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I use a GoPro Black, format MP4 do I have to covert files befor working with them in Premiere Elemen

Mar 20, 2013 11:33 AM

I use a GoPro Black, format MP4 do I have to covert files befor working with them in Premiere Elements 11

 
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    Mar 20, 2013 11:36 AM   in reply to garyise

    What are the full specs. of those files? The more info, the better. If you do not know that from the instruction manual, then you can use G-Spot, or MediaInfo (both great free file info utilities), to get that info.

     

    Do you have the latest version of Apple's QT Player installed?

     

    Then, someone will be able to tell you if PrE 11 can handle the material, without any conversion.

     

    Good luck,

     

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    Mar 20, 2013 11:41 AM   in reply to garyise

    More information on gopro... including a link if you do decide to convert

     

    GoPro http://forums.adobe.com/message/4486784

    -and http://gopro.com/software-app/cineform-studio/

     
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    Mar 20, 2013 12:00 PM   in reply to garyise

    Unfortunately, that does not tell us that much. It probably indicates that the camera uses H.264 as the CODEC, but even that is not certain. GoPro has added some new, very high-def cameras, that shoot in 2.7K and 4K, and that footage will not Import, or edit well in PrE. Even with PrPro, which WILL handle that footage, one needs a very, very stout workstation to handle it.

     

    This article goes into more detail on what is inside the file's "wrapper:" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0

     

    Good luck,

     

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    Mar 20, 2013 3:57 PM   in reply to garyise

    garyise wrote:

     

    I use a GoPro Black, format MP4 do I have to covert files befor working with them in Premiere Elements 11

    You can use the original files or convert to CF.

    Whatever works best for you.

    Elements can handle the CF files just fine.

    You will have to do some trial and error, then deside.

     
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    Mar 20, 2013 4:03 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Depends on the setting that the footage was captured. From GoPro's site:

     

    H.264 - 3840 x 2160, *

    H.264 - 4096 x 2160, *

    H.264 - 2716 x 1524, *

    H.264 - 2716 x 1440, *

    H.264 - 1920 x 1080,

    H.264 - 1920 x 1080,

    H.264 - 1920 x 1080,

    H.264 - 1920 x 1080,

    H.264 - 1920 x 1440, **

    H.264 - 1920 x 1080,

    H.264 - 1920 x 1080,

    H.264 - 1280 x 960, **

    H.264 - 1280 x 960, **

    H.264 - 1280 x 720,

    H.264 - 1280 x 720,

    H.264 - 848 x 480 **

     

    * These will not work in PrE.

     

    ** These will be problematic.

     

    For some, the conversion will likely be the only way to edit the footage in PrE.

     

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    Mar 20, 2013 4:05 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    I was not finished.

     

    Might be a bit tricky with shots in the cin mode.

     
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    Mar 20, 2013 4:07 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Good point too.

     

    Thanks,

     

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    Mar 23, 2013 11:50 AM   in reply to garyise

    garyise wrote:

     

    I use a GoPro Black, format MP4 do I have to covert files befor working with them in Premiere Elements 11

    You dont have to convert to Cineform expect for the 4K.

    All play in E11 in a 1920p dslr settings.

    Just tested it myself.

     
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    Mar 23, 2013 11:53 AM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Ann,

     

    For my education, do you mean that PrE 11 will Import 4K footage, and then internally work with it in 1920p?

     

    Thank you,

     

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    Mar 23, 2013 12:18 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    I just tried with three GoPro 4K RAW files, and none would Import correctly into PrE 11. Two came in as Audio only, and one would not Import at all.

     

    I have not found any GoPro 2.7K files yet, but am looking for some.

     

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    Mar 23, 2013 12:20 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    That is what i said, you need to convert the 4k to Cineform then it will import with video.

     
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    Mar 23, 2013 12:21 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Ah, "except for," sorry, missed that.

     

    Will expriment with some 2.7K files, to see how those function.

     

    Thanks for that clarification.

     

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    Mar 23, 2013 12:36 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Ann,

     

    You are correct on the 2.7K footage. I found some examples, and they Imported into a 1920 x 1080 PrE 11 Project, and played nicely.

     

    Thank you for that info - cool!

     

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    Mar 23, 2013 4:31 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Ann Bens wrote:

     

    That is what i said, you need to convert the 4k to Cineform then it will import with video.

    Ann, convert the 4k file in Cineform to what to make it work?

    thanks

     
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    Mar 24, 2013 5:21 AM   in reply to genesmachine

    genesmachine wrote:

     

    Ann, convert the 4k file in Cineform to what to make it work?

    thanks

    To Cineform avi's.

    http://gopro.com/software-app/cineform-studio

     
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    Apr 4, 2013 1:27 PM   in reply to garyise

    i THINK that what you are seeing in PreEl 11 is a lower rez version for editing purposes and once completed it will come out as good as your original files are. Trying to edit in that high of a resolution will bogg most computers down. Try outputting somethng edited in PreEl 11 and see how it looks. i did a full length concert with a gopro black and when finished and made into a DVD it didn't look so good but when i rendered as a BlyRay it looked outstanding..

    good luck and keep us posted...

     
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    Apr 4, 2013 6:08 PM   in reply to garyise

    If PrE is within 30-days of purchase, send it back to Adobe for a money-back guarantee.

     

    If older than 30 days, then there is no recourse.

     

    Sorry,

     

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