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Can we Import and Edit JVC GW-SP100 4K H.264 Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6

October 12, 2017

The GW-SP100 camera system features a video unit with a foldable and detachable 7-inch full HD LCD monitor and includes a wired dedicated remote and camera control panel. For connection between the camera head and the recording/playback device, optional longer cable lengths of 5m and 15m are also available. The camera records at 4K Ultra HD and HD at 4:2:2 150Mbps, and supports up to 50/60p recording in both HD and 4K. 4K footage is recorded as a single file in AVC H.264 format at 150Mbps. Thanks to the system’s two dual codecs and four card slots (two for 4K, two for HD), the camera can record 4K+4K and HD+HD (continuous/dual recording), making it a very flexible system. Recording is via cost-effective SDHC/SDXC cards; a single 64GB UHS-I U3 SDXC card provides around 50 minutes of recorded 4K footage at 60p.

However, there are some problems such as not showing the video but audio only, unsupported file type when playing & editing JVC GW-SP100 UHD/HDvideo in Adobe, especially in 4K. So what’s the matter? And is there an easy workaround to import and edit GW-SP100 4K UHD H.264 Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro with smooth workflow. Read on for details.


Well, according to our multiple testing, we found two main basic reasons behind there. As you know, the GW-SP100 records 4K videos in H.264 codec, but it seems Adobe Premiere Pro(including the recent Premier Pro CC) does not like the way. The file type is a compressed output format, but not ideal for editing in NLE system. What’s more, Adobe PP CS6, CC can handle (usually) 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive.

To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode JVC GW-SP100 4K files to Premiere Pro natively supported formats (MPG/WMV/MOV are highly recommended in 1080p) as primary delivery format. Along with some help from Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, it can be done effortlessly.

If you are Windows user, windows version is available here. Follow the step-by-step guide, you can ingest JVC GW-SP100 4K videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 for editing. (In this article I take Mac version as an example, Window version have the same steps and the functions.)

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Get JVC GW-SP100 4K footage Support in Adobe Premiere

Step 1: Load source JVC 4K files

Launch the JVC 4K to Adobe Premiere converter, and you can either click "add video" button to import GW-SP100 4K video files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.

Tip: If you want to merge JVC 4K video clips, just need to check the "Merge into one" box.



Step 2: Select output format

To import JVC 4K files to Premiere Pro, you can follow Adobe Premiere/ Sony Vegas column and select MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.



Tip: You can click Settings to adjust video and audio parameters to get the best quality video for editing in Premiere.

Step 3: Start GW-SP100 4K H.264 video to Adobe PP conversion

Finally, press the convert button; it will start to transcode JVC GW-SP100 4K Ultra HD videos to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro immediately.

Once the conversion completes, you are free to use JVC 4K videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC!

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