GoPro Studio Masterclass

GoPro Studio Bugs? SQUASH ‘EM!

GoPro Studio is the free video editing software that GoPro puts out. It's very beginner, and GoPro is always making updates to it (that's a good thing!). But I always get questions about why it crashes, or why it doesn't do what it's supposed to do. And I see tons of comments around the web complaining of GoPro Studio bugs.

If you have problems with GoPro Studio, here are a few things you can do that will FOR SURE squash the bugs…

First off all, when you do get that annoying message that your GoPro Software is out of date, and it asks you if you want to update, SAY YES. Software updates are important (in any program) because they fix BUGS and fix potential security issues. Need I say more?

Secondly, check your computer's innards compared to the requirements for the software. Maybe your machine just isn't up to par.

Third, try turning your computer off and back on again. This can sometimes be the magical solution to wonky behavior.

And last, if GoPro Studio just isn't working for you or your computer… use another program. Seriously – just dump it. You can edit GoPro video in almost any video editor out there. I use GoPro Studio for some things, other times I might use iMovie (rarely) or Adobe Premiere Elements, or my favorite, Adobe Premiere Pro. Check my list of GoPro software to see if there's one you want to try out.

If you have problems with GoPro Studio, here are a few things you can do that will FOR SURE squash the bugs...

If you have problems with GoPro Studio, here are a few things you can do that will FOR SURE squash the bugs…

5 Comments

  1. Shwom D.

    Hi. HELP PLEASE!!
    I am uploading some still photos in GoPro studio and I need to zoom in On the photos a little bit (it works) but then it does NOT play smoothly at all.
    Is there any way to fix that??

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  2. Jake

    Great suggestions. Another one would be to update the drivers for your display adapter and your operating system. As free software, GoPro Studio relies on the existing components installed on your computer (OS updates and display drivers). If those aren’t current, chances are GoPro Studio will have some problems. Keeping your system current ensures that GoPro Studio has the additional components it needs to run properly. And i like your point about using other applications. People have been editing GoPro content long before GoPro Studio came along. 😉

    You’re awesome, by the way. Keep up the great work.
    Jake (technical support manager – GoPro)

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    • Meredith

      Thanks for your additional suggestions, Jake!!

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  3. Mark

    Thank you Meredith. I just bought a GoPro a couple days ago and so am teaching myself how to use it. Fortunately, I just came across your wonderful training videos. Thank you very much!

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    • Meredith

      Thanks Mark, glad to help!

      Reply

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