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Work Panasonic GH4 4K MOV/MP4 with Avid MC

Panasonic GH4 4K camera can record a variety of formats like MOV, MP4 and AVCHD. The sad news is that video editing systems like Avid Media Composer do not have the ability to handle 4K footage yet.

Editing systems in Avid families like Avid Media Composer 7 and 8 will load most kinds of 4K footage but cannot edit footage at 4K currently.The highest resolution at which you can edit is 1920x1080 50/60i. So you’re strongly recommended to use a 4K to Avid MC converter to compress and convert 4K videos to DNxHD codec which is developed by Avid Technology and natively supported by Avid MC systems. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can help compress GH4 4K MOV and MP4 videos and convert them to DNxHD to solve annoying problems like can’t import 4K videos to Avid MC, can’t edit 4K videos in Avid MC, downscale GH4 4K videos to 1080p, etc.

How to make Panasonic GH4 4K MOV/MP4 editable in Avid MC?

Step 1. Import GH4 4K MOV/MP4 files

Run GH4 4K MOV/MP4 to DNxHD video converter for Mac and click “File” > “Add from Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to import GH4 4K videos.

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Step 2. Choose Avid MC natively supported format - DNxHD

Click the format bar and in the output format list please follow “Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD (*.mov).”

convert gh4 4k mp4 mov to dnxhd avid mc

Step 3. Edit GH4 4K MOV/MP4 files (Optional)

You can trim the preferred clips from GH4 4K MOV or MP4 files, remove black edges, add watermarks, apply special effects to videos, etc. All these useful editing functions can be achieved in the built-in video editor which can be reached simply by clicking the “Edit” button.

how to edit gh4 4k mp4 mov

Step 4. Start GH4 4K MOV/MP4 to DNxHD conversion

Click the “Browse” button to set a proper output folder to save the converted GH4 4K MOV or MP4 files and then click the “Convert” button to start downscaling and converting GH4 4K MOV or MP4 files to Avid MC DNxHD codec.

Here are more sources that Avid MC can import and edit with a proper video converter:

a. Fraps videos
b. FCP ProRes
c. Sony XAVC

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