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How To Remove The Fisheye From Your GoPro Footage

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You can easily tell if a video was shot on a GoPro by the extreme fisheye effect that is present in the video. The GoPro has an extremely wide-angle lens so it can capture a large field of view this is one of its selling points. Sometimes we don’t mind the fisheye look, in fact it can add to the scene, however there are times that the fisheye effect is a hindrance and we want to remove it. There are many ways to go about removing the fisheye from your GoPro videos Most of the big video editing suites come with lens correction tools. These big name editors are great however they can be very expensive and the learning curve is quite steep. This sometimes not the best solution for a casual GoPro user.

There is a simple solution provided from GoPro in its GoPro Studio editor and the best part is, its FREE! You can download GoPro studio from the GoPro website. In this tutorial I will show you how to quickly and easily remove the fisheye effect in your GoPro videos with a few simple steps.

How To Remove The Fisheye Effect in Your GoPro Videos

Step 1 – Launch GoPro Studio: To start off we will need to launch our GoPro Studio desktop app. When editing any video in GoPro studio we need to convert the GoPro video file first into a format that can be easily edited. It is in this step that we will be removing and fixing the fisheye effect.

Step 2 – Load Your Media: On the left hand side of the page click on the “Import New Files” button. Brows to the location of the GoPro video file that your would like to do some lens correcting on.

 

Step 3 – Set Your Conversion Parameters: We are going to set our conversion parameters by clicking on the “Advanced Settings” button at the bottom left hand side. Place a tick in the box labelled “Remove Fisheye”. Close the advance settings dialog box when done. At this point you can trim your video by using the cropping markers. Trim the beginning and end of the clip to get rid of unwanted sections. This will dramatically decrease the conversion time, especially if they are long clips. Processed to step 4 when complete.

 

Step 4 –  Convert Your Clip: At the bottom right of the screen we can now add our clip to the conversion list. Once done click on the “Convert All” button. Your clip will now be converted and the fisheye effect will be removed. The newly converted video file will automatically be saved to your default export location on your computer, for mine it is the “Videos” folder. You could just close GoPro Studio now as your new video with the fisheye effect removed has been saved to your computer. You can however go a step further to enhance your new clip. If you wish to enhance your video further proceed to step 5.

 

Step 5 – Enhance Your Video: To enhance your video file we can now bring this new clip into the GoPro Studio editor. We do this by click the “Step 2 Edit” at the top of GoPro Studio. When prompted open a blank template. You can now drag your clip to the editing time-line and do any enhancements you desire such as colour correcting, sharpening, zooming and speed changes.

 

Step 6 – Export Your Final Video:  So with all your video editing done we can now go ahead and export your final video. We do so by click on the “Export” button at the top of GoPro Studio. Set your export resolution parameters and click the export button. Choose a location on your computer were GoPro Studio should export the final video.

Please Note: Technically you now have 3 versions of the video on your computer. The original, the converted file that was created in step 4 and the new enhanced version. You can go ahead and delete the original and the temporary converted file or you may want to save them for archival purposes.

Hopefully you found these tips and tricks for fixing and removing the fisheye in GoPro videos helpful, leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this tutorial.

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GoPro Hero 6 Black Drive-Lapse Interval Comparison

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Last year I made a video comparing different intervals when creating a drive-lapse (Driving Timelapse) with the Hero 5 Black. I decided to make an updated video using the Hero 6 Black as it is summer time and there are going to be many hitting the roads and adventuring this summer. This is a good resource to see how different intervals effect the look of your finished drive-lapse. In the test video I used intervals of .5 second, 1 second, 2 second and 5 second. You will notice in the video that the .5 second and 1 second intervals are most appealing and pleasing to the eye. The 2 second and 5 second intervals can look a bit jumpy.

With that said, there is definitely some uses for the higher intervals. For example if you are going on a long road trip and want to time-lapse it, using a low interval will leave you with a very long video when your done. A 5 second interval will leave you with a much more dramatic video that is shorter and won’t bore you viewers.

Filmed on a GoPro Hero 6 Black: https://amzn.to/2KrQPZu

 

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Beginners Guide To LumaFusion | Mobile Video Editing On Your iPad

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Welcome to our beginners guide to LumaFusion. LumaFusion is a great mobile video editing app for those who want to edit GoPro, Drone and Smart Phone footage on their mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads. Not only is LumaFusion a powerful feature rich video editor that can handle 3 tracks of 4K video, it is also great for new users as it has a simple clean interface that is easy to learn.

In this video we cover all the basics to get you up and running and publishing your very first video. Some of the subjects we cover include.

  • The user interface of LumaFusion
  • Opening existing projects and starting a brand new project.
  • Browsing and previewing media on your device.
  • Trimming and adding video to you timeline.
  • cutting, splitting and deleting media from your timeline.
  • Adding and adjusting transitions to your videos
  • editing the audio properties of your videos.
  • adding music to you project.
  • Creating and editing titles.
  • Color correcting videos in your timeline.
  • Exporting your video to your camera roll.

Stay tuned as we will be creating more LumaFusion tutorials soon covering advance editing techniques.

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
Rode VideoMic Me: https://amzn.to/2r3c9Zm

The Equipment I film with.

GoPro Hero 6 Black: https://amzn.to/2LchoOX
FeiyuTech G6: https://amzn.to/2IlCiJo
Mavic Air (DJI Website) https://goo.gl/t74LaQ
Mavic Air (Amazon) http://amzn.to/2EccQaM

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