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GoPro for Beginners: How to Shoot and Edit GoPro Videos

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Lessons in This Class

30 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Welcome to Class

    • 2. GoPro Camera Anatomy

    • 3. Turning On Your GoPro

    • 4. How to Record Video with a GoPro

    • 5. GoPro Record Modes

    • 6. How to Access and Navigate the GoPro Menu

    • 7. GoPro Video Settings: Size and Resolution

    • 8. Choosing a Frame Rate

    • 9. Wide vs Medium: Choosing a Field of View

    • 10. GoPro Photo Modes

    • 11. GoPro Capture Settings Tutorial

    • 12. GoPro ProTune Setting

    • 13. How to Delete Footage from your GoPro

    • 14. How to Remove Beep When Pressing Buttons

    • 15. Connecting your GoPro to a Mobile Device for Live Viewing

    • 16. GoPro Shooting Tips

    • 17. GoPro Accessories

    • 18. GoPro Accessories Sample Footage

    • 19. Exercise: Practice Shooting

    • 20. Downloading GoPro Studio

    • 21. How to Import Video

    • 22. Viewing and Trimming

    • 23. How to Edit Video in GoPro Studio

    • 24. How to Add and Edit Titles in GoPro Studio

    • 25. How to Add Music in GoPro Studio

    • 26. Speeding Up and Slowing Down Footage

    • 27. Color Correction and Grading in GoPro Studio

    • 28. Adding Style Presets to Your Video

    • 29. How to Export from GoPro Studio

    • 30. Exercise: Edit a GoPro Video

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About This Class

This online GoPro course will teach you how to shoot and edit amazing videos with a GoPro camera.

This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of using a GoPro camera, even if you have little to no experience with them. While there are plenty of video courses, it's hard to find a comprehensive course that takes you from shooting to editing GoPro videos.

Master the settings and options in your GoPro camera to create extraordinary images.

  • Master shooting with the manual settings
  • Choose the quality settings, frame rate, and field of view right for your project
  • Use the right accessories and mounts to get the shots you've dreamt of
  • Learn how to edit professional quality videos with GoPro Studio

Improve Your Video Creation Techniques & Edit Great Videos

Regardless of the type of GoPro you are using (Hero to Hero 4), this course will teach you the basics of using the GoPro. Dive into the menu to learn all of the settings. Shoot better-looking videos with amazing tips on GoPro cinematography.

This course includes an entire course on how to edit videos in GoPro Studio:

  • Import videos and pull the best selects
  • Edit together a sequence of beautiful clips
  • Add titles, transitions, and music to improve your video
  • Make your video look better with color correction and grading techniques
  • Use style presets that make your videos AWESOME
  • Export HD video for online sharing

If you want to learn how to make great videos with a GoPro camera, this is the only course you need.

Enroll today, and we'll see you in the course.

