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Why GoPro Studio Crashes and What To Do About It

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Ohhh you know what I mean. GoPro Studio… it freezes, it crashes, it even crashes while it’s auto-saving sometimes. You know why GoPro Studio crashes and burns like that?

If you’ve checked to make sure that your computer meets at least the minimum system requirements, and your software is up to date and all that, it might just be that you’re trying to edit too dang much footage.

Your movie is too long (and maybe, too awesome) for GoPro Studio to handle. And do you know why? Because it was never meant to do that.

GoPro Studio was designed to create short, fun videos. SHORT. Fun. Videos. Not feature length films. Not 10-minute long vacation movies. Not 15-minute long drives. Not 30-minute long home movies. We’re talking 3-5 minute movies.

Of course, GoPro Studio has no idea whether your video is fun (that’s your job and I’m glad your here), but it does know when you’re asking too much of it.

If you’re wondering what to do with aaaaaaall of your footage then, if you have to cram it all into a 3-5 minute movie, the answer is very simple: make multiple movies. And if you really want to put them all together into one long epic movie, then go ahead and do that. Complete one movie in GoPro Studio, export it to your hard drive, then start another GoPro Studio project from scratch. THEN you can put all your completed, exported movies together into one project. That way, GoPro Studio doesn’t have to do so much data crunching at once.

Hey don’t forget about my freebie Prep Sheet that you can get when you join the VidPro VIP Launch List over at



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Sunday 7th of January 2018

Go pro studio crashes again and again in my windows 8 and i have edited just 30 seconds of clips. I wanted to create a 2 min video. So please help me to fix this problem.


Tuesday 9th of January 2018

Honestly, I don't think there is a fix. I'd recommend not using GoPro Studio.


Monday 9th of October 2017

Garbage, don't buy a NoPro, crashes on 30 second videos, worthless!

Tina Goguen

Friday 25th of August 2017

OMG, this is exactly why it keeps crashing. I noticed it was fine for the first two days and then as I hit three minutes, crashing started. I am going to try two minutes videos than adding them together. By the way, I will watch my videos at 10 minutes. It is awesome to watch something I did a few yrs ago replay in front of me....we do back wood trails, so we come home with videos from each day, and i put it together for my husband and i to watch when we are are old and gray.


Friday 4th of August 2017

My GoPro Studio crashes and my video is 3:33.28


Saturday 18th of March 2017

Well, Gopro is crashing whenever I convert a video just before going to edit phase. I was trying to have a timelapse done and since it was crashing everytime, I tried to uncheck deflickering. UNCHECKING DEFLICKERING caused it to crash also! It is just ridiculous. I since then moved to another program and I am enjoying it even though it has it's flaws. The main thing I miss is Gopro studios timelapse creating mode. It just was really easy to make. Any alternative (just for timelapse) that works the same way as gopro studio

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