Edit Lumix S9 H.265 in Premiere Pro/After Effects

Import 4K H.265 from Lumix S9 to Premiere Pro/After Effects

Import/edit Lumix S9 4K H.265 in Premiere Pro/After Effects

The Panasonic Lumix S9 is the newest addition to Panasonic's line of full-frame mirrorless cameras, though it differs considerably from previous models. It is the ultimate tool for content creators looking to stand out in social media, with superior image quality, easy-to-use functions, and a sleek colorful design.

When Premiere Pro and After Effects users attempt to import H.265 videos captured by Panasonic Lumix S9, they may meet problems of one kind or another. H.265 is the successor to the widely used H.264. H.265 is getting increasingly popular and becomes the preferred codec to encode 4K recordings. Adobe claims that the handling of H.265 media has been improved in Premiere Pro and After Effects. However, the fact is that even the latest Premeire Pro and After Effects still cannot be fully compatible with Panasonic Lumix S9 4K H.265 videos, let alone the older version of Premeire Pro CC, CS7, CS6 and After Effects CC. Below are 3 typical frequently asked questions quoted from the forums:

"Premiere Pro Crashed with Lumix S9 H.265 10 bit clips -- I a'm a licensed user. (I buy Premeire Pro CC and now update the Pro version) When i try to import the H.265, 4k LongGop, 10 bit, 420, 200 mbit (Lumix S9) video clips (15 clips, around 20 GB ) the Premiere Pro is crashed... always crashed. This problem in Premiere or some issue by Windows? What i should do? Help Please! I want comfort work with Luix S9 footages. Thanks a LOT!"

"Hi all I can't seem to use my Lumix S9 H265 footage in After Effects CC IT'S IN 4K. Any help appreciated. Tried converting with vlc but didn't work."

"Whenever I try to import 4K Lumix S9 .MOV (H.265) files into the timeline in Premiere Pro, only the audio shows up. I have searched and searched, and can't find any really solid information about this. I know Premiere Pro can handle 4K footage. But this Lumix S9 footage has me baffled."

Why we cannot use Luix S9 H.265 footage in Premiere Pro/After Effects?

As you see, though you upgraded from the old version of Premiere to the latest Premiere Pro, you will still stuck by the incompatibility issues. The H.265 compression format is a final deivery codec, it's not an ideal one you want to use for editing. Currently, most NLE doesn't like Premiere Pro and After Effects is no exceptation. For the second reason, you can try to convert your videos from variable framerate to constant framerate using a converter. This probably solves your problem.

The Easiest Solution to Import Lumix S9 4K videos to Adobe editing software - Convert H.265 to MPEG-2

As mentioned above, the handling of Lumix S9 media has been improved in PP and AE. Nevertheless, importing Panasonic Lumix S9 files into your editing software is still a headache problem. Let's not to say some 10-bit H.265 videos shot in Lumix S9. Then, transcoding H.265 files becomes a highly recommended method, especially if your files are in Lumix S9 4K H.265 and you don't have a high-end computer.

H.265 is a non-performant format that is difficult to edit with and requires much computing power to process. So, it isn't a bad idea to convert Lumix S9 H.265 to MPEG-2, a codec which works smoothly in Premiere Pro and After Effectrs. To do this, you can turn to Acrok Video Converter Ultimate (For Windows | For Mac) for help. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. By runnig it, there is no need to set the codec yourself, the program has specially designed optimized presets like MPEG-2, WMV, MOV, etc. for Adobe editing software. Apart from changing file format, the ideal H.264 encoder and decoder can also convert your videos to constant frame rate. This converter works fast while keeping high quality.

Free download and install Acrok Video Converter Ultimate and you'll be able to convert Luix S9 H.265 to Premiere Pro/After Effects accepted format with constant framerate in 3 simple steps.

• Accept H.265 videos from camera, camcorder, iPhone, etc.
• Output media in file formats natively supported by Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve 19, etc.
• Convert video in 3 simple steps. Level-3 hardware acceleration makes it super fast.
• Easy editing experience: cut, crop, merge, apply effects, rotate..

3 Simple Steps to Convert HEVC to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas Pro


Add Videos

Open Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, and then click "Add file" icon and then drag and drop target Lumix S9 files into the screen.

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Set Output Format

Click "Format" bar, select "Editing Software" - "Premiere/Vegas (MPEG-2)" from the format drop-down menu. The output video seamlessly fits Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc. and the original quality of H.265 video will be kept. Besides, you can also choose "Premiere (WMV) (AC-1) (*.wmv)" or "Premeire AVC (*.mov)" if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.

Convert Lumix S9 H.265 video toMPEG-2 for editing in Premiere Pro/After Effects


Start Conversion

Hit "Convert" button in the lower right corner and the conversion will begin in no time. Once done, you can easily import the converted MPEG-2 files into Premiere Pro and After Effects without any trouble.

Final Words:

10-bit H.265 is still not as popular as H.264, so it is inevitable to experience some errors on Adobe editing software because of incompatibility. This situation will be gradually improved. Currently, the most effective workaround is to transcode your Lumix S9 to another supported format with Acrok Video Converter Ultimate or something else. Acrok is worth a try. It is a piece of multifunctional video processing software integrated with video converting, video editing and much more. Try it on your PC or Mac right now!

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