Import Lumix LX100 II 4K video to FCP 7 and FCP 6

I shot many footage using the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II. When I import the recordings into Final Cut Pro 7, I found the editing software cannot handle the 4K MOV and MP4 well, and some the footage looks washed out and the preview is loggy. How to play the videos in FCP 7 smoothly?  Is there anyway to solve the problem? I want to upload these videos onto YouTube as soon as possible. Thanks! – Wilson Chesnut

Best Lumix LX100 II 4K MP4 to FCP X/7/6 Workflow

The Lumix LX100 II has much to recommend it as a top-flight large-sensor, interchangeable-lens camcorder and as a worth-the-upgrade successor to the Lumix LX100. The LX100 II has the same 24-75mm-equivalent f/1.7-2.8 lens with nine-blade aperture, and the Micro Four Thirds sensor has been updated to 21.77 total megapixels; that equates to 17-megapixel images when shot in the default 4:3 aspect ratio, which is up from 13 megapixels in the original LX100. While, the 4K MOV and MP4 are not friendly for Final Cut Pro(including FCP 7 an FCP 6), because when loading Lumix LX100 II 4K videos to FCP, it always need a long for rendering. In fact, FCP’s most friendly video format is ProRes (*.mov). So, you’d better transcode Lumix LX100 II recordings to ProRes for FCP 7 and FCP 6 first.

Although FCP 7 and FCP 6 has added some plug-ins, actually background converters for 4K footage editors, the importing process are unbelievably slow. To find a powerful and profession Mac 4K video converter becomes more important. Here recommended the Acrok 4K Video Converter. Its great performance makes it much faster to convert any 4K videos to Apple ProRes (.mov) with original quality.

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Tutorial on converting Lumix LX100 II MOV/MP4 to FCP 7/6 on Mac

First, Download and install the Mac Lumix LX100 II to FCP Converter, then launch it to load Lumix LX100 II .mov/mp4 clips into this program. If you want to join the files as one for easier editing, please click “Settings” button then tick the box “Merge all files into one”. You can preview the loaded videos by right preview window.

Import Lumix LX100 II MP4 files into FCP X on Mac

Secondly, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes (*.mov) as output format. Then you’d better click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps generate the best quality video for Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP 6. For Final Cut Pro X user, please click “Settings” button then select “Original” in resolution column.

Convert MLumix LX100 II P4 to FCP X for importing/editing

Finally, click Convert button to start to convert Lumix LX100 II 4K video to FCP favorable ProRes 422 codec video on Mac.

After a successful conversion, you can get the output files via clicking the Open icon. Afterwards, it’s easy for you to import Lumix LX100 II to FCP for editing freely without any problem.

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is one of the best 4K video converter on the market. With it, you can effortlessly transcode any 4K files to MPEG-2, which will create Final Cut Pro friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas Pro, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, AIC for iMovie/Final Cut Express and more NLE systems for native editing.

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