Import Samsung NX500 H.265 to Avid Media Composer 8/7/6.5/6 on Mac OS X

Then NX500 has been announced and it features the same sensor and 4K codec as the NX1, but for half the price. Like the NX1 camera, NX500 also offers both 4K utra HD and Cinema 4K video resolution with the H.265 codec, which is very complex and results in very small, space-saving files. Although the video quality at 4K from the NX500 is very excellent with crisp detail, great colors and nice dynamic range, however, if you want to do some post production work-flow of these footage with professional video editors like Avid Media Composer, you will end up with failure.

Samsung NX500 camera

It's likely that nonlinear editors like Avid Media Composer will eventually support the H.265 codec, however, before that day arrives, you still have to convert your H.265 video to a editable codec before your can edit your footage. In this article we will explain how to convert Samsung NX500 H.265 files to Avid Media Composer.

Like other professional non-linear video editing program, Avid Media Composer also has its own native editing codec - DNxHD, which is specially designed for nonlinear editing and complex multi-generation composing in post production. To create Avid DNxHD editing codec, you can download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, a professional Mac H.265 video decoder to beneficially encode Samsung NX500 H.265 to Avid Media Composer 8/7/6.5/6 optimized DNxHD codec.

Step by step to convert Samsung NX500 to Avid Media Composer DNxHD on Mac

Step 1: Add Samsung NX500 files to the program.

Click "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to import the Samsung NX1 files to the application.

Load Samsung NX500 H.265 files

Tips: Before inputting files to the program, you will first need to transfer the Samsung NX500 files to your local hard drive. You can connect the camera with the memory card inside to your computer via a USB cable, then turn your camera on to locate and transfer the files to your computer hard drive.

Step 2: Select Avid DNxHD as output file format.

From the "Format" bar drop-down list, select "Avid Media Composer">"Avid DNxHD(*mov)" as the desired format for editing in Avid Media Composer.

Select output file format

Step 3: Customize output profile parameters.

Hit "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust otuput video codec, size, frame rate, bit rate and audio codec, sample rate, bit rate and channels according to your own preference and needs.

Optimize output profile parameters

Step 4: Transcode Samsung NX500 H.265 to Avid DNxHD.

When all the setting is completed, hit the right-bottom convert button to start NX500 H.265 to Avid Media Composer DNxHD conversion.

When the conversion completes, find the output folder with converted files by clicking the "Open" icon on the main interface, then feel free to do the post work-flows with Avid Media Composer.

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