Outline: Since some movies in 4K formats are not recognizable by HitFilm 4 Pro, in order to solve “HitFilm 4 Pro crashing with 4K video”, you need a top 4K video covnerter to change 4K to formats supported by HitFilm 4 Pro at first.
HitFilm 4 Pro is a unique combination of non-linear editor and compositor. The software is essentially Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro and After Effects combined into one editing platform. The sleek design is easy to navigate and the buttons and icons are all virtually self-explanatory. You can edit your videos easily on your Windows or Mac. But it is a little different to edit 4K video with HitFilm 4 Pro. Here we take a 4K to HitFilm 4 Pro editing problem form some forum:
“I am having continual crashes with HitFilm 4 Pro. All my footage is 4K from a Panasonic Lumix GH4. I have an hour of footage loaded into HitFilm, and I currently cannot even load the project without it crashing. You can see that it is having trouble by looking at the wave forms in the audio files. The wave forms break up. Does anyone have a suggestion of what to do?”
Why HitFilm 4 Pro crashing with 4K footage?
Panasonic Lumix GH4 can record 4K video in MOV and MP4 formats. But If you recorded MOV then the lack of Quicktime is killing you. And only MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC) is supported by HitFilm 4 Pro. So when you editing 4K videos with HitFilm 4 Pro, you may encounter the “crashing” issues. For some 4K formats like 4K XAVC, 4K ProRes, 4K MTS, 4K MP4, 4K MOV, HitFilm 4 Pro can't accept them well. Besides, the problem is not bad with 1080p footage in HitFilm 4 Pro. But with 4K footage, it is a real problem that I would love to be able to solve.
How to Get 4K video to HitFilm 4 Pro?
To solve the problem, you need to convert 4K video files to HitFilm 4 Pro most compatible format with proper video settings (1080p is recommended). Pavtube Video Converter is a professional mac 4K video conversion tool that can deal with 4K videos regardless in MP4, MOV, MXF, XAVC, XAVC-S, MTS, Prores format from DJI, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, 4K recorder, etc. to a format for HitFilm 4 Pro (including HitFilm Pro 2017) editing without quality loss. It also enables you to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as you need.
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Start Converting Videos to HitFilm 4 Pro Supported video on Windows (10)
Firstly we provide you HitFilm 4 Pro Supported Formats:
- Video: Quicktime, AVCHD, AVI, M2T, M2TS, MOV, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 (TS, PS, MPE, MPG, MPEG, M2V), MTS, MXF (DVCPro HD), DV, HDV, WMV
- Audio: AAC, MP3, M4A, MPA, WAV, WMA
Step 1. Load the 4K videos to the HitFilm 4 Pro
Install and run the 4K Video Converter for HitFilm 4 Pro, and then import the source 4K videos to it. To do so, you can directly drag & drop the files onto the main interface, or you can click the "Add File" icon to locate the videos from your local disk.
Step 2. Select output format
Click the drop-down list of "Format" box and move mouse cursor to "Common Video" category, select "H.264 MP4" or "AVI" etc as the output format. The output videos will keep the original quality of video files and seamlessly fit HitFilm 4 Pro.
Tip: 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, please turn to "Settings" page. Usually 1080p is the optimal setting for using in HitFilm 4 Pro. You can downscale your 4K video to 1080p video.
Step 3. Begin to convert 4K videos to HitFilm 4 Pro
When you finish the settings, you can press the big "Convert" button to kick off the conversion. By using this professional 4K to HitFilm 4 Pro Converter, the conversion will be finished with ultrafast speed and the best video quality kept. After the conversion, you can edit 4K in HitFilm 4 Pro, HitFilm Pro 2017 etc smoothly.
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