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How to Render Videos in the GoPro Player

by GoPro GoPro 2 weeks ago - edited Thursday
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?
*GoPro Player cannot modify/render any 360 photos or PowerPano photos.*

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 transitions. Click here to learn more about Reframe in the GoPro Player. 

How to render your GoPro MAX videos using GoPro Player
  1. Open the 360 video file on GoPro Player. This can be done by either opening the app and searching for your video or double-clicking your file in a Finder window.
Timeline 1
  1. Select File - Export As. You can then have an option to choose amongst three choices of resolutions:
    • 5.6k
    • 4k
    • Custom
Export As
  1. Once selected, a new window will display your various options:
Export 360
* When rendering a 360 video, the projection will be in an equirectangular frame.

You can explore additional options when selecting the Advance Options drop-down arrow. They will have the following options shown:
 
Advance options
  • Resolution - 5.6k, 4k, Custom
  • Codec - H.264, ProRes, HEVC
  • Options - Horizon Level, North Lock
Optional: When choosing the "Custom" resolution option, you can change the resolution in various pixel sizes. 
  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


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 video, the projection will be in a GoPro Lens. It will be a traditional 2D video that will have a max 1080p output. You can explore additional options when selecting the Advance Options drop-down arrow. They will have the following options shown:
 
Export Reframe
 
  • Resolution - 5.6k, 4k, Custom
  • Codec - H.264, ProRes, HEVC
  • Options - Horizon Level, North Lock
  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

 
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