"The vacation time hung heavy on Dick's hands because all his friends were away at camp. In order to make our son happy, our family spent three days in Los Angeles last week. He took a lot of material with our new camcorder, but I can't load JVC GY-HC500 footage into Premiere Pro CC for smoothly editing. How to solve this problem? - Carl Mensah"
"Hi Acrok. I recorded about 15GB videos with JVC GY-HC500, why I can't load the videos into FCP X (10.1.1 )? I checked the video. They were MOV and MP4 formats. FCP X can't compatible with these formats? - Josh Camilleri"
JVC's GY-HC500U Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Professional Camcorder is a UHD 4K camcorder that shoots in both NTSC and PAL compatible frame rates, and is designed to seamlessly work with both a traditional as well as IP workflows. It features a 1" CMOS sensor and an integrated 20x optical zoom lens, while the camera can create a 40x digital zoom. The camera can capture in UHD, HD, SD, and you can record SD as proxy, recording up to 30p to the built-in media card slots or 60/50p to an optional SSD. The camera supports HDR by recording in HLG or JLog1 (10-bit). We can record Apple ProRes 422, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (HD/SD) and MPEG-2 (HD) footage with GY-HC500.
Well, MOV and MP4 format is a container format and can be easily obtained from camcorders. And wen can import and edit many MOV/MP4 videos in editing software, but why some JVC users can't load JVC GY-HC500 recordings into FCP X or Premiere Pro CC. Different computer hardware configurations, software versions and different recording modes can cause the import file to fail.
From the above said, we can clearly see the limitations that Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC has to MOV and MP4 format. Is there an easy way to edit any JVC GY-HC500 footage in FCP X or Premiere Pro CC? Yes, there is. The following article just introduces a professional JVC Video Converter to help users to convert the JVC GY-HC500 videos to FCP X and Premiere Pro CC best supported format and users will encounter no limitation when editing the converted videos in editing program.
As the top video coversion software for JVC camcorders' users, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can converts MOV, MP4, MTS, MXF files from JVC cameras to editable formats like ProRes 422/4444, MPEG-2 and obtain 4K quality for the FCP X and Premiere Pro CC. With it, you can also convert any video such as MKV, AVI, FLV, MOD, TOD to popular video format like H.265/HEVC MP4, iTunes M4V, QuickTime MOV, H.264 MP4, etc. Once the conversion is done, you can edit JVC GY-HC500 files in your editing software without any issue.
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How to convert JVC GY-HC500 files for FCP X/Premiere Pro CC?
Load JVC GY-HC500 videos
Downloaded and installed the JVC GY-HC500 4K video converter, launch it. Click "Add file" icon to load your .mov or .mp4 files. Alternatively, drag & drop the files into the program directly.
Select the suitable formats
Click the "Format" to choose output format. Navigate to "Final Cut Pro". Here, you can choose the Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) as output format.
For editing JVC GY-HC500 videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Premiere Elements 2019 and After Effects CC, please choose "Adobe Premiere AVC (*.mov)" or "Adobe Premiere MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format.
Tip: Click the "Settings" icon and you will get a new interface named "Settings". You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. If you wan to get orginal resolution, please select "Orginal" in "Resolution" column. If you want to combine multiple files to be a single file, just need to select the files and choose "Merge all files into one" option.
Start to convert and import
Click the "Convert" button on the right-bottom. It will begin to convert JVC GY-HC500 files to suitable format for FCP X or Premiere Pro CC. After the conversion, you can get the re-encoded videos for smoothly editing from the output folder effortlessly.