GH4 to FCP X Workflow: Will FCP X Handle 4K from GH4 Camera?

GH4 to FCP X Workflow: Will FCP X Handle 4K from GH4 Camera?

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Panasonic’s GH4 has exceeded all expectations. It’s a 4K professional video camera in the guise of a still camera. It has stuff never before seen on a still imager. With this brand new Panasonic GH4 released, many camera maniacs can’t wait to explore more about its brilliant features. The GH4 does most excellent job in the field of shooting stills and videos. Also, not be compatible with popular NELs, FCP X is the typical one that we should transcode GH4 4K videos to Prores for a nice editing.

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This fascinate camera will make your video more vivid and the resolution of your video will reach to a high level. But some customers who want to edit their raw videos in some edit software, like FCPX, don’t want to have any quality drop. How to handle this import progress so that they can get an ideal video with sharp quality of 4K? Most people may prefer to use the FCPX and trans-code their videos into Prores , which may be the most suitable format to edit in FCPX. 

While for FCP , this kind of NELs has its own limited video formats which epecially produced by Apple company, so it is common if you wanna import some other recordings to FCP for further dispose. Besides for 4K videos, such as XAVC MXF, AVCHD MTS, etc are aboth unsupported.


How to solve this audio mixed problem when editing your software in the FCPX?
The audio problem may caused by many reasons. The maximum possible is during the conversion, multiple audio tracks mixed up. Of course, the third-party converter app can solve this kind of problem. But here I would like to recommend this Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which can solve the audio messed up problem at the meantime sharp quality will also be kept.

Go to the Pavutbe official website and download GH4 Converter then install it correctly. Click “File”>”Add Video/Audio” to load your 4K videos. Directly drag them into this program is also very quick way to load. Then click the format bar to choose “Final Cut Pro”>”Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as your output format. 

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Then please go to the “Settings” UI to choose the Audio Channel to “Stereo” or “5.1 channel.” If you not very sure about how many audio tracks in your raw video, you can just click “Properties” in the main UI to see detailed info about your videos.

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Not only for this GH4 4K video conversion, but also other video formats can be imported into this video converter. Almost all the video formats import and output with unbelievable quality can be realized by this app. The build-in ‘Edit’ can handle some simple edits if you don’t want to edit them again in other edit software. 

After all have been settled by this Video Converter, choose the output folder then hit the big red “Convert” button to start your conversion. Then enjoy editing GH4 4K recordings with your FCP X will not become realizable. Also in the drop-down menu of “Tool”, you can speed up your conversion by clicking “Acceleration”. With the recent update, Pavtube HD Video Converter can operate on the Yosemite system smoothly. 


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