Panasonic DMC-CM1, a large-sensor camera smartphone, can capture 4K video recording at 15fps, as well as Full HD recording at 30fps. I’ve got a Panasonic DMC-CM1, what I want is to work with the 4K files from DMC-CM1 in FCP 7. So my problem is will Final Cut Pro 7 support 4K files? Is it possible to edit Panasonic DMC-CM1 4K in FCP 7 natively?
A little searching turns out the result. Granted, Final Cut Pro(FCP X 10.1.) and above can support 4K files without much problem; while, the old version FCP X or Final Cut Pro 6/7 is not able to deal with 4K well(Currently 1080p is the primary delivery format for FCP). Thus, to use Panasonic CM1 4K files in Final Cut Pro 7, a suggestion is to convert DMC-CM1 4K MP4 clips to Final Cut Pro native format- ProRes.
Searching further, I found Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is what most guys recommend. Overall, this 4K video converter provides the most reliable and professional 4K solutions to all format issues including 4K MP4, 4K XAVC/XAVC S, 4K MOV, 4K MXF and more. With it, you can transcode Panasonic CM1 4K video to FCP compatible ProRes 422, 4444 without any quality loss. It comes with various format presets for 4K videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, 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. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Convert Panasonic DMC-CM1 4K video for editing in FCP 7
1. Load 4K files
Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the 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.
2. Choose output format
Click “format” bar to choose the output format. You can freely choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for FCP.
3. Adjust video, audio settings
Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP 7 editing.
3. Start converting 4K footage to FCP
Hit the convert button of the best 4K to ProRes Converter. It will start converting 4K for importing to FCP immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing Panasonic DMC-CM1 4K video in FCP 7 as well as Final Cut Pro X perfectly.
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