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How to Import and Edit GoPro Hero 4 4K with Davinci Resolve?

The GoPro Hero 4, one of the new models in GoPro's popular actioncame line, adds 4K recording at up to 30 frames per second. As for the recording video format, the GoPro Hero 4 captures 4K video with MP4 file format compressed with H.264 codec.

Workflow of GoPro Hero 4 4K H.264 with Davinci Resolve

People who try to render footage with H.264 with Davinci Resolve complains that the rendering process is very slow and Resolve's H.264 performance is very bad. The main reason is that H.264 is designed as a delivery codec, and not a production codec, it is CPU processor intensive to decode when reading, writing and encoding. Therefore, it is not recommended to H.264 codec in a production workflow. There is nothing you can do to make it read or write faster than more efficient production codecs.

Best way to load GoPro Hero 4 4K to Davinci Resolve

To get the best workflow of GoPro Hero 4 4K video with Davinci Resolve, you are recommended to edit GoPro Hero 4 4K with Davinci Resolve best supported editing formats: DPX, CIN, EXR, QuickTime, ProRes, DNxHD and MXF. Here, you can easily generate some of above listed codec such as QuickTime, Prores or DNxHD with a professional program called Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan) with fast conversion speed and perfect output quality.

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Apart from converting GoPro Hero 4 4K for Davinci Resolve, you can also use the program to transcode and upload GoPro Hero 4 4K to YouTube/Vimeo, play GoPro Hero 4k video on QuickTime or 4K TV, etc.

Step by step to Convert GoPro Hero 4 4K files for Davici Resolve Best Editing Workflow

Step 1: Load GoPro Hero 4 4K files into the program.

Start the program on your Mac computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to load GoPro Hero 4 4K files into the program from your Mac local drive.

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.

Step 3: Edit video. (Optional).

Before loading your video into Davinci Resolve for professional video editing, you can complete some basic video editing task with the program's built-in video editing function. Check an item to active the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Step 5: Begin the conversion process.
After all the settings are done, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from GoPro Hero 4 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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