Summary: To open and edit 4K MOV footage from Pansonic DMC-GH4R in Avid Media Composer smoothly, you'd better transcode 4K MOV to Avid more "edit" friendly codec like DNxHD and downscaling 4K to 1080p. It will much easier for editing.
Although Media Composer has already had 4K support via Avid Media Access (AMA), there's actually no way to edit a Pansonic DMC-GH4R 4K project natively with Avid even the latest Media Composer 8. In most cases, editing 4K in Avid Media Composer is very taxing on your computer. You should consider all sorts of things like:
a. Storage Requirements for 4K media (working with proxy media)
b. Computer Processing Power
c. Bandwidth requirements (high speed disk arrays / solid state storage)
d. Organizational Structure of Media
e. Software Project Settings
To import 4K MOV into Avid Media Composer flawlessly, an ultimate solution we found would be to transcode/compress Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is a professional tool that can deal with 4K videos regardless in .MP4, .MXF, .MOV format to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer editing without quality loss. It also enables you to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as you need. Besides Avid, this 4K video converter can also encode/re-encode 4K files for smoothly importing and editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more non-linear editing systems (NLE). Here is review.
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Now just download the program and follow the below guide to convert Panasonic DMC-GH4R4K MOV for playing and editing in Avid Media Composer perfectly.
Step 1: Load 4K videos
Run the HD Video Converter Mac and load 4K MOV clips from Pansonic DMC-GH4R to it by clicking “Add” button. You can also drag and drop the 4K files to the software directly from your Hard drive.
Step 2: Choose Avid compatible format
To encode 4K files to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
Tip: You can click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit 4K movies in Avid easily. Generally, 1080p video size is good for Avid MC editing.
Step 3: Convert 4K to Avid Media Composer
Click the convert button under the preview window, this 4K to Avid converter will start encoding 4K video for Avid Media Composer.
After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, and then you can load the converted Pansonic DMC-GH4R 4K MOV files into Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8 for editing smoothly with the best quality.
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