The headline feature of the Panasonic GH4 is that it’s a Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 4K video(in .MP4, .MOV format) for under $2000, capturing either Quad HD (3840 x 2160) at up to 29.97p or ‘Cinema 4K’ (4096 x 2160) at up to 24p. Overall, the GH4 gains gain great respect for its 4K ability as a stills camera. The point here, you will find it a painful experience to import and edit Panasonic GH4 4K footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6 or CS5.
Granted, Premiere Pro CS6, CC 7 can handle (usually) 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. Thankfully you probably don’t have to buy a new computer… but you do need to convert Panasonic GH4 4K video to Premiere Pro using MPEG-2 (1080p) as primary delivery format. The following paragraphs show us how to edit Panasonic GH4 4K footage with Premiere Pro without bogging down your computer. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Crob 4K Video Converter for Mac.
How to convert Panasonic GH4 4K footage for Editing in Premiere Pro
First of all, download and install the 4K video converter to your Mac. The program can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K H.264(MP4), XAVC, XAVC S, etc footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. If you work 4K files in Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows PC, please get Crob 4K Video Converter to solve the issues.
Step 1. load GH4 4K videos
Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K video files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine several videos into one file, you can click the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click “Format” bar and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing Panasonic GH4 4K in Adobe Premiere Pro with natively supported video codec.
Tips: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.
Step 3. Start converting 4K footage to Premiere
Hit the convert button of the best 4K Video Converter. It will start converting 4K for importing to Adobe Premiere Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing Panasonic GH4 4K video in Premiere Pro CC7/CS6 as well as CS5/CS4/CS3 perfectly.