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1. Welcome to Class: everyone. Welcome to the getting started with go pro class. My name is Phil Hebner and I'm excited Toe have my brother Anthony back for another co teaching class. He taught a class a while ago called kids photography, and it was a great class. A lot of people liked it. So we are coming back together again and we're gonna be teaching you how to use a GoPro. This is a very basic course. We're going to be just teaching you the beginning steps to get started so that if you have a go pro or if you want to go out and get a GoPro, you'll be able to just take it out of the box and start shooting right away. The way this course is going to be structured is we've broken it down into a few sections. The first section will be covering The GoPro itself will be looking at the tool look and the buttons and settings so that you feel comfortable turning it on. Choosing the right settings and knowing how to record properly in the second section will be giving you tips for shooting better video with go pro. Because it's one thing to know how to use the camera, but it's a completely different thing to know how to really shoot good video with the camera itself. In the third section will be looking at a variety of cool GoPro accessories. GoPro makes a lot of cool accessories like a heads, drab chest strap bike, Mao suction cup mouth, all different types of accessories. And they have their different purposes. So we will be covering some of our favorite ones and how to use them. And then the last section will be covering how to use GoPro Studio, which is GoPro's own editing system that you can download for free. We'll show you how to import your footage, edit it and export it for online viewing. So thank you so much for enrolling in this course. We're excited to have you here and let's get going 2. GoPro Camera Anatomy: Hey, everyone, In this first lesson, I just want to go over the basic body and buttons that your GoPro has so that you know what everything does on the front of the GoPro. You'll notice a power mode button. So this is the button you'll used to turn on and off your go pro. You can notice that we're using a hero three white in this video. Now the great thing about GoPro is that their system and the settings are typically very similar across all of the GoPro's. They do keep getting better and better now. They came out recently with the Hero four, which has some more advanced settings. But for those of you heard just getting into it, you'll be able to learn all of the basic settings in this course on the top, right of the GoPro. Of course you see the lens. So right now GoPro only has one lens option. You can't interchange with lenses, but there are options for changing. Whether you are shooting wide or medium type shots to the right of the power button are two dots. The top dot is the WiFi indicator light, which will appear if you're connected to a WiFi. The bottom one is the status indicator. Light, which will show if you are recording right above the power button, is a little L C D screen that will show your settings and will be going over that in a future. Video on top of your go pro, you have your shutter select, but in which is the big button with the red circle, and then you also have another status indicator light to the top, right of that on the side of your GoPro closest to the lens. You have three ports the micro HD in my port, the micro SD card slot in the mini USB port. Before you start shooting, you'll need to get a micro SD card to put in the micro SD card slot. The micro SD card is the type of memory card that the GoPro uses to record footage. The mini USB port is where you'll be able to connect your GoPro to the computer to import footage and also where you'll charge your GoPro. On the back of the GoPro is the battery door, where you can insert and take out your battery and on the back left you have your hero port , where you can plug in a viewing monitor so that you can actually see what you're shooting while you are shooting. On the other side of your GoPro are two important things the microphone and the WiFi. On off button the microphone are those three little holes. And while the GoPro doesn't capture amazing sound, it's important to know that those are the microphone holes in case you want to capture some sort of audio, so you're not blocking them. So that's a basic overview of the buttons and the body of a typical GoPro. In future, lessons will be diving into what all these buttons actually do, how to change the settings and how to shoot with your GoPro. 3. Turning On Your GoPro: everyone in this video, we're going to learn how to turn on and turn off. You go pro camera to turn on or offer GoPro press and hold the GoPro on power button, which is at the front of your GoPro to power off your GoPro press and hold the power mode, but in on the front of your GoPro as well. The first thing you'll notice is that you now concede e some of the settings on that front little led monitor going from the top. You see that it has a little video camera icon. That means we're shooting in video mode. It has a W to the right of that, which means we're shooting wide lens. Below that you have 7 20-60 This is the video resolution and frame rate will be diving into these settings in the future lesson about video settings. The Big 31 shows the amount of videos that you've shot on this SD card below that says to H zero to that is the amount of time you have left on your memory card to shoot so two hours in two minutes, for example, and then to the right of that, you have your battery indicator, which shows how much battery you have left 4. How to Record Video with a GoPro: Hey, everyone, this video is all about recording video with your GoPro. To record a video, press the shutter button on top of your GoPro. You will notice that the red status indicator lights are turned on. Those appear on the top right of your GoPro next to the shutter button. It also appears on the top left of the back of your GoPro. It also shows up on the bottom of your GoPro and lastly it shows up on the front of your GoPro. 5. GoPro Record Modes: Okay, so let's talk about the different modes that you have available to you using your GoPro camera. Because while it's an amazing video camera, you can also shoot photos, photo bursts and time lapses with your GoPro. We're starting out on video mode, but pressing the mode button once will get us to the photo mode, where you can capture single photos at a time, You and then use the shutter button like we learned how to shoot video with. To take those photos, press the mood, but and again and you'll be taken to the photo burst mode. This allows you to capture multiple photos with a single click of the shutter button. You'll be able to set how many photos and how quickly those photos are taken with in the settings menu. Press the mode button once more and you'll be taken to the time lapse menu, so this will automatically capture photos at interval times according to the settings you set. This is just another reason why GoPro is an amazing tool. Press the mode, but and again, and you will be taken to the settings menu. So this is where you will change all your photo and video settings. If you have a GoPro backpack LCD screen, which is the detachable screen on the back of your go pro, you can press the button on the top left to change your modes with the backpack LCD screen . You also have the option to review your footage right within your GoPro itself. 6. How to Access and Navigate the GoPro Menu: heavy one. This videos about accessing and navigating Ugo Puma knee. So in this lesson, we're talking about accessing and navigating the menu from the front of your GoPro. Without the LCD backpack touchscreen, we're not going to be diving into the menu settings. This video is just about how you access and navigate the menu toe. Access the settings menu. Press the mode button until you get to the settings option, which looks like a little wrench. Then press the shutter button on top of your GoPro toe. Access that menu, then scroll through the options with the mode button on the front of your GoPro again. And then once you want to dive further into a specific menu, press the shutter button on top of your GoPro again. You will have a variety of options that you scroll through with the mode button on the front of your GoPro. Select an option by pressing the shutter button on top of your GoPro. You can then continue to scroll through settings, using the mode button on the front of your GoPro and then toe exit the menu. Scroll through until you get to the exit option and press the shutter button toe exit the settings menu. So basically, the mode button on the front of the GoPro is your way of scrolling through the options, and the shutter button on the top of the GoPro is your way of diving deeper into a menu course, choosing an actual setting. 7. GoPro Video Settings: Size and Resolution: everyone. This video is all about your video settings, so let's dive into the menu of further. So go so on your GoPro pressure mode. But in to get to the settings menu, impress your top button to get into those settings, and the first option in your settings is your resolution and size. So let's go dive into that menu further. So there you see your three options with your resolution, your frames per second in your field of view. Let's dive further into the resolution. So with go pro, depending on your camera, you have a variety of video resolutions. Basically, the higher the resolution, the higher the quality of video you will be able to capture. So in this hero three black version, you have a four k a four k cinematic a 2.7 K at 2.7 k Cinematic. 14 40 p 10 80 p 7 20 p In a w v g a mode with the four K cinematic mode, you're going to be shooting at a resolution of 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall to give you a little bit of perspective about how high a quality this is. Typically, when you're watching a video online, you'll be watching it in 10 80 p or 7 20 p 10. 