How to import and edit Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K footage in FCP X on Mac?

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 FCP X 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 Final Cut Pro X. Your computer freezes when editing the 4K video. Yeah, FCP X 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 FCP X. So, what’s the fluid workflow for editing Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K footage in FCP X on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan) smoothly?

If you need to edit Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K videos in Final Cut Pro X, you need to convert 4K videos to FCP X supported ProRes MOV. Here, aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac can help you archieve the goal.

With it, you can create an FCP X friendly file format-ProRes MOV keeping the original quality on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc). Besides Final Cut Pro, this software can also export professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, AIC MOV for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro and more. For Windows users, 4K Video Converter is the alternative choice.

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How to convert Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K video to ProRes MOV on Mac?

1. Install the Mac Panasonic 4K Video Converterand 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.

Panasonic 4K Video Converter

2. Click the “Profile” option and 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 DMC-GHR4 4K video to ProRes MOV for FCP X

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 under the preview window to convert Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K video to FCP X ProRes MOV on Mac.

Once the Panasonic DMC-GHR4 4K Video to ProRes conversion process completed, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted ProRes .mov files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Now, you import and edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R 4K footages with Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac without any issue.