Edit GoPro 6 4K H.265 with Premiere Pro CC

Edit GoPro 6 4K H.265 with Premiere Pro CC

Category : 4K Formats , Adobe Premiere

The new GoPro Hero 6 Black with GP1 chip compresses ultra high-resolution video into manageable chunks of data using High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the same standard adopted by Apple in its latest operating systems – macOS High Sierra. After the shooting, a lot of people try to work the GoPro Hero 6 H.265 with Premiere Pro CC which has claimed native editing support for H.265 format with a resolution up to 8192×4320, however, some people complain that Premiere Pro CC doesn’t work with H.265, there are still other people complain that the decoding H.265 brings a lot of CPU taxing to your computer. The following article will explain why Premiere Pro CC not work with GoPro Hero 6 H.265 footage and how to get a high quality and high performance workflow of GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with Premiere Pro CC.

Why fail to import GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to Premiere Pro CC?

Although Premiere Pro CC can now handle 4K H.265 file format, however, it doesn’t mean that you can successfully load the 4K H.265 into any versions of Premiere Pro CC since only Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.1 and later versions have the ability to handle 4K H.265 files. If you are using the previous version of Premiere Pro CC 2015.1, you will fail to load the GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 into Premiere Pro CC.

How to get the best workflow of GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with Premiere Pro CC?

As we have mentioned above, the process of decoding H.265 codec is very CPU intensive and especially for 4K H.265 codec, if your computer is old or slow, you won’t get a fluent editing process.

The solution to this problem is to create lower resolution or proxy files directly with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

For the detailed guide: please visit work 4K with PPC on slow computer

Import and Edit GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4

To successfully load 4K H.265 to Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4, you will need to perform a codec transcoding process. Here, you can easily complete the job by downloading Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which can assist you to convert and compress the unsupported 4K H.265 to Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 native preset MPEG-2 file formats with the optimal editing settings.

Edit GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 footage

Apart from converting the 4K H.265 video, the program can also work as a splendid H.265 video editor to assist you to complete some basic editing task with its built-in editing functions. You can trim or cut video to remove the unwanted parts or segments, crop the video to remove the black bars or unwanted size area, add transparent text watermark, apply special rendering effect, insert external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle, etc.

How to Transcode and Compress GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 for Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 Editing?

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 output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose Premiere Pro CC best editing codec “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” under “Adobe Premiere/Sony V…” main category.

Output Premiere Pro CC specially optimized editing format

Step 3: Edit GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 footage.

On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencil like icon to open “Video Editor” window, you can trim GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 movies to remove the unwanted parts by setting the start and end time, crop to remove the black borders or unwanted area by dragging the dash line around the video frame, flip video, add text/image/video watermark, change video picture effect, replace/remove audio in video, add external subtitles, etc.

Edit GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 footage

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 specially optimized editing formats encoding process.

When the conversion is completed, launch Premiere Pro CC on your Mac computer to import converted video to Premiere Pro CC for smooth post editing workflow.

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