Thursday, August 29, 2013

How can you burn dvd a disk directly for a Canon EOS 60D Camera

The Canon 60D raises the bar again with its full high-definition (HD) movie recording. You don’t have quite as many recording options as with a real (dedicated) video camera but you can make outstanding movies with your camera.

Before delving into the specifics, here’s a broad overview of moviemaking:

Movie quality: You can record movies at five different quality levels. In this case, quality means two attributes: pixel dimensions and frame rate. The setting you choose determines the frame size and aspect ratio of the movie:
  • Full high definition: 1920 x 1080
  • High definition: 1280 x 720
  • Standard definition: 640 x 480
As Canon 60D records video in H.264 mov format which contains a variety of codecs, this makes DVD burning workflow with MOV files can’t operate properly, neither using software iDVD nor Torast on Mac. This article will show you how to successfully burn/write MOV clips from Canon EOS 60D to DVD on Mac OS X (Mac Mavericks included).

How to Burn Canon 60D MOV files to DVD for playing with DVD player or backup on Mac?

Here a useful tool or software- Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac is recommended to you. Now Pavtube has released its Mac version. The DVD maker for Mac can help you burn any kind of video (MXF, MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, TiVo, etc) to playable DVD with customized Menu and soundtrack . With its simple wizard-style user interface and powerful editing features, DVD authoring and burning can’t be easier.

Choosing DVD menu template/style, menu text, display aspect ratio and background for the DVD menu and setting chapter mark and playback mode, a DVD with your favourite style will present in front of your eyes!

Cant wait to have a try? Below is how Canon 60D MOV to DVD Burner works

Free download this Mac MOV to DVD burnner. You can see the main interface. Connect your DVD Writer and insert a blank DVD.

2. Load your 60D mov files into the DVD creator for Mac. Use the 60D as a Firewire device, connect your camera to your computer via a Firewire cable and transfer and copy the footage onto your computer or another external Firewire device using the PC/Dub mode.

  • a. Drag and drop source files to source area (details in Source Screen)
  • b. Select “add Files” from the drop-down list of Quick Start menu
Each file is recognized as a chapter after being imported to DVD Creator. Press on “Add title” button to add more titles. And you can do some arrangement for titles or chapters.

3. You can Edit movie clip and Customize your DVD menu

Pavtube DVD Creator for mac will enables you to edit your videos with trim, crop, watermark, effect settings, audio replacing settings features if necessary before burnning.

Tip: Swich to “Audio” Tab from Edit, and add audio to target video file so that you can replace the original audio track with favorite melody. Check the box of “Enable” and click “Browse” button and select the audio or video file you’d like to add. You may check “Loop” to make the audio repeat in order to fit the full length of the video.

This MOV-to-DVD Creator also allows you to design and create your own DVD menu or add background picture as well as music to make your DVD more personalized.  To use a preset menu template and simply double-click on the template.

4. Preview Created DVD-Video. It’s great that you can preview the created DVD before burning to make sure everything is going well, and then you can choose to burn a DVD disc, a DVD folder, or a DVD ISO.

5. Start burning.

Click the “Burn” button to start burning Canon 60D mov files to DVD on Mac – video to a writable DVD (or ISO image) that will plays on standard DVD player after burning. Now you have finished the burning process and get the created DVD for watching on your home DVD player or TV.

With this professional mov  to DVD Maker, you will find it pretty easy to convert Canon 60D mov files to DVD for you to enjoy a quality time watching movies with your family at home.


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Canon Powershot N is a Facebook Ready Digital Camera

Facebook fanatics have a smartphone to call their own, and now they have a camera, too. Canon's PowerShot N, which first made its debut at CES, just scored a few (relatively minor) tweaks. The key distinguishing factor for this latest model in Canon's new Powershot lineup is the presence of a dedicated Facebook connect button which will, after a first time setup, allow users to directly upload their pictures to Facebook. Thanks to the presence of built-in WiFi capabilities, the user can subsequently comment on and share with others the pictures or videos throughout the social media site straight from the camera.

