How do you import Filmic Pro HEVC recordings into Premiere Pro? Although Premiere Pro CC 2018 (12.0.1) now supports these video clips, users still have issues one or another due to various reasons. In this post, we would like to explain workarounds to solve these issues. Just keep reading to learn how.
How can I edit Filmic Pro HEVC files in Premiere Pro 2018?
“I’m still confused about editing HEVC video recordings shot in Filmic Pro on my iPhone X with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 12.0.1 that supports VFR (Variable Frame Rate, not VBR, that’s different). When I import Filmic Pro HEVC files into PPro CC, I get the error “missing codec” and it will not import. If I rename the file from .mov to .mp4, Adobe PP CC will import it and the video will preview, but the audio track is not imported. Any workarounds to solve the issue? Please help!”
We would recommend transcoding them for a smooth editing experience. For Windows based Premiere, we would recommend transcoding to DNxHD codec, and for Mac based Premiere, we would recommend transcoding to ProRes codec. Here’s a guide walking you through how to do the conversion.
How to encode Filmic Pro HEVC video for use in Premiere Pro smoothly?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Filmic Pro HEVC to Premiere Pro Converter.
Step 2: Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.
Step 3: Select output format
* If you are on a Windows PC, from the “Profile” bar, choose ‘Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)’ as output under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column. (See the screenshot above)
** If you are on a Mac computer, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target under ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue.
*** Note that this converter program can only output Apple ProRes and DNxHD video up to 1080p, if you want to preserve 4K quality of your source files, you can select “4K Video” > “4K H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)” as target format. To export 4K files, please make sure your computer has enough power to process 4K H.264. If not, simply select Apple ProRes or DNxHD as output format depending on your OS.
Step 4: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ panel pops up, on which you are able to modify video and audio settings like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.
Step 5: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding Filmic Pro H.265 files to Premiere Pro supported format. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in Premiere Pro for further editing smoothly.
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