03-25-2019 07:31 PM
03-26-2019 09:53 AM
When trimming a video, a new file will be created once it's saved.
Your clips should be on the Edits view.
You may also check the GoPro folder saved on your computer to locate the original file.
I hope this helps.
03-26-2019 01:59 PM
03-26-2019 06:07 PM
@xcerealkillerx, do you remember deleting some files from the Quik for Desktop after you trimmed the original videos?
As previously mentioned by @aragon1006, a new file will be created (e.g. GH010001-1, GH010002-1, etc.) when you trim the original video and the trimmed video will also be saved on the Edits section. The original file shouldn't be overwritten.
The default location for the imported media from the camera is under the following path:
- /Users/<YourUserName>/Pictures/GoPro - Mac
- C:\Users\<YourUserName>\Pictures\GoPro - Windows
For more information on the exact location of your media files, you can try the following steps:
- Select a media file along the thumbnail viewer on Quik for Desktop.
- Right click on a thumbnail.
- Select the option "Show in Finder (Mac)" or "Show in Explorer (Windows)"
03-26-2019 09:34 PM
Even in my imported file on my desktop the original now shows as the length of the trimmed section. I called GoPro support today and they countered what you just mentioned saying if you trim a video on your desktop app it will not save save two videos it will make the new trim the original and delete everything that was not in my new trimmed section. They recommend for future knowledge to save the original video in a different area that way when I crop it I still have the original full length video safe. I think that sucks big time why the hell will it delete my whole original video after trimming one section I assumed, like you mentioned it will save two files automatically one the original and the other the new trimmed section. Now I lost 5 mins of valuable family memories at Disneyland all became I trimmed a 40 second clip for a friend and her kids.
03-26-2019 09:41 PM
03-27-2019 12:55 PM - edited 03-27-2019 02:01 PM
Sorry to hear about the trouble, @xcerealkillerx. I find it kind of odd if what you're saying is Quik for Desktop didn't work as expected -- separate file wasn't created for the trimmed video. If so, I also want to get a better understanding on what exactly happened to the original clip in order to prevent situations like this from happening again in the future.
I replicated the same thing on my end and here's what happened after I trimmed one of my videos using Quik for Desktop.
- I selected the 11 secs video on my Media List.
- Clicked on the scissors icon at the bottom.
- Trimmed the clip down to 5 secs.
- Clicked on Save button.
Once the clip is saved, you can find the trimmed clip under the sections Recent, Edits, or Media (last clip based on the time created).
Did you go through the same process when you trimmed your original video file? If no, can you please tell us how?