Import and edit GoPro Hero 9 MP4 in Vegas Pro 18,17,16
“Hello, I purchased the GoPro Hero 9 not long ago to record high quality 5K videos, I like the recordings of GoPro Hero 9, because the images are vivid. Now I want to edit 5K MP4 files in Vegas Pro 18. However, due to its high rate compression and special 5K H.265 codec of the Hero 9, it seems to be a bit difficult to import footages from GoPro Hero 9 to Vegas Pro on Mac for editing. Can you help me to solve the 5K H.265 to Vegas Pro importing and editing issue? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”
The GoPro Hero 9 is more robust in almost every way: bigger battery, bigger body, bigger video and photo resolutions. Plus, for the first time, it comes in a reusable case with no plastic packaging, which is big for the Earth, dirt, and air this GoPro inspired me to explore. It has a 23.6 MP sensor, which in turn means it can capture video at 5K in 30 frames per second (fps) at 100Mbps. The GoPro Hero 9 Black is available to buy now for $449.99 / £429.99 / AU$699.95, which represents an 11% price increase on Hero 8 Black’s launch price.
As a GoPro Hero 9 user, you may need to edit the 5K and 4K MP4 recordings in some editing software such as Vegas Pro 18. However, the highly-compressed codec in H.265/HEVC format is not ideal for editing for you editing software. You will encounter problems like this: your editor handled the GoPro Hero 9 so slowly and some files even couldn’t be recognized or you couldn’t edit your videos smoothly. Fortunately, there are always solutions there. To solve those problems, the easy and quick workaround is to convert GoPro Hero 9 .mp4 to a more editing-friendly format, such as Vegas Pro’s MPEG-2. Along with some help from third-party software, it can be done effortlessly.
The utility applied here is the professional Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec by yourself: the program has optimized presets for Vegas Pro, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro CC, DaVinci Resolve, iMvoie, After Effects CC, Premiere Elements and Final Cut Pro. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to learn how to ingest GoPro Hero 9 H.265/HEVC files into your software for somoothly editing. If you are Mac user and plan to convert your video on macOS Big Sur, please try Acrok Mac program.
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How to convert GoPro Hero 9 videos for Vegas Pro 18?
Step 1. Load MP4 files to the program
Download, install and launch the top H.265/HEVC Video Converter, then click the “Add Files” icon to browse and add the GoPro Hero 9 MP4 video files into Acrok 5K Video Converter. You can also directly drag and drop the footage to the software. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple video files to convert at a time.
Step 2. Select output format
To bring your GoPro Hero 9 footage to Vegas Pro, click on the “Editing Software” and have “Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” be your selected output format.
Tips: The default settings of the recommended presets work well and ensure a smooth editing. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the “Settings” button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Step 3. Start transcoding your videos
Finally, click the “Convert” button to start the GoPro Hero 9 video conversion process. After a while, your 5K H.265/HEVC files will be converted into a more editing-friendly format ready to be imported into Vegas Pro 18, 17, 16.
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