Edit GoPro Hero 9 MP4 in DaVinci Resolve

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Can’t import GoPro Hero 9 .mp4 into DaVinci Resolve 17. I’m on Windows 10 and have some .mp4 footage I need to import but it when I try to do it it just says “The importer reported a generic error.” and nothing else. All I can do is press OK. I’m using the DaVinci Resolve 17 and i’m on a PC.”

The first standout feature in the Hero 9 is the 23.6-megapixel sensor. That’s quite a jump from the predecessor’s 12-megapixel sensor. More megapixels means the Hero 9 Black can shoot 5K video and snap 20-megapixel still images. 5K video on its own isn’t that useful for most of us, since very few devices or streaming services support anything over 4K, but the extra pixels mean you can crop your video and still end up with 4K footage. With the huge field of view in a GoPro, the ability to crop and zoom in on your subject after the fact is a tremendous advantage. GoPro Hero 9 use High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to shrink file sizes without losing picture quality.

While, if we want to import and edit GoPro Hero 9 footage in DaVinci Resolve, the result may let you down- these popular video editing programs won’t open the 5K or 4K MP4 videos from GoPro Hero 9 correctly. So, what’s the solution?

Actually, H.265/HEVC formats switchable encoded MP4 file format from GoPro Hero 9 is beyond the compatibility of DaVinci Resolve (17, 16, 15). What’s more, handling .mp4 videos in DaVinci Resolve is usually hardware intensive. Resolve allows as maximum resolution in your projects Ultra HD (4K), so exporting is also limited to that size. To solve the problem, you need to convert H.265/HEVC files to DaVinci Resolve compatible format with proper video settings. As we know, H.264, DNxHD and Apple ProRes are DaVinci Resolve native editing codec, and DaVinci Resolve can edit this codec video without rendering, so you just need to transcode H.265/HEVC MP4 to one of these formats via an H.265/HEVC converting program.

There are numbered tools and utilities can convert and compress the 5K, 4K, 2K and Full HD videos, few of them can process at a fast speed. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is considered to be the best GoPro .mp4 video converting tool. It can help you to convert GoPro Hero 9 recordings to DaVinci Resolve compatible format. If you can’t import and edit GoPro Hero 9 footage in Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Vegas Pro or Avid Media Composer, this software is also essential. Plus, it is surely in the support of compressing GoPro Hero 9 5K videos to 4K or 1080p faultlessly. Download it and learn the step-by-step tutorial.

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How to convert GoPro Hero 9 H.265/HEVC for editing in DaVinci Resolve?

Step 1. Add GoPro Hero 9 footages

Install and launch the H.265/HEVC Converter, Click “Add File” button to import GoPro Hero 9 5K, 4K or 1080P MP4 footages to it. You can also directly drag and drop the video files to the converter.

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Step 2. Choose DaVinci Resolve supported format

Click “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can select “4K -> 4K MOV Video (*.mov)” as output format. H.264 MOV is native format for DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15.

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Tip: Click the Settings icon if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. If you want to join all the imported files, just select all files and tick “Merge all files into one” on the bottom. The default settings can meet your needs. Amateur users do not need to adjust the output parameters.

Step 3. Convert GoPro Hero 9 videos

Press the “Convert” button to start the conversion; it will convert GoPro Hero 9 H.265/HEVC MP4 to H.264 codec.

After the video conversion, click the “Open” button to get the converted GoPro Hero 9 footage, now you can edit GoPro Hero 9 recordings in DaVinci Resolve smoothly.

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate offers one-stop solution for any media downloading and converting tasks. You can convert any Blu-ray to MP4, Blu-ray to FLV, Blu-ray to MKV, Blu-ray to MOV, Blu-ray to AVI, Blu-ray to WMV and more, convert any 4K Ultra videos (4KMP4, 4K MOV, 4K MKV, 4K MXF) to 4K /1080p HD video and other your needed formats.

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