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26 Apr

Convert & Import Blackmagic 4K footage to Premiere Pro for further editing

Published by saintleo

Summary: This article aims to offer you the best workflow of importing and editing Blackmagic 4K files in Premiere Pro. Read on to learn more details.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, the world's most portable 4K digital film camera. Featured with a native 4K RAW and SSD recorder, it can record 4K videos in ProRes 422 (HQ) and compressed CinemaDNG files. Besides, Blackmagic Camera 4K supports Ultra HD and 1080p resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30fps. However, if you attempt to import Blackmagic 4K footage into Premiere Pro for further editing, you're likely to encounter with some irritating troubles as below:

"I have recently tried importing 4K footage form a Blackmagic to Premeire Pro CC, in order to see how it is to edit. Unfortunately after import, I can only see black in the viewer. There is no image at all. How to solve the Blackmagic 4K ProRes to Premiere Pro importing issue?"

As far as we know, the latest version Premiere Pro CS6, CC 7 usually can handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. On the other hand, it is a complete nightmare to import Blackmagic 4K ProRes to Premiere Pro - it cannot recognize ProRes codec, and even worse than that is Adobe Premiere Pro(CC) will import a .MOV file of any codec -Animation/ProRes, whatever doesn't matter. To solve the problem, you need to convert BlackMagic 4K video files to Premiere Pro supported format like MPEG-2 with Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac.

With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Blackmagic 4K ProRes/CinemaDNG footage to MPEG-2 for easy importing and editing in all versions of Premiere Pro. Besides Premiere Pro, this excellent program can also transcode any 4K videos including XAVC/XAVC S, 4K MP4, 4K MOV, etc to Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. If you work Blackmagic 4K files in Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows, please get Brorsoft Video Converter. Below is the detailed guide on transcoding Blackmagic 4K files to Premiere Pro friendly video formats.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Converting Blackmagic 4K files to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC

Step 1: Import source 4K videos

Run 4K to Premiere Converter for Mac and click "Add Video" and load your 4K video files into it. It also supports joining several videos into a single file.

Step 2: Select the output format

Click the Format bar to select output format- Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for editing raw 4K in Adobe with natively supported video codec.

Tips: 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. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 3: Start converting 4K footage

Click the "Convert" button to start the Blackmagic 4K ProRes to MPEG-2 conversion.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Premiere Pro on your computer, choose "File > Import to import converted Blackmagic 4K files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC for further editing.

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