Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 4K to Final Cut Pro 7 workflow

Published on by Chris King

If you are looking for some tips about importing Panasonic DMC-GX8 4K to FCP 7, you are in the right place. In this page, I will share an efficient way to edit Panasonic DMC-GX8 4K MP4 files in FCP 7. 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 4K to Final Cut Pro 7 workflow

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a sleek, compact mirrorless camera enabling versatile, multimedia recording which is able to record 4K UHD movies at 30 or 24 fps. I’m considering buying one. And now I’m searching for a solid answer for the Panasonic DMC-GX8 4K to FCP 7 workflow as I know there are many issues when importing 4K to Final Cut Pro for editing.

In most cases, we can successfully use Log and Transfer to import videos to FCP 7. But for 4K videos, it seems not work. An ultimate solution to import Panasonic DMC-GX8 4K to FCP 7 flawlessly is to convert Panasonic GX8 4K MP4 to ProRes 422 in 1080p. Below are the details for importing Panasonic DMC-GX8 4K MP4 to Final Cut Pro 7. If you are stuck in the issues, just read on.  

First download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is a professional tool for Mac users to transcode ultra HD 4K to Final Cut Pro with the best quality. With it, you can effortlessly transcode 4K MP4, MOV, XAVC, XAVC S to ProRes encoded MOV files keeping the original quality. Besides FCP 7, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, ProRes for Final Cut Pro X, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie and more NLE systems for native editing.

Tutorial on converting Panasonic DMC-GX8 4K MP4 to Final Cut Pro 7 in simple steps

Step 1.  Launch the 4K to ProRes converter and click add button to import Panasonic 4k clips to the program for converting.

Step 2. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. You can freely choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for FCP.

Step 3. Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP 7 editing.

Step 4. After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the Panasonic DMC-GX8 4K video to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing converted Panasonic DMC-GX8 4K MP4 in FCP 7 flawlessly.

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