Currently Being ModeratedFeb 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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 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.
- Native .MOV format
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 4:29 AM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
Yea, as i stated before in the beginning, i'm aware that it shoots in .mov files and that obviously that's what i need. And i also stated that it wasn't me who did the recording. if i could go back in time i'd obviously tell the person to record in .mov without hesitation. but he didn't, and this is me trying to deal with .mp4 files right now. this doesn't have to do with me fixing the issue for my next shoot. if given the option of recording in .mp4 or .mov i would have always picked .mov. i didn't need to get on the forums to know that. i needed to get on the formus to figure out how to work with the situation i'm in right now.
so i appreciate everyone telling me the camera can shoot in .mov and that that's prefered. but i feel like it's just going in circles, especially because it A) doesn't help me figure out how to work with the .mp4 files i have sitting in front of my face right now unless i own a time machine, and B) shows that no one took the time to read my original post where i said it wasn't me who shot it in .mp4 on the camera. it was someone else. if i was running the camera, i would have put it in .mov.
sorry for the rant, i just get really frustrated in forums when i feel like it begins to go in a circle and looks like if everyone keeps going in the direction, it's going to stray away from actually helping me solve my actual problem. then what's the point in even being on here?
ANYWAY, @djcastaldo, i think you solved it. I went to JVC's website and they actually have a plugin to get it to work. for anyone else having this problem, here's the only solution right now....
Go to JVC's website and download their .mp4 Log and Transfer for Final Cut Pro plugin. HOWEVER, this only works with Final Cut Pro 7 or earlier. It's a plug in that will allow the .mp4 footage to show up in Final Cut only when you go to Log and Transfer. That way you can log and transfer the footage as Apple Pro Res or whatever you want. then you can work with the footage.
If you only have FCPX this will not work. You must still have the older FCP software to do this. It does not work for FCPX unfortunetly.
Hopefully they'll come out with a solution for this later with FCPX. Or at least hopefully Apple will recognize that .mp4 files are common files, and that it is something a professional editing suite should be able to handle in some sort of way. whether it be working with them natively like in iMovie, or it be allowing Compressor to at least recognize the file and allow you to convert it to Apple Pro Res. It just seems like it should be something addressed with a professional editing system.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to innocentius)
please read forums before posting on them. This is redundent information and is clogging up this forum.
If an admin is on here, please disable posts on this thread. it has been solved.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to bradhotdog)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 5:39 AM (in response to bradhotdog)
This is the other link.
Hope the info. might help.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 5:51 AM (in response to russ Andris1)
First that's not the camera that was used. In my first post (again people, read the first post, that was the question. if you don't read the question i don't know how you can answer anything) i said it was the JVC GY-HM 100U.
And again, telling my friend to change it the next time is obvious. I already stated this earlier. My issue is not how to prevent it from happening next time. It's already been addressed that i know it records as .mov and i know that would be the best for me. i even said that earlier. none of that helps me get the files i have right now to work with me.
However, thank you for looking for software. However, it is a $35 peice of software to purchase. My solution involved me downloading a free plugin from JVC's website, and having to Log and Transfer in FCP7, then use the newly transfered Apple ProRes versions of the .mp4 files into FCPX.
I do not know if that software works or not, so for those of you who do not still have FCP7 or earlier, that may be an option for you. But if you still have FCP7 or earlier, download the FREE plugin from JVC so you can just Log and Transfer the .mp4 files to convert them into Apple ProRes, then reimport those files into FCPX.
I still find it ridiculous to have to pay $35 for software just to get it to work with a PROFESSIONAL EDITING SYSTEM that cost me $300.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 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.