As a very basic non-linear editor, audio editor and media transcoder, Adobe After Effects CC can be used in the post-production of film making and television production. Nowadays, more device recorders such as camera, camcorder or smartphone offers remarkable high quality 4K resolution video shooting compressed with the new H.265/HEVC codec, which helps to perfect quality video at even smaller file size. How about the workflow of H.265 with After Effects CC?
Can After Effects CC native import H.265/HEVC codec?
From the official page of Adobe After Effects, we don’t get any information indicates that this basic non-linear video editing software has direct H.265 format import. In addition, the Adobe developer also doesn’t release any rumors to show that they will update with support for this new codec. Therefore, it seems that currently Adobe After Effects CC offers no H.265 editing support and even the latest After Effects CC 2018.
Transcode H.265 for After Effects CC editing
Since you can’t direct import H.265 to After Effects CC, therefore, if you insist on working H.265 with After Effects CC 2014/2015/2017/2018, you will definitely need to perform a codec transcoding process. Here, you can download our best H.265 Decoder software - Pavtube Video Converter. The program has perfect importing support for both HD/4K H.265 files wrapped with MP4, MOV or MKV container file formats. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple H.265 files into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time.
The application offers various output options, you can either choose to transcode H.265 to After Effects CC 2014/2015/2017/2018 supported editing formats such as DV AVI, QuickTime MOV and then adjust output profile settings such as video codec, file size, bit rate, frame rate or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to make them more adapt with After Effects CC or directly choose After Effects CC specially optimized editing codec MPEG-2 with the optimal editing settings.
Edit H.265 with built-in editing options
Before loading H.265 into After Effects CC, you can first complete some simple editing task with this H.265 video editor. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to remove the black edges or unwanted size area, apply special rendering effect, change video picture effect, apply special rendering effect to video, insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video, etc.
For Mac users, you can go to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the transcoding process on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.
How to Transcode H.265 for After Effects CC Editing?
Step 1: Add H.265 files into the application.
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 H.265 files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select After Effects CC supported editing formats such as “MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” under “Common Video” main category.
Here, you can also choose to direct produce After Effects CC specially optimized editing codec such as “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” under “Adobe Premiere/Son…” main category with the optimal editing settings.
Step 3: Edit H.265 video with built-in editing tools.
Select an item to activate the edit menu. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, change video picture effect or insert external subtitle.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin to transcode H.265 to After Effects CC supported editing formats or preset editing formats.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problem to import video to After Effects CC for editing.