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Have shot some 4K H.265 video with your GoPro Hero 6 camera and wish to load the 4K footage into Avid Media Composer for some professional post editing workflow. The following article will show you how to get a smooth workflow of GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with Avid Media Composer.

 

Can Avid handle all GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video?

 

From Avid Media Composer supported file formats, we can see this professional editing software lacks the ability to direct handle 4K H.265 video shot with GoPro Hero 6 camera. What's more, as Avid's system requirements for 4K editing at quite high. You should have a dual 10 core Xeon system as an "entry level" 4K editing suite and ideally a faster computer for more 4K editing. It would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth editing.

 

Transcode GoPro Hero 6 4K for Avid Media Composer

 

To fix the codec incompatible issue, you can download a third-party video conversion app called Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to decode the unsupported 4K H.265 to Avid Media Composer most favorable 1080p DNxHD codec. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple GoPro Hero 6 4K into the application for conversion at one time.

 

Besides that, you can also flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

 

The program is available on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc. It is accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version - Pavtube Video Converter for Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

 

Step by Step to Transcode and Compress GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 for Avid Editing

 

Step 1: Load GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video.

 

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video files into the program.

 

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Step 2: Choose output file format.

 

From "Format" drop-down option, choose Avid Media Composer best editing codec by selecting "Avid Media Composer..." > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".

 

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Step 3: Start the conversion process.

 

After all the settings is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start to convert GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video to Avid Media Composer best compatible 1080p DNxHD Codec editing format.

 

When the conversion is completed, launch Avid Media Composer on your Mac computer to import converted video to Avid Media Composer for smooth editing workflow on either fast or slow computer.

 

Stream 4K Video from Synology DS216play to Plex

Is Synology DS216play a good choice for 4K streaming via Plex?

 

"Hello! I'm a long time user of Plex with Synology NAS. But recently I upgraded my TV and now I own a 4k model. The problem is that my current Synology NAS is not powerful enough to play 4k content (Synology DS213). So I want to upgrade to a new version that will be powerful enough to stream 4k content. I appreciate if you could confirm if DS216play is the right choice. Synology website claims it is, but I'd like to confirm with you plex users."

 

Testing for DS216play 4K transcoding capability

 

DS216play is the least-expensive NAS box available featuring hardware-assisted 4K h.264/h.265 transcoding that we know of. Test from techhive shows that they have loaded the DS216+ with numerous test files, including about a dozen 2160p (UHD 3840x2160 and 4K 4096x2160) videos. They played files using Synology's in-browser Video Station player. 2160p videos (AVC and HEVC) played well also, at least those limited to about 30 frames per second and around 6 megabits per second (HEVC) or 20Mbps (AVC). AVC is a lot easier to process than the more heavily compressed HEVC. Beyond that, both audio and video stutter began to creep in; 60fps files weren't recognized.

From above tests, we can see that the Synology DS216play lacks the ability to handle 4K 60fps files, therefore, when you try to stream the 4K/60p files from Synology to Plex, the Plex Media Server will try to perform a transcoding process due to the incompatible frame rate. However, transcoding 4K content can be a CPU-intensive process and and especially NAS devices might not be capable of doing so in real-time.

 

Transcode 4K video for Synology DS216play streaming via Plex

 

To get a smooth streaming experience, then it is ideal for you to use a third-party video conversion app such as Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to transcode 4K video with incompatible frame rate to Synology Plex app smooth handle 30fps.

 

Besides the frame rate, you can also flexibly adjust other profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.

 

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to perfrom the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

 

Step 1: Load 4K video into the application.Step by Step to Transcode 4K for Synology DS216play Streaming

 

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import source 4K video files into the program.

 

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Step 2: Define the output format.

 

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Synology DS216play playable 4K H.264 or 4K H.265 file formats.

 

Output 4K H.264 file formats

 

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Output 4K H.265

 

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Step 3: Adjust output frame rate.

 

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, in video section, from "Size(pix)" drop-down list, choose Synology DS216play smooth playback 30fps.

 

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Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

 

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from 4K video to Synology DS216play smoothly playback 4K video with 30fps frame rate.

 

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.

 

Roku/Plex Not Passthrough DTS-HD MA Audio

The condition is that you have an audio receiver that supports for DTS-HD MA audio, to get the best audio quality, you may wish that both Roku/Plex would passthrough that audio codec to your receiver. However, the condition is that neither Roku not recognize that audio codec, and therefore force the Plex Media Server to transcode the DTS-HD MA to PCM audio format.

 

Roku supported audio formats

 

After searching for Roku supported file formats, we can see that Roku can handle various type of audio formats including AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC, PCM, AC3/EAC3, DTS, ALAC. Unfortunately, the 7.1 surround sound including Dolby Digital DTS-HD MA and TrueHD is not supported by Roku. Therefore, when you try to stream the DTS-HD MA on Roku via Plex, the Plex Media Server will try to transocode the DTS-HD MA audio to PCM audio.

 

Transcode DTS-HD MA to Roku Dolby Digital AC3

 

Since you can't direct passthrough DTS-HD MA via Roku/Plex and also unwilling to let Plex to transcode the audio codec to PCM. You can still keep the 5.1 surround sound by converting DTS-HD MA to Roku compatible Dolby Digital AC3 or DTS audio. Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading Pavtube Video Converter. The program has perfect importing support for the 7.1 surround sound DTS-HD MA and also TrueHD audio. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can batch import multiple audio into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time.

