A new professional 4K camcorder- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has come to us. With it, users can record up to 4K videos. However, I can’t successfully import the Panasonic FZ300 4K to FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid MC or other NLEs for editing. I’m searching for a solid answer for the Panasonic FZ300 4K to FCP/ Premiere/Avid MC issues.
From the Panasonic DMC-FZ300 spec, I got to know it records 4K videos in MP4 wrapper. Generally, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer can’t support MP4 format well which is not an ideal format for editing. Plus, expect for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, the old version FCP 6/7, Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6 can’t support 4K video. To edit FZ300 4K in FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid MC flawlessly, an ultimate solution is to transcode/compress Panasonic FZ300 4K files for FCP, Premiere, Avid.
To achieve the goal, a professional 4K Video Converter is what you need. Featured with the most advanced converting technology, Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac is the optimal choice for you. It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, etc. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. If you are working on Windows(Windows 8 included), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Download the tool and start the 4K video conversion.
Convert Panasonic FZ300 4K to FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid MC for editing
1. Add video files to the software
Install the Mac 4K Converter program and run it. Drag the Panasonic FZ300 4K .mp4 files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.
2. Choose output format
Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing 4K footage in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.
a. For importing Panasonic FZ300 4K to Final Cut Pro X/7, you can choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)” as output format.
b. To import Panasonic FZ300 4K to Adobe Premiere Pro, just choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.
c. To edit 4K video in Avid Media Composer, you are recommended to choose “Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)” as the target format.
3. Video/Audio settings
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, please turn to “Settings” page. Usually 1080p is the optimal setting for using in Final Cut Pro, Avid MC and Premiere Pro. You can downscale Panasonic FZ300 4K to 1080p.
4. Start conversion
Hit the convert button; it will start converting Panasonic FZ300 4K for importing to Avid, FCP and Adobe Premiere. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for editing in FCP/Premiere/Avid perfectly.