I am a Graduates teacher, now I meet some problems with editing 4k video in FCP X. Last month, I use Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 shoot 4K MP4 video on my students’ Graduates Ceremony, in order to put these videos recorded on CD-ROM as a souvenir engraved, I want to import my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K MP4 files into FCP X for editing. I spend a lot of energy and time to do it, but things are not as smooth as I imagine, so I eagerly want to know how can I able to import and edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K MP4 footage directly without any problems in FCP X.
Panasonic has released a new big zoom camera Lumix DMC-FZ1000, which incorporate 25-400mm/F 2.8-4.0 LEICA DC lens and 1-inch MOS sensor. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports 4k video recording, the 4k (3840 x 2160) video at 30p with a high bit rate of 100Mbps in the MP4 file format. If you have one, whether you are an amateur photography enthusiast, or professional, you must be can’t wait to shoot 4k videos and take some high quality images with this powerful camera. You’ll see both performance and mobility are achieved in this handy piece.
If you recorded many 4K videos via Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 and want to let the video presented better to us , you may want to edit Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 4K MP4 video in some editing software, such as Final Cut Pro. However, currently 4K footage is not widely supported by Final Cut Pro, only a few video editing programs like FCP X 10.1 can support it, but not the old version FCP X or Final Cut Pro 6/7. So you can’t successfully get those Panasonic FZ1000 4K files to FCP. And that’s why we need to convert AVCHD/4K MP4 to editable formats before editing. How to deal with the problems? Here, you have come to the right place. The easy solution is to use 3rd-party to rewrap and convert Panasonic FZ1000 4K videos to a more “editable” format in 1080p. Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac is recommended as a best tool in converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K MP4 to FCP on Mac. This 4k MP4 to FCP converter is a good helper to you, after your conversion with it, you won’t have any importing or editing problems. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Free download the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 to FCP converter
How to convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 videos to ProRes for editing in FCP?
Step1: Load 4k video
Install the Mac 4K Video Converter and run it. Drag the 4K .mp4 files from Panasonic FZ1000 to the software. Or you can click “Add files” to load your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K MP4 files.
Step2: Choose ProRes as output format >
Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov), Apple PreRes 4444(*.mov) as output format.
Step3: Advanced Settings
Click “Setting” button, you can change the bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, and audio channels as you want.
Tips: If you want your 2D 4K MP4 footage change into 3D effect, you can click “Edit” button to choose “3D” option to add 3D effects onto the loaded videos, then click “OK” to complete.
Step4: Convert Panasonic 4K to ProRes
Tap the “Convert” button to start transcoding Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K video to Prores on Mac. When the conversion is finished, click “Open” to get the output videos.