Having issues importing GoPro Hero4 Black 4K files to Avid MC for further editing? No need to worry any more. This post introduces an easy and affordable GoPro Hero4 Video Converter to transcode Hero4 Black 4K files to DNxHD .mov for use in Avid system with optimum performance.
How can I work with GoPro Hero4 Black 4K footage in Avid MC7 smoothly?
“Hello, I made some 4K clips with my new GoPro Hero4 Black which I want to import to Avid MC 7 for editing. My issue is that Avid seems not to work well with Hero4 4K files, so I’m wondering if I need to transcode them before editing. If so which program is the best to do this? Any suggestions? I would be very grateful for all hints! Thanks.”
The GoPro Hero4 Black delivers best-in-class video at resolutions up to 4K at 30fps or 1080p at 120fps. If for some reason Avid won’t handle your GoPro Hero4 4K footage fluidly, you can consider transcoding GoPro Hero4 Black 4K footage to a format that is compatible with your editing app. Some universal transcoders may be able to convert GoPro Hero4 Black 4K MP4 video to other formats, such as HD Video Converter. With this app installed, you can easily convert GoPro Hero4 Black 4K media to DNxHD .mov for use in Avid system with optimum performance. More than DNxHD, it can also create AIC .mov, ProRes .mov, DV .avi, HDV, DVCPRO, etc. fitting for various NLEs, such as iMovie, FCE, FCP 6/7/X, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, After Effects, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, etc.
GoPro Hero4 and Avid – convert GoPro Hero4 Black 4K files footage to Avid editable DNxHD format
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a GoPro Hero4 4K Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start GoPro Hero4 Black 4K files to DNxHD MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported DNxHD MOV files for use in Avid apps with optimum performance.
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