Originally Posted by jgwatt
I really need some helpful advice please.
I am very interested in this camcorder and the 4K recording. I currently have the Panasonic HC-x920M and record at 1080/50p and use Pinnacle Studio 16 to edit this footage and put it onto Blu Ray with excellent results.
I am now wanting to ensure that all my recording is done at the highest resolution = 4K, but am not sure of facts to my following questions.
1) Having filmed at 4K does the camcorder or software program that comes with it allow me to downrez to 1080/50p so I can use the Pinnacle Studio to edit it and put it on to Blu Ray. I would still want to keep the original 4K data. because Pinnacle do have a new version Studio 18 which says it can now edit 4K.
2) Will I be able to view the content filmed in glorious 4K on my LG 84LM9600 4K tv in glorious $K. It is nearly a year old. Of course I would plug the HDMI cable from the camera the the HDMI input.
I really do not want to get this camera if I am unable to see my 4K filming so I am hoping for the best here.
Thank you all
I have used Pinnacle for over 12 years, deleted the last version from my computer about 2 weeks ago.Stopped using it about 2 years ago.
Using Power Director 13 and love it, very reasonable priced and the use of proxy editing allows the use of slower computers.Also it will use the original video if no titles, transitions, etc are used. In other words no rendering.
Mine is a 4 year old i7920 and 4K editing is very smooth but their "shadow files" must be used. My longest 4K video is 90 min.!!
Forget the Sony software that came with the unit, bare bones only, most owners agree to that.
PD13 does a great job reducing 4K to HD no noticeable artifacts as long as the bit rate is kept to the highest allowed.
All editing is done in 4K, that is a must, then saved on a HDD or USB stick. Or burned to BD but a 4K edited copy must be saved.
PD13 has 265 HEVC encoding available so it is future proof once optical 4K arrives.It is however, due to the extreme compression, very time consuming when using the highest PQ, did a 12 min video last night, took app 12 hours!!.
Any way, my videos are all future proof now, the best quality ever, ( the low light quality much better than the X900) and my Panasonic X900 was sold on EBay a few month ago. Was sorry to see it go, it had the best stabilizer I ever owned.
Hope this helps a bit
Edit: to see it on your 4K TV depends on the decoders available on the USB port, some 2013 models will not handle 4K 264 MP4 3820x2160. Just download some UTUBE 4K onto a USB stick and you will know. Some users on this thread have better experience there. Or use HDMI from your computer. My AX100 at least will NOT play edited video even in the same format.
Here is a good example