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Adding Motion to a GoPro Time Lapse in GoPro Studio

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GoPro Studio is a simple to use yet extremely powerful video editor for your GoPro footage. If your new to the GoPro world or a seasoned professional, GoPro studio is one of the must-have video editing apps in your arsenal. The best part it is free and can be downloaded from the GoPro website.

In this video tutorial, I go over all the steps needed to add panning and zoom motion effects to your GoPro time-lapse. With GoPro Studio, you can easily add pan, tilt, zoom and slide motions to your existing time lapses easily with profession results using built-in keyframes. Keyframe editing is easy and can be used to apply many different effects including motion and fades. Once mastered it can help you create epic time lapses that are visually pleasing and stand out.

How To Add Motion With Key-Frames Using GoPro Studio.

Step 1: Launch GoPro Studio and load your time-lapse sequence. This can be either a time-lapse shot in video mode or photo mode.

Step 2: Like all GoPro footage it needs to be converted to an editable format. Under advanced settings at the bottom, you can set your conversion parameters, it is important to keep the image size at ‘Source”. Zooming and panning require the highest quality possible.

Step 3: Add your time-lapse sequence to the conversion list and convert your file. When done proceed to step 2 at the top of the GoPro Studio interface.

Step 4: Load a blank project when you get to step 2 in GoPro Studio, drag your time-lapse to the editing timeline.

Step 5: With your scrubber bar one the first frame, go to the framing controls on the right side of the page and click on the + to add a keyframe. Now move the scrub bar to the last frame of your clip and repeat by adding a new keyframe at the end as well.

Step 6: At this point, you have to decide what types of motion you want to add. You can pan and zoom or a combination of both. To achieve this, simply select one of the keyframes we just created and using the framing controls on the right-hand side of the page, re-frame your image to either where you want to start or were to end.

Step 7: At this point, you can preview your newly created time-lapse motion effect by selecting the play button. You can adjust the movement as needed. When you are happy with the results, click on step 3 at the top and export your new time-lapse.

If you are new to GoPro Studio, you can watch the step by step video I posted above, It is easy to follow and once you have mastered adding motion to your time lapses you will be able to take them to a whole new level.


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How To Color Grade Your GoPro Footage In LumaFusion

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In this video tutorial, I show you how to easily color grade your GoPro footage both manually and with using GoPro Luts. When filming with a GoPro it does a really good job capturing stunning photos and video. The contrast and vibrancy of the content is good and ready to share. There are sometimes however you want to take your footage to the next level and do your own color grading.

If you decide to do your own color grading it is important to shoot in a flat color profile. GoPro offers two color profiles “GoPro Color” and “GoPro Flat. The flat profile basically has low contrast and low saturation thus allowing you to set your own levels in the grading room. You enable the flat color profile by enabling ProTune and selecting flat as the color option.

With today’s powerful software and tools such as LumaFusion and the iPad Pro series, it is now possible to do professional level editing on your mobile devices, this includes the use of Luts.  Watch our video tutorial showing you just how easy it is to color grade your GoPro footage in LumaFusion on your iPad Pro. I go step by step to get you up and editing in no time. I show you two different methods of color grading and color correcting, both manually and how to import an use GoPro specific Luts by PolarPro.

The equipment I use for mobile editing.

10.5 iPad Pro: https://amzn.to/2JyLSJt
Apple Pencil: https://amzn.to/2JvJUt3
Apple Card Reader: https://amzn.to/2I4McQD
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Here is a screenshot sample of a video captured in GoPro Flat color profile and then after a GoPro Lut has been applied.

A 4K video sample of GoPro footage shot using the GoPro Flat color profile ProTune.

 

Now here is a sample of a 4K video after a GoPro Lut was applied to the footage in LumaFusion.

 


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How To Import Fonts Into LumaFusion on iOS

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In this quick tutorial, I show you how to easily import new fonts into LumaFusion on your iOS devices. LumaFusion has a nice variety of fonts to choose from when editing and creating titles but there are those times when you need a very specific font. Perhaps you are editing a video for a client and they want a font that matches their Logo or corporate font. This easy to follow tutorial demonstrates a few methods of getting new fonts into LumaFusion in seconds for free.

The first method shows you how to use free apps from the Apple App Store to browse different fonts and then import them directly into LumaFusion. The second method shows you how to browse for fonts via the Safari Web Browser and your favorite font website. This sometimes is the best way as there tends to be more variety. Lastly, I show you how to import a font that has been sent to you as a file from a client or a colleague. Watch our tutorial video for step by step instructions.

The equipment I use for mobile editing.

10.5 iPad Pro: https://amzn.to/2JyLSJt
Apple Pencil: https://amzn.to/2JvJUt3
Apple Card Reader: https://amzn.to/2I4McQD
Wireless Hard Drive: https://amzn.to/2KeDWy5
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