Friday, June 12, 2015

How to Import Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K to FCP 7/X for Editing?

Summary: Learn from this article, you can easily convert and import Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K footage to Final Cut Pro 7/X for further editing on Mac OS X (Yosemite and Mavericks included).


Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a hot 4K hand held camcorder announced this year. Are you planning to get one? Well, before buying one, some guys are eager to know the Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K to FCP workflow so as to have a smooth post production on Mac OS X Yosemite.

Panasonic AG-DVX200 captures 4K videos in MP4/MOV format. Based on our testing, when transfer Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K video to FCP, the importing issues always occurred. Although it has been possible to create 4K timelines in Final Cut Pro X, smooth editing of 4K footage in FCP X still requires instant playback of more than one stream of video footage at once.

The basic reason is that although FCP X 10.1. has been updated for the next-generation architecture in the new Mac Pro, providing unprecedented performance when editing and monitoring 4K video. Final Cut Pro X natively supports 4K ProRes, Sony XAVC and REDCODE RAW. However, the old version FCP X or Final Cut Pro 6/7 like many editors use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. And the MP4/MOV video from Panasonic DVX200 seems to beyond the format compatibility of Final Cut Pro.

To make it easier for editing Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV in FCP 7/X, you’d better to convert 4K to Apple ProRes first, as it is the best codec for Final Cut Pro editing. There are numbered tools and utilities can convert and compress the ultra HD videos, few of them can process at a fast speed. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is considered to be the best 4K video converting tool. It can help you to convert Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K MP4/MOV to FCP, iMovieAdobe Premiere ProAvid Media Composer and more editing programs compatible format like Apple ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec, MPEG-2, DNxHD, etc.

                               

How to import Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K to FCP 7/X for editing?

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your 4K files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.



Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Final Cut Pro”. Choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.



Step 3: It’s optional to edit video files before converting. If you want to do some edit work, just hit the clip first, and then click “Edit selected task” button. As it’s shown to us, the edit function is sufficient for you to make your videos wonderful.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button on the bottom of the screen to start 4K files to ProRes 422 MOV conversion process. The amount of time it takes will vary based on your system’s hardware and the quality settings you selected.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the generated video files. Now, you can edit Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K files in FCP 7/X freely.

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  1. I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert AVCHD, mts, m2ts, MP4, MOD, TOD, AVI, to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro at http://www.idealshare.net/imovie-fcp/mts-to-final-cut-pro-x-7.html

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