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The Best Video Editing Software for GoPro

There are so many features of GoPro Camera that make it the first choice of all action camera lovers. The lightweight design, compact size, impressive image and video quality - everything makes it a perfect camera. But most of you might be searching for some editing options for GoPro footage to make it much better. These edited videos can be further shared with family and friends or can be posted on social media platforms like Instagram or YouTube and Vimeo. To make things simple, we've rounded up what we think are the best GoPro video editors on the market right now, and sum up why we choose them.

Part 1: Choose the Right Video Editor for GoPro

Level Basic Level Intermediate Level Advanced Level
Programs GoPro Studio Windows Movie Maker iMovie Wevideo Wondershare Filmora Magix Movie Edit Pro Adobe Premiere Pro Sony Catalyst Final Cut Pro
Easy to use X X X X
Video Denoise X X X X X
Audio mixer X X X X
DVD authoring X X X
Chroma Key X X
4K support X
Title & Credits Limited Limited Medium Medium Rich Rich Rich Rich Rich
Effects & Transitions Limited Limited Medium Medium Rich Rich Rich Rich Rich
Video stabilizer
Social sharing choices

From the above comparing table, we can see that the Wondershare Filmora which is easy to use while full of useful features, is the best choice for editing GoPro action cam videos.

As you can capture 4k video footage with your GoPro, it is essential to edit your 4k video footage on a 4k monitor for some reasons. Have a glance at some best 4k monitors for video editing in 2017 and choose the best one for your video editing.

Part 2: Best Video Editing Software for Beginners (Video Tutorial)

Although there are so many tools available in market but either they possess very basic features or they cause loss in quality of footage or stills after editing. If you really need software that can make everything perfect then professionals recommend to use Wondershare Filmora.

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What's more, Wondershare Filmora now provide options for action cameras. The two major features are:

  1. The Action Cam Tool: It allows users to remove the lens eye distortion, apply Audio De-noise filter, Video Stabilizer, colour correction and advanced speed control.
  2. The Instant Cutter: Those who want to merge or trim their videos to create something really useful even without losing quality are advised to use instant clutter tool of Filmora. It is even possible to drag footage of 8GB to software timeline and edit it just within 1 minute.

The supported video file format is: H.264 codec type MTS, MOV and MP4 whereas these videos can be captured from Home HD Camcorders, Phones and Action cams.

How to Edit GoPro Videos with Wondershare Filmora

import video
Import GoPro Files

Choose Action Cam Tool, Import video files from your computer or GoPro cameras simple by doing a drag-n-drop.


Edit GoPro Videos

Easily cut, split, stabilize, crop, videos on the timeline. Then add effects and music to enrich your video.

save video
Save & Enjoy

Save your video file to different formats, or upload to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, burn to DVD and transfer to device.

Part 3: Detailed Information of Different GoPro Video Editors

The info below contains complete information about editing software that can work perfectly with GoPro videos. Many of these software are available for free whereas for few advanced ones you may have to make some payment. Users can easily make selection out of three levels of software: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced depending upon their need and skills.

Basic Level Editing Software for GoPro Videos

1. Best GoPro video editor - GoPro Studio for Window and Mac(Free)

gopro studio

This free software tool is released by GoPro itself to assist users in fast footage editing needs. There are so many impressive presets along with easy trim, merge, speed up and slow down features. Finally you can also upload your edited videos to social media platforms directly like Vimeo, YouTube, UHD 4K etc. Those who need professional quality results with basic editing features while maintaining the video quality up to the mark are advised to use GoPro studio. The best part is that it works perfectly on Mac and Window platform and GoPro users can access it for free. GoPro Studio also provides perfect synchronization between audio and video content.

Note: Now, GoPro Studio is combined into the Quik package, you can download it here

Want to know how to use GoPro Studio to edit your GoPro footage? Check thisComplete Guide to Edit a Video with GoPro Studio >>


2. Best GoPro video editor - Windows Movie Maker for Windows (Free)

windows movie maker

Here is a simple to use and intuitive movie maker for GoPro on Windows. It is a basic editing tool that can provide outstanding results for edited videos. Now you will be able to capture impressive videos and they can be easily shared on social media platform like YouTube and Vimeo etc. We recommend it as most useful basic editing tool that assists users in sharing content over different platforms with ease. One of the shortcomes of Windows Movie Maker is that GoPro or action camera footage can't be directly imported into the program, you have to firstly convert the video footage into the formats supported by Movie Maker, like:ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, M1V, MP2, MP2V, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPV2, WM, WMV, etc.

Note: Even though Windows Movie Maker is not supported on Windows 10 you will still be able to download and use it.

You can download Windows Live Movie Maker from Microsoft here.
Or download Windows Movie Maker 6.0 here.

