Solution:Transcode JVC GY-HM620 60i AVCHD for NLEs (FCP/iMovie/Avid) MacOS Sierra

Well, this article describes the best way to import AVCHD 2.0 files from JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera to FCP/iMovie/Avid on Mac (macOS Sierra included).

The JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera features a lightweight-user-friendly design providing capacity for fast, efficient mobile newsgathering. The GY-HM620 offers Dual media card slots that allow you to record virtually endlessley by swapping out media cards as they fill up. Comprehensive recording options consist of MPEG-2, AVCHD 2.0, and SD and Proxy H.264. I like to record with AVCHD 1920 x 1080 60i.

But, i met problem while i choose to import the JVC HM620 60i AVCHD files into FCP X for editing. I can’t edit JVC GY-HM620 1080p 60i AVCHD in FCP X at all, what’s wrong with it? Please help me.

It is because the JVC HM620 AVCHD video format not friendly to most editing softwares (FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Compsoer,etc.,). every software has its best supported video codec and format, only with the best format users can avoid importing and editing problems.

You will need a video converter for JVC GY-HM620 to convert AVCHD MTS footages to native format for FCP, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc. And then you can load them to corresponding software with best format. Here i want to introduce the Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac for you, it is a powerful and versatile AVCHD file Converter utility for Mac OS X users to convert MTS file on Mac like convert MTS to AVI, convert M2TS to MP4 on Mac and extract or save the audio tracks on Mac OS X (including OS X 10.12 macOS Sierra). The MTS Converter for Mac helps you convert TS, MTS,M2TS, AVCHD to what you need video formats and extract audio from video to MP3, WMA, AC3, AAC, WAV, OGG, etc. Besides, it provides many optimized settings and features as well. So that you can customize the advanced output settings, make your own special editing by set video brightness, contrast, saturation, crop video, trim video/audio and even merge multiple files into one file.

I’m using it for joining and converting JVC GY-HM620 video. Wish I had this three years ago. Speed is good enough on dual processor laptop. I am very satisfied.

Read More in this blog…

Ideal MXF Converter for Mac OS X macOS Sierra
Replacement for Format Factory to Convert MTS files
Top 3 Free MTS/M2TS Converter Mac/Wins Reviews
Editing Sony SLT-A77 II AVCHD files in iMovie 11/10/09

Tutorial: Transcoding JVC GY-HM620 60i AVCHD for Editing in FCP X/iMovie/Avid MC

1. Download and install the program, with two buttons on the main interface we can easily load our source files in. “Add video” and “Add from folder” can both help you in that way. You can load several AVCHD files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

2.Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list:

Choose “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)” or “Apple ProRes 422 (LT)” or “Apple ProRes 4444” as the desired format for editing in Final Cut Pro.
Choose “iMovie and Final Cut Ex…” > “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)” as the desired format for editing in iMovie.
Choose “Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD(*mov)” as the desired format for editing in Avid Media Composer.
Choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony V…” > “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the desired format for editing in Premiere.

3. After all the setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start JVC GY-HM620 AVCHD to the native supported codec you have selected conversion process.

Additional Tips:

If you also wanna convert JVC MPEG-2/H.264 video files on Edius, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro , iMovie, FCP… you can apply this professional all-in-one tool Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac or Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimatefor Windows.