Convert JVC GY-HM200 MTS to ProRes for FCP X

Summary: We share easy workaround here for people who wanna import JVC GY-HM200 MTS to FCP X for editing without meeting the error.

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The JVC GY-HM200 4KCAM Compact Handheld Camcorder provides 4K Ultra HD recording and professional features in a versatile, handheld form-factor. It features a 1/2.33’’ backside-illuminated sensor that supports Ultra HD (3840*2160) resolution video at 24/30p, and 4:2:2 Full HD 1080p video from 24p to 60p. The camcorder is equipped with a 12x zoom lens that provides a 35mm equivalent focal range of 29.5 to 354mm, with a 24x dynamic zoom mode available when recording HD video. Conventional AVCHD (4:2:0) recording is also possible, providing wide editing compatibility in an array of standard HD and SD formats.

If you are using a JVC GY-HM200 camcorder with FCP X, you may see the error “ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN” coming up when exporting a movie composed of 4K clips, whether it’s to Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444, etc., this error comes up, in particular when the movie is “long”, i.e. a half minute to a minute. Otherwise, with short clips there is no problem. It’s enough to make you want to pull your hair out. The Internet is full of discussions on this issue, but we don’t know why Apple can’t fix it?

As we know, Final Cut Pro X can’t accept all the video formats, so files like MTS, MXF, WMV and some others are not supported by FCP X, to solve the video compatibility issue, you will need to transcode videos to FCP X supported video codec and format. From Apple FCP X product page you will find that Apple ProRes 422 codec or Apple ProRes 4444 codec is the native supported codec of FCP X, once you convert JVC GY-HM200 MTS files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, you can edit the footages smoothly with Final Cut Pro X. There are numbered tools and utilities can convert and compress MTS videos, few of them can process at a fast speed. Here you can depend on Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (review). It has a built-in preset for FCP X so that users can directly select it to get FCP X files.

How to convert JVC GY-HM200 MTS to FCP X to fix issues?

Step 1: Run the program as the best Mac MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load your original files. You may also directly drag and drop files to application UI for importing files.

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get the suitable output format from the optimized presets. If you want to edit JVC GY-HM200 MTS files in FCP X, you’d better choose “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting JVC GY-HM200 MTS to ProRes MOV. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple files and convert them at one time.

Conclusion: After converting, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button. This program is highly efficient because it’s boosted with CPU and GPU (30X faster). And a neat process bar will show the percentage and remaining time. Now, you can edit JVC GY-HM200 MTS files in FCP X without choppy issues.

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Kevin Lewis (Wednesday, 18 November 2015 02:16)

    convert MTS to MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV or other formats to enjoy anywhere

  • #2

    Best MTS/M2TS to FCP Converter for Mac Review (Wednesday, 16 December 2015 19:14)

    The content is great, and you’re an educated writer unlike most of the blogs.thanks for the post.

  • #3

    wxm (Friday, 25 March 2016 01:46)

  • #4

    MTS fcp (Tuesday, 12 April 2016 21:30)

    Thanks for the post. Much helpful!

  • #5

    jvc gz-rz320 to fcp premiere (Tuesday, 31 May 2016 04:00)

    Follow the guide below and you will know how to import JVC GZ-R320 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer for editing without any issues.