Canon PowerShot N Features

The Canon PowerShot N has a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with an 8x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens.

For the first time in the PowerShot range, Canon PowerShot N zoom lens and shutter are operated on the dual-ring lens. Users can also take a shot by pressing the touchscreen on the rear of the device. Holding their finger down will track the subject and releasing their finger takes the shot.

As the user rotates the camera to take a shot, the touch panel LCD also rotates the content with the movement of the camera.

With a DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the Canon PowerShot N has an Intelligent IS System that automatically changes the IS settings according to the current situation.

Capable of recording Full 1080p HD video via its dedicated movie button, users can try out the Hybrid Auto feature that creates a composite video of the day’s activities using short video clips.

Appealing to the social media addicts, Canon has included a dedicated Facebook Connect Button. After the user connects the camera to their Facebook account, they will be able to post photos and videos to their Facebook feed, either to everyone or select Facebook groups.

Canon PowerShot N Release Date and Price

The Canon PowerShot N will be released in September, available to buy from Canon Direct. It will be priced at $299.99, with UK pricing yet to be announced.

Monday, August 26, 2013

I can't import HD videos from Panasonic into Final Cut Pro 6

Facing issues when importing Panasonic HD media files to Final Cut Pro 6 for editing? The easy workaround is to convert Panasonic 1080p videos to ProRes codec. Below is how.
Panasonic offers wide choices in professional and high-quality camcorders to meet virtually any application, from Full HD 3D and P2 HD to AVCCAM and SD.
I have a Panasonic camcorder which records some 1080p video files, and I use L&T to load the footage to FCP 6 on my iMac. FCP 6 crashed while opening. When I open the program agiain, find out they are not readable? What’s that? I am sure the videos are playable on camera. So strange. Any insight here how can I import these files into FCP 6? Thanks for help.

Many users are facing some frustrating result when importing Panasonic HD videos into Final Cut Pro 6 as above. The basic reason is that MXF is not a fully supported format by Final Cut Pro. So how can you get/import your 1080p recordings to FCP 6 easily for editing? At first, you’d better to transcode Panasonic HD videos to Apple ProRes first, as it is the best codec for Final Cut Pro editing.

Below is the simple step-by-step guide for Panasonic camcorder users: using Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac to convert Panasonic HD videos to ProRes 422 for FCP on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks 10.9. Download it and get the full guide below to have a smooth editing with the Panasonic HD footage in Final Cut Pro 6.

Easily importing and editing Panasonic HD videos in Final Cut Pro 6

Step 1. Get this Mac Panasonic Video Converter installed and load your footages. Click top left icon to load individual 1080p videos files; or click the second one to import the whole folder.

Step 2. Choose proper format for editing in Final Cut Pro 6.

Click Format drop-down list, choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(HQ)(*.mov), as it’s FCPX’s most compatible codec.

The Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) codec offers the utmost possible quality for 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 sources (without an alpha channel) and provides the following:
  • Target data rate of approximately 220 Mbps (1920 x 1080 at 60i)
  • Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422
More options:
Step 3. Fix the output ProRes video settings for FCP 6.

Click Settings at the bottom, you can fix the video size, bitrate, frame rate, etc. The video quality is related with video bitrate, the higher you choose, the larger output file size will be.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Ok now click the "Convert" botton to start converting Panasonic HD footage to ProRes for FCP 6 on Mac. Wait for while, or you can choose to shut down computer after conversion done.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sony F55/F5 Workflow- Converting 4K XAVC to MP4 MPEG-4

Want to convert 4K XAVC files from Sony F55/F5  to an MP4/Mpeg 4 video file so it can be played on your iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Nexus, Surface, HTC One, etc. or easily edited or shared on uploading website? Then a XAVC to MP4 converter is needed to accomplish the task.

