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Tourist
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Editing HEVC x265 programme ?

Well, was super happy to sell my HERO 5 and buy the HERO 6... well, not now.

 

Went out and shot some 4K 60fps of the kids riding their MTB's like I usually do, got home and tried to throw a small vid together as usual.

 

My Sony Vegas Pro is now useless and potentially my computer. Its mid range i7, 16gb ram and 4K screen and compatible graphics card.

 

Whats the go here GoPro ? This should have been a warning before selling this camera.

 

What software package are people using ? I have tried about 4 different packages so far and all draw a blank at x265.

 

Tried... Adobe premier, gopro studio, Shotcut, Cyberlink powerdirctor 16...

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Editing HEVC x265 programme ?

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Had the same issue when I bought it on release in that cutting edge also tends to be bleeding edge.

 

Adobe Premiere Pro works fine with the HEVC x265.

 

I video my kid's hockey games and the go pro breaks them all into 9 segments per game so I have to nest them all together and that is quite frustrating.

 

My computer is pretty good and it is choking when it comes to rendering, not to mention when I set it up to render the videos I cannot use it for multitasking anything else in the hours it takes to do this.

 

I am thinking 16gig ram is not enough active memory and you may need more cores than 4 on the CPU if that is what you have.

 

Adventurer
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Re: Editing HEVC x265 programme ?

What operating system are you using?
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Editing HEVC x265 programme ?

Windows 10, 64bit.

Adventurer
Posts: 10,340

Re: Editing HEVC x265 programme ?

I use Adobe Premiere Pro cc on a Windows 10 64bit i7 16GB RAM laptop. I have no issues with 4K/60 or 1080/240 HEVC videos. I'm not sure what's going on for you, but it should work.

It know that HEVC causes some issues for people with older computers and operating systems, but it would have been much more disappointing had GoPro not used h.265 for 4K/60 and 1080/240. h.264 would have been a storage hog and much less efficient. Since HEVC is where all digital video is headed, it might be prudent for those who can't run it to plan for an upgrade to their system, whether they use the Hero6 or not.

Even if you can't use 4K/60 or 1080/240, the Hero6, in my opinion, is worth the upgrade over the Hero5. The stability, dynamic range, reduced rolling shutter, less color banding, and more responsive controls make the Hero6 a better camera. You still have 4K/30 like you do with the Hero5 but now have stabilization. You still have 1080/120 but now also have Superview and Linear. 2.7 fps is doubled from 60fps to 120fps. Burst photos now have Auto which correctly sets the shutter/burst rate. Voice commands are expanded and now allow you to turn the camera on/start recording when the camera is off. Finally, the Hero6 has touch zoom and HDR photos, which the Hero5 does not.

I have both cameras and find the Hero6 to be a much better camera, even without the higher frame rates.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Editing HEVC x265 programme ?

As said, I have downloaded Adobe premier, gopro studio, Shotcut and Cyberlink powerdirctor 16 to try.

 

Currently can get Adobe Premiere Elements to work with x265 but not 4K/60fps.

 

It looks good and similar to SVP 13...

 

I am only looking to spend a one off $100-$150 on a software package so nothing with a monthly fee.

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Hiker
Posts: 29

Re: Editing HEVC x265 programme ?

I have good luck using Adove Premiere Pro 2018 edition when using 1080,4k on my GoPro Hero 6 camera and as well on my Logitech Brio 4k webcam when doing recordings. I found this on Tom's Hardware review website showing some of the best video editing software to choose from.

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/inexpensive-video-editing-software-guide,4003.html

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Editing HEVC x265 programme ?

Cyberlink Power Director get the best marks, even still in 2017 PD16 still gets really good reviews.

 

Pity the free download wont allow x265 files as I would really like to try it.