Couldn’t figure out a way to load H.265/HEVC 4K footage shot on a Samsung NX1/NX500 into Movie Studio for editing? If so, you may wish to read this post. It presents a way of converting H.265/HEVC 4K video to MPEG-2 .mpg format for use in Movie Studio version 12/13 fluidly.
If you shot with a Samsung NX1 or NX500 camera, you may have 4k video footage encoded with HEVC/H.265 codec on hand. If you intend to import Samsung H.265/HEVC 4K video into Movie Studio to cerate your home video, you will probably encounter incompatibility issues. That’s because HEVC/H.265 is a quite new compression method, currently, most major professional NLEs do not have well support for this new codec, not to mention the consumer-based Movie Studio.
To be able to work with Samsung H.265/HEVC 4K video in Movie Studio fluidly, the first thing you probably should do is converting H.265/HEVC video to a format that is compatible with Movie Studio, such as MPEG-2 .mpg. HD Video Converter will do the trick. With this third party converter software installed, you can go through this incompatibility issue easily.
How to transcode Samsung H.265/HEVC 4K footage to MPEG-2 for editing in Movie Studio with optimal quality?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional HEVC/H.265 to Sony Movie Studio Converter. Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.
Step 2: Select output format
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Movie Studio with best quality.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
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. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding Samsung H.265/HEVC 4K files to Sony Movie Studio supported MPEG-2 format. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open File’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in Vegas Movie Studio easily for further editing.
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