Why are the GoPro video files split on my memory card? And Other Common GoPro Questions...

Why are the GoPro video files split on my memory card? And Other Common GoPro Questions…

Well conveniently, I have lots of videos to help answer common GoPro questions but I thought I'd address the top three questions that I see pop up in my inbox, in my youtube comments, and in my GoPro Enthusiasts Facebook group.

Commonly Asked Question #1: Where can I download background music for my videos?

So, I have a popular video and blog post on this that I'd like to direct your attention to. In short, you can find free music in YouTube's Audio Library, or you can go to my favorite place, AudioJungle, to buy music and find pretty much anything you might be looking for. There are some rules and legalities that you should be aware of when using any kind of music in your videos, so make sure to read about using royalty free music here.

Commonly Asked Question #2: What video editing software should I use?

Another great question! Again, I have a video on that exact topic. But for the most part, there are loads of options, and they all perform the basic functions that you need to edit: trim, cut, add music, maybe a title or two, export. There are free editing platforms available, and video editing software that costs $50, $80, or a few hundred dollars. Most paid programs have a 30-day trial so you can try them out. I have a whole page of options for you if you're shopping for free or not-free video editing software.

Commonly Asked Question #3: What is my footage split into multiple files?

I know. This is always confusing, and often people think there's something wrong with the camera. But actually, there's nothing wrong with the camera, and it actually has nothing to do with the camera–it's the memory card. And, there's nothing wrong with the memory card either. Memory cards are designed to break up your footage into smaller files. This is a good thing… rather having one huge 30gb file, you have several smaller 4gb files that are more manageable to transport. I'm sure there is a technical explanation, but just know that not matter WHAT camera you are using – my Canon 70D does this too – your memory card will segment the files. All you have to do is edit them together in any video editing program, and when you export, you'll never notice where the file was split or that it was even split to begin with.

I really like answering your questions–that's why I created my YouTube channel–so if you wouldn't mind, make sure you are subscribed and then go watch some more of my videos. Don't hesitate to ask questions in the comments here or on any of my other videos! Thanks for watching.

1 Comment

  1. Paul Lavoie

    I have a Hero 5 when i played my footage i got slurred speech, and i think its because
    i accidentally deleted files i think they had a file extension of ths. So u said GoPro videos had 2 files do you know there extensions? And what i did wrong. Thxs

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