GoPro Quik for Desktop – Tutorial & Overview

GoPro Quik for Desktop – Tutorial & Overview

Have you seen the new GoPro Quik for Desktop? It automatically edits your GoPro videos for you! Here's a Quik tutorial and overview of getting started with editing your GoPro videos with Quik for Desktop. Be sure to check out the entire video overview.

Quik App for Desktop

You might be familiar with GoPro's Quik App for iPhone and Android, and now they've come out with a desktop version. Quik App for Desktop works on a Mac or PC, and it's a free download.

Basically what it does, is allows you to import your GoPro clips, select your favorite clips using a “Hilight” tag, and then it edits your video for you–including adding music. It's pretty neat, and, as the name suggests, the process is pretty quick.

Pros for Quik App

As quick and easy as it is, there are a few drawbacks. But first, let me say: this is awesome and perfect for any first time GoPro video editors. It's SO easy to become frustrated and overwhelmed with video editing software, so for those who are new to it, it's awesome. Just get your footage off your memory card, and out there into a watchable, shareable video. Done.

Cons for Quik App

You can only use GoPro content in the Quik App – you can't import footage from your phone or DSLR and edit within Quik App for Desktop. Not a big deal, after all… this is a GoPro app. Of course, they want you it to be utilized with GoPro content!

You have 10 songs available to you for free and have to enroll in GoPro Plus in order to access their additional song library. Also, you can't import your own music to use.

You are also limited to the number of Hilights you can make. For a 30 second video, you can only tag 10 Hilights.

There are more details and “how to's” in this video that goes along with the blog post. Leave me any questions or comments below!



  1. Erik

    How long can you create a GoPro Quik video? Are you restricted to max 60 seconds?

    • Meredith

      I believe so, yes.

  2. Dave

    Really struggling with this! Have 17 clips taken from Christmas Eve and trying to pick what I want. Highlights don’t seem to be working. Preview goes right by without changing the video. Also, what happened to the audio I recorded? Love your tutorials, hope this will eventually work for me.

    • Meredith

      Hi Dave. I’m not sure why highlights wouldn’t be working. But I can tell you that Quik strips out the audio, so it can put music in its place. It’s frustrating, but that’s how Quik works.

  3. Scott

    Ok, watched your video on Quik for desktop…where do I get the download? I looked at and did not see it there. Am I blind?



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