Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Transcode Blu-ray to FCP 6/7/X preserving multiple audio tracks and subtitles

Having a lot of Blu-Ray Discs and want to edit the content with Final Cut Pro? The following article will show you how to transcode Blu-ray to Prores codec for FCP 6/7/X with multiple audio and subtitle tracks.


Final Cut Pro is a professional editing tool for Mac users. May be you are video hobbyists or independent filmmakers, and want to make some Blu-ray HD contents into your own film with FCP 6/7/X. However, FCP will refuse to accept blu-ray discs. So do you have the problem for importing blu-ray to FCP as below.

"I need to get scenes from a series of blu-ray disks (have permission) into FCP for editing a promo. I'm not adept at ripping Blu-Rays. Can anyone recommend a way to do this? I can't seem to find any software for Mac that deals with BDs. Thanks!"

"I want to edit some Blu Rays in Final Cut Pro, these are some projects of the kids for their grandparents. What is the best way to go about it? From what I have read, converting Blu-rays to Prores codec seems to be the best / easiest way. Is that correct? The top blu-ray ripping program for FCP? Any suggestions?

"Have been struggling with this for a while. Having a lot of blu-ray collections on my mac. When I use FCP for editing the Blu-ray files, they are grayed out. How to get these blu-ray video files into Final Cut Pro for importing. 

In this case, how can we rip Blu-rays and edit Blu-ray movies in FCP 6/7/X? FCP prefers Apple Prores 422 as the native editing codec. To ingest Blu-rays to FCP, the quick and easy way is to transcode Blu-rays to Prores so that you can easily get the files into FCP on Mac.
To do this, what I recommend is Pavtube Bytecopy for Mac , a powerful conversion program for  converting Blu-ray to Prores with multiple audio and subtitle tracks. Becides, it is capable of helping you to transcode Blu-ray discs to various output formats. Suppose you are good at both English and Francia, and want to preserve both of them from original Blu-ray discs when converting, that is what Pavtube ByteCoy can do for you. And you can select the audio you want when enjoying movies.

Now let's download and install it and follow the guide to see how to transcode Blu-ray to FCP 6/7/X preserving multiple audio tracks and subtitles.

Step 1. Launch this Blu-ray to FCP Converter and click "" to load Blu-ray discs.

Step 2. Click "Format" to find "Multi-track Video" catalogue, select "Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)" as output format for editing in FCP 6/7/X.

With output default "Settings" you can get all audio tracks preserved. In addition, if you want more customization, you can also uncheck the audio tracks you do not need to output. Just find "Audio" under "Settings" button, then uncheck the undesired audio.

PS. If you wanna add external subtitles(like *.srt, *.ass and *.ssa) in video, only click "Edit", choose "Subtitle" > "Enable", you need download a subtitle file, then click "Browse" to load it.
You can get to konw the best and top 5 Subtitle Sites to download subtitles you need here.

Step 3. Click "Convert" to start Blu-ray to FCPconversion, when completed, click "Open" to find the generated .mov files.

Obviously, it is easy to use the Blu-ray to Prores Converter to use Blu-ray HD contents in FCP 6/7/X preserving multiple audio tracks and subtitles, without any audio and video out of sync issue

And if you prefer to work with single audio channel and want to output each audio/video track separately, another Blu-ray/DVD Ripper for Mac software can do this for you, features in various output formats selection and editing options support. Worthy to point out that it also supports lossless quality output.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Can I import RMVB into iMovie on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks ?

This is an article about how to convert rmvb file to AIC codec for importing to iMovie on Mac OS X Mavericks, along with the introduction of  RMVB Converter for Mavericks.

RMVB,short for a variable bitrate extension of the RealMedia multimedia container format developed by RealNetworks. RMVB is typically used for multimedia content stored locally. Files using this format have the file extension ".rmvb".

RMVB files are extremely popular for distributing Asian content, especially Chinese television episodes and movies. For this reason, they have become noticeably present (though not entirely popular, partly due to their incompatibility with other media players) on file sharing platforms such as BitTorrent, eDonkey and Gnutella. So RMVB files can be great for online downloads.

Mavericks brings more iOS features into the MAC along with other tweaks including iBooks, Apple Maps, Finder Tabs, and a number of other time-saving enhancements. However, it becomes even harder for you to get RMVB files into video editing program like iMovie on Mavericks due to the unsupported codec. You may know pretty well that iMovie can only import DV, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 and M4V, etc, but iMovie can't recognize RMVB naturally.

To import RMVB files to iMovie on Mavericks without any problem, you require this professional RMVB to iMovie Converter to convert Variable Bite Rate RMVB first to iMovie acceptable AIC codec and then import RMVB to iMovie with constant bit rate, with super fast conversion speed and excellent output audio and visual quality. Basic edition function supported, including crop, effect, merge, snapshot and rotate.

With this RMVB Converter for Mavericks, you can perfectly enjoy .rmvb videos on any common video players on Mac OS X Mavericks. Only change .rmvb format to accepted one by your video player, e.g. Apple QuickTime, convert .rmvb/rm files to .mov, .mp4, .3gp; Windows Media Player for Mac, covert .rmvb to .avi, .mpg. Just follow the steps below to transcode RMVB to AIC for importing to imovie for editing on Mavericks.


1. Install and launch the Mavericks HD Video Converter. You can directly drag and drop .rmvb/.rm video files to this software.

2. Click Format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).

4.You can click "Settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5.Start convert RMVB to AIC for iMovie editing on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding RMVB to AIC .MOV videos to be compatible with iMovie.

After the MP4 to Prores conversion finished, you can easily import video files and projects into iMovie for further editing without any trouble. Congratulations! You have successfully taken the first step to make your own masterpiece.

With this RMVB to AIC Converter, you can easily change RMVB .rmvb/.rm files to iMovie for editing on Mac OS X mavericks

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Audio Track Mixer: Mix Canon C500 MXF to multi-track Apple ProRes for FCP 6/7

If you have problems with importing Canon C500 MXF to Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac, please follow this post below to know the esay solution to convert Canon C500 mxf footage to multi-track apple prores. 

Canon has officially announced the EOS C500, the professional 4K video camera output that it promised at the NAB trade show in April. A continuation of the concept of the C300, it can capture Raw 4K video footage and offers frame rates of up to 120fps in compressed 4K. It also captures 2K footage (2,048 x 1,080 pixels) at 12-bit, with 4:4:4 Y'CbCr chroma sub-sampling for high colour resolution.

With this professional EOS C500, you may have recorded many footage and want to do some editing work with FCP 6/7 to get better video effect. And you will find the following problem:

Q1: Using a card reader to download my footage shot with my Canon EOS C500 into FCP. My FCP 7 crashed while opening. If I am using Canon XF utility to backup the files, find out they are not readable? What's that? I am sure the videos are playable on C500. So strange. Any insight here how can I import these files into FCP 7?

Q2: I want to extract a small clip from my C500 and edit it in FCP 6, is there anyway to keep all my audio tracks? 

I believe you this is a common issue many new Canon users may meet, and most of them will choose to install a Canon C500 XF plugin for FCP. But unfortunately, at last they get little success: some don't want to upgrade, some has audio problems, and some may be confused with the complex procedure.

Then to make it smooth and easy to edit Canon C500 MXF to FCP 6/7 on Mac (including Mavericks 10.9), you can switch to a third party tool - Pavtube iMixMXF. I think it's much easier for me. It can not only convert Canon EOS C500 MXF .mxf to FCP 6/7 best editing codec Apple prores, but also has editing functions and unique multi-track preserving feature.

Convert Muti-track MXF files from Canon C500 to FCP 6/7 for editing

Step 1. Free download, install, and run Muti-track MXF Converter for FCP 6/7. Click "Add Video" button to load your source MXF clips or drag and drop the C500 MXF files to the converter. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

Step 2. Click "format" bar to choose output format. Click and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov), it's the best format for editing Canon C500 multi-track MXF files in Final Cut Pro 6/7.

Step 3. Adjust video and audio parameters. (Optional)

Click "Settings" button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you'd better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4. When above steps finished, you can click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon C500 MXF to mult-track ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7 with a super fast speed.

With the excellent multi-track MXF to FCP Converter, you can work with Canon C500 MXF files in FCP 6/7 on Mac Mavericks with multi-track preserving and with best video and audio quality as you want.

Additional Contents

If you don't want to get multi-track videos or your videos has less that two audio track, you can try Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, a profession MXF Converter and a good partner with your simple and efficient MXF conversion workflow on Mac.

Canon Related Tutorial:

Edit Canon XF100 MXF files in iMovie/FCE
Convert Canon XF300 MXF to ProRes for FCP/Premiere Pro
Edit Canon XF100 MXF video with Avid Media Composer

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera to Begin Shipping in 3-4 Days, 4K Camera Nearly Ready

A few days ago, we caught a glimpse of some more footage from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and it was quite excellent, to say the least. At that time we still had no idea whether or not the camera was going to start shipping anytime soon, and most of us believed that it probably wouldn’t. However, at Blackmagic’s LA event earlier today, the company announced that the Pocket Cinema Camera would begin to ship within 3-4 days in limited quantities and that the 4K Production Camera still needed more work before it begins to ship. 

Here’s the tweet from Ogy Stoilov at MRP Films which confirms the news from the event:

[Update]: Although the above tweet says that the 4K camera should be shipping by September, a source at Blackmagic Design has just informed us that the work on the camera should be completed within 2-3 weeks, and that it should be shipping sometime in August.

While I’m sure that some of you are absolutely thrilled about this development, it doesn’t seem likely that most folks will receive their pre-ordered camera for at least another couple of weeks or so. If previous shipping procedures are anything to go by, the “small quantities” of Pocket Cameras will be distributed somewhat evenly to resellers around the world, then they will slowly begin to trickle out into the film community from there.

