The new Panasonic FZ80 as one of the hot 4K camcorder has won lots of fans. In addition to the versatile still shooting modes, the FZ80 also supports recording UHD 4K/30p video at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format. I've had the FZ80 for days. Good experience. But there are a few issues when it comes to viewing, loading and editing Panasonic FZ80 4K in Adobe Premiere Pro
. So what's the best workflow for Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K and Premiere Pro?
Searching high and low, I got some tech support. Now I will share the tips for working 4K videos in Premiere Pro
from Panasonic FZ80. If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the below article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Panasonic FZ80 4K mp4 footage and Premiere Pro to work beautifully.
Indeed, the 4K video is restricted to editing in NLE including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro. What’s more the H.264 MP4 format on Panasonic FZ80 is not supported by Adobe Premiere Pro natively. So if we want to edit Panasonic DMC-FZ80 4K MP4 files in Adobe smoothly, the easy workaround is to use 3rd-party conversion tool to rewrap and convert Panasonic FZ80 footage to a more “editable” format in 1080p for Premiere Pro.
Now I share the guide with you how to transcode Panasonic FZ80 4K footage to Adobe Premiere friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac
- one of the best 4K video converter for Mac(macOS Sierra included). It’s able to convert 4K MP4 files to Adobe Premiere Pro more compatible format MPEG-2 without quality loss. Plus, this 4K video app can also encode any 4K videos including XAVC/XAVC S, 4K MP4, 4K MOV, etc to FCP, iMovie, Avid Media Composer. For Windows users, Video Converter
is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Import Panasonic FZ80 4K MP4 Clips to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5
Step 1: Load 4K footage
Run Panasonic 4K Converter Mac and click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button, browse to the Panasonic FZ80 4K .mp4 footage and load them to the converter for conversion. You can check the “Merge into one” box to join several video files together.
Step 2: Choose a proper output format
This 4K to Premiere Pro Converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPEG-2 format.
Step 3: Advanced V/A settings
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 4: Start converting Panasonic FZ80 4K
When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding Panasonic FZ80 4K video for Adobe Premiere Pro. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.After the conversion, it would be easy to import Panasonic FZ80 4K MP4 into Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 for natively editing.
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