GoPro makes the most popular cameras for sports. We are glad to know that the new Hero4 Black model now supports 4K video recording. With the GoPro accessories and mounts you can easily capture 4K videos or movies for all kinds of activities, such as cycling, aviation, boating, diving, rock climbing, just to name a few. Capture and share your world, this is all about GoPro. If you have a 4K Ultra HD TV, it is really cool to play back 4K content to a 4K TV. For example, you can play 4K videos on LG UHD TV sets, Samsung 4K TV, Sony 4K TV, etc. You will be able to play back GoPro 4K videos in 4K resolution on a 4K TV through a USB card reader or USB drive. Likewise, if you want to playback or edit 4K videos on PC or Mac, it has to be a 4K capable computer, otherwise the 4K video recorded by GoPro will likely play back choppy on your computer and you may not be able to edit the 4K content using video editors on your computer. In order to play, edit or convert 4K videos, immense processing power is required. As a result many conventional video editors, converters are incompatible with 4K content, like Final Cut for Mac, Windows Media Player for PC. If you want to edit 4K videos but found your video application or program does not support 4K videos, you can firstly convert GoPro 4K video format with appropriate codec, then import them to your own video application for further editing on PC or Mac. In this guide, we will suggest the 4K video converter, editor tools and briefly describe how you can convert or edit GoPro 4K videos on PC and Mac with them.
Convert GoPro 4K Videos on Mac
In an earlier guide we demonstrated how you can convert videos to FCP on Mac. You can go back and check out this tutorial now if interested. FCP supports all QuickTime compatible videos and video codecs, such as Apple ProRes family. If your source videos, like DVD VOB movies, are not supported, you need to use a supplement tool to convert the video to Final Cut Pro compatible codec and format. Similarily, if your video editors on Mac, like Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iDVD, iMovie are incapable of editting GoPro 4K videos, you need to convert the source 4K content at first.
You can find out more details of this video converter for Mac here or download the free trial version below. For detailed instructions as to how to use it, you can go back and check out relative guides mentioned in last paragraph.
Convert GoPro 4K Videos on PC
Since the CES 2015, 4K video has never been so hot. A lot of TV manufacturers begin to roll out 4K UHD televisions. More and more smartphone manufacturers begin to support 4K video recording on cellphones, such as 4K video recording on Nexus 6. Sony launched its 4K Media Player, the first 4K video distribution service in the industry. More video converters have been upgraded to support 4K video editing, without any video editing experience, anyone can easily convert or transcode 4K videos. You can not only upscale standard HD videos, or full HD videos to 4K content, but also downgrade 4K videos. You can convert 4K videos either recorded using GoPro camera, or camcorder, smartphones, to a wide variety of video codec, formats, devices and players.
Now you can download the video converter ultimate on to your Windows PC and easily convert GoPro 4K videos to any formats, like AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, VOB, MOV, FLV, MKV, WMV, TIVO, NUT, H.264, DRM MP4, RM, RMVB, NSV, MTS/M2TS/TS/TP/TRP(AVCHD, H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 HD), MOD, TOD, DV, ASF, 3GP, 3G2, WTV, OGV, MXF, VRO, and many more.
Note that not only the 4K videos from GoPro, but also other HD videos (1080p, 720p, etc.) captured using GoPro cameras can be easily edited, converted following above instructions. The devices include GoPro Hero, GoPro Hero3 White, GoPro Hero3+ Silver, GoPro Hero4 Silver and GoPro Hero4 Black.