80 p is 1920 pixels wide by 10 80 pixels tall and 7 20 p is 12 80 pixels wide by 7 20 pixels talk. So whether you're watching HD video you on TV or online, typically it will be 10 80 p or 7 20 p. And so the GoPro has a resolution that is twice as big as that. That's what's so amazing about this. The four K versus the four k Cinematic is also something to be aware of. You also have this option for 2.7 K and 2.7 case cinematic with 2.7 K and four K without cinematic, you're shooting at an aspect ratio that is 16 by 9 16 by nine is your typical computer monitor and television aspect ratio. So the with birth, the height, and it's also the same aspect ratio as shooting at 10 80 p or 7 20 p. The cinema modes are a bit wider screen, so they're aspect ratio. It's 17 to 9 rather than 16. Tonight in 17 to 9 ratio will look whiter, so it looks a little bit more cinematic. So when would you use all of these different settings with four K and 2.7 K? It's best to use this when you are on a tripod or a fixed position shot. It won't look as good if you are moving your camera around a lot. 14 40 p is great for body mountain shots. So if you're using ahead, mount a chest mount or just have that GoPro attached to your body some way, it will be ableto really immerse your viewer into that experience. 10 80 p is a great resolution for HD quality video. It's what I use mostly for shoots, and it will be great to mix and match this footage with other 10 80 p footage from other cameras. If you're shooting with multiple cameras and then lastly, I just want talk about 7 20 p 7 20 p will be great for slow motion shots, especially when we get into talking about the frame rate, which is the next topic. And we're going to be learning about how a faster frame re is better for slowing down in the editing room. 8. Choosing a Frame Rate: so going back to the camera settings menu below the resolution is the frame rate setting. So if you dive into this menu, you will see that you have different options. Now. These options change depending on your video resolution in depending on your go pro model. So, for example, with the go pro black shooting four K Onley allows for 15 frames per second, which is going to look a little bit choppy when you are viewing after shooting. If you were shooting at 7 20 p, the frame rate options you have are 1 2060 So, as you can see here, with the 10 80 p resolution selected, we have the frame rate options of 60 frames per second for you ate 30 and 24 frames per second. Choosing between these frame rates will affect the way that your video looks. Shooting at a slower frame rate, like 24 will look more cinematic. Most Hollywood films shoot at 24 frames per second because it is the frame rate that makes motion look very fluid but also has a little bit of a cinematic feel to it. 30 frames per second is a popular option for television and online viewing. And a lot of times, YouTube and other online video channels will only show videos back at 30 frames per second . So even if you upload a faster frame rate or a slower frame rate, it will convert it to that 30 frames per second. And so that's another standard frame rate. 48 60 are faster frame rates and these air good for shooting for slow motion. When you shoot at a faster frame rate, you were actually capturing MAWR images per second, so you are literally capturing 60 frames per second of video. If you're shooting at 60 frames per second or 120 frames per second, you'll have a lot more information within that one second, too slow down. Say you want to slow down one second of video to two seconds of video with shooting 60 frames per second. Now the slowed down footage will have 30 frames per second in that slowed down version, and it will still look fluid. But if you shot at 24 frames per second and then you want to slow that footage down, each second of video will only have 12 frames and that will look a little bit choppy. So remember the main things to keep in mind our shoot at 24 or 30 frames per second whenever possible. If you know you are going toe, slow down. This footage and post production shoot at a faster frame rate like 60 or 1 20 9. Wide vs Medium: Choosing a Field of View: and the last option in the camera settings is the field of view. So if we go into the field of view, you will see that there is a wide in a medium option. This also depends on what video resolution settings you have selected. The wide field of view will look a little bit like a fish. I This is the standard GoPro look. You've probably seen it before. The edges get a little bit bowed and curved, but it's kind of a cool look. And that's why, with the go pro camera, you can literally put your camera anywhere and can see a very wide range of you with the medium. Look, you aren't getting as much fish. I look you're not getting those curved edges and it isn't as distorted, and that might be a good feel of you to choose if you're looking to shoot the most normal looking video with your GoPro camera, otherwise you'll be using the wide field of view, and it will look a little curved around the edges. But that's OK because that's just the GoPro look 10. GoPro Photo Modes: everyone. This video is about photo moods with you Go Prue. So let's talk about the photo modes. So in your settings menu, go down one more and you'll go to into the photo Modes menu on your GoPro. You'll have a variety of resolutions and field of view options. You'll have 12 megapixels wide, seven megapixels wide, seven megapixels, medium and five mega pixels wide. And of course, depending on your go pro version, you might have more or less options. The basic thing to remember is that the higher the mega pixel, the higher the resolution, so the clearer your photos will come out. And, of course, like we talked about in the last video with the field of view for video, you have the wide and the medium shot. One thing to know about the GoPro is that the medium shot is really just cropping the wide shot that it's already capturing. It's not really changing lenses, so it might be best just to use the wide shot. And then, if you want to crop to a medium shot later, whether it's photo or video, you can do that in post production. I always shoot with 12 megapixels so that I have the maximum quality of image with my photos. The next option in your settings is the continuous photo option. So if we dive into that menu, you will see that you have again multiple options where you can take three photos every second, five photos every second or 10 photos every second. And it's basically exactly what it sounds like. You're shooting this many photos per second, and so if you want a lot of photos per second, choose the 10 photos per second option. So if you're shooting photos of someone that's doing action sports, if someone's running, if someone skateboarding, surfing, if anything's moving fast in the frame and you want to capture as many moments of that movement as possible, choose the higher continuous photo option. So the next setting is the photo burst option. So if you dive into this menu, it's similar to the continuous photo options, but with the burst mode. This is where you press your shutter button once, and it takes multiple photos at one time, and you can see that there are different options, like taking 10 photos and one second or 10 photos in two seconds or 30 photos in one second . That is a lot of photos per second, and that's basically like in video where you're taking 30 frames per second. You're taking 30 photos in one second, so again choose the setting that works best for your situation. If you are shooting something that is moving very fast, then you want to shoot as many photos as possible in the shortest amount of time. But remember, the more photos you take in a short amount of time, the more memory you are using on your memory card, so make sure that you have enough memory to shoot a lot of photos at once. The next menu setting is the time lapse feature, so if we dive into this menu, you will see that there are different interval options available for your time lapse mode. So you have 0.5 seconds. 125 10 30 in 60 seconds. What this means is your GoPro will take one photo every 60 seconds or every 600.5 seconds. And when taking a time lapse, you again have to think about what situation are you in? Are you taking enough time lapse of the night sky that isn't moving that fast. Well, then you might want to shoot one photo every 60 seconds. But if you're taking a time lapse of a city scene or a scene with lots of people on movement, you might want to decrease the amount of time for photo. So choose something like 600.5 or one or two seconds so you can really see the motion of people or things within your time lapse. So the main thing that consider is what is going on in your image is whatever you're capturing, moving very slowly or fast and choose the time interval, that makes sense. 