Born from a passion to capture your love of sport from your perspective, the Gopro cameras like the hot Hero 7, Hero 6, Hero 5, Hero 4, Hero3, Hero2, etc. are all the feat of engineering. Gopro records in MP4 files, using higher frame rates in 4K, 2.7K, and 1080p HD resolutions, which gives you the ability to capture and share life’s most passionate experiences.

Most users who get some Gopro files are wondering how well Adobe Premiere Pro would handle the GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 video format. Well, we found more than one users encountered the issues when editing GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K or HD footage in Premiere Pro, like crashing, only as the sound but no vision, etc. In this article, we introduce an easy approach to assist you import and edit GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 Camera files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 straightforward.

As we mentioned above, Gopro builds the MP4 container, but it seems Adobe Premiere Pro(including the recent Premier Pro CC/CS6/CS5) does not like the way. The file type is a compressed output format and not an ideal editing format. In order to get Premiere working perfectly fine with Gopro video clips, the easy workaround is to transcode GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K or HD MP4 to Premiere Pro friendly format. Along with some help from third-party software, it can be done effortlessly.

U2USoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is highly recommended to get the work done. With this Gopro video converter program, you can effortlessly transcode GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K or HD MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format and do fine for keeping the Gopro quality the same. Besides Premiere, this software can also export Apple ProRes, AIC, DNxHD, which are compatible well with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems for you edit immediately. If you are Windows users, Video Converter Ultimate is the alternative choice. Simply download the program and follow the step-by-step guide to ingest GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 footage to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 for smoothly playback and editing.

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How to transcode GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K or HD files for Adobe Premiere Pro?

Step 1: Load Gopro Camera video files

Install and launch U2USoft Video Converter Ultimate on your Mac and load source 4K or HD MP4 clips to it. You can import GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 clips to the program through “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button.

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Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro preferred format

Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

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Tip – Profile Settings: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Start converting GoPro Video to Premiere friendly video format

Click “Convert” button to start transcoding GoPro Hero7/Hero6/Hero5 4K/HD MP4 video to MPG/MOV/WMV for importing to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files.

Step 4: Import converted MP4 files into Premiere Pro

You’re now ready to get the result files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose “File > Import to import any file. If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, press Command+I to open the standard Import dialog.