“I can’t import any Samsung NX500 4K videos into DaVinci Resolve 16. While importing, always got the error message. I tried everything but nothing changes. I don’t understand why I can edit my MP4 files in DaVinci Resolve 16 but the file from my colleague seems not to be importable. Have I lost some important metadata?”
High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2, is a video compression standard, designed as a successor to the widely used AVC (H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10). We can record 4K H.265 videos with many cameras or camcorders, such as DJI Mavic 2, Canon XF705, FUJIFILM X-T3, Lumix GH5s, Samsung NX500, Samsung NX1, GoPro Hero 7, etc. As reported, almost all the camera generated MOV and MP4 files are supported by the lastest DaVinci Resolve 16. However, up to now, DaVinci Resolve seems to work fine if you import your 4K H.265 footages directly from cameras, but if you have already copied H.265 recordings to your HDD or you download them from somewhere, the importing error may jump out.
To solve Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC importing issues with DaVinci Resolve, the realiable workaround we’ve found so far is to transcode H.265 to a more editing-friendly format, such as QuickTime MOV, DNxHD MOV or Apple ProRes 422 MOV for DaVinci Resolve. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is an easy-to-use and intuitive H.265 to DaVinci Resolve Converter which can help you transcode H.265 clips into QuickTime video without quality loss for smoothly editing with DaVinci Resolve 16, 15, 14 or lower version. Besides, the tool also supports professional encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, MPEG-2, H.265, etc. – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc. If you’re using a Windows (Windows 10/8.1/8/7) PC, please simply turn to the Windows version.
If you’re facing problems when editing Samsung NX500 footage with with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Express, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from below.
Simple steps to Convert Samsung NX500 H.265 video for DaVinci Resolve 16
The workflow for converting H.265 to DaVinci Resolve 16 on Mac or Windows is almost the same. Below is how to do it on Mac OS X.
Step 1: Install and launch the Mac H.265 to DaVinci Resolve 16 file Converter, and then click “Add file” icon to import .mp4 files. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
Step 2: Click “Format” pull down list to select “4K MOV Video (*.mov)” as the best video format for DaVinci Resolve 16. 1080P DNxHD MOV and Apple ProRes 422 MOV formats are the good choice for DaVinci Resolve 15, 14.
Tip: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3: Click Convert button to start transcoding Samsung NX500 4K H.265 to 4K QuickTime MOV for DaVinci Resolve 16 on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .mov videos which can be directly imported to DaVinci Resolve 16. You’ve done. As you see, now you can import and edit Samsung NX500 files in DaVinci Resolve 16/15/14 without problems.