Display: 6.5/10

GoPro Hero5 Session comes with a monochrome display located on the top which only gives us limited information about what is the mode you are shooting in, along with the number of shots left considering you are in ‘Photo mode’ or the amount of time left in terms of hours or minutes while shooting a video depending on the storage space.

GoPro Hero5 Session

Other indicators include the all important battery indicator and an indicator to tell you if the Voice command mode is turned on or not.

Software: 8.5/10

GoPro has launched a healthy ecosystem of software to compliment its hardware. This includes the GoPro Quik to organise and edit the videos and photos for both Android as well as Windows desktop. One thing to note is that the Desktop version is a bit segregated where ‘Edit’ view is different than that of ‘View’ mode.

GoPro Quik
GoPro Quik

You need to login to your GoPro account to start managing your media. The editing capabilities provided in Quik are limited to a certain extent in comparison to the capabilities given by GoPro Studio. however, the desktop app comes with its own set of problems. The first one being that the desktop app, GoPro Studio threw the ‘Out of memory’ error a number of times even if I had sufficient RAM as well as storage on my system. The app flagged file format incompatible despite the file being straight out of the Hero5 Session. The company needs to improve its desktop apps.

GoPro Quik Android

Quik for Android seems to boast a large number of features in comparison to its desktop counterpart. The app has built-in templates where you only have to choose the videos and the title of the video. But one problem that I ran into during my testing was the fact that while using the mobile app, transferring an hour long 4K video would eat up mobile storage for editing and the output was low resolution despite enabling the export in full resolution option.

GoPro Quik Android

The app then presents you with different styles where transitions, design changes, text and music is already applied to the videos selected in the previous step. The user can change all aspects of the video right from the length of the video to the style, arrangement, music, font style, filters and other things. The company has a separate app, GoPro Capture to shoot, transfer and manage the videos to the smartphone though a hotspot connection.

GoPro Capture Android

Publish date: April 12, 2017 10:05 am| Modified date: April 12, 2017 10:10 am

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