Tricks for converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD footage for iMovie editing

Having issues loading Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD footage to iMovie for further editing? Read this post to learn tricks for converting FZ300 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD media to AIC .mov format for use in iMovie smoothly.
loading Panasonic FZ300 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD to iMovie
The LUMIX FZ300 is equipped with a new image processor to record smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p (60Hz) or 24p in MP4 in addition to 1080p at 60 frames per second in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4/H.264) formats with full-time autofocus. Taking advantage of 4K video recording performance, users can capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. Three new, exclusive functions are newly integrated to capture very brief or unexpected photo opportunities; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. These functions help capture images without missing that spur-of-the-moment shot, by grabbing the exact frame you want out of a 4K burst file. To enhance the 4K shooting experience an upgraded touch screen has been added.

To help keep your FZ300 workflow in iMovie steady, we write this post to display a way of transcoding FZ300 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD files to Apple’s InterMediate Codec for editing in iMovie flawlessly.

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
converting FZ300 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD media to AIC .mov

[Guide] How to rewrap FZ300 4K MP4/1080p AVCHD video to AIC for iMovie editing?

The steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a FZ300 4K/AVCHD Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
FZ300 workflow in iMovie

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert FZ300 4K MP4/AVCHD for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This codec is also suitable for use in the discontinued FCE.
FZ300 4K/AVCHD Converter for iMovie
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.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
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: Begin FZ300 4K MP4/AVCHD files to AIC MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.

If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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