11. GoPro Capture Settings Tutorial: this video is about the capture settings. Let's move on to the capture settings menu. So if we dive into this menu, you will see that the first option is your camera orientation. The camera orientation allows you to change the way your camera shoots right side up or upside down, and this will depend on where your camera is. If you're using an attachment where your camera has actually flipped upside down, maybe you're using a bike amount that is upside down and you're shooting your wheel or your tire spinning. You'll need to change the camera orientation so that it's actually shooting right side up. Or you're going to get into your editing room and your video will be upside down. And, of course, you can edit that in post production. You can flip it around, but it's easier just to shoot it properly. When you are shooting with your camera. The next option is the spot meter on or off option, and basically what this does is it changes the way your GoPro exposes the video or photo. So exposure is basically how bright or dark your photo is and go pro automatically tries to set the exposure so that everything in its field of view is exposed properly. It's not too dark, and it's not too bright with spot meter on, it will basically expose based on the very center of your field of view, the spot which you are focusing on. And so if you have ah, shot that is very bright or dark and certain parts of the image and you want to just expose to the very middle of your frame, you want to choose the spot metering. But in general, if you're shooting outside and you're just capturing normal everyday shots, you want to keep this off. The next option is the simultaneous photo and video setting. With the simultaneous video and photo setting turned on, you'll be able to shoot video and take interval photos every certain amount of time. And so this is an option. If you're shooting something that you know, you also want to grab still images from you can shoot video and photo at the same time, 12. GoPro ProTune Setting: a very important setting that you might want Teoh turn on is pro tune. Basically, Pro Tune makes the video a little bit higher quality. The key benefits are a higher quality image capture, which means that your image and your video will have less compression, and it will give you a higher quality in product. Edit with the colors of your video will be more neutral. Typically, when you're shooting with a GoPro, it has these very bright saturated contrast colors. But in postproduction, you actually want more neutral de saturated colors so that you can work with them. You can add saturation if you want, and turning Broken on gives you that Maura neutral color, which allows more flexibility during postproduction color correction with pro tunes selected on you also have a white balance option so white balance. Adjust the overall color tones of your video. You may notice that some of your videos looked very blue, are very warm and have reddish tones. And that's where white balance might be off. And so you can either choose Auto 3000 K 5500 K or 6500 K or camera raw with auto your cameras going toe automatically. Try to figure out what type of light is out there and how to read it with 3000 K This is good for using indoors when you have warm light sources. So think about your typical tungsten incandescent light bulb, the ones that give that yellow glow off of them. Or if you're shooting at a sunrise or a sunset, this is the perfect setting for that. If you are shooting outside in daylight, you're going to use the 5500 k This is the color temperature of the sun, or if you're using slightly cool light bulbs like a fluorescent, and then finally choose the 6500 K If you're shooting in overcast conditions, if it's very cloudy, you would choose the camera raw for no white balance compensation. And that means that it's just going to shoot raw image without trying to correct the white balance, and you will have to change it in post production. So unless you want to do color correcting, choose one of the Auto 8500 or 6500 K options 13. How to Delete Footage from your GoPro: this video is about deleting footage from you Go, Prue in the menu, go to the trashcan icon, go into that menu and you will have different options. You will be able to delete the last clip that you shot or all clips. And so if you want a format your entire card, if you're going out on a new shoot, then you might want to delete all of your footage. You can do this through the camera, or you can also do it on your computer with your memory card plugged in. But if you're out in the field and you need to format your card, this is how you would do it. Otherwise, you can delete the last clip. If you know that the previous clip your shot wasn't good. 14. How to Remove Beep When Pressing Buttons: One thing you might be wanting to know is, how do we turn off that annoying beep that happens when I press buttons or when I turned on my camera, go into your menu settings, go down to your set up menu, then go down to the sound option. Go into that menu, and you could choose 100% 70% or off. Select the sound setting you want with the shutter button and then exit the menu. And now you won't have that annoying beep when you turn on or off your camera. 15. Connecting your GoPro to a Mobile Device for Live Viewing: this video will be talking about connecting your go pro with the GoPro app on your smartphone or mobile device. One very cool thing about the GoPro is that you can connect to it with your smartphone or tablet. If you don't have the LCD backpack screen where you can actually see what you're shooting while you're shooting, sometimes it's hard to know. Are you getting a good shot or not? So one way that you can see what you're shooting and review. What you've shot is to use the free GoPro app, download it from your phone or tablet app store and then open it up. Now let's connect it with our camera to show you what it looks like. Open up the app se connect to your camera. We already have one GoPro Anthony's GoPro set up with this app, but let's add my go pro so click add new device. Choose the GoPro you're using. So for us Hero three and then follow the directions. First you're going to turn on your camera. Then you're going to press the WiFi on off button, which is on the side of your camera. You'll see the blue light flash click Continue on your app. No. Go back to your WiFi settings of your phone or iPad of your phone or tablet. Find your GoPro in the WiFi options so selector, GoPro, WiFi and Connect. You might have to plug in a password and then go back to the APP and now the apple Connect with the GoPro. Now, with that GoPro selected, you can actually see what the GoPro is looking at. Now it is a little bit delayed, which is the one issue with this app. It does seem to be a little bit delayed because it's going through WiFi, so it's not a very good option for live viewing your video. But it is a good option for setting up a shot, especially if it's a still shot on a tripod or some sort of mount, and you can sort of see what it looks like. You can also record straight from the app, so go ahead and click that red button to record. And what that allows you to do is to put your GoPro up or multiple. GoPro's in a setting, and you can control all of them just from your phone. You can also change the settings by clicking the wrench icon in the GoPro app and can change all the settings that we learned about. And another cool thing you can do is review your footage. Clicking that icon on the bottom left will bring up all of the clips that you've shot on this memory card so you can see here that we have a variety of shots from vacation from what we have been shooting now, and you can click one of them to see what it looks like. And this is a great way to see what your shots looked like out in the field to share them with friends. You can even post videos directly from your app by selecting that middle button on the bottom. And then you could choose to post on Facebook, YouTube, instagram and a variety of different options. So it first has to Dalat from the camera to your phone. But then you can post it anywhere straight from the app, which is very cool if you're out in the field and you want to share your footage with your friends. So the GoPro app is a very good tool to download and toe have while you are shooting. If you have a smartphone or a tablet, 16. GoPro Shooting Tips: Hey, everyone, welcome to at tips video in the GoPro course today. I want to talk about different ways to make your footage better. In this video, I'm talking about focusing on one subject. Some of this footage is stuff I've shot. Other of It comes from Creative Commons video that I found online that I thought really fit this subject. The first tip is to focus on one subject. It's really important when you're going out and shooting to pick something wherever you are . If you have a story in mind to pick your subject and make sure you are capturing that subject in your frame in a way that is not distracting, you don't want the background to be distracting front for the viewer and taking away from your subject. You want to get multiple shots to show who the subject is. So here's a great example of this kite boarder. There's multiple angles getting different shots, but you know who the subject is. It doesn't even have to be a person that you are focused on. It could be an object, a glass of wine being poured with a wine bottle. It could be a jet engine with a wide expanse of negative space behind it, where it could be a car like we saw before the sample shots of this tractor. You know what the subject is? It is this tractor right here. And so picking a subject and focusing on that subject will make your GoPro footage better than if you just kind of get a wide shot all the time of everything you're seeing. Get in there and pick a subject and get better footage that way. Another great tip for better GoPro footage is to get up close. The GoPro has such a wide lens, so when you have a subject, get really close literally within a few inches of the person or your subject, so that they fill the screen and is not just a big, wide, empty shot. So get up close and you'll get better footage. That's what a GoPro is great at. Another great tip is to stop moving the cameras go. Pros are great because they are handheld. You could put them in small places. You can move them around really easily, but getting good footage sometimes means locking it down on a tripod or amount some sort of accessory that is still, and you can get just more clear footage. This is probably the best thing to do as a beginner. Learn how to use your amounts and a tripod to get steady footage like you would if you were using a regular camera. The fourth tip is to play with your angles. GoPro's are great because you can attach them to all sorts of mounts. You could put them anywhere, and that's what