Loading JVC GY-HM 170 MTS videos to FCP

Wanna edit JVC GY-HM 170 MTS videos in FCP? This article will teach you how to freely open JVC GY-HM 170 MTS videos in FCP.

Besides 4K, JVC GY-HM 170 can also record 1080p at up to 60 fps in an 8-bit 4:2:2 50 Mbps .MOV file, or in AVCHD for compatibility with consumer editing software. A lot of users emailed me to enquire how to import and edit JVC GY-HM 170 MTS videos in FCP. In this article, we will discuss how to freely open JVC GY-HM 170 MTS in FCP 7/X without any trouble.

Currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported in FCP 6/7 even the latest FCP X. In order to import JVC GY-HM 170 AVCHD footage into FCP X for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 1080 60p MTS to ProRes .mov format first, which is a native format for Final Cut Pro.

Convert JVC GY-HM 170 MTS videos to Apple ProRes for FCP

The quick workaround is to use Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, which can be used as a professional JVC AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X (Yosemite, Mavericks included). With it, you can transcode JVC GY-HM 170 MTS to ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro X. Besides, more presets like Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer are provided as well. For PC user, pls choose Brorsoft MTS Converter to get the ProRes codec on Windows.

Step One: Install and run the Mac MTS to FCP Converter, you can click “Add Video” button (or “Add from folder”) to load AVCHD MTS source files from JVC GY-HM 170.

Step Two: Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

Tip: Go to “Settings” page and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate.

Step Three: Finally, tap “Convert” button to start converting JVC GY-HM 170 AVCHD videos to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro on Mac. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

When the conversion finished, check the generated ProRes .mov video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to edit your JVC GY-HM 170 AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7.

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