Importing Blackmagic 4K ProRes to FCP 7, Avid, Adobe Premiere

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is precision engineered for quality in an incredibly small size. You get a beautifully crafted design featuring a machined aluminum chassis, EF lens mount for interchangeable optics, high resolution 4K Super 35 size sensor, global shutter, visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) file format. With every new camera, come many new questions about the workflow. In this article, we will talk about Blackmagic 4K to FCP 7, Adobe Premiere and Avid MC workflow.

As mentioned above, Blackmagic Production Camera 4K can capture 4K in ProRes 422 (HQ) videos(compressed CinemaDNG files as well). Something frustrated is that Blackmagic 4K ProRes files are beyond the compatibility of Final Cut Pro 7, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. The basic reason is due to the ultra high video resolution and codec incompatibility. For example, there’s actually no way to edit a 4K project natively with Avid. Then how to import Blackmagic 4K ProRes to Adobe, FCP 7, Avid for editing without any issue?

Well, I’ve found the most effective way for you. If you make the Blackmagic 4K recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can download and apply Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac to achieve the goal effortlessly.

Overall, this 4K video converter tool provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. Thus, with it you can transcode Blackmagic 4K videos to FCP 7/Avid/Adobe Premiere easily. If you meet the Blackmagic 4K importing issues on Windows, please get Video Converter. Download the tool and start the 4K video conversion.

Convert and import Blackmagic 4K footage into Avid, Premiere, FCP

STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart Blackmagic 4K Converter Mac and transfer your 4K recordings to the program for converting.

STEP 2: Click on the “Format”bar and choose a best editable format.

A. For editing Blackmagic 4K in FCP 7, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format.

B. To import Blackmagic 4K footage in Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov).

C. To solve Blackmagic 4K ProRes and Adobe Premiere Pro incompatibility issues, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as the target format.

STEP 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button for getting the best quality before starting conversion. Generally I would like to recommend 2K or 1080p as output video size especially for FCP 6/7, Avid 4/5/6, Premiere Pro CS4/CS5. While, if you stick with original 4K resolution, you can keep it. Just remember working 4K videos would be extremely hardware intensive.

STEP 4: After the settings, click “Convert” button to start the Blackmagic 4K to Avid, FCP, Adobe conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion finished, you can smoothly transfer the converted files to FCP/Avid/Premiere.

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