When Trusted Reviews reviewed the Panasonic Lumix GH4, it was the first compact system camera to include 4K video capture at a time when 4K displays weren’t particularly prevalent. Nowadays, that’s changed and 4K/Ultra HD televisions are far more readily available.
Not surprisingly then, 4K once again plays a big part with the updated Lumix GH5. It’s worth immediately noting that the Lumix GH4 isn’t going anywhere; the new model merely acts as a high-end alternative for existing owners.
- 20.3-megapixel sensor w/o low-pass filter
- 5-axis dual IS
- 4K/60fps, 4:2:2 10-bit HDR
- New OLED 3.6m dot viewfinder
- Unlimited recording time
- Splash-, dust- and freeze-proof
- Dual SD slot
- Manufacturer: Panasonic
While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing Panasonic GH5 4K files to Final Cut Pro X. If you’re in such a situation, just go through this article, which mainly shows you how to get the Panasonic GH5 4K MOV/MP4 footage and FCP X to work beautifully.
Why you can’t sccessfully ingest the recorded MOV/MP4 footage from Panasonic GH5 to Final Cut ProX? Actually, the reason is simple. MOV and MP4 all have different codecs, some of which is not supported by FCP X. Although Canon provides Canon XF Utility of XF-AVC, this does not work all the time; we are not able to import or transcode the files for use in FCP X as we expect.
All-in-one video solution to solve the incompatible issue is to use third-party software to transcode the footage from the XC15 to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s ProRes. You can have a try – Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly and losslessly transcode Panasonic GH5 4K video files to FCP X best supported Apple ProRes codec with no quality loss, and then you can load the footages to Final Cut Pro for editing as you want. This FCP X converter has many preset codec/formats for output, such as Apple ProRes 422/4444/LT/HQ codec.
Besides, it can help you convert Panasonic GH5 4K for smoothly importing and editing in other non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, After Effects, Avid Media Composer and more with preset profile for you.
If you’re using a PC, turn to the Windows version here which also create Apple prores code for you.
Convert/Transcode Panasonic GH5 4K video files to Final Cut Pro X quickly
Note: If you are FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
Step 1. Import Panasonic GH5 4K files
Launch the MP4 to FCP converter. Here you can directly drag and drop the MP4 files to the converter, or go to Add button to load the 4K MOV/MP4 videos.
Step 2. Choose FCP X as the output format
Click “Format” bar to choose the format for output. For editing Panasonic GH5 4K in Final Cut Pro X, you can choose “Format -> Final Cut Pro X “; it’s best for FCP X editing.
Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video. You can set video resolution, bitrate, frame rate (24p/30p) as you want.
Step 3. Start Panasonic GH5 4K to FCP X conversion on Mac
Now click the “Convert” button, and then leave the Mac FCP X Video Converter to do the rest automatically for you. After the Panasonic GH5 4K to FCP X Mac conversion, go to “File” > “Import” > and then you can freely use your video files in FCP (10.3).