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GoPro CineForm Studio Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INSTALLATION! OVERVIEW: WORKING INSIDE THE STUDIO! STEP 1: IMPORT & CONVERT! STEP 2: EDIT! 3 3 7 11

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GoPro CineForm Studio 1.1 User Manual
INSTALLATION
After verifying that your system meets the requirements to run GoPro CineForm Studio, and downloading the correct installer for your Mac or Windows computer, launch the installer by double-clicking and accept the licensing terms to install the software on your system. (NOTE: The default location the installer chooses will be the most appropriate location based on your system. Do not choose to modify this property unless you are a very experienced user and have a clear reason to do so.)

OVERVIEW: WORKING INSIDE THE STUDIO
GoPro CineForm Studio is divided into two main areas that define a two-step workflow. The first step is to ʻImportʼ your footage and ʻConvertʼ it to a GoPro CineForm file or GoPro CineForm 3D file. The GoPro CineForm file can be adjusted for color and framing in the ʻEditʼ section in Step 2. The adjustments made inside the Edit area of the software are created as “metadata” and saved along with the media file. No actual changes are made to the file and anything you do can be revised, or completely reversed at any time. These nondestructive changes are a feature unique to the GoPro CineForm file type. By converting your footage to GoPro CineForm files, and keeping them in that state while you use your favorite video editing program to cut them together while you make color and framing (and 3D alignment) changes in GoPro CineForm Studio, you keep your options open until the very end of your project. Once your clip is ready, or youʼve edited your GoPro CineForm footage in your video editing software and exported a GoPro CineForm master clip, you can export your final video to an MP4 file for sharing, or to upload to the web.

Transferring video files from your GoPro camera
Your GoPro HD Hero camera creates video files in the “DCIM” directory on the inserted SD card. If you are using a 3D Hero system utilizing two HD Hero cameras in the GoPro 3D Housing, each camera will create a video file and they will be labeled as left and right using an “L” or an “R” in the file names. You can access your GoPro video clips on the SD card from the camera in two ways: 1. Connect the GoPro camera with the SD card inserted, to your Windows or Mac computer using a USB cable (turn on the camera to have it be available to open from the computer) or; 2. Remove the SD card and use an SD card reader device either installed in your computer, or an external card reader device. First, make a new directory (or folder) on your computerʼs hard drive to serve as the destination for the clips you transfer from your camera. We will refer

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to this as the “project folder” from here forward. The video files from your GoPro camera may be large and the files you convert and make changes to (including GoPro CineForm 3D clips) can get quite large depending on the length of your footage, so create this folder on a drive with enough free space. Second, open the SD card that is now available on your computer via the camera or card reader and locate the “DCIM” folder. Click and drag the complete contents out of the DCIM folder and into the project folder you made in your computer. If you are using the 3D Hero system, you will drag the contents of each cameraʼs DCIM folder (youʼll see folder names like “100G...” one labeled ending in “3D_L” and the other “3D_R”) into your project folder.

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The Advantages of the GoPro CineForm Codec for Editing
Your GoPro Hero camera is a unique device. It records high definition video that looks...
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