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GoPro 7 Black video editing

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Hi, I just recently bought a gopro hero 7 black. I shot some footage in 4k60 just to see the quality. Once i tried to edit the footage I realized my computer won't play the file. I have a 2014 MacBook air. Is this just because my computer doesn't play 4k? If so, could i buy a HDMI cable and edit the software on my 4k tv? Not great with computers and what not lol. Just want to edit and view the footage.
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What were you using to play the file?
Try Quicktime or VLC Player.
Hello and welcome to the forum, for editing you will need a computer, fast enough for 4K/60 and also an editor.
For the beginning you can test free editing software or you take a little money and go for a good software like Magix or Vegas or.....
DaVinci is free and very powerful but you have to learn with YouTube tutorials.
Think about it, editing is a great hobby and you will get amazing videos.

Ciao Rob
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@tigernation you got an Excellent answer from @Jatekman.
Another camera companies software

You have a Youtube account, they supply an online Editor.

Let me ask this question: (could i buy a HDMI cable and edit the software on my 4k tv?) Could you explain that in some detail.

Like @Ifti mentions he uses a Mac.

See if your codecs are to par, they can be up to Par when you load an editor,hope we helped you out some
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Thanks everybody. I have tried quicktime and Openshot video editor. I guess what I was asking is if I linked my computer to a screen capable of playing 4k would it not lag. Or is it specifically because my computer isn't fast enough. Sorry, if that doesn't make sense. Don't know to much about computers so trying to explain in detail is hard. I'm pretty sure though my computer just won't process 4k even if I connect to my tv which is capable of playing of 4k. Thank you all. I will look into DaVinci.
what if the companies no longer put information on the box, just a BLANK box, wait did not Doriito's do that,they sure did blue only and red only bag.. My point is. see below. these two have to a minimum requirement for your machine, that I can not guess. What lags, Latacy the word is Synch aud/vid, in order for it to play right, CODECS, are needed, the graphics card should be up to date, etc,

The camera can play back smoothly if a few other requirements are met besides what was mentioned.
card, the read speed, the HDD its speed, and the SSD chips today. as well the Portable drives, usb thumb drive etc..
So for me I play my video off the PC on the HDD, and if need be a PROXY is always given on the card, placed in to a reader. Many editors can use proxys to edit and then they meet up in the file and they use the original file without loss. Last thing. quoting with no reply????? you have a mention @ name you can use that, or a reply next to tehe quote. hope this helps out just a lil. Like said no one reads the requirement or their instructions.

Filmora for Windows System Requirements
  • Supported OS : Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 (64 bit OS))
  • Processor : Intel i3 or better multicore processor, 2GHz or above
  • RAM : At least 3GB physical RAM (8GB required for HD and 4K videos)
  • Screen Resolution : 1366*768 or better
  • Disk : At least 2GB free hard-disk space for installation (SSD-Solid State Disk recommended for editing HD and 4K videos)
  • Internet : Internet connection is necessary for software registration and access to online services like Filmstock.
GoPro requirements
Minimum System Requirements for GoPro Studio
Supported Operating Systems64 bit Windows 7, 8.1, 10 in desktop mode only for GoPro Studio. 32 bit systems are not supported. Quik For Desktop requires Windows 10. Mac OS 10.10.X or later
CPUIntel Core i3
Recommended: Intel Quad Core i7 or better
Intel® Dual Core™
Recommended: Intel Quad Core i7 or better
Graphics Card
Graphics card that supports OpenGL 3.2 or later*
Recommended for 4K editing and playback: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better (or similar class graphics card)
Recommended Video RAM: 512 MB RAM or greater for video playback under 4K, 1GB RAM or greater for 4K playback
Any graphics card shipped with Intel® Dual Core™ Macs or better
Recommended for 4K editing and playback: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
Recommended Video RAM: 512 MB RAM or greater for video playback under 4K, 1GB RAM or greater for 4K playback
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Recommended: 1920 x 1080
1280 x 768
Hard Drive7200 RPM internal drive
If external, use USB 3.0 or eSATA
5400 RPM internal drive
Recommended: 7200 RPM drive or SSD
If external, use Thunderbolt, Firewire or USB 3.0
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Everything you posted looks like a foreign language lol. However, I feel I can safely gather my computer is just too old to process 4k60. In other words it's not just that the monitor on my laptop can't process it but the computer itself. Thanks everyone! Guess i'll be updating at some point.
Not a Problem. Simply trust the sales person when you walk in the store.
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It's a fantastic camera for capturing high-quality footage. Regarding your issue with editing the 4K60 footage on your 2014 MacBook Air, it's likely that your computer's hardware isn't capable of playing such high-resolution files smoothly. You can definitely use your TV as a larger screen to view the footage, which can be a great experience!
Purchasing an HDMI cable to connect your GoPro to a 4K TV won't directly solve the editing problem, as it's more about the capabilities of your computer. If you're looking for a solution to edit your footage without the need for a powerful computer, you might want to consider professional video editing services. They can handle the heavy lifting for you and deliver edited videos according to your preferences. One such service is Unlimited Video Editing Services by They can help you transform your raw footage into polished videos, saving you the hassle of learning complex editing software.
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