What’s the best workflow for Panasonic GH4 4K and Premiere Pro CC? If you are having issues working with GH4 4K footage in Premiere Pro CC, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode GH4 4K files for use in Premiere Pro CC smoothly.
How can I edit GH4 4K recordings in Premiere Pro CC fluidly?
“Hi, guys, I have a bundle of 4K footage taken with a Panasonic GH4, which I would like to edit with Premiere Pro CC. I dragged 4k footage into timeline, but failed to import. Can someone give me a step by step guide on working with GH4 4K recordings in Premiere Pro CC? Thanks for any help.”
Premiere Pro CC might not be fully compatible with the GH4 today, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it. The workaround below will help you work with footage from the GH4 in Premiere Pro CC immediately.
Convert GH4 4K footage for editing in Premiere Pro CC smoothly
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
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.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional GH4 4K Video Converter for Premiere. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLE
If you are running Premiere Pro CC on a Windows PC, 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 are using Premiere Pro CC 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.
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 GH4 4K 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 Adobe Premiere Pro CC with optimum performance.
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