Facing problems when working with Lumix GH5s H.265/HEVC files in Premiere Pro CC? You can easily fix the problem via transcoding HEVC/H.265 to Premiere Pro CC compatible codecs.
On many forums, there are a lot of users are talking about the Lumix GH5s 4K HEVC file importing issues with Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Although Adobe claims that it can deal with MP4 files. Unfortunately, Premiere Pro (Premiere CC included) cannot edit with all CODEC’s, and especially the delivery-only CODEC’s, like H.265/HEVC and XF-HEVC. What’s the available workflow to make a smooth editing Lumix GH5s files in Premiere Pro CC?
In fact, it’s easy to fix the issue if you end in failure or encounter some audio or video problem when opening Lumix GH5s files within Premiere Pro CC. You just need to adjust those unsupported HEVC to a more editing-friendly format for Premiere Pro CC, such an Adobe Premiere’s H.264 MOV, MPEG-2 MPG format.
The Lumix GH5s is capable of internal SD card capture of 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K video recording without the banding so prone to 8-bit. Plus simultaneously feed 4:2:2 10-bit real-time image output through its full-size HDMI port to an external monitor or recorder. It is suitable for professional video making that requires accurate monitoring of the imagery or high quality recording to external codec devices. 400Mbps high bitrate recording mode is also available. However, the 4K MP4 footage from the Lumix GH5s is not an ideal format for most editing softwre including Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X, Sony Vegas Pro 17 Professional ediitng pogram and Lightworks, Hitfilm Express, DaVinci Resolve, Shotcut, VSDC Free Video Editor, etc. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the problems. Find it out here.
Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is just a common video converter like Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, which can be used as a professional and easy-to-use H.265 to Premiere Pro CC Converter (Windows 10, macOS Catalina is included). The program can help you transcode Lumix GH5s 4K HEVC footage to various professinal encoders, MPEG-2, H.264, Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes and DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with many editing software. Plus, with advanced audio and video in sync technology, the program is able to guarantee audio and video matching very well. Now just get the program and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert and import Lumix GH5s HEVC files to Premiere Pro CC for editing smoothly.
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How to import Lumix GH5s 4K footage to Premiere Pro CC?
1. Load the Lumix GH5s H.265 videos
Download, install and launch Acrok H.265 Video Converter, and import Lumix GH5s 4K HEVC videos into the sofware.
2. Select output format
By running Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, there is no need to set the codec yourself, the program has optimized presets for Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 and CS4. To bring your the Lumix GH5s 4K footage to Adobe editing program, click on the “Editing Software” > “Adobe Premiere AVC (*.mov)” as the output format.
Tips: The default settings of the recommended presets work well and ensure a smooth editing. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the “Settings” button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Step 3. Start transcoding
Finally, click the “Convert” button to start the conversion process. After a while, your files will be converted into a more editing-friendly format ready to be imported into Lightworks. Now importing and editing Lumix GH5s 4K HEVC footage in Premiere Pro CC is flawless.