If you are an experienced GoPro user, you may know that the GoPro 4K files are not well supported by Pinnacle Studio, so we need to transcodee GoPro 4K to Pinnacle Studio native format. And I know there are lots of converters claimed that they can convert GoPro 4K videos form GoPro Hero3/Hero 4 to Pinnacle Studio, but in fact, they are useless and inconvenient because their conversion speed is too slow and costs too much quality.
The common recommended solution I figured out is to convert GoPro 4K to MPEG-2 for Pinnacle Studio with Brorsoft Video Converter (a professional 4K video converter tool). It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC, Adobe After Effects, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Pro and more. With it, you can encode 4K videos from GoPro to Pinnacle friendly format without any quality loss.
3-steps Tutorial on converting GoPro 4K to Pinnacle Studio
Step 1. Load GoPro 4K files
After downloading, install and run this GoPro 4K Video Converter, just copy the 4K MP4 files from your GoPro right to your hard drive, import the files to the software.
Step 2. Select Pinnacle Studio best format
Click “Format” bar and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4, WMV from “Common Video” as the output format.
Tip: You can also click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit GoPro 4K movies in Pinnacle Studio easily. Generally, 1080p video size is good for Pinnacle editing.
Step 3. Convert GoPro 4K to Pinnacle Studio
Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding 4K video from GoPro Hero 3, Hero 4 for Pinnacle Studio.
After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, and then you can load the converted GoPro 4K files into Pinnacle Studio 14/15/16/17/18 for working perfectly.
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