Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R is an extremely slight update on the award-winning DMC-GH4 which boasts unlimited 4K recording and V-Log L video capability for better post production potential. GH4R can record unlimited 4096 x 2160 24 fps (frames per second) cinema-like footage, or QFHD 4K 3840 x 2160 at up to 30 fps, and is only restricted by your memory card. Well, then you may seek for a tutorial for the post workflow when dealing with Panasonic DMC-GH4R footage just like me. In this article, I will share a guide on how to import Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K footage to iMovie/FCE for further editing.
4K footage looks amazing but usually it can make video editing a real nightmare. You will find it a painful experience when editing Lumix DMC-GH4R 4K footage in iMovie or Final Cut Express. Your computer freezes when editing the 4K video. Yeah, iMovie/FCE supports 4K video, but it really needs something with more CPU power with the 4K media. What’s more, some 4K footage like 4K MP4/MOV are beyond the format compatibility of iMovie/FCE. So, what’s the fluid workflow for editing Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K footage in iMovie/FCE on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan) smoothly?
If you need to edit Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K videos in iMovie or Final Cut Express, you need to convert 4K videos to iMovie/FCE supported AIC MOV. Here, aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac can help you archieve the goal.
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Edit Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K videos in iMovie and FCE on Mac
1. Install the Mac Panasonic 4K Video Converter and run it. Directly drag and drop the Panasonic DMC-GHR4 4K MOV/MP4 files to it, or click “Add File” button to load the Panasonic GHR4 4K videos to the converter.
2. Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” as output format. The AIC is the native codec for iMovie and FCE editing.
3. Click “Settings” button and go to “Profiles Settings” panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
4. When settings done, click the “Convert” button to convert Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K MOV/MP4 to AIC MOV for iMovie and FCE on Mac.
Once the Panasonic DMC-GHR4 4K video to AIC conversion process completed, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted AIC .mov files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Now, you import and edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R 4K footages with iMovie 8/9/11/13 or Final Cut Express 4 on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan) without any issue.