“Recently got some material from a JVC GY-HM250, shot in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, 3840 x 2160. I tried to load these video files into Final Cut Pro X but it says: Unknown compression type. Also importing doesn’t work. Any suggestion?“
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JVC GY-HM250 uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec to record video files and package them in an .mp4 .mov or .mts wrapper. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression format, efficiently recording 4K, 2K and HD video to regular memory cards while achieving a high data compression rate and preserving image quality, which is much difficult for Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) to recognize and support. You may find FCP X won’t import video files from JVC GY-HM250 smoothly. The easy workaround to solve the issue is to transcode JVC GY-HM250 footage to Fianl Cut Pro more “edit” friendly codec – Apple ProRes. The most important part is how to find out the best JVC Video Converter among so many options on Google and Bing.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is best choice to get the work done. It lets you transcode JVC 4K MP4/MOV/MXF and Full HD MTS videos for Final Cut Pro. In addtion, you can convert other videos such as Blu-ray, DVD, MXF, MOV, to DNxHD, H.265/HEVC, MPEG-2, Apple InterMediate Codec and more. This is a smart tool specially designed for JVC users to preview and convert 4K, 1080P recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Final Cut Pro, Media Composer, Premiere Pro CC, Sony Vegas Pro 17, iMovie, Davinci Resolve 16, After Effects CC to do further editing. For Windows users, please try Acrok Video Converter Ultimate.
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Encode JVC GY-HM250 videos for using in FCP X
Step 1: Add videos to the software
Launch Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as the top 4K Video Converter, and click the “Add Files” icon to load your JVC GY-HM250 MP4, MOV or MTS videos for converting. You can play the loaded videos with Acrok program.
Step 2: Specify output format
Click “Format” and move your pointer to “Final Cut Pro” Category and choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” or “Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)” as output format.
Tip: If your software is latest version, you can set the output video resolution to 4K. Click “Settings” then select “Orginal” in “Resolution” column. Click “Edit”, you can trim, crop the JVC GY-HM250 video on Mac. For getting 3D videos, this JVC GY-HM250 to FCP X Converter can add 3D effect onto you downloaded or recorded video.
Step 3: Start video conversion
As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the JVC GY-HM250 footage to Apple ProRes .mov conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can load the converted JVC GY-HM250 video to FCP X with smooth workflow. And you can edit JVC GY-HM250 videos in FCP X without rendering.
This versatile JVC GY-HM250 video converter allows you to convert JVC footage or other videos like Blu-ray, DVD, MTS, AVI, XAVC, XAVC S, H.265, MKV, MP4, VOB, etc to kinds of NLEs; just choose a proper output format. If you want to edit JVC GY-HM250 media in iMovie, please choose the “iMvoie” > “iMovie AIC video (*.mov)” as output; for DaVinci Resolve 16, choose the “Editing Software” > 1080P DNxHD (*.mov)”. If you are Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro user, you can choose output format under “Editing Software” category.