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Apr 13

How to Edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 in FCP 7/X

Panasonic has updated its compact travel zoom lineup with the Lumix DMC-ZS60, it’s small and sturdy build means it fits easily into a pocket, 4K capability means that your favorite travel memories can be recorded in stunning detail.

With four times the resolution of Full HD, videos reproduce the breathtaking color and detail of every scene, an experience second only to being there in person. The camera offers smooth, high quality video recording in 4K 3840×2160 at 30 fps in MP4, as well as high-resolution Full HD 1920×1080 60p videos in MP4.

Apple claims their editing software (Final Cut Pro) supports 4K footage importing. However, owing to the computer configuration, operating environment and software version, a lot of users still can not import the Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 footage into FCP 7/X for further editing. They met the importing or the crash problem while loading 4K recordings to the program. Like below:

“Hi, I am working with Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 files on my FCP X, but it is quitting unexpectedly very frequently, it’s entirely impossible to work on it. Is the 4K fully supported by the FCP X, or do I need to change it to some other format? Or any other solutions to it?”

As known to all, Final Cut Pro works best with video clips in ProRes MOV format. Therefore, the easy workaround is, get Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (Best 5 Video Converter for Mac Review) to convert Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 files to ProRes with the best original video quality, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

It is not only professional on dealting with Lumix camera 4K MP4 footage, but also can handle with other video formats, such as MXFMTSTivo, MKV and so on. Plus, you may also encode Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 to Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for smooth editing. Besides, it might help you change Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 to other frequent formats like MOV, MKV, MP4, AVI, etc for playback on media devices.

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Install and run it, you will see the interface. The following is a simple instruction of how to use this Pavtube Video Converter for Mac:

How to Get Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 Files Support in Final Cut Pro 7/X

Step 1: Add Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 footage to the program.

Launch the software on your Mac computer, click “File” menu, select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 footage to the program.

Step 2: Choose output format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, move your mouse to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” to select it as the output file format.

Tips: Read the difference of ProRes.

• Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
• Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
• Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
• Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
• Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.

Actually, different Apple ProRes codec corresponds to different needs. Here you can refer to this article “Differences among Apple ProRes codec“.

Step 3: Customize output ProRes parameters.

Open “Profile Settings” window to adjust the output video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate and channels.

Step 4: Convert Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 Video to FCP 7/X.

Hit the convert button under the preview windows, the program will start Lumix DMC-ZS60 4K MP4 footage to Apple ProRes MOV conversion for Final Cut Pro 7/X.

When the conversion is completed, run FCP 7/X and import the ProRes codec footage for post production workflow.

If you are running on Windows,for other windows NLEs please get Pavtube Video Converter.

Related program:

Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.

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