Originally Posted by Jono
you could use windows movie maker and its easy but the levels on the software are very basic if you want to make it look awesome use adobe premier like mt4runner suggested. theres good tutorials on how to use it but if your a beginner and don't know much about using video editing software i suggest you use windows movie maker its easy to use.
I completely agree. It's very basic and easy to get started with, and compatible with GoPro .mp4 files.
When you need more features, you'll know it.
Re-reading the OP:
Originally Posted by InflatableSteve
I took a few videos on the river with my new GoPro and have no clue where to start when it comes to editing them. Do you need a special program to do it? I don't want to do anything too special. Maybe just add some music and speed them up a bit so they don't drag on and get boring.
Couldn't agree more on Windows Live Movie Maker. Get started!
Chop out the boring parts as opposed to speeding them up.
Too much speeding up is....too much: