The Lumix GH5s is capable of internal SD card capture of 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K video recording without the banding so prone to 8-bit. Plus simultaneously feed 4:2:2 10-bit real-time image output through its full-size HDMI port to an external monitor or recorder. It is suitable for professional video making that requires accurate monitoring of the imagery or high quality recording to external codec devices. 400Mbps high bitrate recording mode is also available. However, the 4K MP4 footage from the Lumix GH5s is not an ideal format for most editing softwre including Lightworks, Hitfilm Express, DaVinci Resolve, Shotcut, VSDC Free Video Editor, etc. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the problems. Find it out here.
Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is just a common video converter like Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, which can be used as a professional and easy-to-use H.265 to Lightworks Converter (Windows 10, Yosemite and Mavericks included). The program can help you transcode Lumix GH5s 4K H.265 footage to various professinal encoders, H.2624, Apple Intermediate Codec, MPEG-2, ProRes and DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with many editing software. Plus, with advanced audio and video in sync technology, the program is able to guarantee audio and video matching very well. Now just get the program and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert and import Lumix GH5s H.265 files to Lightworks for editing smoothly.
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How to import Lumix GH5s 4K footage to Lightworks?
1. Load the Lumix GH5s H.265 videos
Download, install and launch Acrok H.265 Video Converter, and import Lumix GH5s 4K H.265 videos into the program.
2. Select output format
By running Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, there is no need to set the codec yourself, the program has optimized presets for Lightworks. To bring your the Lumix GH5s 4K footage to Lightworks, click on the “Format” > “Common Video” > “H.264 Video (*.mp4)” as the output format.
Tips: The default settings of the recommended presets work well and ensure a smooth editing. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the “Settings” button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Step 3. Start transcoding
Finally, click the “Convert” button to start the conversion process. After a while, your files will be converted into a more editing-friendly format ready to be imported into Lightworks. Now importing and editing Lumix GH5s 4K H.265 footage in Lightworks is flawless.
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