Monday, November 20, 2017

Work GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with Davinci Resolve

For Davinci Resolve users, if you're getting an error message when you try to open a video shot on the GoPro Hero 6 Black, it might because it isn't compatible with the HEVC (H.265) codec used in some of GoPro Hero 6 Black video modes. Following are the workarounds.

Transcode GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 for Davinci Resolve editing

From Davinci Resolve supported file formats, we can see that Davinci Resolve can work with virtually every modern file type and media format available from ProRes and DNx to H.264, DPX, Cineon, EXR and more. The bad news is that the H.265 codec is unfortunately excluded from Davinci Resolve supported file formats list. To import GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to Davinci Resolve, you will need to perform a codec transcoding process.

The are number of paid apps that can do the conversion. If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to get the job done, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to you. The program has perfect importing support for the 4K H.265 files shot with GoPro Hero 6, thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can input multiple GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video into the application at one time for conversion.

The program can assist you to efficiently convert GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to Davinci Resolve workable editing codec such as Prores, DNxHD, QuickTime, etc with perfect quality. If your computer is not powerful enough to handle 4K video editing, you can also choose to compress 4K to 1080p by changing output file resolution as "1980*1020" in the "Profile Settings" window offered by the program.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is available on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version - Pavtube Video Converter for Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Step by Step to Transcode and Compress GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 for Davinci Resolve

Step 1: Load GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video files into the program.

Load GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265

Step 2: Choose Resolve best compatible editing format.

As is mentioned above, Avid DNxHD is well supported by DaVinci Resolve. So just click the format bar to follow "Avid Media Compose" > "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)".

Output Davinci Resolve supported editing codec

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, from "Size(pix)" drop-down list, choose "1980*1020" to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth editing workflow on slow computer.

Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to Davinci Resolve supported editing format DNxHD conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to load the DNxHD files into Davinci Resolve for post editing workflow.