It's a safe bet that readers of this article have needs for video editing. Yes, post-production is really necessary, if we want to make our GoPro footage stun YouTubers and get thumb-ups. By doing this, we can trim off disappointing parts, add background music and opening title, create slow or fast motion video, and so on. We're happy that all those edit tasks can be easily and quickly done with GoPro Studio - GoPro's official free video editing software that is compatible with both Windows and Mac.
However, GoPro Studio has been removed from Quik for desktop since the release of version 2.4 in August 2017. It appears that GoPro hopes to get people over to Quik by doing this. Unluckily, many users complain that Quik doesn't measure up to GoPro Studio in terms of video editing features, speed, and ease of use. Well, can we still download GoPro Studio for Windows PC or Mac computer? Of course we can. In the following part, we'll show you how to get GoPro Studio downloaded without getting a virus or other malicious stuff, and how to use GoPro Studio to edit GoPro video footages.
Although it is already unlikely to download GoPro Studio from its official site, we can also find someone or some sites with GoPro Studio installation file and get it from them. However, you'd better not to download files from someone you don't know, for security reasons. You're suggested to download GoPro Studio from well-known and reliable software download sites, such as TechSpot, Softonic, and Softpedia. Both version 2.0 and 2.5 are available on those sites. Take TechSpot as an example. It offers download links to GoPro Studio 18.104.22.16858 for Windows and Mac. The file size of installer is a little heavy, 187 MB and 272 MB respectively for GoPro Studio Windows version and Mac version.
Once you've downloaded GoPro Studio installer on your PC or Mac, simply install it following the onscreen instructions. Once finished, you can follow our guide below to edit GoPro video.
First, transfer your GoPro videos from the camera's memory card to computer. Then, open GoPro Studio, resize the window as needed, and click IMPORT NEW FILES blue button on the left side of the interface to choose and open the GoPro footages you want to edit.
After loading to GoPro Studio, you can play and trim videos. Drag and drop the playhead to where you want the video to begin and click the Mark In button, and drag the playhead again to where you want the video to end and Mark Out button.
Additionally, you can rotate/flip video, change file name and save path, and perform advanced settings including resolution, frame rate, playback speed, file format, and quality. If you want the settings to be applied to the next video, make sure to check REMEMBER SETTINGS before clicking OK. After that, you can click ADD CLIP TO CONVERSION LIST to add videos for converting. If all videos are added, click CONVERT ALL to start converting. Once completed, you will see PROCEED TO STEP 2 button at the bottom right of the screen. Click it and you'll be directed to STEP 2 EDIT panel.
As the screenshot shows, you can use one of the edit templates that GoPro Studio offers or create your movie from scratch. To use the premade template, all you have to do is to replace the videos with your own files.
To create one by yourself, you need to click BLANK TEMPLATE and then hit CREATE. Next, click TITLE at the top left corner. Then, find TITLE PROPERTIES in the right column and type the words that you want to present in the video, and then adjust text settings such as font, size, and color. Once done, you can drag your title to DRAG VIDEO HERE. But if you want your title to appear superimposed on the video, simply drag it to DRAG TITLE HERE.
Click MEDIA to add video, and then you can drag the video from the left column next to the clip you added earlier. Next, go to the right column, open the drop-down menus of VIDEO CONTROLS, AUDIO CONTROLS, WHITE BALANCE, IMAGE CONTROLS and FRAMING CONTROLS, to make some settings, for example, video speed, fade in, fade out, audio level, image exposure, contrast, and more.
Click MEDIA, select and open target music you want to import into your GoPro video, and then drag it from the left column to DRAG AUDIO HERE timeline.
After you finish all edits, simply click STEP 3 EXPORT tab. Then, the Export Window will pop up. You will see eight options including YouTube, Vimeo, Mobile Device, HD 720p, HD 1080p, UHD 4K, Archive/Edit, and Custom. The last one gives you full manual control over all export settings including file format [H.264(MP4), CineForm AVI, CineForm MOV], frame size, frame rate, and bitrate. Select an option and click EXPORT. Then, leave the rest to GoPro Studio.
So, that is how GoPro Studio works. But there are probably problems coming up in practice. Many users, me included, have encountered GoPro Studio crashing, freezing, or not responding issue on Windows and also Mac when importing, exporting, converting, editing, dragging title/music/video, or doing other operations. Yes, this issue could happen at any time. Luckily, it may be fixed by one of the troubleshooting tips below:▶ Download the latest version of GoPro Studio. If it is already the newest release, uninstall and reinstall it to try again.
If none of aforementioned fixes works, you still have a workaround to edit GoPro video -- download GoPro Studio alternative program. There're many video editors that can process and edit GoPro video footages, such as VideoProc, VSDC, iMovie, Lightroom, After Effects and Final Cut Pro. All these programs are great choices. But VideoProc should be the preferred program if you want to download a powerful, simple, and affordable GoPro 4K/HD video editor for Windows and Mac. Check what VideoProc can do for you >>
Farrah Penn has been a copywriter at Digiarty since 2014. Because of the occupational requirement and personal interest, Farrah has carried on broad and profound study and researches to multimedia related stuff, popular electronic devices and multimedia programs in the market. She has been writing extensively on video processing, software reviews, and various solutions to make digital life easier.
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