You’ve got yourself a brand new GoPro Hero 6 and recorded some clips at 4K at 60 frames per second. It may be rather frustrating when you find that you can’t watch the GoPro Hero 6 footage on your phone, on your computer…You may be regretted a purchase of GoPro Hero 6. No need to worry, the following article will explore what the deal is with H.265 file on the new GoPro Hero 6 cameras.
Simple introduction of GoPro Hero 6 H.265 format
The new format H.265 used by GoPro Hero 6 also known as High Efficiency Video Coding or HEVC, actually better than the previous format, h.264, AVC or Advanced Video Coding. It’s better because it allows the camera to capture high resolutions and high frame rates and still maintain a high-quality image once it’s compressed.
The good news is that some new phone like iPhone 7/7 Plus/X/XR/XS/XS Max or new computer that runs Windows 10. For Mac users, you will need a MacBook that’s 2016 or newer or a 2015 one that is updated to the High Sierra Operating System.
Solution to fix GoPro Hero 6 H.265 footage not working
However, if your phone or computer are not up this new standard, then the best way is to convert H.265 to H.264 if you wish to play and edit the GoPro Hero 6 footage on your phone or computer. Here, you can easily get the job done with a free piece of software called Handbrake with the steps below:
Step 1: Download Handbrake from its official website. Install and open it.
Step 2: Click Source button to load H.265/HEVC video file.
Step 3: Next click Browse button to set a target folder to store the converted H.264 video.
Step 4: Choose MP4 or MKV as the output video container.
Step 5: Then hit Video tab to select H.264 (x264) video codec as the output and adjust other video settings like frame rate, bit rate, etc.
Step 6: Hit Start button on the top left to start converting H.265/HEVC to H.264 with Handbrake on Windows or Mac.
Encoding H.265 to H.264 with Handbrake can be very time consuming since it uses CPU, if you are looking for a more efficient way to complete the work, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program supports hardware encoding acceleration, you can get up to 6x H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic cards that support Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.
The application supports batch conversion mode, you can load multiple H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time. To get the best output file quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc.
For Mac user, you can switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.
Tips: Hardware encoding acceleration is only available for the Windows version.
Step by Step to Convert H.265 to H.264 with Pavtube Video Converter
Step 1: Load H.265 video files
Drag your files into this H.265 HEVC Video Converter, with “File” > “Add video” you can load them with individual clips, or with “Add from folder” you can import them with a complete folder. Batch conversion is also available.
Step 2: Convert your H.265 videos into H.264
Go to the format bar to choose “HD Video”>”H.264 HD Video”(*.mp4)”.
Step 3: Edit H.265 HEVC video files – Optional
There are still some popular functional items we can take around on the main interface, for example, in the “Edit” button, we have offered you the “Trim” to decide the video length, “Crop” to remove the unwanted edges, “Subtitles” to add some extra explanations? More you can have a try here.
Step 4. Start H.265 to H.264 Conversion
Click Browse to specify a destination folder to save the converted video file. Hit “Convert” button to start to convert HEVC/H.265 to H.264/AVC on Windows or Mac with this high-class H.265 converter at lightning speed.
Even though H.265 is superior to H.264 based on demand, quality, size or compression rate, H.264 is much suitable for normal usage. By using Pavtube Video Converter to convert H.265 to H.264, you will have lots of options to watch videos and its time saving too.