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How to edit GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 footage in Davinci Resolve freely?

H.265 is an advanced video compression standard and a successor of the widely adopted H.264. It provides superior video quality and up to twice the data compression as the previous standard, H.265 can support 8K Ultra High Definition video, with a picture size up to 8192×4320 pixels. Nowdays more and more digital cameras like GoPro Hero 10 have been able to shoot videos in H.265 codec. Although the video quality at H.265 .mp4 is very excellent with crisp detail, great colors and nice dynamic range, however, if you want to do some post production work-flow of GoPro Hero 10 footage with professional video editors like Davinci Resolve, you will end up with failure. And you may encounter problems like these:

“I can’t play the GoPro Hero 10 5.3K H.265 files in Davinci snoothly, how to solve this problem? Who can show me a way to edit GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 videos in Davinci without rendering?”

If you are intending to edit GoPro Hero H.265 video files in Davinci, the easiest and best workaround is to transcode the H.265 codec to DNxHD codec, the most editing-friendly codec for Davinci Resolve. You can edit DNxHD MOV videos in Davinci without rendering.

To convert GoPro Hero 10 5.3K/5K/4K H.265 to DNxHD codec quickly and easily, UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from H.265 to DNxHD codec without quality loss for smooth importing and editing in Davinci Resolve. Besides GoPro Hero camera footage, the program also support other various cameras like Canon XF605, Panasonic AG-CX350, Sony XDCAM PXW-Z190, Lumix GH5 II, Sony a1, JVC GY-HM180U, Canon XC10, Panasonic HC-WXF1, Canon Vixia HF G50, Sony FDR-AX700, Sony PXW-Z280, etc. What’s more, this program offers other professinal encoders like Apple ProRes Codec, AIC, DNxHD, MPEG-2, H.264, etc. – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X/7/6, iMovie/FCE, Avid MC, Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro, Lightworks and more.

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Guide: Transcode GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 to DNxHD codec MOV for Davinci

Step 1. Install and launch the best GoPro Hero 10 to Davinci Converter on your Mac, and then click “Add File” button to import your GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 videos to the software.

GoPro Hero 10 to Davinci Converter

Step 2. Hit the “Profile” bar and select “Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format on the drop-down menu. DNxHD is native codec for editing in Davinci.

Convert GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 to DNxHD MOV


1. Before editing GoPro Hero 10 H.265 video in Davinci Resolve, you can edit them in the built-in editor of this GoPro Hero 10 to Davinci Converter. Click “Edit” button or the pencil icon to come to the editing interface where you’re allowed to trim (get the video clip you want to keep), crop (cut off black edges or unwanted areas), add watermarks (text, image, and video are all available), adding special effects, inserting subtitles, etc.

2. If necessary, you can click “Setting” button to customize video and audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate and audio channels according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step 3. When settings done, click “Convert” button to convert GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 to DNxHD MOV for Davinci editing on Mac.

After the GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 to DNxHD conversion, just click “Open Folder” button to locate the output DNxHD .mov files. Now, you can transfer and edit GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 videos in Davinci Resolve 17/16/15 smoothly on macOS(Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, etc).

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