Having issues importing and editing Panasonic GH4 4K/AVCHD video in Windows Movie Maker? If so, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode Panasonic GH4 4K/AVCHD video to WMV or DV AVI format that WMM favors for a smooth workflow.
Panasonic GH4 is able to shoot video recordings in AVCHD Progressive, and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates, including 23.98 fps (24 Mbps), 50 fps (28 Mbps), and 59.94 fps (28 Mbps). In addition to AVCHD video, another important selling point of the GH4 is its ability to shoot 4K video in .MP4, .MOV format, capturing either Quad HD (3840 x 2160) at up to 29.97p or ‘Cinema 4K’ (4096 x 2160) at up to 24p.
Working with GH4 4K/AVCHD video in Windows Movie Maker would be a trouble even if you have the most powerful machine to edit on. To be able to use Panasonic GH4 4K/AVCHD video in Windows Movie Maker easily and fluidly, a useful alternative way is to convert GH4 4K/AVCHD video to an intermediate format that is fully compatible with WMM, such as WMV and DV AVI. Through this method, you are able to edit GH4 4K/AVCHD video in Windows Movie Maker easily and directly. You can use third party software like HD Video Converter to process file conversion.
Read on to find out a step-by-step guide on how to convert Panasonic GH4 4K/AVCHD video to WMV/DV AVI for use in Movie Maker with optimum performance.
[Guide] How to transcode Panasonic GH4 4K/AVCHD video to WMV/DV AVI for WMM?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional Panasonic GH4 4K/AVCHD Video Converter. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your camera media.
Step 2: Select output format for Windows Movie Maker
1) To convert Panasonic GH4 4K/AVCHD video to WMV for Windows Movie Maker
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘General Video’ > ‘WMV – Windows Media Video (*.wmv)’ as target format or choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD WMV Video (*.wmv)’ as output format.
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) To transcode Panasonic GH4 4K/AVCHD video to DV AVI for Windows Movie Maker
Click ‘Profile’ list to select ‘DV AVI NTSC Video (*.avi)’ or ‘DV AVI PAL Video (*.avi)’ as output format depending on your source video mode.
Step 3: Start Panasonic GH4 4K/AVCHD video files to WMV/DV AVI conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding Panasonic GH4 4K/AVCHD video files to WMV /DV AVI for Window Movie Maker.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated WMV/DV AVI files for editing with Windows Movie Maker.
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