you want to do. You don't want to just shoot from your hands standing up. You don't want toe. Just keep the GoPro at eye level. You wanna put it on things that you normally wouldn't be able to put a GoPro on? Here We're playing shuffleboard and you see some great clips of us attaching it not only to the shuffleboard cues but also to the shuffleboard pucks themselves and so that you can get all these different angles and tell a great story with your angles. So look up, look down, get up high, tilt your GoPro to the side so that it just tells a different story than if it was just straight on. That's what a GoPro is greater and remember to use your accessories. That's what they're therefore, to be able to attach your GoPro. Two different things. Use your underwater cases again, playing with angles, going down underwater, putting them onto the car. This is something that we couldn't do a few years ago with our big cameras. There was no such thing as the GoPro. There was no such thing as the Mount that anybody like you or I could get to put it on the side of the car or tough get a drone and fly a GoPro up high. Attach it to your body, attach it to your face, attach it to the end of your board. All these cool things are what GoPro is known for, and getting those different angles to help you tell a better story will make your videos turn out better. And then the last tip is to try a shooting a time lapse. Time lapses are great when there is a lot of motion, but it's also good when you can actually just set your time lapse going for a really long time. So you see this example of the clouds. This is actually a really long time lapse of these clouds moving, but when you speed it up, it looks like they're moving relatively fast. You can also speed up your video to create a hyper laps, which is just sped up video rather than a time lapse, which is actually individual photos using the time lapse setting edited back to back to back. Speaking of your footage is a great technique. It can show the passage of time. You see that if you're shooting people, it looks a little weird. If you're shooting something like this, which is a street scene, it can go really fast. And so sometimes the time lapse looks better if you are just shooting a still shot. So this goes back to stop moving the camera. The tip we talked about before, especially for time lapses. I think it's better when you can just well, let your camera still let it go and set it somewhere so you can see the motion of your environment. And there's no motion of your camera itself distracting from the time lapse. Okay, so those air five tips that I think you should definitely practice remember, Tip number one is to focus on one subject tip number two, which goes along with that, is to get up close and personal to your subject. Tip number three is to stop moving your camera. Use accessories or a tripod Teoh. Set your cameras and make sure it's still. Number four is, of course, to play with your angles. That's what the GoPro is. Four. Then Tip number five with time lapses is too again. Keep your camera still and to shoot for long periods of time. Thanks so much, and we'll see another video. 17. GoPro Accessories: everyone in this video, we're going to go over some of our favorite GoPro accessories, so you know which ones we use and which ones you might want to purchase. So let's get started. One of our favorite tools is the three way arm. The three way arm is a collapsible and extendable arm that you can use has somewhat of a selfie stick or just a stick that you have a different grip of. You can get up higher, get down low. You can do lots of things with the three way arm. Of course, one of our favorite accessories is the underwater housing. It goes over your GoPro, and they come in a variety of different settings that in styles so that they can go down deeper in tow water they clip on their totally water proof. I've used this when I have gone to the Philippines doing some snorkeling, and it's an amazing tool. It has buttons on the outside so you can access the menu and record and do everything you need from outside the unit. Another great accessory is a bike amount. They come in a couple of different types, but here you see one where you can actually put it on your handlebar or really any bar of your bike and it again comes adjustable so you can tilt your camera up and down. You can reverse it. You can do pretty much anything you want with the GoPro on the bike mount. Another great accessory is the L C D Touch backpack. This is a great tool if you want to be able to see what you are shooting while you are shooting and you don't want to connect it to your GoPro app. This is great for older GoPro's because I know the newer GoPro's actually come with a back screen. But for those of you using an older goproud, the LCD backpack is a great option. The tripod adapter. This is a great thing that you might need, because when you get your go pro for the first time, you might want to set it up for on a tripod. And one of our tips is to get still shots so you aren't just moving the camera all the time . And so this little accessory is just basically a little attachment with screw hole in the bottom that allows you to attach it to pretty much any type of tripod. You can do what we're doing here, which is just setting it on the tripod, and then you use it just like you would a normal camera. And this is great for just getting those still shots or even some nice pants and tilt with a tripod. Here. It's just on a photo tripod, but you could use a video tripod as well. Another great accessory is the suction cup mount. This is great if you don't want to use the sticky mount pads that come with your GoPro because those if you stick your GoPro on something like your car or something, which is seems like a great thing to Dio to get a good shot, those will stick. So a suction cup is a nice option. Of course you want to be careful. You might not want to do it on your car unless you have it attached with, like, a string or something. So it has safety, but you can see here we're just attaching it to the wall, and it does a really good job, and again it comes with the different attachments so that you can move your camera and get the shot that you want. The floaty stick. This is an important tool. If you are shooting out in the ocean, it basically allows your GoPro to flow in case you lose it. But it also acts as a handgrip, and it just allows you to get some sort of better shots without actually having to hold that GoPro itself. But mostly it's just for safety, so your co pro doesn't sink. Another great accessory is the head strap. This is great. If you are getting action shots, whether you're running around plain soccer, you're riding a bike, you're doing some sort of sporting activity. The head strap is great because you can just attach it to your head, start recording and not worry about it. And it gives a very good P O. V shot from your your head. Basically, the next is a chest mount. This is another great accessory if you're doing action sports running around. I found that the chest mount is actually really good for shooting bike footage, so if you're riding a bike, it gives a nice view and doing other actions sports, skating, skiing, you name it. This could give you some great shots, and typically they'll come. One size fits all. They can adjust so you can wear it and whoever can wear it, depending on your size again, it's got this chest mount that kind of holds it to your chest to keep it as still as possible. Another fun tool that we've used recently is the clamp mount. It's basically a little clamp that you attach your GoPro, too, and you could put it on anything from your cat tree. If the it's softer, it's a different type of material that the suction cup can't attached to in the Clamp Mount is a great option. So those are some of our favorite accessories. In the next video, we're going to be showing you some shots using these tools so you can get in idea of what and why you you would use them 18. GoPro Accessories Sample Footage: 19. Exercise: Practice Shooting: everyone. I hope you've been enjoying this course so far in this section. We wanted to challenge you to go out, take action and start shooting with your GoPro. So the challenge is to gear GoPro go out You Some of the tips we've taught you about shooting better video. If you have accessories, practice shooting with your accessories and just try to get some creative shots. So, as always, a good way to learn is to do to practice. And that's why we're challenging you to do that right now. So go out practice shooting if you can put it together in a montage which we will be learning about how to edit in the next section to post and share with us in the course so that we can see your beautiful work. But for now, just go out, start shooting with your GoPro so that you are comfortable changing the settings, changing the fuel of you, changing the resolution, changing everything about your go pro so that you are ready to go out and shoot on a on a video shoot. So thanks for watching and we'll see you in the next section. 20. Downloading GoPro Studio: everyone. Welcome to this video editing and GoPro studio tutorial today. I just want to take you through downloading GoPro studio so you have another computer and opening it up. So just search for GoPro Studio in Google and then click one of these toppling XYZ GoPro studio software. It's free to use. You can download it completely free. So what you're going to do is click this down line now about inter scroll down to the bottom of this page, Choose if you're on a windows PC or on a Mac, you have to enter your email address unchecked. These so you don't get a lot of e mails from GoPro, then click download. Once you download that file, you're going to open it up and it should install automatically using whatever installed installation program that you have. And then, once you have it installed, go ahead and open it up. So just go to GoPro Studio in your applications. It might ask you if you want it to import your camera footage from for you. I'm going to say no, thank you, because I already have my footage already on my computer, and that's something that you might need to do either import it through there or just transfer all your footage to your hard drive somewhere. Then go upto file new project and that will open up the GoPro studio application. And from here, we're going to learn how to use it. But that's it for this video. In the next video, we're going to be talking about how to import files to go pro studio. 