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by Bryan Haines


Free GoPro Editing Software: 7 Options

Before we get started, I want to qualify the programs on this list. To be listed, they must offer a “free forever” version. Some of these programs are available for free with a premium upgrade. But there is no trial software included in the list.

How are these programs determined to be the “best”? They are deemed the best by thenumber of reviews and their features. While I’ve used many different video editing programs, I haven’t used all of them – but after writing this post, I plan to review a number of them.

Okay, lets begin!

Here’s the short list of the software options. Below this list, you’ll find more in-depth information on each option.

  1. GoPro Studio (Free) Probably the most used program for editing GoPro video footage.
  2. DaVinci Resolve 12.5: (Free and Paid) This is an impressive looking program. I’ve downloaded the free version and can’t wait to try it.
  3. Blender (Free) This open source software comes highly praised. Should be worth a look.
  4. Filmora Wondershare (Free and Paid) See how to get a free premium license below.
  5. iMovie for Mac (Free) Popular and free but you’ll have to own (buy) a Mac to use it.
  6. Windows Movie Maker (Free) This is popular because Microsoft makes it. And because it’s free. (You can probably do better.)
  7. Lightworks (Free and Paid) This is a new one to me. They offer a free and premium subscription option.

Additional GoPro Editing Software

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Bryan Haines is a travel blogger, photographer and content marketer. He is co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for Canadian travel brands). Bryan is also blogs on WiseGuides.ca, a Nova Scotia travel blog that he runs with his wife, Dena.