The JVC GY-HM650 produced exceptionally sharp quality. It offers very good manual controls and outstanding auto-mode performance, and shoots very well-balanced pictures in a range of lighting conditions. The GY-HM650 records videos in MXF, AVCHD, MOV and MP4 format.
As we know, MXF footage is not compatible with FCP importer. Though FCP 7 is equipped with Log and Capture, the importing process needs long time for rendering. As to FCP X, there is no any possibility to import MXF directly to FCP X because Log and Capture option is missing. So the conversion process is needed. An effective and efficient MXF Converter to transfer and transfer GY-HM650 MXF into Final Cut Pro is essential here.
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Here I would like to share the brief tutorial about how to transfer and import MXF files into Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/7/X).
Step1. Accurately load MXF to TransMXF for Mac
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load MXF file. Here I directly drag MXF to the GY-HM650 MXF Converter, fast. This program also supports batch conversion.
In order to avoid of no audio in source MXF file, you'd better to preview loaded MXF files in the preview window to guarantee the output encoded MOV files will also be with sound. You can capture MXF images easily with Snapshot function when preview MXF file.
Check "Merge into one file", you can join MXF clips into one big file.
Step2. Choose ProRes MOV as output format
Click "format" and under the FCP menu, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444 are all options for FCP editing. You can also enter FCP in the search bar directly.
In most circumstances, 422 HQ MOV is recommended for high video quality. If you are planning to do heavy grading or VFX work from the ProRes, transcoding GY-HM650 MXF to ProRes 4444 is desirable. If you want the files to be in smaller size, you can follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT) (*mov)/Apple ProRes 422(*mov) option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy) (*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.
Step3. Set video and audio profile
Click the "Settings" button to adjust output profile settings. Here users could adjust bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.
Before you transfer and import MXF into FCP, you are allowed to do initial editing via "editor tool" in the main interface. The supported video editing operations are: Trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos.
Step4: Transfer MXF files into ProRes MOV
Click "Start Conversion" icon, The GY-HM650 MXF to FCP Converter will convert MXF to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro. After MXF to ProRes conversion, you will be able to get the output files via clicking on "Open" button and then import converted MXF in FCP easily and fast.