What are you trying to do?

Use keyframing on clips in GoPro Studio.

Where does it apply?

  • GoPro Studio

How to do it

Keyframing is a process where you can assign specific values to various setting at different points in time. For example you could have different settings for settings such as Temperature, Saturation, Zoom, etc. at different points within the same clip. Here is a quick example showing how to do accomplish this. For this example we want to have a video clip that start out in black and white and then gradually changes to full color around the middle of the clip.

  1. Place the Storyboard Time Indicator to the front of the clip.
  2. In the Image Settings click the + sign next to Keyframes. This will add a Keyframe at the first frame of the video clip.
  3. Move the Saturation Slider all the way to the left, so that there is no color. This Saturation setting is now associated with the keyframe that was created in step 2.
  4. Move the Storyboard Time Indicator to the middle of the clip.
  5. In the Image Settings click the + sign next to Keyframes. This will add a Keyframe at middle of the video clip.
  6. Move the Saturation Slider to the right far enough that there is full color. This new Saturation setting is now associated with the keyframe that was created in step 5.

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That's all there is to it. Now the clip will start out in black & white and then gradually add color until the middle of the clip. You can use the same process for any of the video settings. You can also add additional keyframes to add additional variation to the video clip.

*** If you are experiencing issues and cannot complete Step 5 (adding a new keyframe), it usually means you are attempting to add a keyframe to a single frame photo. 

With a single photo that you are attempting to import/convert, it is still technically a single frame photo that has turned into a single frame video. Even though you have changed the speed, it still is stretching a single frame. So therefore, as you are trying to add a new keyframe to the specific segment of the clip, it technically cannot because you are only working with one frame. Officially, GoPro Studio only treats photos in a specific way, which is bringing into a photo time lapse sequence with multiple photos. You can bring in a single frame photo with a workaround, however it does have limited features such as adding a keyframe. ***

Workaround when adding keyframes single photos:

  1. Open a new project and import the converted single photo into Step 2's media bin. 
  2. Drag the clip to the Storyboard and change the speed slider to whatever the duration you would like. 
  3. You would then export the clip as an "Archive" export preset. 
  4. Once exported into a Archive AVI file, bring that exported file back into your existing project Step 2's media bin. Drag back into the storyboard
  5. You will then notice that you can add as many keyframes to the clip, since the clip is now multiple frames of this video.