Of course, the camera that many of us are waiting for, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, will not meet its estimated shipping date (not a big surprise considering we have yet to see any footage). We don’t know the exact reason for the delay, but since it’s another brand new sensor, it has to be properly calibrated to get the most out of it, and that’s probably the part that isn’t finished yet (since the camera was physically working at NAB 2013).

With that said, getting the Pocket Camera shipped this close to the projected shipping date, even if the quantities are limited, is a victory for Blackmagic Design, especially considering the ordeal with the original BMCC. I, for one, think that it’s a sign that Blackmagic is finally working out the kinks in its production model and gearing up to meet the massive demand for these cameras.

What do you guys think? Are you excited to see the BMPCC make its way into the wild? Is the fact that Blackmagic is closer to meeting their projected shipping dates a good sign for their future as a camera production company? Let us know in the comments!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Make Sony NEX-FS100U 1080/60p mts editable in FCP X on Mavericks

Follow the guide below and you will know how to import Sony NEX-FS100U 1080/60p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X without rendering on Mac Mavericks.

The NEX-FS100U super 35mm sensor camcorder is Sony's first fully professional large-sensor video camera. Hot on the heels of the PMW-F3, this compact, highly modular camera uses the same S35-size CMOS sensor as the F3. Able to shoot full 1080p video in a range of frame rates up to 60p, Sony FS100 provides the option of recording 28Mbps AVCHD footage onto SD or Memory Stick media.

When you are takeing part in applications like indie film, commercials, music promos, education, and wedding videos, Sony NEX-FS100U can be your best partner. After that, you may use Sony FS100U 1080/60p AVCHD recordings in a post-production FCP X workflow on Mac Mavericks.

Unfortunately, Mac users (including the latest Mavericks users) will get frustrated when importing FS100U 1080/60p AVCHD mts to FCP X due to the incompatibility of the AVCHD format and 60p high definition .As is known to us, Apple ProRes is the best editable Codec for Final Cut Pro (X). So to make Sony FS100U 50/60p AVCHD files compatible and editable with Final Cut Pro X, the best way is to transcode NEX-FS100U 1080/60p mts to Prores.

To accomplish this goal, this Professional Mavericks Sony AVCHD MTS Converter is your ideal tool. With it, you can easily convert Sony FS100U 1080p recordings to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP X on Mavericks with high quality kept.  Follow the steps below.
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1.Download Pavtube AVCHD to FCP Converter.

2.Install and launch this AVCHD Converter for Mavericks. Import Sony FS100U 1080/60p mts footage to the Converter.

3.Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing.

4.You can click "Settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5.Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Sony FS100U 1080/60p AVCHD to ProRes for FCP X on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.

Now everthing is done, after conversion, you can easily import Sony FS100U 1080/60p mts files to FCP X for editing. This software runs fast, so you can do AVCHD to FCP conversion in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed, and you can use accurate trim function when you edit Sony AVCHD video in the software before conversion.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hasselblad unveils new Stellar compact camera modeled on Sony RX100

Hasselblad has just unveiled the new Stellar compact camera on the company's website. While Imaging Resource has not received any official announcement on the camera, which appears to be based on the Sony RX100 but with some distinctive exterior modifications, the Stellar has its own page on the Hasselblad site with images and some info on the camera. 

"The Hasselblad Stellar redefines quality with its elegantly designed aluminium body and metal operation controls," the Stellar page reads. "Only the finest materials are used to craft the ergonomic handgrip, making it a beautifully powerful, pocket-sized camera."

Hasselblad's strategy of sprucing up Sony cameras must be paying off -- that would explain Photo Rumors' apparent leak of the Stellar, a Hasselblad take on the RX100. The already high-end compact cam will reportedly switch to a tan metallic body and offer several choices of exotic grip material, including carbon fiber and padouk wood. There's no mention of functional upgrades over the Sony original, though. As with the Lunar, we're more likely to see a price hike instead -- Photo Rumors claims the Stellar should launch on July 26th for between $1,600 to $3,200, which would limit it to particularly well-heeled photographers.

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Convert Sony NEX-FS700U 1080/60p MTS to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Follow the guide you can Convert Sony FS700U AVCHD files to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks easily via Mac Sony AVCHD Converter.

Sony NEX-FS700U Reviews:

Hot on the heels of the FS100, this compact, highly modular camera uses a very similar-sized Super 35 CMOS sensor as the FS100. But as a marked improvement over that earlier model's sensor, Sony NEX-FS700U features a native 4K resolution sensor. - Unlike smaller, broadcast-style sensors or the larger "full-frame" sensors of some DSLRs, the NEXFS700's imaging area matches that of standard Hollywood film cameras, providing complete compatibility with cine-style film lenses (sold separately).

