This thread aims to help those who are having issues working with JVC GY-HM650U footage in Avid, Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas. It displays a workaround to transcode JVC GY-HM650U video recordings to optimized editing format for use in Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas fluidly.
JVC GY-HM650U features multiple encoding formats and wide media format compatibility. The details include:
Multiple encoding formats:
- HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)
- AVCHD 1920×1080 60i
- 1080/60p recording capability
- SD H.264
- 480×270 H.264 (web)
- 960×540 H.264 mode
Wide media format compatibility:
- .MXF with rich Metadata (optimized for asset management)
- .MOV (Final Cut Pro)
- .MP4 (XDCAM EX™)
- AVCHD with additional lower bitrate AVCHD modes
If you are having any issues editing JVC GY-HM650U footage through Avid, Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is best suitable for use in your NLEs first for a fast and smooth workflow. Read the short tutorial below to learn a quick guide on how to convert JVC GY-HM650U movies for importing to Avid, Premiere and Vegas fluently.
[Guide] How to transcode JVC GY-HM650U video for working with Avid, Premiere Pro, and Sony Vegas?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
Follow these steps
Step 1. Start up HD Video Converter as the best JVC GY-HM650U Video Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
1. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple video files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge’ option, you can combine the selected video clips into a single file.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Convert JVC GY-HM650U video files to DNxHD 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-HM650U video files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Profile’ list, 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-HM650U 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-HM650U 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-HM650U video 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. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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