Summary: To work with Samsung NX500 H.265 video in Avid Media Composer, you may have to transcode the H.265 to Avid editing-friendly format like DNxHD first. Here is how to do it.
The Samsung NX500 offers a lot of useful features, excellent video quality, and action-friendly performance that makes it a nice choice for families and travelers. To help ensure that even the highest resolution video files are easy work with, the NX500 accommodates UHS-I memory cards and employs HEVC (H.265) compression. However, there is no support for HEVC from non-linear editing such as Adobe Premiere, FCP X, Avid, etc currently. If you want to import Samsung NX500 H.265 footage to Avid Media Composer for further editing, you may have to transcode the HEVC/H.265 to Avid supported file formats first.
Since Avid works best with the DNxHD codec, therefore what you need is just a H.265 to DNxHD converter. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is such a great program to do the job. With it, you can effortlessly transcode NX500 H.265 to DNxHD codec without quality loss and the output videos seamlessly fit Avid MC 8/7/6/5/4. In addition, the program also export advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes, etc. for you to convert videos to work with FCP, iMovie and many more NLEs smoothly. If you're using a Windows PC, simply turn to the Windows version. Now download the program and you can edit NX500 H.265 video in Avid Media Composer smoothly as you wish.
READ MORE: How-To: Import H.265 to Final Cut Pro | Editing H.265 in iMovie
Converting Samsung NX500 H.265 to Avid DNxHD for Media Composer
Step 1. Import H.265 video to the converter
Run the H.265 to Avid converter and click the Add Files button to import the H.265 videos to be converted. The converter supports converting multiple files at a time.
Step 2. Choose output format
This video converter offers optimized format preset for Avid. Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It ensures the best quality while working with the output files in Avid.
Step 3. Start H.265 to Avid conversion
As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press "Convert" button to start H.265 to DNxHD .mov conversion. You can follow the conversion process via the pop-up windows.
After conversion is done, simply click "Completed" to back to main interface, and click "Open" button to find generated DNxHD videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted Samsung NX500 H.265 footage into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 for editing smoothly with ease.
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