Avid Media Composer won’t import GoPro Hero6 240fps HEVC files

Cannot figure out a way to import Hero6 240fps HEVC files into Avid Media Composer? Transcoding is the way to go. Check out a quick guide on how to convert Hero6 240fps HEVC footage to DNxHD for use in Avid Media Composer fluidly.
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How do you work with GoPro Hero6 240fps HEVC (H.265) video in Avid MC?
“I have recorded a bundle of 240fps HEVC (H.265) footage with my new GoPro Hero6. My issue is that I can’t get Avid MC to open these files. Do I have to transcode Hero6 240 fps H.265 (HEVC) into a codec that will work with MC? Does anyone have a work-flow to suggest??? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks and best regards.”

GoPro Hero6 240fps HEVC footage is going to be an issue in Avid Media Composer but there’s a way around that. You are recommended transcoding Hero6 240fps H.265 video to DNxHD codec first before you start editing in Avid MC. Here’s how.

How to encode Hero6 240fps HEVC to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter (simply download the proper version depending on your computer’s OS)
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Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a GoPro Hero 6 HEVC to Avid Converter.

Step 2: Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.
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Step 3: Select output format
Navigate to the “Profile” bar, and choose ‘Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)’ as output under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column. (See the screenshot above)

Step 4: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ panel pops up, on which you are able to modify video and audio settings like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 5: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding Hero 6 240 fps HEVC H.265 files to Avid MC supported DNxHD files. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in Avid Media Composer for further editing smoothly.

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