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How to transcode GoPro Hero4 MP4 videos to Aperture 3 for editing?

September 8 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: In this article, you can get the detailed guides of encoding GoPro Hero4 MP4 videos to Apple Aperture 3 compatible codec for editing with the best converter.

How to transcode GoPro Hero4 MP4 videos to Aperture 3 for editing?

“I’m unable to import MP4 scenes from my GoPro Here 4. I get the error message “Unable to load content from specified folder/disk. Apple Aperture 3 does not support any content in the folder/disk.” My workaround had been to use the GoPro Cineform Studio to convert the MP4 files. But I failed. Any suggestions?”

With Aperture 3, you can use video and audio formats from many still cameras. The cameras listed  on the Apple-related website have been tested. From the website, you can clearly know Aperture 3 supported cameras and detailed formats. However, GoPro is not on the list. 

Therefore you’d better encode GoPro Hero4 MP4 to a more Aperture 3 editing-friendly format like Apple Prores MOV, which is the most compatible format for Aperture 3 according to my personal experience and client feedback. Here I recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to you, which is outstanding in the features of easy-to-use and fast conversion speed.


It not only can encode all kinds of MP4 files to Aperture 3 more compatible formats, but also can change other videos such as Blu-ray, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, FLV, MPEG, 3GP, VOB, Xvid, HD videos, 4K videos and more 200 popular formats to various NLEs like  FCE, FCP, Premiere Pro, Avid MC, iMovie, etc. It enables you to import and convert multiple video files on Mac system at one conversion, and you can set output folder according to your own needs. In general, it is an all-in-one video and audio converter, player, editor.

The following is a step-by-step guide on encoding MP4 to Aperture 3 supported format for editing. Now free download Gopro Hero4 MP4 to Aperture 3 Converter for Mac, install and launch the program. 



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How to transcode GoPro Hero 4 MP4 videos to Aperture 3 for editing?

Step 1. Load GoPro Hero4 MP4 files to Aperture 3 Converter for Mac.

Launch the GoPro Hero4 MP4 to Aperture 3 Converter for Mac and add the MP4 files to it. Keep your GoPro Hero 4 on and connect it to Mac; click “Add video” to load video clips or “Add from folder” to load the entire folder. 

Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes format for Aperture 3 

You will need to choose the output format for Apple Aperture 3. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s great for editing in Apple Aperture 3.


If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to customize output video bitrate, channels, frame rate, etc. In general, the higher video bit rate you choose, the larger output file size will it be; and vice versa.

Step 3. start conversion.

Now hit the big button to start converting GoPro Hero4 MP4 to AIC MOV for  Aperture 3 . After it completed, hit “Open” button to find the generated.

Once the conversion completed, click "Open Folder" to locate the converted video MP4 files. You can load GoPro Here4 MP4 video clips to Apple Aperture 3 for editing as you want, now you can have a try.

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