Varicam LT 4K AVC-Intra in Premiere Pro Codec Missing- Solution
The Varicam LT is a $14,500 camera, so by no means is it something most of us can afford to own. But it's competing with cameras like the Alexa Mini ($34K) and the RED Weapon ($40K), and in some respects is competing even with a full-fledged Alexa, so it's adding a valuable option to the rental market. If you got some footage from Varicam LT, you may wanna learn the Varicam LT 4K AVC-Intra to Premiere Pro best workflow as you wish a smooth post-production.
Varicam LT features selectable recording formats: AVC-Intra, AVC-Intra 4K, and Apple ProRes. And most guys choose AVC-Intra 4K, which is intended for video professionals who have to store HD digital video for editing and archiving. But we found there are still some issues when using AVC-Intra in Premiere Pro CC:
"A client gave me footage last minute shot on the Varicam LT in 4k AVC-Intra 4:2:2 (.mov). I am using premiere pro cc 2018 (mac) and when I go to import the footage I get the error "codec missing or unavailable". What am I missing? How do I get the footage to read properly?"
As you see, when importing Varicam LT 4K AVC-Intra to Premiere Pro, it shows codec missing or unavailiable. To quickly solve the issue, you'd try transcoding Varicam LT 4K AVC-Intra to someting you're comfroatble with editing using Adobe Premiere Pro. Below is the step-by-step guide for you.
Step 1. Download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac or Brorsoft Video Converter and get it installed.
This program spells simplicity, efficiency and quality. It lets you transcode Panasonic Varicam LT 4K AVC-Intra to MPEG-2, Apple InterMediate Codec, Apple ProRes, DNxHD and more. This is a smart tool specially designed for 4k users to preview and convert 4K as well as 1080p recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Adobe Premiere Pro/Elements, Davinci Resolve, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer to do further editing.
Step 2. Launch 4K AVC-Intra video converter, and click the "Add Files" button to load 4k AVC-Intra videos for converting.
Step 3. Click "Format" bar and then move your pointer Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as target format.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" icon and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 1080p would be the best settings. Of course, if you wanna get Varicam LT 4K workflow in Premiere Pro CC, you can keep the original video resolution.
Step 4. Tap "Convert" button to start converting Varicam LT 4K AVC-Intra files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro under Mac OS X. Once the conversion is done, you can simply import Varicam LT 4K footage into Premiere Pro CC for further editing.