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Can't get MP4 Video to import

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  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to bradhotdog)

    I guess you should contact JVC then.  It is something to do with the codecs used by your camera.  They must have some kind of transfer application or driver package to get the video onto a computer.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (13,015 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 3:09 PM (in response to bradhotdog)

    It's interesting that there is a thread where Innocentius, who frequently posts in the FCPX forum, states that he owns this camera and has no issues editing clips within either legacy FCP or FCPX. Perhaps he'll chime in on this thread.

     

    AFAIK, the JVC gives you a choice whether to shoot mp4 or mov files. Maybe he sets up the cam up for mov. files but I'm just speculating.

     

    Russ

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,760 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to Russ H)

    This is what's on the JVC ProHD web page

     

    Professional format recording with selectable data rates up to 35Mbps

    • Native .MOV format
      Fastest HD shoot to edit workflow. Edit immediately on Final Cut Pro™ or Premiere™ without conversion or transcoding
    • Native .MP4(XDCAM-EX™) format
    • .AVI format (DV standard definition) format —New!
      Compatible with most professional non-linear editing systems
    • High-end encoder and digital signal processor—Upgraded!

     

    I suspect the problem is FCP, and other Mac apps apparently, don't like the XDCAM media in the MPEG-4 wrapper.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,760 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 4:43 AM (in response to bradhotdog)

    You keep saying .mp4 files, which isn't the problem. That's just the wrapper. The problem is JVC had wrapper XDCAM in it, and they've done it differently from the way Sony developed the format. Have you tried ClipWrap, Media Converter, anything else? Have you tried to contact JVC? Their customer service is usually pretty helpful.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,760 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 4:50 AM (in response to bradhotdog)

    Sorry you said the solution didn't work with FCPX. Or is that you solution to work in fcp7?

  • innocentius Level 4 Level 4 (1,370 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to bradhotdog)

    I own this camera. You must shoot in mov. mode not MPEG-4. Simly dig in tha card - Private - clips and drag the clips to the hard drive. FCPX and this camera are made for each other. Or use the import media and select only the clips you want and the will be copied to your event folder.

  • innocentius Level 4 Level 4 (1,370 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 5:40 AM (in response to bradhotdog)

    I am so sorry for insulting you, but it is good idea to learn to use the camera.

  • russ Andris1 Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to bradhotdog)

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/856596-REG/JVC_GY_HM600U_GY_HM600_ProHD_Ca mcorder.html

     

    I understand how you feel. I know it's not you who shot the video, but your friend, how said, give me my video.

     

    The above link is to JVC camera over $2,000 + I've looked at the Spec. of most of their cameras. They do have a file format for .MOV Mpeg-2 is the native format. As I said, which you said, you did not shppt the video. But, maybe you should talk with your friend, about learning, what the Native format is, and does it use other File Formats. This way, when he ask you again, which they will, the two of you are on the same level, it make it easier for you to edit.

     

    Also, I Gooled MPEG-2 convert to Quicktime.

    I'll have to do another post, to post the link.

     

    Russ A

  • russ Andris1 Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 5:39 AM (in response to bradhotdog)

    http://www.macosvideoconverter.com/tutorial/mpeg2-to-quicktime.html

     

    This is the other link.

     

    Hope the info. might help.

     

    Russ A

  • russ Andris1 Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 6:09 AM (in response to bradhotdog)

    I've also had to buy 3rd party file converter, to edit a friends video footage.

    Trust me, I did not like having to buy it, but I did.

     

    A lot of us, still  have older version of FCP, just in case.

     

    All, of those, who have replled to your post, are just trying to help, and do not work for Apple either.

    They are like you, they use the software.

     

    Russ A

  • jefbak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 20, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to bradhotdog)

    I don't really know from the thread if FCPX can import this JVC .mp4 footage or not?

     

    I just recieved a bunch of SD cards form an event and they are in the .mp4 format. When I insert the card in reader, FCPX does not start the importer or seem to be able to find the files on the card when I start the importer manually.

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