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3. Best GoPro video editor - iMovie for Mac (Free or $15)

iMovie

iMovie is one of the simplest GoPro app for Mac that leads to ultimate video editing facility. Those who want to perform basic editing functions at home on GoPro videos are advised to arrange iMovie for their Mac systems. There are so many easy to follow tutorials available online about how to edit videos using iMovie. The user friendly interface with basic editing functions makes everything much easier.

You can edit the videos with 4K resolution to grab stunning results and the editing can be even continued on iPad, iPhone like devices. Users can easily select parts of big video files and merge titles or texts into them. The picture in picture effect and advanced split screen effect can be also accessed over iMovie platform. However if you are not the owner of a new Mac (which includes this software) you will have to purchase it for $15.


Intermediate Level Editing Software for GoPro Videos

Best GoPro video editor - 1. WeVideo Online Editor ($4.99/month)

wevideo

It is possible to develop outstanding videos online with the help of WeVideo. It works perfectly on all type of systems and users can take benefits from its impressive results and advanced features. The WeVideo Android as well as Apple users can install mobile application of this software tool to avail GoPro video editing feature on the go. The free version will add a watermark and logo over your finished video, you have to make payment to purchase this software for full access. Since it is a online solution, it may be less responsive if you don't have good Internet connection.


2. Best GoPro video editor - Wondershare Filmora for Win and Mac

Wondershare Filmora

With this tool you can easily customize your videos while embedding text or titles into it. The music library is also very useful addition that allows users to edit their most loved audio content to video clips. Other impressive features are stills and motion graphics that make videos more attractive and impressive. Once you have finished the recording task using Wondershare Filmora then soon it will allow you to share your customized video directly to social media platforms. In simple terms, Wondershare Filmora have all amazing features to offer you.

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3. Best GoPro video editor - Magix Movie Edit Pro for Windows ($70/lifetime)

magix

Here is a useful software program for Window user that can be accessed with all advanced features with payment of $70. The best part is that this device offers 1000 plus templates, 32 unique editing tracks and the motion tracking feature. Due to this solid and easy to use feature, Magix becomes one of the best action camera editing applications for users. Users say that Magic offers perfect mixture of all advanced features along with impressive user interface and it extends support to various file formats. The sad thing to know about Magix is that people have reported problems with its speed and the interface appear complex to beginners.


Advanced Level Editing Software for GoPro Videos

1. Best GoPro video editor Adobe Premier Pro CC for Win and Mac ($19.99/month)

adobe premiere pro

Adobe Premiere is one of the most famous video editing software. It fulfils almost all editing needs of professionals but note that this tool is not designed for beginners. With payment of $19.99/ month you will be able to gain access to all latest editing tools so that it appears like a professional work. It will help users to save their time while editing videos and applying effects for customization. The software possesses very interactive platform and assist users in fast sharing or publishing of content. And the best part is that you can use this software tool on both devices: Mac as well as Window PC to avail best results.

Check this article to know how to use Adobe Premiere Pro with ease: Adobe Premiere Video Editing Tips: How to use Adobe Premiere Pro >>


2. Best GoPro video editor - Sony Catalyst Production Suite for Win and Mac ($399.95)

Final cut pro

Those who want to have freedom in video editing task will definitely love to work with Sony Catalyst. It is well known for creativity, efficiency and performance. It can work for your most complex projects while delivering best results. The recent update of this software is rated very high in terms of feature set and till now so many tutorials regarding its operations and quality have been updated over internet. Some of the most common channels accessed by videographers via Sony Catalyst for publishing their edited videos are YouTube, Facebook and Instagram etc. The customer support service provided by Sony Catalyst is really appreciable. The intuitive tools along with studio perfect advanced interface make everything suitable for action camera lovers.


3. Best GoPro video editor - Final Cut Pro for Mac ($399.99)

Sony Catalyst Production Suite

If you are a professional or hardware video editor then Final Cut Pro is best option for you with impressive user interface. It allows users to do various experiments with video editing process so that highly customized design can be created. By spending $399.99, you will definitely get the best solution for all your editing needs. It extends support to all popular file formats and can assist in easy switching between editing tools. This software also allows few third party plugins so that your video editing process becomes much easier and simpler. It is possible to synchronise various files to develop industry standard videos with rich audio-video quality.

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Don't want to use desktop solutions? check this article to know best mobile editing software for GoPro.

Nov 14,2017 10:18 am
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Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

hankmoody2016
Hi, Can you please tell me where the tool is to sharpen video in the latest version of filmora ?
Liza_Brown
You can go to Apple website to download the trial version. Hope it helps.
oscarploeg
What is the Final Cut Pro trail version?
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