At the top of the Blackmagic lineup is the Production Camera 4K, a 4K digital cinema camera
with a Super 35 sensorwith professional global shutter combined with precision EF mount optics, high quality visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)™ file recording
for a complete self contained solution. If user want an easy and affordable editing solution, Blackmagic 4K raw to Apple Pro
Res conversion is still a popular choice.
Blackmagic 4K video can't be imported into Final Cut Pro directly for editing. If you want to edit Blackmagic 4K XAVC, MXF, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, video in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, you'd better to convert Blackmagic lossless 4K raw to Final Cut Pro compatible Prores MOV format with a Mac 4K Digital Video Converter.
For giving priority to video quality and transcoding settings, the 4K Raw Video Converter for Mac is the only converter that allows user freely set frame rate as 23.976, 24, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, or 60. 60fps is the highest frame rate that FCP can handle while 29.97fps(30p) is most appropriate. Besides, the 4K video Converter can also convert other 4K videos from other camcorders to proper MOV format for editing in Final Cut Pro or iMovie on Mac.
Below is a simple tutorial to convert Blackmagic 4K video to ProRes 422.
Step 1: Import Panasonic 4k raw to the program
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load 4K digital video or HD video recorded by camera. you can also directly drag files to the program, fast. This program also supports batch conversion.
Step 2: Choose ProRes 422 as output formats
Click the "format" and choose the "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov)" files as the output format for FCP. Apple ProRes 422HQ codec offers the utmost possible quality for raw file, Providing higher quality than ProRes 422 for post-production on FCP.
4K raw to iMovie/FCE, choose the "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (.MOV)".
4K raw to QuickTime, choose "DVCPRO-NTSC (*.mov) or DVCPRO-PAL (*.mov)"
4K raw to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas", choose "AVC MOV (*.mov) "
Step 3: Set video size as 1080x1920p
Click "Settings" on the main interface, you can choose video size as 1080x1920p. If you want 4k output, you can set video size as original. Here you will see some parameters of your output file including video bitrates, frame rates, audio bitrates and so on. You can adjust them as you like.
Tip: For 1080/60p recordings, 1920*1080 as video size, 30fps as video bitrates and pcm-s16le as audio codec are the most suitable settings. If you are in PAL (50p) area, you are recommended 25fps as video bitrates.
Step 4: transcode 4K CinemaDNG raw to ProRes MOV
The Mac 4K digital video to FCP Converter is intuitive. The conversion time is also affected by the power of your CPU and the memory.
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