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Hiker
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Hero 6 HEVC h.265 Editing Workflow?

Hi,

 

I am stoked on the hero 6.

 

The HEVC h.265 files of 240fps mode are maxing the cpu in both of my editing rigs.

 

Anyone have a good workflow?  Any solution that doesn't require re-encoding, proxie files, or upgrading CPU/mobo?  Any video card that can handle the files?

 

Thanks!

 

Oh and here is my first slow motion test:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZoptiqg3ZY

I went straight to the beach after picking up the new GoPro Hero 6 Black, charging the battery on the way. Really stoked on the slow motion capabilities of 1...
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Hiker
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Re: Hero 6 HEVC h.265 Editing Workflow?

I'm trying to figure this out myself. I can get the video into premiere but I also have a comparable computer. My biggest thing is how messed up the contrast is with the hevc codec. The blacks are absolutely crushed and highlights way blown out. Not sure why. It doesn't do this with h264
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Hiker
Posts: 38

Re: Hero 6 HEVC h.265 Editing Workflow?

I hear you.

 

I asked this question on the adobe forum and one repsonse suggests current hardware might not be enough, and transcoding or ingesting proxies is the best work around.  I hope this is incorrect and there is a less tedious solution.

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Explorer
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Re: Hero 6 HEVC h.265 Editing Workflow?

Great video @clayisland
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Tourist
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Re: Hero 6 HEVC h.265 Editing Workflow?

Unless you have a 2016 or later computer you’re not going to be able to playback h265.

Best advice is use Premiere and proxies, this works. So you need Premiere CC and Adobe Media encoder (which creates the proxies).

Fcp x doesn’t natively work with h265. You can convert the h265 files to pro res but the files are ridiculously massive and unworkable.
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Hiker
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Re: Hero 6 HEVC h.265 Editing Workflow?

Maybe this is a dumb question but what does it mean to create a proxy in media encoder? I'm familiar with premiere and Adobe media encoder but not proxies. Tried Google but not finding much.
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Tourist
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Re: Hero 6 HEVC h.265 Editing Workflow?

This video explains the how to edit with proxies and Premiere. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P__1P4VaEvc

More info at www.phantomfilmschool.com
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Hiker
Posts: 94

Re: Hero 6 HEVC h.265 Editing Workflow?


@clayisland wrote:

Hi,

 

I am stoked on the hero 6.

 

The HEVC h.265 files of 240fps mode are maxing the cpu in both of my editing rigs.

 

Anyone have a good workflow?  Any solution that doesn't require re-encoding, proxie files, or upgrading CPU/mobo?  Any video card that can handle the files?

 

Thanks!

 

Oh and here is my first slow motion test:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZoptiqg3ZY


Great video! I love the part where you fell off the board backwards. It was almost unreal how that board stayed in the air! Nice! Did you use premiere pro for the editing?