Conceived to boost video streaming, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), aka H.265, is a video compression standard designed to substantially improve coding efficiency when compared to its precedent, the Advanced Video Coding (AVC), or H.264.With the development of video streaming on the Internet over popular websites such as Netflix and YouTube, and with 4K cameras gaining new ground in the market, a considerable amount of storage and bandwidth is required. HEVC promises a 50% storage reduction as its algorithm uses efficient coding by encoding video at the lowest possible bit rate while maintaining a high image quality level.
At the annual developer conference, WWDC, Apple announced widespread support for High Efficiency Video Coding. And from Apple TV 4K website, we have confirmed that the Gen 5 Apple TV does support HEVC video format. This post will show you how to get HEVC from any video for playback on Apple TV 4K, here we go!
Step By Step to Transcode Any Video to HEVC for Apple TV 4K
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate Win/ Mac
Before we get start to convert any HD/SD/4K video to HEVC for saving more storage space while maintaining high quality, one thing you need to get – a professional HEVC converter. In the uneven market, to find a perfect transcoder is not so easy, but your are lucky today, we will recommend you Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate which will never let you down. Let’s know more features in the operating steps.
Step 1. Load HD/SD/4K video
Launch the program, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" to import HD/SD/4K video to the program. You also can drag those videos to the software directly. For saving much time and energy, you can load the folder which holds multiple video files, you can do the batch video conversion smoothly.
Tips: This program also works as a smart DVD/BD converter, it grants you to copy any DVD/BD movies from the plastic by passing all copy protection and region code, then you can convert them to HEVC for streaming to any devices, not only for Apple TV 4K.
Step 2. Choose HEVC as the output video format
Click format bar on the UI, then navigate to "Common Video", you will see dozens of video formats in its extened interface, including "H.265 Video(*.mp4)".
Tips: This program offers you hundreds of optimized device presets, like iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Android, PS4 and more. If you are not familiar with video format, container and codec, you can directly choose those presets.
Note: On the contrary, if you are familiar with video format, container and codec, you can directly choose video format, then adjust the video and audio bitrate, frame rate, resolution, channel and more parameters to make the outputed video more fit in your video player and multimedia devices.
Optional Setting: If you want to get the output video with fast speed, you need to enable GPU Encode Acceleration: Click "Tools" > "Options", in the opened "Options" window, click "Acceleration" menu, then check "Enable GPU Encode Acceleration" option so that the program will accelerate conversion speed when encoding video/BD/DVD to H.265/HEVC codec.
Up to now, you may be clearer with this software for getting HEVC form any video. But its features is not limited in here. Apart from a Video Converter, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is also a video editor with rich video editing functions.It can fulfill all the needs of making a professional video for public consumption or simple creativity trying. With it, you can merge separate video clips into one, insert external subtitles to video, add transparent text watermark/image watermark to video, crop black bars around the video frame, split large video files into small parts, adjust video color brightness, contrast, saturation, remove audio from a video or replace audio in video, trim video footage, crop unwanted area from video, etc.
Step 3. Start the H.265/HECV video conversion
After all settings are done, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the H.265/HECV video conversion. When the conversion is completed, you will get a perfect quality H.265/HEVC file for Apple TV 4K.
Tips: If you want to know more features about this program, here is a guide for you to know more details.
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