If for any reason you cannot import HEVC videos made with iOS 11 devices to Premiere Pro, you may wish to read this post. It displays how to convert iOS 11 HEVC files for editing in Premiere flawlessly.
Unable to import iOS 11 videos into Adobe Premiere Pro
“Hi all, I edit my iPhone 7 video all the time in Premiere Pro 2017.1.2 (Mac). Unfortunately, ever since updating my iPhone 7 to iOS 11, I’ve been unable to import iPhone 7 videos into Adobe Premiere. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Please kindly suggest a solution if you know. Thanks.”
iOS 11 uses the new HEVC codec to record video recordings. Adobe currently has support for HEVC but not for iPhone HEVC yet. If you intend to edit iOS 11 HEVC videos with Premiere, use a video converter to transcode them first. Here’s a guide displaying how to do this in detail.
How to transcode iOS 11 HEVC files for Premiere editing?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as an iOS 11 HEVC H.265 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 need to 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. 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 iOS 11 HEVC 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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