The Panasonic HC-VX981K, 4K Ultra HD Camcorder, offers simple yet powerful operation to enable users of all levels to capture high-quality 4K UHD and Full HD video. It features a 1/2.3″ backside-illuminated (BSI) MOS sensor with an 8.29 megapixel effective resolution that combines with a Crystal Engine 4K image processor to support 4K UHD video in MP4 format at 24/30 fps and 1080p video in AVCHD format up to 60 fps.

After testing many video editing applications with Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 videos, the result shows that we can’t import Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 files to After Effects for editing directly due to the codec incompatibility. Something else, there’s actually no way to edit a 4K project in After Effects natively. In this case, to have a smooth Panasonic HC-VX981 4K workflow on Mac, you’d better convert Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 to After Effects edit-friendly format with proper settings. It will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of UFUWare Video Converter for Mac. The program can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K MP4, 4K MOV, 4K MXF, XAVC/XAVC S, etc footage to advanced encoders like MPEG-2, Apple Intermediate Codec,Apple ProRes, DNxHD, etc. to seamlessly fit for Adobe After Effects, iMovie/FCE, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and more. For working 4K videos on Windows PC, you can turn to UFUWare Video Converter. Just download it and keep reading for a brief how-to on each process.

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How to edit Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 files in After Effects?

Step 1. Add Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 files

Run the UFUWare Video Converter for Mac as the Panasonic HC-VX981 to After Effects Converter. You can click “Add File” button to load Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 files to the converter, or directly drag and drop the Panasonic HC-VX981 4K videos to it.

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Step 2. Choose compatible format for After Effects

Click on “Profile” option to get a dropdown menu, and select “Adobe Premeiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” as the best output format for After Effects.

Convert Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 MPG for After Effects

Tip: If necessary, you can customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels by clicking “Settings” button.

Step 4. Start the Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 conversion

After settings are done, click “Convert” button to convert Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 videos to MPEG-2 MPG for After Effects on Mac.

When Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 conversion finished, you can click “Open Folder” button to find the generated MPEG-2 .mpg files. Then you can import the converted Panasonic HC-VX981 4K MP4 files into Adobe After Effects CC/CS6.5 for native editing on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra included).

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