Transcode JVC GY HM70U AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP X/7/6

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The JVC GY-HM70U HD Camcorder features a shoulder-mount form factor, a 1/2.3″ 12MP CMOS sensor and a 10x optical zoom lens. The lens has a 35mm equivalent of 29.5-476mm, and the 10x optical zoom is supplemented by a 16x dynamic and 200x digital zoom. The GY-HM70U can record up to 1080/60p video in the AVCHD Progressive format at 28Mbps. Two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots and a dual battery system enable extended recording times.

As we all know, AVCHD format is one of the most popular camcorder formats on the market in that it can compress and deliver the videos better. Although many camcorder manufactories, such as Canon, Sony, Panasonic and JVC announce that the AVCHD videos shotted by their camcorder are supported by the most common edit tools, such as iMovie, FCP, Avid Media Composer and so on, in fact many users met the problems while importing the 1080 60p AVCHD videos to FCP. The reason why the editing tools, such as FCP/iMovie support such kind of videos hardly is that 1080 60p/50p video is non-standard. However, most photographers have to choose 1080 60p/50p to take the videos for getting more vivid and saturated videos.

Then how to get rid of the importing problem? As we all know, the most compatible video format for FCP editing is the Apple ProRes. So it is easy for you to find the solution. The first step for us to do is to find a best third party program to transcode JVC GY-HM70U AVCHD to ProRes for FCP first before importing to FCP.

How to import JVC GY-HM70U AVCHD into FCP X/7/6 on Mac?

Step 1: Add JVC GY-HM70U AVCHD Video
Run UFUSoft JVC AVCHD Converter as the best AVCHD to FCP converter on Mac, click add video icon to add JVC GY-HM70U video from JVC GY-HM70U SD card or computer.

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Step 2: Choose FCP Best Codec Video
As we know, we can import and edit Apple ProRes MOV video in FCP without any problem, so we can convert JVC GY-HM70U AVCHD video to ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro. Click “Format” bar, we can get Apple Prores codec profiles under “Final Cut Pro” category. Just select one as the output video format.

Tip: Settings and Editing
If you like you can click “Settings” button to adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. If you like, you can click “Edit” to trim, crop, merge, split the AVCHD video files on Mac, even add 3D effect onto the JVC GY-HM70U AVCHD videos.

Step 3: Start JVC GY-HM70U AVCHD to ProRes Conversion on Mac
Click the “Convert” icon to convert and transcode JVC GY-HM70U AVCHD MTS to ProRes MOV on Mac. The best AVCHD Converter for Mac will run JVC GY-HM70U AVCHD to MOV conversion processing fast, you can check the progress bar easily.

Step 4: Import JVC GY-HM70U AVCHD into FCP X/7/6
When the JVC GY-HM70U to ProRes video conversion is done, click “Open” button to get the converted JVC GY-HM70U video files. Run Final Cut Pro, load the video into it for editing now.

Tha’s all, now you can import and edit JVC GY-HM70U AVCHD video in FCP via ProRes codec video.

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