The GoPro 4K/HD cameras like Hero 7, Hero 6, Hero 5, Hero 4, Hero3, Hero2, etc. are affordable high performance wearable cameras to record outdoor activities. The point here, you will find it a painful experience to upload GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/HD movies to Pinnacle Studio (including the lastest 21 and 20/17/16/14). . While problems occurred:

Not showing the video, only audio“I just switched to windows 10 in my new tower. Just downloaded the trial version of pinnacle studio 17. Wanted to try it out before I buy the full blown version today. It lets me import gopro’s 4K mp4 files but will not show the video, only audio in pinnacle. Anyone else have this issue or have a way to correct?”

Unsupported file type“However, I am having trouble editing my footage. I have Pinnacle Studio 20, but when I try to import the video from my desktop, I get an error about it not being able to import the file type.”

Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application manufactured by Pinnacle Systems, a division of Avid Technology. It is the consumer-level counterpart to Pinnacle’s former professional-level software. Although, it claims that Pinnacle Studio is compatible with the MPEG-4 files, H.264 MP4, a compressed output format is still not an ideal editing format. To get Pinnacle Studio working beautifully with GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/HD files, the easy workaround is to transcode the GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/1080p HD videos to a format that Pinnacle Studio natively supports.

The following tutorial will guide you through how to convert GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/1080p HD footage to Pinnacle Studio friendly format using U2USoft Total Video Converter. It is free, clean and safe to install and use.

Overall, the program is one of the best choices to help you achieve your goal. It supports converting all GoPro cameras like Hero 7, Hero 6, Hero 5, Hero 4, Hero3, Hero2, etc.  4K/1080P MP4 files to Pinnacle Studio preferred formats e.g. AVI, WMV with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. In fact, it’s an integrated tool for transcoding GoPro, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, etc camera or camcorder videos to kinds of NLE programs Windows Movie Maker, Avid MC, Adobe Premier Pro, Sony Vegas highly compatible formats. Well, if you meet the incompatible issue on your Mac OS X, please turn to Video Converter for Mac to resolve it. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to transcode GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/1080p HD video clips for editing in Pinnacle Studio smoothly.

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How to Convert GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/1080p HD video to AVI for Pinnacle Studio

Step 1: Add GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 video files

Install and launch the GoPro Video Converter, and then click “Add Files” button to import your GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/1080p HD video files to the software.

Tip: If you wanna combine GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/1080p HD video clips into one file, you can click the “Merge into one” box.

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Step 2: Select Pinnacle Studio friendly format as output format

Click “Format” bar to determine output format. Here we choose “4K Video” > “4K AVI Videos (*.avi) or “HD Video” -> “AVI HD Video (*.avi)” as output, which seems to be the best one due to the great video quality but small size. Of course, MPG, WMV are also the proper formats for Pinnacle.

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Step 3: Determine you video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc.

Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 4: Convert GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/1080p HD video to Pinnacle Studio friendly video format.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/1080p HD video for importing to Pinnacle Studio. Soon after the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for edit in Pinnacle Studio perfectly.