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H.265 is widely used to shoot 4K recordings by many professional cameras such as Samsung NX1, Sony PMW-F55, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, BlackMagic Ursa, etc. Users who want to edit H.265 files on Mac with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, etc. usually run into incompatibility issue. Or can't edit them smoothly after taking some time for importing H.265 to video editor. Why? This is due to that H.265 videos, which are already highly compressed by H.265 codec (double the data compression ratio compared to H.264 at the same level of video quality), are very hard to deal with during video editing. ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., is a appropriate format for smooth editing in Mac. Thus, when you get many H.265 videos and want to edit them with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, or Adobe Premiere smoothly on Mac, it's better to transcode H.265 to ProRes first.

Actually, it's not so hard to do the trick as long as you apply a professional H.265 converter app. To convert H.265 to ProRes quickly and easily, EaseFab Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from H.265, AVCHD, MTS, MKV, AVI, VOB, MP4, MOV, and more to Apple ProRes codec in simple clicks of mouse while keeping the original quality. Below is the H.265 to ProRes transcoding process.

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How to convert H.265 to Apple ProRes codec

Step 1. Import H.265 videos

Install the H.265 to ProRes Converter and run it. Drag the H.265 files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

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Step 2. Choose ProRes as the output video format

Now click the Profile icon to reveal output panel. And and mouse cursor to "Editing Software" category. You'll find several ProRes formats are provided. Generally, ProRes or ProRes LT are suitable choices for H.265 videos shot with camcorders. ProRes HQ is usually for film based source media.

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Tip: By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 3. Start converting H.265 to ProRes

At this point, you can change the output filename or output path if you wish. If you feel satisfied with your options, Just hit the Convert button to activate H.265 file to ProRes conversion.

When all conversions completed, you'll get a pop-up notice. Just click "Open" button, you can fast find where your converted files are saved.