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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.
When it comes to saving your project, you might think it's simple, right? Just choose File > Save Project. The challenge is though that's just your project file. It's none of the source footage that went into the project. Think of it this way. It's the instructions or the recipe without any of the ingredients. This is one of the main reasons why we created that Common Media Folder in the beginning. What you ultimately want to do is go back to your hard drive. And that Common Media Folder contains everything.
There's the original footage and any converted or optimized files that you created. You'll have all of the project files and the exports in there. And you'll want to keep that stuff organized. Now I put everything in a folder called Optimized Edit, but ideally what I should do is move that back in and back it up too. As you keep that Common Media folder organized, it becomes much easier to keep everything organized and backed up. And to be safe you're going to need to burn that to disc, or put it on a hard drive and archive it.
Yes, it did get quite a bit bigger. When I converted these files from the native GoPro file to the transcode in CineForm codec, they did get quite a bit bigger. And that's how transcoded workflows work. If you're going to be using GoPro studio, that is the workflow. So, be prepared to have more files to back up and perhaps invest in some extra hard drives. Or other backup solutions that you can use for archiving your files. Beyond that, you could of course just save the archive file or the finished product. When you export that high-quality archive movie, that is ready to use and ready to share in the future.
The only thing that you can't do with that is make edits or changes or tweaks. So, find a good way to back up the files that work for you. Consider how much you need to save, but ultimately at some point you're going to have to get rid of some things. I would recommend that you back up everything you shot originally, put that into some sort of backup solution. Save the final exported movie and then go from there. If you get paid to create video for a living, then invest in some backup solutions, such as archive tape, LTO, Blu-Ray discs for burning archives, but you need to find a good balance between quality, cost, and future-proofing your project.
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