A smooth workflow for Panasonic GH4 4K and EDIUS

This post explains a smooth workflow for using Panasonic GH4 4K footage in EDIUS. If you are having any issues editing GH4 4K media in EDIUS, you may follow it to learn a way of transcoding GH4 4K video for working with EDIUS flawlessly.

Need a smooth workflow for GH4 4K footage and EDIUS
“Dear all, I bought a Panasonic GH4 camera and I love its ability to record sharpness 4K footage. So far so good except I’m struggling to edit GH4 4K recordings in EDIUS on a tired old computer. It seems impossible to make EDIUS handle GH4 4K media well on my old computer. Since it won’t be replaced for a while I need to look for a helpful workaround to let EDIUS work well with GH4 4K files. Any suggestions on this? Thanks.”
using Panasonic GH4 4K footage in EDIUS

If for some reason EDIUS doesn’t handle GH4 4K footage well, we would recommend converting them to a format that is best suitable for use in your editing program. HD Video Converter is a proper choice to do the trick. It accepts Panasonic 4K MOV files from your GH4 just fine, and it can batch convert extremely fast using all cores, at the same time converting to optimized editing format fit for EDIUS editing. Read on to find a simple guide on how to process Panasonic GH4 4k file conversion for Edius editing.

GH4 4K workflow with Edius – how to convert GH4 4K media for editing in Edius 5.5/6.5/7?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter (for both PC or Mac)
issues editing GH4 4K media in EDIUStranscoding GH4 4K video for working with EDIUS

The steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter as a professional GH4 4K video to EDIUS Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source files.
GH4 4K footage and EDIUS

Step 2: Select output format for EDIUS
This converter provides a wide variety of formats as output. You can select a format that is natively supported by EDIUS as target, such as ‘WMV’ and ‘MOV’ under ‘HD Video’ column and ‘DNxHD .mov’ under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

Convert GH4 4K to HD WMV for EDIUS
GH4 4K video to EDIUS Converter

Transcode GH4 4K footage to DNxHD .mov for EDIUS
GH4 4K video to EDIUS Converter

Step 3: Modify 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 conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start file conversion. As soon as the conversion finished, you can click ‘Open Folder’ to get the exported files for working in EDIUS easily and directly.

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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