As a complete video creation package, the Lightworks editor has been at the forefront of film editing on many of the finest films in cinema history thanks to not only its amazing features but also its wide formats support. However, a lot of people in complain that they fail to native import the H.265/HEVC footage shot with Samsung NX1 into Lightworks just as the condition described below:
“We’re shooting on several Samsung NX1′s at the moment, and this camera is absolutely terrific. The NX1 stores video using the outstanding HEVC (H.265) codec, but we fail to bring the HEVC (H.265) files directly into LW Pro since LW doesn’t handle h.265 natively, what would be a good workflow to use to get the footage out of h.265/HEVC and into a really clean codec to edit with LW?”
Supported file formats by Lightworks
To get the best editing workflow of Samsung NX1 H.265 with Lightworks, we should first be clear of what digital formats are supported by Lightworks. Following is a full list of import formats for Lightworks pro and free version:
– DVCAM / DVCPRO 25, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD
– Uncompressed SD 8 bit and 10 bit, Uncompressed HD 8 bit and 10 bit
– MPEG-2 I-Frame SD, MPEG-2 I-Frame HD, MPEG-2 Long GOP
– IMX 30, 40, 50
– AVCHD (M2T, M2TS, MPEG4, H.264)
– Avid DNxHD – all variants, including Thin Raster**
– AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100
– XDCAM EX (native MP4 support), XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD 50 422
– Apple Pro Res
– RED R3D
– DPX 8 bit, 10 bit, 16 bit
– Image Sequence (BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, TGA, Compressed TGA, TIFF)
– Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode options
– Cinema DNG
From above lists, we can see that Ligthworks can native work with many types of format or codec expect for the new H.265/HEVC codec. However, among all of them, we highly recommend DNxHD codec for best HD video workflow while Apple Prores for best 4K video workflow. Both of those two codecs are intermediate codec, which comes between the capture codec and the export codec. You can transcode the captured footage into those 2 intermediate codec, editing with Lightworks with that format and then re-linking back to the original camera files before exporting.
Transcode NX1 H.265 to DNxHD or Prores for Lightworks editing
After knowing what’s the best editing codec for using with Lightworks, the next important step is transcoding NX1 H.265 to Lightworks most favorable HD or 4K editing codec listed above. Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading our best H.265 Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full importing support for both 4K and HD H.265 video shot with Samsung NX1/NX500 or other cameras such as DJI, GoPro, Sony, etc. Thanks for its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time.
With this powerful yet simple to use application, you can not only transcode NX1 H.265 to DNxHD codec for best HD workflow with Lightworks but also to Apple Prores in different file types for best 4K editing workflow with Lightworks. For better output video and audio quality, feel free to adjust the output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc.
For Mac users, please switch to download the Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.
Step by Step to Transcode NX1 H.265 for Lightworks Best Editing Workflow
Step 1: Load NX1 H.265 footage 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 HD or 4K Samsung NX1 H.265 video files into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, for best HD editing workflow, it would be ideal for you to choose the “Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” under “Avid Media Composer” main category.
For the best 4K editing workflow, just choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” under “Final Cut Pro” main category.
Step 3: Edit NX1 H.265 codec.
By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. 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, edit audio or insert external.
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 NX1 H.265 to Lightworks best supported HD or 4K video editing workflow transcoding process.
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 and edit NX1 H.265 to Lightworks for high quality and high performance editing workflow.