H.265 is a new codec that has been growing in popularity since it’s recent unveil. It has proven to be faster and much more efficient than H.264 and in a few years there’s a good chance we’re all going to be using it. However, there is no support for H.265 from editing systems such as Lightworks. currently. If you would like to import GoPro Hero 8 4K H.265 videos to Lightworks, the easy workaround is to get a third-party program to transcode H.265 to Lightworks editing-friendly format.
To convert GoPro Hero 8 footage for editing in Lightworks, Acrok HD Video Converter, an easy-to-use yet professional H.265 Encoder is highly recommended here. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec by yourself: the program has a optimized preset for Lightworks. If you’re a Mac users, you can turn to the Mac version, which can help you transcode GoPro Hero 8 files to Lightworks supported format. In addition, you can transcode GoPro Hero 8 4K H.265 videos for iMovie, DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, After Effects CC, Premiere Elements, Final Cut Pro X, Vegas Pro etc. Now follow the step-by-step guide to work with GoPro Hero 8 H.265 videos in Lightworks smoothly.
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Steps of converting GoPro Hero 8 footage to H.264 codec for Lightworks
Step 1. Load GoPro Hero 8 files to the software
Install and run Acrok HD Video Converter as the H.265 to Lightworks Converter. Click “Add file” button or “Add from folder” button to import the 4K .mp4 files to the H.265 converter.
Step 2. Select H.264 as the output codec
Click “Format” bar and move mouse cursor to “Common Video” category. Here you will find “H.264 MP4 (*.mov)”, just select it as the output format. The output videos seamlessly fit Lightworks Free and Pro. If you want to get 4K videos, please choose output format under “4K” category. 4K MP4 is your good choice.
Tip: 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 3. Start H.265 to H.264 conversion
After all the settings are done, simply click the Convert button to start transcoding GoPro Hero 8 files to H.264 MP4.
When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MP4 files effortlessly. Now, it’s much easy for you to import GoPro Hero 8 4K files in Lightworks for further editing.