In this page, my aim is to give you some tips and tricks for working Panasonic HC-WX970 4K/HD shootings in Final Cut Pro. Hope it helps.
Panasonic’s HC-WX970 is the first 4K Ultra HD consumer camcorder offered by Panasonic. 4K has 4 times the resolution of Full HD, and is about the same resolution as the 4K projector in your local movie theater. If you shoot video in 4K and then convert it to HD, the video will still appear much sharper than a regular HD camcorder would. The HC-WX970 can record in either 4K or HD. The camcorder records 4K video to SDXC U3 Memory cards, with 4K recording at a high 72mbps bit rate. Full HD Slow Motion Feature (120fps, 240fps interpolated).
Learn from Apple official site, we know that Final Cut Pro(FCP X 10.1.) has been updated for the next-generation architecture in the new Mac Pro, providing unprecedented performance when editing and monitoring 4K video. Final Cut Pro X natively supports 4K ProRes, Sony XAVC and REDCODE RAW. However, the old version FCP X or Final Cut Pro 6/7 like many editors use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time, and AVCHD format is not supported by FCP. If you want to have a smooth 4K MP4 and HD AVCHD files from Panasonic HC-WX970 and FCP workflow, you are advised to convert its 4K/HD video to ProRes for further editing in FCP 6/7 and Final Cut Pro X.
To achieve the goal, you need the help from Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a professional 4K Video to FCP Converter app. Unlike some free video converters, it is capable of serving as the best 4K Video Converter for Mac. This 4K Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. Download the tool and start the 4K video conversion on Mac(Yosemtie & El Capitan included).
How to| Transcoding Panasonic HC-WX970 4K to FCP compatible format
1. Download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Overall, the program is the best 4K Video Converter for Mac. It will create FCP friendly file format- Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 keeping the original quality in OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion and more. Besides FCP, this software can also export professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, AIC MOV for iMovie and more.
2. Launch the 4K/HD Video converter. Drag the 4K .mp4 files from Panasonic WX970 to the software. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
3. Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.
Tip: Advanced Settings You can click the “Settings” button and video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. Since Final Cut Pro 6/7 and even the Final Cut Pro X can’t handle 4K well, 1080p would be the best settings. Of course, if you wanna get a 4K workflow in FCP, you keep the original video resolution.
4. Hit the convert button to start transcoding Panasonic HC-WX970 4K MP4/HD AVCHD to ProRes on Mac OS X with the best 4K to FCP Converter.
After the conversion, click Open to get the output videos. Now you can run the Final Cut Pro and click File --> Import --> Files to import the converted 4K files and edit them in FCP without any trouble.
4K Downscaling to 1080p
4K workflow with Avid MC
4K workflow with Sony Vegas
4K Workflow with After Effects
Get the Best 4K Ultra HD Video Converter
Edit Canon Vixia XA25 1080P AVCHD in FCP X
How to Import Sony F55/F5 4K XAVC Video to Final Cut Pro
How to Import Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S into Final Cut Pro
Panasonic HC-V770 MP4/AVCHD footage into Avid, Premiere, iMovie, FCP