GoPro and Premiere workflow: Edit GoPro Hero4 4K H.264 MP4 in Premiere

Summary: Encounter troubles while importing GoPro Hero4 4K files to Premiere? This article will offer you a simple way to edit GoPro Hero 4 4K H.264 MP4 in Premiere freely.

As we know, GoPro Hero4 can record video in 4K resolution with H.264 codec, .mp4 file format, which will attract a lot of  filmmakers. However, it’s painful experience to play and edit GoPro Hero4 H.264 files in Adobe Premiere Pro or other NLEs.

"I recorded some videos via GoPro Hero4 and imported to Premiere for further editing. However, I only got audio information, no videos in Premiere timeline. What's the issue? How can I edit GoPro Hero4 4K H.264 MP4 videos in Premiere freely?"

Adobe Premiere Pro can’t ingest GoPro Hero4 footage correctly. Based on our multiple testing, there are some clues we find: Gopro Hero 4 records MP4 videos, but it seems that Adobe Premiere Pro(including the recent Premier Pro CS6, CC7) does not like the way. The file type is a compressed output format, but not ideal for editing in NLE system. What’ more, Adobe PP CS6, CC can handle (usually) 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. To make GoPro Hero4 4K clips editable in Premiere, a simple workaround is to encode H.264 MP4 to Premiere Pro natively supported formats (MPG/WMV/MOV with 1080p).

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is what you need to convert videos. With it, users can fast transcode GoPro Hero files to Premiere Pro as well as FCP, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, After Effects and more editing programs. If you are a PC user, the Brorsoft Video Converter Windows version is designed for you.

How to Open GoPro Hero4 4K H.264 MP4 in Premiere

Step 1. Install and launch the Video Converter you downloaded just now, and then click "Add Files" button to import GoPro Hero4 4K files to app. (You also can drag&drop files to program window list directly.)

Step 2. Click the format bar to select output format-Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for Premiere editing easily.

Tip: Go to "Settings" page to adjust parameters including Video Size, Video&Audio codec, Video&Audio bitrate, Frame Rate and so on.

Step 3. Tap the "Convert" button to start GoPro Hero4 4K H.264 to Premiere. When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose "File > Import to load converted H.264 files to Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing.

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