Preparing GoPro Footage for Video Editing

with Richard Harrington
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Preparing GoPro Footage for Editing
Video duration: 0s 2h 7m Intermediate


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
Studio GoPro


- Hi, my name's Rich Harrington and today we're going to be taking a look at getting footage off of a camera like this so it's ready to edit, whether that be with GoPro studio or popular editing tools for both professionals and enthusiasts. Thanks to the utility GoPro studio, there's a lot of great things you can do to optimize the footage. Perhaps it's transcoding to an edit friendly codec like Cineform, or removing some of the fisheye distortion or optimizing the contrast or color. With GoPro Studio, there's a bunch of really cool stuff we can do and throughout today's course I'm going to walk you through how to use this software.

This is free software from GoPro. Now, there is a more advanced version of GoPro Studio available with some professional features for those of you working with 3D, but in today's course, we're gonna focus on the core features that work with all of the versions including the free version so grab your GoPro camera, get a card with some footage and let's jump in.

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