How can I use JVC GY-HM850U files in Premiere Pro CS5/CS6?

How can I import and edit JVC GY-HM850U files in Premiere Pro CS5 or CS6? If you have troubles while importing and editing JVC GY-HM850U files in Adobe Premiere Pro, we would suggest that you convert GY-HM850U files for Premiere Pro. This guide tells how to do it in detail.

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”Hi, guys, can you help please? We are putting together a documentary based upon footage we shot on a JVC GY-HM850U camcorder in many different formats and over a long period of time. Some of our recordings are in the MTS format, some are MOV, MP4, and others are MXF. The thing is that our editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro CS5) doesn’t recognize all of them, mainly the MTS and MXF clips. So we have to look for a JVC GY-HM850U Video to Premiere Pro Converter to do format conversion before post production. We’ve googled a lot, but we didn’t satisfy the results Google gave to us. So can anyone recommend an easy-to-use, secure and reliable converter to do so without visible quality loss? Thanks a lot for your help!”

Our Quick Answer
By using HD Video Converter, you are able to transcode JVC GY-HM850U files to Premiere Pro acceptable files with lossless quality. Working as a professional camera/camcorder footage converter on both Windows and Mac platforms, the HD Video Converter features great ability to re-encode video files in a wide variety of file formats to different file types for editing and playing use. It recognizes AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, M2T, MXF, H.264 MOV, XDCAM MXF, P2 MXF, XDCAM EX MP4, XAVC MXF, XAVC-S MP4, AVI, MKV, TiVo, etc. as input and exports files for working with Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, etc.

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JVC GY-HM850U and Premiere Pro workflow – re-encode GY-HM850U footage to DNxHD/ProRes MOV for Premiere Pro

To convert GY-HM850U footage for editing in Premiere Pro CS5 or CS6, follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a JVC Video to MOV Converter.

Step 2: Click ‘Add Video’ to import your source media to the program.
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Step 3: Select output format
* If you are on a Windows PC, from the format bar, choose ‘Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)’ as output under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
** If you are on a Mac computer, from the format bar, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target under ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue.

*** A point to note here is that the HD Video Converter software features a format profile optimized for Adobe Premiere, but some people said that the MPEG-2 is a lossy codec that throws away information which is not the right codec for editing. For this reason, we would recommend converting GY-HM850U files to DNxHD MOV for Premiere Pro on Windows and transcoding GY-HM850U files to ProRes MOV for Premiere Pro on Mac.

Step 4: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ panel pops up, on which you are able to modify video and audio settings like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 5: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding JVC GY-HM850U footage to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 supported QuickTime MOV format. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in PP CS5/CS6 for further editing.

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