Encode GoPro Hero 4 4k Videos to YouTube Sharing

The easy workaround to upload GoPro HD Hero 4 footage to YouTube is to convert and split GoPro MP4 to YouTube compatible video. Here is how.

GoPro is ready to unleash their next camera, the HERO4, and it's going to be their first to offer full-motion 4K up to 30fps. These are our first images and specs of the HERO4, which is rumored to be announced October 8th. That's Amazing! Hero 4 is probably the beginning of the end for 1080p video, which has been the standard of HD for the past three years. (YouTube recently upgraded to 4K.) In this tutorial, we explore how to import GoPro 4K clips to YouTube for keeping the best quality without rendering. 

Q: “I have recently tried to upload 4K video form GoPro Hero4 to YouTube, in order to share my masterpiece with more guys. Unfortunately after try, I found it’s not as easy as I think to upload GoPro Hero4 4K to YouTube. The website can’t support the 4K file. How to solve the GoPro videos to YouTube incompatibility issue?” 

Scoured the internet, I found there are some possible matters may impede you to add GoPro Hero4 4K video to YouTube successfully. First, the GoPro output H.264 MP4 format is not an ideal format for YouTube. Then, the 4K high resolution from GoPro Hero4 is not supported well by YouTube. As far as I know YouTube now can only support 1080p, 720p video perfectly. What else’s, if you haven’t had a YouTube account yet, you can only upload videos less than 15 minutes; or YouTube won’t accept it. 

To achieve the goal, a professional 4K Video Converter is the key and Gopro MP4 Converter for Mac can help you convert these MP4 videos to Youtube, Vimeo supported format as “FLV for Youtube”. Besides, it is a professional video editing software to assist users with trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, attaching subtitles…to create your own videos. Here is the review

It articularly made to fix the Gopro issues by converting MP4 from Gopro HD Camera to to use in different NLE apps, such as FCP, iMovie, Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro, etc. What’more, this skilled Pavtube Gopro MP4 Converter Ultimate is also have the same functions.

Free Download this Best Converter for GoPro Hero4:

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Then, you can open the program and click the “Add Video” to load your files in. It supports batch conversion, you can import and transcode multiple movies files at one time.

Note: If you have Blu-ray\DVD disks and other video clips like .mp4, .mkv and wanna upload to YouTube, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can also help you. For example, you can import Blu-ray Movie to Final Cut Pro for Editing on Mac; Edit G2M WMV videos in MovieMaker & FCP for Upload Vimeo and so on.

After that, you can choose output format for Youtube. Click Format bar to select an output format. To share your GoPro 4K videos to YouTube, .avi, .3gp, .flv format from Common Video are all the proper formats.


a. Profile settings: You can also press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality. 1080p, 720p are recommended.

b. Edit/Split GoPro 4K video: Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want. 

Then, Start the conversion > Hit “Convert” button to start encoding Gopro 4K video for uploading to YouTube. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then share the converted GoPro Hero4 4K videos to YouTube at your will.

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    GOPRO HERO4 AND PREMIERE PRO (Saturday, 15 October 2016 20:36)

    pretty easy when you follow all the steps, thanks