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GoPro Studio Download – What happened to GoPro Studio?

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While GoPro no longer offers a GoPro Studio Download link on their website now, it is possible to download GoPro Studio from an alternate source? But what happened to GoPro Studio anyway?

What happened to the GoPro Studio download? On their FAQ page, GoPro has posted that GoPro Studio will no longer be available to download. This free video editing platform has been completely discontinued and is no longer bundled with the “Quik” download.

In GoPro’s words, “…GoPro Studio has reached its end-of-life for support.”

GoPro Studio Download for Windows

If you’re looking for a GoPro Studio download for Windows, it looks like this guy has a bunch of versions of GoPro Studio to download. I don’t necessarily recommend doing this, but there it is if you want it. I don’t see a Mac version on that page.

To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t know why you’d want to continue using a piece of software that’s a buggy as GoPro Studio is/was! There are lots of options out there for GoPro video editing, so if you’re into that, continue reading.

Best GoPro Studio Alternatives

GoPro Studio has been buggy, crashy, and frustrating (especially for PC users) for quite awhile now, and while I was hoping they’d continue to improve the software (for the users’ sake), it looks like they’ve done the opposite.

The good news is, there are TONS of alternative options to GoPro Studio for Mac and PC users. In fact, many free or less than $100. (The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking our links. Read my disclosure policy here.)

VIDEO: Best GoPro Editing Software Options

GoPro Studio Alternatives for Mac

iMovie is free and you probably already have it on your Mac! If you're looking to get started learning iMovie, here's a great tutorialPremiere Elements ($99 but goes on sale A LOT) I love Premiere Elements because it's set up for different levels of video editing experiences. Plus, it comes from Adobe, the creator of world-class video editing platform, Premiere ProFilmora from Wondershare is also a popular choice for beginners.

Final Cut Pro as an option for more advanced editing as well, although I prefer Premiere Pro.

GoPro Studio Alternatives for Windows

Premiere Elements is also available for PC users, and this is actually my #1 favorite for PC users right now. Again, I really like Premiere Elements because it's geared for beginners but has a more advanced workflow available as well. Premiere Pro also works great for PC users! Filmora from Wondershare is also a popular choice for beginners who use Windows. Some other editors that are Windows-only include PowerDirectorPinnacle StudioMagix, and Vegas (which used to be a Sony platform, but it's now owned by Magix).

You might also be interested in more posts related to GoPro stuff and video editing software:

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So what does this mean for you if you already have GoPro Studio? It sounds like you can continue to use it. The latest version is 2.5... hopefully yours is up to date! Let me know in the comments if you're still using GoPro Studio or if you've switched to another GoPro editing platform?

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Saturday 9th of February 2019

I use GoPro Studio 2.5.7. I did upgrade to the latest Studio version, but I hated it and went back to 2.5.7. Studio will remove fisheye and convert to Cineform. After Studio editing, I will use iMovie if necessary to stabilize or do other editing. I will also use an older version of iMovie that will add chapter markers.

Manfred Leuenberger

Monday 28th of January 2019

Dear Meridith I stopped using GoPro 5 because the software Studio is not working anymore. On your recommondation I tried VSDC but it's too complicated for me, using a software only one ore twice a year. Have you another recommondation for a frustrated user? I would appreciate very much your advice Best regards Manfred Leuenberger, Switzerland

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Saturday 29th of December 2018

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Wednesday 11th of October 2017

[…] (or used to have) a video editing platform called GoPro Studio, but as of August 2017, they have discontinued making this software available for download. If you already have it, it should still work fine–or, at least, it should work as […]


Sunday 1st of October 2017

I mainly used GOPro studio to convert to Cineform. So how do we convert to Cineform now? Or is that the “old” way of doing it?

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