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The ever-popular GoPro has built some incredible GoPro apps that take your action and travel film making to the next level.
We’ve made an effort to feature only apps that are highly rated and free to use. From controlling your GoPro to video previews that help make better travel films, there are numerous GoPro Apps that help you make incredible films.
How GoPro was created?
Before we proceed, it would help to know how the founder, Nick got the idea for the GoPro Action camera.
The creators of the action camera, GoPro is an American company founded in 2002 with a revenue of over a billion dollars in 2018.
GoPro was founded by Nick Woodman when he was trying to capture some high-quality photos while on a surfing trip in Australia. The entire exercise was a failure because the amateur photographers could not get close enough to the surfers and not everyone could afford expensive equipment that was required to shoot an activity like surfing.
Voila, the idea of enabling the average users to take great quality action photos and videos during their sporting events gave rise to what we all love and call GoPro action cameras.
The term GoPro was used by surfers who all had the ultimate goal of going pro in the sport.
1) GoPro App
The first on the list of the best GoPro Apps has to be the default GoPro app designed by GoPro for use with its cameras. Though it’s not mandatory to use the app, the GoPro app provides for an easier interface to use the action camera, preview your footage and even control functions and is bound to help you make better travel films.
With the latest app, the footage you shoot on your GoPro can be easily transferred to your phone and instantly transformed into a QuikStory.
The QuikStory feature lets you add text, effects and music and automatically makes it a movie and impress your friends. The QuikStory can be shared directly to Instagram, other social media and through email.
With the Hero7 and the GoPro App, you can stream to Facebook Live.
The Quik App is a simple and easy to use GoPro app designed by GoPro themselves. The app lets you create awesome videos with just a few taps.
Just select your best photos and clips, add it to the timeline, add some beautiful transitions, text and effects, select groovy tunes from the inbuilt music library and hit publish.
The app is fast, has a really good UI and making travel videos with your GoPro has never been easier. You can easily reorder clips and photos, cut and edit individual photos and clips, increase or decrease playback speed if you want to show a particular clip in slow motion.
You can use any footage on your phone, the app does not restrict it to content from your GoPro camera, but do ensure your filming orientations are correct.
The app comes with pre-built themes, each of which has its own style of transitions and effects or you can start a film from scratch.
All videos made with Quik can be saved in 1080P and 720p.
The app is available for desktop, Android and Ios.
Imagine you have footage of you riding downhill or racing your bike on a track, flying your drone or a video of you skydiving. Now you want to show some information like the speed, time elapsed, the route map of the race, altitude, temperature or ther similar metrics in cool looking gauges just like video games? Well you can do that with DashWare.
DashWare will work with video from all cameras on the market including GoPro, Sony Action Cam, Contour, ChaseCam, Liquid Motion, iPhone, Mobius, Drift and many more.
They include over 100 types of gauges like speedometers, tachometers, altimeters, glide ratio, and many more.
The Interface is extremely easy to use and adding these effects to your film is simple.
Access to features like this can be really expensive but the team at DashWare has kept it free for use.
DashWare is available as a desktop software.
4) GoPro Passenger App
GoPro app for drone owners and lovers. The GoPro Passenger App lets you use your phone to tap into the live view from a nearby Karma drone and see what it sees. You can also control the camera while the pilot focuses on flying.
The key features of the Karma Passenger App are watching the live first-person view from Karma, control camera tilt, modes and settings.
5) PowerDirector – Video Editor App, Best Video Maker
PowerDirector is considered to be one of the best video editing GoPro apps made by a third party. PowerDirector can be used for GoPro and other action cameras with over 875,000 downloads and a rating of 4.5.
PowerDirector is a powerful app with multiple track timelines, effects like slow motion, reverse video, voice-overs and many more.
Just like all other GoPro apps, you can crop, edit, change the background, rotate and split videos.
Once you complete your video you can share videos directly on YouTube, Facebook & more!
PowerDirector is GoPro App for android and they do not have an iPhone version yet. There are some alternatives to the PowerDirector for Iphones.
FilmoraGo prides itself on its easy to use interface. To use the app and make a film, all you have to do is select photos and videos from your gallery, pick a theme and add your favourite music, filters and effects and publish to your social media. With over 300,000 downloads and a rating of 4.2 comes highly recommended by many users.
7) Myk for GoPro Camera Control, Audio & Telemetry
What if you wanted to record audio with your GoPro, say maybe for a Vlog but you are worried about the audio quality. With the Myk GoPro app, you can now capture the moment with crystal clear audio, regardless of camera mounting location.
No need to mask your awesome videos with music, or post edited narration.
Myk for GoPro App turns your smartphone into a wireless microphone for your action camera.
When your GoPro records video, Myk will record audio. When finished, Myk will download a copy of the video file to the app, mix the audio and video, then place the finished file in your smartphone photo library
Myk for GoPro App is also a full video and camera management solution for your GoPro. View, control, download and manage your photos and videos with the fastest, most powerful and easiest app on the market.
We hope you found this article useful and use to to make some incredible travel films. If you do, you can always share it in our Facebook travel bloggers group.