The GoPro Studio is a relatively easy to understand free video editing software that’s specially designed for beginners. You can use it as a standalone, start-to-finish video editing application to complete some simple video editing tasks such as trimming, combing, adding color effects, music, titles with the built-in storyboard editor. The following part will mainly focus on talking about how to combine multiple video in GoPro Studio.
Step by step guide to combine video clips in GoPro Studio
Convert Camera files into GoPro CineForm files
The first step in any GoPro Studio workflow is to convert your source files into the GoPro CineForm format, which are better for editing than camera source files. In addition, they improve on image quality and playback speed as well as providing the Active Metadata architecture required to enable the real-time image development and enhancement features available in GoPro Studio’s EDIT ROOM.
Import source media files to GoPro Studio
To import your video files, do the following:
1. Click the IMPORT NEW FILES button (or press‘Command+I’ on your keyboard) and browse to the folder that contains the files you want to import.
2. Highlight the videos you want to import and click Open.
3. Press ‘Command+S’ on your keyboard to save the project
Tips: You can import an entire folder of clips by simply dragging the folder form a Finder Window and dropping it onto the Import Bin.
Combine clips to the Storyboard
The Storyboard portion of GoPro Studio’s EDIT Room allows you to combine multiple clips into one compelling video. The Storyboard is located directly underneath the Player Window and Playback Controls and consists of 1 Video Track, 2 Audio Tracks and 2 Title Tracks.
Clips can be added to the Storyboard by doing the following:
1. Scroll through the Media Bin to find the clip you wish to add.
2. Click and drag the clip’s thumbnail to the video track on the Storyboard.
3. Repeat these steps to add more clips to the Storyboard.
4. Press ‘Command+S’ to save your project.
As you drag video clips to the Storyboard, GoPro Studio uses a vertical green line to indicate the spot where the clip will be inserted. This makes it easier for you to know if your clips are being inserted between other clips or appended to the end of the storyboard. You can rearrange clips on the Storyboard by clicking and dragging them to new locations.
Simple GoPro Studio alternative to join video clips into one
The process of combining multiple video into one with GoPro Studio may be too slow and somewhat labor intensive and involves re-encoding the video and applying a new round of video compression for you.
Sometimes, you might just want a quick method to merge video clips together without the hassle of going through a video editing app and re-encoding the file. There are apps that can do that. They simply join the clips back together without re-encoding the video and applying another round of compression. So you don’t lose any quality, and it’s usually much quicker.
The program here we highly recommend to you is called Pavtube Video Converter. It has versions for both Windows and Mac. What you need to do is simply drag and drop the video files directly into the app, the program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can add multiple video into it at one time to save your precious time. You can load 4K/2K/HD/SD video with virtually any file formats even including some uncommon and newly formats and codec such as AVCHD (MTS/M2TS), XAVC/XAVC S, MXF, Tivo, Prores, H.265/HEVC, etc.
On the main interface of the program, you can rearrange your video clip order and then tick off “Merge into one file” option on the right side, all the separate video clips will be joined into one complete file with the right order. For those people who don’t to suffer any quality loss, you can use the program to directly output the same format as original digital file format and keep the output profile parameters unchanged. You can also select to output the combined video to any of your desired digital file formats or hot devices and applications preset profile formats.
Trim/Crop/Split/Add watermark/Apply effect to video
Apart from the video merging function, the program also offer other beneficial and basic editing functions for you to trim or cut off video to remove unwanted parts in the beginning or end, crop video to remove the black edges or unwanted size area, flip or rotate video orientation, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, remove/replace audio into video, insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video, split large video into smaller file size, count or length.
Step by Step to Combine Multiple Video into One with GoPro Studio Alternative
Step 1: Import source files and adjust the video file order.
Launch and start the program on your computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to import source files into the program. Click the “Move up” or “Move down” arrow under the video file displaying window to adjust your source video file order according to your own needs.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
From the “Format” bar, you can either choose to output the same file format as original file format or select one of your desired output file format from “Format” drop-down options.
Step 3: Join several videos into one.
On the main interface, check option to combine all your separate video clips into one single file.
Step 4: Trim/Crop/Split/Watermark/Deinterlace video.
Select an item on the main interface to activate the Edit menu. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, deinterlace video, or insert external subtitle.
Split video clips
Click the split button on the file list to launch the Video Split window. Ticking “Enable” option, you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.
Step 5: Start separate video clips joining process.
Press the right-bottom “Convert” button, a window will pop out with the conversion progress.
When the conversion is completed, you can find your converted files by clicking “Open output folder” with all merged files into one for further usage.