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The Samsung NX1 Camera features a 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS sensor that not only produces high-resolution images, but also 4K video at 24 fps, UHD at 30 fps, and full 1080p HD video at up to 60 fps. High Efficiency Video Coding (H.265) is applied so that even 4K and UHD video files remain easy to edit and share. For Premiere Pro users, when the shooting is completed, you may come the ideal to load the H.265 footage into Premiere Pro for some professional post production workflow. However, a lot of users complain Premiere Pro won’t import the H.265 video just as the conditions mentioned below:
“I know that Premiere is h.265 compatible, but apparently not with NX1 version. It won’t import. Any work arounds?”
“I decided to give a trial a shot of adobe premiere pro, I have never used it before (coming from sony vegas). But it won’t import any of my h265 files that were recorded from my NX1 footage (Samsung). These are the raw files from the NX1, have not been transcoded or touched. When I try to import them it says “unsuported format or damaged file”. Any ideas?”
Why fail to open NX1 H.265 with Premiere Pro?
From Premiere Pro supported file formats, we get the information that H.265 is the native video format for Premiere Pro importing. However, another important information from 4kshooters.net also shows that Premiere Pro expands native 4K Ultra HD support for HEVC (H.265) in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.1. In other words, if you are using any of the previous version of Premiere Pro CC 2015.1, you will fail to open the 4K or UHD H.265 files. Therefore, for Premiere Pro CC 2014/CS6/CS5 users, you will need to perform a codec transcoding process from H.265 to Premiere Pro CC 2014/CS6/CS5 other compatible editing codec.
Here, you can get the job easily completed with a program called Pavtube Video Converter, which can easily encode Samsung NX1 H.265 to Premiere Pro CC 2014/CS6/CS5 editable H.264, MPEG-2, DV AVI, WMV, file format, etc. To get better output video and audio quality, you can then flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like. For those people who have no ideal how to adjust those settings on your own, you can choose use the program to directly output Premiere Pro CC specially optimized MPEG-2 format.
Work NX1 H.265 4K with Premiere Pro CC 2015/2016/2017 on slow computer
Sometimes, even the version of Premiere Pro CC version can perfectly handle 4K H.265 files recorded by Samsung NX1, you may still find that the video playback very choppy on the timeline of Premiere Pro CC if you happen to own a slow computer that not meet the minimum requirements to edit 4K video. When in that condition, you can either select to create a Proxy file directly with Premiere Pro CC. Or use our program to compress 4K H.265 to HD H.265 to achieve a smooth HD editing workflow.
Edit 4K H.265 video
Don’t want to move the whole video clip into Premiere Pro for post editing, never mind, you can use the program’s built-in trim function to cut off unwanted parts. If there are blackbars around the video frame, you can use the crop function to remove them off. In addition, you can also add external subtitle to the video.
Pavtube Video Converter is available on both Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is pretty simple to use, any one can learn to use it in minutes. What’s more, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original 4K H.265 video.
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How to Import and Edit Samsung NX1 H.265 with Premiere Pro?
Step 1: Load Samsung NX1 H.265 files.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source Samsung NX1 H.265 into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, if you try to edit NX1 H.265 with Premiere Pro CC 2014/CS6/CS5 or previous version, it would be much ideal for you to transcode H.265 to Premiere Pro CC other handle file formats such as MPEG-2, WMV, DV AVI, H.264, Prores, etc. Here, you can directly output Premiere Pro CC native optimized “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” under “Adobe Premiere/Son…” main category.
If you are editing 4K H.265 with Premiere Pro CC 2015/2016/2017 on a slow computer, then it would be ideal to compress 4K H.265 to HD H.265 file format.
Step 3: Trim/Crop/Add subtitle to NX1 H.265 video.
Select an item on the main interface to activate the “Video Editor” function, in the opened “Video Editor” window, you can trim or cut off 4K H.265 video length, crop to remove black frame or insert external subtitle to it.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
Go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert NX1 4K H.265 video to Premiere Pro CC/CS6 best favorable 4K editing formats.
When the conversion is completed, feel free to import video to Premiere Pro CC for professional post-production workflow on either powerful or slow computer.