While GoPro no longer offers a GoPro Studio Download link on their website now, is it possible to download GoPro Studio from an alternate source? But what happened to GoPro Studio anyway?
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GoPro Studio Download for Windows
What happened to the GoPro Studio download? According to their FAQ page, GoPro has posted that GoPro Studio will no longer be available to download. The GoPro Studio, a free video editing platform, has been completely discontinued and it is no longer bundled with the “Quik” download.
As GoPro officially stated, “…GoPro Studio has reached its end-of-life for support.”
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 though.
To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t know why anyone would want to continue using a piece of software that’s as buggy as GoPro Studio was! I’ve listed down some alternatives that you can use for GoPro video editing, keep reading if you’re interested.
Best GoPro Studio Alternatives
Since it was first released, GoPro Studio has been buggy, crashy, and frustrating, especially for PC users. Though I was hoping they’d continue to improve the software (for the users’ sake), it looks like they’ve done the complete opposite.
The good news is, there are TONS of alternative options to GoPro Studio for Mac and PC users. In fact, many are free or less than $100.
Video Editor Alternatives for Mac
iMovie is free and you probably already have it on your Mac! Here’s a great tutorial that you can check out if you want to learn more about iMovie. Another one is Premiere 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 the world-class video editing platform, Premiere Pro.
Moreover, Filmora from Wondershare is also a popular choice for beginners. Final Cut Pro is an option for more advanced editing as well, although I prefer Premiere Pro.
Video Editor 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. Other GoPro editors that are exclusively for Windows only include PowerDirector, Pinnacle Studio, Magix, and Vegas (which used to be a Sony platform, but it’s now owned by Magix).
You might also be interested in this other post related to GoPro stuff: Finding the Right GoPro Memory Card
Continue Using GoPro Studio?
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?
Related: Which GoPro Video Editor are Best for Beginners?