In this post, I will guide you through STEP 2 (Edit) of video editing process in GoPro Studio. You will learn how to create a timeline of your video scenes and how to precisely cut or split video clips. I also show how to do slow motion.
At first, you need to complete STEP 1 – import your raw video footage, make rough trimming and convert your files. If you don’t have an idea how to do STEP 1, check my tutorial here.
Or if you are completely lost, go to our GoPro Studio tutorials website.
You can see the video of all steps or read the text enriched with images. Choose whatever is more convenient for you.
Here is the video tutorial:
Now let’s see what is in this video, step by step.
To start your video editing make sure you are in STEP 2 in your GoPro Studio (simply click on tab STEP 2 on the top of the screen). You will see your prepared video files in the left column. You should also see timeline (the empty line which says “DRAG VIDEO HERE”) under the video screen.
Create a Timeline
Think about the order of your prepared video clips. Choose the clip in the left column which will be the first in your home video and drag it to the empty timeline.
Do Precise Cuts
You probably trimmed your video files already in STEP 1 but now is the time for more precise cutting if desired.
Let’s imagine you want to cut out first few seconds from the first video scene. Click on this first video in the timeline, then click on “play” button.
At the desired moment, click on the button “Mark In” and cut out the front part of the clip.
Similarly, by “Mark Out” button you can cut out the rest of the video clip after this mark.
This is the way how you remove unwanted parts at the beginning or at the end of the video clip. The middle part remains and will be used in the final video.
But what if you want to use two or more parts of one video clip, not just the middle section as described above? Simply split one video to more clips by “Split” button.
I also use split function when I make slow motion scenes. I divide original video clip into three pieces and then slow down the speed of the middle part.
The first and last cuts remain at normal speed. This makes a nice smooth transition and shows action in details.
Then repeat the steps for every single video file you want to use in the final home movie. Just drag one by one to the timeline, click on the desired file and cut or split it.
If you later decide that you want to change the order of the video clips, just drag the chosen file in the timeline and move it to the desired location.
After you finish this your home movie is basically done! Easy and fun right?
What to Do Next?
There are a few additional steps in this STEP 2 which are optional:
- adding music and setting audio controls
- adding subtitles
- adding title screens (beginning or end screen)
- adding transitions between video cuts
- more advanced video editing (make the video brighter/darker, set more vivid colors, zoom in/out, rotate or move the image, fade in/out etc.)
Don’t worry, I will provide more details in following tutorials soon. Stay tuned!
Next part of our GoPro Studio tutorial will show you the final STEP 3 – how to export your home video.
If you have any issues with video editing or you want to cover any topic, please let me know. Any ideas or comments would be highly appreciated, thanks!