Import/Edit Panasonic Lumix GH4 Videos to FCP X/6/7 on Mac

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is the world’s first DSLM with 4K cinematic recording capability. It can also capture still images, 1080p video (at up to 96fps for slow-motion capture), and has a splash and dustproof design for all-weather shooting. It captures 4K footage at up to 30fps (24fps and 25fps are also available for a cinematic look) in AVCHD format, and it can store that footage at a 100Mbps bitrate using IPB compression in an MP4 or MOV container format. But the video footages are not be compatible with popular NELs, Final Cut Pro is the typical one that we should transcode Panasonic GH4 4K videos to Prores for a nice editing.

This fascinate camera will make your video more vivid and the resolution of your video will reach to a high level. But some customers who want to edit their Panasonic DMC-GH4 raw videos in some edit software, like FCP X/7/6, don’t want to have any quality drop. How to handle this import progress so that they can get an ideal video with sharp quality of 4K? Most people may prefer to use the Final Cut Pro X/7/6 and trans-code their Panasonic DMC-GH4 videos into Prores , which may be the most suitable format to edit in FCP X/7/6.

While for FCP , this kind of NELs has its own limited video formats which epecially produced by Apple company, so it is common if you wanna import some other recordings to FCP for further dispose. Besides for 4K videos, such as XAVC MXF, AVCHD MTS, etc are aboth unsupported.

How to solve Panasonic DMC-GH4 audio mixed problem when editing your software in the FCP X/7/6?

The audio problem may caused by many reasons. The maximum possible is during the conversion, multiple audio tracks mixed up. Of course, the third-party converter app can solve this kind of problem. But here I would like to recommend this UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, which can solve the Panasonic DMC-GH4 audio messed up problem at the meantime sharp quality will also be kept.

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How to Convert Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD/MP4/MOV to ProRes for FCP X/6/7?

Step 1. Import Lumix DMC-GH4 video files

Download and run Mac HD Video Converter as a professional Panasonic DMC-GH4 to FCP Converter for Mac, and click ‘Add File’ button to load Lumix DMC-GH4 footage directly from your Lumix DMC-GH4.

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Step 2. Choose output format

From “Profile” bar, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format under “Final Cut Pro” column. or you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.

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Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p, Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 422 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.

Step 3. Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Lumix DMC-GH4 video converter will start converting video files from Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD/MP4/MOV to ProRes MOV for FCP, keeping high bit rate and HD resolution.

After the conversion, you can play the recorded videos without problem in Final Cur Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) and make accurate editing.

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