 6/21/2005
14ers:summits58 ski57 winter2 
13ers:summits18 ski1 
Trip Reports (11)

iPhone video sound in GoPro editor?

Post by lodgling » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:15 pm

Does anyone have a recommendation for software to modify iPhone video so that the sound show up when then downloaded into the GoPro video editor? There seem to be options online but the websites are sketchy. Any help?
User avatar
jaymz
Posts: 1010
Joined: 6/6/2006
14ers: List not added
Trip Reports (1)

Re: iPhone video sound in GoPro editor?

Post by jaymz » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:31 pm

Not quite clear what you're looking to do, but have you looked into OBS Studio?
"'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.' - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott
"If you are a racist, I will attack you with the North." - Abraham Lincoln
User avatar
lodgling
Posts: 492
Joined: 6/21/2005
14ers:summits58 ski57 winter2 
13ers:summits18 ski1 
Trip Reports (11)

Re: iPhone video sound in GoPro editor?

Post by lodgling » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:26 pm

Thanks for the response. So if you load a GoPro video into the GoPro editor, everything is smooth. I don't want to learn a new editing software, because mostly I am editing GoPro video.

But if you load a iphone video into the GoPro editor, the sound on the video is lost. I put together this long video edit (for Chicago Basin), but I filmed the train using my iphone. I want the train whistle in my video edit for the trip. I need a software than can take the iphone video format and turn it into a format that is recognized by the GoPro editor and includes the sound. I know, pretty random. :lol:

I also don't want to spend a bunch of money on software just to get my train whistle into my Chicago Basin TR.
User avatar
jaymz
Posts: 1010
Joined: 6/6/2006
14ers: List not added
Trip Reports (1)

Re: iPhone video sound in GoPro editor?

Post by jaymz » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Ah, I gotcha. If the issue is simply converting the .mov file to a .mp4, VLC Player looks like it should be able to handle that job:

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-conver ... %20convert.

VLC might look kinda sketchy with that big goofy orange cone logo, but it's a pretty popular player for Windows 10 users since Microsoft stopped providing a free media player with DVD playback. There are also ways to extract the sound from a video and use it like a regular audio file. Looks like you can do this in iTunes/Quicktime:

https://www.maketecheasier.com/crop-aud ... ng-itunes/

I would imagine you could then take that audio file and overlay it onto your video in the GoPro editor (I've never used GoPro editors, so I'm not sure if it works that way or not).
"'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.' - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott
"If you are a racist, I will attack you with the North." - Abraham Lincoln
User avatar
lodgling
Posts: 492
Joined: 6/21/2005
14ers:summits58 ski57 winter2 
13ers:summits18 ski1 
Trip Reports (11)

Re: iPhone video sound in GoPro editor?

Post by lodgling » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:36 am

Thanks for the great advice. I can't believe I didn't think to just ask here before. I have used the VLC player but didn't know it could be used in that way. I will check it out.

If it works, I'll be sure to give you technical credit in my TR so that the 10-20 people who look at it know who to thank for the train whistle :lol:
User avatar
jaymz
Posts: 1010
Joined: 6/6/2006
14ers: List not added
Trip Reports (1)

Re: iPhone video sound in GoPro editor?

Post by jaymz » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:19 pm

My 15 minutes of fame! :-D Hope it works out for you.
"'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.' - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott
"If you are a racist, I will attack you with the North." - Abraham Lincoln
Post Reply