My Premiere Pro CS6 doesn’t seem to like particularly videos shot with my GoPro Hero5. I can load the GoPro videos in my timeline but it just display as full black. When I play them back I can hear the sound, but there is never any picture. So, is it possible to import and edit GoPro video in Adobe Premiere Pro easily?
After reading several different post here I put together a working workflow. The basic reason why GoPro videos not working in Adobe Premiere is that the output videos from GoPro is encoded with H.264 or H.265 coedc. Actually, Premiere Pro can’t open H.264 (or H.265) files. So how to get around this? It would be to convert GoPro videos to a lossless format that is easier to edit for Premiere Pro. I used Brorsoft Video Converter to encode all of my GoPro videos to MPEG-2 for using in Adobe PP.
Overall, it is one of the best GoPro video converter tool for us. The program comes with several optimized format for Adobe Premiere Pro, which enable you to transcode GoPro .mp4 to MPEG-2 for editing with Premiere Pro directly without any rendering or codec problems. Plus, it also allows you to convert GoPro videos to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, etc with best results. For encoding GoPro videos on Mac OS X, please get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
How to Convert GoPro video clips to Premiere Pro CC/CS6
Step 1: Add iPhone videos
Install and launch the GoPro to Premiere Pro converter, and then click “Add Files” button to import your .mp4 files to the software.
Tip: If you wanna combine iPhone video clips into one file, you can click the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2: Select output format > Click “Format” bar to determine output format. Follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.
Tip: Click Settings icon, you can customize audio and video parameters Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3: Convert GoPro video to Premiere Pro
Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding GoPro clips for importing to Premiere Pro.
After the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the converted GoPro MP4 files to Premiere Pro CC, CS6 for further editing perfectly.