GoPro Studio is a simple yet solid video editing tool. For our RC hobbyists, we use GoPro studio a lot for our GoPro camera footage. There are great features such as “Flux“. But for those who has the Mobius Camera, or other non-GoPro camera, you can also use GoPro Studio for editing.
The problem is if you try to import the video files straight from these cameras, GoPro Studio won’t accept them. This is because the format is not supported. In order to solve that, we need to first convert these videos into something recognisable by GoPro Studio.
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The tool you need for the job is the free Windows Movie Maker. If you don’t have it, google it and download it from Microsoft, it’s free on any Windows Machine. If you are on Mac or Linux system, sorry I don’t know because I don’t use these systems.
First you need to create a custom format setting for output videos, which specifies the resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio format. Click on the downward arrow under “Save Movie”, and choose “create custom settings”.
The settings for your custom format depends, if you own a Gopro, go to your one of your Gopro raw file, and check the properties. You should be able to find the values for these settings, and you can just copy those values over.
For me, I usually use these values for my Mobius footage and it’s giving me good result.
Once you have saved it, import your mobius footage in Windows Movie Maker, and “save movie” with the format you just created. Remember to save the file as “H.264 Video File” (.mp4), this is important!
Now try to import the video again, it should now show up in GoPro Studio! :D
Finally, Here is some trick on how to convert 30fps video into 60fps using “Flux”, it makes the video look a lot more smoother.
Have fun video editing!