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[updated & simplified] how to convert an .avi file for use in gopro studio, using only freeware

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[updated & simplified] how to convert an .avi file for use in gopro studio, using only freeware more than a year ago, i published the article how to convert an .avi file for use in gopro studio, using only freeware, which has apparently seen quite some interest. recently, the article has accumulated more and more comments about problems following the tutorial. after a fresh install of Windows and GoPro Studio, the Cineform HD codec is indeed no longer available in MPEG Streamclip.

here’s an easier method of converting non-GoPro videos for compatibility with GoPro Studio, which has worked for me. [more...]

how to convert an .avi file for use in gopro studio, using only freeware

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update 2015-08-19: this tutorial doesn’t seem to be working anymore. try the updated, simplified GoPro Studio conversion article instead.


how to convert an .avi file for use in gopro studio, using only freeware GoPro Studio is a great piece of video editing software, especially for two reasons: firstly, it’s straight-forward and easy to use, and secondly, it’s available for free.

GoPro Studio (formerly: Cineform Studio) is compatible with “GoPro, Canon, Nikon and other constant frame rate H.264 mp4 and .mov formats”, but what can you do if you’d like to edit videos from other cameras?
you can use MPEG Streamclip 1.2 to quickly convert any video into a format that can be imported directly into GoPro Studio.

update: after some complaints, i’ve re-tested the method on two computers and several .avi files from various cameras. for me, works fine with GoPro Studio v. 2.0.1 and v. 2.5 on two of my computers (be sure to click on “Step 2″). see comments for details.

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gopro studio problems: reopening a project produces time-shifted titles, resets opening title

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gopro studio software is a simple, straight-forward and free video stitching software.
in short, it’s awesome. however, in a recent video project i experienced two distinct problems: whenever i saved, closed and reopened a project, the opening title (video track) was reset to standard values (content, formatting, length), and titles (title tracks) were shifted a few seconds to the right.
here’s a quick overview of what causes these problems, and what you can do to stop them from happening.

title delay

the problem: titles in the title tracks (resulting in overlay text) are aligned perfectly with their respective video clips. after saving the project, closing gopro studio, and re-opening it, these titles are shifted to the right in the timeline, i.e. they are delayed and appear later in the video. this can happen at the beginning of the video, somewhere in the middle, or near the end. however, it always continues to the end of the video.

gopro studio title delay problem: before (upper) and after (lower) reopening a project file

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