FS700U 1080/60p AVCHD shootings:

The Sony NEX-FS700U Super 35 Camcorder (Body Only) is a fully professional large-sensor video camera. Able to shoot full 1080p video in a range of frame rates up to 60p, the FS700 provides the option of recording AVCHD footage onto SD card/MemoryStick or via the FMU (flash memory unit) port, or it can output 4:2:2 video (with embedded timecode) via HDMI 1.4 or 3G/HD-SDI to an external recording unit.

Play Sony FS700U MTS with Mac QuickTime Player:

If you have shot some MTS videos with your FS700U, then you probably want to play the 1080/60p MTS files on Mac conveniently with Apple players like QuickTime. But unfortunately these AVCHD mts footage is not compatible with QuickTime Player on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

So you have the need to convert the format of AVCHD, M2TS or MTS from Sony FS700U to QT supported formats like MOV. The solution is easy to think, but to practice it, you need a professional AVCHD Converter for Mac to be your helper. Now, Pavtube AVCHD Converter for Mavericks will help you convert Sony FS700U 1080/60p AVCHD files to MOV for QuickTime playback on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. With ultrafast conversion speed, loss-less video quality, broad format support and so on. Besides, you are able to convert any video file including AVCHD M2TS, MTS to FCP, iMovie or more formats with ease.

This article shows you the method about how to convert Sony FS700U 1080/60p AVCHD MTS to QuickTime on Mac ( Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks included) step by step.

1. Download Pavtube MTS to QuickTime Converter, install and run, and import the Sony FS700U AVCHD files you want to convert.

 2. Click format bar and choose best output format for output. Click and choose common video -> MOV-QuickTime (*.mov). You can also choose other formats for output as you want.

3. You can click “settings” to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution and bitrate.

4. Edit function is very easy to use, you can trim, crop, add watermark or adjust effect.

5. Click convert button to start converting Sony FS700U 1080/60p AVCHD to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

After conversion, you can use converted files for natively watching Sony FS700U 1080/60p AVCHD mts on QuickTime Player freely.

P.S. You can also know more about QuickTime Player and get more solutions at Sony Column.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Get the Best Handbrake Equivalent for Win/Mac(OS X Mavericks included)

HandBrake is a well-known video converter program intended to both rip and convert video files to work on a number of supported devices. However, speaking with converting Blu-ray, DVD and HD videos on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the latest version of Handbrake hasn't added support. So you have to seek for an alternative to Handbrake for Mac Mavericks to fix this issue.

Among a myriad of Handbrake equivalents, Pavutbe Handbrake equivalent for Windows or Handbrake equivalent for Mac (OS X Mavericks included) is standing out.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate -Handbrake Equivalent for Win, is an integration of Pavtube BDMagicPavtube DVDAid, and Pavtube Video Converter. It helps not only rip/convert BDs and DVDs, but also convert all kinds of unprotected video files to any other formats for playing on portable devices and the BD/DVD/videos can also be converted to compatible formats for further editing in non-linear editing software like Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer, and more. It's very fast to convert BD, DVD and videos. 

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an all-in-one Blu-ray Converter for Mac, Mac DVD Converter, and Video Converter for Mac. It helps you convert videos, non-protected Blu-ray and DVD movies to a wide variety of devices for well playback and convert 1080p/720p camera/camcorder footage(.MXF, .MTS, .MOV, .AVI…)to editable files for using in non-linear editing apps like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro (X), Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more. The Mac iMedia Converter is also able to extract audios from Blu-rays, DVDs and various videos for media players with high quality and fast conversion speed.

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HighLights: You may come up with running MEPG Streamclip, which claims that it’s able to rip standard 4:3 DV format for free, while the fact is you will have to buy a Apple-mp2-plaback-component firstly as a third party plug-in and do the conversion firstly. Also Handbrake is supposed to accomplish this for free, but it always occupy nearly 80~90% of CPU usage during these programs running, which means you cannot do many things at the same time; it’s also true that ripping usually takes a long time.

Steps to convert Sony/Panasonic/Nikon MTS/MOV/MXF footage for editing on Win/Mac 

No worries, this powerful Handbrake Equivalent for Win/Mac(OS X Mavericks included) is an easy-to-use Ultimate Video Converter program, with intuitive interface, various video formats and twice faster than normal ripping softwares. With it, you can easily rip your home-made or commercial DVDs/Blu-rays for editing on Win and Mac smoothly.

Step 1: Download and install Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate or iMedia Converter for Mac as a Win/Mac Video Eocoder, lanch it and load your MTS/MOV/MXF footage to the program.

Step 2:
Click on “Format” bar and locate the appropriate output profile.

  • For windows users, choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg)",or select WMV/MOV, you can also choose "HD Video -> AVI HD Video (*.avi)" for editing.

  • For mac users

Final Cut Pro 7/X

Move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” to set a FCP 7/X best codec.

Final Cut Express and iMovie Choose FCE and iMovie friendly format- “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)

Avid Media Composer 5.5/6

In order to take advantage of the plugin AMA, you have to make sure that you still keep the structure of the file folder recorded by your camera. If not, here you can set Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for natively editing in Avid MC.

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony/Panasonic/Nikon MTS/MOV/MXF files to Prores/AIC/Avid on Win/Mac.

Go ahead to get this Handbrake Equivalent for Win/Mac(OS X Mavericks included) installed, or you can download a free trial version to give a shot firstly. 

After testing, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate or iMedia Converter for Mac is faster with less CPU usage. And give it a try, and you can experience the faster Blu-ray/DVD Ripper and Video Converter for Win/Mac(OS X Mavericks included) personally.

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Convert Canon XF300 MXF to ProRes for FCP/Premiere Pro on OS X Mavericks 10.9

Follow this article you will know how to solve Canon XF300 MXF editing problems with Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro on Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9 as well as how to work out the "no audio issues".

The XF300 Professional Camcorder represents Canon's entry into professional solid state video acquisition. Following on the heels of its widely respected XH line of tape-based camcorders, the XF300 takes advantage of the latest HD technology--along with Canon's newly developed MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec--to record Full HD video to affordable Compact Flash cards.

While, when you want to import Canon XF300 XF MXF files in FCP/Premiere Pro on OS X Mavericks 10.9 for editing, you will get frustrated due to the video codec incompatibility problem as below.

I have some multi-stream mxf files from a normal Canon XF300 and want convert them into any format that FCP and Premirere Pro adopts. The key point is I don’t want to loss any of the audio channels that I recorded with two microphones. Is that any work flow for this? I hope this still fits for the OS X Mavericks 10.9 to be coming.

Here is the best solution for editing Canon XF300 MXF files in FCP and Premiere Pro on Mavericks 10.9, that is, to transcode Canon XF300 MXF to FCP/Premiere Pro compatible Apple Prores for editing.

To achieve this goal, you can use this professional iMedia Converter for Mac, which is a great help for Canon XF300 users to convert Canon XF300 1080i 50Mbps MXF to ProRes for FCP/Premiere on Mavericks 10.9, but also make it easy for you get the right audio track for the MXF files without losing sound. Plus, this Mac MXF Converter fully support other Canon XF camcorders like Canon XF105, XF100, XF305, Canon EOS C300, Canon EOS C500 etc.  

Guide: Convert Canon XF300 MXF files to FCP/Premiere Pro on OS X Mavericks 10.9  . 

Step 1: Add MXF video files.

Download and run Pavtube Mac OS X Mavericks MXF Converter. Connect Canon XF300 camcorder to your Mac computer hard drive via USB cable. Click the button "Add Video" to add Canon XF300 MXF files, or directly drag and drop your HD MXF files.

Step 2: Select an output format for FCP and Premiere Pro and set the output folder.

Click on the "Format" and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s the best format for editing in FCP, if you need to edit in Premiere, you can also choose Prores code.

Or you can select MOV format from "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" option, this format is best for Premiere Pro native editing.

Step 3: Click "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters.

Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

If your default audio track is in mute when recording, you may get only video without audio. So you can switch to the audio stream ID option to choose the right audio track.

Step 4: Start Converting. 

Click the "Convert" button; it will convert Canon XF300 MXF files to Apple ProRes for FCP X and Premiere Pro on Mavericks 10.9 immediately.

After the MXF to ProRes conversion, you will be able to get the output files for FCPand Premiere Pro via clicking on "Open" button effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import the converted videos to FCP or Premiere Pro freely for further editing without any trouble. 

Futhermore, if your MXF files have 2 audio tracks or more, here is a new program named iMixMXF with multi-track preserving and mixing features. You can download the trial version for evaluation!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Batch script to transcode MXF video files for using with VLC Player

In this article, we aim to offer you an easy way to help you play MXF with VLC media player freely.

  • What is MXF?
MXF is abbreviation for Material eXchange Format, it is a "container" or "wrapper" for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards. MXF files are mainly from professional High Definition camcorders/cameras like Panasonic P2 camcorders AG-AC130EJ, AJ-HPX370, Canon XF series camcorder XF300, XF305, and Sony EX camera , etc.
  • The basic way to get MXF files played:
Find a media player that can support playing .mxf files as well as be compatible with the Mac or Windows OS.
VLC player is a powerful media player for viewing movies or videos on Mac and Windows. Playing MXF files on VLC is by using the Mainconcept Reference codec, by installing this codec you can directly run your MXF files on the VLC media player.
  • The Playback problems:
While, there are still groups of people complain of the imported with low video quality or incapability of video playback.

Q1: I read that VLC can easily play MXF but it's not working on mine. I have the latet VLC player. Any solutions? Thank you.

Q2Hey guys. I need some help.I am using a Canon camera to record rugby games. All of my previous stuff was saved on a desktop and all of my movies and videos are saved as MXF. I use a free program to convert MXF to MPEG-4 format for playing on my VLC player. The 1st file goes well but then appears to stop converting. Is the files too large to handle? What do I have to do? 

I can play the MXF files from my XF-100 in VLC, but the audio is choppy or non-existant…The video plays without a hitch. But no audio. Any fixes for this problem, or am I the only one?
  • An quick workaround to solve the MXF playback issues with VLC Player 
Nothing is absolute, if there are some special MXF can't be played by VLC or other Video Player, you can convert the MXF files to common formats (like AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP4, etc) to fit the local VLC media player with iMedia Converter for Mac from Pavtube.

This top MXF to Mac Converter which works successfully in MXF to MP4 conversion even you have a bunch of large MXF files. I have tried it to encode MXF to MP4, it turns out playing Canon, Sony, Panasonic MXF on Mac smoothly and at original quality.

It’s the best software application for Mac users. What’s more, this converter also supports many of other video formats like MOV,MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc on Mac. Below is easy steps for you, you can convert MXF to VLC player compatible formats for watching in few steps.

Step 1: Add mxf video files

Run iMedia Converter for Mac on your Mac computer. Transfer the individual .mxf file or MXF file structure (P2 MXF, XDCAM MXF, Canon XF) to HDD first, and then click "Add Video" to import the MXF files to the converter.

Step 2: Choose H.264 MP4 as output format.

In “Format” drop down list box, you may select best video format for plaing on Mac. To convert MXF to MP4 format, if you want to get common MP4 files for playback, you can choose Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4); if you want to get HD MP4 files to use, you can choose HD Video -> H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).

Step 3: Start Convert

Click “Convert” in the main interface to start transcoding MXF to Mac H.264 MP4.

After conversion, you can use converted MP4 files for playback easiliy and smoothly. You can also refer to the MXF to Quicktime MOV, MXF to AVI guide, and have a try.


If you are Windows users, you can try Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. It you can easily import the MXF video and the audios for playing and editing.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Best AVCHD Converter for Mac-Free Converting .MTS files to .M4V on Mac

This article will show the best free way to convert Canon MTS to M4V, so that you can enjoy and edit mts files as you like.
MTS and M4V are both video file formats. However, there are clear differences between them. This tutorial will teach you how to free convert .mts file to .m4v file on Mac.


MTS format is a high-definition MPEG, AVC, H.264 transport stream video file format which commonly used by HD camcorders such as Sony, Canon, Panasonic. MTS files are used primarily with Sony hardware.

M4V file is the common but non-standard use of the MPEG-4 file extensions. M4V format is due to the popularity of Apple's iPod and the iTunes Store and it is also a mobile video file format which often used in handheld devices. M4V is a special type of MP4 format. The video part of M4V file is encoded with H264 and the audio part is encoded with AAC.

Have saved many MTS files copied from your cameras/camcorders on Mac and want to transfer these fantastic videos to your device, such as iPod, iPhone or iPad for playback? You might have found out that some 1080p mts files are unaccepted by your Mac application or Apple devices, you then need to convert MTS to M4V Mac, for M4V is fully compatible with Apple products.

This article focuses on the best and easiest way to convert MTS to M4V on Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion included). First and for the most, you need to choose a professional app- the best Free MTS file to M4V converter for Mac as your assistant. It can finish the entire task with super high speed and keep the output files in good quality simultaneously.

This is a freeware designed by Pavtube studio for Sony, Canon, JVC and Panasonic AVCHD Camcorder/camera owners to convert recorded AVCHD .mts/m2ts videos to various video formats for using in portable devices. Once upgraded to full version, you can get even more presets for video editing software (e.g. Apple Intermediate Code for iMovie, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, etc). There’s also Windows version available.

Step-by-step: Best and Free solution to fast convert .mts to .m4v on Mac

Step 1:  Add mts files to the MTS to M4V Mac app 

Run the installed free AVCHD Converter for Mac program; hit the "Add Files" button to import the .mts videos from camcorder or you can drag & drop the mts files to the converter.


Batch conversion is available, so you can add several files in one go – that’s helpful to save your time. See the main interface below, you can combine several files into one by checking the “Merge into One File”. 

Step 2:Select M4V as the output format 

Now you need to go to the "Format" drop-down list, choose "M4V - MPEG-4 Video(*.m4v)" from "Common Video" option as the output format. 

If you want to import the output videos to Apple devices like iPad(iPad 2), iPod, iPhone(iPhone  4, iPhone 4S) and more for convenient playback, you can choose the corresponding device as the output format. The output files could be automatically imported to iTunes. 
For your convenience, the app has already optimized the video settings for you. And for better quality and higher resolution, you may click on "Settings" and set higher bitrate.

Step 3:  Start the MTS to M4V Mac conversion 

Click the “Convert” button and let this smart MTS to M4V Video Converter for Mac do the rest for you! Bingo! That’s it! You did it.

After the MTS to M4V conversion, the 
H.264 AAC M4V video files are ready for you. Now you can enjoy your MTS videos on iPhone 4, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, iTunes etc freely. Or edit them in iMovie for making a movie of your own style. 

What's more:

If you wanna edit/cut the video files to make your own creative movie, click the "Edit" button. In the Video Editor interface you can edit your AVCHD videos by cropping, trimming, adding watermarks and setting special effects including 3D effect.

With this powerful MTS to M4V Video Converter for Mac, you can convert and edit a batch of videos in one time. Moreover, it supports MOV, MPG, MKV, WMV, MP4, VOB, DV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, TS etc.  

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Transcode Canon XF100 MXF footage to FCP 6/7 for editing

From this article, you can know the best codec for importing Canon XF100 MXF clips to Final Cut Pro 6/7 editing on Mac by converting XF100 MXF to ProRes 422.

Canon XF100 Professional Camcorder can be tailored to fit a wide range of individual needs. XF100 offers some exciting new features of its own, it is geared for a wide range of applications where high image quality, extreme portability, and efficient workflow are of the utmost importance. And with infrared recording and true stereoscopic 3-D production capabilities, the XF100 allows users to explore new creative outlets and emerging markets.

The XF100 utilizes Canon's XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper. If you record a great deal of MXF footages with Canon XF100 and desire to edit them with Final Cut Pro 6/7, you may encounter dilemma like the MXF files can't be recognized by FCP 6/7.

And the truth is, it is possible to smoothly import Canon XF100 MXF clips to FCP 6/7, as long as you convert Canon XF100 MXF to Final Cut Pro compatible ProRes 422 codec first. 

Here I recommend you the professional MXF to FCP Converter for Mac from Pavtube Studion that works fine for me. I like the batch processing and joining of multiple mxf videos into one file. The editing feature to trim the recorded videos is great, as I can control the content for conversion.

To help those who may face the same problem like me, or want to rewrap MXF to Prores .mov on Mac for HD editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, I here list a few steps with the fast MXF video conversion.

1. Download Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, install this Canon XF100 MXF to FCP X converter. Import or drag and drop the XF100 MXF files to the converter you want to convert.

2. Click "Format" bar to choose output format. Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)", it's the best format for editing in FCP 6/7.

3. If you want to customize the output settings, you can click "Settings" button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc.

4. Click "Convert" button to start transcode Canon XF100 MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7. with the excellent MXF to Mac Converter, you can use XF100 MXF files on Mac as you want.

P.S. You can try iMixMXF from Pavtube, which is a wonderful MXF multi audio track/ channel preserver, mixer and converter supporting Multi-track MXF importing and exporting on Mac.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Best .mts to Quicktime .mov converter for QuickTime Player

In this is AVCHD to MOV conversion guide, you will learn the best solution to play AVCHD .mts footages with QuickTime Player on your mac easily.

Q: I have a number of clips I downloaded onto my Win7 machine from a Canon HF S11 which are AVCHD .mts files, and tried to send them to someone with a Mac, but she couldn't open them. I'd like to convert them from .mts to Quicktime .mov and then resend them so she can open them. Once she opens them, she'll be doing some editing for me so I'd like to send her the highest quality resolution. What's the best .mts to QT .mov converter for that?

A: Usitng the best mts to Quicktime .mov Converter to do AVCHD to MOV conversion for QuickTimr Player on Mac.
.MTS file format is an AVCHD file (Advanced Video Codec High Definition), a video file format created specifically for high-definition (HD) digital camcorders, like Sony HDR-SR-1,Panasonic HDC-SD1, Canon, JVC and Sanyo video camcorders. AVCHD video is MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression, that allows the large data files created by HD video recording to be captured and saved on digital media such as hard disk drives and flash memory cards, or DVD disc.

is a multimedia framework developed by Apple Computer Inc. that consists of a QuickTime player, the QuickTime framework which provides a common set of APIs for encoding and decoding audio and video and the QuickTime movie file format .MOV.

AVCHD (MTS/M2TS/TS) video usually can not accepted by QuickTime. If you want to enjoy MTS files with QuickTime Players, you need to convert mts file to QuickTime supported .mov format.

Here, this Mac MTS to QuickTime Converter as the best .mts to Quicktime .mov converter, can easily help you convert mts file to mov for QuickTime easily with reliable efficiency and simple frank interface; no jitter, no slitter, you will have regardless HD video quality lost after converting. Come and download the powerful AVCHD Converter and let's start! 

Fast Convert AVCHD .mts videos to QuickTime MOV format

Step 1. Copy your AVCHD file to mac and keep it on. Launch Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac; click the top left two icons to load your footages individually or in batch correspondingly.

Step 2. Click Format, choose "Common Video > MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)" as the best video format for QuickTime Player.

You can also click the Setting which is marked as 3 above, choose the output video size, video bitrate, frame rate, etc. all according to your needs.

Step 3. Now click the big red circle at the right bottom to start converting AVCHD .mts file to QuickTime preferred mov format. This program will help you to stream the converted video to home shared network so that you can playback the on another mac directly.

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XF105 workflow- How to import .mxf files from Canon XF105 to Final Cut Pro X?

Here it mainly shows an easy way to transcode Canon XF105 MXF to Apple ProRes MOV on Mac so that you can smoothly import and edit Canon XF105 recorded MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X without rendering.   

Q1: I love photography and take pictures and have a Canon XF105 and shoot the videos recently, it supports Full HD 1920×1080 resolution with Canon XF codec, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. After shooting some .mxf videos with Canon XF105, I want to join various mxf files into one and edit Canon xf105 mxf in FCP X. But I find the problem that Fianl Cut Pro X does not recognize the .mxf videos? What happened?

Q2:I've run into a problem with a project. I copied the entire card file structure of XF105 onto a hard drive, installed all the right codecs...and it's telling me the file structure is invalid. My question is, can I still have all the videos and work them in FCP X?

Q3:I am using the Canon XF105 camcorder. The format is MXF from a memory card. It's kind of obnoxious at the moment since FCP X won't work natively with MXF files, which isn't the end of the world, but is a pain.

So the Question is : How to Import Canon XF105 MXF files to FCP X on Mac 

AnswerConvert MXF to Apple Prores for Final Cut Pro X Editing on Mac OS X 

By Google search, I found a professional HD Video Converter for Mac , which is a best OS X Lion/Mountain Lion MXF Converter for Mac Software. It can not only convert Canon XF105 MXF videos to Prores MOV, but also join videos into one.

Transcode/Convert Canon XF105 recordings to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X 

Step 1: Connect Canon camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable, run the top MXF to FCP Converter for Mac as the best Canon MXF to MOV converter on Mac. Click the “Add” button to import Canon XF105 camcorder .mxf files.

Step 2. Click on "Format" and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)".

Step 3. Click "Convert" to start transcoding the Canon XF105 MPEG2 MXF recordings to Apple ProRes / converting .mxf to .mov videos. After conversion click "Open" to find .mov videos.  

Some more helpful features of the app: 

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920x1080/1440x1080/1280x720/720x480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p) 

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc. 

Load/Import converted Canon XF105 footage to Final Cut Pro X 

Step 1. Start up Final Cut Pro X, follow "File > Import > Files". 

Step 2. Browse to the converted .mov video in the "Import Files" window. Press "Open" at the right bottom. 

Now you can import Canon XF105 footage to FCP X successfully and get down to video editing. 

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Transcode Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF to QuickTime MOV on Windows and Mac

Follow this article you will know the easiest method to convert Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF to QuickTime MOV on Windows and Mac for watching freely.

With P2 technology, Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 VariCam 2700 now records variable frame rates natively. AJ-HPX2700 is a high-end professional camera meant to replicate the warm and natural look and texture of film. Its native effective resolution is 1280 x 720, but shooting is possible in a range of formats from 1080/60i to 720/25p due to the 3x 2/3" 1MP CCD sensors. Recording is possible in AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, and DVCPRO HD; 4:2:2 full raster sampling is supported in the AC-Intra 100 format.


The media files from Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 are stored in P2 card in MXF format which claimed to be acceptable with VLC media player. So if you would like to play Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 MXF file, VLC is should be your first choice. However, if you prefer to play P2 MXF in QuickTime on Windows or Mac. You may be frustrated with the problem that QuickTime became greyed when importing Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF footage. It is unlucky that the P2 MXF file is not playable with QuickTime.

Then, what should you do? At first, you'd better convert Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF to QT-supported file format, like QuickTime MOV along with a third party tool.

Here is the best P2 MXF to QuickTime Converter- Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac which provides you a simple-to-use interface and barely several clicks are enough for all the job. In this way you don't need to spend time fighting against MXF codec. What's more, this powerful Mac MXF Converter can also help you to do some practical editing jobs like MXF video trimming, merging MXF files, MXF file editing and so forth.

Free download the P2 MXF Converter for Mac The MXF Converter for Mac program can run on the Mac OSX, including Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, etc. 

Supposed you are using Windows OS like Windows 7, XP, please refer to the PC version of MXF Converter for QuickTime. 

Step-by-step Tutorial- Convert Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF to QuickTime MOV 

Step 1: Launch the program and load P2 .mxf video(s)
When fully installed Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (or MXF Converter if you are Windows user), just run it. In the main interface, click "Add File" to load one or several .mxf file(s) from Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 card into the program.

2.Select output format.
Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and select "Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)" as target format.

This format is specially designed for QuickTime playback. You can also choose format as you need in the format column, such as AVI, MKV, MP4, etc.

3.Adjust video and audio parameters.
Click "Settings" button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. You can also use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you need.

4.Click convert button to start to convert Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF file to QuickTime MOV on Mac with this best P2 MXF Mac converter.

After you converting AVC-Intra P2 MXF to MOV for QuickTime, you can play the converted footages smoothly on Mac. The windows workfow is as the same.

With the P2 MXF to MOV converter, you can easily convert Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF file on Windows and Mac with QuickTime, you can also convert P2 card MXF file to other formats with best video and audio quality, like P2 MXF to iMovie/FCE and P2 MXF to FCP.

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