I don't go crazy with special effects in my GoPro videos and family movies, and I keep effects to a minimum here in my YouTube channel. But I've been browsing some motion graphics and sound effects over on productioncrate.com… and this could be a little bit of a rabbit hole! So I want to give you some ideas for ways you can use the resources from ProductionCrate in your videos. Be sure to click play on the video below, or click here to view it on YouTube to see everything I talk about here in action! (more…)
Have you played around with luts when you're editing your GoPro videos? Here's a video I put together explaining what they are and how to use them!
In this post, you'll find my third and final VSDC Tutorial in my getting started series! If you missed the first two, you don't want to skip ahead! You can scoot back to Tutorial 1 or Tutorial 2 to catch up. Be sure to do that before continuing on here with today's tutorial, otherwise, you'll be a little bit lost. The video lesson for how to add music, titles, and export videos in VSDC is below, or you can click here to catch it directly on YouTube!
This is an important lesson because once you've made your edits within VSDC, you have to actually export your project in order to be able to upload it to Facebook or YouTube, where you can then share it with your friends and family. Don't just leave you project handing! Finish it up, and get it out there and share it!
This week, I'm continuing my VSDC Tutorial series with the second lesson. In the very first tutorial on using VSDC's free video editor, I showed you how to get started with a new project and how to import clips. If you missed that first VSDC tutorial, click here to scoot back there to catch it.
This post and the others in this series is sponsored by VSDC. They asked me to help get the word out about their free video editing software, and I'm always game for bringing my audience new ideas for creating awesome GoPro videos and family movies, so of course, I said yes!
If there is one question I hear all the time, it's “what free video editing software can I use to edit my videos?” There are a handful of free video editor options out there for Mac and PC users, but one of them was recently retired by GoPro, and in its place, GoPro recommends PC users use VSDC. VSDC is a free video editing software and it's full-featured… meaning there is no trial period, no watermarks, and no usage limits on the free version.
In fact, VSDC came to me and asked if there was any way we could partner together to get the word out about their free video editor, knowing that video editing is a hot topic (especially among my audience of video and GoPro enthusiasts). So in this first installment in this three-part series, let's dive into getting started with editing your GoPro videos, mobile phone videos, or any kind of video, with VSDC.
Have you heard of my 30 Days of GoPro Series? I created it for GoPro newbies when the Hero5 Black came out, and it's way better than a user manual! There is a video for nearly any subject, and this week the topic is GoPro editing software! So what I'm talking about is GoPro editing software for your laptop or desktop computer. In a previous post, I gave you some recommendations for computers for video editing, and I want to be SUPER clear… we ARE talking about COMPUTERS… not mobile phones or tablets. I prefer and strongly advise you to use a computer and some real software, especially if you're new to editing GoPro videos. (more…)
In this tutorial, I'm going cover how to get started with iMovie on your Mac, including how to import GoPro clips to iMovie and how to set up a project in iMovie. This is a tutorial for anyone brand new to iMovie Editing on your Mac. Be sure to watch the tutorial video as well, or follow the steps outlined in this post! (more…)
Finding GoPro Software under $100 is not hard at all. In fact, there are TONS of free GoPro Software platforms available, along with great paid ones. But in this post, I'll cover your free GoPro Software options. (more…)
If you're a Mac user, you might be wondering about editing GoPro videos with iMovie. Is it possible? Is it a good idea? Spoiler alert: the answer is YES! And in this post, I'm going to cover 5 (plus!) reasons why I think it's an excellent idea to edit GoPro videos with iMovie. (more…)
Finding GoPro Software under $100 is not hard at all. In fact, I believe some of the best GoPro software for beginners cost under $100, which is a fair price to pay for video editing software.