Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 is one of the hottest 4K cameras in this Summer. The headline feature of the Panasonic GH4 is that it’s a Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 4K video(in .MP4, .MOV format) for under $2000, capturing either Quad HD (3840 x 2160) at up to 29.97p or ‘Cinema 4K’ (4096 x 2160) at up to 24p. If you recorded some videos by Panasonic FZ1000, you may like editing the 4K videos on Mac. This guide focus on Panasonic FZ1000 4K to iMovie workflow.
Can iMovie ingest 4K videos from Panasonic DMC-FZ1000? The result may let you down- iMovie won't open and import Panasonic FZ1000 4K footage correctly. Question is, what's causing the issues? According to my experience, it may due to the high video resolution and the video codec incompatibility. Since Apple InterMediate Codec is the best editing video codec for iMovie, so we can convert Panasonic FZ1000 4K MP4 to AIC .mov(1080p would be the best settings.) with a top 4K Video Converter, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.
Now I share the guide with you how to convert FZ1000 4K footage to iMovie(11) friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac- a best 4K Video Converter compatible with Mac Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion…
It does a good job in converting Panasonic FZ1000 4K MP4 files to iMovie most compatible format with least quality loss. Plus, it supports encoding camera shootings in different formats (MTS/M2TS, MP4, MXF, XAVC, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro to meet your different needs.
Transcode Panasonic FZ1000 4K files for iMovie editing
Step 1: Run the best 4K video to iMovie Converter, and click the "Add" button to load 4K MP4 videos from Panasonic FZ1000.
Step 2: Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing in iMovie: iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).
Step 3: Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface.
Step 4: Click the arrow button to start transcoding FZ1000 4K MP4 to AIC for iMovie as well as immediately.
After the conversion finished, you can easily transfer your 4K footages from Panasonic FZ1000 to iMovie for further editing without any problem.
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