I am an underwater videographer/photographer and have been waiting for a compact 4K camera like the Panasonic DMC-GH4. I also wanted the ability to do some slow motion and the 96 fps of the GH4 delivers. Having a slew of different frame rates and codec options this is an incredible camera for $. It allows me to capture either Quad HD (3840 x 2160) at up to 29.97p or ‘Cinema 4K’ (4096 x 2160) at up to 24p.
Now I’ve recorded some videos by Panasonic GH4, I like editing 4K MP4/MOV off GH4 in Premiere Pro on Mac. I can do anything as you want. But, it’s a pity I can’t import Panasonic GH4 4K videos to Adobe Premiere directly due to the codec incompatibility and the 4K high resolution and bitrate. What I’ve done to resolve the issues is to convert Panasonic GH4 4K MOV/MP4 to MPEG-2(I gave up the original 4K resolution and set 1080p), which will save time and trouble, to drag the result videos for prompt editing in Premiere Pro(CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7). For this purpose, this article mainly shows you how to transcode Panasonic GH4 4k footage to MPG for Premiere Pro in details.
First of all, free download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, the best 4K HD Video Converter. It supports transcoding all Panasonic/Sony 4K MOV/MP4/MXF files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6, FCP 7; DNxHD for Avid Media Composer; AIC .mov for iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. If you work GH4 4K footage on Windows, please get Video Converter.
Step 1: Load 4k footage to the software
Install and launch 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 Converter, and then click “Add” button to load GH4 MOV or MP4 footage from your camera to the program.
Step 2: Select output format
Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG format. MOV(AVC), WMV(VC-1) are also the proper choice.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. If you want to editing your 4K footage in Premiere Pro, just keep the video size as original.
Step 3: Start converting Panasonic 4K videos
Finally hit the Convert button; it will convert Panasonic GH4 4K MP4/MOV to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac immediately.
When the conversion process shows in 100% with the top Panasonic 4K Converter Mac, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for easier editing in Premier Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6.