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Davinci Resolve Not Working Zenmuse X5S H.265 Video- Solution


We think some of you have seen this topic about Zenmuse X5S H.265 to Davinci Resolve. Now in this article, we aim to talk it further to help more guys to import and edit Zenmuse X5S footage in Davinci Resolve in a flawless workflow.

We know that Davinci Resolve (free version) is not supporting H.265 import as source footage, however the paid version support it. Based on our testing, we found Davinci Resolve(full version) will open the H.265 file from Zenmuse X5S and you can color it. But the problem is that it is really slow and blogs down. Anyhow, H.264 or ProRes from Zenmuse X5S would be better for editing.

Well, if you stick with H.265 footage and wanna edit with Davinci Resolve, you need convert Zenmuse X5S H.265 to DNxHD or ProRes encoded MOV, which is more edit-friendly for Davinci. 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 Zenmuse X5S 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 Video Converter. Below is how. Just take a look at the brief guide below.

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Transcode Zenmuse X5S H.265/HEVC video to DaVinci Resolve

Step 1: Import H.265 video files to the program.

On the H.265 converting software 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.


Tip: DNxHD codec just supports 1080p resolution. If you want to get original 4K resolution, you'd better choose "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422 as the output format. Then click "Settings" button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc to your needs.


Step 3: Start HEVC video conversion.

When ready, click "Convert" to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click "Open Folder" button to get the exported DNxHD or ProRes .mov files for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.

Extended Knowledge|What advantage do you get with
Zenmuse X5S > H.265 > convert to DNxHD or ProRes encoded MOV
compared to
Zenmuse X5S > H.264
Apart from an approximate 50% saving in storage space? Any idea please contact us.

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