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Any Way to Get H.265/HEVC Codec from Premiere Pro CC


"Premiere Pro CC The latest version is in use. I try to output to h265 but I get an error. (Error occurs when outputting both Media Encoder and Premiere Pro.)"

'To use this feature, the HEVC codec must be installed. If you click [OK], this codec will be installed and enabled for immediate use.'

You may like the above user wanna get H.265/HEVC from Premiere Pro CC. Well, HEVC (H.265) is included in Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder since CC 2015.1, but many users found that it always occurred issues when output H.265 codec from Premiere Pro CC. Here we'd like to share some possible solutions with you.

First, based on our testing and other users' feedback, we know that H.265 cannot be used till a license is purchased. This is the unfortunate codec license restriction. So, you need have the full license for Premiere Pro.

Then, please update to Premiere Pro 2018, we found it has x265 hevc listed and it works great.

Alternatively, if you've had the full version of Premiere Pro CC 2018 but still can't get H.265 codec, try a third-party software to convert Adobe PP exported videos to H.265/HEVC as you want.

P.S. If you wanna import & export other video files with Adobe Premiere Pro, please link to Adobe Premiere Pro Import Export Tutorial.

1. Export uncompressed preferably QuickTime from Premiere Pro.
2. Use Brorsoft Video Converter | Video Converter for Mac to create H.265 videos.

Among all available H.265 video converters in the market, Brorsoft Video Converter is rated on the top list. It is an all-in-one H.265 decoder, encoder, converter and player. Not only can it allow people to convert H.265 to common video files, but also convert SD/HD/4K videos (M2TS, MTS, MKV, H.264, MP4, AVI, TS, MXF, WMV, MOV, MPEG, etc.) to H.265 with several mouse clicks. Besides, the program also supports various professional encoders, Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes and DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV- ensuring the best results when editing with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer or Sony Vegas, respectively. Download the program now and start our task.

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READ MORE: Export H.265 from Final Cut Pro

How to Export H.265/HEVC Codec from Premiere Pro CC

Step 1. Add Source Videos

Launch the best H.265 encoder, and you can either click "Add" button to import your videos files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.


Step 2: Choose H.265 Format

This HEVC encoder offers optimized H.265 codec for you. From the drop-down list of " Format" > "Common Video", you can select H.265 Video(*.mp4) as the target format.


Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Start Conversion

Hit "Convert" button to start encoding videos to H.265 MP4 for later use. Obviously, the goal is to not lose any quality in the process.

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