Panasonic has introduced the G7 to replace the G6, and it sits just below the Panasonic DMC-GH4 – but alongside the GX7. That’s a lot of G numbers, but basically, the G7 is the company’s mid-range compact system camera. Formerly the preserve of professional filmmakers and photographers, Lumix G7 is opening up the world of 4K to everyone. Whether you’re making movie memories to last a lifetime, or taking amazing stills from your 4K footage, the G7 is changing photography, for good.

After testing many video editing applications with Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 videos, the result shows that we can’t import Panasonic G7 4K MP4 videos to FCP X/Premiere for editing directly due to the codec incompatibility. Something else, there’s actually no way to edit a 4K project in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro natively. In this case, to have a smooth Panasonic DMC-G7 4K workflow on Mac, you’d better convert Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 to FCP X/Premiere 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 HD Video Converter for Mac. The program can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K MP4, XAVC, XAVC S, etc footage to advanced encoders like Apple ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec, MPEG-2, DNxHD, etc. to seamlessly fit for Final Cut Pro, iMovie/FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more. For working 4K videos on Windows PC, you can turn to UFUWare HD Video Converter. Just download it and keep reading for a brief how-to on each process.

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Convert Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 videos for FCP X/Premiere editing

Step 1. Add Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 video files

Run the UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac as the Panasonic DMC-G7 to FCP X/Premiere Converter. You can click “Add File” button to load Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 video files to the converter, or directly drag and drop the Panasonic DMC-G7 4K video files to it.

Panasonic DMC-G7 to FCP X/Premiere Converter

Step 2. Choose proper format for FCP X or Adobe Premiere Premiere

a. Click “Profile” option, and choose “Final cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. Apple ProRes is the best navtive code for Final Cut Pro.

Convert Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X

b. Click “Profile” option to select “Adobe Premiere Pro > MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” as output format. MPEG-2 MPG is the friendly format for Adobe Premiere Pro.

Tip: You can also select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV(AVC) Video(*.mov)” or “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > WMV(VC-1) Video(*.wmv)” as output format for Adobe Premiere Pro.

Convert Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 to MPG/MOV/WMV for Adobe Premiere

Step 3. Advanced video settings

Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 4. Convert Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 videos to ProRes MOV, MPEG-2 MPG

After settings are done, click “Convert” button to convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K MP4 videos to ProRes MOV for FCP X, or MPEG-2 MPG for Adobe Premiere on Mac.

When Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 to ProRes/MPG conversion finished, you can click “Open Folder” button to find the output ProRes .mov or MPEG-2 .mpg files. Then you can import the converted Panasonic DMC-G7 4K MP4 files into Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS for editing easily without any problem.