For those who want an extremely fast and simple JVC GY-HM 600 and FCP X workflow, here’s a post guiding you through the process of converting JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/MP4 media to ProRes 422 for FCP X native editing with optimum performance.
JVC’s GY-HM600 is one of the best choices for run-and-gun filmmaking and news gathering on the market today. It’s small and light enough for run and gun without needing a shoulder rig. Its rich array of manual controls, wide selection of useful formats, extensive zoom range, fantastic image, and good performance in low light will help shooters ensure that every moment is captured perfectly.
Speaking of formats, the GY-HM600 comes with the ability to record in multiple formats such as MOV, MP4 (XDCAM EX™), and AVCHD. Most notably, the MOV version that JVC uses is ready for use in Final Cut Pro without having to transcode. For a fast and fluid GY-HM 600 AVCHD/XDCAM EX workflow with FCP X, we would recommend transcoding GY-HM 600 AVCHD/MP4 footage to ProRes 422, FCP X’s favorite editing codec before bring them into FCP X. To process file conversion, third party software is required. If your concerns are ease-of-use and lossless quality, we would recommend HD Video Converter for Mac. You can download a demo to see if it is able to do what you want.
JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/MP4 and FCPX – transcode JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/MP4 footage to QuickTime .mov with ProRes codec for editing in FCP X
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional JVC GY-HM 600 to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the Format bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
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.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
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: Click ‘Convert’ to start JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/MP4 footage to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.
JVC GY-LS300 4K FCPX-edit JVC GY-LS300 AVCHD/MOV in FCPX
JVC GY-HM850U and FCP (X) workflow: how to import footage?
How to rewrap Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD/XDCAM EX to MOV?
Sony a5100 and FCP X – convert a5100 video files to ProRes
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100 XAVC S and FCP workflow on Mac