GH5 and Premiere Pro Reuniting in June

The 2017.1 Adobe Premiere Pro CC update left many Panasonic GH5 shooters in the dust of incompatibility. We sat down with Adobe Senior Director of Product Management this week at NAB to discuss the remedy, and when we could expect GH5 and Premiere Pro to play nice together again.  

GH5 and Premiere Pro Reuniting

On the 19th of April, cinema5D reported an incompatibility issue between the latest iteration of Adobe Premiere with the GH5’s 10-bit files: when imported into Premiere, the video files did not register, and were rather read as audio files only. Not only was this a bitter disappointment for those who were drawn to the GH5 for its advanced video features, it also proved to be a major hiccup for those who updated in the middle of a project without prior knowledge of the impediment.

Shortly after the release of the article, Bill Roberts responded by commenting:

The camera in question was just released in March. Panasonic did a custom 10bit implementation that we did not have time to fully qualify for this release, hence – it’s currently not supported. We WILL support it in an update.”

It is important to note that not all GH5 files behaved this way, with 8-bit files importing without a hitch. As per the interview above, Mr. Roberts relayed the update that will support the GH5 10-bit files will be coming in June. It will be a little while longer, but by summer the 10-bit files from the GH5 and Premiere Pro should function correctly.

Were you affected by the Adobe Premiere update GH5 10-bit incompatibility? Let us know in the comments!

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Johann Hütter
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Johann Hütter

i guess, anybody who really did update in the middle of a project has learned a valuable lesson by now.

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 Doug Fisher
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Doug Fisher

Ordered this camera and should be here this week, what editor do I need to run the 10bit files?

 Dan Hyman
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Dan Hyman

Adobe Media Encoder

Sebastian Wöber
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At the moment only FCPX supports it.

Adam Loretz
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Will Apple push FCPX ahead of Adobe and get GH5 10bit files working in May? #AdobeApple10bitrace

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I work with 10-bit files in fcpx now without any issues. There is also built in lut for Panasonic vlog.

Jake Cornish
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Awesome news

Clayton Moore
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Meanwhile …
Not only did Resolve 14 Studio see my GH5 10-bit files but it played them back amazingly (from the freeking SD card) !!!
Both C4k and UHD ……. gotta love it!!

I still expect an Apple update for more robust overall performance with H264 10-bit files. The evidence will be ….. being able to play the files back using just Quicktime Player.

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Johnnie Behiri
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Thanks for sharing Thomas!

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To anybody who says, “Just don’t update in the middle of a project”–well, some of us work for a living. And that means we’re never NOT in the middle of a project. Personally, it’s rare that I don’t have four or five projects being worked on at any given time, and I think that’s a pretty common experience.

Clayton Moore
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I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro, and sometimes Ill update only my backup machine, but keep my primary workstation alone until I’m confident that an update won’t effectively shut me down.