GoPro App for Desktop Lets You Quickly Edit & Upload Your Action Camera Videos

GoPro Desktop App
Though GoPro has had the Studio app for quite some time, they've just recently introduced an app that is even easier to use.

The new GoPro App for Desktop works with both PCs and Mac, and is designed to make it incredibly simple to offload, organize, highlight, and quickly edit/upload videos taken with any GoPro camera. A non-linear editor (like Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut X) will allow you far more control and the most options, but for those just getting started, or for super quick edits for family or friends, faster and easier can sometimes be the way to go. Here are more of the features:

  • Optimized for offloading, organizing and sharing GoPro photos and videos
  • Includes powerful features for viewing and editing burst and time-lapse photos
  • HiLight Tags help you quickly find your best moments
  • Simple video trimming tools make it easy to create and share short clips
  • Comes bundled with GoPro Studio for more advanced editing
  • Updates your GoPro with the latest features for optimal performance

And check out the intro video:

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You can get started using the app pretty easily, all it takes is plugging in the GoPro camera or memory card into your computer and running the software. Here are some tutorial videos to get you started:

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If you want to do more advanced editing but would still like to avoid programs like Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut X, you can take your files into GoPro Studio, which has many more features:

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To download the app, head on over to the link below. You can also download the GoPro Studio app from the bottom of this same page.     

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Why can't camera manufacturers understand that every computer now comes with editing software already installed. This is pointless unless your camera has a difficult codec in which case your camera is pointless.

March 12, 2016 at 12:34AM, Edited March 12, 12:34AM

Ryan Gudmunson
Recreational Filmmaker

Very nice review. GoPro has a pretty nice editing software, but I am personally a bigger fan of VideoStudio Pro. When I first got my GoPro and started shooting, I was a bit disappointed of my videos, and than I ran across this guide: where I learned some basic editing for GoPro videos, and that's when I got hooked on to VideoStudio Pro, because it made my videos look incredible, and I still use it on a regular basis.

March 28, 2017 at 1:02PM



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