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GoPro Studio vs Adobe Premiere Pro: which should you choose?

18 December 2017 | Reymart Jan Sarigumba

If you are looking for a video editing software that allows you to edit videos fast without frustration, there are two best options right now: GoPro Studio and Adobe Premiere Pro. However, everyone’s needs are different, so if you want to know what’s worth it for you, it's best to check out the features as well as the differences between these two programs.

What is GoPro Studio?

GoPro Studio is an editing software for GoPro cameras, allowing users to make videos and photographs. This program is downloadable from GoPro’s official website. At present, it comes with a Quik software that enables you to update your GoPro Karma grip, camera, and Remo (Waterproof Voice Activated Remote) with the latest software for optimum performance and features.

Seasoned video editors recommend the GoPro Studio to beginners, as the program is relatively easy to use and understand. You can learn the basics of video editing process here which are pretty much the same in all other video editing software in the market.

What is Adobe Premiere Pro?

Adobe Premiere Pro is a sophisticated video editing software used by many professional filmmakers. Users with intermediate knowledge in video editing and even neophytes can also use them to efficiently make home videos.

GoPro Studio vs Adobe Premiere Pro

Now that you know the uses of these two programs, it’s time to know the significant differences between them. Here are essential factors in video editing and how these two programs differ and fare against each other for each aspect.

Importing Video Files

Importing video files to Adobe Premiere Pro is a breeze. You just select the files and drag them directly to the right bottom quadrant of the program. Whereas with GoPro Studio, it takes longer to import files. With Adobe Premiere Pro’s one-step process, it’s way more convenient than GoPro Studio.

Working with the cuts

GoPro Studio becomes inconvenient and slow when working with 20 cuts within the program’s timeline. You will have to use a slider in order to move quickly to different parts of your video, which can be frustrating and slow. It’s the same thing with Adobe Premiere Pro, however, you can adjust the length of the timeline and make it shorter to see the whole timeline on the screen. Aside from using the slider, you can adjust the timeline by using the “+” and “-“ buttons on your keyboard. For this reason, moving to your cuts is much faster with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Program Stability

According to some user complaints, GoPro Studio is not suitable for videos longer than 2 – 3 minutes, as the program tends to crash frequently. It can even damage the file where the video is saved. On the other hand, you won’t hear this issue from many Adobe Premiere Pro users, since they can create large videos without encountering problems.

So which one is worth it for you?

Although GoPro Studio didn’t excel in the aspects mentioned above, it doesn’t mean that Adobe Premiere Pro is the best choice for everybody. If you are on a tight budget and do not plan to edit your videos more than just a couple of times a year, then go for GoPro Studio. On the other hand, if you want to move beyond the basics of video editing, then Adobe Premiere Pro is the ideal choice. All in all, it's best to try both programs first to see which one is the right fit for your needs.

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