21. How to Import Video: everyone in this tutorial, I'm going to be showing you how to import files into GoPro studio. And so when you open up GoPro studio, open up a new project, you have a few different options to import. You can go up to file click import Media, Press Command I or control I on your computer. If you're using a PC or just click this big import files button, this will open up a window where you can find your GoPro footage that you want to use. And so for me, I have this GoPro footage that I shot on the day that I proposed to my wife. And so this isn't Switzerland. You can just select all the footage that you want and click open, and it will open up in GoPro studio right now. And so here before we start editing, we're going to have to learn how to view and trim it, which will be showing you how to do in the next video 22. Viewing and Trimming: Hey, everyone, In this tutorial, I'm talking about how to view and trim your footage in GoPro Studio. So this is something interesting that GoPro does, which is different than your typical video editor. Before you can even start editing your sequence and putting together a sequence of videos, they want you to actually go through your footage, find the best clips and then take it to the next step, which is editing it. And it's actually a nice feature that I actually like a lot, because then when you go to the edit, you have all the clips you want. You don't have to go through off the extra footage that you might not need, and because a lot of people are shooting very long, takes with go pro, where they hook it up onto their helmet or onto their car or onto whatever and shooting 10 2030 minute clips. This really helps you pick out the best parts of your video. And so to do that, just click on your clip and it will open up in this big viewer up here. There's a timeline in the bottom where you can scroll through or you can just play through your foot edge with these play buttons down here, you can see here. This is a great shot. I'm actually in the hotel room while my wife was getting go taking a shower, and I wanted to create get some shots of the engagement ring to make this video afterwards to show her what I was doing. And this was me with the engagement ring. And so say you want to take a specific segment of this clip. What you would do is use these in and out mark points. So he say, I want to start here on this clip. I would click this mark in point. You could see on the timeline that this part of the timeline is not selected. If I play through it, there I go. I show the ring and then I move away and then I click the out point. I can rename this so say I want to call this engagement ring. I can just type that in, and then you can rotate or flip it. You can click advanced settings and this will change the image size. You can speed it up here. You can change the quality removed fish. I This is all stuff that you can do later on when you're editing as well. So I would recommend just bring it into the edit room to do that. And then what you choose is click that is this ad clip to conversion lists, and what it will do is then it will take that specific part of this clip, convert it so that you are ready to edit. So then you would go through all your footage. So I say I have this clip here. I can scroll, scrub through it, see this nice little pan. It's a little choppy just because my computer is exporting some other stuff right now. But say, I just want this moment right here. This is in the middle of Switzerland is actually where my great grandfather is from now. Also where my father proposed to my mother. So it was a very special spot in Seo in Switzerland and add that to the clip list, and basically you would go through all these different things. And so here we are, hiking up this mountain up there I am. So may I want that little part looking back at me and then added that the clip list Okay, so you do that, go through all your footage and then click this convert but in and it will convert your footage to make it ready for editing. And that's what we're going to be talking about in the next tutorial, which is editing your footage in GoPro Studio. 23. How to Edit Video in GoPro Studio: everyone in this tutorial were talking about how to edit your footage and put together a sequence in GoPro studio. So we're gonna be covering a lot of different things from your step. One view in trim window You're going to either press this proceed to step two or step to option once you have converted all of the clips that you want to use, so just click that and you will be prompted either to use a blank template or a template that they give you. And so they will give you a template that you will basically plug in your footage into. I am going to use a blank template cause I'm always about creating things from scratch. While you can do this, it's a little bit easier, and it show you how long it is and how many cuts it is. You can even download Maura GoPro templates by clicking this button up here, but I'm just going to select blank template and then create so that you can learn how to create on your own so you will see that your media is over here. These are the individual clips that you have created by in the last of the view in Trim Step. You will see a timeline down here with video track, a title track and an audio track. We're going to be covering all that stuff later over. On the right side, you have different options for playback and in this blank spot right here, which will have different effects and editing tools. Once you are selecting different video or audio or different types of footage, then down below you have presets again. We'll talk about all this stuff later to start editing. Basically, what you have to do is take your clips and drag them to your timeline. You can even go further and trim them up here, say I play through this and I don't want the end of this or something. If I just want the middle, you can go with the in and out point here and continue toe. Trim it down. But since you've already trimmed it, probably all this footage is what you want. You also noticed that automatically, my footage became a lot more contrast, id dark and saturated. That's because it adds a little bit of video processing to it, which I don't necessarily want yet. So to get rid of that, what I can do is select my clip and click this none button, which takes it back to the original Look, Then what you want to do is start putting together a sequence by Dragnea your clips in the order that you would like. So for me, I'm building this sequence of climbing this mountain. So we're going to start at the bottom of the mountain with this. I'm not going to use this engagement ring shop for this video and then just lay down your clips. Typically, you might just put them in order. You can rearrange them if you want, and you just go through and put them on your timeline. You can reorganize them on your timeline by clicking and dragging them around. So I have this shot here. You click and drag it and you can see where you want it to end up. And you might have to go through some of these and make sure that they don't have the color correction. Unless you like that, that look and then you can go to the start and press this play button to see what it looks like. there we are at the bottom of the mountain. Whoa! I do not like that clip, actually. So maybe I will delete that just by selecting and hitting delete on my keyboard. So it goes from here to here. Okay, so that was kind of like a very similar shot. So, again, this is what editing all is all about. I would leave that first shot because I like this second shot better. Then we got the steps. Then we got us looking up. And so that step shot looks a little bit long. So how can we trim it? Well, we can select it and then go to about where you want to cut out, and you can do two things. You can either use this split clip at current position, which splits the clip. And in the second part of the clip, weaken, delete or wait. What we can do is put our timeline indicator where we want to exit and click this out point . One thing you'll know about the timeline is that it's not like a traditional timeline. If you were editing on premiere pro or final cut pro, you don't see a timeline with times you can't kind of you can't really see how long these clips are because the way you are viewing it, it looks the same amount of time per clip. But these clips are all different amounts of time. And so even though the clips look like they are the same length on the timeline, they're actually different time. They're a different mountain time. So how do we improve this? Let's talk about adding a transition to add a fade. Transition across is all. Between these two clips, you can easily just click this plus button right there, which adds dissolved between the two clips and see there again dissolve between those two clips. So there you have a fade, but say we want to make this fade a little bit longer. What we can do is select the transition go up, take this timeline and right here, click this little square button right here, which is a gray square, which becomes yellow when we click it and then drag in or out, and that changes how long the transitions are. And so, whether you like transitions or not, that's an easy way to add a transition to get rid of it, you just select it and press delete. And so, in the next few tutorials were going to be going over a lot of specific things, like adding titles, music, slowing down your footage, color correction, using the styles, but basically in terms of editing, what your goal is is to put your video clips in the right order and trim out any of the footage that you don't want. So go through all your footage, put together a sequence. And then in the next tutorial, we'll be talking about improving your video, adding titles and also have other things. Thanks for watching, and we'll see in the next tutorial. 