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Editing with 4K files

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Editing with 4K files

Postby John Walker » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:32 am

Hi all,

I've been asked if I can edit some 4K files taken on a GoPro 6. Can V14 handle these files for editing?

The person who made the request understands that when I burn to DVD they won't be 4K.

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Re: Editing with 4K files

Postby Steve Grisetti » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:07 am

You may be able to handle short videos. But that i5 processor will likely struggle with longer 4K videos. Though it's worth a try. Can someone provide you with same sample video from that GoPro?

Meantime, before you even attempt to edit the video, open a sample in the free download MediaInfo. Set MediaInfo's View menu to Text and make sure you do not see the words "Variable Frame Rate" in the report. Variable Frame Rate is a compression system that can make for smaller files -- but it can also challenge Premiere Elements and most other video editing programs.
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Re: Editing with 4K files

Postby Chuck Engels » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:31 pm

The graphics card in your signature "Radeon HD5450", I hope you meant 1GB and not 1MB, is also not going to help any either.
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Re: Editing with 4K files

Postby sidd finch » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:06 pm

Also be aware that with the Hero 6 GoPro is now using the HEVC format. Make sure your editor can support HEVC format.

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) – also known as H.265 – is a video compression standard that allows GoPro to capture large video content, such as 4K60 and 1080p240, at roughly half the file size with equivalent image quality. Adoption for this new standard is increasing, and is natively supported on Android™ 5.0+ and iOS™ 11 on newer phones and tablets with more powerful processors. Moreover, HEVC is natively supported on Windows® 10 and MacOS® High Sierra on newer desktop computers with more powerful processors.


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Re: Editing with 4K files

Postby Steve Grisetti » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:38 pm

That's a pretty important point, Sidd! Thanks for making us aware!
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