Couldn’t get Pinnacle Studio to recognize Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K MP4 files? How to make Pinnacle Studio work with Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K media flawlessly? Read this post to learn a workaround to transcode HC-VX870K 4K MP4 to DV AVI for use in Pinnacle Studio with optimum performance.
How can I import Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K footage into Pinnacle Studio 19?
“Hi, guys, I’ve recorded some 4k video files with my new Panasonic HC-VX870K camera. I’m editing with Pinnacle Studio 19 (not the ultimate version), which doesn’t have 4K Ultra HD support. Does anyone know any workarounds to import HC-VX870K 4K footage into Pinnacle Studio 19? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks a lot in advance.”
Pinnacle is a video-editing enthusiast’s favorite long before most other editing software were around. It can handle almost any video file type you throw at it, including MPEG-1/-2/-4, WMV, QuickTime, MKV, AVCHD, DV, HDV and more. Unfortunately, only the Pinnacle Studio Ultimate version has 4K Ultra HD support.
The HC-VX870 shoots 4K video at 8 megapixels (3840 x 2160) per frame, vs. 2 megapixels (1920 x 1080) of Full HD. To be able to edit HC-VX870 4K files in Pinnacle Studio 19 smoothly, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is best suitable for use in Pinnacle first. Read on to learn a simple guide on how to convert HC-VX870 4K files for editing in Pinnacle smoothly.
How can I get Pinnacle Studio to recognize HC-VX870K 4K MP4 video files?
To make Pinnacle Studio work with HC-VX870K 4K MP4 video files, you require a simple HC-VX870K 4K MP4 to DV AVI conversion. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional HC-VX870K 4K MP4 to Pinnacle Studio DV AVI Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select DV AVI as output format for Pinnacle Studio.
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.
In case that you don’t know which DV format is best suited for Pinnacle Studio, you can switch to ‘HD AVI’ format under ‘HD Video’ column. This format can also work in Pinnacle with good quality.
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: Adjust 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: Click ‘Convert’ to start HC-VX870K 4K MP4 video to AVI conversion for Pinnacle Studio.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated DV AVI or HD AVI files for using in Pinnacle Studio with optimum performance.
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