For Davinci Resolve users who have shot some 4K H.265 video with your newly purchased iPhone 8/8 Plus/X or previous iPhone models such as iPhone 7/7 Plus, you may wonder is it possible to direct import iPhone H.265 to Davinci Resolve for native editing. If not, which is the best codec to transcode iPhone H.265 to?
Can Davinci Resolve native import iPhone H.265 formats?
The good news is that Davinci Resolve 14.0.1 has made an great update with support for software based HEVC decoding and hardware accelerated HEVC decoding on the latest macOS High Sierra. This great information also means that users can successfully load iPhone H.265 to Davinci Resolve 14.0.1 on macOS High Sierra. However, it also means that you will fail to work iPhone H.265 video with previous Davinci Resolve version. In addition, if you are running a PC computer and haven’t upgrade your Mac OS to the new macOS High Sierra, your Davinci Resolve will still fail to do the iPhone H.265 video importing. It won’t be difficult for Davinci Resolve users to upgrade your old version to the new 14.0.1 version or Mac users with Davinci Resolve editing software to free upgrade your Mac OS to the new High Sierra. Therefore, here, we will focus on how to fix Davinci Resolve iPhone H.265 video PC importing issues.
Transcode iPhone H.265 for Davinci Resolve on PC
For Windows 10/8.1/8/7 users, even you have upgraded your Davinci Resolve to the new 14.0.1, you are still unable to direct work iPhone H.265 with Davinci Resolve according the the updating information listed above. The most effective solution is to transcode iPhone H.265 to Davinci Resolve supported editing formats such as DNxHD, QuickTime, Prores, etc.
Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading our best H.265 Converter application – Pavtube Video Converter. With this powerful yet simple to use application, you can easily transcode iPhone H.265 video to Davinci Resolve editable file formats listed above.
Tips: If your original iPhone H.265 video are shot with HD resolution, then it would be much ideal for you to choose the DNxHD codec, which helps to create mastering-quality HD media at dramatically reduced file sizes, shattering the barriers to real-time HD productivity. If your original iPhone H.265 video are shot with 4K resolution, then just choose the Apple Prores codec, which has full support for 4K resolution video, in addition, as a 10-bit codec, it also process a lot fo more color data and make the color correction process easier.
The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple iPhone H.265 video into the application for conversion at one time. What’s more, it supports to produce high quality results, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original iPhone H.265 video.
Step by Step to Transcode iPhone H.265 for Davinci Resolve Editing on PC
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 source iPhone H.265 HD/4K files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Davinci Resolve best compatible HD editing codec “Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” under “Avid Media Composer” main category if the original. For best 4K editing workflow, just choose the “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” under “Final Cut Pro” main category.
Output Davinci Resolve best supported HD editing codec
Output Davinci Resolve best supported 4K editing codec
Step 3: 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 Davinci Resolve best compatible HD editing codec DNxHD codec or 4K editing codec Apple Prores.
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 Davinci Resolve.