You may find that Adobe Premiere Pro won’t work beautifully with Panasonic Lumix GX8 MP4 and AVCHD footage. The easy workaround to resolve the issues is to transcode Lumix GX8 to a more “edit” friendly for Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, etc.

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 integrates 4K video recording capability with a variety of 4K Photo functions, capable of recording 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100Mbps in the MP4 format. The DMC-GX8 offers both AVCHD video capture and MP4, with the latter offering 4K recording at in 3840×2160 at 25p (50Hz) or 24p in MP4 with full-time auto-focusing. While, how about Lumix 4K MP4/1080P AVCHD and Premiere Pro compatiblity?

However, We usually saw Premiere Pro users encounter importing issues when attempting to edit 4K video in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5.

Q1: I Want to buy Panasonic Lumux GX8. It can shoot video with MP4 but wanted to check the better encoder MP4. I’m working with Premiere Pro CS6 and it does not recognize the 4K file (although I can still play the file with QT – a bit strange. I guess I’m missing something here…).

Q2: I want to import Panasonic Lumix GX8 footage to Premiere Pro CC. My question is it possible to work 4K files in PP CC natively and how to do?

Besides, you’ll need to a powerful Mac to edit the highly-compressed XAVC footage in FCP X. So to transfer XAVC files from Sony PXW-X320 to FCP 7, a suggestion is to convert XAVC to ProRes which Final Cut Pro works best with.

Aovsoft HD Video Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users achieve the goal. With it, you effortlessly convert 4K MP4 and Full HD AVCHD videos shot from Lumix GX8 to H.264 MOV or MPEG-2 MPG, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro CS6 as well as  Premiere Pro CC. Besides, its also exports advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple ProRes, DNxHD, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. Download the software now. Below are the steps on converting Panasonic Lumix GX8  for Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Tutorial: Converting Panasonic Lumix GX8 video for Editing in Premiere Pro

Step 1. Install the Panasonic Lumix Video Converter on your computer and run it. Drag the 4K MP4 or 1080P AVCHD files to the program. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.

Convert Panasonic Lumix GX8 footage for Premiere Pro

Step 2. Set output video format. Click the “Format” bar and select Editing Software > Adobe Premiere MOV (AVC) (*.mov) as output format.

Convert Lumix GX8 AVCHD/MP4  to Premiere Pro H.264 video

Tips: Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe.

Step 3. After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the Panasonic Lumix GX8 to Premiere Pro editable foramt conversion with the best MP4/AVCHD to Premiere Pro converter.

Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing  Panasonic Lumix GX8 video in Premiere Pro without hassle.

Tip: For Final Cut Pro user, this software can help you transcode Lumix GX8 MP4 AVCHD to ProRes on Mac.