Import GoPro Hero6 4K MP4 Files to Adobe Premiere Pro

To import and edit GoPro Hero6 4K footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 flawlessly, the easy workaround is to convert 4K MP4 from GoPro Hero6 to Premiere Pro compatible MPEG-2 video in proper settings. Here is how.

GoPro HERO6 Black action camera provides more processing power than the preceding model, while keeping to a familiar design. The optimized GP1 processor brings higher frame rates in 4K, 2.7K, and 1080p HD resolutions. Where previous models maxed out at 30 fps in 4K, the HERO6 Black can muster 60 fps for rendering smooth motion or even slow motion in timelines with slower frame rates. Other processor-intensive tasks, such as image stabilization, have also been improved in the HERO6. Whereas, you will find it is a painful experience to import GoPro Hero6 4K to Premiere Pro CC or CS6, CS5, CS4. There are some issues always occurred:

Q: “My previous GoPro video files (Hero 5) opened with no problems in Premiere Pro CC,however the GoPro Hero 6 files do not seem to work in Premiere Pro CC – all I get is a checkerboard pattern. Any advice on how to fix this? The files are .MP4 as the hero 5 ones were.”

To import GoPro Hero6 4K flies into Adobe Premiere Pro for smooth editing, you’d better update your program to the latest version. Alternatively, third-party software is required to convert GoPro 4K MP4 to Premiere Pro natively supported format like MPEG-2. UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here.

Overall, the program is the best GoPro video converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Gopro Hero6 MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format keeping the Gopro original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, UFUSoft Video Converter is the alternative choice.

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Guide: Converting GoPro Hero6 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere

Step 1: Add original file

Click “Add File” button to import GoPro Hero6 4K MP4 videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the software window list.

Step 2: Choose preferred format

Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

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Tip: Click the “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for the converted files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more. Here personally I recommend you to set the video size as 1920*1080p for better editing. Of course, if you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 3: Start conversion

Click the Convert button to start transcoding GoPro Hero6 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

Once the process is at 100%, click “Open” button on the main interface to find the generated videos, then you can transfer the encoded GoPro videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 or CS4 for editing easily and quickly.

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