If you got some GoPro Hero5 videos and wanna edit the 4K footage on Windows computer, Sony Movie Studio
, Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio
and Cyblink PowerDirector are all the good choiceS. In this article, we focus on how to import and work GoPro Hero5 4K video in PowerDirector
. If you're just the PD user, read on to get some tips and tricks to have a smooth workflow.
GoPro Hero5 records 4K videos in .MP4 files (the container), but it seems PowerDirector (including the latest version PD 15) does not like the way. The file type is a compressed output format, but not ideal for editing in NLE system. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode GoPro MP4 files to PowerDirector
natively supported formats.
Well, along with some help from third-party software like Brorsoft Video Converter
, it can be done effortlessly. Overall, the program is an easy-to-use yet best video converter for GoPro videos(See Review of the Best GoPro Video Converter
). With it, you can effortlessly transcode GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 to MPEG-2, WMV, which will create a PowerDirector friendly file format keeping the GoPro original quality. Besides Cyberlink PowerDirector, this software also export DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, AVI for Pinnacle and more NLE systems for natively editing. Just download it and follow a simple tutorial below to import GoPro Hero5 MP4 footage into PowerDirector for editing smoothly.
How to Convert GoPro Hero5 MP4 to Cyberlink PowerDirector
1. Import GoPro Hero5 Source Video
> Run the GoPro MP4 converter; click the Add button to load 4K MP4 files to the program from your computer or SD card. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
2. Select Output Format
> Click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > " MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as the output format. MPEG-4, WMV are also the proper choices.
3. Start MP4 to PowerDirector conversion
> Simply click the "Convert" button to start encoding GoPro MP4 to MPEG-2 for Cyberlink PowerDirector 15/14/13. E
After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted GoPro Hero5 4K files to for editing Cyberlink PowerDirector via its "Import Media Files" option.
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