I recorded a video using GoPro Hero4. But every time I try to open the GoPro Hero4 4K with Window Movie Maker (ie to edit etc) it crashes – and from what I have read mp4’s aren’t compatible with Movie Maker. So I have scoured the internet, tried everything about the way to solve the GoPro Hero4 4K to Movie Maker incompatibility issues, and have a decent solution now.
In my view, GoPro Hero4 Black is the best choice for videographers who are found in outdoor activities. It can can capture stunning 4K footage in extreme settings(30fps). Of course 2.7K50, 1440p80, 1080p120, 960p120 and 720p120 fps for crisp, smooth footage are supported as well. Whereas, if you want to work with the 4K files from GoPro Hero4 in Windows Movie Maker, it would be a bit difficult. This article will guide through how to rewrap and transcode GoPro Hero4 4K .mp4 to .wmv(HD) for Windows Movie Maker step by step.
If you need to import GoPro Hero4 4K video to Windows Movie Maker, it’s suggested to convert Gopro 4K to Windows Movie Maker supported format like WMV/AVI (1080p would be an optimal setting), which will bring you the best results when working with WMM. Here we recommend Brorsoft Video Converter, which is a great GoPro 4K to Windows Movie Maker Converter.
Overall, the program is the best Video Converter for GoPro Hero4 footage, which will create an Windows Movie Maker friendly file format- .wmv keeping the original quality in Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8. Besides Movie Maker, this software can also export professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas Pro and more.
How to Convert GoPro Hero4 4K to Windows Movie Maker
1. Import GoPro videos
Run the GoPro MP4 video to WMV Coverer; click the Add button to load 4K .mp4 files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
2. Choose Movie Maker friendly format
Click the Format box and select HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.
Tip: This GoPro 4K Video Converter allows you to tweak the profile settings. If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
3. Start conversion
Simply click the Convert button to start converting GoPro 4K video to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats.
Within several minutes, the conversion would be finished and you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted GoPro Hero4 4K to Windows Movie Make for editing via its “Import video” option.