Convert JVC GY-HM200 4K MOV to FCP X/7/6 ProRes Editing
We share the workaround here for people who wanna import JVC GY-HM200 4K MOV to Final Cut Pro for edit without meeting the error. With UFUWare JVC 4K Video Converter, you can do the 4K MOV to Apple ProRes conversion job easily.
CThe 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 8-bit 4:2:2 Full HD 1080p video from 24p to 60p.
If you are using a JVC GY-HM200 camcorder with FCP 7, FCP 6 or its earlier versions of FCP X, or even iMovie, 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? The bottom line, however, is that once you convert your JVC GY-HM200 4K files to ProRes video using UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac, there are absolutely no problems regardless of file length… which in our case is perhaps a four minute movie.
We were concerned with possibly losing quality by transcoding JVC GY-HM200 video to ProRes for FCP X with UFUWare. But a side-by-side comparison showed us there was absolutely no discernible difference. We thought some users might want to know this because it permits Final Cut Pro users to rectify this problem and continue on with it. So we share the workaround here for people who wanna import JVC GY-HM200 4K MOV to FCP (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) for edit without meeting the error “ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN”.
Guide: How to downscale/convert JVC GY-HM200 4KCAM Ultra HD 4K to Apple ProRes (*.mov) for FCP X/7/6 ?
1. Load Source Video Launch the 4K Video Converter for Mac.
Click “Add Video” and load your JVC GY-HM200 4K HD files. This program supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple JVC GY-HM200 files into it at a time.
Step 2. Decide Output Format
UFUWare JVC GY-HM200 4K to FCP Converter offers optimized format preset for Final Cut Pro. Encoding H.264 to Apple ProRes, please click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.
And by clicking Edit, you can trim, crop videos, adjust video effects, add watermarks, etc.
Tip: Click “Settings” button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.
Step 3. Start JVC GY-HM200 4K MOV to ProRes MOV for FCP Conversion
Hit “Convert” button to let the JVC GY-HM200 4K video to FCP ProRes (*.mov) conversion begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated ProRes MOV video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to playback and edit.
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