Work with JVC GW-SP100 4K H.264/AVCHD files in Avid

This post displays a way of format for editing in Avid systems with optimum performance. If you are facing issues working with JVC GW-SP100 footage in Avid apps, you may wish to read this post.

The JVC GW-SP100 is a 4KCAM remote camera head and recording unit; the system includes the camera head, a recording/playback device with built-in monitor and a RCU controller. This tiny camera records at 4K Ultra HD and HD at 4:2:2 150Mbps, and supports up to 50/60p recording in both HD and 4K. 4K footage is recorded as a single file in AVC H.264 format at 150Mbps. Thanks to the system’s two dual codecs and four card slots (two for 4K, two for HD), the camera can record 4K+4K and HD+HD (continuous/dual recording), making it a very flexible system. Recording is via cost-effective SDHC/SDXC cards; a single 64GB UHS-I U3 SDXC card provides around 50 minutes of recorded 4K footage at 60p.
JVC SP100 4K workflow with Avid
For a fast and fluid workflow, videographers sometimes need to transcode JVC GW-SP100 AVCHD/AVC H.264/MPEG-4 footage to an “edit” friendly format that is full compatible with their NLEs. In our previous posts, we have talked about how to transcode JVC GW-SP100 4K H.264/AVCHD for Premiere editing, and how to encode JVC GW-SP100 recordings to ProRes for FCP. Here in this post, we will explain how to convert GW-SP100 4K H.264/AVCHD files to DNxHD codec for use in Avid systems flawlessly.

[Guide] JVC GW-SP100 4K and Avid workflow – How to rewrap JVC P100 4K H.264/AVCHD files to DNxHD for Avid editing?

First of all, download a demo of HD Video Converter
JVC GW-SP100 4K Converter for AvidJVC GW-SP100 4K and Avid workflow

Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a JVC GW-SP100 4K Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
GW-SP100 4K H.264/AVCHD to MOV Conversion with DNxHD codec

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
working with JVC GW-SP100 footage in Avid apps
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.

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 GW-SP100 4K H.264/AVCHD to MOV Conversion with DNxHD codec
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 DNxHD MOV files for use with Avid apps.

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