How to Import Panasonic DMC-G7 4K video to FCP, Premiere and Avid
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7, a true hybrid mirrorless camera, offers users true recording versatility. It blends 4K UHD video with advanced still capture and burst shooting capabilities. When you got some 4K footage from Panasonic Lumix G7, instead of keeping videos on a memory card, you can create polished movies and slideshows to show off. In this article, we're looking at importing Panasonic DMC-G7 4K to FCP/Premiere/Avid MC various non-linear editing systems. Keep reading for a brief how-to.
After testing many video editing applications with Panasonic DMC-G7 4K videos, the result shows that we can't import Panasonic G7 4K to FCP 7/X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro directly due to the codec incompatibility. Something else, there's actually no way to edit a 4K project in Final Cut Pro/Adobe Premiere/Avid natively. In this case, to have a smooth Panasonic DMC-G7 4K workflow on Mac OS X, you'd better convert Panasonic DMC-G7 4K to FCP/Adobe Premiere/Avid MC edit-friendly format with proper settings. It will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.
The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac. The program can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K MP4, XAVC, XAVC S, etc footage to advanced encoders like Apple ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec, MPEG-2, DNxHD, etc. to seamlessly fit for Final Cut Pro, iMovie/FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more. For working 4K videos on Windows PC, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Just download it and keep reading for a brief how-to on each process.
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How to import Panasonic DMC-G7 4K video into FCP, Premiere, Avid
Step 1. Add 4K files
Run the 4K MP4 converter program you just set up. Drag and drop DMC-G7 4K 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 click the "Merge into one" box.
Step 2. Choose output format
a. For editing 4K in Final Cut Pro, click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.
b. To import 4K to Adobe Premiere Pro, just choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.
c. To edit 4K video in Avid MC, you are recommended to choose "Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)" as the target format.
Step 3. Advanced 4K 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 footage
When you finish all settings, hit "Convert" button to start transcoding Panasonic DMC-G7 4K video for FCP, Adobe PP, Avid MC 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 into FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer for natively editing.