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Explaining GoPro Studio Export Options

by GoPro ‎09-30-2019 07:29 PM - edited ‎08-06-2020 10:26 PM
What are the different export presets and what is the difference between them?

Where does it apply?
  • GoPro Studio 


GoPro Studio has several available export presets. You can choose the one that fits your particular need.

Note: In the Windows version of GoPro Studio these presets create .mp4 files. In the Mac version of GoPro Studio, these presets create .mov files.

YouTube - Creates an average quality file with a bit rate of 8Mbps.
Vimeo - Creates an above average quality file with a bit rate of 15Mbps.
Mobile Device - Creates a low quality file with a bit rate of 1.5Mbps.
HD 720p - Creates an average quality file with a 720p frame size and a bit rate of 7Mbps if the frame rate less than 30fps. And 15Mbps when the frame rate greater than 30fps.
HD 1080p - Creates an above average quality file with a 1080p frame size and a bitrate of 15Mbps.
UHD 4K - Creates a high quality quality file with a 4k frame size and a bit rate of 50Mbps.
Archive/Edit - Creates a GoPro CineForm file using user‐selectable quality level. (In Windows you can choose between .mp4 or .mov format for this setting).
Custom - Lets the user choose the format, frame size, frame rate and quality settings.  As of Studio 2.5, Custom allows for 2.7K and 4K export, and YouTube.

The project will be exported at a varying bitrate depending on size: 12 mbit/sec for HD, 25 mbit/sec for 2.7K and 50 mbit/sec for 4K.

All of these presets except for Archive will export H.264 video files. These H.264 presets are best for sharing videos online.

Archive uses the GoPro Cineform format. The Cineform format is best to export a high quality file for broadcast of archival purposes.