Related article: Stream Divx Xvid AVI to Roku | Stream H.265 4K to Roku | Stream Media to TV via Roku

 

With this powerful yet simple to use application, you can easily generate both Roku and Plex compatible 5.1 surround sound Dolby Digital (AC3) or DTS audio with perfect quality and super fast encoding speed. To get the best audio quality, you can flexibly adjust output audio profile setting including audio bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.

 

Pavtube Video Converter is available on available on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to assist you to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks.

 

Step by Step to Transcode DTS-HD MA for Roku/Plex Passthrough

 

Step 1: Load DTS-HD MA audio into the application.

 

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import the DTS-HD MA audio files into the program.

 

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Step 2: Define the output format.

 

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Roku/Plex supported passthrough 5.1 surround sound format "AC3 - Dolby Digital AC-3 (*.ac3)" under "Common Audio" main category.

 

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Tips: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output audio profile parameters including audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output audio quality.

 

Step 3: Start the final conversion process.

 

After setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from DTS-HD MA to Roku/Plex passthrough Dolby Digital AC3 format.

After the conversion, you can click "Open output folder" to popup output directory with the converted audio files to passthrough to audio receivers from Roku via Plex.

 

Workflow of DJI Zenmuse X7 4K Video with Avid

DJI just made another huge splash in the industry with the official announcement of the brand new Zenmuse X7 for the DJI Inspire 2 drone aiming to redefine aerial imaging technology once again. The device is capable of capturing DCI 4K at 30 fps, and UHD 4K at 60 fps in Cinema-DNG format; it also supports DCI and UHD 4K in ProRes and H.265/H.264. For those people who wish to make creative editorial with DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video, Avid Media Composer can be your professional choice. The following article will show you how to get a smooth workflow of Zenmuse X7 4K video with Avid Media Composer.

 

Can Avid handle all DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video?

 

From Avid Media Composer supported file formats, we can see this professional editing software only supports to handle the DCI and UHD 4K H.264 video recorded with DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video, however, you will fail to direct import other 4K video including Prores, H.265 and Cinema-DNG format into Avid Media Composer. In addition, as Avid's system requirements for 4K editing at quite high. You should have a dual 10 core Xeon system as an "entry level" 4K editing suite and ideally a faster computer for more 4K editing. It would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth editing.

 

Transcode DJI Zenmse X7 4K for Avid Media Composer

 

To fix the codec incompatible issue, you can download a third-party video conversion app called Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to decode the unsupported 4K codec including H.265/Prores/Cinema-DNG to Avid Media Composer most favorable 1080p DNxHD codec. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video into the application for conversion at one time.

 

Besides that, you can also flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

 

For Windows users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter to complete the conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

 

How to Transcode and Compress Zenmuse X7 4K to 1080P DNxHD for Avid?

 

Step 1: Import DJI Zenmuse X7 4K videos.

 

From "File" drop-down option, select "add Video/Audio"to add DJI Zenmuse X7 4K Prores/H.264/H.265/Cinema-DNG 4K files into the program.

 

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Step 2: Choose output file format.

 

From "Format" drop-down option, choose Avid Media Composer best editing codec by selecting "Avid Media Composer..." > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".

 

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Step 3: Start the conversion process.

 

After all the settings is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start to convert Zenmuse X7 4K video to Avid Media Composer best compatible 1080p DNxHD Codec editing format.

 

When the conversion is completed, launch Avid Media Composer on your Mac computer to import converted video to Avid Media Composer for smooth editing workflow on either fast or slow computer.

 

Import Canon XF400/XF405 4K Video to Avid Media Composer

Canon's new XF400 and XF405 UHD 4K camcorders supports to record 4K video at up to 60p in MP4 format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec. When the shooting work is completed, for Avid Media Composer users, you may come the need to load the Canon XF400/XF405 4K video into Avid for some professional post editing workflow. Have more interest, just read on...

 

Can Avid handle 4K resolution video?

 

Avid's has enhanced the ability to edit at resolutions up to 4K to Media Composer 8.31. But all previous version, including version 8, can only edit at up to HD resolutions. In addition, Avid's system requirements for 4K editing at quite high. You should have a dual 10 core Xeon system as an "entry level" 4K editing suite and ideally a faster computer for more 4K editing.

 

Best workflow of XF400/XF405 4K with Avid Media Composer

 

For users who are still using Avid Media Composer 7/8 or previous version which can't handle 4K resolution video or if your computer doesn't meet the standards to edit 4K video, we highly recommended you to compress XF400/XF405 to Avid Media Composer most favorable 1080p DNxHD codec.

 

Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which has perfect importing support for the 4K H.264 video produced by Canon XF400/XF405 video. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can import multiple Canon XF400/XF405 4K video into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time. With the program, you can efficiently produce Avid Media Composer most favorable 1080p DNxHD codec with perfect quality and super fast encoding speed.

 

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter to complete the conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

 

Step by Step to Transcoded Canon XF400/XF405 4K to DNxHD for Avid Editing

 

Step 1: Import Canon XF400/XF405 4K videos.

 

From "File" drop-down option, select "add Video/Audio"to add Canon XF400/XF405 4K H.264 MP4 video files into the program.

 

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Step 2: Choose output file format.

 

From "Format" drop-down option, choose Avid Media Composer best editing codec by selecting "Avid Media Composer..." > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".

 

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Step 3: Start the conversion process.

 

After all the settings is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start to convert Canon XF400/XF405 4K video to Avid Media Composer best compatible DNxHD Codec editing format.

 

When the conversion is completed, launch Avid Media Composer on your Mac computer to import converted video to Avid Media Composer for smooth editing workflow on either fast or slow computer.