Convert Lumix DMC-GH4 MP4 and AVCHD to FCP X ProRes codec

Last week, I borrowed the the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 for some outdoor shooting from my friend, I am very pleased with the powerful 4K video shooting functions, However, it does not work very well when I import the 4K AVCHD files into FCP for some editing. I can’t Edit DMC-GH4 in FCP directly. So how can I smoothly import Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD footage to FCP? Thanks!

Import and edit Lumix GH4 video in FCP X

Recently, Panasonic has released Micro 4/3 flagship single micro GH4. The biggest bright spot of the new generation is to shoot 4K video .The maximum video format can up to 4K resolution 4096×2160 30p, and the 1920×1080 HD resolution up to 60p, encoded as MPEG-4 or AVCHD, video bit rate range of about 200-50Mbps. The GH4 can capture 4K footage (both in the DCI 4K and UHD 4K resolutions), but the extent to which the GH4 supports a professional workflow is arguably just as significant. So as the world’s first 4K video recording DSLM camera, it is truly meets the needs of professionals. As a user of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, you must be excited that Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 can record videos up to 4K and maybe eager to edit the 4K or 1080P footage in Final Cut Pro (FCP X,FCP7,FCP6) to get some superb masterpiece. However, it is a pity that Apple’s Final Cut Pro hardly supports 4K footage and Full HD AVCHD files.

While enjoying the stunning video quality, many folks are having problems when importing Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 footage to FCP X. So how can people edit 4K MP4 and 1080P AVCHD recordings in FCP X smoothly without any problem? The easy workaround here is to encode the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 MP4/AVCHD to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X with a best powerful HD video converter – Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac.

With this professional Lumix GH4 to FCP X Converter, you can effortlessly transcode 4K and 1080P files from Panasonic DMC-GH4 for editing in all the editing software smoothly. It is recommended to encode MPEG-4 and AVCHD to  Apple ProRes (422/4444) files, which maintains maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X.  Below is guide for you how to convert your GH4 footage to Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). Please read on carefully and have a try.

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How to encode Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 video to ProRes for FCP X editing on Mac?

Step 1: Run the professional Lumix GH4 Video Converter. After connecting your Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 to Mac via USB, click “Add files” to load your 4K or Full HD recordings, or you can just drag and drop them to the program window.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 FCP X

Step 2: Click “Format” bar and then move your pointer to “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as target format. If you like, you can choose “Apple ProRes 4444 (*mov)” as output format.

Convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 files to FCP X ProRes MOV on Mac

Tip: If you want to add subtitle onto the loaded files, you can click “Editing” > “Subtitle” button to add subtitle that you want to add.

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start converting Lumix GH4 video to ProRes video. After the conversion is completed, you can click “Open” icon to find the encoded files then you can import and edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 footage in FCP X smoothly and without problems.

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