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Import H.265 to HitFilm Pro

Import H.265 to HitFilm Pro

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Edit Video H.265

The HitFilm Pro is an all-in-one editor, composer and VFX powerhouse. HitFilm Pro claims to support all media so you can quickly import and mix different formats, frame rates and resolutions all in the same timeline. However, you may be disappointed to find that this powerful video effects software lacks the ability to handle some of the relatively new camera format such as the new H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard shot with Samsung NX500 camera.

“I’ve had a Samsung NX500 for years now, using H.265 for videos, And im trying the New Hitfilm 2017, only the Audio is showing, Am i doing anything wrong or is H265 still Not Supported? If it isn’t what should i do? (Using a PC)”

Is H.265 support by HitFilm Pro?

After searching for HitFilm Pro supported file formats, we can see that it can native import the following video and audio file formats:

Video

Audio

AVCHD (M2T, MTS, M2TS)
AVI (including 10-bit and 12-bit GoPro Cineform (Windows only)
DV & HDV
MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC)
MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 (TS, PS, MPE, MPG, MPEG, M2V)
MXF (DVCPro HD)
QuickTime MOV (including 10-bit and 12-bit Pro-Res (requires that an up to date version of QuickTime is installed on your computer)
WMV

AAC
MP3
M4A
MPA
WAV
WMA

From above lists, we can see that HitFilm Pro currently has no editing support for H.265 format. Therefore, to load H.265 to HitFilm Pro, the best solution is to transcode this highly compressed H.265 codec to one of HitFilm Pro compatible and more friendly editable file formats. For Windows users, DNxHD is your best choice. For Mac users, Apple Prores is the equivalent best choice.

Transcode H.265 for HitFilm Pro editing

Looking for a powerful, simple to use yet cross-platform application to assist you to direct export HitFilm Pro best favorable DNxHD codec on Windows and Apple Prores codec on Mac? The good news is that here comes Pavtube Video Converter, which is available to download and install on both Windows and Mac platform (get Mac version). The program has perfect importing support for both 4K/HD H.265 codec wrapped with both MP4, MKV or MOV container file formats downloaded from online sites or shot with various device recorders such as camera, camcorder or smartphone.

Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can batch load multiple H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time. The program not only assists you to encode H.265 to HitFilm Pro best favorable DNxHD codec with either 1080p or 720p on Windows and but also encode H.265 to HitFilm Pro best preferred Prores codec in various different file types including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT to satisfy your different editing needs on powerful or slow Mac computer.

Edit H.265 with built-in editing options

Before importing H.265 to HitFilm Pro for some professional editing workflow, you can complete some simple editing work with the built-on editing options. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments from the video, crop video to remove the black edges or unwanted size area, add transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect, insert external subtitle to video, etc.

Step by Step to Transcode H.265 for HitFilm Pro Editing

Step 1: Load H.265 video 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 source H.265 video files into the program.

Load H.265 video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select HitFilm Pro most favorable editing codec “Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” under “Avid Media Composer” main category.

Output HitFilm Pro best compatible DNxHD codec

Tips: For Mac users, you can use Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to produce HitFilm Pro 2017 most favorable “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” under “Final Cut Pro” main category.

Output HitFilm Pro for Mac supported Apple Prores codec

Step 3: Edit H.265 codec.

You can use this beneficial H.265 Video Editor to finish some simple editing tasks. Select an item to activate the Edit menu. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on 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, edit audio or insert external.

Edit H.265 codec

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 the conversion process from H.265 to HitFilm most favorable editing formats conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. You’ll then have no problem to work the converted H.265 files with HitFilm Pro.

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