If you are having issues working with Samsung NX1 H.265/HEVC 4K MP4 or AVI footage in Avid, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas, you may wish to read this post. It explains how to rewrap Samsung NX1 4K MP4/AVI footage to an intermediate format for editing in Avid, Premiere and Vegas with excellent quality.
Samsung is selling the NX1, a high-performance, high-quality camera that goes head-to-head with models like the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The NX1 records H.265 (HEVC) 4K movies at Cinema 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160) at 24p, and Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) at 30p. Full HD (1080p), HD (720p) and VGA (480p) resolutions are also available, all at 60p, 30p or 24p (including 50p and 25p for PAL).
Samsung NX1 Features Highlights
- 28.2 megapixel APS-C BSI-CMOS sensor
- Hybrid AF system with 205 phase-detect points covering 90% of the frame
- 15 fps burst shooting with continuous autofocus
- 4K (DCI 4K & UHD) video recording using H.265 codec
- Can output 4:2:2 8-bit 4K video over HDMI
- Stripe pattern AF illuminator with 15m range
- Weather-resistant magnesium alloy body
- Context-sensitive adaptive noise reduction
- 3″ tilting Super AMOLED touchscreen display
- 2.36M dot OLED EVF with 5ms lag
- LCD info display on top of camera
- Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- USB 3.0 interface
- Optional battery grip
If you are scratching your heads trying to edit NX1 H.265 (HEVC) 4K MP4 footage through NLEs like Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas, the only way we’ve find so far to edit NX1 H.265/HEVC natively is to use a third party converter to transcode NX1 4K footage to a format that is fully compatible with your editing programs before start. Here is a quick guide on how to convert NX1 H.265/HEVC 4K MP4/AVI to Avid/Premiere/Vegas editable files.
Here’s what you need:
Video Converter (It comes with both Windows and Mac version)
How to convert NX1 H.265/HEVC 4K MP4/AVI files for Avid, Premiere and Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a professional NX1 4K Converter for Avid/Premiere/Vegas. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Import’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Create editable file from NX1 H.265/HEVC 4K MP4/AVI video for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Application’ column.
2) Convert NX1 H.265/HEVC 4K MP4/AVI video files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Application’ column.
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select a format as output under ‘Adobe Premiere’ option.
3) Transcode NX1 H.265/HEVC 4K MP4/AVI video for Sony Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit NX1 H.265/HEVC 4K MP4/AVI video files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.
Step 4: Start NX1 H.265/HEVC 4K MP4/AVI files to MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Startt’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance.
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