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Solve GoPro Hero6 H.265 to Premiere/Avid/Sony Vegas Importing Issues

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GoPro Hero6 Black delivers 2x the performance of HERO5 with 4K60 video and the best image quality yet. However, the problem that filmmaker considered is that how to import these outstanding 4K HEVC videos from GoPro Hero6 into Adobe Premiere, Avid MC, Sony Vegas or other NLEs for editing smoothly. Well, follow this article, you can learn the GoPro Hero6 to Premiere/Avid/Sony Vegas best workflow.

First let's look at some common issues quoted as below:

Q1. Adobe Premiere Elements 15 and GoPro Hero6

"I was hoping someone could offer a solution to an issue I am having with Adobe Premiere Elements 15 and GoPro Hero 6 video in 4K60fps. I upload all the files to my computer but cannot drop them into Adobe Premiere Elements 15 without getting the error message that this type of file is not supported, or the required codec is not installed."

Q2. GoPro Hero6 HEVC in Avid Media Composer

"I've just bought an Hero 6 Black the 4K and higher fps shooting modes are are HEVC encoded, so if you want to access those you'll need to update to macOS High Sierra. Since we "cant" upgrade to HS yest how are people dealing with higher frame rates and resolutions. The avid browser seems very picky on what it will, and will not link to, from where I could then transcode into an editing codec."

Q3. GoPro Hero6 video in Sony Vegas Pro

"I just recently got a GoPro Hero6 black and recorded a bunch of quadding footage. Now my issue is editing with Sony Vegas Pro 15, when throwing some video on the tracks, its just ridiculously laggy."

As you see, users are hard to work GoPro Hero6 4K videos in Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer and Sony Vegas Pro. That's totally caused by the high frame rate and H.265 (HEVC) codec.

The GoPro Hero6 is recording at 4K60fps and using the H.265/HEVC (.MP4) video file format and although it looks amazing, it is also currently not supported by Adobe Premiere, Vegas Pro or Avid Media Composer. Here our suggestion is to try converting GoPro Hero6 file to some other format like MPEG2 for Premiere/Vegas, DNxHD for Avid using a third-party software like Brorsoft Video Converter.

This video converter program can deal with 4K60 HEVC files professionally. With it, you can transcode GoPro Hero6 H.265 MP4 to DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere/Vegas Pro with least quality loss. Besides, this converter is also available to customize the output resolutions, bitrate, frame rate to you want. If you are working on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Download the tool and start the Hero6 4K video conversion.

Download GoPro Hero6 Video Converter:

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READ MORE: GoPro Hero6 to Final Cut Pro

Convert and Import GoPro Hero6 H.265 to Premiere/Avid/Sony Vegas

Step 1. Install the video converter for GoPro Hero6 and run it. Drag the 4K .mp4 files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.

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Step 2. Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing GoPro HEVC footage in Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere.

a. For importing Hero6 video to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas, you can choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output format.

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b. To edit Hero6 video in Avid MC, you are recommended to choose "Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)" as the target format.

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Step 3. If you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels, please turn to "Settings" page.

Step 4. Hit the convert button; it will start converting Hero6 H.265 footage for importing to Avid, Vegas Pro and Adobe Premiere. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for editing in Premiere/Avid/Vegas perfectly.

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