Lightroom Classic: Please support H.265 videos with DLog-M or HLG color for DJI videos

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please support H.265 videos with DLog-M or HLG color for DJI videos.I've uploaded 3 videos taken by DJI Mavic 2 Pro to Dropbox: 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zqm8walmuahk7bc/AADAg5Amt8dV2eQbsNXf7w2xa?dl=0

  • DLog-M.MOV -- HEVC -- DLog-M -- can't imported by Lightroom Classic
  • HLG.MOV -- HEVC -- HLG -- can't imported by Lightroom Classic
  • Rec.709.MOV -- HEVC -- maybe Rec.709 -- imported to Lightroom Classic sucessful
When importing DLog-M.MOV and HLG.MOV, Lightroom Clssic failed and reports "The video file appears to be corrupted or unrecognizable. It has no audio or video streams"

Please support DJI Mavic 2 videos, because it's becoming a significant tool for professional photographers. After a long wait, photographers are difficult to deal with large amount of video files.

Test environment: Lightroom 9.2.1 on macOS 10.15.4
Tested on June 7th, 2020, EVERYTING is updated to date.Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Lightroom Classic and CC: Please support HEVC (H.265) video support for Windows.
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Victor.Woo

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Victor's original feature request was merged into another topic requesting HEVC support on LR Windows. But Victor is asking for something different, support for other HEVC encodings used by DJI (DLog-M and HLG) that apparently don't work on either Mac or Windows.   I've seen other posts in the forums about DJI videos that wouldn't import, and perhaps they were encountering similar issues.

I'll fork this back as a new feature request.
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Bill

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Why are you using Lightroom instead of Premiere for videos? It seems that even Premiere Elements would be a better choice. 
 
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john beardsworth

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Lightroom is a good (if imperfect) tool for managing videos together with other camera-produced material. Premiere and Premiere Elements are for editing and combining them.
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Though some NLE tool supports video managing, but I need to find a platform independent, NLE independent tool, which supports keywords, starts, etc..

Lightroom is ideal for all these requirements, and it's my favorite photo managing tool. I think photo managing and video managing workflow should be the same.
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For professional photographers' workflows this is an important requirement.  Increasingly we are returning from the field with a batch of DJI photos (alongside our DSLR images) and a few DJI videos.  We need to be able to load the whole set into Lightroom, do a quick look at the video, then as John Beardsworth says, pass selected videos (and images) later to Premiere Pro for assembly.  It is very poor to see for how long Adobe has failed to process this very common professional file format.
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I think some issue reporter may mixed 2 different issues. So that Adobe may missed the second issue.

Issue 1: Windows doesn't support HEVC format videos -- which is already resolved by installing a windows component.
Issue 2: As I mentioned in this thread, until now, on both macOS and Windows, the most currently version of Lightroom Classic still can't resolve DJI videos with DLog-M/HEVC and HLG/HEVC format.
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Hi Victor,

Thanks for bringing this to light. We already have a bug for the same.
I will pass it on to the team and prioritize.

Regards,
Sumeet
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Thank you for your quick response, I hope LR becomes better and better.
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Version 9.3, an update to Lightroom Classic, went live on June 15, 2020 and contains this feature. Please install the update and respond back if it does not cure the issue for you. Thank you for your patience!
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Yes, Lightroom Classic 9.1.3 work fine for DJI DLog-M, DJI HLG video files. Well done!
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The sample videos in the first post now import and play correctly in my LR 9.3 / Mac OS 10.15.5. (Though the video playback flickers.)  Thanks.
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Please remove all video file support from Lightroom. People complain about bugs yet want to increase the complexity so that we can have even more problems. There are plenty of video editing tools out there, the last thing we need is to further pollute Lightroom.

When Lightroom is eventually ruined, like full Photoshop, then we'll be forced to switch to some other brand.

Adobe realized that with Photoshop and built Lightroom. So now we want to ruin Lightroom?
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I think Lightroom still a good choice as a DAM (Digital Assert Management), which should treat photos and videos as the same.

Meanwhile, Lightroom provided limited edit function for both photos and videos, without leaving the DAM system. I think that's reasonable.

But please keep the quality controlled, never lost a user.

Keep going, Lightroom team!
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Of course Lightroom should support video which, as you were informed earlier, is for managing files and not for editing.

To remind some and maybe surprise you, this support was added once the typical LR users' camera, the DSLR, began to shoot video as well as still. It made and continues to make perfect sense that LR should transfer and safeguard whatever may be on the photographer's camera.

Do start your own thread if you want to suggest undermining its DAM capabilities.