Why H.264 and HEVC Are Hard to Edit [v]

[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar: “Media Management, File Sizes & Video Formats” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library.]


In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains why H.264 and HEVC media are considered inefficient for video editing, whether you use Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X.


Why H.264 & HEVC Are Hard to Edit

TRT: 6:24 — MPEG-4 HD movie


Without question, the most frequent questions we get involve working with media. Before we can even start editing, we need to figure out what to do with all the files generated on set. This Q&A session, hosted by Larry Jordan, answers and explains common media problems and storage requirements for editors using both Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X.

Topics covered during this webinar include:

If you are spending more time wrestling your media instead of editing, this session is for you.

Visit our website to see lots more video training in our store.

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4 Responses to Why H.264 and HEVC Are Hard to Edit [v]

  1. H. Nelson says:

    Very helpful! But does that mean if we are starting with AVCHD files, we should convert them to ProRes before using them in FCPX? And is that something FCPX can do or do you need a stand-alone convertor for that?

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