Import Panaosnic Lumix DMC-G7 MP4/AVCHD file to FCP and Premiere Pro for editing

“Why I can’t preview Panasonic Lumix G7 video in Premiere Pro CS6? How to solve this problem? The loaded video is G7′s 4K MP4 footage. I haven’t get FCP, should I download the trial version to edit my G7 videos?”

Panasonic has introduced the G7 to replace the G6, and it sits just below the Panasonic GH4 – but alongside the GX7. That’s a lot of G numbers, but basically, the Lumix G7 is the company’s mid-range compact system camera. Formerly the preserve of professional filmmakers and photographers, LUMIX G7 is opening up the world of 4K to everyone. Whether you’re making movie memories to last a lifetime, or taking amazing stills from your 4K footage, the G7 is changing photography, for good.

With Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7, you can record 4K MP4 video and Full HD AVCHD video easily. If you’ve got some material from Panasonic’s new Lumix-G7, you will research possible workflows for Panasonic Lumix G7 to Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro, so as to as have smooth work with the 4K MP4 and Full HD AVCHD recordings. In this article, we will list specifics about a workflow of 4K video through FCP X/Premiere Pro.

Generally speaking, you can transcode Panasonic Lumix G7 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD to Apple ProRes .mov, the native format for Final Cut Pro. For Premiere Pro users, MPEG-2 MPG is your best choice. To achieve this, a professional Panasonic 4K Video Converter is needed.

aPubsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Panasonic 4K Video Converter for Mac editing software. It’s able to convert 4K MP4 and 1080p AVCHD files from Panasonic Lumix G7 to FCP X/Premiere Pro more compatible format. With it, you may also encode Panasonic G7 video to iMovie, FCE , Sony Vegas Pro, Avid and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. Besides, it might help you change 4K MP4 to other frequent formats like 4K MP4 to 1080p MOV, FLV, AVI, etc. If meet the Panasonic DMC Lumix-G7 footage issues on Windows PC, please get aPubsoft Video Converter to solve the problem. Download it and follow the guide to convert Panasonic DMC Lumix-G7 4K/1080p video on Mac.

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Convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD to ProRes MOV and MPEG-2 MPG

Step 1. Add Panasonic Lumix G7 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD files

Run the Panasonic 4K Video Converter you just set up. Drag and drop the Panasonic G7 videos to the converter. You can also hit “Add File” button to import the 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD videos to the app.

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Step 2. Choose output format for FCP and Premiere Pro

a. To edit Panasonic Lumix G7 4K MP4 or 1080p AVCHD videos in FCP X natively, navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The Apple ProRes is the native codec for FCP X editing.

Convert Panasonic Lumix G7 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD video to ProRes MOV for FCP X

b. For importing and editing Lumix G7 4K MP4 and AVCHD video in Premiere Pro, select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as target format for Premiere Pro.

Convert Panasonic Lumic G7 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD video to MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro

Tip: You can also click “Settings” which is marked as step 3 to fix the frame rate, bitrate and video quality to your needs

Step 3. Start the Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD to ProRes/MPEG-2 conversion

When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD to ProRes MOV and MPEG-2 MPG on Mac with high video and audio quality.

When Panasonic 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD to ProRes/MPEG-2 conversion completed, you can find converted ProRes .mov or MPEG-2 .mpg file(s) by clicking “Open Folder” icon. After being converted to video editing program compatible format the Panasonic Lumix-G7 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD footage can be imported to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 and Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS instantly.