To be able to work with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K footage in Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas smoothly, videographers sometimes need to process “transcoded editing”. Read this post to find a short tutorial on how to convert AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV video for use in Premiere/Vegas with optimum performance.
Panasonic has announced the AG-DVX200, the 4K successor to the venerable DVX100 at NAB 2015. The AG-DVX200 is a 4K, handheld camera with a 13X image stabilized lens and a 4/3” sensor. It has 4K/60P recording on SD cards with Varicam-like V-Log L gamma curve with 12 stops of latitude. The lens is a f/2.8-4.5, 28-365mm equivalent zoom with separate zoom, focus, and aperture rings.
The DVX200 will be optimized for 4K/HD production, and shares the esteemed VariCam family characteristics of filmic tonality and colorimetry, with natural, subtle rendering of skin flesh tones, and a V-Log curve emulating the natural grey-scale rendition of the VariCam 35.
The DVX200 will record 4K (4096 × 2160) / 24p, UHD (3840 × 2160) / HD (1920 × 1080) 60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p in either MP4 / MOV file formats. If for some reason you need to encode DVX200 MP4/MOV video recordings for use in Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas fluidly, HD Video Converter will do the trick. Read on to find a step by step guide on how to convert DVX200 4k footage for Premiere/Vegas editing via using this converter app.
[Guide] How to convert AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV video for Premiere/Vegas editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional AG-DVX200 4K Video Converter for Premiere/Vegas. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Convert AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV video files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
2) Transcode AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV video for Sony Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV video files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can 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.
Step 4: Start AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV files to MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas with optimum performance.
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