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How To Add Image Blending In Time Lapses with GoPro Studio



Adding image blending also referred to as image blurring can really add a nice touch and smooth our your time lapse. In this video tutorial below we go over all the necessary steps on how to easily add image blending to your next GoPro time lapse. GoPro Studio is free and can be downloaded from the GoPro website.

Why add image Blending? Some of the main reasons why you would want to add image blending to your time lapses are.

  1. Smooths out clouds, plants, and trees. On windy days you can get a lot of twitching in plants and trees. This can be very distracting and take away for your finished time lapse. By blending the images slightly this helps make the twitchy movements caused by windless noticeable.
  2. Smooth Water. If shooting a time lapse of a lake or river, adding some image blending can help make the water and ripples appear smoother. Ideally, if you want really flat water an ND filter might be a better option. But for some slight smoothing image blending works like a charm.
  3. Ghostly Movement. When you add image blending to a scene that has a lot of moving people or cars it can create an almost ghost-like effect of the movement and not detract from the subject you are shooting and want to be the focus of the shot.

Stay tuned as there will be many more time-lapse and GoPro Studio tutorials coming soon.

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GoPro Gear / Accessories

Tips & Tricks For The GoPro Hero 7 Black



Every year I put together a tips and tricks video for the current generation of GoPro Cameras as a way to help new users get the most out of their GoPro. Some of these tips are similar to the older GoPro”s but there are some new tips that are unique for the Hero 7 Black. Some of the tips include:

  • Removing Protective Lens Cover
  • Removing Battery Door
  • Front LCD Navigation
  • Charing/Using With Power Banks
  • ISO Settings for Time-Lapses
  • Flat Colour Profile
  • Disabling LED’s & Beeps
  • Playback Footage In SlowMotion
  • Battery Saving Tips

Watch our YouTube tips and tricks video for the GoPro Hero 7 Black.

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Editing Apps: Tips & Tutorials

How To Color Grade Your GoPro Footage In LumaFusion



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:
Apple Pencil:
Apple Card Reader:
Wireless Hard Drive:


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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