GoPro HD is the world's first true 1080P HD and best selling wearable camera to record sporting and other activities. The latest GoPro Hero4 Black allows you to record at up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing GoPro (4K) footage to Adobe Premiere Pro (Adobe PP CC included). If you're in such a situation, you can read on to learn more. In this article, you will learn what's the reason and how to edit GoPro video files in Premeire Pro CC/CS smoothly.
The GoPro HD records in MPEG-4 and outputs its files as .MP4 files (the container). Files are compressed using the h.264 codec. So the files you are getting out of GoPro HD are suited to be delivered as is, which is usually not ideal for editing. Therefore you will encounter problems when ingesting GoPro MP4 files to Premiere Pro CC, CS6 or CS5 , either stretched and distorted or requires constant rendering, let alone the 4K footage from GoPro Hero4 Black. To make GoPro video files compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro, the easy workaround is to convert GoPro MP4 to MPG/WMV/MOV, something that ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5.
Along with some help from third-party software, it can be done effortlessly. Here I share a simple guide on how to convert GoPro HD MP4 files for Adobe Premiere Pro editing smoothly. If you’re facing the issues, read on to find the answer.
Downloading the App- Brorsoft Video Converter
Overall, the program is the best Video Converter for GoPro HD footage. With this Gopro video converter, you can effortlessly transcode Gopro MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format keeping the Gopro orginal quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas, Premiere Element, AVI for Pinnacle Studio and more NLE systems for native editing. For Mac users, Video Converter Mac is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Convert/Import GoPro HD Hero2/Hero3 MP4 files to Premiere Pro
Step 1: Add Gopro MP4 video files
Install and launch the GoPro HD MP4 converter and load source MP4 clips to it.
Step 2: Choose output format
Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.
Tip - Profile Settings:
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3: Start GoPro MP4 video conversion
Click “Convert” button to start encoding Gopro HD MP4 video to MPG/MOV/WMV for importing to Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted GoPro MP4 files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing
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