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Nomad
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GoPro ! whay are you getting rid of studio ?????

why oh why has studio been discontinued ? i understand that everything is shifting towards cell phones and quick editing but it almost feels like the majority of users on here have used studio for years and for me editing the video is half of the fun and now that is getting taken away from us ? i presume alot of people will not be best pleased with this move and i am one of them, it was one of the reasons GoPro was so accessable and useable!  please please keep studio going :)


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Explorer
Posts: 11,713

Re: GoPro ! whay are you getting rid of studio ?????

GoPro Studio never displayed GPS data. That function is found in Quik. https://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/How-to-Use-Gauges-in-Quik-for-Desktop

You can also use Dashware to display GPS data https://gopro.com/help/articles/How_To/How-to-Overlay-Telemetry-from-GoPro-Cameras-in-Dashware

GoPro Studio was/is a very simple linear editor. There were no functions (other than perhaps Flux, which crashed often) found within Studio that are not in Free editing software available today.

Here is a list you might want to check out
https://www.reddit.com/r/VideoEditing/comments/19v6u5/basic_guide_to_pc_video_editing_software/

http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor

By far, the most advanced free editor is DaVinci Resolve https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

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Tourist
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Re: GoPro ! whay are you getting rid of studio ?????

Grrr!!!!!!!

 

I bought this feckin camera to record and study my laps in racing using GPS data. I already have other cameras that work without GPS.  I didn't need to spend almost a grand (camera, batteries, storage, case, etc) for another GPS-less camera!  And I don't need <CLIPS> or social media bulls*#t.  I need an editor that allows me to create video of full, 20 minute, laps with the GPS data displayed on screen.  Now I have to go find, and pay for, and learn, and hope it works, a third party editor?  What a waste of my time and money.  And a total loss of data from two weeks of racing on the Isle of Man (a once per year opportunity) if I can't find an editor.  I feel I've been duped by yet another bait and switch.  Way to go GoPro.

 

VERY angry.

Explorer
Posts: 11,713

Re: GoPro ! whay are you getting rid of studio ?????

GoPro Studio never displayed GPS data. That function is found in Quik. https://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/How-to-Use-Gauges-in-Quik-for-Desktop

You can also use Dashware to display GPS data https://gopro.com/help/articles/How_To/How-to-Overlay-Telemetry-from-GoPro-Cameras-in-Dashware

GoPro Studio was/is a very simple linear editor. There were no functions (other than perhaps Flux, which crashed often) found within Studio that are not in Free editing software available today.

Here is a list you might want to check out
https://www.reddit.com/r/VideoEditing/comments/19v6u5/basic_guide_to_pc_video_editing_software/

http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor

By far, the most advanced free editor is DaVinci Resolve https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: GoPro ! whay are you getting rid of studio ?????

I still have studio on my computer is it just going to stop working?

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Explorer
Posts: 11,713

Re: GoPro ! whay are you getting rid of studio ?????

As to why GoPro discontinued Studio....,
This is only a guess but I assume it probably had to do with the vast number of people trying to edit video files on an under powered machine and overwhelming the customer service division with complaints of crashes.

When Studio was purchased by GoPro it was pretty advanced for it's time. The design of Studio really didn't allow for much expansion. Over time, it fell behind other editors even with GoPro throwing resources at it. GoPro now has three (four including Studio) video editors to support and improve upon (Splice, Quik mobile, Quik Desktop). Even though GoPro is a Global brand, they are still a relatively small company. Resources and manpower need to be distributed effectively.

Video editing is one of the most intensive processes for your computer to manage. Prior to GoPro pulling Studio, the only mention it ever got on this and other forums was complaints.

I can imagine the meeting between management and the Support Team.
Management: What can we do to help make your job easier and reduce the wait time for our customers?
Support Team: (yelling in unison) Get Rid of Studio!

Studio worked, but was prone to crashing, If you weren't saving your work with different Save As names, turn off auto save, work with ten files or less, limit Flux to very very very short periods, and have at least a Quad Core i7 or better with a minimum of 16GB of RAM, you were most likely losing a lot of work. Many people would lose all of their work after putting in hours-days of time into their project. The reaction to that loss wasn't, "Can you help me to not have this happen again" it was much more visceral and angry "This $%&#ing thing S^*$@s!, blah blah blah! It's not my computer or my workflow, It's YOUR FAULT!!"

I personally came under attack several times for posting solutions that work for me. Either I "Obviously" was a GoPro employee or somehow otherwise motivated to lie for the company about the software.

Yes, Studio could be made to work on the proper computer, but for the most part, it was inferior to today's editors and it's EOL was imminent.

There are other options out there. If you are serious about editing, then you should be purchasing a program and spending the time to learn it. If it's just home videos or little youtube vids, there are plenty of free options. Either way, you don't need Studio.
Explorer
Posts: 11,713

Re: GoPro ! whay are you getting rid of studio ?????

@sunnybeach3240

Studio will continue to work. It will no longer receive updates and the Support Team will eventually not provide support for it (date pending).  If you delete Studio, you will not be able to download it from GoPro.  If Windows updates something that makes Studio incompatible, then it will no longer work.  That's probably not going to happen.  So, if you have and use Studio, you should be fine.  The link between Quik and Studio is gone, but that's about it.