Summary: This article mainly talks about the way to convert Panasonic DMC-G7 4K to iMovie/FCE for editing. Keep reading to learn how to.
Panasonic has introduced the G7 to replace the G6, and it sits just below the Panasonic GH4–but alongside the GX7. That's a lot of G numbers, but basically, the G7 is the company's mid-range compact system camera. Formerly the preserve of professional filmmakers and photographers, LUMIX G7 is opening up the world of 4K to everyone. Whether you're making movie memories to last a lifetime, or taking amazing stills from your 4K footage, the G7 is changing photography, for good.
With Panasonic DMC-G7, you can record 4K MP4 video and Full HD AVCHD video easily. 4K footage looks amazing but if you don’t have a fast computer with a high end RAM and speedy processor it can make video editing a real nightmare. Your computer may freeze or crash when editing G7 4K MP4 in iMovie/FCE.
iMovie is one of the best video editing tools for Mac. With it, you can beautify your videos simply by cutting, cropping, merging, adding effects etc. to them. It works stable on Mac computer, so it's loved by millions of users. On the official site, it says iMovie 11 can support DV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MOV and M4V file types. According to this, you are enabled to import MP4 to iMovie. Thus, why iMovie 11 fails to recognize some MP4 videos? You'd better to know the reason clearly in order to avoid stumbling upon the same trouble repeatedly.
First and foremost, I wanna tell you that iMovie only accepts MP4 file which contains MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs. While, the audio, subtitle or other media source that embed in MP4 might have different codecs. In this case, we cannot judge the video format by examining the file extension name only. So it is impossible for the MP4 file to determine the type of streams in an MPEG-4 file based on its filename extension alone. Therefore, you may have some clues that why people using Mac always meet difficulty in importing MP4 to iMovie.
All in all, to smoothly import DMC-G7 4K MP4 files to iMovie/FCE, you'd better to convert these MP4 files to iMovie/FCE totally compatible formats as we searched above. To get the job well done, we need to use an all-in-one program-Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Panasonic G7 4K MP4 footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems, including FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more.
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How to edit Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 in iMovie/FCE?
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 MP4 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 “iMovie and Final Cut Express”. Choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Click “Convert” button on the bottom of the screen to start 4K MP4 to AIC 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” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit DMC-G7 4K files in iMovie/FCE without any hassles.
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