Can I edit GoPro Fusion 360° files in Hitfilm? Adobe Premiere apparently has a couple of add-ins that allow this, but I no longer have access to that programme.
You should be able to, but I believe 360° video is a Pro feature, requiring HitFilm Pro or the 360° pack for Express. If you want to try it out, there’s a demo for Pro, or you can also try it out in Express for free with a watermark on export.
Thanks for the reply. I have Hitfilm pro 2017, but when I try to import the gopro files I get a File Error - 'Invalid media, the media could not be imported'. The files however are visible in the gopro fusion software, and in imovie.
The GoPro is shooting h.265, Hitfilm doesn't read. You'll have to convert your footage to h.264 (or ProRes/Cineform) before import into Hitfilm.
While the GoPro files are "mp4" files, the file "type" (extension) is a CONTAINER, while the compression used for the actual video is a CODEC. A container can hold different codecs. In this case, the industry decided to be stupid and allow h.265 into an "mp4" file - because h.265 isn't "mp4."
This video goes into more detail on codecs/containers, discusses why some codecs are better for editing, and several methods to do the conversion.
Thanks for this exhaustive and illuminating reply!
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