HEVC video support for Windows? 14 months already on MacOS, WTH? (Feature Request)

New Here ,
Nov 28, 2019 Nov 28, 2019

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Come on Adobe. Why do you continue to plague Windows and Android users?

 

We pay the same amount for your subscription, at least give us 80% of the features.

 

HEVC video is lacking on Windows for 14 months now after you added support under MacOS. It's beginning to be a joke at this point. Every new camera and phone can record to this format.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 28, 2019 Nov 28, 2019

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Hi there,

We're working on providing the support for HEVC videos on Windows operating system as well, however, you can have a look at this article to know about some workarounds you can use in the meantime:https://helpx.adobe.com/in/lightroom-cc/kb/heic-files-support.html

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Sahil

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LEGEND ,
Nov 28, 2019 Nov 28, 2019

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Please add your constructive opinion to this feature request:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/hevc-support-for-lightroom-cc-mac

 

and be sure to click Vote and Follow in the upper-right corner. That will make it a little more likely that Adobe will consider implementing the feature and you'll be notified when they do. Adobe product developers read everything posted there but rarerly participate here.

 

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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Hi,

presently HEVC video support on Widnows is just for Apple video.

On Mac, can you see your HEVC video from GoPro or other camera?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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Here's what the Adobe help article says: 

 

"Although modern camera devices provide the capability to capture HEIF/.heic photos and HEVC (H.265) videos, Lightroom and Camera raw support only HEIF/.heic files created with iOS devices."

 

This applies to Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, and Camera Raw, on both Windows and Mac.

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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ok thank you, I really need to be able to manage my photos in the same software as my videos from my Sony camera, my DJI drone, my Cell Samsung, my GoPro action camera

Do you plan to play HEVC video from all manufacturers?
If it's a codec, being able to play 1 should play them all.
I just tested On1 Photo Raw 2021 and it plays HEVC video from GoPro 10 without issue even though the camera came out after the software.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 06, 2022 Feb 06, 2022

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You've tagged on to an older topic that I was not involved in.  Nor do I know if Adobe has incorporated HEVC support directly into the Windows version of Classic since this topic was started.  

 

I'm on a Windows PC.  To do some trouble shooting in the Premiere Elements forum, I installed the HEVC codec purchased from the Microsoft store for 99 cents.  I was given a 4K60 HEVC file from a GoPro 10 to test.  Lightrom Classic imports and previews the clip.  On my computer it stutters a little.  "Show in Explorer" and playing with VLC is smoother. 

So, I think HEVC is supported in Windows if the codec is installed. 

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Explorer ,
Feb 06, 2022 Feb 06, 2022

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Lightroom does not support HEVC. Buying the codec is pointless. FLC is free and reads HEVC files. To read gopro 10 files in Lightroom you must follow this link to activate it in the GoPro and old h264 mode and it will only be supported for certain video modes
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1080p 50 to 120 fps
2.7k 4:3 no
2.7k 50 and 60 fps
4k 4:3 no
4k 25 and 30 fps
5k 4:3 no
5k no

it's very disappointing, I want to take a memory in 1080 I have no choice but to film in 60 fps even if it's useless...
and when I would film in 4k 60 fps of the ski I must choose 30 fps 😞

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LEGEND ,
Feb 07, 2022 Feb 07, 2022

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"Lightroom does not support HEVC."

 

LR supports HEVC video from iOS devices only.  See this previous post in this thread:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/hevc-video-support-for-windows-14-month...

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Explorer ,
Feb 07, 2022 Feb 07, 2022

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Hello, yes I know it is written above and really disappointing. Especially since the codes are free. Free software like FLV perfectly smooths HEVC (h265) video and that's the future. Hopefully Adobe will update this software for the general good.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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This topic is confusing.   From an Adobe helpx page, it specifically says the HEVC works in Classic and my experience on a Windows 10 laptop confirms it.  What am I missing?

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/kb/heic-files-support.html

 

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LEGEND ,
Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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Agree it's confusing, partly because LR added Windows support for HEVC since the thread was started.

 

The top of that help article has this important restriction that could be easy to miss:

 

"Although modern camera devices provide the capability to capture HEIF/.heic photos and HEVC (H.265) videos, Lightroom and Camera raw support only HEIF/.heic files created with iOS devices."

 

The HEIF/HEVC standards are fairly complicated and support lots of encoding options, and evidently, Adobe has only committed to supporting those options used by Apple devices.  If you're lucky enough that LR handles your photos or videos from other devices, that must be because they use the same encoding options.

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Explorer ,
Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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why is my link removed
it is really practical for someone who is looking for a solution and would save him time and unnecessary messages on your forum

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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I see an earlier post from you on Feb 7th is there later one you are referring to?

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.5,; LrC 11.3.1, Lr 5.3, Ps 23.3.2-ACR 14.3,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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