Edit Panasonic Lumix GH5s 4K videos in Avid Media Composer

Panasonic Lumix GH5s is one of the hot 4K camera in the market. It allows users to record 4K videos in MP4 or MOV format. When you import Panasnoic GH5s 4K files to Avid Media Composer, you may get the error messages like an unsupported format, no audio track, choppy playback… This article aims to give you a decent solution.

Panasonic GH5s records 4K videos in .MP4 or .MOV (the container), but it seems Media Composer does not like the way. The file type is a compressed output format, but not ideal for editing in NLE system. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode Panasonic GH5s 4K 10bit files to Media Composer natively supported formats.

Along with some help from third-party software like Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, it can be done effortlessly. Overall, the program is an easy-to-use yet best video converter for GH5s 4K videos. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Panasonic GH5s 4K MP4/MOV to DNxHD MOV, which will create a Media Composer friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Media Composer, this software also export MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, ProRes for FCP X and more NLE systems for natively editing. Just download it and follow a simple tutorial below to import Panasonic GH5s 4K footage into Media Composer for editing smoothly.

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How to Transcode Panasonic GH5s 4K 10bit to Media Composer

Step 1. Import Panasonic GH5s Source Video

Run the 4K video converter; click the Add button to load 4K .mov or .mp4 files to the program from your computer or SD card. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

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Step 2. Select Output Format

Click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Editing Software” > “Avid DNxHD Video(*.mov)” as the output format.

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Step 3. Profile Settings (Optional)

Click Settings icon, you can freely adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. To get 4K files converted for working with Media Composer smoothly. You’d better adjust original 4K to 1080p.

Step 4. Start 4K to Media Composer

Simply click the “Convert” button to start encoding Panasonic GH5s 4K to DNxHD for Media Composer.

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted Panasonic GH5s 4K 10bit files to for editing Media Composer via its “Import Media Files” option.

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