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Transcoding Panasonic Lumix GF7 footage to FCP, Premiere Pro, Avid


Panasonic has launched the LUMIX GF7, a compact and light LUMIX G interchangeable lens camera that will give you stunning image quality to allow you to truly express your unique style. Plus, the DMC-GF7 gives you the most flexible shooting experience, which allows you to record 1920 x 1080 Full HD video in AVCHD Progressive (50p) or MP4 (MPEG-4/H.264) format. Below, we will outline the way for importing Panasonic GF7 video to FCP/Premiere/Avid. Keep reading for a brief how-to.

As mentioned above, Panasonic Lumix GF7 can capture videos in MTS, MP4 format. While, if you want to edit the footage Panasonic Lumix GF7 records, you may find the high quality AVCHD or H.264 MP4 files are not recognized by most editing software including Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Since working Panasonic Lumix GF7 MTS/MP4 files in FCP X/7, Avid Media Composer 5/6/7, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC is necessary to get a good visual effect, so how to convert Panasonic GF7 video to an editable file type? Is there software can do the job?

The answer is positive. To convert and import Panasonic Lumix GF7 video to FCP/Premiere/Avid, etc, you just need Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to help you. It is the solid tool to help users get the Panasonic Lumix GF7 MTS, MP4 files transcoded into a format you want on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles like ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie/FCE and more. There is no need to worry about the quality loss. If you want to solve the Panasonic Lumix GF7 video incompatibility issues on Windows, please turn to Video Converter.

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Convert and import Panasonic Lumix GF7 footage into Avid, Premiere, FCP

STEP 1: You need to install and run the smart Video Converter Mac and transfer your AVCHD .mts or .mp4 recordings to the program. Join single video clips via checking the "Merge into one" box.


STEP 2: Click on the "Format" bar and choose the best editable format.

a. For editing Panasonic GF7 MTS/MP4 in FCP, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format.


b. To solve Panasonic DMC-FS7 and Adobe Premiere Pro incompatibility issues, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as the target format.


c. To import Panasonic Lumix GF7 footage into Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as the target format.


STEP 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

STEP 4: As soon as all things are finished, please click "Convert" button to start the Panasonic Lumix GF7 AVCHD, MP4 video conversion on Mac OS X.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface. Then you can import the converted Panasonic Lumix GF7 files to FCP/Avid/Premiere for smooth playing and editing.

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