Transcode JVC GY-HM850U footage to Apple ProRes for FCP 7/6/X

What to do if Final Cut Pro refused accepting MXF or MTS movies taken on a JVC GY-HM850U ProHD Camera? In this guide, we will introduce how to transcode JVC GY-HM850U footage to Apple ProRes MOV for use in FCP 6, FCP 7 or its later version FCP X.

JVC GY-HM850UThe JVC GY-HM850U ProHD Camera is a smart choice for people who are using an affordable high-performance shoulder camera to film commercials, documentaries, sports, news and special events. The GY-HM850 has ability to shoot video files in multiple file formats, including MP4 (XDCAM EX), MOV (HD/SD/WEB), MTS (AVCHD Progressive), and MXF. To be able to use GY-HM850U footage in editing workflows natively, you need to choose a proper format to record. For instance, if you are planning to edit JVC GY-HM850U footage in FCP, you’d better shoot in MOV format. But what to do if you already have recorded tons of MXF or MTS movies that Final Cut Pro will not accept? In that case, you will need to convert GY-HM850U MXF/MTS footage to ProRes MOV, the native editing format of Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, which is compatible with Final Cut.

To do GY-HM850U footage to QuickTime MOV conversion, a third party converter like HD Video Converter for Mac is required. It works great as a JVC GY-HM850U Video Converter for FCP, featuring very simple and straightforward interface, doing what it is designed to do and doing it very well.

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JVC GY-HM850U Video to MOV Converter

JVC GY-HM850U and FCP (X) workflow – how to transcode JVC GY-HM850U video files to Apple ProRes for FCP?

To process GY-HM850U MXF/AVCHD to QuickTime Conversion on Mac, follow these steps:
JVC GY-HM850U and FCP (X) workflow

Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional JVC GY-HM850U Video to MOV Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add Video’ to load source files to it.

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP 6, FCP 7, or FCP X.
This Mac GY-HM850U format 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 GY-HM850U movies to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.

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