How to import iPhone X HEVC video to Premiere?

Failed to work with iPhone X HEVC/h.265 videos in Adobe Premiere? There are lots of users have reported the same issue. Fortunately, there are workarounds to solve the problem. All you need to do is converting them to a format that is compatible with Premiere first. Keep reading to learn the detail.
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iPhone X HEVC h.265 video unreadable by Premiere, how to fix?

”Hey guys, I’m having issues editing iPhone X HEVC movie clips in Premiere Pro. I don’t know why in premiere only can read the audio track. Is there anything I can do to go through this? Thanks for any help in advance.”

It is officially announced that Adobe Premiere supports HEVC (H.265) media with resolutions up to 8192×4320. Unfortunately this is not the case with the HEVC from the iPhone X or other Apple devices running iOS 11. And renaming the file to .MP4 makes the video go green. Fortunately, there are workarounds to get around this problem. All you need to do is converting them first. Here’s a guide explaining how to transcode iPhone X HEVC/h.265 files to ProRes or DNxHD for editing in Adobe Premiere with optimum performance.

How to encode iPhone X HEVC/h.265 files for Premiere editing?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
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Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as an iPhone X HEVC H.265 to Premiere Pro Converter.

Step 2: Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.
transcoding iPhone X HEVC for Premiere

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.
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*** 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.
transcoding iPhone X HEVC for Premiere

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 iPhone X 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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