With the rise of 4K cameras like GoPro and 4K displays, there is a need for good quality 4K content which is why a professional 4K editing software is necessary. To make it clear, there is a difference between video editors and 4K video editors. Not all of them have 4K support.
In the midst of these, VideoProc stands as one of the best 4K video compressor and editors currently available in the market, developed by Digiarty. The software is in its third iteration and is a must-have tool if you have a 4K camera like GoPro, iPhone. In this article, we will be highlighting the features of VideoProc and a how-to guide on using 4k GoPro footage to make it YouTube-ready. In the process, we will be giving a quick view of its basic editing tools.
VideoProc comes with basic tools like cut, trim, merge, adjust transcode and edit 4K videos with full GPU hardware acceleration. It is especially skilled at handling 4K UHD videos, high-speed videos shot with 120fps/240fps (slow-mo) videos and large sized videos (Footage shot in Protune will be 50% larger than what is shot in the default GoPro setting. Basically higher bitrate means better quality at the cost of storage).
The 4K footage can be from iPhone, GoPro, DJI, YouTube, Blue-ray and can be processed according to websites like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also backup and rip a DVD in 5 minutes at the fastest speed available in the industry without having to compromise on quality. As an additional benefit, it has a built-in YouTube downloader and can record from the screen, webcam, iPhone simultaneously that can be edited later on.
VideoProc support audio and video files from various sources like GoPro, drones, DSLRs, Blue-ray videos, HDTV/HD-camcorders videos, 4K UHD HEVC/H.264 videos, 1080p multi-track HD videos and more. The 370+ codec library comes with support for nearly every format that is being in the consumer and also in the professional area. They go beyond the normal HD resolution all the way up to UHD, 4K, 5K, and 8K and with its Intel QSV, NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC, and AMD powered level-3 GUP acceleration tech it converts videos 16x times faster than before.
• Supported Video Formats: MP4, AVI, FLV, MKS, MOV, MPEG4, H.264, HEVC, WMV, MTS, M2TS, TS, AVCHD, MOD and more.
• Supported Audio Formats: MP3, AC3, AAC, FLAC and more.
Who should use VideoProc?
Customers that want an easy, stable and a fast tool to process their video footages shot by action cameras like GoPro, drone, DSLRs, iPhones will find this tool handy. Novice users like who are not professional and can’t get around with advanced software like Final Cut X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC Vegas will find VideoProc interface easier. Also, the software mentioned above are hungry on power and storage and your computer may lag/ freeze while using them. Some media player also doesn’t support footages from GoPro (HEVC), in which case the VideoProc is the perfect tool to use.
VideoProc is not a direct alternative to GoPro Quik, Studio, and Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements, iMovie but a solid software solution to process and touch up the large 4K footages from GoPro and other 4K cameras. VideoProc is the best tool for anyone interested in video editing and packed with every feature you would expect from a video processing software.
Installation and Preferences
VideoProc is available on both Windows and Mac. If you are unsure about going forward with the purchase take a free trial and take a look at the features. You can also try your hands at the VideoProc video processing and compressing page where you can win GoPro Hero7 and accessories.
1x GoPro HERO7 Black ($399)
2x GoPro Karma Grip ($299)1
0x GoPro Dual Battery Charger + Battery ($49)
- Users can download VideoProc by going to the VideoProc download page. Also there you can distinguish yourself as a Mac or Windows user.
- From here you can choose the buy option which will lead you to three license options. You will receive the product information with the license code after completing the order.
- You can also opt for the Free Download option. The trial version is limited to 5 min media file but is enough to get you familiar with the interface. After downloading the .exe file open it and you will be taken to a download page. Complete the rest of the instructions and you will have VideoProc running in your computer in no time.
Processing and Compressing GoPro 4K Videos
In this step-by-step guide, we will be showing you how to prepare and process GoPro footage for uploading in YouTube. GoPro is the market leader in action cameras with their Hero cameras. Their small size, water resistance, and 4K support make it perfect for people that have a passion for adventure and outdoor sports capturing their favorite moments.
Though the GoPro can record 2.7K and 4K videos the file becomes too large and problems arise. The media players struggle to play them and it takes a long time to upload these high-resolution videos to Facebook, YouTube. So the need to compress GoPro 2.7K/4K arises and VideoProc does the work for us. Not only that we can do additional modifications like trimming unwanted segment, crop out parts, changing bit-rates and frame-rates and more.
Prepare the GoPro file ready before moving forward with the tutorial.
- Launch VideoProc. You will see the main UI with four options Video, DVD, Downloader, and Recorder.
- Since we will be dealing with video go to the Video option. You will able to see the full video interface.
- To start with go to “+Video” option to browse the file and select it. You can also directly drag and drop into the interface.
- You will see some popular output profiles at the bottom. If your video is encoded with H.264 you can choose the HEVC profile which will reduce your GoPro file 50% without sacrificing quality.
- To get more presets, go to the Target Format option below. It will present you with a more precise codec, resolutions, target location etc. For our use,
Weselect The YouTube video option and click on FLV format. The two YouTube output profiles differ a bit by size. An MP4 file will be a bit larger thanan FLV file.
- For more tweaking, go to the Option icon and you will be able to change the video and audio parameters. You can lower your resolution and change bitrate which is one of the main factors determining the file size. Lowering may reduce the file size but lowering too much will lead to inferior video quality. Actually, the bitrate will be automatically altered when you choose a different resolution. It is advisable to keep the same frame-rate for smoothness.
- Now we advance to the cutting procedure by selecting the Cut option. You will
be ableto see two green knobs that stand for the start and end time. Drag them according to your preferences. Use the orange cut button next to the slider to make multiple clips after which you can change the sequence using up and down arrows.
- Now we move on to the Cropping procedure by clicking on the “Crop” button and clicking the “Enable Crop” option. You will see a dotted line on the four sides of the original footage. You can drag the line manually as your requirement. You can also choose from the “Preset” option to get some standard crop ratio like 16:9, 4:3, and 1:
- You can split the video by going to “ToolBox” option and then clicking on “Split” option. By default, the software will split the video into 10 segments every 60 seconds.
- You can also merge two videos by going to “+Video”, selecting a target output and clicking on “merge”.
- There is also an option of trimming. It is different from cutting allowing only removing the start/end rather than cutting out any part of the footage. Go to “ToolBox” and then click on the “Trim” button.
- You can go more effects and tweaking like rotating, adding subtitle, effect, watermark, stabilize, lens correction and more. When you are done click on the “RUN” button for transcoding and VideoProc will give you the final output file.
We are sure that after trying on your hands with VideoProc you will be impressed with its easy UI and features rich options. Look no further, VideoProc is the perfect 4K video processing and editing software for you whether you are a novice user or a Pro-Filmmaker.