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Hero7 can I view/edit HEVC on Win7 i7-4770 Vegas MS14Platinum

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I just sold my Hero5 black planning to buy Hero7 this weekend when its released in UK.

 

I only just realised that Hero7 Black uses HEVC for ALL video modes (even 1080 30/60), and Gopro help page advises HEVC can only playback on Win10 Kaby lake PCs ? (https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/hevc)

 

I only shoot 1080 (mostly 30/60) and had assumed I could view/edit Hero7 video on my current PC/software, I use Vegas Home Studio14 Platinum - if this isn't possible, I can't buy the Hero7 - I don't want the hassle of having to convert all video files pre-editing.

 

I just checked and there is no way to contact Gopro support to ask this (chat is closed, no other options), so hoping this is an easy answer.


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Re: Hero7 can I view/edit HEVC on Win7 i7-4770 Vegas MS14Platinum

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If you look on the comparison chart it list both h.264 (AVC) and h.265 (HEVC) as video formats for the HERO7 Black. https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/compare-cameras

It's my understanding that the HERO7 is restricted to HEVC on the same resolutions as HERO6 (4K/60, 4K (4:3)/30, 2.7K/120, 2.7 (4:3)/60, and 1080/240) but that the other resolutions can be filmed in h.264 (AVC) (4K/30, 4K/24, 4K (4:3)/24, 2.7K/60, 2.7K/30, 2.7K/24, 2.7K (4:3)/30, 2.7K (4:3)/24, 1440/60, 1440/30, 1440/24 (not sure about 1440/120), 1080/120, 1080/60, 1080/30, 1080/24, (Unsure about 960p resolutions), (Unsure about 720p resolutions).

The difference between the two cameras is that you now have the option (I have not confirmed this myself) to record in all resolutions/frame rates in the higher performance/reduced storage h.265 (HEVC).

For more information on HEVC and compatibility, see these articles
https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/hevc-minimum-system-requirements
https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/hevc

For working with HEVC on a non compatible machine, see this article:
https://gopro.com/help/articles/how_to/how-to-convert-gopro-hevc-videos-to-h-264-using-handbrake

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GoPro
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Re: Hero7 can I view/edit HEVC on Win7 i7-4770 Vegas MS14Platinum

 

Hi @bravestorm756

 

I'm not really sure about that and not familiar with the software. 

 

As long as your computer can support and play HEVC that should work and also if the software accepts HEVC that should work. 

Please check the software's format and codec compatibility if it will support HEVC formats

 

 

Regards,

-Jay 

 

 

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Re: Hero7 can I view/edit HEVC on Win7 i7-4770 Vegas MS14Platinum

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If you look on the comparison chart it list both h.264 (AVC) and h.265 (HEVC) as video formats for the HERO7 Black. https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/compare-cameras

It's my understanding that the HERO7 is restricted to HEVC on the same resolutions as HERO6 (4K/60, 4K (4:3)/30, 2.7K/120, 2.7 (4:3)/60, and 1080/240) but that the other resolutions can be filmed in h.264 (AVC) (4K/30, 4K/24, 4K (4:3)/24, 2.7K/60, 2.7K/30, 2.7K/24, 2.7K (4:3)/30, 2.7K (4:3)/24, 1440/60, 1440/30, 1440/24 (not sure about 1440/120), 1080/120, 1080/60, 1080/30, 1080/24, (Unsure about 960p resolutions), (Unsure about 720p resolutions).

The difference between the two cameras is that you now have the option (I have not confirmed this myself) to record in all resolutions/frame rates in the higher performance/reduced storage h.265 (HEVC).

For more information on HEVC and compatibility, see these articles
https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/hevc-minimum-system-requirements
https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/hevc

For working with HEVC on a non compatible machine, see this article:
https://gopro.com/help/articles/how_to/how-to-convert-gopro-hevc-videos-to-h-264-using-handbrake