GoPro Hero6 HEVC(H.265) Won't Import to Davinci Resolve - Solution
"I am completely new to video editing so bear with me. I have done a little research and found that GoPro's video format uses H.265 or HEVC, which is not a good format for Davinci post processing. However, I am unsure as to what program I should be using to convert it to something else and what format I should be converting it to? Any help is very much appreciated."
GoPro HERO6 Black action camera supports shooting breathtaking scenes in Ultra HD. Its 60 fps frame rate provides high-quality 4K video capture in new HEVC(H.265) codec. Many guys would like to edit the 4K recordings in a video editor program like Davinic Resolve. Whereas, we found more than one guys are complaining the issues when importing GoPro Hero6 HEVC in Davinci Resolve for post production. For the purpose to help them get rid of the trouble, in this page, we will give you a quick workaround to import H.265 MP4 from GoPro Hero6 to Davinci Resolve for editing beautifully.
DaVinci Resolve supports a wide range of file formats although, 4K H.265 footage from Hero6 can't be supported well based on our testing and other users' feedback. To edit HEVC 4K video in DaVinci Resolve, you need to convert 4K HEVC footage to DaVinci Resolve edit-friendly format such as DNxHD or ProRes first. To finish the task, you can use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, the best video converter for GoPro.
It is capable of converting GoPro Hero6, Hero5, Hero4, Hero3 etc videos to DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple ProRes, AIC, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including DaVinci Resolve 10/11/13/14, Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5/7/8, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC, Final Cut Pro 7/X, iMovie and more. For Windows users, please get Video Converter. Below is how. Just take a look at the brief guide below.
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Converting GoPro Hero6 videos to Davinci Resolve usable format
Step 1. Install and launch the best GoPro Video Converter. Click the Add button to import your 4K videos to the program. Checking the "Merge into one file" box allows you to merge several videos into one file.
Step 2. Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" or "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)" as output format. Both are ideal editing formats for Resolve.
Tip: Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original. You're advised to set video size as 1080p for easier editing.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start converting GoPro Hero6 video for importing to Davinci Resolve.
After the conversion is finished, just run Davinci Resolve and import the generated DNxHD or ProRes .mov files. You will find the output video work perfectly on DaVinci Resolve 14 as well DR 11/12/13.
Davinci Resolve supported file formats
||QuickTime, Prores, DNxHD, MXF, DPX, CIN, EXR
||TIFF, JPEG, MOV, TGA, BMP
|Camera raw format:
||Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW, ARRI Alexa RAW and Amira. RED One, EPIC, Scarlet and Dragon R3D files including +5K, monochrome and HDRx images, Cineform, Cineform 3D, Phantom Raw, GoPro, Nikon, Canon C300, C500 and 1D, 5D, 7D, Sony F65/F55/F5 RAW, Sony XAVC variants