For a quick and smooth JVC GY-HM workflow with Avid, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas, people sometimes need to transcode GY-HM 600 AVCHD/XDCAM EX MP4 files to a format that is fully compatible with their NLE systems. Here’s a guide telling you how to do this.
The GY-HM600 is a next-generation handheld ProHD camera that delivers exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use, this camera is designed for fast paced ENG—offering superb low light performance, a long (23x) wide angle zoom lens, and expanded file interoperability from acquisition to air.
The GY-HM600 supports both the popular MPEG-2 Long GOP 35/25/19Mbps format, widely used by television broadcasters, and the highly efficient AVCHD 24/17Mbps mode, which provides compatibility with a wide range of affordable editing systems. This means that professionals have unprecedented flexibility to meet production standards through a wide range of workflows.
Record HD or SD footage directly in ready-to-edit QuickTime™ MOV files, the native file format of Apple’s Final Cut Pro™, JVC GY-HM600 has eliminated one of the main obstacles to achieving a smoother, more streamlined production workflow. Native file recording ensures your footage is ready to edit the moment it’s shot, resulting in a more efficient workflow and no loss of image quality. Additionally, with the MPEG-2 mode for Windows editing environments, it is possible to record in MP4 format (XDCAM EX™ workflow-compatible) for direct editing in other major NLE systems, including Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Grass Valley Edius Pro.
Anyway, if for some reason you still need to transcode JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/ MP4 footage for use in NLEs like Avid, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas, you can simply follow the guide below to find the steps required to process format conversion.
HD Video Converter
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[Guide] How to convert JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/XDCAM EX MP4 video for Avid, Premiere, Vegas editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional JVC GY-HM 600 Video Converter for Avid/Premiere/Vegas. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Create editable file from JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/XDCAM EX MP4 video for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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.
2) Convert JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/MP4 video files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
3) Transcode JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/XDCAM EX MP4 video for Sony Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/XDCAM EX MP4 video files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
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: Start JVC GY-HM 600 AVCHD/XDCAM EX MP4 files to MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance.
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