24. How to Add and Edit Titles in GoPro Studio: Haber one in this video, I'm talking about how to add titles in GoPro studio. So if you want to add a title is pretty easy there is this title button right here that you select and it will open up or pop open a new file right here, basically a new asset that you can use Now this is just like any video clipper asset where you can actually drag it onto your timeline. So I'm just going to do that and you can see that it has this temporary title up here. So what I want to do is edit it first. You can move it around just by selecting it, moving it around. So maybe I want this toe show up here in sort of the right lower third as we walk up the steps and then I can rename it something over here. So I'm just going to select that and call this to be on. Take. That's the what? The castle was calm. You can edit the font by clicking this fought right here and changing it to something that you like. So maybe all use a font that I'm really into lately, which you can actually download for free online, which is league Gothic League Gothic right here. And then I'm going to change the font color to something darker because we're on a brighter background. So let's do something like maybe a dark green, something like that. Something like that is pretty good. Maybe just a black actually. Okay, then we can go over here and move it so that it looks good. Of course, it's going to be throughout this whole clip, so you have to take that into account. That video is going to be moving unless you have a longer clip. That's still you can play with all sorts of other effects, like opacity, weaken, drop down the opacity. We can add a fade or a fade out if we want you to use the current ing, which is the space between the letters, the baseline, which you is if you have a couple of lines. So we have a line to change the base line, which is the spacing between the lines. Or you can adjust the parallax, which is the closeness of the foreignness in three D space. If you are working with multiple sets of titles in three d space and then you see here that is a long clip over here. It's going over a few different clips. Maybe I just wanted to go in that first clip. Or maybe I wanted to go over this clip of Chateau turbulence. So you have to think about these things while you are creating this clip. I just click and drag the ends of this clip so it goes where I want it to and then putting it over here. I noticed that it's too dark down there, so I'll put it up here in the sky, something like this. So you have a nice fate on and then fade off. And so that's pretty nice. And you can add different titles a t beginning you can add lower third titles you're gonna credits. You can do all sorts of things with these titles, and all you have to do is just click this title button, edit the title, then place it on your timeline down here. Thanks for watching. And in the next video, we're going to be talking about how to add music to your sequence. 25. How to Add Music in GoPro Studio: GoPro videos just wouldn't be the same without music. So in this tutorial, I'm going to be showing you how to add music to your videos in GoPro Studio. When you're in the edit room, you want to click this plus media button up here and then find a song that you want to edit your music to. You could find a lot of great free songs on YouTube in the YouTube Library of free music. Or you can pay for songs that you can use on sites like Audio Jungle. You do want to make sure that you are using a song that you have permission for. Otherwise, it's actually illegal to use a song from an artist that hasn't given you permission. Once you find the song that you want, just click open and your song will be added to your media bent over here. You can then drag that song onto the timeline, or you can click on the song. You can set an in point and an outpoint and then drag it onto the timeline down here. Once it's on your timeline down here, you can edit it even further. You can see that right now, the song goes past the end of my clips. So what I can do is just go to the end of my clips with the song selected. Split the clip, take this part of the clip, delete it by just selecting it and pressing delete on my keyboard. And then I would like to add a fade to the end of the song so it fades out and it's not an abrupt start. Stop. So what I'll do is select it. Over here, you have some audio editing features, and you can just select fade out. You can choose how long you want it to fade out. One other audio tip is that for a lot of GoPro footage, you might not want to hear the audio in the video. So what you can do is just at the bottom right of each clip. There's this little audio button you can just click that honor off to choose whether you want to hear it or not. So that's a quick and easy way of how toe added music. You Congar ahead and slice these songs together. You can put multiple tracks down. You can edit the length of your clip so that it matches the length of your song or to the beats of your song. That's one good thing. When I started out in film school that there was a video editor who came and spoke to us. And he said, If you're a video editor, it's a good idea to practice drum lesson, do some drum lessons because with video editing, everything's to a beat. And especially when you are actually editing a video to a song, you want to make sure that the edits hit the beats of the song. And that's when piece of advice that would give you to make a more compelling video. Make sure that the cuts where you go from one clip that the next hit right at the beat of the song Thank you so much for watching and we'll see in a another tutorial 26. Speeding Up and Slowing Down Footage: everyone. In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to speed up or slow down footage in GoPro studio. Ah, lot of you will be shooting at a high frame rate, something like a 59 or 60 frame video, or even a 1 20 francs per second video with the newer GoPro's. And what that allows us to do is slow down the footage in the editing room. Because you are shooting at a high frame rate, you have the ability to slow down. You can see over here in our media been that it shows how fast I was shooting at 59 94 which is actually just what they call 60 friends for second. And so if I go to a clip, say, I want to slow down one of these clips here I have this clip of the title. So let me play that through it goes from the castle to us hiking up. Maybe I want that to go a little slower so that the title can be on the screen a little bit longer. I can select my clip, go up to the video settings up here on the right, and you can change the speed by dragging the slider to the left or to the right, or what you can do to quickly speed it up or slow down is just press this plus two or times two, so times two will speed it up. Plus two will slow it down. So 50% means you're slowing down the footage. And it has this super smoothing flux ability that I suggest using which helps and assist your video so that it doesn't look choppy. So now with it 50% you can see as I play through, that's a lot slower because it's longer. You can see that our title actually looks shorter now. That's because we slow down this footage even though it doesn't expand on the timeline, it actually is longer. And so our title, which the originals length is too short now, I could just increase the length so that the title stays on there the whole time. So that's how you quickly speed up or slow down footage just by using these video effects right here. Thanks for watching, and we'll see you in another tutorial 27. Color Correction and Grading in GoPro Studio: everyone, Welcome to another GoPro studio tutorial. Today I'm showing you how to color, correct and color grade your footage. Now I just want to explain the difference between color correction and color grading. For those of you who are new to video production and adding color correction is actually where you make the colors of your video look more normal. Maybe you were shooting at a wrong white balance or it is too dark or too bright. And to correct that, you have to adjust the exposure and the white balance. That's what color correction is. And some people get that mixed up with color grading, which is actually where you're applying an effect or changing the look of your video to give off a certain feel. Maybe you're making it more warm. Maybe you're making more cool. Maybe you're making it extremely contrast ID, because that's what you want to look like. Or maybe you're making it completely black and white. Well, that is color grading. It's giving your video feel by changing the colors and so to do color, correction or grading. There's a lot of great tools within GoPro studios. If you open up a clip just by selecting it, you can see over here in the video tabs you have some white balance features the temperature. Here. You can slide this from the right, which adds warmth to left, which adds cool colors. You can also change the tent, which goes from a more green toe magenta color now to color. Correct in GoPro studio toe white balance. Where you can do is select this little eyedropper. Then what you do is go to somewhere in your footage that is white. That should be white, such as a cloud or a T shirt or something, that it has to be white and then select it. And by selecting that automatically, adjust