We have been shooting tons of video footage over the last few years, but it’s been wasting away on a hard drive, unseen and unedited. GoPro Studio is a quick and easy solution to the problem. We’ve gone through a few of our trips and used the GoPro Studio Templates to create short video reminders of the fun we’ve been having.
It’s a simple, three step process:
1. Go through video and photo clips and select the highlights you want to use. Set a in and out point and hit Convert Clip. It will be added to a queue. You can pull multiple highlights from the same clip or set the start and end point in a general area and make adjustments later. Once you’ve gone through all the footage and pulled out your favorite clips, you convert the whole queue at once.
You can use photo and video footage not taken with your GoPro in the program. If you have another camera used for vlogging on Youtube, a compact camera, or a DSLR, you can use that footage in the program as well.
2. Hit Templates and choose from a list of 4 preloaded templates or download 9 more options. They are templates for some of GoPro’s most popular videos so the options are awesome. Each video tells you how long the finished video will be and how many separate cuts go into it. Choose the one that best matches the amount of footage you have and the length you’d like. Once you’ve picked the template you want the editing process begins. The timeline is pre-populated with GoPro’s clips from the original video. Each of those clips has a bullseye on it, which means you can place one of your highlights onto that clip and replace it. Once it’s in there, you can drag the start point around within the clip, so you make sure the best part is included.
3. Once all of GoPro’s clips are replaced with yours, click Export. You’re now ready to upload it to wherever you want.
Here’s an example from our trip to St. Lucia. The entire video, from start to finish, took about 25 minutes.
Have you used GoPro Studio to create videos? Share your favorite vacation video or photo below. Let’s get those memories off of our hard drives and back into our minds.
It’s time we upgrade our GoPro to a newer version and I found an excellent review of the GoPro Hero 6 Camera. It’s on my wish list.