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Import and edit GoPro Hero 10 4K H.265 footage in Premiere Elements without rendering

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 Adobe Premiere Elements, 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 Adobe Premiere Elements snoothly, how to solve this problem? Who can show me a way to edit GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 videos in Premiere Elements without rendering?”

If you are intending to edit GoPro Hero H.265 video files in Premiere Elements, the easiest and best workaround is to transcode the H.265 codec to MPEG-2 codec, the most editing-friendly codec for Adobe Premiere Elements. You can edit MPEG-2 MPG videos in Premiere Elements without rendering.

To convert GoPro Hero 10 5.3K/5K/4K H.265 to MPEG-2 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 MPEG-2 codec without quality loss for smooth importing and editing in Adobe Premiere Elements. 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, QuickTime, H.264, etc. – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X/7/6, iMovie/FCE, Avid MC, Camtasia, Vegas Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Lightworks and more.

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Guide: Transcode GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 to MPEG-2 codec MPG for Premiere Elements

Step 1. Install and launch the best GoPro Hero 10 to Premiere 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 Premiere Converter

Step 2. Hit the “Profile” bar and select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. MPEG-2 is native codec for editing in Premiere Elements.

Convert GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 to MPEG-2 MPG


1. Before editing GoPro Hero 10 H.265 video in Adobe Premiere Elements, you can edit them in the built-in editor of this GoPro Hero 10 to Premiere 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 MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Elements editing on Mac.

After the GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 to MPEG-2 conversion, just click “Open Folder” button to locate the output MPEG-2 .mpg files. Now, you can transfer and edit GoPro Hero 10 H.265 MP4 videos in Adobe Premiere Elements 2022, 2021 and 2020 smoothly on macOS(Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, etc).

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