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Is It Necessary to Convert GoPro Videos for Premiere Pro (CC, CS6, CS5, CS4)?

When you shoot GoPro videos, you might want to import GoPro videos to Premiere Pro including Premiere Pro (CC, CS6, CS5, CS4) for editing. Before the import, many people like to convert GoPro video file. But the truth is that we can put GoPro video straight into Premiere Pro. Is there really any need to convert GoPro videos before importing into Adobe Premiere pro?

Is It Necessary to Convert GoPro Videos for Premiere Pro (CC, CS6, CS5, CS4)?

Before answer the question, the best is to test it by yourself. On my PC, I import an original GoPro’s memory card .mp4 clip to Premiere Pro CC. Then I use Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to convert a GoPro video to MOV to import Premiere Pro CC. Both the files are 1080p@30fps.

At first glance, they look very similar and you can tell the difference any more. But later, when I start to play them on Premiere timeline, I did notice that the original GoPro compressed (.mp4) file did get a little laggy when switching back and forth. And there is also a tiny bit on .mov files. But the compressed file was a lot worse.

So, I think it is necessasy to convert GoPro video for Premiere Pro. But the condition is that you need to edit multiple GoPro clips in Premiere Pro. If you only need to edit one quick clip, you don't waste time on the conversion.

How to Convert GoPro Video to Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4?

You also can use Pavtube Video Converter for Mac I used above to transcode GoPro video to Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4. With this Gopro video converter software, you can effortlessly transcode Gopro MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV that are the most compatible format with Premiere Pro. Of course, you also can create an Adobe Premiere friendly DV AVI, MP4, etc file format and do fine for keeping the Gopro quality the same. You can configure video encoder, video resolution, video frame rate, video bit rate, audio codec, audio sample rate, audio bitrate, audio channel to adjust your video to the one that is most compatible with Premiere Pro so that you can play and edit it in Premiere Pro without any laggy and other hassles.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac comes with rudimentary editing functions that authentically make a difference when it comes to cropping, trimming or applying effects and watermarks. The Crop tab sanctions users to cull an area of the video stream and expeditiously preview the incipient video as the adjustments take place.

For Windows users, please use Pavtube Video Converter. Now download the right version below to start to convert GoPRO Video to Premiere Pro 2017, CC, CS6, CS5, CS4.


Getting Start to Convert GoPro Video to Premiere Pro

Step 1: Load Gopro Camera video files

Install and launch Pavtube GoPro Video Converter on your Mac and load source GoPro MP4 clips to it. You can import MP4 clips to the program through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button. "Drag-and-Drop" feature and batch conversion is also supported.


Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro preferred format

Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV, MP4 formats are the good choice as well. You also can choose DV NTSC AVI video, or DV PAL AVI video in "DV" category.

mpeg-2 VIDEO

Tip - Profile Settings: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Start converting GoPro to Premiere friendly video format

Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Gopro MP4 video to MPEG-2 files for importing to Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files.

Import converted GoPro files into Premiere Pro

When you get converted GoPro files in output folder, ycan import the files to Premiere Pro. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose "File > Import to import any file. If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, press Command+I to open the standard Import dialog.

import video to Premiere

What Else Can Pavtube Video Converter for Mac Help You?

HEVC to Premiere ProConvert HEVC/H.265 video to make you edit H.265/HEVC in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4.

H.264 to Premiere Pro: Make Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 accept all H.264 codec video files.

DNxHD MXF to Premiere Pro: Convert DNxHD MXF video files to compatible with Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4.

XDCAM MXF to Premiere Pro: Enable people to import and edit XDCAM MXF files in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4.

iPhone to Premiere Pro - Transcode your iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6 plus, etc recorded video to Premiere Pro CC, CS6.

FLV/F4V to Premiere Pro - Teach you how to Re-encode or Rewrap FLV/F4V to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4.

DivX/XviD to Premiere Pro - Re-encode DivX, XviD encoded AVI to Premiere Pro (CC, CS6, CS5, CS4) supported DV AVI.

M4V to Premiere Pro - Reformat M4V video to Premiere Pro (CC, CS6, CS5, CS4) for importing and editing.

AVI to Premiere Pro - Change DivX AVI, XviD AVI, AVC MPEG-4 AVI to Premiere Pro supported DV AVI or MPEG-2.

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