The H.265 codec has been around for a few years now but has only gradually been making its way into wide use. Many guys who have some H.265 recordings like from Samsung NX1, GoPro Hero6, Phantom 4 Pro, etc would complain that “When editing H.265 in Davinci Resolve, it was failed during processing”…
Actually, Davinci Resolve is not able to support HEVC codec well. In order to edit H.265/HEVC footage in DaVinci Resolve fluidly, you will have to transcode them to a format such as DNxHD that is best suited for your editing programs. To process file conversion, a third party converter software is required.
Considering the ease of use and pretty good output quality, we would recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, users can effortlessly transcode H.265/HEVC files for smoothly editing in DaVinci Resolve. What’s more, it can generates more optimal editing formats/codecs for you to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMoive, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro and more. For Windows users, please get H.265/HEVC Converter. Below is how. Just take a look at the brief guide below.
Encode H.265/HEVC video to DaVinci Resolve
Step 1: Import H.265 source files
Launch the best H.265 converter. On the program’s main interface menu bar, hit “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to add source H.265/HEVC files to the program.
Step 2: Select output file format.
Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. Of course, you can also click “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the target format.
Tip: You can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need.
Step 3: Start HEVC video to DNxHD Conversion.
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open” button to get the exported DNxHD.mov files for use in DaVinci Resolve with smooth workflow.