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No more go pro studio.

Then what is the go pro app, the next generation of Studio? And, what is the go pro app versus the quik app? What is the distinct purpose of each? They have different logos and separate downloads, but sound like they do similar things. Is one better to do my own editing on while the other does it for you? An explanatoin for dummies please.


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Re: No more go pro studio.

GoPro Studio was a video editor created by Cineform and purchased by GoPro. GoPro Studio became outdated and unstable and so it was discontinued.

For free desktop video editing, there are much better programs available. Some of these editors are:
VSDC on Windows- http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/download.
DaVinci Resolve https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve
VideoProc https://www.videoproc.com/
HitFilmExpress https://hitfilm.com/express
ShotCut https://shotcut.org/download/
Lightworks http://www.lwks.com/
Avidemux http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
Blender https://www.blender.org/download/
EZvid http://www.ezvid.com/download
VirtualDub http://www.virtualdub.org/
Fusion https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion/motiongraphics
Lives http://lives-video.com/index.php?do=home

I recommend learning and using DaVinci Resolve as it is a true professional video editor and an industry leader. You can see my post here for a getting started video guide. https://community.gopro.com/t5/GoPro-Apps-for-Desktop/Free-Video-Editors-amp-Editing-with-DaVicni-Re...

The GoPro Quik app for desktop is a multi functional tool. You can use it to import media, upload to the GoPro Plus Cloud Service, Trim videos, insert GPS data overlays on videos. update devices, and create short videos.

The GoPro app is for mobile devices. The GoPro app connects to your camera and allows for live view, controlling the camera, settings changes, trimming videos, adding highlights, adding GPS stickers to videos, viewing and downloading media from the camera to your mobile device, viewing media on your mobile device. creating Quik Stories, and updating devices. The GoPro app is also used with the GoPro Fusion 360 camera for creating and editing Overcapture and 360 videos and photos.

GoPro Quik for mobile is the mobile video editor. It can be used to make videos in a number of ways. It is primarily used to create video clips synced to music, but it can also be used as a more traditional editor. Quik for mobile is different than the Quik desktop app as it is not limited by length, allows for any media (even non-GoPro) to be used, allows for custom music to be used, has different layout formats that can be chosen, has speed options, and can create videos in 4:3, portrait, and 16:9.

There is one other GoPro app called Splice that is another form of video editor, but it is only available on iOS devices.

It's kinda hard to "dummy" the programs down because they all do many different things from very basic to advanced. If you say what it is that you want to do, I can better walk you through the steps to achieving it. if it's just, "I want to make videos" then you are being too broad as you need to explain what kind of videos (synced to music, vlogging, vacation, family, short story/movie type, to share on social media).

Also, include what resolution/frame rate you will be recording in, the computer and mobile device specs that you will be using, and how you will be playing back your media (computer, 4K TV, YouTube, Vimeo,...).

If you have any video editing experience, it will be helpful if you include that as well. namely, what editor(s) you've used, what you liked/disliked about them, and links to any videos you may have created and can share.

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Re: No more go pro studio.

GoPro Studio was a video editor created by Cineform and purchased by GoPro. GoPro Studio became outdated and unstable and so it was discontinued.

For free desktop video editing, there are much better programs available. Some of these editors are:
VSDC on Windows- http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/download.
DaVinci Resolve https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve
VideoProc https://www.videoproc.com/
HitFilmExpress https://hitfilm.com/express
ShotCut https://shotcut.org/download/
Lightworks http://www.lwks.com/
Avidemux http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
Blender https://www.blender.org/download/
EZvid http://www.ezvid.com/download
VirtualDub http://www.virtualdub.org/
Fusion https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion/motiongraphics
Lives http://lives-video.com/index.php?do=home

I recommend learning and using DaVinci Resolve as it is a true professional video editor and an industry leader. You can see my post here for a getting started video guide. https://community.gopro.com/t5/GoPro-Apps-for-Desktop/Free-Video-Editors-amp-Editing-with-DaVicni-Re...

The GoPro Quik app for desktop is a multi functional tool. You can use it to import media, upload to the GoPro Plus Cloud Service, Trim videos, insert GPS data overlays on videos. update devices, and create short videos.

The GoPro app is for mobile devices. The GoPro app connects to your camera and allows for live view, controlling the camera, settings changes, trimming videos, adding highlights, adding GPS stickers to videos, viewing and downloading media from the camera to your mobile device, viewing media on your mobile device. creating Quik Stories, and updating devices. The GoPro app is also used with the GoPro Fusion 360 camera for creating and editing Overcapture and 360 videos and photos.

GoPro Quik for mobile is the mobile video editor. It can be used to make videos in a number of ways. It is primarily used to create video clips synced to music, but it can also be used as a more traditional editor. Quik for mobile is different than the Quik desktop app as it is not limited by length, allows for any media (even non-GoPro) to be used, allows for custom music to be used, has different layout formats that can be chosen, has speed options, and can create videos in 4:3, portrait, and 16:9.

There is one other GoPro app called Splice that is another form of video editor, but it is only available on iOS devices.

It's kinda hard to "dummy" the programs down because they all do many different things from very basic to advanced. If you say what it is that you want to do, I can better walk you through the steps to achieving it. if it's just, "I want to make videos" then you are being too broad as you need to explain what kind of videos (synced to music, vlogging, vacation, family, short story/movie type, to share on social media).

Also, include what resolution/frame rate you will be recording in, the computer and mobile device specs that you will be using, and how you will be playing back your media (computer, 4K TV, YouTube, Vimeo,...).

If you have any video editing experience, it will be helpful if you include that as well. namely, what editor(s) you've used, what you liked/disliked about them, and links to any videos you may have created and can share.