Summary: If you are having issues importing NX500 4K H.265 to DaVinci Resolve Lite for editing, you come to the right place! It provides a workaround to convert 4K H.265 to DaVinci Resolve Lite best accepted format with optimum performance.

Davinci Resolve Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC to DaVinci Resolve Lite Workflow

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is the latest generation video compression standard. I’d like to call it H.265, because it sounds cool. It’s the new successor to Advanced Video Coding (AVC), also known as H.264, which is one of the compression schemes used by Blu-ray. The idea of HEVC is to offer the same level of picture quality as AVC, but with better compression, so there’s less data to deal with. This is the key if we want 4K broadcasts and more.

Samsung’s NX500 4K camera has the power to capture true 4K video for 4X the resolution and details of Full HD. With HEVC (H.265) support, capture extreme details using half the storage space typically used for HD recording. Unfortunately, it may be a pain for Samsung NX500 4K camera owners to edit 4K H.265 in DaVinci Resolve Lite. That’s because currently DaVinci Resolve Lite doesn’t come with full support for the new codec.

To be able to edit NX500 4K H.265/HEVC files in DaVinci Resolve Lite, you will need third party software named Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to process “transcoded editing”. With the recent upgraded version, it can also encode/decode H.265/HEVC videos so nicely. That means you convert the NX500 4K H.265/HEVC footage to a format that is best suited for use in DaVinci Resolve Lite before editing, and then work with the converted files in your NLE system. For DaVinci Resolve Lite, we would recommend Avid DNxHD MOV, DaVinci’s favorite editing codec, which it can recognize and handle well.

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Step-by-step on how to edit Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC in DaVinci Resolve Lite:

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your NX500 4K H.265/HEVC files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

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Step 2: After checking DaVinci Resolve website, you’re suggested to click “Format” bar and choose “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as best output format.

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Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Play” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit NX500 4K H.265/HEVC in DaVinci Resolve Lite without any hassles.

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