GoPro 4K video to Movie maker-Fix Windows Movie Maker won't Import GoPro Hero 4 MP4 files

It’s a pity Movie Maker is not compatible with GoPro MP4 files. This article will guide through how to rewrap and transcode .mp4 to .wmv(HD) for Windows Movie Maker step by step.

GoPro HERO4 Black action camera can capture stunning 4K footage in extreme settings(30fps). Of course 2.7K50, 1440p80, 1080p120, 960p120 and 720p120 fps for crisp, smooth footage are supported as well. If you record some 4K videos, things would be a little more complicated when you work with the 4K MP4 files in Windows Movie Maker.

Q1: Windows Movie Maker can’t recognize MP4
Windows Media Player 11 recognizes and plays MPEG-4 just fine but WMM doesn't recognize them. I would like to import some GoPro Hero 4 4K mp4 files into Movie Maker and work with them - is there a codecs or something that allows this?

Q2: Windows Movie Maker crashed while importing Gopro Hero MP4
I recorded a video using GoPro Hero 4 . BUT every time I try to open the 4k files with Window Movie Maker (ie to edit etc) it crashes - and from what I have read mp4's aren't compatible with Movie Maker.

As a matter of fact, many will admit to having found 4K video difficult to import into many editors for purposes of editing.If you need to import Gopro 4K video Windows Movie Maker, it’s suggested to to convert Gopro HD 4K video Windows Movie Maker supported format 1080P AVI, 1080P WMV, 1080P MPG. To smoothly edit 4k MP4 files from GoPro Hero 4 in Windows Movie Maker, the best bet would be to convert them to .wmv, which is the best codecs with best results when working with WMM .


First you need to download Brorsoft 4K Video Converter. Overall, the program is the best Video Converter for GoPro Hero4 footage, which will create an Windows Movie Maker friendly file format- WMV keeping the original quality in Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8. Besides Movie Maker, this software can also export professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid, ProRes for Final Cut Pro, AIC MOV for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro and more. For Mac users, 4K Video Converter for Mac is the alternative choice.

Following provide a step by step guideline of how to edit GoPro Hero 4 4K MP4 video to 1080p WMV for Windows Movie Maker

Step 1. Load Source Video

Launch the 4K to 1080p Converter; click "Add Video" and load your 4K HD files from GoPro Hero 4. 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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