GoPro Editing Software

GoPro Editing Software is great for making short clips. These can then be joined together using your favorite video editing software such as Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro.

Hello GoPro Users! 

Welcome to this easy to follow introduction to using GoPro Editing Software

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GoPro Editing Software

GoPro CineForm Studio Video Editing Software is very cool and easy to use.

Why use GoPro Editing software? 

As with all programs there are users that really dig deep and discover how to use the entire depth and breadth of software. Then there are those who are just looking for a basic understanding of what they need to do.

GoPro Editing Software

In October 2012, Woodman Labs Inc. released the GoPro CineForm Studio software to compliment their awesome 3D hero system.  Available for free download from the GoPro website, the new GoPro Editing Software makes it easy to capture and create quality 3D content. It comes in both Mac OS and Windows versions.

At a Glance … GoPro Editing Software’s TOP TEN Features:

  • GoPro’s Editing software enables easy trimming and playback of GoPro video clips.
  • Allows frame rate changes for slow motion.
  • GoPro Editing software adds effects such as pan and zoom to introduce movement and drama to time lapse footage.
  • Fast and easy creation of videos from time lapse photos.
  • GoPro H.264 MP4  files are easily converted to CineForm AVI or MOV files.
  • Using GoPro Editing Software makes real-time image changes easy. Changes are non-destructive and do not require re-rendering.
  • The ability to adjust video white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation and framing.
  • The GoPro Editing Software supports Pro Tune and features push-button color presets.
  • Videos captured with the GoPro 3D HERO and other H.264 MOV/MP4 sources from devices, such as Canon and Nikon DSLRs are also supported.
  • GoPro Editing Software allows for export of MP4/MOV files for web sharing on YouTube and 3D TVs.
  • GoPro Editing Software makes it possible to preview 3D content on 3D monitors and TVs.

GoPro Editing Software in the news…

Following the announcement of a new version of GoPro 2D and 3D production software, David Newman, GoPro’s Senior Director of Software Eng. was quoted in online media as saying:

“This announcement represents a significant milestone in GoPro’s efforts to provide a complete camera-to-software solution for 2D and 3D productions for its entire customer base.  The updated GoPro CineForm Studio software line has huge implications, not only for consumers and enthusiasts, but for professional cinematographers and filmmakers who are increasingly embracing new camera technologies to help them tell their stories in ever more exciting and unique ways. The new GoPro Editing Software maintains an intuitive user interface for basic tasks but also provides sophisticated Active Metadata-driven capabilities that slipstream into the most advanced production pipelines in the industry.”

Let’s get started … here’s a step by step guide on how to use GoPro Editing Software: 

When GoPro say simple, they really have kept this software package simple and easy to use…

GoPro Editing software is divided into a 2-step workflow.  First import your footage and convert it into a format called GoPro CineForm. Cineform Studio can then edit it in either 2D or 3D.  During this process the file is uncompressed. Make sure you have enough free space on your hard drive or consider using a high spec external drive.  The second step allows you to edit your footage by adjusting color, framing and 3D convergence. Finally, save or export the finished product.

If you have a GoPro 3D hero device, the GoPro Editing software file keeps the two clips that provide the “left eye” and “right eye” view in one file. Then simply adjust the alignment. You can then edit them like any other video file to produce amazing 3D content.

A unique feature of the GoPro Editing software file format is that the original footage remains unchanged. Any edits you do are recorded as “metadata”. This metadata is saved alongside the original file, rather than applying changes to the actual file.

The power of using metadata is that you can always go back to the original footage and start over if you need to. No matter what you adjusted in Studio, it can be reversed, reset, or revised without affecting the original image.

Once youʼve edited your footage in CineForm Studio and exported a master clip, you can export your final video to an MP4 file for sharing, or to upload to the web.

Importing and converting with GoPro Editing Software

Importing your footage into GoPro CineForm Studio is as simple as dragging and dropping files into the import pane. If you have 3D footage shot with a 3D hero HD camera, the GoPro Editing Software will automatically pair the left and right eye clips.

