Here is the quick tutorial for you that will show you the simplicity of JVC GY-HM650U workflow for importing MXF, MOV, AVCHD, MP4 files in FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid for editing by transcoding JVC video to Mac editable format (Mavericks 10.9 included).
Mobile Newsgathering is now faster and better then ever with the introduction of JVC's GY-HM650. It supports
Multiple encoding formats:
HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)
AVCHD 1920x1080 60i
480x270 H.264 (web)
960x540 H.264 mode
—NEW! (eff. May 2013)
Wide media format compatibility:
.MXF with rich Metadata (optimized for asset management)
.MOV (Final Cut Pro)
.MP4 (XDCAM EX?)
AVCHD with additional lower bitrate AVCHD modes
—IMPROVED! (eff. May 2013)
JVC GY-HM650U is good enough to most photographers, however, using the HM650U MXF/MOV/AVCHD/MP4 footage on Mac is not an easy job without some other apps’ help.
As a Mac user, to easily play JVC GY-HM650U video files on QuickTime and edit these MXF/MOV/AVCHD/MP4 footage in FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid MC and Premiere Pro on Mac, here, I will recommend you a smart JVC Video Converter for Mac- Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac to help you get it done.
It will not only transcode JVC GY-HM650U video to MOV for native editing and playing on Mac, but also keeping audio and video synchronization on Windows and Mac (including Mountain Lion/Mavericks). Overall, With the program, you can transcode MXF/MOV/AVCHD/MP4 files at 1080i, 1080p, and 720p to proper format for:
Editing on FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, Premiere, iPhoto and more;
Playing on portable devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Galaxy S4, S3, Tab 3, Tab 2, HTC One and so on); or Media Players (QuickTime, VLC Player)
What's more, the HD Video Converter for Win/Mac supports adding .srt, .ass, .ssa subtitle to your videos or movies.
At first, you can download a free trail version of this HD Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Add MXF, MOV, AVCHD, MP4 files to the converter.
Launch the Mac JVC Video Converter. Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button to load your source clips from JVC GY-HM650U.
Tip: If you want lossless merge multiple video files, pleas check the "Merge into one file" box.
Step 2. Choose Mac native foramt as output.
You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing;
You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), it's for Avid editing;
For playback, you can choose HD Video -> QuickTime MOV;
For sharing on website like YouTube or portable devices, you can choose MP4 format for output.
P.S. If you wanna edit the video/audio parameters, you need to go to "Settings" window.
Click the "Convert" button under the preview window, and the best JVC Video Converter will start converting JVC GY-HM650U MXF, MOV, AVCHD, MP4 clips to Mac compatible mov format.
When the conversion is done, you will be directed to open the folder where you saved the converted files, and then you can import output video files for editing and playing on Mac. Please take a try now, hope it will do a great favor for you.