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How to Edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1Smartphone 4K Camera Recorded Videos in FCP?

Summary: Here we got the newest information of Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1smartphone and it’s 4K camera, and then give you the solution about how to edit it’s video in the FCP.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1Smartphone and It’s 4K Camera
It’s been quite some time since Panasonic was a big name in the smartphone space, but the Lumix DMC-CM1, which was first announced at Photokina 2014, certainly is an appealing mobile device, especially to mobile photographers.

That said, the CM1 and its spec sheet, it is quite hard to tell if this is a smartphone that puts a lot of emphasis on its camera or a digital camera with some bolted-on communication components.

Focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance can all be adjusted manually via a mechanical click-wheel around the lens ‘barrel’ and the CM1 is also capable of recording 4K-video and Raw images.

With its impressive camera specification and unusual design the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is the closest thing we have seen to a true hybrid device and a unique product in the current marketplace.

What is Final Cut Pro?

Final Cut Pro on the other hand, focuses on more technical features, which clearly aim to a professional market. It once started as Macromedia’s effort to create the best professional tool for video editing which later continued to be developed by Apple itself. And they have quite made it. Yes, Final Cut Pro offers a collection of video effects, titles, animations, audio presets and others like iMovie does but much wider and with a superior quality. Also, you will find the capability to extract video from your devices or media easily, only in Final Cut Pro, you will be able to import simultaneously from several of them, or even create a common video source to share with your teamwork on a server, making it the most robust software to exploit the higher-end Mac’s potential.

Multi-cam support for syncing up to 64 simultaneous shots from different cameras, background rendering for your project to be processed as you work rather than after hitting export, professional coding and export options, color, video and audio correction, XML metadata support and many more are exclusives on Final Cut Pro that make it the most complete solution even for a full-lenght movie.

How to Edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 4K Video in FCP?

The Lumix DMC-CM1 professional captured 4k video in MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) format, which is not a native editing codec for Final Cut Pro X. In addition, the 4K video footage compressed with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 will still have big file size, it will take a lot of time for Final Cut Pro to render those 4k videos.

Hot Search4K Video to FCP X | 4K to FCP 6/7 | AVCHD to iMovie/FCE/FCP

You can perform Lumix DMC-CM1 4K video to FCP Apple Prores transcoding process on Mac OS X El Capitan with Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, the program allows you to output different types of Apple Prores Codecs, if you computer is old or slow, or you just want to do some rough editing, you can select to output “Apple Prores Proxy)(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores (LT)(*.mov)”format to save more space and bandwidth. However, if your computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work with FCP X, you’d better choose to output “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for better performance.


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Step 1: Add Lumix DMC-CM1 4K files.

Click the “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to import source Lumix DMC-CM1 4K files to the program. You can join multiple video clips at one time.

Step 2: Choose output file format.
Click the “Format” bar and select “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)” as output format. If your Mac is a little old or slow, you can choose to select “Apple Prores 422 (LT) (*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422 (Proxy)” to save your bandwidth, if your computer is fast enough or you wish to do some high performance editing work, “Apple Prores 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)” is more preferable.

Step 3. Compression 4K video to 1080p.

On the main interface, click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down selection, choose “1920*1080” to downscale 4K video to 1080p for editing with Final Cut Pro 7 or its previous version.

Step 4. Convert Lumix DMC-CM1 4K to Apple Prores.

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, it will start to convert Lumix DMC-CM1 4K video to FCP supported 1080p Apple Prores format.

After the conversion, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, locate and find the folder where you save the converted Lumix DMC-CM1 4K clips. Then start editing Lumix DMC-CM1 4K  video in FCP X/7/6 with no difficulty.

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