Presently, I'm not sure what CPU requirements will be to edit or play H.265. The Cyberlink PowerDirector editing product may already support some H.265, or it will shortly. Until now, it seems that Final Cut Express has no abilities of handling H.265 videos. So, how to import H.265 to FCE for editing?
To convert H.265/HEVC videos to Final Cut Express supported video formats, such like Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), I highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (Best Video Converter for Mac Reviewe) to all of you, which can be the H.265 decoder to decode HEVC video files well for FCE on Mac. Also, it works in converting H.265 to other popular NLEs like FCP, Avid, iMovie, and more. Plus, it can also decode H.265 to H.264 MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, etc format for playing with some other media players.
If you're a Windows users, you can turn to the Windows Version, which can help you transcode H.265/HEVC files to edit in FCE smoothly.
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Pavtube Video Converter:
- Support nearly all H.265/Full HD/SD video and audio formats to various video and audio format;
- Make videos & movies & audios compatible with Android tablets/Phones, Apple devices, Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, video game console, websites and more;
- Edit videos with trim, crop, split, merge and special effects;
- Process videos and movies in batch even faster and easier;
- Attach external *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitles into source media for entertainment;
Step 1. Add H.265/HEVC files
Click "Add Video" button to load H.265/HEVC files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
Step 2. Select output format
Choose output format for your specific usage. For example in this case, from "Format" drop-down option, choose FCE best editing codec by selecting "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." > "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov). If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported m2ts files to one output video.
Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3. Start the conversion
Finally, simply hig the big Convert button to start converting H.265/HEVC to Final Cut Express friendly video formats.
Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to Final Cut Express easily.
Pavtube HD Video Converter / Mac Version: It is designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon), non-protected HD or movies, DVR files (*.tivo) to other file types for playback on popular media devices like Apple TV, PS3, Xobx, Xobx360, WD TV HD Player.
Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ P2 MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.