JVC GY-HM170 to FCP X/7/6-import HM170 4K MOV/AVCHD to FCP X

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“Hello, guys, can you help me please? I am an independent filmmaker, and I work for a local TV station. I film in JVC GY-HM170 4KCAM and attempt to send the footage into a converter program and export as ProRes 422 files for FCP X. I have been trying to figure out a reliable and helpful program to do this, but couldn’t find one that would provide a good compromise between image quality and file size. Anyone know a good batch converter? I will appreciate assistance from anyone with solution. Thanks.”

In recent months many camcorder users are attracted by JVC GY-HM170 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder, which offers ND filters, custom-assign buttons, and professional audio inputs with manual gain control in a form-factor closer to a consumer camcorder. The camera records 3840 x 2180 4K in 24 or 30p, at a bit rate of 150 Mbps, encoding the file in an .MOV-wrapped H.264 codec. With two SDHC/SDXC card slots, the camera supports dual, backup, and continuous recording. Besides 4K, it can also record 1080p at up to 60 fps in an 8-bit 4:2:2 50 Mbps .MOV file, or in AVCHD format.

When got a JVC GY-HM170 4K camcorder, you may want to know if Final Cut Pro can support JVC GY-HM170 4K video natively yet. This article aims to offer you the JVC GY-HM170 4K MOV to Final Cut Pro X/7 best workflow. The compressed output H.264 format from JVC GY-HM170 4K is not ideal for editing. What’s more, although it has been possible to create 4K timelines in Final Cut Pro X, smooth editing of 4K footage in FCP X still requires instant playback of more than one stream of video footage at once. And FCP 6/7 like many editors still use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. So how can we import and edit JVC GY-HM170 4K MOV videos in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 smoothly?

An alternative and decent way is to use a third-party video app to convert JVC GY-HM170 4K MOV or 1080p AVCHD clips to Final Cut Pro native format in proper settings before editing. UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac is what we recommend here, which is the best Mac 4K Video Converter. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode JVC GY-HM170 4K MOV/1080p AVCHD footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. Download the program and learn in detail.

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How to convert GY-HM170 4K MOV/AVCHD video to ProRes 422 for FCP (X)?

Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional JVC GY-HM170 to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.


Step 2: From the Format bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP (X).

Step 3: Click ‘Convert’ to start JVC GY-HM170 MOV/AVCHD to ProRes MOV conversion. After conversion, you can get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.