How to bring JVC 4K .MP4/MOV videos to FCP for editing

Summary: Wanna import JVC 4K footage to Final Cut Pro for editing? Follow this guide; you will know how to edit JVC 4K videos in FCP X or FCP 7 with friendly codec Apple ProRes easily.

The JVC 4K camcorders have won lots of attractions from videopgrphers in that it delivers 4K videos with hand-held design. If you are planning to get a 4K camcorder, JVC GY-HMQ10, GY-HM150, GY-HM170, GY-HM200, GY-HM200 are all wise choice for you. However, there are a few issues while playing and editing JVC 4K footage in FCP or other NLEs. This article aims to give you some tips and tricks for JVC 4K to Final Cut Pro workflow. Read on to find something you need.

You must be excited to use your JVC to record videos into 4K and eager to know how to edit 4K videos in FCP to get some superb masterpiece to spread the world. However, it is a pity that Final Cut Pro 6/7 like many editors uses 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. It has been possible to create 4K timelines in Final Cut Pro X although, smooth editing of 4K footage in FCP X still requires instant playback of more than one stream of video footage at once.

An ultimate solution to resolve the JVC 4K video to FCP issues is to convert 4K clips to ProRes, which is natively supported by FCP X/7/6. Now I share the guide with you how to transcode 4K footage from JVC camcorders to Final Cut Pro friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac- one of the best Mac 4K Video Converter. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode JVC 4K(MP4/MOV) Sony(XAVC/XAVC S), Blackmagic 4K, GoPro 4K(MP4), Panasonic 4K 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.

How to Import JVC 4K .MP4/.MOV into FCP

Step 1: Launch the 4K to Final Cut Pro Converter. Click "Add" icon to load video files from JVC or directly drag&drop the files from hard drive into file list.

Step 2: Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as output format, which should work with FCP perfectly.

Step 3: If you wanna, you can go to the "Settings" panel to customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.

Tip: As above mentioned Final Cut Pro 6/7 and even the Final Cut Pro X like many editors use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. 1080p would be the best settings. Of course, if you wanna get a 4K workflow in FCP, you can keep the original video resolution.

Step 4: Hit the convert button to start transcoding JVC 4K MOV/MP4 to ProRes on Mac OS X(Yosemite included). After the conversion, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project, make an event, drag the files to the event folder and start editing with light speed in FCP 6/7/X. Enjoy.

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