Developed in Russia in 2002, MKV is a container format that stands for Matroska Video, taking the name from Russian nesting dolls or ‘matryoshka’. MKV is rare in video file formats as it is completely open-source, and has wide support for integrated non-video elements, such as chapters, selectable video or audio streams, or subtitles embedded in a single file.
HEVC is a video codec abbreviated from High Efficiency Video Coding, is also known as H.265 or MPEG-H Part 2. This compression format was designed as a successor to H.264, (Advanced Video Coding or MPEG-4 Part 10) and can compress data up to 50% more than AVC whilst retaining the same image quality. HEVC files are rarely stored with the file extension.HEVC but are instead commonly wrapped within the file containers MOV or MP4.
Since MKV is a container format and HEVC is a compression format, converting from MKV to HEVC is a misnomer. If the video inside the MKV file is encoded as H.264 or AVC, re-encoding the file to H.265 or HEVC at the same bitrate could reduce the file size without losing image quality, but the user would also need to decide whether they needed to continue to wrap this video in a MKV file, or perhaps in a more widely supported file format such as MP4.
NOTE: It's important to distinguish between file container formats and compression formats, or codecs. For example, MP4 is a container, and can hold different types of video compression, for example, MPEG-2 Part 2, MPEG-4 AVC, or HEVC, as well as audio (again compressed in a variety of formats) and metadata (for example subtitles). Some codecs can be wrapped in multiple different containers. Containers are sometimes referred to as file extensions, e.g. MOV, MP4, or AVI, but it's important to remember that there can be different types of video within these file formats.
Open VideoStudio on your PC (if you need to install VideoStudio Trial still, download and run the installation file above and continue following on-screen instructions to complete the installation and setup process).
Simply drag and drop the video from the VideoStudio library or your computer browser on to the timeline. Should you wish to crop video, trim video, or make any edits, now is the time to do so.
When you’re happy with the video on the timeline, go to the Share tab in VideoStudio. The default tab on the share tab is to export to file. Here you can select which file type you wish to export your video as.
Under properties, you can select the video profile to render too. To the left under the preview pane, you can see the projected file size. Ex. if you select a 4K video format, the file size will be larger than if you export to an HD profile. Once your file type and profile are selected you can proceed to export.
To begin export, press the Start button. This will render your video to the desired file format of your choice. This is a quick and easy way to export and convert video from one file format to another.
VideoStudio is more than MKV to HEVC converter. We built VideoStudio to convert multiple file-formats including the formats below.
Format support for VideoStudio Trial depends on your OS system configuration. Fewer formats are supported in the VideoStudio Trial and is not representative of the formats supported in VideoStudio Pro or VideoStudio Ultimate upon full purchase.
Requires the full version of VideoStudio - not supported in VideoStudio trial.
* This format requires supporting graphic card and MS HEVC extension installed
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