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, something turns to be frustrated; the JVC 4K H.264 videos are not accepted by the Mac NLEs like FCP/iMovie/FCE. If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the below article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to import JVC 4K to Final Cut Pro or iMovie/FCE for editing beautifully.
Mac Final Cut/iMovie is a professional video editing software, to use FCP/FCE/iMovie, your Mac must install the latest version of Quick Time, some DV video Final Cut can be read directly. But if you can not directly into the file, here suggest to convert the file format to lossless HD ProRes or AIC format, so Final Cut or iMovie read prores has no problem. However, JVC 4K/MOV file is a professional video format, thus , we need a professional tool to ensure the converted image quality to maintain lossless HD.
The most easy and quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac as the best Mac 4K Video Converter. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode JVC 4K(MP4/MOV) 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 under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Maviericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), EI Capitan (10.11), macOS Sierra (10.12). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. Download the program and learn in detail.
How to Convert JVC 4K video to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or iMovie/FCE on Mac?
STEP 1. Download, install and run the JVC 4K to FCP/iMovie/FCE Converter; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source 4K MOV or MP4 files.
STEP 2. Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing 4K JVC footage in FCP with natively supported video codec.
Or choose “iMovie/Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format for editing 4K JVC footage in iMovie/FCE with natively supported video codec.
STEP 3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP/iMovie/FCE editing. Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.
STEP 4. Hit the convert button; it will start converting JVC 4K MOV/MP4 to ProRes .mov or AIC .mov for importing to FCP/iMovie/FCE instantly. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Final Cut Pro X/7 or iMovie/Final Cut Express.