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Saving your project


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Preparing GoPro Footage for Editing

with Richard Harrington

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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.
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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

Saving your project

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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