To crop your footage you can set a single pair of trim points to indicate the start and the end of the clip by setting the “in” and “out” points.

Adjust the audio volume using a simple slider control.  You can also flip or rotate your footage during the import and convert step.

The Advanced Settings button makes it possible to change the conversion settings for your selected clip. It includes things like frame size, frame rate, audio source (Windows only), file format and quality (High, Medium & Low).

Editing and Exporting with GoPro Editing Software

The edit feature provides the ability to make color and framing changes and adjustments to the convergence of your 3D clips.

Select a clip from the imported clips list. It will now appear in the player editor.

The “White Balance” control adjusts the overall color balance of your video clip. You can manually adjust the color balance using the “temp” and “tint” slider controls.

“Image Controls” includes: exposure, contrast, saturation and sharpness.

“Framing Controls” include zoom, horizontal and vertical position slider controls in case you need to “crop out” something along the edges of a shot. You can also “zoom in” on a 4:3 image to fill a 16:9 frame. Add or remove a tilted horizon by adjusting the Rotation slider. You can adjust the horizontal scaling of the image using the H.Zoom control. You can “stretch” the image using the H.Dynamic slider. Remember to check Horizontal and Vertical Flip to reverse your image in either, or both directions.

Use the “3D Convergence Controls” to adjust the relative position between your left and right eye within your GoPro Editing Software. This will change the feeling of depth and distance of the 3D clip.

All of the above controls can be applied to chosen frames, varying over time. The “+” button  below each control set enables you to apply a control at the frame where the play-head is parked.

When you have edited your footage and exported a GoPro CineForm master file, you can then export your clips as MP4 files to share or upload to the web.

GoPro CineForm files can be wrapped as “AVI” files, which are used on Windows machines, or “MOV” files which would typically be used on a Mac.

3D convergence with GoPro Editing Software

3D footage is created with two cameras (two physical cameras, or two cameras in a special fixed-rig like a GoPro 3D housing).

Controlling the 3D effect in your footage is done through controlling “convergence” or the way the two images are aligned. Convergence between the two visual angles is needed to achieve the best possible 3D effect. GoPro Editing Software gives you the tools to make those adjustments.

You can adjust what is at that screen plane through the 3D Convergence Controls slider. For example, by moving the slider to the left, the effect is to move the content away from the viewer. Sliding it to the right will bring the content forward.

Some useful GoPro Editing Software information…

GoPro Editing Software is compatible with other video editing software like:

  • Avid Media Composer 5.x.
  • Adobe Premiere CS5.x.
  • Final Cut Pro 7.x.
  • Sony Vegas 9.x or 10.x.
  • iMovie.
  • Premiere Elements 7.x.
  • Windows Movie Maker.


Suggested Hardware specifications for GoPro Editing Software:

for Mac - 
• Intel Mac ONLY.
• Quad Core CPU, 4GB RAM.
• 1920×1080 or higher screen res.
• Fast separate media drive.

for Windows XP, Vista, 7 - 
• Intel i7-860 or better.
• 4GB RAM.
• Windows 7 64-bit.
• Fast separate media drive.
• 1920×1080 or higher screen res.
• Quicktime Install required for .MOV file conversion.

Mac and PC:
Required for passive 3D (interleaved) or side-by-side output to consumer 3D TV:
• Any OpenGL-enabled graphics card with secondary HDMI or DVI output.

Suggested Mac External Hard Drive:

• 500GB-1TB.
• 7200 RPM.
• Firewire 800 preferred but Firewire 400 and USB is fine.
• External power supply.

Suggested PC External Hard Drive:
• 500GB-1TB.
• 7200 RPM.
• USB 2.0 connection (if faster connection is available, ie. ESata preferred if possible, USB is fine).
• External power supply.

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*GoPro CineForm Studio Editing Software is FREE to download.

There is also a pro version which has extended features at an extra cost.



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