If you experience any issues working with Panasonic HX-A500 4K video files in Avid, Premiere and Vegas, you may wish to read this thread. It presents a way of converting HX-A500 4K media to Avid, Premiere and Vegas’ preferred file format for smooth editing.
Panasonic HX-A500 is designed to enable underwater recording for 30 minutes at 3 meters. Dustproofing also allows you to actively use the camera at the beach and other places. With image quality four times better than Full HD resolution (4K capability), you can shoot crisper and more beautiful movies. Excellence of the picture quality is delivered by Crystal Engine Pro+, which provides outstanding image processing.
For a fast and fluid workflow, users sometimes need to transcode the A500 4K video for editing in NLEs like Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas. This short tutorial below will give you some hints on how to convert Panasonic HX-A500 4K video for use in Avid, Premiere and Vegas with optimum performance.
[Guide] How to transcode Panasonic HX-A500 4K video for working with Avid, Premiere Pro, and Sony Vegas?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
Follow these steps
Step 1. Start up HD Video Converter as the best Panasonic HX-A500 4K Video Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
1. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple video files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge’ option, you can combine the selected video clips into a single file.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Convert Panasonic HX-A500 4K video files to DNxHD 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 HX-A500 4K 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 HX-A500 4K 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 HX-A500 4K 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 HX-A500 4K video 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. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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