Convert Panasonic GX8 4K MP4/AVCHD for iMovie editing

To ensure a fast and smooth Panasonic GX8 workflow in iMovie, people some times need to convert Panasonic GX8 4K MP4/AVCHD footage to a format that is best suitable for use in iMovie. This post displays a quick guide on how to convert GX8 4K MP4/AVCHD to AIC .mov for working with iMovie flawlessly.
Panasonic GX8 workflow in iMovie
The black Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 camera incorporates the 4K video capabilities and the Panasonic-specific 4K burst-shooting modes that it introduced with the G7. In addition to 4K Photo Mode, which lets you to pull decent 8MP stills from videos as an alternative to continuous shooting, it has a 4K-resolution mode to allow you to shoot bursts without stopping video recording, a 4K preburst (which captures a few shots before and after the shutter press) and a regular 4K burst mode.

The GX8 supports recording 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format. Full HD 1080p/60 is also supported, in both MP4 and AVCHD formats, as well as HD and SD resolutions.

If for some reason you need to transcode GX8 4K UHD or 1080p files for a fluid workflow in iMovie, you may follow the guide below to learn a way of encoding Panasonic GX8 4K MP4/AVCHD to AIC for iMovie editing.

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
convert GX8 4K MP4/AVCHD to AIC .mov for iMovie

[Guide] How to rewrap GX8 4K MP4/AVCHD video to AIC for iMovie editing?

The steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a GX8 4K/AVCHD Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
transcode GX8 4K UHD or 1080p files for iMovie

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert GX8 4K MP4/AVCHD video files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This codec is also suitable for use in the discontinued FCE.
encoding Panasonic GX8 4K MP4/AVCHD to AIC for iMovie
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 GX8 4K MP4/AVCHD video files to AIC 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 for editing in iMovie 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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