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Convert JVC GY-HM650 1080P 60i AVCHD to FCP on Mac

Convert JVC GY-HM650 1080P 60i AVCHD to FCP on Mac

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Summary:In this post, it shows the way to Import AVCHD in MTS, M2T, M2TS to Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X on Mac, you can transcode AVCHD video footages to MOV with prores codec for editing in FCP ssmoothly.

Nowadays many camera & camcorder producers are adding more and more options with high tech to make their products standing out among competitors. As far as I know, some cameras like JVC GY-HM650 can support 1920×1080/ 60p recording mode. This makes for smooth motion, but also gives you the option to conform to footage to a slower frame rate and get some cool slow motion in your 24p projects.

The video clips from camera & camcorder JVC GY-HM650 is often record with AVCHD format, with the file extension of .mts. Though Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X announced to support AVCHD video files, some AVCHD files still can not imported to Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X: AVCHD support is available only on Intel-based Macintosh computers; FCP only supports AVCHD camcorders typically connect to computers via USB 2.0, not FireWire; DVD-based AVCHD camcorders are not currently supported by Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X; Standard definition video recorded with AVCHD camcorders cannot be accessed in Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X.

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In order to help you import GY-HM650 1080P 60i AVCHD to Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X successfully, I will show you the best method to convert AVCHD in MTS, M2T, M2TS to Apple ProRes 422 for working well with Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X.

Software availity:
Here we recommend the best Pavtube Video Converter for Mac which enables you to convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422. It is only lightly compressed and plays back beautifully even when effects and extra tracks are added, with far better for colour correction and several simple but useful video editing options. So it will be your best choice for transcode import GY-HM650 1080P 60i AVCHD to FCP correctly and saving rendering time.

Workaround for smoothly importing AVCHD footage in FCP X for editing

Part 1: Copy and transfer GY-HM650 1080P 60i AVCHD files from camera to Mac . Connect your GY-HM650 to Apple computer via USB cable, find the MTS files by following the camera folder AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the MTS files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

Part 2: Convert AVCHD MTS to Apple Prores 422 for FCP

Step 1: Import AVCHD files.

Launch the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac click the “add” button for adding to import GY-HM650 AVCHD shootings. You can tick the “Merge into one” box to merge the GY-HM650 AVCHD MTS into one single file for FCP so that you can play these files without interruption.

Step 2: Select an best codec for FCP editing for output.
Click on the dropdown menu of  “Format” and then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

Note: Under the sublist there are a few formats which are all compatible with FCP X.

To get files in smaller size, choose “Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov)”;
To keep original video quality for editing in FCP, select “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)”;
For SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p and offline workflows, select “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)”;
To edit and finish 4:4:4 material, choose “Apple ProRes 4444″.

Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters and set effects.

a. Click “Settings” icon, you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

b. Click “Editor” (next to “Add” icon) to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

Step 4: Start converting GY-HM650 AVCHD to Prores .MOV for FCP.

Click “Convert” button, it will start AVCHD to FCP conversion immediately. After the AVCHD to FCP Prores workflow, you will be able to get the output .mov files for Final Cut Pro via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly.

Now you can easily import AVCHD to FCP for editing with high quality without any trouble.


This Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter can also help you to transcode AVCHD to iMovieAVCHD to FCE and AVCHD to Avid Media Composer, etc.
It is a professional converter for dealing with MTS files from Sony, Panasonic, Canon and more camcorders and cameras.
Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
If you like, just burn your huge MTS files to DVD and share them with you family and friends!

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