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Old 06-16-2013   #1
 
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Video editing

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. I was filming continuously for an hour or two at a time, but it broke them down into 17min. vids. Is there a way to string them together?

I could use any help and suggestions you can give.

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Pc or Mac? Try going for movies that are 5 min or less. you tube attn span is about 2min. I just got started with go pro and a Mac. Get an external drive so you don't jam your hard drive up and render your computer useless. I use iMovie and it sucks. On pc there's options that work good with go pro.
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PC, I like Adobe Premiere Elements. V11 is $100 new. V9 or 10 can be had for $20-30 on eBay. There are lots of Premiere tutorials on YouTube as well.

Shoot footage
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If you have a PC, it probably came with Windows Live Movie Maker. It's pretty easy and works fine for GoPro movies. You can cut and splice, add music and captions, speed it up and lots of other things. It's pretty self-explanatory so just play with it and you'll be making movies before you know it.
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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.
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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.

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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:
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I will most likely be using my Mac laptop.
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I have ha success with iMovie. Just don't film full runs or you will have a lot of source video. If you go to file I think there is a space saver option that will keep your source video clips and throw the rest in the trash. External hard drive is a good idea. I got a 1tb seagate. I hear final cut is good but haven't tryed it yet. Here's sOme vid on iMovie.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=ZxhW0Trhk8g
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lochsa may 5-6 2013 - YouTube

Sometimes you get a thumbnail and sometimes you don't.

We need to start a video porn thread.
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