The GY-HM600 is the new ProHD camcorder from JVC, a camcorder for next generation newsgathering. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use, this camera is designed for fast paced ENG delivering exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production.
I have to say I'm really impressed by GY-HM600 for its capacity for fast, efficient and high-quality mobile newsgathering. The lightweight GY HM650 records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), and AVCHD, to non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards. The camera also includes HD-SDI and HDMI outputs for easy monitoring of HD footage. And it also records MXF files with rich descriptive metadata optimized for asset management. MXF footage is not compatible with Mac editing systems, such as FCP, iMovie, FCE, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc. In order to bring GY-HM650 MXF to FCP, you need to transcode MXF to Apple ProRes Codec. But sometimes, MXF conversion is not a problem even with some free conversion program. The problem is how to preserve the original MXF audio tracks in raw MXF.
And which one is better for FCP, ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444? Many people cannot tell the difference between 422 HQ and 4444 for they both provide high video quality. In most circumstances, 422HQ will be sufficient. But 4444 does have more color depth than 422. If you are planning to do heavy grading or VFX work from the ProRes, ProRes 4444 is desirable.
Here our topic is how to transcode GY-HM650 MXF to better ProRes 4444 with original audio tracks saved with Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac. Supporting the latest Marvericks 10.9.1, In addition to exporting high quality compatible multi tracks MOV, This GY-HM650 MXF converter can also export MKV, MP4 with multiple audio tracks for further editing, delivering, playing and broadcasting. Besides, it also convert MXF to tons of common output video formats, such as MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, MPEG, etc.
Here let's see how it easily and fast preserves multiple audio tracks when converting GY-HM650 MXF to ProRes 4444 MOV.
Step1. Accurately load MXF to TransMXF Pro for Mac
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load MXF file. You can also drag MXF to this GY-HM650 MXF to ProRes Converter Mac directly.
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.
Step2: choose multiple audio tracks ProRes 4444 as output format
Click the "format" and choose the "Multi-track Video -> Multi-track Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)" files as the output format.
Step3: Set multi-task settings
This setting is only in the condition of choosing multi-track video. Click "settings" to preserve multiple audio tracks in original MXF. You have more choices to deal with audio tracks, if you don’t want to keep all audio tracks, you can uncheck undesired ones. And it’s also okay for you to mix multi-audio tracks into individual track.
The system default like the video frame rate as 23.976fps or video size as 1920*1080 is to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro. You can reset them for specific needs.
You also can initial edit MXF file, like trim, crop, flip, add water mark or effect to the videos via a click on “editor tool” in the main interface before you transcode GY-HM650 MXF to better ProRes 4444.
Step4: Convert MXF files into multi-track ProRes MOV
Click "Start Conversion" icon, The JVC GY-HM650 MXF Converter will convert MXF to ProRes 4444 MOV with original audio tracks preserved. After MXF to ProRes 4444 conversion, you will be able to get the output files via clicking on "Open" button and then import the converted videos to FCP.