Import Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 or AVCHD to FCP X,Avid or Premiere Pro for Editing

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a true hybrid mirrorless camera that blends 4K UHD video with advanced still capture and burst shooting capabilities. Revolving around a 16 MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor and Venus Engine 9 image processor, the G7 features notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 25600, continuous shooting to 8 fps with single-shot AF, as well as a trio of 30 fps shooting rates based on the 4K UHD video recording.

“Hi, The panasonic Lumix G7 has a format called AVCHD which is it’s raw HD and 4k format. It has another 4K and HD format that is HD mp4 and 4k mp4. My question is – can we bring AVCHD or 4k mp4 into fcpx and can we edit it?”

While enjoying the stunning 4K UHD or HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing Panasonic DMC-G7 4K UHD MP4 or AVCHD into FCP X/Avid MC/Premiere Pro. If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro to work perfectly with Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 or AVCHD videos.

The reason that you can’t successfully ingest those recorded 4K MP4 or AVCHD footage from Panasonic DMC-G7 to your non-linear editing systems is simple. Currently, there’s actually no way to edit a 4K MP4 or AVCHD project in Final Cut Pro(before FCP X 10.1.), Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere(even Premiere Pro CS6, CC) natively. And the 4K MP4 or AVCHD format from Panasonic DMC-G7 is not well supported by FCP X, Avid MC, Premiere Pro. In order to edit Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 or AVCHD files smoothly, the easy workaround is to use 3rd-party to rewrap and convert 4K MP4 or AVCHD footage a more “editable” format.

UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Panasonic Video Converter for Mac editing software. It’s able to convert 4K MP4 and 1080P AVCHD files from Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 to FCP X/Avid MC/Premiere Pro more compatible format MOV video. With it, you may also encode Panasonic DMC-G7 video to iMovie, FCE , Sony Vegas Pro, Magix and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. Besides, it might help you change 4K MP4 to other frequent formats like 4K MP4 to 1080P MOV, FLV, AVI, etc. If meet the Panasonic Lumix G7 footage issues on Windows PC, please get UFUSoft Video Converter to solve the problem. Download it and follow the guide to convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 video on Mac.

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How to import Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD video into FCP X, Avid MC, Premiere Pro?

Step 1. Add 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD files

Run the 4K MP4 converter program you just set up. Drag and drop DMC-G7 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD video files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine several videos into one file, you can select all files and click Merge.

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Step 2. Choose output format

a. For editing 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD in Final Cut Pro X, click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

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b. To edit 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD video in Avid MC, you are recommended to choose “Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)” as the target format.

4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD video in Avid MC

c. To import 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro, just choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.

4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 3. Advanced 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD video settings

Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. Here we recommend to downsize 4K to 1080p. Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 4. Start converting 4K or 1080p video footage

When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 or AVCHD video for FCP X, Avid MC, Adobe PP on Mac. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, it’s freely to import Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD into FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro for natively editing.