Run into issues working with GH4 footage? How to edit GH4 video clips easily? If you are looking for a smooth workflow between GH4 video and your editing program, you may wish to read this post. It presents workarounds to make GH4 video recordings editable in mostly NLEs.
Panasonic users have reported different kinds of issues regarding to editing GH4 video clips in their NLEs like Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, FCP X and more. Generally speaking, if for whatever reason you have problems working with GH4 footage, we would recommend transcoding the footage to an intermediate format that is compatible with your NLE first, such as ProRes for FCP X, AIC for iMovie, etc.
HD Video Converter is a good choice to convert GH4 files. It is able to encode GH4 4K files as well as Full HD files to Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), DVCPRO, HDV, DV and QuickTime Movie Format for working with NLEs beautifully.
You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
How to convert GH4 video clips for easy editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional GH4 Video Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLE
For example, if you need to convert GH4 files for Avid MC, 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 need to convert GH4 files for editing in FCP X on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
If you need to convert GH4 video for use in Premiere or Sony Vegas, you can select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
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 converting GH4 files for easy editing
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 files for use in your NLEs with optimum performance.
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