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Populating an Edit Template

Learn how to swap out the footage from a GoPro Edit Template with your own audio and video.

Preparing GoPro Footage for Editing

with Richard Harrington

Video: Populating an Edit Template

Learn how to swap out the footage from a GoPro Edit Template with your own audio and video.
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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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Populating an Edit Template
Video Duration: 6m 12s 2h 7m Intermediate


Learn how to swap out the footage from a GoPro Edit Template with your own audio and video.

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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
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Populating an Edit Template

Now, that we have a template selected and some media loaded, let's start to swap things out. As you go through and click on each clip, you can see what's happening. Remember, you can add in and out points to set the starting point. Let's add an in point right there. It's a good action shot, and it carries forth with a good amount of detail for a long time.

Let's drop that here into the first well. Now it's up to you if you want to include the GoPro animation up front. A lot of folks love working with GoPro and the GoPro brand. So, if you want to keep that in, go right ahead. For me, I like the video to start with the subject right away. So, we'll drag that down there, right into that first well and it updates. That worked pretty well. You'll note here that the in and out points are set.

The template has determined that for you. You can drag them to adjust, but what you can't do is really change the duration. Note there, as I set a new in point, the out point moves as well This essentially means that the template has locked the duration of the shot. So if the shot you drop in doesn't work for that zone, you can always consider a different one and see how it works.

Let's play this one through, and go to the next shot. All right, that worked. Need another shot. And I'll scroll through some of my selections and ultimately, which ones you use are up to you. But I just want to walk through this idea of determining the best place to begin a shot. That looks pretty good there when the others are already past.

I'll mark it in and drag that into the zone. Remember, with this shot selected you can also take advantage of any of the other effects here as you see fit. For example, let's slow that shot down to 50% speed. That was pretty good, but what I'd like to see is that he completes the arc down. So, instead of 50%, I'll experiment. 75. That worked better. Now, this particular template is built all around the surfer getting ready for the big ride and it ends with a 26-second long shot.

The problem is, is that I don't have any 26-second long shots in my project. And with the type of subject I was shooting with skateboarding, most tricks don't last that long. So, it's time to go back and find some more footage. Now you might be thinking, well, just cut it up and put some more clips in. The templates are locked. Once you've put it together, you have to sort of follow the paint by number aspect here that is GoPro. Let's go back and import and convert a new shot into the project. I'll add this one in. And trim away some of the parts we don't need.

Add that, and convert it. The conversion is complete. And, we can go on to step two, edit. Take that shot, and drop it in the last well, and let's set our new in point. Let's have a look. It worked pretty well. I'm going to go a little later after he starts to ride again. Right there he goes over the edge.

For my editing taste, that last shot is a bit long. But I think it's an excellent place to go back in, and add some extra credits. He had a credit for the musician. Go in, and add text to identify the writers. Or put in credits to the crew, and the production. It's a good way to wrap up the production. Speaking of wrapping up, now that we have the edit together, all that's really left to do is watch it one more time from start to finish, and then export it so you can share it with others.

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