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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Now Supports H.265 NX1 Files

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC was updated today to support H.265 files  I imported several NX1 H.265 clips directly into Premiere and they play and edit beautifully without any glitches or lag.  I even tried multiple transitions and LUTs on my clips and it slowed it down a little, but still no problem editing.

I have a Windows 10 PC, I7-4770K, 16GB ram, GTX970 4GB, separate SSD system, work and render drives.

Adobe After Effects and Media Encoder were also updated to support H.265.

Thank you and great job Adobe!

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Thank you for the update.

What do you mean by "seperate SSD system"? Internal SSD that are used only for Premiere?

 

I have 1 SSD as my system drive, 2 SSDs in a raid 0 array for my working files (video clips ) and a fourth SSD as my render drive. 

 

Update: Editing is still silky smooth, but rendering in HEVC with the highest settings going to take ~23 hours to render a 23 minute sequence.  Yikes!  I will play around with other render options. 

 

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The Nvidia GTX 960 has a dedicated H.265 hardware encoder / decoder, I wonder if it helps vs the GTX 970.

I think it probably would be faster encoding if Premiere can use the hardware encoder properly.  Sadly, I bought the GTX 970 just before they released the GTX 960.

Update 2:  I changed the render settings to "good" instead of "highest" and it cut the render time to ~50 minutes for the same 23 minute sequence.

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Update: Editing is still silky smooth, but rendering in HEVC with the highest settings going to take ~23 hours to render a 23 minute sequence.  Yikes!  I will play around with other render options. 

 

How much time does it take on your computer to render this 23 minutes video to 4K H.264 MP4 in 50Mbps?

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Here is a comparison of HEVC vs Prores I did an hour ago. To me banding is still less apparent in Prores but for most projects HEVC will be my choice for saving space on my HDs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOzJntHIn5U

Thanks for doing that! You just saved me the trouble. It's interesting that there's a little less banning in ProRes, but the colors look bettering HEVC. Is your footage form an NX1?

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Playback is as smooth as ProRes on my early 2015 iMac 5K. Getting rid of all my "4K H.265 converted to 4K ProRes" files was like Adobe buying me a hard drive!

Here's a comparison straight out of my NX1 with nothing adjusted or corrected, screen shots from a 4K file in Premiere Pro. I used Wondershare Video Converter to get the ProRes file.

compare.jpg

After uploading this, the difference isn't as clear as on my monitor. I guess the forum compresses the file or something. But the unconverted H.265 file is much closer to the colors in real life. The converted file has a slight pink tint to it.

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Playback actually seems smoother with H.265 than with ProRes (probably due to easier disk reads). However, H.265 levels are off and is losing quite a bit of shadow detail with correction (see below) compared to ProRes. Also, SpeedGrade doesn't seem to support it yet, so trying to grade Premiere Pro projects doesn't work...yet.

Shadows-H265.PNG

Curtain-H265.PNG

Shadows-ProRes.PNG

Curtain-ProRes.PNG

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