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Panasonic DMC-G7 4K to Avid Media Composer Workflow

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 Lumix 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 Avid Media Composer.

As far as we know, the latest version of Avid MC can handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. What’s more, the older version are not able to support 4K video. Thus, you can’t get a flawless 4K workflow in most cases.

Thankfully you probably don’t have to buy a new computer, but you do need to convert G7 4K MP4 to a format that is suitable for use in Avid Media Composer. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. If you are running on Windows operating system, you can refer to the equivalent version-Pavtube Video Converter. No matter what version, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Panasonic G7 4K MP4 footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems including FCPiMovie/FCE and more.


How to edit Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 in Avid MC on Mac?

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 “Avid Media Composer”. Choose “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format.

Step 3: Wanna compress your MP4 videos? Well, in the “Settings” button, you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.

Step 4: With all the preparations work done? Why not go back to the main interface to click the “Convert” button to get the work started?

Conclusion: Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted files. Then, Avid Media Composer will recognize, catalog, play and stream them just fine. You can edit Panasonic DMC-G7 4K files in Avid MC flawlessly.

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