How to Get GoPro videos on Computer - Easy Steps to Follow
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How to Get GoPro videos on Computer – Easy Steps to Follow

How to Get GoPro videos on Computer

How to Get GoPro videos on Computer – Easy Steps to Follow

When we talking about action cameras, we can rely on GoPro action cameras that are the leading camera in the market.

With the exceptional features and rigid design it offers, Gopro has all the primary features that are needed by mountain bikers, surfers or athletes, or any other shooting projects that require a highly durable camera with efficient skills. 

Now that you have recorded a dope movie with your GoPro camera, what to do now? You’d probably be thinking about how to get Go pro videos on a computer.

Well, you don’t need to think so much because here in this article we are going to let you know 2 different methods by which you can upload videos with the help of any app or by using the USB.

The Go-pro camera is a popular camera for action videography, many YouTubers, professional filmmakers, content creators have started to use the Go-pro camera while working on their projects.

And f you are one of them, who have recently bought the camera but don’t know how to get Go pro videos on computer or laptop then you are at the right place because today we are going to answer all your questions. So, without any further ado, let’s dive into our main topic:

How to get Go pro videos on Computer

There is the different method by which you can get Go pro videos on a computer.

But before that, here is a list of all the things that you will need :

  • Computer or laptop.
  • Your Go-pro camera.
  • Go Pro Studio application (Optional): If you want to upload your files, or if you want some more features. With Go Pro studio, you’ll get access to a lot of editing options and features.
  • A USB cord: A USB cord that comes with your GoPro camera, the cord we are talking about is the same cord that you use to charge the camera.

Method 1: Drag and Drop

  • First of all, turn your GoPro camera off. And then plug the one end of the USB cord (smaller one) into the side of your GoPro, to make this happen, you will need to take your camera out of its packaging or housing. You’ll get to see the USB port placed inside and above the Micro SD card. And then plug the other end of the cord into the USB port of your computer.
  • Then, go and locate the GoPro on your laptop on your computer, and then drag them and drop them to the desired folder or location where you want it to be saved.

For Windows

  • When you connect the camera via USB, a windows pop-up will appear. It’ll only happen your computer or laptop will be able to recognize the device. Then, click on the “Import pictures and videos” option and then choose a location or folder to upload them, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

In case, the menu doesn’t pop-up, when you connect the camera, follow these steps:

  • Click on Start, then click on the computer. A new window will open up, a folder will appear named GoPro that’ll be showing “Portable Devices”, click on it to open GoPro.
  • Then, on the second window, click on start and open computer and then navigate to the location or folder where you want the files to be saved.
  • Then click and drag on the top toolbar to move windows to another side, so you’ll be able to see both windows at the same time.
  • Make the GoPro folder active and select the files that you want to be saved on your computer or if you want all videos to be saved then press Ctrl + A andall the files will be selected.            
  • Or you can also drag them and drop them to the next folder tab that you just opened, or where you would like to save the photos.
  • If you selected some files, then drag the highlighted files and drop them in the other tab.
  • Once you drag the files and drop them in another folder the process of transferring the files will start and you’ll have the files transferred to your computer or laptop after a while.

On mac

How to Get GoPro videos on Computer

Firstly, open the Image capture (by using the magnifying glass)

  • Then select the GoPro from the left underneath the Devices folder, you will get to see pictures folders, this folder is the default location where your pictures will be saved. If you want your pictures to be saved to another location then use the drop-down menu on the bottom side of the screen and then select a new location.
  • Now from the folder, highlight the videos and files that you need to be upload and then click on “Import” or select “Import All

Method 2 By using the GoPro studio method

GoPro camera has developed software that allows the users to have access to additional features. You can import your files in this software and then edit your videos efficiently.

This method is comparatively longer but it’s worth the time because of the features you are getting with the software.

In this process, you will need to download and install the GoPro software.

  • Download the GoPro studio from the official website of GoPro. Once the files have been downloaded, open it run the application.
  • Then you’ll be asked if you want GoPro to be your default file importer. “Hit” on the yes button. Then choose a name for your folder for the images and then click on continue. On the next following screen, you can set your preferences, like where will be your GoPro folder will be saved.
  • Then check the top box to view your files to have a look at the files you are saving, and the second one to delete to the files.
  • Now, insert the USB cable that comes with your GoPro camera.
  • When you connect the camera via USB, a windows pop-up will appear. It’ll only happen your computer or laptop will be able to recognize the device. Then, click on the “Import pictures and videos” option and then choose a location or folder to upload them, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

In case, the menu doesn’t pop-up, when you connect the camera, follow these steps:

  • Click on Start, then click on a computer. A new window will open up, a folder will appear named GoPro that’ll be showing “Portable Devices”, click on it to open GoPro.
  • Then, on the second window, click on start and open computer and then navigate to the location or folder where you want the files to be saved.
  • Then click and drag on the top toolbar to move windows to another side, so you’ll be able to see both windows at the same time.
  • Make the GoPro folder active and select the files that you want to be saved on your computer or if you want all videos to be saved then press Ctrl + A andall the files will be selected.            
  • Or you can also drag them and drop them to the next folder tab that you just opened, or where you would like to save the photos.
  • If you selected some files, then drag the highlighted files and drop them in the other tab.
  • Once you drag the files and drop them in another folder the process of transferring the files will start and you’ll have the files transferred to your computer or laptop after a while.

Wrapping up

The above-written methods work for both platforms iOS and Windows. In case it’s not working then there must be a problem with a computer or your laptop or you might have not configured the app or targeted it correctly.

Let us know in the comments section which methods did you choose.

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