If you are looking for a smooth workflow guide for JVC GY-HM170 and Avid/Premiere/Vegas, you may come to the right place. This post presents a way of converting GY-HM170 AVCHD/MOV 4K files to Avid/Premiere/Vegas editable files in simple steps.
JVC GY-HM170 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recordings (150 Mbps, 24/30p) and 4:2:2 Full HD (1920 x 1080) recordings at 50Mbps (24-60p) are made using the Quicktime (.MOV) file format for easy editing. Conventional AVCHD (4:2:0) recording is also possible and is compatible with many popular editing systems. Normally, no transcoding needed, you are able to work with JVC GY-HM170 AVCHD/MOV 4K files in Avid, Premiere and Vegas, but “transcoded editing” might be recommended in some situations. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter. Read on to find a step-by-step guide talking about how to convert JVC GY-HM170 AVCHD/MOV 4K footage for editing in Avid, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas with very good quality.
What can HD Video Converter to for you?
– Convert 4K, 2K, Full HD 1080p/1080i, HD 720p and SD video files in format of AVCHD, MTS, M2T, M2TS, TS, MXF, MKV, H.264, P2 MXF, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, M4V, etc. to any formats you request.
– Accept camera/camcorder shootings captured by Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, Sanyo, JVC, Olympus, Leica, Pentax, Sigma, Fujifilm, Red, Blackmagic and more.
– Produce Apple ProRes/DVCPRO/HDV/Avid DNxHD/AIC codec encoded video files for editing use.
– Make camera footage compatible with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, iMovie, FCE, Avid MC, Avid Symphony, Avid NewsCutter, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, DaVinci Resolve and other nonlinear editing apps.
– Work well as a JVC 4K MOV Converter, JVC AVCHD Converter, Canon AVCHD Converter, Sony AVCHD Converter, Panasonic P2 MXF Converter, XDCAM Converter, XDCAM EX Video Converter, XAVC Converter, XAVC S Converter, Canon MOV Converter, Nikon MOV Converter, etc.
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How to convert JVC GY-HM170 AVCHD/MOV 4K files for Avid, Premiere and Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional JVC GY-HM170 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-HM170 AVCHD/MOV 4K video for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, 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-HM170 AVCHD/MOV 4K video files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Format’ 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-HM170 AVCHD/MOV 4K 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-HM170 AVCHD/MOV 4K 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-HM170 AVCHD/MOV 4K 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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