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Import JVC GY-LS300 4K MP4/MOV Videos to Final Cut Pro X on Mac

This page is worthy of reading about the methods of importing JVC GY-LS300 4K videos/MOV files to Final Cut Pro X in Mac OS X (10.10 Yosemite included).

JVC has introduced the GY-LS300 4KCAM Handheld S35mm camcorder, a relatively compact Micro Four Thirds model featuring 4K Ultra HD-resolution recording. The GY-LS300 is able to record 4:2:2 Full HD signals up to 60p/50Mbps, which are then stored in .MOV format files. A live 4K signal can be output to an external display using HDMI, with an on-board converter available to push out 4K signals in a down-converted HD resolution for non-UHD displays.

It can offer very high quality 4K/HD recordings. However, we can only found that these videos can’t be opened and edited in Final Cut Pro X.

Mac Final Cut is a professional video editing software, to use FCP X, your Mac must install the latest version of Quick Time, some DV video Final Cut Pro X can be read directly. But if you can not directly into the file, here suggest to convert the file format to lossless HD ProRes format, so Final Cut Pro X read prores has no problem. However, GY-LS300 4K MP4/MOV file is a professional video format, thus , we need a professional tool to ensure the converted image quality to maintain lossless HD.

The most easy and quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called UFUSoft Mac HD Video Converter. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode JVC GY-LS300 4K(MP4/MOV) for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Maviericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. Download the program and learn in detail.

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Convert/Import JVC GY-LS300 4K MP4/MOV clips to Final Cut Pro X

Step 1: Launch the 4K MP4/MOV to Final Cut Pro Converter. Click “Add” icon to load video files from JVC GY-LS300 or directly drag&drop the files from hard drive into file list.

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Step 2: Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as output format, which should work with FCP X perfectly.


Step 3: If you wanna, you can go to the “Settings” panel to customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.

Tip – Profile Settings:
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 1920*1080 video size and 30fps frame rate are recommended.

Step 4: Start JVC GY-LS300 4K MP4/MOV to FCP X conversion

Click “Convert” button to start transcoding JVC LS300 4K MP4/MOV to ProRes for importing to Final Cut Pro X. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted JVC GY-LS300 4K MP4/MOV files into FCP X to do further editing without any issue.

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