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Do GoPro 4k MP4 to 1080p WMV Conversion for Editing GoPro 4k in Windows Movie Maker

"Hey guys, I have a problem with my Windows Movie Maker. When I open a new project and want to load GoPro 4K/1080P MP4 shootings. But Movie Maker cannot import any footage . Any idea how to import this material? I hope you can help me."

There are some formats supported by Windows Movie Maker, such as .wmv, .asf, .avi, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2, and .wm. Have you found MP4? No! It's not supported natively. So you need to convert GoPro MP4 to Windows Movie Maker compatible format like WMV before importing.

In the other hand, in order to play or edit GoPro 4K videos smoothly in Windows Movie Maker, you will need to downscale most of the 4K video files to 1080p.

There are many video tools out there that can convert and compress the 4K videos, however, few of them can process at a fast speed. After multiple tests, I highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is surely in the support of compressing GoPro Hero 4/3/2 4K MP4 videos to 1080p faultlessly. Besides, the video app can help you to convert 4K MP4 from GoPro Hero 4/3/2 to FCP/Adobe Premiere/Avid MC, iMovie more compatible format like Apple ProRes, MPEG-2, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, etc. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can trim, crop and retouch your videos in clicks. Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K HD video converter, player and editor. For Windows (Windows 10 included) users, the Windows verison Video Converter is the alternative choice. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Fix Windows Movie Maker won't Import GoPro MP4 files

Step 1. Load Source Video

Launch the 4K to 1080p Converter; click "Add Video" and load your 4K HD files from GoPro cameras. This program supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time.

Step 2. Decide Output Format

Hit the Format box and select HD Video —>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.

And by clicking Edit, you can trim, crop videos, adjust video effects, add watermarks, etc.

Step 3. Set Video Resolution at 1080p

Click "Settings" button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert ultra HD 4K MP4 to 1080p WMV, do remember adjusting video size to 1920*1080. That is the exact 108p.

Step 4. Start 4K MP4 to 1080p WMV Conversion

Hit "Convert" button to let the 4K MP4 to WMV for Windows (Live) Movie Maker 1080p WMV conversion begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated 1080p video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to playback and edit.

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