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How to Upload H.265 Video to HitFilm Pro?

It's highly possible that some multimedia web services allow you to download video clips. However, these can come under various different formats that might not work with your projects. For example, you might download some H.265 video files and the H.265 video will give you a hard time if you want to use the H.265 video in HitFilm Pro 2017, a professional video editing software that marries traditional non-linear editing tools with a high-level video effects compositor.?

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2, is a video compression standard, one of several potential successors to the widely used AVC (H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10). In comparison to AVC, HEVC offers about double the data compression ratio at the same level of video quality, or substantially improved video quality at the same bit rate. But H.265 video is not friendly to many NLE software like HitFilm Pro 2017. In HitFlim Pro 2017 support page, H.265 video is not supported.

HitFilm Pro 2017 Supported Formats

HitFilm Pro 2017 Supported Formats on Windows

Import:.The following formats are supported by HitFilm for import.


AVI (including 10-bit and 12-bit GoPro Cineform) (Windows only)
MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC)
Quicktime MOV (including 10-bit and 12-bit Pro-Res) (requires that an up to date version of
Quicktime is installed on your computer)



Export: HitFilm supports export in the following formats:


AVI (Cineform, Uncompressed, PAL DV, NTSC DV) (Windows only)
Quicktime (ProRes, AVC, Photo-JPEG) (Mac only)
MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC)

HitFilm Pro 2017 Supported Formats on Mac

Import Formats: Core supported import formats include:

Apple ProRes 4444, 422
H.264, H.263
PNG encoded MOV, 32-bit and 24-bit
Note that the Windows .AVI format is not supported in the Mac version.

Export Formats: Additional supported export formats include:

Quicktime .MOV: AVC/H.264, Apple Pro Res 422, Apple Pro Res 4444 (24-bit & 32-bit) & PhotoJPEG.
Note that the Windows .AVI format is not supported in the Mac version.

No matter what HitFilm Pro 2017 version you are using, you can't import H.265 video to HitFilm Pro 2017 on Windows or Mac for editing and creating. To import H.265 video to HitFilm Pro 2017, you can use an H.265 video converter to transcode H.265 to H.264 MP4 video for HitFilm Pro 2017.

Best H.265 Decoder and Encoder for HitFilm Pro 2017

Pavtube Video Converter is an application that you can use to encode H.265 media files to multiple formats, including MP4, AVI, WMV and MPG. It can be easily handled by individuals of any experience level. With it, you can convert H.265 MP4, H.265 MKV and other H.265 video to H.264 codec MP4 video for HitFilm Pro 2017. Besides H.265 video, you also can convert HD MKV, TS, VOB, MP4, 3GP, WMV video to HitFilm Pro 2017.

You can also configure audio and video settings when it comes to the resolution, frame rate, encoder, bit rate, sample frequency rate and channel mode. Options can be restored to their default values at any time. In addition, this H.265 video converter also lets you trim parts of the video and add them to the list, split into multiple chunks according to time or size, or edit. This last tool comes with a real-time updating preview, so you can check out color options or effects you add, as they get changed. For Mac users, you can turn to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

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Steps to Convert H.265 to HitFilm Pro 2017

Step 1: Load H.265 files

Download the H.265 video converter. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import unsupported H.265 video files into the program.

Load unsupported MP4 files into the application

Step 2: Choose HitFlim Suported mp4 video

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of HitFilm Pro supported editing formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category. You can also choose other editing formats according to your own needs.

Output HitFilm Pro supported editing formats

Edit video with built-in editing tools if you like

Pavtube Video Converter is also a video editor. With the built-in video editor, you can edit your H.265 videos before output. Select an item to activate the Edit menu. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, or insert external subtitle.

Edit video

Step 3: Start to Convert H.265 to HitFlim

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from unsupported video to HitFilm Pro supported MP4 editing formats.

Once the process ends, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to locate the generated MP4 video and then you can import the MP4 video toHitFilm Pro 2017 for professional post editing.

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