Renowned action cam manufacturer, Go Pro, has rolled out a new feature to its Go Pro Mobile app called QuikStories. As the name suggests, the feature automatically creates a ready to share clip within minutes by using shots captured on your GoPro Hero5 series cameras. The new feature is now available on both iOS and Android platforms. That said, it only supports the company’s GoPro Hero5 range of action cams for now.
“QuikStories is our biggest leap forward since the invention of the GoPro itself. QuikStories is the simple storytelling solution our customers have been dreaming about for years. It’s an absolute game changer,” said says GoPro founder and CEO, Nicolas Woodman.
In order for it to work users would need to update their Hero5 action camera to the latest firmware upgrade. Also, you’ll need the latest versions of the GoPro and Quik apps installed on your system. Also, users need to ensure that both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled as files transfers happen via Bluetooth.
Once you starting shooting footage on your GoPro Hero5, you’ll get a pop-up asking whether you’d want to enable syncing footage. One you press ‘Get it’, videos and images shot within the past 72 hours will start syncing onto your smartphone. You also have the option to turn the auto syncing option off in the settings if required. That said, clips imported have a lifespan of seven days, therefore if you want a particular clip to stay, you’ll have to manually save it.
GoPro advises Hero5 series users to shoot at a 1080p resolution as the QuickStores will automatically get converted to a 720p video file. Besides, users can also throw in videos and photos from their existing collection to the QuickStories video clip. The app will send users a notification when a story is ready. Before saving and sharing it, you can also customize it.
Users can choose from a wide array of transition effects, along with the ability to insert text into parts of the clip, add a background track along with a variety of filters. It’s also worth noting that only photos and videos captured the standard mode can be used while videos and photos shot time-lapse or burst modes cannot be used.