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Sightseer
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converting GoPro files for imovie editing

Hi folks. What's the quick and easy way to convert GoPro clips from my Hero8 for use in iMovie editing? I need to get rid of the "choppy" problem and can't figure out if this is solved in the current GoPro apps, or do I need a third party application in between my camera's files and importing clips to iMovie?

THANK YOU!!!   Just want to make some basic youtube videos for family & friends. 

-greg

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Nomad
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Re: converting GoPro files for imovie editing

If the video is choppy it could be because you're recording in HEVC format.  See if there's an update for iMovie that supports the format.  Other wise record in a different format or convert the clips before editing.

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Sightseer
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Re: converting GoPro files for imovie editing

Yes, I want to run my files through a converter, but don't know what to use. Any suggestions from within the GoPro suite, or a tool already on my Mac?  Or is this a third party add-in necessary purchase?  thanks again.