GoPro Studio is a post-production program developed by GoPro. You can use it to edit footage recorded by your GoPro and GoPro HERO camera. It is also compatible with other cameras that use Advanced Video Coding and High Efficiency VIdeo Coding Format with h.264 and h.265 codec. Their file extensions should also be MP4 or MOV. This program is for beginners or casual editors that want to upload their videos on various platforms or share their work in small gatherings as it is easy to use and quick to render.
GoPro Studio allows you to edit videos exclusively on the software, but it also enables you to include third-party video editing applications to your editing process. When you’re using GoPro Studio alone, you can trim and convert your camera source files. These files are also known as GoPro CineForm files as it allows you to combine it, add effects to it, and change its frames per minute.
You will also find a built-in storyboard editor in the program. It is a catalog of templates you can use to quickly finish your production. Once you’re satisfied with your work, you can upload your video to a social networking site or a video sharing website. You can also opt to store it in the program. Should you want to further enhance your work, you can include other video editing applications but it must be compatible with GoPro file formats.
This is important to know as GoPro Studio will render your videos to GoPro CineForm format. It is because consumer and professional cameras like GoPro record using highly compressed video formats. By converting it to CineForm, the image quality will be clearer and the playback speed is more manageable. Another reason it converts its files is to provide you the Active Metadata architecture. This will enable you to view real-time image development and enhancement.
GoPro Studio Importer is an additional application that comes with GoPro Studio. It imports and stores all your videos apart from GoPro Studio. This is suitable for you if you have a lot of footage in your GoPro camera but have no plans to edit them. You can also import videos to the editor manually.
To do this, click the Import New Files button on the homepage and select the videos you want to feature on your video. It’s important to press the hotkeys - Command + S - on your keyboard to save the files. The fastest process you can do is to create a folder with all the videos you need, and drag it to the Import Bin.
Once you’re done importing, you may want to rotate, trim, or select other advance conversion settings before the program converts your files to CineForm format. It is an important step if you shot the video with the camera mounted upside-down. The video will appear right-side-up in the Playback Window. It is also important to know the resolution settings as you can also upscale or downgrade your video to meet your preferred output.
Advanced editor for beginners
GoPro Studio offers all essential editing tools along with a substantial amount of advanced features that will help you convert and/or edit your videos fast. While the program is designed to store and enhance videos from a GoPro camera, you can edit videos from other devices as long as they are AVI, MP4, and MOV files. Altogether, these features will help you create content for various online platforms or for certain events.