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How to Render Videos in the GoPro Player

by GoPro ‎10-30-2019 06:00 PM - edited ‎12-18-2019 12:32 PM
What are you trying to do?
Import your .360 files from MAX in the GoPro Player and export them into file types editable in 3rd party software or shareable to the world
Where does it apply?
  • GoPro Player - macOS
  • GoPro MAX

How to do it?
Depending on your desired result, GoPro Player can render out 360 videos that can be edited and shared on select platforms or render a traditional video with Reframe and cinematic transitions1. Click here to learn more about Reframe in the GoPro Player.

Rendering your GoPro MAX spherical media

When you open GoPro Player, a Finder window will appear so you can locate your .360 video file. You can also open your own Finder window and double-click your file to automatically open GoPro Player.

Timeline 1

Select File - Export As to render your entire .360 file as is. You then have the option to choose amongst three choices of resolutions:
  1. 5.6k
  2. 4k
  3. Custom
Export As
 
Once selected, a new window will display your various options:
 
Export 360

PRO TIP: When rendering a 360 video, the projection will be in an equirectangular frame. If you want to export your video under a specific aspect ratio, you can do this by clicking the Reframe button - User-added image - and selecting the 16:9 circle at the top-right corner below the Export button.

You can explore additional options when selecting the Advanced Options drop-down arrow. They will have the following options shown:

 
User-added image
  • Resolution - 5.6k, 4k, Custom
  • Codec - H.264, ProRes, HEVC
  • Options - World Lock, Horizon Level, 360 Audio(Coming soon), Retain GPMF Data 
Optional: When choosing the "Custom" resolution option, you can choose your own pixel resolution.

Once you have your selections down, press the Next button to render your video on a saved location. You will then have a notification appear when the video is done rendering. 

Exporting
Notification

How to render Reframe video using GoPro Player
  1. Once you're done with your Reframe edit, press the Export button along the upper right corner.
Export Reframe
  1. Once selected, a new window will display your various options:
  Export Reframe
 
When rendering a Reframe edit, the projection will be in a GoPro Lens which is a traditional 2D video with a max output resolution of 1080p. You can explore additional options when selecting the Advance Options drop-down arrow. They will have the following options shown below:
  • Resolution - 1080p, 720p
  • Codec - H.264, ProRes, HEVC
  • Options - Horizon Level, North Lock, 360 Audio(Coming soon)
Export Reframe 
 
  1. Once you have your selections down, press the Next button to render your video on a saved location. You will then have a notification appear when the video is done rendering. 
Exporting
Notification

 

1GoPro Player cannot modify/render any 360 or PowerPano photos.
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