Preparing GoPro Footage for Editing
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Importing footage into iMovie


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Preparing GoPro Footage for Editing

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Video: Importing footage into iMovie

If you're an iMovie Editor, the good news is, is that the ciniform codex is also compatible with iMovie. And any files you optimize inside of goPro Studio, will work. Remember, in goPro studio, as you're working with footage, you can always select a clip, right click and choose to reveal it in finder. And this will show you where the material was stored. And of course if you're paying attention to which directory you're targeted, this is also a great way to know where your files end it up. When you launch iMovie, it's pretty simple.
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  1. 2m 42s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What you should know before watching the course
      1m 16s
    3. Exercise files
      28s
  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
      38s
    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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2h 7m Intermediate Aug 05, 2014

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Once you've finished shooting, your GoPro's job may be done, but your footage usually needs some extra polish. This course shows you how to get footage off your GoPro camera, edit it quickly, and share your movies with the world with GoPro Studio, the free utility that makes GoPro edits easy. Tune in and learn how to trim away unwanted clips, transcode footage to an edit-friendly format, remove distortion, and enhance color and contrast. When you're done, you can export movies and still images for sharing, or hand off the results to another professional or consumer-grade video editing application.

Topics include:
  • Choosing and formatting an edit drive
  • Using GoPro Studio alone or with third-party apps
  • Importing footage from the memory card
  • Creating a new project
  • Working with time-lapse sequences
  • Importing footage into Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Premiere Elements
  • Trimming clips
  • Changing frame rate and clip speed
  • Adding transitions
  • Color correcting GoPro footage
  • Using edit templates
  • Exporting your project
Subject:
Video
Software:
Studio GoPro
Author:
Richard Harrington

Importing footage into iMovie

If you're an iMovie Editor, the good news is, is that the ciniform codex is also compatible with iMovie. And any files you optimize inside of goPro Studio, will work. Remember, in goPro studio, as you're working with footage, you can always select a clip, right click and choose to reveal it in finder. And this will show you where the material was stored. And of course if you're paying attention to which directory you're targeted, this is also a great way to know where your files end it up. When you launch iMovie, it's pretty simple.

One of the first choices you have is to import. Now your iMovie library automatically creates a new event based on the date. But you can select that and give it a more descriptive name, if you'd like to organize this in a different way. Once the event is selected, simply choose import. This will bring up the import dialog, and you could target a drive as a source file. So I'll go to my edit drive. Open up the common media folder and go into my scrash disk settings. There's my process files and you'll see that each clip is available.

Remember, you can click and preview those clips to see what they look like and they'll play back. When you find the clips you want, simply select them. You can hold down the Cmd key on a Mac to select more than one image or press Cmd+A to select everything. Notice at the top, it tells you where it's going. Or you can create a new event. In this case, I have everything selected so I'll choose Import All. And you see that the files are added to my iMovie project.

And there they all are, in the project. You can see the item, play it back, and of course, the active metadata comes across as well, providing any of the colorization or style effects. As well as some of the transformations that you can do to adjust the appearance of the clip. At this point simply begin to edit using iMovie in the way that you prefer. You might notice that iMovie indicates that activity is occurring. In this case, the footage may become processed in order to be optimized for iMovie.

iMovie doesn't have the exact same flexibility of the media that you might see. And so it sometimes re-processes the clips, into a format that's more optimized for iMovie. But the Cineform codec will hold up and work with iMovie, and you will get good results

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