Edit iPhone 7/7 Plus Video in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5
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As the best smartphone camera ever, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus boast with many great new features like Six-element lens, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Body and face detection, Quad-LED True Tone flash than their predecessors. As for the camera video recording format, both the two phones can shoot up to 30 fps 4K video and FHD 1080p video at 30fps or 60fps. In this article, we will show you how to get a smooth and high quality workflow of iPhone 7/7 Plus 4K/HD video with Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 on Mac platform.
Natively work iPhone 7/7 Plus video with Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5
The iPhone 7/7 Plus record both 4K and HD video in MOV container file format with the compression codec of H.264 which is native supported by Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5. However, it is well known that H.264 is a good inter-frame delivery file format, if you try to edit it directly with Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, you can easily encounter the following issues:
– Slow searching for and decoding of frames
– Frame-accuracy problems
– Crashing or freezing
– Strange artifacts or blocking on your video
– Error messages or displaying black video
To fix above listed issue, it would be much ideal for you to convert H.264 to one of Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 compatible intra-frame video editing format such as DV or Apple Prores formats.
Work iPhone 7/7 Plus 4K with Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 on slow old computer
Before fix the format incompatible issue, there are still another important issue that we need to take into consideration. Although both Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 can handle 4K resolution video with no problem. However, it is well known that 4K video editing and playback is very CPU intensive, if your computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements to handle 4K video, your 4K video will keep skip and jump when try to playback the video on the timeline of Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5. Fortunately, for Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 users or later version users, you can directly use Premiere Pro CC to create Proxy files with small file resolution for smooth editing workflow. However, for Premiere Pro CS6/CS5 users, you can’t get that benefits.
Create Premiere Pro CS6/CS5 best favorable Proxy files from iPhone 7/7 Plus 4K video
Fortunately, here comes Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (review), which can assists you to convert iPhone 7/7 Plus inter-frame H.264 video to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 best intra-frame Apple Prores formats in different types including including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT. If you are using Premiere Pro CS6/CS5 which can’t provide Proxy file workflow, you can also take good advantage of this program to create small resolution Apple Prores files like Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT for smooth editing workflow of iPhone 7/7 Plus 4K video for smooth editing workflow on slow old computer.
Trim/Crop/Flip/Add subtitle to iPhone 7/7 Plus 4K video
If you don’t want to move the whole video clip into Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, 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 flip or rotate your iPhone 7/7 Plus footage if they are recorded with wrong orientation or add external subtitle to the video.
For those people who have upgraded to the new macOS Sierra, you can feel free to download and install the program on your computer since the program has perfect compatibility with the new Mac OS. In addition, unlike other lower quality conversion tool on the market, the program is very safe and clean, it doesn’t feature any any ads or bundled adware. What’s more, the quality of the converted video is pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the result file and the original source video.
How to Convert iPhone 7/7 Plus 4K/HD Video to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 Best Editing Formats?
Step 1: Load iPhone 7/7 Plus video into the program.
Open the program, click “File” menu, from its drop-down option, select “Add Video/Audio” to load iPhone 7/7 Plus 4K/HD Video to the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, you can choose one of Premiere Pro CC compatible Intra-frame editing format such as Apple Prores format. If your Mac computer is powerful enough to handle 4K video, it would be ideal for you to choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” or “”Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for high quality performance on Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5.
If you have a underpowered Mac computer, it is ideal for you to output “Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov)” with small file resolution for smooth workflow with Premiere CS6/CS5.
Step 3: Edit iPhone 7/7 Plus video.
Check an item to active the “Video Editor” function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the “Video Editor” window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, flip/rotate video angel or add external subtitle to video.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
After all the settings is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert iPhone 7/7 Plus 4K/HD video to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 best compatible editing format and resolution.
When the conversion is completed, launch Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 on your Mac computer to import converted video to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 for smooth editing workflow on either fast or slow Mac computer.
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