IN THIS CHAPTER
Setting up GoPro Studio Edit to meet your needs
Understanding the program’s features
Preparing files for editing
Depending on when you grew up, the home movies of your childhood (or perhaps videos of your child) may have something in common: The camera captured too much for the movie to maintain its pizzazz. Sometimes, it took too long for the action to happen; at other times, the camera kept recording after the interesting stuff was long gone. Or maybe, there just wasn’t a whole lot of interesting content. Forget about the reason, though, because the result is the same: People are reluctant to watch long and boring movies.
The problem isn’t necessarily shooting too much footage. Often, when you leave the camera running, you capture amazing activity. You never want to shoot less — maybe more wisely, but never less. As Tarzan might say, “Shooting lot of footage, good. Playing all that footage at family party, bad.”
Editing your movie before showing it to anyone is always a good idea. By assembling the best pieces into a shorter, more concise movie, you not only hold your audience’s attention, but also can create a narrative ...