Import and Edit Panasonic HC-X1000 4K MP4 with Avid MC on Mac

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“I just bought a Panasonic HC-X1000 4K compatible camera. I shot some footage the other day and have had trouble importing that into Media Composer 8.3. Does anyone know how to rectify this problem – perhaps I need a plug-in? A detailed step by step would be greatly appreciated.”

Panasonic’s HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder can help ease your transition, or allow you to jump right into 4K. The camera shoots and records cinema 4K at a true 24p, and UHD at broadcast compatible frame rates, so it fits smoothly into your existing broadcast workflow. The HC-X1000 features a 1/2.3″ MOS sensor that is always shooting at 4K resolution, and uses its two built-in Venus processing engines to scale the 4K image for Full HD delivery. System frequencies are switchable between NTSC and PAL.

Although Avid Media Composer has the capability to ingest 4K media, however, to have a smooth workflow of 4K video in Avid Media Composer, there are many things you should consider: storage requirements, computer processing power, bandwidth requirements and the organization structure of the media. To address all those issues, it is ideal for to you to ingest Panasonic HC-X1000 4K video with Avid DNxHD codec for Avid MC, which helps significantly reduce storage and bandwidth while providing mastering-quality HD media.

To transcode Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Video to Avid DNxHD codec, you can get UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac installed on your Mac to directly output Avid Media Composer best compatible editing codec – Avid DNxHD, so that you will be able to enjoy to more smoothly and efficient 4K workflow in Avid Media Composer.

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How to Transcode Panasonic HC-X1000 4K MP4 to Avid Media Composer?

Step 1. First of all, download and install UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac.

Step 2. Launch the professional 4K to Avid converter Mac, and then click “Add video” button to browse and load your Panasonic HC-X1000 4K source files. If you need to import an entire file folder directly, simply click “Add from folder” tab.

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Step 3. Go to “Format” menu and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as target format for editing 4K MP4 in Avid Media Composer.

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Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step 4. When the former steps finished, you can press “Convert” button to start converting Panasonic HC-X1000 4K to DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion process is done, click “Open” button to get the generated files. And now import the converted Panasonic X1000 4K .mp4 files to Avid to start editing.