JVC GY-HM170E import in Final Cut Pro 7/X

Trying to figure out a way to import JVC GY-HM170E footage into Final Cut for further editing? You are in the right place! This post helps those who are having issues working with GY-HM170E video recordings in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X.
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FCP 7 won’t import JVC GY-HM170E 4K footage, what to do?
“Hello guys, I am an old user of FCP 7 and I will not stop using it. FCP 7 is not perfect and no longer progressing but it works and does not require you to keep investing money into it. But right now I’m having issues editing 4K footage from JVC GY-HM170E in FCP 7. The process is not stable and reliable. Is there any workaround to go through this? Can anyone suggest a solution? Thanks in advance.”

If for whatever reason you are having issues handling JVC GY-HM170E footage in FCP 7 or FCP X, we would recommend converting the footage to a format that is best suitable for use in Final Cut first, such as Apple ProRes codec, FCP’s favorite editing codec, which FCP 7/X will recognize and handle well. Learn a quick guide on how to transcode JVC GY-HM170E footage to ProRes for FCP editing.

How to convert JVC GY-HM170E footage for use in FCP 7/X?

Software requirement
HD Converter for Mac
JVC GY-HM170 4K video converter for Mac

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional JVC GY-HM170E to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
transcode JVC GY-HM170E video to ProRes 422 for FCP

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP
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.
GY-HM170E and FCP workflow
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-HM170 MOV/AVCHD 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 with optimum performance.

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