Monday, February 3, 2014

Best Workaround for Editing GoPro Hero 3 Videos on PC/Mac

The article shows you the best workaround for editing GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition videos on PC/Mac by transcoding GoPro Hero 3 MP4 to PC/Mac native format.

GoPro, the action camera maker, has refreshed its entire range, including the addition of the 4k-capable Hero 3 Black Edition. The GoPro HERO3 is described as 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. It is waterproof up to 60m, wearable and gear mountable. The camera-camcorder hybrid is capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second. If that isn't impressive enough, it is also Wi-Fi enabled.

For users who have tried to load 4K MP4 (H.264) video from GoPro Hero3 Black for editing, you may have found 4K video can't be imported in many editors on PC/Mac successfully. For example, could you directly import your GoPro videos to FCP X, etc. Or uplaod GoPro videos on YouTube/Vimeo?

I'm basically going to be mainly filming me doing downhill mountain biking, and also some other sports with the Gopro Hero 3 Black Edition. And later I did some editing work with the mp4 recordings, first it was fine but then very choppy. How can I get the problem fixed? Wanting suggestions on what video editing software to pick up to start making my own videos smoothly.

Why does it happen? This is because 4K video is not a supported file format for import by the time-line based video editing application. To natively import 4K video, the best method is convert GoPro Hero 3 MP4 video to PC/Mac with best codec for editing software.

Then what software can help with the workflow for editing GoPro Hero 3 mp4 video on PC/Mac without rendering?

Here Pavtube HD Video Converter for Windows/Mac is a top GoPro Hero 3 Video Converter which can transcode GoPro Hero 3 MP4 recordings to best format for Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Premiere, Avid, Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker, etc on Windows PC and FCP X, FCP 6/7, Avid, iMovie and Final Cut Express, etc on Mac. Now you can follow the steps below to convert GoPro Hero 3 videos on PC/Mac for editing.

1.Install GoPro Hero 3 Converter for Win/Mac, and then load the mp4 files from GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition camera. You can drag several files to the program directly.


2.Choose output format.

Hit the Format box, on the dropdown menu

For Mac users:
For example, select "Final Cut Pro"->"Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)". for editing in FCP 6/7/X.

If you need to edit in iMovie, please choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).

And for Avid MC, please choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov).

For Windows users:
you can choose "AVI/WMV/MPEG-2" as output format for editing with Sony Vegas/Pinnacle/Premiere/Avid/Cyberlink/Windows Movie Maker.

3. Do some settings as you want, like output resolution and bitrate.

4.Transcode GoPro Hero 3 videos to compatible format for editing.

At last, hit the "Convert" button to transcode GoPro Hero mp4 clip on PC/Mac.

With this GoPro Hero 3 video converter, you can easily change GoPro Hero 3 mp4 video files to PC/Mac in Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Premiere, Avid, Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker, FCP X, iMovie or Avid MC for editing. This software runs fast, so you can convert your MP4 footages in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed.

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