H. 265

H. 265 (December 11, 2016 12:25PM) Kent
I am about to take delivery on a DJI Phantom 4Pro. The specs show that one of it's video recording options is H.265. A Google search leads me to believe that H.265 has many advantages over it's predecessor but for FCPX to recognize it must be converted.
My questions are; has anyone used it in Final Cut X and were there advantages in using it?

Thank you and Merry Christmas

Kent
Re: H. 265 (December 11, 2016 01:58PM) Joe Redifer
I think the only thing on a Mac that can open H.265 stuff is VLC. FCPX will have nothing to do with it. Tried MKV and MP4 H.265 files. Contact Apple and tell them to consider supporting modern codecs. I would stick with H.264 until H.266 comes around. By then Apple will support H.265.
Re: H. 265 (December 12, 2016 01:19AM) Kent
Thanks for the response Joe.
Brorsoft @#$%& will convert it also for $36.00. I am wondering if there is any advantage in shooting and converting i.e.. better quality picture.
Re: H. 265 (December 12, 2016 07:34AM) Joe Redifer
Well I imagine it's more efficient. Better picture at any given bitrate.
Re: H. 265 (December 13, 2016 01:31PM) Craig Seeman
Telestream Switch Plus ($49) can play H.265/HEVC and it should be able to export to ProRes.
Re: H. 265 (December 14, 2016 02:34AM) Gypaetus
To my (modest) knowledge H.265 is "the H.264" for 4K - so if you edit / produce in this resolution, you might require it.

Further details I don't know yet as I still struggle with an even somewhat outdated HD gear.

But one day... (national lottery??).

Best regards!
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