H.265, also called HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), is said to double the data compression ratio compared to H.264 at the same level of video quality. We can tell the feature of H.265 from its name, yeah, the encoding efficiency of H.265/HEVC is much higher than H.264.
H.265 is widely used to shoot 4K recordings by many professional cameras such as Samsung NX1, Sony PMW-F55, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, BlackMagic Ursa, etc. Sometimes we need to edit these H.265 recordings to polish them in Premiere Pro.
Well, as far as we know, although Premiere Pro has claim that it has supported the H.265, however many Premiere users found they can’t edit the some of the H.265/HEVC videos, the importing window doesn’t response wherever they click.
Make sure that the all the H.265 files can be edit in Adobe Premiere Pro, you’ll need to convert H.265 video files to something editable like MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro.
Actually, it’s not so hard to do the trick as long as you apply a professional H.265 converter app. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac(read the review) is just what you need to achieve your goal. With it, you can effortlessly transcode H.265 to Adobe Premiere friendly movie format like MPEG-2, MOV (Note: it applies to all kinds of Adobe Premiere including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/ CS4/ CS5/CS6/CC) keeping the original quality.
Besides Adobe Premiere, this software can also export Apple ProRes, AIC, DNxHD for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. If you are Windows users, Pavtube Video Converter is the alternative choice. Below is the detailed guide on converting H.265 clips to Premiere Pro friendly videos for smoothly editing.
How to Convert H.265/HEVC to MPEG for Premiere Pro CC
Step 1. Load H.265 files
Here you can directly drag & drop the H.265 files to the converter, or click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” button on the top menu to browse and choose H.265 files
Step 2. Choose the preset output format
Click on the format bar and follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to choose “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the best video format for editing H.265 files in Premiere Pro CC. Besides, you can choose the other formats for editing in Avid MC, After Effects, Sony Vegas, etc.
Step 3. Resize parameters.
Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window. Resize the resolution by selecting “Size(pix)” option. Change the number to 1920 x 1080.
Step 4. Start converting H.265 files.
Click the big “Convert” button in the main UI to begin the H.265 to MPEG-2 conversion. You can see your converted videos by clicking “Open” button.
Then you are able to import and edit H.265/HEVC footage in Premiere Pro CC without any problem (The Hot Key to load H.265 files to Premiere is “Command” + “O”). Enjoy!