Summary: This article gives you a workaround to import and edit GoPro Hero4 4K .MP4 Footage in DaVinci Resolve with smooth workflow.
GoPro HERO4 now has ability to capture 4K at 30 fps (4K30), allows you to move beyond HD when recording POV style footage either wearing the camera or mounting it in a number of creative ways. As the old version, GoPro HD Hero4 records video in H.264 codec, .mp4 file format.
However, there are some problems such as not showing the video but audio only, unsupported file type when playing & editing GoPro Hero4 video in Davinci Resolve, especially in 4K. So, how to work with GoPro Hero4 4k video to Davinci Resolve beautifully?
Well, according to our multiple testing, we found two main basic reasons behind there. The Gopro Hero 4 recorded 4K MP4 videos is a compressed output format, but not ideal for editing in NLE system. What' more, Davinci Resolve 12, 11 can handle (usually) 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. The easy workaround to edit GoPro 4K MP4 videos in Davinci Resolve is to convert the 4K MP4 to a more editing-friendly format for Davinci Resolve. If you're a professional users, you must know that the most suitable format is MOV which is encoded by DNxHD codec. Therefore, a Mac 4K to DNxHD Converter can be a good assistant.
To change GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 files, you can adopt Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac to get help. With this Gopro video converter, you can effortlessly transcode Gopro Hero4 4K MP4 to DNxHD encoded MOV, which will creat a Davinci Resolve friendly file format keeping the Gopro original quality. Besides DaVinci Resolve, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere and more NLE systems for native editing. Windows uers can turn to the Windows version here.
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GoPro Hero4 and Davinci Resolve workflow - how to convert GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 to Davinci Resolve editable format?
Download and install Pavtube HD Video Converter on your Mac (compatible Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and lower versions). Run this program immediately.
Step 1: Load GoPro Hero4 4K .mp4 videos
Launch the Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, and you may either click “Add video” button to import 4k .mp4 files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program. If you'd like to combine multiple GoPro Hero4 4K files to be a single file, you can tick the check box “Merge into one file”.
Step 2: Select Resolve readable format
Click the “Format” to select output format. Choose “Avid Media Compose > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as the output format.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.
Step 3: Converting GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 video files to Davinci Resolve
After all the necessary setting have been done, click the “Start conversion” button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 to DNxHD .mov. Finally, launch Davinci Resolve. Find the file in the Library panel, and then double click your clip or Right-click and select “Add into Media Pool.” Now the clip is added to your Media Pool. You can also import entire directors or a range of clips into the Media Pool.
Hope you easy edit GoPro Hero4 4K .mp4 videos in Davinci Resolve!
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