How to edit Samsung NX500 HEVC H.265 4K footages in Adobe After Effects CC/CS?

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 After Effects.

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 H.265 MP4 footage to After Effects 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 After Effects smoothly. If you’re facing the issues, read on to find the answer.

First you need to download aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac. Overall, the program is the best Mac 4K Video Converter for Samsung NX500 4K files, which will create an After Effects friendly file codec- MPEG-2. The video codec keeping the original quality in Mac OS (Sierra, El Capitan included). Besides After Effects, this 4K Video Converter can also output professional transcoders like ProRes for Final Cut Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, AIC for iMovie/Final Cut Express, QuickTime for Camtasia Studio and more. For Windows users, aPubsoft HD Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Transcode Samsung NX500 H.265 4K video to MPEG-2 for After Effects

Step 1. Import H.265 4K footage

Install and Launch the Samsung NX500 to After Effects Converter. Click “Add File” button to load the Samsung NX500 HEVC H.265 4K files you want to convert, or directly drag and drop the NX500 H.265 4K footage to it.

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Step 2. Select output format for After Effects

Click “Profile” button to choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the output format. MPEG-2 is native codec for editing in After Effects.

Transcode Samsung NX500 HEVC H.265 to MPEG-2 MPG for After Effects

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 to MPEG-2 conversion

Click on the “Convert” button, and the Mac 4K Video Converter will transcode Samsung NX500 H.265 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 for After Effects on Mac with best quality.

When the Samsung NX500 H.265 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the exported MPEG-2 .mpg files and then import the converted Samsung NX500 H.265 4K MP4 files to Adobe After Effects CC/CS6/CS5 for further editing on Mac(Sierra and El Capitan included).

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