Looking for a simple and smooth workflow for JVC GY-HM200 4K and Final Cut Pro? If so, you may come to the right place. This post tells how to import JVC GY-HM200 AVCHD/4K MOV footage to FCP 6/7/X for editing in a very easy and direct way.
Being an affordable, full-featured on-the-go 4K Ultra HD camcorder, the JVC GY-HM200 is small and light enough to take with you everywhere. This Pro Camcorder can capture hours of 3840 x 2160 4K Ultra HD media onto an SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I Speed class 3) memory card you inserted. The GY-HM200 records 4K material in QuickTime (.MOV) file format, which is said to be compatible with many popular editing systems.
In addition to 4K Ultra HD Recording and 4:2:2 1080p Video up to 60p at 50Mbps in QuickTime (.mov/h.264) format, the JVC GY-HM200 also records conventional AVCHD (4:2:0) footage in .MTS format, providing wide editing compatibility in an array of standard HD and SD formats.
The MOV and AVCHD format make them ideal for general production work in editing systems, but “transcoding editing” might be still necessary in some situations. If for some reason you need to convert GY-HM200 AVCHD/MOV footage to ProRes for use in FCP version 6, 7 or FCP X, you can read on to find a solution.
JVC GY-HM200 and FCP – how to transcode JVC GY-HM200 footage to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7/X?
To process JVC GY-HM200 media to ProRes Conversion on Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional JVC GY-HM200 MOV/AVCHD to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP. The ProRes codec is best suited for editing in FCP version 6, 7 and its most recent version FCP X. Additionally, the ProRes codec can also be imported to Premiere Pro and DaVinci Reslove for editing without a glitch.
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.
This JVC GY-HM200 to FCP Video converter program offers a couple of ProRes formats for users to choose from, including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444, you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.
Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start JVC GY-HM200 4K MOV/AVCHD to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X with optimum performance.
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