Lumix FZ300 4K MP4 to FCP X and Premiere Pro Workflow
Does anyone like me eager to know how to edit Lumix FZ300 4K MP4 video in FCP X? Last weekend, I invited my friends to come to my home to attend my daughter’s birthday party. I used the Panasonic Lumix FZ300 shoot some videos to record the warm and memorable moments. In order to present better videos to my friends, I want to import the MP4 videos into FCP X for brief editor. However, to my headache, I found Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 MP4 footage can’t be supported by FCP X. I can’t Edit Lumix FZ300 in FCP X directly. So how to import 4k files into FCP X? If I should transcode the 4K recordings, what format should I encode to? Please help me, Thanks!
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a 12.1 million pixel MOS sensor, adopted with the new Venus image processing system. The FZ300 has a 4K photo mode, it is capable of capturing 4K (3,840 x 2,160) at both 24 and 30 fps — which will make it an appealing option for people who are interested in shooting video. This will be the ultimate enjoyment to shoot 4k MP4 videos with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300.
From the FCP X official site description, we can know FCP X is compatible with XAVC format. However, the 4K MPEG-4 recordings from Panasonic FZ300 is too big and is not widely supported by FCP X, it’s also the main reason why we couldn’t import FZ300 4K MP4 files into FCP X. The same as FCP X, editing Lumix FZ300 MP4 in Premiere Pro also encountered the same problem. How to edit Panasonic Lumix FZ300 4K XAVC S in FCP X or Premiere Pro? To ensure a smooth workflow , you should convert Panasonic Lumix FZ300 XAVC S to the best FCP X or Premiere Pro best editing codec. For FCP X users, you need to encode FZ300 XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec, which is the best supported codec by Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). For Adobe Premiere Pro users, you need to convert Lumix FZ300 to Adobe H.264 MOV, which is the top supported format by Adobe Premiere Pro. How to do this work? Acrok HD Video Converter is the solid tool to help users achieve the goal, which supports converting Panasonic Lumix FZ300 XAVC S to FCP X and Premiere Pro best editing formats. Additional, This program is an all-in-one 4K and Full HD converter, not only can help you convert Panasonic Lumix FZ300 XAVC S for FCP X/Premiere Pro importing and editing, but also can help you transcode other formats such as MKV, MTS, WAV etc., to any format as you like. To get rid of this trouble, you can follow the easiest steps here.
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Convert Panasonic Lumix FZ300 4K MP4 for FCP X/Premiere Pro
Step 1: Add Video
Install and run this video conversion software. Then load your Panasonic Lumix FZ300 footage by click “Add files”. Directly drag videos into this top 4K Video Converter is available.
Step 2: Choose Output Format
For FCP X users, click the “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro” category, then choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. If you like, you can choose “Apple ProRes 4444 (*mov)” as target format. For Premiere Pro users, click the “Format” bar and choose “Editing software, then choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV(AVC)( *.mov).
Tip: You can click “setting” button to change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need. If you want to watch your 2D recordings on your player via 3D effect smoothly, you also click “Edit” icon for simple editing.
Step 3: Start Conversion
If you have finished above steps, at this moment, you can click “Convert” button to start the 4K video conversion. Once the conversion is completed, you can import the encoded Panasonic Lumix FZ300 MP4 recordings into Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) or Premiere Pro (CS5, CS6, CC) to do further editing.