iPhone HEVC/H.265 video not read by Premiere
With iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the upcoming iPhone X, you can now record H.265/HEVC video which offers high quality video at low bit rates than H.264. For Adobe Premiere Pro CC users who have just switched to one of those new iPhone devices, you may be disappointed to find that Adobe doesn’t seem to support this media yet although Premiere Pro has official claimed native importing support for HEVC (H.265) media with resolution up to 8192×4320.
“Ever since updating my iPhone 7 Plus to iOS 11, I’ve been unable to import videos taken with that phone into Adobe Premiere Pro 2017.1.2 (Mac). I understand that this has something to do with the new HEVC file format that iOS 11 uses to save videos to the iPhone file system. Is there some codec that can be installed into Premiere to correct this import problem, or will there be a fix for this in a future Adobe update?”
Solutions to fix iPhone H.265/HEVC not import to Adobe
It’s hard to tell why you can’t import iPhone H.265 video to Premiere Pro CC yet. To fix this importing issue, you can have a try at the following listed solutions:
Solution 1: Record a Premiere Pro CC most compatible video such as 4K H.265 by following the instructions below:
On your iPhone, go to Settings > Camera > Formats > change “High Efficiency” to “Most Compatible”.
Solution 2: Tell Adobe. https://forums.adobe.com/external-link.jspa?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adobe.com%2Fproducts%2Fwishform.html, and perhaps they will fix it shortly.
Solution 3: Transcode iPhone H.265 to Premiere Pro native compatible file formats
Another effective solution is transcoding iPhone H.265 to Premiere Pro compatible editing formats. For those people who wish to get a high quality and high performance post editing workflow, we highly recommend you to use Premiere Pro perfect compatible Apple Prores format, compare with other editing codec, it has the following great advantages:
– Supports all of the current frame size such as SD, HD, 2K, 4K and 5K
– Encoding with variable bitrate to be economical with video storage, without damaging the visuals.
– Best codec choice for any work relating to a project that needs a quick turnaround time
– As a 10 bit codec, Apple Prores can process a lot of more color data and make the color correction process easier.
Best tool to transcode iPhone H.265 to Apple Prores
Here, you can get the job easily done with our best Apple Prores Converter - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The program has full importing support for both HD/4K H.265 video shot with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and also the upcoming iPhone X. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple iPhone H.265 video into the application at one time for conversion.
The program can assists you to encode Apple Prores in various file types. You can choose the proper Prores format to output based on the following standards:
If you computer is old or slow, or you just want to do some rough editing, you can select to output “Apple Prores Proxy)(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores (LT)(*.mov)”format to save more space and bandwidth. However, if your computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work with Premiere Pro CC, you’d better choose to output “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for better performance.
The Windows version of the program – Pavtube Video Converter also facilitates you to export Apple Prores format from various different SD, HD, 2K, 4K video on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.
How to Convert iPhone HD/4K H.265 to Apple Prores for Premiere Pro CC Editing?
Step 1: Load iPhone HD/4K H.265 video.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import iPhone HD/4K H.265 video files into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
From “Format” bar drop-down list, choose Premiere Pro CC best favorable Apple Prores editing codec.
If you try to do more effects editing of iPhone H.265 video with Premiere on powerful Mac computer, it would be much ideal for you to choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” or “”Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for high quality performance.
If you have a underpowered Mac computer, to get a smooth post editing workflow, it would be much ideal for you to choose”Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov)” format.
Step 3: Start the conversion process.
After all setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert iPhone HD/4K H.265 to Premiere Pro CC most compatible Apple Prores editing formats encoding process.
When the conversion is completed, launch Premiere Pro CC on your Mac computer to import converted video to Premiere Pro CC for smooth post editing workflow.