So you just have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 on hand? Want to edit DMC-CM1 4K/HD Video on Mac through iMovie and FCP X but run into a trouble? No worry, read this post to see how to transcode DMC-CM1 4K/HD MP4 Video to AIC/ProRes .mov for editing in iMovie and FCP X with optimum performance.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is world’s slimmest communication camera combines innovative camera technology with the latest Android OS. This photo-centric mobile device comes with a 1-inch 20MP sensor and an F2.8 28mm equiv. lens, capable of 4K video and Raw image output.
Motion Picture Recording Capability of Lumix DMC-CM1
4K Video 3840 x 2160 pixels, 15p (4K: 50Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30fps) (AAC) HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30fps) (AAC) 1280 x 720 pixels, 30p (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30fps) (AAC) STD Video 640 x 480, 30p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30fps) (AAC) 640 x 640, 30p (1:1: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30fps) (AAC)
If for some reason you are unable to work with Lumix DMC-CM1 video in iMovie and FCP X smoothly, you can read on to find a step-by-step guide talking about how to encode Lumix DMC-CM1 4K/HD MP4 video to a Mac friendly video for use in iMovie and FCP X fluidly.
[Guide] How to transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 recordings for editing in iMovie and FCP X?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 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.
To transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 video files for FCP X, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is also workable in its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 movies to 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 or ProRes MOV files for editing in iMovie or FCP X 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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