How to edit Lumix FZ2500 MOV MP4 footage in FCP X smoothly?
At Photokina 2016, Panasonic released its high-end 1"-type superzoom, known as the DMC-FZ2500. It retains the same sensor as the excellent FZ1000 that came before it, while gaining a totally new lens, larger EVF, easy-to-adjust ND filter and even more customizable buttons. Recording formats of MP4 (LPCM) and MOV, and bit rates extended up to 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps.
The 4K video captured by Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 is a kind of non-standard format which is hardly supported by Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). In order to import Lumix FZ2500 4K MP4 and MOV footage into FCP for smoothly editing, we need to rewrap or convert original format to FCP native supported codec, the most compatible video codec for Apple Final Cut Pro to afford with the help of a professional third party program.
If you check the detail information on Apple official product page, you will find that Final Cut Pro X can only support limited video codecs and formats, and the best native supported format for Final Cut Pro X is Apple ProRes codec, with this codec you will be able to edit the Lumix FZ2500 footages in Final Cut Pro X smoothly and without rendering.
To perform the task, the easiest way is to use Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac which can help you to transcode Lumix FZ2500 clips footage to Apple ProRes codec files - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro. Besides, this technical third converter offers various common video codec for editing tools, like Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) for iMovie and Final Cut Express, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG for Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas Pro, .etc Read on to learn how to convert Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 4K MP4 MOV to ProRes MOV on Mac (macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan, etc.).
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How to convert Panasoni Lumix FZ2500 4K video to ProRes with no hassle?
Here the screenshots of Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac are used to show you how to finish the conversion quickly. The way to convert Lumix FZ2500 files to other popular format on Windows is almost the same. Just download the right version and follow the intuitive interface to get the conversion done in clicks!
Download, install and launch the 4K video conversion program. Then click Add Files to load the Lumix FZ2500 4K MP4 or MOV video files you want to convert.
Choose output format
Next, choose ProRes MOV as the output video format: click Format on the right and go to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 MOV or Apple ProRes 4444 MOV as the output video format.
Tip: After your footafe have finished loading, you can use this Lumix FZ2500 Video Converter to edit, combine and crop your recordings. You can access all available editing functions by either clicking Edit or Trim in the menu bar.
Start the conversion
When all the settings are done, click the Convert button on the lower right to start converting the added files and wait for the conversion to be done. That's it! When the conversion completes, click Open Folder to get the converted Apple ProRes videos. Done! Now you can import and edit Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 video in FCP X freely.