11-14-2017 08:58 AM
11-14-2017 09:03 AM
4th time lucky trying to post this...?
GoPro Hero6 uses 2 different codecs - H.264 and H.265. This is different to the Hero5 which only used H.264.
On the Hero6 the following frame rates and resolutions use H.265:
- 4k 60fps
- 2k 120fps
- 1080p 240fps
(I also believe that the 4/3 resolutions use H.265)
The H.265 codec is relatively new and therefore is unsupported on some operating systems and by some software. It is being used to make file sizes smaller without a large loss of overall quality by way of advanced compression.
If you are using a mac you will need to update to OSX High Sierra to support the codec. If you are using windows I would suggest using the latest driver updates for windows 10. On top of this any programs you are using to play the video back need updating i.e. VLC will need drivers to support the codec and programs such as Adobe Premiere require an additional driver that is only supported on the full version of the program (not the demo).
Although the above is annoying for anyone who wants to view and edit files instantly I would anticipate that within the next few months H.265 will be far more readily supported. This is manly because the new iphones use this codec and apple will hardly stand for thier users videos not working on EVERYTHING.
So be patient or update your software as I've said above. All will be ok :)
11-14-2017 09:06 AM
Listen, I'm not trying to be a pain and I'm a pretty nice guy. If I had any friends you could ask them (haha). I don't
think it's a scam at all. You could Handbrake yourself through this if you really wanted to. Yes, it's another step but
you can get there. Personally, I don't think it's a simple turn on/off .265 in those modes, maybe there is a hardware
reason they need to, I don't know.
11-14-2017 09:07 AM
I guess its only a matter of software support for Windows, GPU and other playback programs...but im shocked that GoPro Studio doesnt even show a video when you check it to import...
11-14-2017 09:11 AM
Yeah it's mainly software. It's easy to confuse it with being solely a hardware issue because it plays on a lot of devices but stutters so people think "wow my computer can't handle this".
Just check what programs and operating system you're using and you might find that you can just download a driver or update to make it compatible.
Do also keep in mind that H.265 is highly compressed, even more so than H.264, so it WILL require slightly better hardware (to decode the compression and playback) but it shouldn't be the determining factor imo.
11-14-2017 09:13 AM
11-24-2017 12:04 PM
I purchased a gtx 1080 for my gopro hero 6. yes for my hero 6. honestly the only reason people are going to want the Hero 6 over other Gopro's are for its Slow motion capability's.
Believe me when i say if you dont think you have the best computer in the world it will take a lifetime to encode any slowmotion video. I use Hardware accelerated Encoding with the GTX 1080 and it will take well over an hour to encode 20 minutes worth of slow motion.
Now say i tried to do that on a pair of gtx 460's, older video cards that new Cuda video editing software wont even run Cuda off of because cards are so out of date. It would probably take days to encode........laugh.