If for whatever reason you need to convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4 footage for editing in NLEs such as Avid MC, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas, you may wish to read this post. It introduces a simple and small app to transcode Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4 video to an intermediate codec that is suitable for use in Avid, Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas.
The LUMIX G7 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4 in addition to the Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p video in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time Auto Focus (AF).
4K footage looks amazing but if you don’t have a fast computer with a high end RAM and speedy processor it can make video editing a real nightmare. Your computer may freeze or crash when editing LUMIX G7 4K footage in Avid MC, Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro. So you may be wondering, how in the world am I supposed to edit LUMIX G7 MP4 files in 4K?
Thankfully you probably don’t have to buy a new computer…but you do need to convert LUMIX G7 4K footage to a format that is suitable for use in your NLE systems. The following guide shows you how to convert LUMIX G7 4K MP4 video for use in Avid, Premiere and Vegas. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done using only HD Video Converter.
About HD Video Converter
Working well as a 4K Video Converter, this app supports converting video recordings captured by major 4K cameras/camcorders, including but not limited to Panasonic Varicam 35, Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7, Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, Sony PDW-HD1550, Sony PXW-Z100, Sony FDR-AX1, GoPro Hero4, JVC GY-HM200, JVC GY-HM170, JVC GY-LS300 and Canon XC10.
How to convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4 files for Avid, Premiere and Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4 Converter for Avid/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) Create editable file from Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4 video for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, 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.
2) Convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4 video files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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.
3) Transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4 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 Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance.
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