Have you ever run into a situation where you can’t edit H.265 files from Samsung NX500 in Premiere Pro CS6. In this part we’ll look at how Premiere Pro CS6 deals with H.265 video clips, and how you can import them for smooth editing.


The Samsung NX500 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 28.2 MP APC-S CMOS sized sensor, which is currently the highest resolution APC-S sensor on the market. On the rear end of the setup is the company’s latest DRIMe Vs image processor that can capture full 4K video clips without the aid of an external unit.

I briefly tested out the NX500’s 4k video capabilities and it is quite impressive – Panasonic and Sony should really keep their eyes focused on the competition. The codec the files used by default are a bit of a challenge to work with, and it took us a tad bit of time to find a converter that could make it more manageable to work with (it uses the new H.265 compression codec instead of the popular H.264 codec).

Well, the question comes: How to use Samsung NX500 H.265/HEVC files in Premiere Pro CS6?

To edit Samsung NX500 H.265 videos with Premiere Pro CS6, you’ll need to convert H.265 to a more editing-friendly format, such a Premiere Pro CS6’s H.264 *. mov. Here is how to do it.

To transcode H.265 to Premiere Pro CS6 easily and quickly, Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet professional H.265 encoder and decoder is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can effortlessly convert H.265 video to H.264 encoded MOV files – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro CS6. In additon, the program can also help you transcode H.265 files to Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple ProRes , Avid DNxHD MOV, MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc. for smoothly editing or playback with iMovie, FCP, Avid Media Composer, etc. Below is the detailed guide on transcoding H.265 to H.264 for Premiere Pro CS6.

If you’re using a Windows PC, simply turn to the Windows version.

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Tip: If you are Final Cut Pro user, you need to convert Samsung NX500 H.265 video to ProRes on Mac via this top H.265 to ProRes Converter. If you are Sony Vegas Pro user and want to import MKV video into Sony Vegas Pro for editing, you need to convert MKV to Sony Vegas Pro editable format via this H.265 Video Converter.

Converting Samsung NX500 H.265 to H.264 for Premiere Pro CS6

Step 1. Import H.265 video to the converter

Run the H.265 to Premiere Pro CS6 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.

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Step 2. Choose output format

This video converter offers optimized format preset for Aoobe Premiere Pro CS6. Click Format on the main interface and choose Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC)(*.mov) as output format. It ensures the best quality while working with the output files in Premiere Pro CS6.

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Step 3. Start H.265 to Premiere Pro CS6 conversion

As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press “Convert” button to start H.265 to H.264 .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 H.264 videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted Samsung NX500 H.265 footage into Premiere Pro CS6 for editing smoothly with ease.