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.
Supported OS: VideoProc is compatible well with Mac OS X 10.6 and above.
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|
|126.96.36.19958 (It's actually a Windows version. The corresponding Mac version number should be 188.8.131.5272)||272MB||TechSpot||Not mentioned. (Estimated available for Mac OS X 10.8 or later.)|
|184.108.40.206.174||113MB||Softonic||Not mentioned. (Estimated available for Mac OS X 10.8 or later.)|
|220.127.116.11.130||115.35MB||Cnet||Not mentioned. (Estimated available for Mac OS X 10.8 or later.)|
|18.104.22.168||115.35MB||mac.softwsp||Mac OS X 10.8 or later.|
[Official Answer] to Minimum System Requirements for GoPro Studio for Mac:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 transcoding speed, delivering the user a buttery smooth post production experience with no quality sacrifice at all. (Free downlaod VideoProc Windows version here.)
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.
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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