H.265/HEVC is so popular that it has been adopted by Samsung NX500 4K camcorders. We need to edit Samsung NX500 H.265 videos to polish them in iMovie from time to time. However, once we import Samsung NX500 H.265 videos to iMovie, the importing window got black all the time. The preview of H.265 video just won’t come out no matter how many times we have tried.
The reason why iMovie window got black for a long time is the resolution of Samsung NX500 H.265 videos is 4096 x 2160, and if your Mac’s resolution is much lower than 4096 x 2160 or the version of iMovie is not the latest, the black iMovie window will happen. In order to import and edit Samsung NX500 H.265 videos in iMovie smoothly, I suggest you to upgrade iMovie and downgrade Samsung NX500 H.265 4K videos or transcode H.265 files to the most suitableCodec - AIC for iMovie.
You can upgrade iMovie in App Store on Mac. After that, if iMovie window still gets black when you importing Samsung NX500 H.265 videos to it, downgrading the resolution of H.265 files will be a good choice for you. Here I recommendPavtube HD Video Converter for Mac to assist you downgrade Samsung NX500 H.265 videos to 1080p resolution. This App is able to transcode H.265 videos to AIC for iMovie as well. In addition, it supports for convert H.265/HEVC videos to Apple ProRes Codec for FCP X, to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, etc.
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How to Import Samsung NX500 H.265/HEVC to iMovie
Step 1. Load H.265 files.
Connect Samsung NX500 to your Mac through USB cable. Transfer H.265/HEVC files to the hard drive.
Launch this App. Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on the top menu to choose H.265/HEVC files.
Step 2. Choose the preset output format.
This App has preset the output profile for iMovie. Just click on the format bar and follow "iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as the proper format.
Step 3. Resize the Resolution.
Click "Settings" to open “Profile Settings” window. Resize the resolution of H.265 videos by changing “Size(pix)” option to 1920 x 1080. Other parameters like bit rate, channels, and frame rate are also adjustable.
Step 4. Start converting files.
After the setting is finished, click the big "Convert" button in the main UI. Then this H.265 to iMovie App will start converting H.265 files at once.
When the conversion is over, you can find your converted H.265 videos by clicking "Open" button.
Now you can import Samsung NX500 H.265 Files to iMovie for smooth editing. Enjoy!
Pavtube iMixMXF: If you want to keep every audio channel with MXF files, you can try our another software - Pavtube iMixMXF. This software can help you output each audio channel with MOV format for iMovie in a very short time.
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