Importing GoPro Hero5 4K to DaVinci Resolve for editing

Importing GoPro Hero5 4K to DaVinci Resolve for editing

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The GoPro Hero5 is the second action camera from GoPro, after the Hero4 Silver, to feature a touch screen on the back. The Hero4 came in two variants, Silver and Black. The Silver had fewer cool video modes but included that user-friendly touchscreen. The Black had all the great video modes, like shooting at 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 120fps. 

 

The GoPro 4K videos in MPEG-4 and outputs its files as .MP4 files (the container). The 4K MP4 files are compressed using the h.264 codec. So the 4K MP4 files you are getting out of GoPro Hero4 are suited to be delivered as is, which is usually not ideal for editing. Therefore you will encounter problems when ingesting GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 files to Davinci Resolve, either stretched and distorted or requires constant rendering. To make GoPro Hero4 4K video files compatible with Davinci Resolve, the easy workaround is to convert GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 to Davinci Resolve supported format DNxHD MOV.


To convert GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 files to Davinci Resolve supported format, you can try Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. With which you can not only rewrap and transcode GoPro (4K) MP4 to DNxHD codec for Davinci Resolve, but also convert GoPro 4K MP4 to Apple ProRes Codec for Final Cut Pro, AIC Codec for iMovie and Final Cut Express, MPEG-2 Codec for Adobe Premiere, WMV for Movie Maker etc. Just get the professional GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 to DNxHD Converter and follow the tutorial to convert GoPro 4K videos for editing in Davinci Resolve smoothly. Windows user just get Pavtube HD Video Converter to convert GoPro Hero5 4K to DaVinci Resolve editable format on Windows (Windows 10 included). 

*Hot search 1: GoPro Hero 5 4K to FCP X 
*Hot search 3: GoPro Hero5 4K to Premiere Pro 
*Hot search 2: GoPro Hero5 4K videos to YouTube 

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Tutorial: Basic steps to Convert a GoPro Hero5 4K video to DaVinci Resolve 

Step 1: Import 4K files. 

Install and launch the 4K video converter. Then you can add the 4K videos from your Hero5 to the program by clicking Add button or directly drag and drop. 

 

Step 2: Specify output file format. 

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Davinci Resolve best supported editing codec such as “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” from “Avid Media Composer” main category menu extended list. 

 

Tips: 

A: Adjust the video, audio settings 

After several attempts, we get know Youtube’s maximum 4K bitrate is 45Mbps and it doesn’t work with 60fps 4k video well. You can set the video frame rate like 24fps. If you don’t want to spend long time uploading a 4k video to YouTube, you can downscale 4K to 1080p if you need. 

B: Edit/Split your GoPro Hero5 4K video 

Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want. 

Step 3: Begin the conversion process. 

After all the settings are done, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from GoPro Hero5 4K video to Davinci Resolve DNxHD conversion process. When the conversion is comppleted, feel free to load converted files to Davinci Resolve for best editing workflow. 

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