How to edit Hero6 240fps HEVC in DaVinci Resolve?

What’s the best work-flow between GoPro Hero6 240fps HEVC footage and DaVinci Resolve? If you get stuck in importing Hero6 240fps H.264 files into Resolve, this post may help you out. It explains a way of transcoding Hero6 240fps HEVC media to DNxHD or ProRes codec for use in DaVinci Resolve smoothly.
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GoPro Hero6 240fps HEVC files don’t show up in DaVinci Resolve, how to fix?
“Hi there, I just purchased a GoPro Hero 6 to shoot 240 fps HEVC (H.265) videos. I copied the 240 fps HEVC files to my computer, but I cannot open them with DaVinci Resolve, and there isn’t any way to see or edit the files. When I bought the camera didn’t expect to have unusable files. Even GoPro Studio and Quik cannot open these files, totally stuck. Is there anything I can do to get DaVinci Resolve accepting Hero6 240fps HEVC files? Thanks for any help.”

Transcoding Hero6 240fps HEVC footage to DNxHD or ProRes codec would be a workable solution. The following guide shows the detail.

How to convert Hero6 240fps HEVC footage to DNxHD/ProRes for editing with DaVinci Resolve?

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 DaVinci Resolve Converter.

Step 2: Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.
edit Hero6 240fps HEVC in DaVinci Resolve

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)

If you are on a Mac computer, you can also choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target under ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue. The ProRes codec will also work well with DaVinci Resolve.
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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 DaVinci Resolve supported format. 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 Resolve for further editing smoothly.

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