Import Panasonic AG-UX180 4K to FCP X or Adobe Premiere Pro

Posted by admin on February 14, 2018 under Panasonic 4K | Comments are off for this article

The Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Premium Professional Camcorder records DCI 4K (cinema 4K) at 24p, UHD 4K at up to 60p, and FHD up to 120p (when set to 59.94Hz standard). The camera is switchable between the 59.94 and 50Hz frame format, which is analogous to NTSC and PAL. This allows the camcorder to integrate seamlessly with a wide range of current broadcast video systems in place around the world. Featuring an integrated 20x optical zoom lens and a 1″ type sensor, the camera records in DCI 4K, UHD, and HD in MOV, MP4. The camera is also capable of recording HD in the AVCHD format. If you want to edit Panasonic AG-UX180 4K footage, you may find the Ultra HD video files in MP4 are not recognized by most editing software like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, etc. So, how to ingest Panasonic AG-UX180 4K raw footage to FCP X/7/Adobe Premiere Pro? Is there a software can do the job?

As far as we know, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 used in Panasonic AG-UX180 is not an ideal editing format for NELs. What’s more, Final Cut Pro 7 and Premiere Pro like many editors prefer 1080p as primary delivery format. Hence, the most effective way to import Panasonic AG-UX180 4K to Final Cut Pro X/7/Premiere is to convert AG-UX180 4K MP4  or MOV to FCP/Adobe PP most compatible format(1080p would be the best settings.) under Mac OS X. It saves you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

The workflow will be based on UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac, a professional Mac UHD 4K video converter, player and editor. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Panasonic AG-UX180 4K video to various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. This Ultra HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Converting Panasonic AG-UX180 4K footage to FCP/Premiere compatible video

Step 1. Launch the 4K file converter and click add button to import Panasonic 4k clips to the program for converting.

convert Panasonic AG-UX180 4K files

Step 2. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. You can freely choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for editing Panasonic AG-UX180 4K in FCP 7/6 or Final Cut Pro X;

Panasonic AG-UX180 video to prores

To import Panasonic AG-UX180 4K MP4 or MOV to Premiere, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the target format.

Panasonic AG-UX180 4K videos to Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 3. Click the Settings button; you can recommended to set the video size, bit rate, fame rate, etc. Here you are recommended to set the video size as 1920*1080 since Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7, Final Cut Pro 6/7 can’t support raw 4K video well.

Step 4. Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will convert Panasonic AG-UX180 4K MP4/MOV to FCP/Premiere Pro friendly format on Mac OS X.

After the conversion, click the Open button to get the converted Panasonic AG-UX180 videos for further editing with FCP X/7, Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly.