The JVC GY-HM170, 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder, is designed to fulfill the requirement for professional functionality, like ND filters and custom-assign buttons, in a form-factor closer to a consumer camcorder. The JVC HM170 records 3840 x 2180 4K in 24 or 30p, at a bitrate of 150 Mbps, encoding the file in a .MOV-wrapped H.264 codec. With two SDHC/SDXC card slots, the camera supports dual recording, backup recording, and continuous recording.

After you got the JVC GY-HM170 4K camcorder, you may have recorded some videos with it, this camcorder can help you to record videos in 4K MOV format or 1080p AVCHD format, if you have the need to import JVC HM170 AVCHD/4K MOV files to iMovie/FCE, you will find that your video files are not supported by iMovie/Final Cut Express, what’s the reason? Because iMovie and Final Cut Express can’t edit some special video formats, such as 4K MOV, AVCHD MTS, MXF, etc. so it means you can’t import JVC HM170 AVCHD or 4K MOV to iMovie/FCE for editing directly. In this case, how can we solve JVC HM170 AVCHD/4K MOV to iMovie/FCE issue? Please don’t worry, you just need to use UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac software, which will help you to convert JVC HM170 recorded AVCHD/4K MOV files to iMovie/FCE native supported Apple Intermediate Codec, and then you won’t have any problems with iMovie and Final Cut Express.

Transcode JVC GY-HM170 AVCHD/4K MOV video to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac

Step 1. Free download the UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac. It’s excellent JVC HM170 to iMovie/FCE Converter, which can convert JVC HM170 AVCHD/4K MOV videos to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE with high quality and fast speed.

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Step 2. Install and launch the JVC AVCHD/4K MOV to iMovie/FCE Converter, you can click “Add File” button or just drag and drop to import your JVC GY-HM170 AVCHD/4K MOV videos to the converter.

JVC HM170 AVCHD/4K MOV to iMovie/FCE Converter

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” from the drop-down menu list, which is best codec for FCE/iMovie editing.


Step 4. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface and adjust the resolution, bitrate or others as you want. You can also keep them as default.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 5. When ready, click “Convert” button to convert JVC HM170 AVCHD/4K MOV video to AIC MOV for iMovie or FCE on Mac.

When the JVC GY-HM170 AVCHD/4K MOV to AIC conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated AIC MOV files for importing and editing within Final Cut Express or iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac.