Edit Lumix BGH1 4K MOV/MP4 in FCP X

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Edit Lumix BGH1 4K MOV/MP4 in FCP X

Edit Lumix BGH1 4K MOV/MP4 in FCP X

How do you work with Lumix BGH1 video in FCP X? The editing performance may differ depending on your computer environment and your Premiere version. If you run into troubles dealing with Lumix BGH1 4K .mov and .mp4 clips in Final Cut Pro, you are just here in the right place. This tutorial guides you through a way of enabling FCP X to handle Lumix BGH1 4K footage smoothly.

“I just finished filming one of my first video projects with my new Lumix BGH1 and I can’t seem to use its 4K H.265/HEVC footage in FCP X fluently. I am a complete novice when it comes to videography so I’m pretty lost right now. Would appreciate any tips or advice you guys have for a video newbie. Thanks!”

From its specs, we know Panasonic Lumix BGH1 camera builds 4K videos encoded with H.265/HEVC and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, but it seems FCP X does not like the way. Maybe your software supports importing some H.264/MPEG-4 AVC videos. But the file type is a compressed format and not ideal for editing. Plus, the old version of Final Cut Pro like FCP 6/7 can’t support 4K files perfectly. As for 4K H.265/HEVC, is hard to pin down. An ultimate solution to solve the issue is to transcode/compress Lumix BGH1 4K files for FCP.

When your computer struggles to cope with the editing process, it’s necessary to transcode Lumix BGH1 H.265/HEVC video to a FCP X editing-friendly codec first, such as Apple ProRes MOV. Here Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, a professional 4K video converter is highly recommended to you. It is a helpful tool for you to convert Lumix BGH1 H.265/HEVC for Final Cut Pro and compress Lumix BGH1 4K to 1080p effortlessly. Just with it, you can convert Lumix BGH1 footage to FCP for editing beautifully.

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How to transcode Lumix BGH1 videos for use in FCP X?

Step 1: Add Lumix BGH1 footage
Start up Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as a professional Lumix BGH1 Converter for Final Cut Pro. When its main interface pops up, click add files or drag your 4K footage directly into the H.265 to FCP X Converter. All the loaded files will be listed on the left.

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Step 2: Select output format for Final Cut Pro
To convert Lumix BGH1 4K H.265 to ProRes MOV, in this step please click “Format” option. Choose Apple ProRes 422 MOV or ProRes 4444 MOV under the Final Cut Pro column. As you see, besides MP4, you can also convert your 4K videos any video format and any device.

ConvertLumix BGH1 video to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button and go to “Profiles Settings” panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.

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If you want to get 3D videos, select your video then click “Edit” button and choose 3D tab to set 3D format and effect. You can also choose Video tab to set video parameters, Audio tab to set audio parameters, etc.

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Step 4: Start Video Conversion
Hit the Convert button, it will start transcoding Lumix BGH1 4K MOV/MP4 for importing to Final Cut Pro. After that, click “Open” to get the video clips and edit them in FCP X you like.

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