HEVC, also known as H.265, is a new codec that has been growing in popularity since it's recent unveil. It has proven to be faster and much more efficient than H.264 and in a few years there's a good chance we're all going to be using it. However, there is no support for HEVC/H.265 from non-linear editing systems such as Avid, Adobe Premiere, FCP X, etc. currently. If you would like to import H.265/HEVC videos to Avid Media Composer, the easy workaround is to get a third-party program to transcode H.265 to Avid editing-friendly format.
To convert H.265 to Avid formats, UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet professional H.265/HEVC Encoder is highly recommended here. By running it, there's no need to set the codec by yourself: the Mac program has a optimized preset for Avid. If you're a Windows users, you can turn to the Windows version, which can help you transcode H.265/HEVC files to edit in Avid smoothly. Now follow the step-by-step guide to work with H.265/HEVC files in Avid smoothly.
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Steps of converting H.265/HEVC to DNxHD for Avid
Step 1. Load H.265/HEVC files to the software
Click "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to import the H.265/HEVC files to the Mac H.265 converter.
Step 2. Select DNxHD as the output format
Click "Format" bar and move mouse cursor to "Avid Media Composer" category. Here you will find "Avid DHxHD (*.mov)", just select it as the output format. The output videos seamlessly fit Avid Media Composer 8, 7, 6, 5, etc.
Tip: Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3. Start H.265 to Avid conversion
After all the settings are done, simply click the Convert button to start transcoding H.265/HEVC files to DNxHD mov on Mac.
When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MOV files effortlessly. Now, it's much easy for you to import H.265/HEVC files in Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7/8 for further editing.
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