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How to Use Reframe in the GoPro App

by GoPro GoPro 2 weeks ago - edited 2 weeks ago
What are you trying to do?
Use the GoPro app to turn 360 footage into smooth traditional video edits that you can share with the world
Where does it apply?
  • GoPro App - iOS & Android

How to do it?

With Reframe, you can take even more creative control and easily transform your MAX and Fusion 360 footage into kickass traditional videos or photos—right from the GoPro app. Experiment with infinite perspectives, choose the best shots with the tap of a keyframe and instantly create cinematic transitions between your keyframes. Then get traditional videos or photos you can share. What used to take hours, now takes minutes with the GoPro app.



How to Reframe
  • Use Reframe to direct your video by choosing interesting views in your 360 footage. Start by looking in any direction and choose your first view—just drag, rotate, and zoom.
  • Then save it with a keyframe by tapping on the keyframe button User-added image
  • You’ll then scrub to a different point in your timeline to find your next view. Feel free to make the change dramatic—turn 180°, drag, rotate and zoom. Save this view with another keyframe. 
  • The app will automatically create transitions between each of your keyframes. 
  • Now hit play and watch how the video smoothly transitions between your keyframes, even if you totally flip your view.



Editing Keyframes
You can always revise a keyframe you’ve already created. Just tap an existing keyframe to display the edit pencil User-added image. You can then choose a different view by dragging, rotating and zooming throughout your video or photo. Changing the field of view (FOV) of an existing keyframe will prompt a display to confirm that you want to change the view. Tapping the checkmark confirmation will update the keyframe to the new field of view. Tapping the discard button will delete the changes you just made and revert the keyframe to its previous FOV. 


Copy + Move Keyframes (Android Only)
Once you’ve created keyframes, you can copy the settings for any given keyframe. You can also move any given keyframe to another point in your timeline.


Copying Keyframes
You can copy the zoom and FOV for any keyframe already created, and apply these settings to a new keyframe at a different point in your timeline. Think of this as a “copy/paste” function. It’s great for maintaining continuity between the transitions in your video. Just tap the keyframe you want, hit the edit pencil icon, and select the “Copy” button.

 

Moving Keyframes
You can move a keyframe up or down your video’s timeline while maintaining its settings. Think of this as a “cut/paste” function. This is great for getting the timing of your videos just right. Just tap the keyframe icon and select the “Move” keyframe option.



Deleting Keyframes

In Reframe, you can delete keyframes individually or all at once. Either option permanently removes the keyframes from your video.

  • To delete an individual keyframe, start by tapping on the existing keyframe. Then select the edit pencil icon, followed by the trash can icon User-added image
  • To delete all keyframes in your entire video and start over, tap the ellipsis icon in the top-right corner of your screen and choose “Clear All Keyframes.”


Easing Settings(iOS Only)
You can adjust the transitions between keyframes with the easing settings. This includes controlling the speed and movement of your transitions. To use easing settings, scrub your video timeline to the blue dotted line between the two existing keyframes. Then tap the easing icon that pops up User-added image.

User-added image

Current easing options include:
  1. Linear
  2. Ease-In
  3. Ease-Out
  4. Ease Both
  5. Jump Cut
While in the Easing tool, you can scrub through all of the transitions on the timeline to quickly modify settings for each. 

Save your easing settings by tapping “Done.” You’ll see an updated easing icon above your timeline, showing which easing setting you chose for any given transition.

Freeze Frame(iOS Only)
Freeze Frame allows you to pause and stretch a moment in time and keyframe on top of it. All of this is done while continually recording your video, giving you the ultimate control over your edits. To add a Freeze Frame to your video,
  • Tap the Freeze Frame icon and find the moment you want to freeze. Tap the central button to add a keyframe. The default Freeze Frame duration 3 seconds, but you can stretch it out by grabbing and dragging the handle. The minimum duration is 1 sec.

When you hit "Done", the Freeze Frame is represented as a solid blue line beneath your timeline. You can then continue to keyframe right on top of that moment, giving you unlimited flexibility.

Aspect Ratio

When sharing your videos and photos directly from the GoPro app, you need to choose an aspect ratio that fits the specs of a specific platform. Use the aspect ratio tool—found right under your timeline User-added image —to switch the format of your video or photo according to the platform to which you’re sharing and viewing your media



Trim
Trim your video to keep only the parts you want—without having to leave Reframe. Best of all, this trim is non-destructive, so you can undo and keep tweaking any trim to get it just right.


Saving your Draft
Each time you exit Reframe, you’ll be given the option to save or discard the keyframes you’ve created and modified in your session. Once saved, you can always edit your drafts and save them as different versions. 


Rendering
When you’ve got everything dialed in, hit the Save/Done button, and tap Render Video to generate your new video. When the rendering process completes, you can either share your edit with the world or hit View Media to jump into our editor and add filters, color adjustments and more! Keep in mind that, by rendering your video, the Reframe tool will also save your draft, in case you want to come back and make multiple versions of your edit.



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