The Samsung NX500 is a fun, great little camera with lots of the same horsepower and technology from the larger NX1. The NX500 also shares similar video recording capabilities as the NX1, including ultra-high-res 4K video, in both Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 and Cinema 4K 4096 x 2160 resolutions. Ultra HD video is recorded at 30fps, while Cinema 4K video — not surprisingly given the ‘cinema’ name — is pegged at 24fps. Like the NX1, video is recorded using the new, space-saving H.265 HEVC video codec, which takes up about half the amount of memory card space as the oft-used H.264 codec. The point here, you will find it a painful experience to load Samsung NX500 H.265 4K MP4 footage to Pinnacle Studio.
Although Pinnacle Studio is compatible with H.265 codec, a compressed export H.265 .mp4 from Samsung NX500 is not ideal for editing. What’s more, Pinnacle Studio can handle 4K footage without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. When you tried to upload some 4K MP4 recordings from NX500, you will find it’s hard work. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode Samsung H.265 4K MP4 footage to Pinnacle Studio natively supported formats. Along with some help from third-party software, it can be done effortlessly. Here I share a simple guide on how to convert Samsung NX500 H.265 4K footage for editing in Pinnacle Studio smoothly. If you’re facing the issues, read on to find the answer.
First you need to download aPubsoft HD Video Converter. Overall, the program is the best 4K Video Converter for Samsung NX500 4K files, which will export Pinnacle Studio friendly file format- AVI. The video format keeping the original quality on Windows 10. Besides Pinnacle Studio, this 4K Video Converter can also output professional transcoders like WMV for Windows Movie Maker, MPEG for Premiere/After Effects, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for PowerDirector and more. For Mac users, aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Free download Samsung H.265 Video Converter:
Convert Samsung NX500 H.265 4K MP4 to AVI for editing in Pinnacle Studio
Step 1. Import Samsung NX500 H.265 4K footage
Install and Launch the Samsung NX500 to Pinnacle Studio Converter. Click “Add File” button to load the Samsung NX500 H.265 4K files you want to convert, or directly drag and drop the NX500 H.265 4K footage to it.
Step 2. Select output format for Pinnacle Studio
Click “Profile” button to choose “HD Video > AVI Video(*.avi)” as the best video format for Pinnacle Studio.
Tip: If necessary, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. If not, just keep the video size as original.
Step 3. Start the H.265 4K video to AVI conversion
Click on the “Convert” button, and the Samsung 4K Video Converter will convert Samsung NX500 H.265 4K MP4 video to AVI for Pinnacle Studio on Windows with high video and audio quality.
When the Samsung NX500 4K MP4 to AVI conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the exported AVI files and then import the converted Samsung NX500 H.265 4K MP4 files to Pinnacle Studio for further editing on Windows 10/8.1/7/XP.