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Edit Samsung H.265 video in Davinci Resolve

In three or four years h.265 HEVC video may become a common codec for encoding video. Samsung also used this technology on its popular Samsung NX1 and NX500 to allow users to record videos with smaller size but higher quality. However, this usage of HEVC/H.265 codec also brought some issues when you want to edit Samsung H.265 recording videos in NLE software such as Davinci Resolve.

It is not saying that you can't edit Samsung H.265 video in Davinci Resolve. After all, Resolve has supported H.265 4K although sometimes the audio won't be shown when playback. The major reason that led issues on Samsung H.265 editing in Davinci is that Davinci Resolve only supports H.265 QuickTime MOV and H.265 QuickTime MP4 on Mac. You can see this information on Davinci Resolve supported format and codec PDF file clearly.

So, it is obviously that you can't edit Samsung NX1 and NX500 H.265 video on Davinci Resolve on Windows directly. If you want to edit Samsung H.265 file in Resolve, the only way is to transcode Samsung H.265 video to Davinci Resolve supported format and codec on Windows with some software like a video converter.

Best Samsung H.265 to Davinci Resolve Converter You Can Try

Through searching online, you can see that there are many H.265 converter programs. Considering the stability on Windows 10 and the easy-to-use feature, we finally decided to use Pavtube Video Converter to transcode Samsung H.265 video files to Davinci Resolve. Firstly, Pavtube Video Converter not only accept to handle Samsung NX1 and NX500 H.265 video to Resolve, but also can convert DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 video, DJI Inspire H.265 files and other downloaded H.265 online to Davinci. It can transcode these H.265 videos to Davinci Resolve supported DNxHD, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) and MP4, QuickTime MOV files.

What's more, before you output Samsung H.265 video to Davinci Resolve video, you can do some simple editing on this file. For example, you can trim the unwanted part of the Samsung H.265 video or remove/replace the audio in the video file. You also can add some text/video/image watermark to the Samsung H.264 recordings if you plan to upload the recordings to YouTube after edited in Davinci. Now, you can download the video converter below to start the conversion.


Steps to Transcode Samsung H.265 to Davinci Resolve on Windows

Step 1. Load Samsung H.265 files

Here you can directly drag & drop the Samsung H.265 files to the converter, or click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” button on the top menu to browse and choose Samsung H.265 files. Batch conversion is supported here. 

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Step 2: Specify output file format for Davinci Resolve

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select Davinci Resolve best supported editing codec such as "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" from "Avid Media Composer" main category menu extended list. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.


Before loading your video into Davinci Resolve for professional video editing, you can complete some basic video editing task with the program's built-in video editing function. Check an item to active the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Step 3. Start Samsung H.265 to Davinci Resolve conversion

After all the settings are done, simply click the Convert button to start transcoding Samsung H.265/HEVC files to DNxHD mov for Davinci Resolve on Windows. Once the conversion ends, you can import the converted Samsung H.265 video to Davinci Resolve.

How to Import Video into DaVinci Resolve?

1. In order to import media from your media storage to the media pool, you have to select the media that you want to upload and then just drag it to the media pool.

2. If you get a pop up message that asks you if you want to change the frame rate of the timeline to the frame rate of your media because they don’t match, you should click on “Change”.

3. By double clicking on a video in the media pool, and pressing the play button you can simply preview the shot.

4. In order to delete a video from the media pool just right click it and press “Remove Selected Clips”

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