For the past few years, camera videos on iOS have been using h.264 video compression. As the camera improves every year, and storage capacity needs increase, and Apple pushed towards a solution with compression and quality in mind by adopting the new HEVC codec, which can improve video quality while need nearly half the storage. After shooting some HD/4K H.265 video with your iPhone 7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X camera app, some people try to import iPhone H.265 video to Avid Media Composer for some professional post editing workflow. You may wonder is MC support this for import or do you need an AMA plugin for handing the iPhone H.265 files. The following part will give you detailed solutions.
Can Avid Media Composer handle iPhone H.265 video?
Currently, only very few professional NLE software including Premiere Pro CC, Sony Vegas Pro, can import this relatively new standard formats. Avid Media Composer, unfortunately, offers no native editing support for H.265/HEVC format.
How about importing iPhone H.265 to Avid with AMA plugin for H.265?
Some people suggest to download a Media Composer AMA plugin for handling the H.265 files, however, from AMA plugin page, we don’t find the plug-in for H.265 files. In addition, Avid Media Composer isn’t going to make any update with support for this new codec.
Transcode iPhone H.265 to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer editing
If you are looking for a more reliable but simple to use solution to fix the Avid MC iPhone H.265 playback issues, we highly recommend you to transcode iPhone H.265 to Avid Media Composer to DNxHD codec, a mastering-quality HD media at dramatically reduced file sizes, shattering the barriers to real-time HD productivity. And you’ll get its speed benefits whether using local storage or engaged in real-time collaborative workflows. That’s because it delivers both the efficiency of compressed media and the quality of uncompressed HD – without compromises.
Here, you can easily produce DNxHD codec by downloading Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The program has perfect importing support for both the 4K/HD H.265/HEVC codec shot with iPhone 7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X. You can directly export Avid Media Composer most favorable DNxHD codec from iPhone H.265 video from the “Format” drop-down list.
Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple iPhone H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time. The program has perfect compatibility with the new macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, etc.
Edit iPhone H.265 video
Apart from transcoding H.265 video for you, the program also works as a splendid H.265 video editor, you can complete some simple video editing tasks with the program’s built-in editing functions. You can flip video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clockwise or counterclockwise to get it displayed in the right angle, trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off unwanted black borders or area, split large video into small parts by file size, count or length, merge separate video clips into one, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, adjust picture effect like brightness, contrast, saturation or apply special rendering effects like Gray, Flip Color or Aged Flim, etc to your video or add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to videos.
Step by Step to Transcode iPhone H.265 to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer Editing
Step 1: Load iPhone 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 iPhone H.265 files into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Avid Media Composer best compatible
“Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” under “Avid Media Composer” main category.
Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality. If your computer is not powerful enough, you can compress 4K to 1080p from “Size(pix)” drop-down list.
Step 3: Edit iPhone H.265 video.
On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencil like icon to open “Video Editor” window, you can trim iPhone H.265 video to remove the unwanted parts by setting the start and end time, crop to remove the black borders or unwanted area by dragging the dash line around the video frame, flip video, add text/image/video watermark, change video picture effect, replace/remove audio in video, add external subtitles, etc.
Step 4: Begin the final 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 iPhone H.265 to Avid Media Composer DNxHD codec.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can have a smooth workflow of the editing format with Avid Media Composer.