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How to Improve Choppy Playback in the GoPro Player

by GoPro GoPro on ‎10-23-2019 09:47 AM - edited 2 weeks ago
What are you trying to do?
Achieve smoother playback in the GoPro Player to create amazing edits and share them with the world
Where does it apply?
  • GoPro Player - macOSX

How to do it?
GoPro MAX will render .360 files which you can import into the GoPro Player. Before renaming them, your files will look something similar to the image below:

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Using GoPro Player, you will be exporting your .360 footage to various codecs such as H.264, HEVC, CineForm or ProRes(Mac ONLY). Each of these codecs can be used for different scenarios, but the original .360 files require a strong computer to playback with very little issue.

If your computer isn't able to smoothly playback original .360 footage in the GoPro Player, then there are two ways to to improve this.

 
1. Lower the playback resolution so your computer doesn't have to work as hard to process your videos. To lower playback resolution, select View > Playback Resolution then lower it to 1.4k. 

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2. Export your entire .360 video(or trim your desired clip) to the H.264 codec with 4K resolution, then re-import your newly exported video into the GoPro Player and notice the difference.
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