Editing video is hard. With a new program GoPro is looking to make it easy.
Studio 2.0 uses templates and lets you drag and drop raw point-of-view video clips to make quick productions. I tried it with footage from a multisport race in Vail earlier this summer. I strapped a GoPro onto my kayak, bike, and chest during a mud run.
See below for my video. Embarrassing to admit, but this is my first-ever video edit. It took a half-hour to produce a 30-second recap video with music, an intro/outro, and transitions.
The music that came with the template was a bit dramatic for my footage, but my friends and family enjoyed seeing the adventure on YouTube soon after I got home.
A few years ago, a short video like this would have required a professional editing station and hours of work. GoPro realizes that video is still hard to manage, and with Studio 2.0 the brand thinks it’s found a solution.
The process is simple: You pick a template and add your clips. You can move your clips around on a timeline and tell the software to highlight a scene.
Music syncs automatically to the footage. Tools for image correction and audio overlay were a finishing touch.
With a few clicks my mess of footage quickly morphed into a YouTube-style video that was ready to share on social media.
Overall, I was stoked with the software and pleased with the quick video I was able to produce. You can try Studio 2.0 for free, downloadable now at GoPro’s Software+Apps page.
—Amy Oberbroeckling is an assistant editor