10-21-2018 05:26 PM
my files from new hero 7 are killing my adobe premiere. never had this with the hero 5.
did some searching and it looks like it might be the HEVC codec (can any one confirm?)
found someone where ther suggested using handbrack to convert allmy files before editing. is this the most efficient solution? does gopro not have an app for converting?
10-21-2018 08:29 PM
Oh god. Not GoPro too...
Yeah, I've never had that problem of viewing the videos from the Hero 5 Black in any devices. But since Apple came out with the iPhone 8, I've been using that more often as for many convience factors that comes to play. For some reason, Windows 10 can't read it as it doesn't have something to read the video files. This is weird though since Windows 10 and iOS 11/12 should be able to handel HEVC files. I'll need to head on over to Microsoft Store to talk to them about this (thanks for reminding me of this problem). From the position I'm at now, I need to pay 0.99 cents for a reader that allows me to read those video files, which I don't mind, but I don't want to. It's just too inconvienent. And plus, why pay?
Sorry, this doesn't help with your problem, but it's a simliar thing you have with Gopro cameras. I can't view my videos from my iPhone after exporting or even on file explorer. I have to go to like iMovie or Splice to convert each individual or make the video there in the app and convert to where the computer can read it.
Here's some couple links that might help you out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky7THzIUQHg (for this link on youtube, there's the converter you've mentioned, but I wouldn't suggest it. I would do some chat with GoPro, or Apple or Microsoft for the software, or perhaps since it's a problem from Adobe Premier, you could chat with them. There's really no need to buy or download things. Today's technology should be able to handle different sorts of files. We did pay a lot to use them and it's a bit frustrating that we can't use them due to some sort of file reading problems)
Best luck to you, mate! And do keep an update with me. I need to get to the bottom of this as well
10-21-2018 10:32 PM
Just download the HEVC Video Extensions app from the Microsoft store and those videos will work in Premiere and other programs. I think it's 99 cents and you can use it on all you PCs.
10-22-2018 02:28 AM
First I am not sure why people say you need to pay $1 for the HEVC codec in Windows 10. Perhaps it is only home versions or something like that as my Windows 10 version never needed anything extra downloaded or paid for. So I'll assume it's the entrey level version of Windows 10 unless someone can clarify or confirm.
For playback in media players (not editing or Premiere Pro)... mine work best in Windows Film and TV app (smooth). VLC also plays them and perhaps with that player it will install its own HEVC codec for free (not sure) although its not quite as smooth as the other app. Potplayer (another free player I used at some stage for a difficult file) also plays them smooth.
Next set your camera if you dislike HEVC to compatible mode + hevc. Only a few of the highest resolution and framerates will be in hevc then.
As for Premiere Pro I suggest not converting anything in apps such as handbrake as every conversion (unless not compressed in which case you will have huge files) downgrades quality. Learn to use proxy workflows in PP (so easy to ingest and setup proxies automatically as you import footage... I even use them for all 4K hevc or not as its fast and smooth when editing/playback. On export of your masterpiece (or at any stage during editing you can toggle on/off proxies) it will use the original high quality recordings while you take a break. I use 1280x720 proxies as my editing screen preview is about that size.
10-22-2018 09:58 AM
I thought about the settings on the iPhone where you can set to HECV or compatiable to most devices under settings in the camera section. I thought that was the problem to why my laptop running Windows 10 didn’t work. But I still have the problem. I can hear the audio but not the picture/video. I’d just checked yesterday and it said it has a missing codec. I don’t want to pay for converters or even download one. What’s the point for having great technologies when you’re prevented to do things just from not being able to read the files. Interesting enough, my GoPro works. I’ll need to stop by the Microsoft store about this. Perhaps Apple as well.
10-22-2018 06:41 PM
Microsoft removed support for the HEVC codec from Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for new installations. Systems that are upgraded to the Fall Creators Update version are not affected, as the codec is carried over in that scenario. Microsoft did this because the licensing costs are ridiculously high for HEVC.