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Edit GoPro HERO4 Session 1080p60 MP4 in Premiere Pro

December 29 2015 , Written by Bonnie Published on #edit gopro hero4 mp4 in premiere, #gopro mp4 to premiere pro, #import gopro mp4 to premiere

Outline: Want to edit 1080p60 MP4 captured by GoPro Hero4 in Premiere Pro? This article will guide you to get the work done. 

It’s wonderful that you capture many interesting video in 1080p 60fps MP4 with GoPro Hero 4, and want to share them with friends and family. However, when you edit these GoPro Hero4 1080p 60fps MP4 in Premiere Pro, you often fail to import GoPro Hero 4 MP4 into Premiere Pro. 

Though Adobe Premiere did announce to import MP4, while it only imports two kinds of MP4: the one is Sony and JVC introduced XDCam-EX movie (.mp4), the other one is Apple created MPEG-4 (.m4v). That is to say, Premiere only import MP4 recorded from Sony camcorder, JVC camcorder or Apple's iPhone, iPad. It will end in fail if you try to import other MP4 file to Premiere.

In order to edit GoPro Hero4 Session 1080p 60fps MP4 in Premiere Pro, you need to change GoPro Hero4 MP4 to something Premiere Pro could natively handle, such as MPEG2 codec. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is just what you need to achieve your goal.

With this powerful video converter program, you can effortlessly transcode GoPro Hero4 MP4 to Premiere friendly movie format like MPEG-2, MOV (Note: it applies to all kinds of Adobe Premiere including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/ CS4/ CS5/CS6) keeping the original quality. Besides Adobe Premiere, this software can also export Apple ProRes, AIC, DNxHD for Final Cut ProiMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. Read review to learn more.

If you are Windows users, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the alternative choice. Below is the detailed guide on converting MP4 clips to Premiere Pro friendly videos for smoothly playback and editing.

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Convert MP4 files to Adobe Premiere Pro 

Step 1. Click “Add video” to import MP4 files to this MP4 to Premiere Pro Converter. This program can also support the batch video clips that you can drag the files to the program’s window list directly. 

Add downloaded MP4 Files

Step 2. Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To have a smooth editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, you need create the files with the appropriate resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage.

Step 3. Click the big "Start conversion" button at the bottom right corner to finish endocing GoPro Hero4 MP4 to MPG, MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/ CS4/CS5/CS6 on Mac OS X.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you can transfer the encoded 1080p60 MP4 files captured by GoPro Hero4 to your Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 to play and edit without any problem.

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