If you plan to edit your videos in GoPro Studio you have to go through the STEP1 – import raw footage files from your camera, trim unwanted parts of the clips, rotate or flip and convert them. This tutorial shows you how to do these steps.
I suggest to read our get started post if you never had a chance to work with GoPro Studio.
You can see the video of the whole process or read the text enriched with images. Choose whatever is more convenient for you.
Here is the video tutorial:
Now let’s describe what is happening in this video.
Import Video Files
You need to import your video files to the GoPro Studio first.
Click on the “IMPORT NEW FILES” button and then choose the files from the appropriate folder. You can hold Shift and click on multiple files.
You might have a ton of useless raw footage you don’t want to use for the final version of the video. Now is the time to cut out the useless parts and choose the best scenes.
Don’t worry about exact cutting, you will have another chance to trim precisely in the next step.
Follow these steps to trim roughly now:
Rotate / Flip
Here in STEP 1, you can rotate only 180 degrees. In STEP 2, you will be allowed to rotate without limitations.
These settings determine how your raw video files will be converted before further editing in STEP 2.
I changed the default medium “QUALITY” to high. I checked the box “REMOVE FISHEYE” – this removes the distortion visible on the sides and make the field of view a bit narrower. Eventually, you might want to check also the box “REMEMBER SETTINGS” in case you want the same settings for the next projects.
Click on “CHANGE DIRECTORY” and choose where you want to place your edited video files. It isn’t set automatically to the same directory where are the original files.
Convert the Files
Roughly trimmed files must be converted before proceeding to the next STEP 2.
First click on “ADD CLIP TO CONVERSION LIST” and your clip should appear in the right column of GoPro Studio.
Repeat the steps all over again with another clip. Click on another raw video file in the left column, then trim it, eventually rotate it and add it to the conversion list.
Once you have all the clips in the conversion list, click on the “CONVERT ALL” button.
After the conversion is finished click on “PROCEED TO STEP 2” which appears instead of “CONVERT ALL” button. This will take you to the STEP 2 of video editing which we show in the next part of our GoPro Studio tutorial.
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