Ultra HD recording isn’t new for an iPhone but recording with the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.265 is a new feature included in all 2017 iPhone flagships including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X and also the previously released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This new codec can helps to save around 50% storage than the more common H.264 (MPEG-4) format. Before sharing your iPhone footage with your family members or friends, you may come the idea to do some basic or professional editing work on the iPhone H.265 video. You may be disappointed to find that the 4K H.265 video shot by iPhone isn’t accepted by most consumer or professional editing software. The following article will discuss this issue with great details.
Direct Edit iPhone H.265 with iMovie for Mac
One of the great news for Mac users is that following the release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple has updated its consumer level editing tool – iMovie version 10.1.7 with support for importing video in the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format on macOS High Sierra.
Work iPhone H.265 with FCP X or other editing software
Though iMovie has been updated with HEVC support, Final Cut Pro X, Apple’s professional video editing software, has yet to gain support. Editors must take extra steps to convert HEVC H.265 videos to FCP X native compatible Apple ProRes format. As for Premiere Pro CC, although it has officially claimed native importing support for H.265/HEVC encoded video with a resolution up to 8K, however, a lot of users from Adobe forums complain that they fail to import the iPhone H.265 video into even the Premiere Pro CC 2018. Not to mention other professional editing software such as Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, Sony Vegas Pro, Edius, Lightworks, etc or prosumer editing software like Premiere Elements, Vegas Movie Studio, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink PowerDirector, etc which lacks the ability to handle the H.265 codec.
Simple editing of iPhone H.265 video by trimming/cropping/watermarking
Sometimes, you may just want to do some simple editing work on the H.265 video shot with iPhone. You may be want to trim out a funny part or cut off the unwanted parts in the beginning or end, or your iPhone video is shot sideways or upside down, you need or rotate it to the right orientation, there are black bars or unwanted size are around your video frame, you wish to remove them off, you wish to protect your own footage work from being used without permission, etc.
Best video editor tool for iPhone H.265 video
If you are looking for an application that can perfectly fulfill all the iPhone 4K H.265 needs mentioned above, you may finally settled on Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (get Windows version). The program has perfect importing support for both the 4K and HD H.265 MOV video shot with iPhone 7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X. It supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple iPhone H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time.
This application can assists you to transcode iPhone H.265 video to professional editing software such as Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Davinc Resolve, Premiere Pro CC native optimized editing codec such as Apple Prores, DNxHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, etc but also helps to direct produce prosumer editing software supported editing formats or codec with perfect quality and fast conversion speed.
For those people for just want to complete some simple editing work with the iPhone H.265 video, our application can also works as a beneficial but essential H.265 video editor for you. You can use the tool to trim or cut the video to remove the unwanted parts in the beginning or end, crop the video to remove the unwanted black bars or size area, flip the video horizontally or vertically, rotate the video clock-wise or counter-clockwise, add video/image/transparent text watermark to personalize and protect your video, apply some special rendering effects such as gray, flip color, aged film, etc, add external subtitle to video, etc.
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How to Edit iPhone H.265 Video with Best Video Editor for iPhone H.265 Video?
Step 1: Load iPhone 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 H.265 HD/4K video files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select your desired editing format according to the professional or prosumer editing software that you plan to edit iPhone H.265 video. If you try to edit iPhone H.265 video with FCP X, you can choose the “Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)” under “Final Cut Pro” main category. You can also choose other editing formats according to your own needs.
Step 3: Trim/Crop/Watermark/Apply effect to iPhone H.265 video.
Click the “Pencil” like icon on the main interface of the program to open the “Video Editor” window, then start the fantastic video editing trips:
Switch to the “Trim” tab, drag the slider bars to set the start time or ending time to include the segments you wish to be converted or click the square brackets to set the start point or ending point when preview the video, you can also directly input specific value in “Start” and “End” box to select the converted clips.
Click “Crop” tab, simply move your mouse cursor to drag and adjust the green frame to desired position or crop video be setting specific values in the box of “Left”, “Right” and “Crop Size” under “Simple Mode” and type in specific values in the box of “Left”, “Top”, “Width” and “Height” under “Advanced Mode”.
Go to “Text Watermark”, check Enable to add text watermark to selected video clip. You can either set parameters or drag the text on preview screen to set its location.
Switch to “Image/Video Watermark”, Check Enable to add images or videos as watermark onto selected video file. The location can also be set by dragging on the preview screen.
Under Effect tab, you can add special effects like Simple Gauss Blur, Flip Color, Invert, Aged Film to your source video. In Color Control section, you can correct color by adjusting brightness, contrast, and saturation. You can also tick off “Deinterlacing” to keep good image quality.
In this tab, click browse button to add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa online downloaded subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles.
Step 4: Begin the iPhone H.265 video editing process.
Clicking the Convert button on main interface to pop out a Conversion window with conversion information such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.
After the conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to popup output directory with the converted files. Then you can either get the exact files you want or produce a compatible file format for loading into professional or prosumer editing software.