How do you guys install HEVC H.265 codec for Premiere Pro? If you are the first time to import HEVC media into Premiere Pro CC, it will ask you to install HEVC codec first. When you import HEVC footage into Premiere Pro (for instance, the Mac version), a Window will pop up asking you to install HEVC codec: “HEVC Codec must be installed to use this feature. Click OK to install now.” All you need to do is clicking “OK” and the HEVC H.265 codec will be installed immediately. Very simple and direct.
Mac based Adobe Premiere when first time importing HEVC video
Windows based Adobe Premiere when first time importing HEVC video
If you are still experiencing incompatibility issues after installed HEVC codec as required, you will need to convert your HEVC H.265 content to an edit friendly format first. The following guide walks you through how to encode HEVC H.265 video files to ProRes (Mac) or DNxHD (Windows) for use in Premiere Pro with optimum performance.
How to encode HEVC H.265 files for editing in Premiere Pro smoothly?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as an 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 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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