Tiny body, attractive appearance, high quality footage,[/b] these are all main features of GoPro Hero4 camera, the latest series in GoPro family. As it outputs the 4K MP4, though so popular on the video definition world, not compatible with some popular editing tools, such as GoPro 4K to FCP? To Premiere Pro? While the DaVinci Resolve is the typical one.
Generally speaking, from 4K to 1080p or 720p, the digital definition has walked a long way. While for the DaVinci Resolve, it is used by so many loyal editors for a long time, if you are a professional editor, you must know that the most suitable format is MOV which is encoded by DNxHD codec.
Firstly, download a professional application to do the 4K MP4 to MOV conversion. The one used in the article - say, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite included) - is outstanding in the features of easy-to-use and fast conversion speed. It's a good assistant for all camera and camcorder users. It supports optimized preset for Avid Media Composer which can work for DaVinci Resolve, too. With this feature, if you have no idea which target format you should choose for DaVinci Resolve, you can directly select Avid DNxHD mov as output, then the output video can work well on DaVinci Resolve.
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How to Convert GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 to DaVinci Resolve on Mac
Step 1. When you download and install the program according to the instructions, run it and drag your files in or you can click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file. For those different output formats, you can find them on ‘Avid Media Composer'>>'DNxHD (*.mov)' as the suitable one.
Step 2. You can use the video editor designed in this video converter to edit your original videos. Click "Editor' on the main interface, and edit your videos by trimming (get/cut off video clips), cropping (remove unwanted areas), adding text/image/video watermarks, inserting subtitles, adding special effects, etc.
Step 3.With all the preparation work done, click the "Convert" to start your work. Then, you can transfer your GoPro Hero4 4K files to DaVinci Resolve smoothly for a nice editing. If you want to edit GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 video in Final Cut Pro, please choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output; For iMovie or FCE 4, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". For Avid MC, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".
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