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Edit GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 in DaVinci Resolve

October 9 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: If you can't open Gopro 4K video .mp4 files on DaVinci Resolve, it might be the format codec issue. This article explains how to make Gopro 4K videos compatible with DaVinci Resolve on Mac.

GoPro HD is the world's first true HD and best selling wearable camera to record sporting and other activities. The latest GoPro Hero4 Black allows you to record at up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second.The new GoPro Hero4 Session is a considerably more compact action camera than previous models GoPro Hero4 Black, Hero 4 Silver. It is a great enjoyment to edit them in editing software like DaVinci Resolve.

Well, as the previous mode, the GoPro Hero4 still records videos in H.264 codec, .mp4 file format. Something turns to be frustrated; the H.264 MP4 footages from GoPro Hero4 Session are not accepted by DaVinci Resolve. Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed to import your GoPro Hero4 Session 4K MP4 to DaVinci Resolve for smoothly editing.

To change GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 files, you can adopt Pavtube Video Converter for Mac .The Mac to get help. It is a professional yet easy-to-use tool to help you finish the 4K MP4 to Davinci Resolve conversion on Mac. Besides, this powerful converter also has the ability to encode 4K videos to iMovieAvid Media ComposerFCP, FCE, Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, and more. 

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Guide on how to make GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 video reable by Davinci Resolve

Step 1: Load GoPro Hero4 4K videos

click "Add video" button to import 4k .mp4 files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program. If you'd like to combine multiple GoPro Hero4 4K files to be a single file, you can tick the checkbox "Merge into one file".

Step 2: Select Resolve readable format

Click the "Format" to select output format. Choose "Avid Media Compose > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the output format.

Tip: Before conversion, you can click the "Settings" icon to customize the video/audio settings including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.

Step 3: Converting GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 video files to Davinci Resolve

After all the necessary setting have been done, click the "Start conversion" button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 to DNxHD .mov. Finally, launch Davinci Resolve. Find the file in the Library panel, and then double click your clip or Right-click and select "Add into Media Pool." Now the clip is added to your Media Pool. You can also import entire directors or a range of clips into the Media Pool. 

So easy to edit GoPro Hero4 4K videos in Davinci Resolve 9/10/11/12, have a try.

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