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Take 4K MP4 off Panasonic GX85/GX80 to After Effects CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

June 7, 2016

From this article you will learn how to import Panasonic GX85/GX80 4K MP4 file and AVCHD MTS files to Adobe After Effects for editing with mpeg-2(*.mpg) native codec.

The GX85 captures video in either MP4 or AVCHD formats, however 4K is only available in MP4 mode. Though not as robust a selection of formats and bitrates as the video heavy-hitter GH4, the GX85 still offers 4K video at a high quality 100Mbps bitrate. Bitrates for Full HD and HD videos aren't nearly as high. For MP4, 1080/60p is captured at 28Mbps, 1080/30p at 20Mbps, and 720/30p at just 10Mbps. For AVCHD videos, 1080/60 is pegged at 28Mbps, and both 30p and 24p options top-out at 24Mbps.

While, there are a few issues when it comes to viewing, loading and editing Panasonic GX85/GX80 4K files in non-linear editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects. Now some tips and tricks for Panasonic GX85 4K to After Effects best workflow are listed below.



According to my testing, the 4K video was restricted to editing in NLE including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects. And the MP4 format is not supported by Adobe PP, AE perfectly. To get rid of the issues, one possible solution is to transcode Panasonic GX85 4K MP4 to a more "edit" friendly codec for Premiere Pro/After Effects. Now I share the guide with you how to convert Panasonic FZ10004K footage to Adobe Premiere/After Effects friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac- a best 4K video converter for Mac(El Capitan).

Overall, this program is a completely professional Mac 4K video converter. Unlike some free video converters, it provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/After Effects, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro, AIC MOV for FCE (Final Cut Express) and iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer for better editing and playing. This Ultra HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. Thus, with the video converter app, you can fast transcode Panasonic GX85 4K video to After Effects/Premiere Pro friendly format with ease. For Windows users, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter.

Converting Panasonic GX85/GX80 4K MP4 to Premiere Pro/After Effects

Step 1: Load GX85/GX80 4K footage

Install and launch 4K video to Premiere Pro Converter, and then click "Add" button to browse and import GX85/GX80 4K mp4 footage or drag the footage from your camera to the program directly.



Step 2: Select output format

Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere, After Effects. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG format.



Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to 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 GX85 4K workflow in Adobe PP or AE, you have keep the original video resolution.



Step 3: Start Panasonic 4K to MPEG-2 conversion

Hit the convert button to start converting Panasonic GX85 4k MP4 to MPEG-2 on Mac OS X(El Capitan included). After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Premier Pro/After Effects (CS4/CS5/CS6/CC).

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