When you are shooting with a GoPro, you may have the option to shoot with different frame sizes or formats. How do you convert these clips to a more traditional video file? In this video, author Richard Harrington walks you through how to adjust the image size and aspect ratio of your shots in GoPro Studio.
- With the GoPro, it's possible to shoot with an ultra-wide field of view. Many of the cameras call this SuperView, and it's also possible to shoot at other types of frame sizes for specific formats. Let me show you how to convert these to a more traditional video file. In this case, I have loaded up a clip with dimensions of 1,920 x 1,440 and the goal here is to end up with a 1080 clip. Let's drag through, get to a good part of the action, and mark the in point.
Here we're getting ready for the skater to go off the edge. And it's on the end of his skateboard, so we're getting a great low angle shot as he's riding through. I like that. And let's just drag forward a little bit. That seems like a good place to stop, when the board got lost. I'll mark the out point. Now, I'm gonna deal with the settings here, and you see that we could change the image size.
So for example, instead of using the source size of 1,920 x 1,440, I can convert that to 1080p, and this is going to force it to be 16:9. That works well, and I'll also choose to remove the fisheye effect, and click OK. Let's add that to the conversion list, and we'll do that once more. We have another shot here, that's 1,920 x 1,440. Let's mark an in point.
I for in. And he's off. Now the ultra-wide field of view here really captured a lot of material. I can mark an out point by pressing O. Let's drag forward a little bit. And right about there looks good, as he finishes the trick, and we'll go to those settings there.
Check the target, assigning a new frame size, in this case 1080p, and you see the Make 16:9. Let's remove the fisheye and click OK. Those two shots are queued up, so let's convert those and see what happens. Now, the footage is going to be processed. There's the first one, and let's make sure that this one is also added to the conversion list. There it is. All right, that second shot is just about done. When it finishes we can check the results here on this SuperView footage to see how it turned out.
I'll click the button to go to step two, and those are added at the bottom down here, and now that ultra-wide field of view is corrected. We still see a lot of the material, but our subject is now 16:9 without the same level of distortion. Here it is again with the other clip, and some of that stretching that made our subject look really tall has been corrected. So now we get the wide angle field of view, but the footage is compensated, and this allows us to really see a lot of material at once.
All right that worked quite well. Let's move on to talking about frame rates and speeds. I'll go back to View & Trim.
- Installing GoPro Studio
- Choosing and formatting an editing drive
- Understanding the GoPro Studio workflow
- Using GoPro Studio as a stand-alone application
- Importing and converting footage
- Creating a new project and importing source video files
- Applying geometric corrections to clips and improving fish eye
- Choosing a destination for conversions
- Working with time-lapse sequences
- The path to editing
- Editing with GoPro Studio
- Exporting a movie and still images
- Exporting your project