Panasonic GH4 is one of the hottest 4K camcorders. The most stunning feature of the GH4 is that it can shoot 4K video(in .MP4, .MOV format), capturing either Quad HD (3840 x 2160) or ‘Cinema 4K’ (4096 x 2160). Whereas, there are a few issues when loading playing and editing Panasonic GH4 4K in After Effects or other video editing programs. In this page, we would like to share some skills for you to work Panasonic GH4 4K MP4/MOV with After Effects beautifully.
As mentioned above, the GH4 records 4K videos in MP4, MOV format. Well, according to our testing, the 4K video was restricted to editing in editors including Adobe After Effects. There’s actually no way to edit a 4K project in After Effects natively. So, what’s the available workflow for editing GH4 4K in After Effects? The easiest workaround is to convert Panasonic GH4 4K footage to a more editing-friendly format for AE, such as MPEG-2. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Working as the best 4K video converter, the program enables you to convert Panasonic GH4 4K MP4/MOV to After Effects in a few clicks. Besides, the program also adds many other various professional encoders ProRes, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, MPEG-2, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit Final Cut Pro(learn Panasonic GH4 to FCP workflow), Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Adobe Premiere etc. If you are Windows users, please get the Video Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Import Panasonic GH4 4K files to After Effects
Step 1: Load GH4 4K footage
Run Panasonic GH4 4K Converter and click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button, browse to the GH4’s 4K MP4 or MOV footage and load them to the converter for conversion.
Step 2: Choose output format
This video converter offers optimized format preset for After Effects. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPEG-2 format.
Tip: Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. You can keep the original 4K resolution but also can adjust to 2K, 1080p video size just according to your needs. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for After Effects editing.
Step 3: Start GH4 4K to AE Conversion
Finally, press the convert button; it will start to transcode Panasonic GH4 4K files to MPEG-2 for After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6/CC immediately.