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Tourist
Posts: 47

Re: Problem with editing 4k60fps

There's Davinci Resolve 15 and Hitfilm Express 2017 you can take a look at. I've used either one of them from time to time and both works great. Reccomend that you have a specs similar to Intel i7 7500 with 8G RAM or higher and plenty of storage (256 GB works). I would also suggest having some sort of graphics card (can't name them) that will help make video editing much quicker. If you don't have a good graphics card, that's okay; it'll just be slow in terms of editing. 

 

Sometime, you'll see the video editing software not playing in real time well (stuttering) as you increase the resolution of the videos. That applies to me as I'm using my laptop to video edit. From what I heard, that AMD core can get really hot if you don't have the right specs. Intel is good at dissipating heat away from its core. 

 

I've noticed that people were editing 4K 60fps with Dell's XPS 13 on Adobe premiere and it works great (no stuttering). Given that, I would assume that the performance you get from the editing software depends on not only your computer/laptop but also the video quality and how spontaneous the software can handle them. 

 

Windows 10 should be able to read HEVC files. 

Explorer
Posts: 11,598

Re: Problem with editing 4k60fps

Your best option is to use a proper non-linear video editor. Some free options are:
VSDC on Windows- http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/download.
DaVinci Resolve https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve

VideoProc https://www.videoproc.com/
HitFilmExpress https://hitfilm.com/express
ShotCut https://shotcut.org/download/
Lightworks http://www.lwks.com/
Avidemux http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
Blender https://www.blender.org/download/
EZvid http://www.ezvid.com/download
VirtualDub http://www.virtualdub.org/
Fusion https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion/motiongraphics
Lives http://lives-video.com/index.php?do=home

DaVinci Resolve is a professional editor
VSDC works great with HEVC and is recommended by GoPro
VideoProc auto adjust to your computer to maximize performance
Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: Problem with editing 4k60fps

Done a little more research re: HEVC.

 

There may be additional hardware requiremets that invole the CPU, which i guess means that older machines wont cut it. Let google be your friend on this one. 'Intel Kaby lake' is a good starting place. Also, licencing may be a issue. Is that why microsoft charge a dollar for the HEVC codec from their store?

 

Anyway, onwards and upwards. My 8 year old PC works just fine on Windows 10 (that's this week!), so I'm not in the market to spend a shed load of money on a new PC when all I need do is Convert HEVC to H.264 via Handbrake, then do whatever editing in adobe premiere.

 

The above is not the fault of GoPro, but I feel some clearer explanation from them would not go a miss. Being more clear and  upfront would save people an awful lot of time frustration.

 

Happy filming ;-)

 

JD