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GoPro Studio for Mac V2.5.9/V2.0 Is Still Available to Download Here [with Download Links & Best Alternatives]
By A.J. McCann: Aug. 1, 2019

In early GoPro years, many GoPro owners got used to making quick edits with GoPro Studio on Mac or Windows. GoPro Studio is an advanced HD/4K video editing program for desktop whose installer was attached with the Quik package. But things changed since it was removed from Quik and reached its end-of-life for support in middle 2017. Customers couldn't get it from the official site ever since. Some calls on the GoPro team to bring it back, but only to get a disappointing reply - "There are no plans to offer Studio as a download again."

For computer users, Quik for desktop - the possible replacement of Studio, does offer some basic video editing features, such as video trimming, putting together hi-lights, adding background music into video and similar. It helps people create videos to share fast. But that's not enough for senior users who want to make more changes with the GoPro 4K/HD footages, for example altering the 4K 120fps video playback speed, controlling the fisheye, adding filters/subtitles, and using the Flux super slow-mo feature (Check GoPro Studio vs Quik). Therefore, quite many GoProers, either old and new, tend to search and download GoPro Studio for Mac and PC from other places.

So, it raises some key questions:

Q1. Is GoPro Studio (for Mac) still available now?

- Glad to tell for the time being, it is available as normal, but only workable for some systems.

Q2. Where can I download the .dmg file to edit 4K video on Mac?

- Well, you can use google to find the downloads. Alternatively, you can move on to download some hot versions in this page. We've listed several top download links from TechSpot, Softonic and Cnet, each of which is given a system requirement.

Q3. Is there any GoPro Studio alternative for Mac to recommend?

- Yes, more than one.

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You can edit (4K) video with this GoPro Studio for Mac alternative!
VideoProc - Edit GoPro Videos Easily

Supported OS: VideoProc is compatible well with Mac OS X 10.6 and above.

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Part 1 - Some GoPro Studio Download Links & System Requirement

GoPro support center discontinued to provide users the GoPro studio downoad, so we can only obtain the installer package from other software download sites or forums. Here we've collected some most commonly searched and downloaded URLs from different sites. Hopefully, you can get the one you want.

List of Top GoPro Studio for Mac Downloads

Version Number Size Download Sites Supported OS Download Link
2.5.9.2658 (It's actually a Windows version. The corresponding Mac version number should be 2.5.9.3372) 272MB TechSpot Not mentioned. (Estimated available for Mac OS X 10.8 or later.)
2.0.1.247.174 113MB Softonic Not mentioned. (Estimated available for Mac OS X 10.8 or later.)
2.0.0.237.130 115.35MB Cnet Not mentioned. (Estimated available for Mac OS X 10.8 or later.)
2.0.0.237 115.35MB mac.softwsp Mac OS X 10.8 or later.

[Official Answer] to Minimum System Requirements for GoPro Studio for Mac:
OS: Mac OS 10.10.X or later
CPU: Intel® Dual Core™ (Recommended: Intel Quad Core i7 or better)
Graphics Card: Any graphics card shipped with Intel® Dual Core™ Macs or better
(Recommended for 4K editing and playback: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better)
(Recommended Video RAM: 512 MB RAM or greater for video playback under 4K, 1GB RAM or greater for 4K playback)
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 768
RAM: 4GB
Hard Drive: 5400 RPM internal drive (Recommended: 7200 RPM drive or SSD. If external, use Thunderbolt, Firewire or USB 3.0)

Also read: Detailed User Guide on How to Edit GoPro Video with GoPro Studio

Note that from the GoPro Studio for Mac Update History released by GoPro, we can see that the latest GoPro Studio for Mac lies in 2.5.10. In other words, don't trust any fake download with the version number beyond 2.5.10, e.g. V2.7.0. You may just get a Quik app, an unknown tool or even a harmful virus.

Another note is that although GoPro support took Mac OS X 10.10 as the minimum system on the web, you can try to install and use it on OS X 10.8 or 10.9 to check whether it runs normally. If you fail to install GoPro Studio on your Mac OS X 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6, or even the one within its range like Mojave and Catalina, you are suggested to turn to some GoPro Studio alternative editors.

Part 2 - GoPro Studio for Mac Alternatives

GoPro Studio is a free entry-level video editor. Most of its users are very new to post-production. Also they might not be willing to pay for the powerful but expensive workstations like Adobe series, Lightroom, DaVVinci Resolve and such. If you are a frequent GoPro community visitor, you will notice that both the managers and GoPro shooters love to recommend iMovie and VSDC as the substitute of GoPro Studio for Mac. Here we will give another choice - VideoProc, in case iMovie and VSDC don't meet your taste or needs.

VideoProc is one-stop video processing software for both macOS and Windows, It is especially designed to handle large GoPro 4K videos and other video shots taken by mobiles, digital cameras and drones still. With it, you can take an overall control of your big 4K/2.7K/1080p GoPro footages in the following ways:

enhance gopro video quality by downsizing
● Basic 4K/HD Edits

Cut, trim, crop the content to remain the most wanted part;
Merge multiple video clips into a single one to share;
Split a long video into smaller pieces; Rotate and flip.

enhance gopro video quality by cutting/cropping
● Enhance GoPro Video Quality

Stabilize GoPro 4K shaky or blurry video to make it clearer;
Reduce or remove annoying background wind noise.
Correct fisheye lens distortion effect as you like.

enhance gopro video quality by defisheye
● Resize, Compress, Transcode

Resize/Compress large 4K UHD video to smaller size;
Transcode HEVC to H.264, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook etc.
Convert video clips to NTSC or PAL format for DVD buring.

enhance gopro video quality by speeding up video
● Other Toolbox

Slow down or speed up the video by changing the playback speed;
Add attracting filter effects, ready-made subtitles or watermark;
Force A/V sync; make 1:1 original screenshots or funny GIFs etc.

Despite the GoPro videos are born to highly compressed files, they still take large memory space, especially those large 4K (Protune), high-fps slow motion and time lapse videos. In view of this, VideoProc applies the unique Level-3 Hardware Acceleration powered by Intel®, AMD® and NVIDIA® GPUs to boost the 4K editing or transcodeing speed, delivering the user a buttery smooth post production experience with no quality sacrifice at all. (Free downlaod VideoProc Windows version here.)

VideoProc - cut video on mac
VideoProc - deshake video on mac
VideoProc - denoise video on mac
VideoProc - crop video on mac
VideoProc - convert format on mac

Final Words

Surely if your Studio performs well on your Mac and you are satisfy with the made-up movies, just forget these editor names. Despite everything, wish you guys obtain a simple but efficient video processing with GoPro Studio or other alternative editors.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A.J. McCann

A.J. McCann, started at Digiarty as a web editor and moved up to a tech writer later, focuses on giving all-around but lifestyle reviews & tips on hot gadgets, photography, multimedia post-production and related error solutions. Considering himself a master-of-none, he has a mania for daily reading covering a wide range of subjects. He also loves playing ball-games and practicing meditation in the leisure time.

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