What’s the best workflow between Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 4K footage and iMovie? If for any reason you are unable to edit Lumix FZ2000 4K video files in iMovie smoothly, you can follow this guide to solve the issue.
How do you work with Lumix FZ2000 4K footage in iMovie?
”Hi there, can you import and edit Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 4K footage in iMovie for Mac smoothly? iMovie can recognize my footage, but the playback is very choppy. How can I expect a smooth editing performance? Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Any ideas to go through this issue? Please help!”
4K footage usually requires a quick machine. If your Mac is not powerful enough, you will probably encounter choppy or jerky issues while editing your source media in Apple iMovie. If that’s the case, we would recommend transcoding Lumix FZ2000 4K content to a format that is best suited for use in iMovie first, such as Apple InterMediate Codec encoded QuickTime MOV files, and iMovie will read the transcoded files in that way.
How to convert Lumix FZ2000 4K footage for iMovie editing?
Follow these steps:
1. Install and run HD Converter for Mac as a Lumix FZ2000 4K Video to iMovie Converter. The main interface appears as below:
2. Click on ‘Add File’ to add your Lumix FZ2000 4K files to the program from your camcorder or from a card reader, or from an archived folder that contains your source media.
3. From the “Profile” menu, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ 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.
4. (Optional) Click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ window to custom video and audio settings if necessary.
5. When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding Lumix FZ2000 4K files to AIC – the best suited editing format for use within Apple iMovie.
6. When the conversion process is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC QuickTime files and open them in iMovie for further editing with optimal performance.
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