If you are unable to open Panasonic HC-WX970 4K MP4 files in iMovie flawlessly, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode HC-WX970 4K footage to iMovie preferred Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie smoothly.
The Panasonic HC-WX970 can capture video at 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution at 30 frames-per-second, four times the resolution of full-HD video. With that resolution, you can us the 4K Photo Mode to extract individual frames from your videos and create high-quality photographs. Panasonic’s CrystalEngine 4K chipset reduces rolling shutter artifacts from the sensor by increasing readout speed. When stepping down to full HD resolution, the CrystalEngine 4K can record slow-motion video at up to 120 frames-per-second, with frame interpolation it can slow the video even further by emulating a 240 fps recording.
The HC-WX970 records 3840 x 2160p / 30 fps (72 Mbps) footage in MP4 container. If you stuck in working with HC-WX970 4K MP4 files in iMovie, we would recommend transcoding HC-WX970 4K footage to a format that is best suitable for use in iMovie first. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to convert HC-WX970 4K MP4 files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.
[Guide] How to encode Panasonic HC-WX970 4K MP4 to AIC for iMovie?
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Panasonic HC-WX970 4K 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 HC-WX970 4K MP4 files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘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.
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 HC-WX970 4K MP4 files 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 for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
Tips: 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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