Edit Panasonic HC-X1500 H.265 in Premiere Pro CC

We write this guide to help those who are facing issues importing Panasonic HC-X1500 4K H.265 (.mov, .mp4) video in Premiere Pro CC. It guides you through the process of transcoding Panasonic HC-X1500 II recordings to H.264 codec for use in Adobe editing software smoothly.

Panasonic welcomes 2 new members to its 4K 60p Video Camcorder family, with the compact, small, lightweight Panasonic HC-x1500 & Panasonic HC-x2000. Achieving high-spec optical performance with a wide-angle 25mm lens, Panasonic’s exclusive high-precision AF provides high-speed, accurate focusing for both 4K and Full-HD shooting, while built-in Wi-Fi supports HD Live Streaming. For video recording, 4:2:2 10bit Internal Recording and the new, high-efficiency HEVC/H.265 codec are supported. The best of various recording formats can also be selected and built-in Wi-Fi supports HD Live Streaming.

If for any reason you are having problems working with Panasonic HC-X1500 4K MOV and MP4 files in Premiere Pro CC, you can consider converting the videos to a format that is best suitable for use in Premiere Pro CC first, such as H.264, Adobe’s favorite editing codec, which Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 will recognize and handle well. Here’s a quick guide displaying how to convert Panasonic HC-X1500 video to H.264 .mov for Premiere Pro CC editing. First of all, you need a professional H.265 to H.264 Converter. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is your best choice, and you can get it with 20% off coupon codec now.

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How to transcode Panasonic HC-X1500 H.265/HEVC video to H.264 for Premiere Pro CC?

Step 1: Run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate as a professional H.265 to Premiere Pro Converter. When its main interface comes up, click “Add File” to load source video to it.

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Step 2: Select H.264 MOV as output format for opening with Adobe software
From the Format menu, move to “Editing Software” catalogue, and select “Adobe Premiere MOV AVC(*.mov)” as target format. H.264 is the best suited editing codec for Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC and Premiere Elements. When loading them into Adobe editing software, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering. Of course, you can choose MPEG-2 MPG wmv3 .wmv as output here.

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Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button and go to “Profiles Settings” panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. To know the original video parameters, please go back to the main interface of the software and select your task then click “Show selected tast properties” icon.

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Step 4: Click “Convert” to start Panasonic HC-X1500 H.265 MOV/MP4 to H.264 MOV conversion.

Step 5: When the H.265 to H.264 conversion is done, click “Open” button to get generated files for importing and editing in Premiere Pro CC with optimum performance.


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