what your footage looks like. So now the colors are more natural and they look more better. If I take this and select the green, you can see what it's doing. It's make adding a lot of blue, because what I just told it was that this green is actually what I wanted to be white, and so it's trying to adjust it so that this green would look white and the other colors would match that white balance. But that's not natural, so you have to select something that looks white, so I'm going to again go up with these clouds. You can see how well that color corrects our footage down below. We have our image settings. You have exposure, contrast saturation and sharpness with exposure. This is going to increase or decrease the brightness of your overall footage. GoPro does a decent job when you're in automatic mode at shooting at the right exposure. That's one thing the makers of GoPro have done really well. But maybe you want it to be a little overexposed or under exposed, depending on what you shoot. Contrast, that's going to add contrast or d contrast it. What contrast is doing is actually making the darks of your picture darker and the brights brighter. You can see in this image with my goofy face that my shorts and the shadows over in these trees get a lot darker. When I increase the contrast, let me just go extremely over here. You can see that the brights, this pathway, my forehead, the clouds, they become a lot brighter, and as you increase contrast, you also increased saturation. That's just because when you make your image more contrast ID. The colors become more vibrant, and so adding a little bit of contrast actually tends to help a lot of footage, and so I typically add a little bit of contrast. Or you can go with a cool look that a lot of companies air doing like you might see Samsung commercials using a very de saturated look if you want that or the contrast it look. Speaking of saturation, saturation is the overall brightness in vibrancy, other colors, and so you can see if I really scram this, it gets wacky. That does not look good. My face is completely red. That's totally unnatural. Or you could go all the way with left, which is black and white. And so GoPro videos, the ones you see online typically do have a very saturated look sharpness. Again, this is going to add a little bit of sharpness to your footage. It's hard to tell, so you might have to just play around on your own. But you can see if I go all the way to the left that it gets blurry. This isn't going to make non in focus video in focus, but it can help and it can make some of the details in your film or your video a little more sharp. And since GoPro has a very deep depth of field where almost everything is in focus, adding a little bit of sharpness can help. So you can use all these different effects to change the color correction or the color grading of your footage. Teoh give it a nice feel. One last thing to know. Once you come up with the color grade for your footage, you probably want to copy that to the other footage in your clip in your sequence. To do that, you see this little effects, but in down here on the bottom left of your clip. Copy that, so select it and press command C on your keyboard. If you're using a Mac or control, see on a PC and then go to the clips that you want to paste it to and press command V to paste it, you can see how dramatic it changes the look of our video. So that's how you quickly can take your color correction and copy it to another clip. Thank you so much for watching, and we'll see in the next video 28. Adding Style Presets to Your Video: Hey, everyone. So in a previous tutorial, we talked about color correcting in grading in GoPro studio. But they actually come with some cool style presets that I want to show you, and it's really easy to use. You have them right down here in the bottom, right hand corner. So say you go to a clip that you want to add a preset to. You can can see what it looks like down here, but it's really small, so you might want to just go in there and click around just to see what it looks like. And if you go through them, you can kind of find what different pre sides you have night vision, early hot day sepia have been yet, So some of these get added to each other, so let me just create none, and then you can add up. And yet you can see when I click hot day and then vignette adds the hot day filter and then the vignette layer as well. So if you just want have and yet you can just click the vignette and vignettes are actually really cool preset. This is one of the ones that I would suggest playing around with because it really focuses the audience's attention on what's going on in the middle of your frame. It directs their eyes. Some of these other effects are a little funky. They just look a little bit to contrast. ID You see this? It's called candy color, and you definitely see on a face. It's not very natural for skin tones, and then just make sure when you are going through them, some of them add to each other. So see you do this candy color on a hot day. It duplicates this preset, whereas if I click not and then just hot day, a lot looks a lot better. So be careful if you're adding multiple and start with a fresh video. But those air just some presets to play around with and have fun with to make your video look a little bit more unique. Thanks for watching, and we'll see in the next video 29. How to Export from GoPro Studio: Okay. Hey, everyone. So you have edited your video. You put together your sequence, you've added titles, music, transitions, color corrected, added some presets if you want, and you are ready to export it to share with the world, you can see here I'm done. I'm just going to add a quick little fade into this clip by selecting the clipping feeding in. There you go fade in. That's a nice way. Always a nice way to start and end a clip or a video, and then you're ready to export. So just click this Step three export button and an export window will pop up. The first thing you want to do is title your video so you can rename. It's all just say, hiking Toribio. Turbulent Hike. That's what I call it. And then just click this little triangle arrow button and choose where you want to save two . I'm just going to say desktop. It might look a little different on a PC. Then you want to choose your preset, so if you click this button down here, you have different presets. You can do a custom or they have different presets built for you to play on YouTube or Vimeo. Or you can have an HD 10 80 p video or 7 20 p video. You want to make sure that you are exporting at the highest quality that you can to get the highest quality video. And so if you do custom, you can choose your video size. So say you're shooting at four K with your GoPro. Maybe you want that four k video. Of course, if you're only shooting at 10 80 you're stretching it, Teoh four k. That doesn't make sense. It's not going to look better at four K. You want to make sure that you export it at the quality of your video itself. So I shot at 1920 by 10 80 I'm going to export at 1920 by 10 80. Online playback typically plays at 29 97 so that's a good one, just to export at. In most cases, 23 98 is also a good one, because that's more of a film cinematic look when you export it, but a lot of websites will convert it to 29 97 Even if you export at 23 98 it will show you what your sources which is 59 94 I'm just going to say 29 97 You can change the quality now The quality You don't have to go as high as this bar goes to get the best quality for your size because in 1920 by 10. 80 with an MBPs with which is megabits per second of 16 your video is going to look amazing . If you are exporting at four K, you're going to want to boost this as high as possible. Down below you see encode as H 264 or GoPro Senate form Goto GoPro Senna form is the Kodak or the type of file that is good for editing GoPro footage with in GoPro studio. And so you wanna check the age 264 option If you're exporting your final product for online viewing or sharing a digital file Onley, choose the GoPro Sina form if you are going to take this footage and then edit it somewhere else. So there are lots of presets that you can choose from and I would suggest just choosing one of those You can choose this 10. 80 p which will give you high quality HD footage and then click this. Apply flux for smoother speech changes in your video. If you do have speed changes, if you have slowed down or sped up your footage and that will make it look better than just click export, it will export to wherever you saved a two and you are ready to go forward and post it online. If you are editing your own videos and GoPro studio, please share them with us. I would love to check them out and the course or on YouTube. Just share a link with us. I would love to see what you're up to. Thanks so much for watching. For more great tutorials and online courses, visit video school online dot com. 30. Exercise: Edit a GoPro Video: everyone fill back with a challenge for you. So now that you've learned how to use the GoPro studio to edit videos, guess what the challenge is. The challenge is to go out and a video. So in the last section, we actually to shoot a bunch of video, and hopefully you do that by now. If you haven't done that, please go out. Shoot video. Try to keep it around a similar subject. Maybe it's a similar location. Maybe you are shooting an event. Whatever it is, create a montage of that event or wherever you're shooting with your GoPro. Edited together, use the transitions. Add music if you want, and then post it online. You can post on YouTube or Vimeo or wherever you want, and then share it with us. We would love to see it. You can post it on the course website, or if you want to share it with video school online dot com. Just go over to the the site video school, online dot com and share with us their through the contact page. Thanks a lot, and we'll see you in the next lesson by