This post is written for people who are having incompatibility issues with JVC GY-HM200 AVCHD/MOV 4K footage in Avid, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas. It explains how to convert JVC GY-HM200 4K or 60p footage into QuickTime .mov with ProRes or DNxHD codec fitting for use in Avid, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas.
According to JVC, the JVC GY-HM200 4KCAM Compact Handheld Camcorder can record 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) recording at 24/30p, and 4:2:2 Full HD 1080p video from 24p to 60p in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoded .MOV format for easy editing. Conventional AVCHD (4:2:0) recording is also possible, providing wide editing compatibility in an array of standard HD and SD formats.
In normal conditions, consumers can smoothly work with the GY-HM200 .MOV (H.264) and .MTS (AVCHD) footage in NLEs like Avid, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas natively or with help of third party plug-ins. But “transcoding editing” might be required in some situations. In our previous post, we have talked about how to convert JVC GY-HM200 AVCHD and 4K MOV footage for FCP 6/7/X, and in this post, we would like to display the steps required to transcode GY-HM200 4K or 60p footage into Avid, Premiere and Vegas editable files in very good quality.
As we’ve mentioned above, if for some reason you are unable to ingest JVC GY-HM200 AVCHD/MOV 4K to Avid, Premiere and Vegas for post-production, converting the file to an intermediate format that you know works with your editing program would be the best option. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter. The HD Video Converter is very simple and straightforward. It doesn’t try to do too much. It just does what it’s designed to do and does it very well.
How to convert GY-HM200 MTS/MOV files for Avid, Premiere and Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional JVC GY-HM200 Converter for Avid/Premiere/Vegas. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Create editable file from JVC GY-HM200 MTS/MOV 4K for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
2) Convert JVC GY-HM200 AVCHD/MOV 4K files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
3) Transcode JVC GY-HM200 MTS/MOV 4K video for Sony Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit JVC GY-HM200 MTS/MOV 4K files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start JVC GY-HM200 MTS/MOV 4K files to MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance.
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