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Convert and Upload GoPro Hero6 H.265 to YouTube

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"just bought the GoPro Hero6, and I cannot view my videos on my Macbook Pro (4k60fps, 4k30fps, 2.7k60fps, 1080p240fps.. It shutters, lags and is just unwatchable. I have updated to the new Sierra High for my Macbook Pro (Early 2015). I tried uploading the Hero6 videos on Youtube, to see if the problem happens there as well. It uploads in the wrong resolution (I upload it in 2.7k, and it looks very bad on YouTube)."

As the GoPro Hero6 user, you can find the picture and video quality is great. But when you wanna play, edit or share videos from GoPro Hero6, it's much harder than you realize. The basic reason is that new GoPro Hero 6 has a different codec(H.265/HEVC) as GoPro Hero5, Hero4, Hero3, which is not supported by YouTube and they have no plans to support it... They have their own alternative called VP9. To upload Hero6 H.265 files to YouTube, you'll need to convert Hero6 4K, 2K or 1080p H.265 to H.264 first before uploading it to YouTube as it won't accept and process h.265 videos.

Here we recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a professional video converter app that can encode and decode H.265/HEVC codec on Mac OS X including High Sierra.

With it, you can easily transcode GoPro Hero6 H.265 into the format that YouTube can recognize while maintaining the quality. The program also comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, Watermark for basic video editing tasks. Plus, this top-ranked video converter for Mac supports convert all 4K/2K/Full HD GoPro video files to various professional encoders - Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes and DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV, MPEG-2 - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, and more.What's more, this H.265 encoder is very easy to use. Any person can handle it without any skills needed.

P.S. For transcoding GoPro Hero6 videos to YouTube on Windows, Brorsoft Video Converter is right for you.

Download GoPro Hero6 Video Converter:

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Cconvert GoPro Hero 6 HEVC videos for sharing on YouTube

Step 1: Load GoPro Hero6 video clips

After a quick installation, launch the best GoPro Hero6 Video Converter program and the click Add Video button to load your H.265 files or you can directly drag and drop the files to the program. This software supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

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Step 2: Choose YouTube preferred format

Click Format bar and choose H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4), or H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) from "Common Video" as the target format.

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Step 3: Advanced encoding settings

You can press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality. For uploading GoPro HERO6 4K to YouTube, the highest video resolution is 3840*2160. And the common frame rates for YouTube include: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 frames per second.

Step 4: Edit your source videos

Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the Hero6 H.265/HEVC videos with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want. Besides, by clicking the Split icon in the main interface, you can cut your files according to time length and file size.

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Step 5: Start conversion

The final step, click Convert to start the Hero6 to YouTube conversion. When the conversion completes, you can click Open button button to get the new file for YouTube sharing without hassle.

Editor's Note:

On the HERO6 Black, which is so far the only GoPro to use HEVC, it's only used for these video modes:
4K60 / 4K50
4K(4:3) 30/25/24
2.7K120 / 2.7K100
1080p240 / 1080p200

All the others use an older H.264 AVC codec that is much more widely compatible.

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