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Import and Play Panasonic GH5 4K Video in PowerDirector


Panasonic Lumix GH5 is one of the hot 4K camera in the market. It allows users to record 4K videos in MP4 or MOV format. When you import Panasnoic GH5 4K files to PowerDirector, you may get the error messages like an unsupported format, no audio track, choppy playback... This article aims to give you a decent solution.

Panasonic GH5 records 4K videos in .MP4 or .MOV (the container), but it seems PowerDirector (including the latest version PD 16) does not like the way. The file type is a compressed output format, but not ideal for editing in NLE system. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode Panasonic GH5 4K 10bit files to PowerDirector natively supported formats.

Along with some help from third-party software like Brorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly. Overall, the program is an easy-to-use yet best video converter for GH5 4K videos(See Review of the Best 4K Video Converter). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Panasonic GH5 4K MP4/MOV to MPEG-2, WMV, which will create a PowerDirector friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Cyberlink PowerDirector, this software also export DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, AVI for Pinnacle and more NLE systems for natively editing. Just download it and follow a simple tutorial below to import Panasonic GH5 4K footage into PowerDirector for editing smoothly.

Download Video Converter for GH5 4K:


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How to Transcode Panasonic GH5 4K 10bit to Cyberlink PowerDirector

Step 1. Import Panasonic GH5 Source Video

Run the 4K video converter; click the Add button to load 4K .mov or .mp4 files to the program from your computer or SD card. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.


Step 2. Select Output Format

Click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > " MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as the output format. MPEG-4, WMV are also the proper choices.


Step 3. Profile Settings (Optional)

Click Settings icon, you can freely adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. To get 4K files converted for working with Powerdirctor smoothly. You'd better adjust original 4K to 1080p.

Step 4. Start 4K to PowerDirector conversion

Simply click the "Convert" button to start encoding Panasonic GH5 4K to MPEG-2 for Cyberlink PowerDirector.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted Panasonic GH5 4K 10bit files to for editing Cyberlink PowerDirector 16/15/14/13 via its "Import Media Files" option.

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