ProRes in a MOV file format from Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is beyond the compatibility of Adobe Premiere Pro. You can’t get a flawless workflow in most cases. To solve the problem, you need to convert BlackMagic 4K ProRes files to Premiere Pro supported format and codec like MPEG-2. Below is how.
If you need higher resolution, global shutter and a more creative depth of field then the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K models feature a large Super 35 size sensor and professional PL or EF lens mounts, absolutely is the perfect choice. With a built in 4K RAW and SSD recorder, it can record 4K videos in ProRes 422 (HQ) and compressed CinemaDNG files. However, if you try to import these amazing 4K footage into Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 for further editing, you'll find it a painful experience as error messages keep cropping up from time to time.
4K footage looks amazing but usually it can make video editing a real nightmare. Granted, Premiere Pro CS6, CC 7 can handle (usually) 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. Thankfully you probably don't have to buy a new computer... but you do need to convert 4K video to Premiere Pro using MPEG-2 (1080p) as primary delivery format. The following paragraphs show us how to edit Blackmagic 4K footage with Premiere Pro without bogging down your computer. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac
With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K H.264(MP4), XAVC, XAVC S, etc footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. If you work 4K files in Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows PC, please get BrorsoftVideo Converter to solve the issues.
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How to import Blackmagic 4K video into Adobe Premiere Pro
1. Add raw files > Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K video files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine several videos into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.
2. Choose output format > Click "Format" bar and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing raw 4K in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
Tip: Advanced 4K video settings Set proper video/ audio parameters. Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. You can keep original 4K resolution or adjust video size to 2K or 1080 full HD as you need.
3: Start converting Blackmagic 4K video
Hit the convert button, it will start converting 4K ProRs 422 (HQ) from Blackmagic Production Camera 4K to Premiere Pro compatible format MPEG-2 immediately.
Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files. Now, it’s freely to import Blackmagic Production Camera 4K footage into Adobe Premiere Pro CC as well as Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/C/S4 for natively editing.
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