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How To Convert GoPro HEVC Videos To H.264 Using HandBrake

by GoPro ‎09-30-2019 05:34 PM - edited ‎09-17-2021 03:33 PM
What are you trying to do?
Successfully convert HEVC footage from your HERO10 Black, HERO9 Black HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black, and HERO6 Black camera so it can be played on devices that are not HEVC-compatible. This can be done by using HandBrake. Download and install it so you can begin.

** Note: If you convert your files, you will lose your metadata that provides GPS information.


Where does it apply?
  • HERO10 Black
  • HERO9 Black
  • HERO8 Black
  • HERO7 Black
  • HERO6 Black
  • Mac/Windows/Linux computers

How to do it?

Once you have downloaded and installed HandBrake, open it and follow the steps below (Windows is below):


1. Click on [Open Source].
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2. Locate the file that you want to open and select it. Once it populates in Handbrake, click on [Video].
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3. Click on [Video Encoder] and select [H.264].
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5. Click [Framerate] and select [Same as source].
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6. Select your save name and location.
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7. Click [Start] and you will then see the file processing. Once it completes, you can view it in your saved location.
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1. Drag your file into the window.
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2. Once the file is showing, click on [Video].
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3. Click on [Video Encoder] and Select [H.264].
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4. Click on [Framerate] and select [Same as Source].
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5. Select your save name and location, then click [Start Encode]
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6. You will see the video processing; once it's done you can access your video in your saved location.
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Display size and viewing distance

Imperfections tend to be more noticeable at larger display sizes and closer viewing distances. This is especially true for lower resolution videos (less than 720p), which are typically scaled or “blown up” to fill your display, magnifying even minor imperfections in quality.

You may wish to slightly increase quality for viewing on larger displays, or where viewing from closer than average distances. Reduced quality may be acceptable for viewing on smaller screens or where storage space is limited.

Note: When converting your HEVC codec video into a H.264 file, you may no longer have any GPS data to display.