Searching for the best workflow guide for JVC GY-LS300 4K and FCPX? If so, you may have interest in this post. It displays how to convert JVC GY-LS300 AVCHD/MOV footage to ProRes 422 for editing in FCPX smoothly with lossless quality.
Does FCP X have native support for JVC GY-LS300 4K?
“I’m intending to preorder a JVC GY-LS300 4K camcorder. Before that, I want to make sure if I can work with JVC GY-LS300 4K recordings in FCPX natively? If not, is there a plug-in or workaround to go about this? I’m having issue with Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S files in both FCP X and Premiere Pro CS6, so I need to know this before purchase. Any thoughts on this? Thanks.”
JVC has introduced the GY-LS300 4KCAM Handheld S35mm camcorder, a relatively compact Micro Four Thirds model featuring capability to record 4:2:2 HD Signals at up to 60P at 50 Mb/s and allowing to capture two different formats, .mov and AVCHD, simultaneously to its dual SDHC/SDXC media card slots using optional media cards. All that and more make the JVC GY-LS300 4K an ideal camera for general HD production work. 50Mbps files are stored in the Quicktime (.MOV) format for easy editing. Conventional AVCHD (4:2:0) recording provides wide editing compatibility in an array of standard HD and SD formats. However, due to different reasons, people sometimes may encounter incompatibility issues one or another while importing and editing JVC GY-LS300 4K footage in FCPX. In this situation, we would recommend converting JVC GY-LS300 AVCHD/MOV video to ProRes 422 .mov format, FCPX’s favorite editing codec, which FCPX can recognize and handle well. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter for MAC, which working beautifully as a JVC GY-LS300 Video Converter for FCP.
JVC GY-LS300 4K and FCPX workflow – how to transcode JVC GY-LS300 AVCHD/MOV footage to ProRes 422 for FCP X?
To process JVC GY-LS300 AVCHD/MOV to ProRes Conversion on Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional JVC GY-LS300 video to ProRes Converter for Mac. 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 X. The ProRes codec is best suited for editing in FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7. 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-LS300 4K 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-LS300 4K AVCHD/MOV to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6, DaVinci Resolve or Adobe Premiere with optimum performance.
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