We write this post to help those who are having issues loading/ingesting Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV footage to iMovie for post production. If you are looking for such a solution, you may check this short tutorial to convert AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV video to AIC .mov for use in iMovie smoothly.
Panasonic has announced the AG-DVX200, the 4K successor to the venerable DVX100 at NAB 2015. The AG-DVX200 is a 4K, handheld camera with a 13X image stabilized lens and a 4/3” sensor. It has 4K/60P recording on SD cards with Varicam-like V-Log L gamma curve with 12 stops of latitude. The lens is a f/2.8-4.5, 28-365mm equivalent zoom with separate zoom, focus, and aperture rings.
The DVX200 will be optimized for 4K/HD production, and shares the esteemed VariCam family characteristics of filmic tonality and colorimetry, with natural, subtle rendering of skin flesh tones, and a V-Log curve emulating the natural grey-scale rendition of the VariCam 35.
The DVX200 will record 4K (4096 × 2160) / 24p, UHD (3840 × 2160) / HD (1920 × 1080) 60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p in either MP4 / MOV file formats. If you intend to import AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV footage to iMovie for further editing, you may probably encounter incompatibility issues one or another. For a fast and fluid AG-DVX200 4K workflow in iMovie, we would recommend transcoding AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV video to a format that is best suitable for editing in iMovie, such as Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. Check a short tutorial on how to encode AG-DVX200 4K footage to AIC for iMovie editing.
How to convert AG-DVX200 4K footage to AIC for iMovie editing?
Step 1: Download, install and launch HD Video Converter for Mac as a AG-DVX200 4K Video Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert AG-DVX200 4K video for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This output format is also suitable for editing in Final Cut Express.
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 AG-DVX200 4K movies 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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