GoPro Hero 12 and DaVinci Resolve 18 - Edit MP4 in DaVinci Resolve 18

How to edit GoPro Hero 12 MP4 video in DaVinci Resolve 18 smoothly

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While the GoPro Hero 12 Black features some similar hardware to its predecessor - a 27MP image sensor capable of 5.3k 60p video recording. The image sensor can capture 27MP RAW still photos as well as 5.3K60, 4K120, and 2.7K240 video with ease. You can even grab 24.7MP frames from your videos using the Quik app. Record 2.7K video at a 240 frame rate for playback at 8x slow motion. The media is record on memory cards in either 5.3K, 4K, 2.7K or 1080P in MP4 container file format with the compression codec of H.265/HEVC. Some people try to directly load the GoPro Hero 12 MP4 to DaVinci Resolve 18 for post editing workflow, however, the performance is not always that satisfactory although DaVinci Resolve 18 has included importing support for the MP4 video shot with GoPro Hero 12. How to get a high quality and high performance editing workflow of GoPro Hero 12 MP4 with DaVinci Resolve 18? Just read on…

Best editing format for DaVinci Resolve 18

HEVC, also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2, is a video compression standard designed as part of the MPEG-H project as a successor to the widely used Advanced Video Coding. Because of all the processing needed to decode previous and next frames, Inter-frame video can cause a lot of problems when imported into a non-linear editing program for editing.
You might see
- Slow searching for and decoding of frames
- Frame-accuracy problems
- Crashing or freezing
- Strange artifacts or blocking on your video
- Error messages or displaying black video

To fix above problem, it would be much ideal for you to convert the delivery codec to DaVinci Resolve 18 compatible intra-frame editing codec such as Prores codec, which stores all the video information for each frame on every individual frame, you are basically encoding each separate frame as its own picture.

Transcode GoPro Hero 12 MP4 to ProRes for DaVinci Resolve best editing workflow

Here, you can get the job easily completed by downloading our best H.265 Converter - Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. The program has full importing support for 5.3K, 4K, 2.7K or 1080P video shot with GoPro Hero 12. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple video into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time.

Free download GoPro Hero Video Converter here:

This application can assist you to transcode GoPro Hero 12 H.265 MP4 to DaVinci Resolve supported format such as Apple Prores MOV, DNxHD MOV and H.264 MOV format. If your computer is powerful enough and you also wish to do more effects editing, just choose the Apple Prores 422 format. If your computer is old or slow or you just want to complete some rough editing work, just export H.265 to H.264 format with smaller file resolution for smooth editing workflow. For Mac users, please go to download Acrok Video Converter Ultiamte for Mac to complete the codec transcoding process on Mac.

How to Transcode GoPro Hero 12 H.265 for DaVinci Resolve 18 Editing

Step 1: Load GoPro Hero 12 H.265 video

Download the free trial version of the H.265 to DaVicni Resolve Converter. Launch it on your computer. Click "Add File" menu on the top tool bar to import GoPro Hero 12 H.265 video files into the program.

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Step 2: Choose the output file format

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose DaVinci Resolve 18 best favorable editing codec. If you try to do more effects editing of the H.265 video with DaVinci Resolve 18 on powerful computer, it would be much ideal for you to choose "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)" for high quality performance.

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If you have a underpowered computer, to get a smooth post editing workflow, it would be much ideal for you to choose "H.264 Video (*.mov)"format.

Step 3: Start the conversion process

After all setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start to convert GoPro Hero 12 H.265 to DaVinci Resolve 18 most compatible Apple Prores editing formats encoding process.

When the conversion is completed, launch DaVinci Resolve 18 on your PC to import converted video to DaVinci Resolve 18 for smooth post editing workflow.

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