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Exporting still images

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{QTtext}{width:960}{textColor:65280,65280,65280}{justify:center}{timescale:1000}{backColor:0,0,0}{plain}{font:Verdana}{size:20} As you work with your video files you can also choose to pull out still images. Choose the Share menu > Export Still. Let's turn the volume down for a second.

Exporting still images

As you work with your video files you can also choose to pull out still images.

Keep in mind that HD video files are pretty low quality in the world of stills. But of course your GoPro can process high quality files, too. If you want to export a still image from a video clip or from 4K video file, Choose the Share menu > Export Still. it's pretty simple. Drag your play head to a shot that you want to export. You can do this from a variety of ways. From the Edit view or from the Import view. Just find a clip that you're interested in. Let's turn the volume down for a second. And I like this right here. Using the arrow keys, I could step through. And as he looks up towards the camera here. Give it a name and click Export. Remember, you can use filters to improve the quality of the shot. So in this case, I'm just going to lift the exposure a bit. And round out the saturation. When you're ready to export a still, click the Share menu and choose, Export Still. You'll see from the Export sizes, Small, Medium, Large, and Native. Always go with the largest one available to you. And then simply click Export. You could choose other shots as you go through. If you check on your hard drive and go to your Exports folder. You'll see the two still images right there. And these are ready to use for web sharing or can be taken into another video editing tool.

Remember, you can always take these into another tool, such as Photoshop here or Photoshop Elements. And then make any adjustments to the shots that you'd like. For example, let's lift the shadows up here a bit. And put a little contrast back in. There you go. And recover the highlights. And then we'll round that out with a curves adjustment, clicking Auto. And a little bit of Vibrance. And you see how quickly you could process those shots. Remember, the starting image is just that, a starting image.

So you are always free to refine it as you see fit, using any of the tools at your disposal. That case a curves adjustment. Or the really easy to use Shadow Highlights adjustment. Which allows you to recover some of the under-exposed areas. And bring back the over-exposed areas, and finesse. There we go. You'll find much more about using tools like Adobe Photoshop available here on lynda.com.

If you'd like to explore these as a way to refine your photos even further. In order to get the best quality stills on the GoPro, I highly recommend you shoot in the Stills mode on the camera. It's just less compressed and much higher resolution. But if you do have a video clip with some great action in it, you can step in, put the play head on the shot that you want. And then from the Share menu just export a still. Just keep in mind that the jpgs that you create from video files, are much lower quality than the original jpgs that the camera can acquire on its own.

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Preparing GoPro Footage for Editing

54 video lessons · 1620 viewers

Richard Harrington

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  1. 2m 42s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know before watching the course
      1m 16s
    3. Exercise files
  2. 6m 28s
    1. Where to get the software
      2m 9s
    2. System requirements
      1m 30s
    3. Installing the application
      2m 49s
  3. 6m 3s
    1. Connection type
      1m 25s
    2. Disk speed
      1m 26s
    3. Formatting the drive
      1m 30s
    4. Setting up a common media folder
      1m 42s
  4. 5m 53s
    1. Using GoPro Studio as a standalone application
      1m 24s
    2. Using GoPro Studio with third-party applications
      1m 33s
    3. Essential GoPro Studio preferences
      2m 56s
  5. 11m 39s
    1. Mounting a memory card
      3m 12s
    2. Creating a new project and importing source video files
      3m 34s
    3. Previewing files in the player window
      2m 20s
    4. Trimming clips to remove unwanted portions
      2m 33s
  6. 23m 11s
    1. Applying geometric corrections to clips
      2m 7s
    2. Adjusting image size and aspect ratio
      3m 52s
    3. Changing frame rate
      2m 48s
    4. Changing clip speed
      2m 40s
    5. Removing fish-eye or wide-angle distortion
      3m 35s
    6. Setting conversion quality
      3m 8s
    7. Adding effects before conversion
      5m 1s
  7. 8m 45s
    1. Setting the target drive
      1m 35s
    2. Batch processing with a conversion list
      2m 47s
    3. The GoPro CineForm Codec Status Viewer
      2m 37s
    4. Understanding the GoPro CineForm codec's active metadata
      1m 46s
  8. 5m 53s
    1. Importing time-lapse files
      1m 27s
    2. Previewing time-lapse sequences in the player window
    3. Trimming and converting time-lapse sequences
      3m 48s
  9. 15m 49s
    1. Importing footage into Premiere Pro
      2m 27s
    2. Importing footage into Final Cut Pro X
      2m 33s
    3. Importing footage into iMovie
      2m 43s
    4. Importing footage into Premiere Elements
      2m 8s
    5. Using active metadata or baking effects
      3m 46s
    6. Installing the CineForm codec on other machines
      2m 12s
  10. 18m 34s
    1. Loading media into a new project
      1m 42s
    2. Using a Storyboard to combine multiple clips
      2m 39s
    3. Trimming and splitting clips
      1m 36s
    4. Changing clip speed
      1m 13s
    5. Adding transitions
      2m 13s
    6. Color correcting footage and keyframing
      1m 38s
    7. Applying effects and comparing with a split
      1m 6s
    8. Adjusting framing
      1m 28s
    9. Adding audio and titles
      3m 18s
    10. Adjusting global playback settings
      1m 41s
  11. 12m 55s
    1. Selecting a GoPro Edit Template
      4m 37s
    2. Working with the GoPro Edit Template elements
      2m 6s
    3. Populating an Edit Template
      6m 12s
  12. 8m 58s
    1. Exporting a movie
      2m 32s
    2. Exporting still images
      4m 4s
    3. Saving your project
      2m 22s
  13. 1m 2s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 2s

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