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Posted: 8/8/2014 12:44:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2014 12:46:37 AM EDT by blk00ss]
What's the most user friendly software to create some videos with my gopro? Maybe sliding some pictures in with the video, some cool fades and what not. Not opposed to paying a good bit of money of it's worth it.

I'll be using it on my iMac.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 1:13:36 AM EDT
GoPro Studio is what I use. Has a slight learning curve but it works pretty good.

Done with GoPro Studio.

Link Posted: 8/8/2014 1:30:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ElevenBravo87:
GoPro Studio is what I use. Has a slight learning curve but it works pretty good.

Done with GoPro Studio.

http://youtu.be/B-DWKj34hi0

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Let me ask you this; can you splice video sections together, seamlessly? I videoed something that was 90mins long. It cut it up into 17:34 minute sections.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 1:32:59 AM EDT
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Let me ask you this; can you splice video sections together, seamlessly? I videoed something that was 90mins long. It cut it up into 17:34 minute sections.
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Originally Posted By blk00ss:
Originally Posted By ElevenBravo87:
GoPro Studio is what I use. Has a slight learning curve but it works pretty good.

Done with GoPro Studio.

http://youtu.be/B-DWKj34hi0



Let me ask you this; can you splice video sections together, seamlessly? I videoed something that was 90mins long. It cut it up into 17:34 minute sections.
Yes, you can. You can also fade in and out of each clip. the above video is about 20 different clips edited together.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 1:36:30 AM EDT
I've used Adobe Premiere Elements for my video needs, but haven't tried it with GoPro clips.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 2:39:58 AM EDT
Premiere will natively edit the H.264 MP4 files that GoPro captures to.

Recognize, however, that that codec is very processor intensive, and can present workflow issues when trying to edit anything more than a simple A/B timeline, using simple effects.

Pros who integrate GoPro footage typically convert the H.264 files to another format (.mov, .avi, Apple ProRes 422) and then edit the converted files.

Pegasys makes a relatively cheap (but high quality) converter called TMPGenc Video Mastering Works 5. Run your GoPro footage through this, and editing with Elements (or any other program, like Vegas, SpeedEdit, Premiere Pro, Final Cut, etc.) will be pretty painless.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 2:46:23 AM EDT
Sony Vegas is a great tool
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 3:24:31 AM EDT
I use the gopro software as well.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 3:25:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2014 3:27:59 AM EDT by capnrob97]
I use the go pro software and iMovie on the mac

ETA: I did this just playing around with the go pro software after I first got the camera

Link Posted: 8/8/2014 3:43:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2014 3:51:46 AM EDT by brykelly]
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Sony Vegas is a great tool
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another vote for vegas pro.

adobe after effects would be my second choice. vegas pro has been great - Ive done a bunch of dirt bike videos and timelapse using vegas pro



<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BjJ7DKnUvBI?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Link Posted: 8/8/2014 4:11:14 AM EDT
Windows Live Movie Maker
Good for the basic stuff: Titles, sub-titles, stills, cut & splice, soundtrack, etc and the price is right.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 4:14:30 AM EDT
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another vote for vegas pro.

adobe after effects would be my second choice. vegas pro has been great - Ive done a bunch of dirt bike videos and timelapse using vegas pro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjJ7DKnUvBI&list=UU-5LwnK3dHWeISNHBqKkNDw

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BjJ7DKnUvBI?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Originally Posted By brykelly:
Originally Posted By Shung:
Sony Vegas is a great tool


another vote for vegas pro.

adobe after effects would be my second choice. vegas pro has been great - Ive done a bunch of dirt bike videos and timelapse using vegas pro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjJ7DKnUvBI&list=UU-5LwnK3dHWeISNHBqKkNDw

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BjJ7DKnUvBI?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



I was able to decipher your first one lol. That was a pretty good job. Where is the best place to get the music you can use?

And to the guys using the gopro and importing the videos in through imovies, how did you get it to keep the sound? Last time I tried it would play the video fine, but no audio. I googled it and it seemed to be a common problem.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 4:17:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Whamo:
Windows Live Movie Maker
Good for the basic stuff: Titles, sub-titles, stills, cut & splice, soundtrack, etc and the price is right.
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Miss the part about the Mac? Lol
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 4:20:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2014 4:34:17 AM EDT by capnrob97]
I just copy the video onto my desktop off the memory card and fire up iMovie and create a project and go.

This was done that way and has sound (well what little sound there is)

At 3:45 and other points I use the iMovie fade to transition scenes

Link Posted: 8/10/2014 6:50:39 PM EDT
I like to use AppGeeker Editor http://www.appgeeker.com for fun videos. Easy to use, and imports well from GoPro and other devices.

For more professional stuff, our editor prefers Final Cut (Mac) or After Effects (PC) but its more expensive and complex...
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 7:20:14 PM EDT
If blk00ss doesn't mind, I'd like to piggyback on this thread and ask: would a tablet be a sufficient way to make some decent GoPro videos? I have held off on getting a GoPro because I don't have a computer but I would like to make some videos. I would probably be using a tablet as my computer. Any suggestions for me? Which tablet and program?
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 4:39:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2014 4:49:28 AM EDT by brykelly]
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Originally Posted By blk00ss:


I was able to decipher your first one lol. That was a pretty good job. Where is the best place to get the music you can use?

And to the guys using the gopro and importing the videos in through imovies, how did you get it to keep the sound? Last time I tried it would play the video fine, but no audio. I googled it and it seemed to be a common problem.
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Originally Posted By blk00ss:
Originally Posted By brykelly:
Originally Posted By Shung:
Sony Vegas is a great tool


another vote for vegas pro.

adobe after effects would be my second choice. vegas pro has been great - Ive done a bunch of dirt bike videos and timelapse using vegas pro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjJ7DKnUvBI&list=UU-5LwnK3dHWeISNHBqKkNDw



I was able to decipher your first one lol. That was a pretty good job. Where is the best place to get the music you can use?

And to the guys using the gopro and importing the videos in through imovies, how did you get it to keep the sound? Last time I tried it would play the video fine, but no audio. I googled it and it seemed to be a common problem.


Yeah sorry, you'd think I'd know how to embed a video, but I cant seem to get it right.
As far as music, none of my stuff is monetized and I just do it for fun. If I was doing a paid job, I would obtain permission to use the music first. I imagine that lots of local bands will give you music for stuff like that.
I have no experience with iMovie or Macs but one day I might get a mac to edit with. its very tasking on my computer even with upgraded video and ram


eta: recording video is one thing, but recording quality, stable, clear footage suitable for editing is totally different. I've only been messing with videos for a year or two, I'm a beginner, but I've realized you dont just go out out shoot a few clips and call it a day. I recommend getting a stabilizer like an iglide. they are sweet.

Usually I have several hours of 10-30 second clips that I might be able to make a 3 minutes video out of. then editing takes another 20 -40 hours. good luck with your new hobby!
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