With the successful sale of new CineAlta 4K cameras, like Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5, the XAVC format has been widely adopted in the marketplace. The format holds various advantages for high quality image reproduction including 4K pixel resolution, 10 bit color depth, wide color space (S-Gamut) and refined gamma (S-log). Sony is announcing Long GOP (4K 4:2:0 and HD 4:2:2) as choice of high-efficiency codec to serve more widely the requirements of the content production market. 

XAVC is introduced as an open format, to serve as a driver to promote and establish 4K content production infrastructure. A license program is proposed not only for editing software manufacturers but also for hardware manufacturers. However, this 4K XAVC format is not supported by many editing software and online video website, neither nor tablets, like iPad, iPhone and HTC Desire, etc.

So you may need to convert 4K XAVC video to a frienly video file like MP4 or MPEG-4. Here, Pavtube HD Video Converter is a powerful and  easy-to-use software for converting high resolution XAVC footage. With the help of the XAVC to MP4 Converter, you can convert Sony PMW-F5 or PMW-F55 recording 4K XAVC videos to MP4/MPEG-4 format, then you can play, edit or share Sony XAVC footage. You can totally depend on it. 

Overall, it is a piece of cake for this Ultimate XAVC Converter to transcode XAVC files to MP4, MPEG-4, MOV, FLV, MKV, AVI, WMV, VOB and so on. Besides it can convert more various formats to another, and rip and convert the latest DVDand Blu-ray.

With the best XAVC Video Converter, you can also convert XAVC footage to Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, CyberLink, Windows Movie Maker, etc. Compatible format for editing. (The detailed steps reference the article)

What's more, you are allowed to edit the videos, like cutting off the unnecessary part, adding watermarks including text, image and video, adding 3D effect, and so on. And attaching subtitles to output video can be achieved here.

The following instruction will show you how to Convert 4K XAVC to MP4/MPEG-4.

First, choose the right version to download and install: XAVC Video Converter (Windows 8 supported)

Step 1: Import XAVC footage.

Run the Pavtube XAVC Video Converter, click "Add video" or "Add from folder" button to load XAVC recording videos from Sony PMW-F5 or F55 4K camcorders to the program, or also support to drag and drop XAVC files to the program.

Step 2: Choose MP4/MPEG-4 format.

Go to choose the proper format what you need. Click "Format" to choose "Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4)" or "MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4)"other popular format you want.

Step 3. Attach subtitles to a video/movie.

Find "Edit" icon and then click it, you will find video editor. There you can Trim, Crop, Add watermark and Effect. Above all, Subtitle can be added here.

For creating customized subtitle, you can count on free software for subtitle editing: Subtitle Edit. Go to write the subtitle content there and it will be saved as SRT files, which is supported by Video Converter Ultimate. Then load it to the software for output videos and you will get a characteristic video.

Step 4. Start Song F55/F5 4D XAVC videos to MP4/MPEG-4 conversion.

Click "Convert" button to start conversion. After conversion, go to find the converted MP4 files with subtitles by clicking "Open" button. With CUDA acceleration conversion will become faster.

After converting, you can transfer Sony F55/F5 4K XAVC footages to tablets/phones/tvs like iPad Air, Kindle Fire HDX, NotePro, Galaxy Tab 3, iPhone 5S/5C, Galaxy S5, Apple TV 3 and other portable devices for playback, or upload the MP4 videos to YouTube, Vimeo, FaceBook for sharing with your friend and family.  

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Correct way to import Canon XA25 AVCHD MTS into Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro

If you need to better edit Canon XA25 AVCHD footages in Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro on Mac, just follow the guide to know the best way to convert Canon AVCHD to Avid DNxHD codec.

I am in school for broadcast journalism. I am stills photographer leaving print media behind. I'm think that it would be best for me to learn how to shoot video and tell unscripted stories using a small chip camera like the Canon XA25. I need to film on the go and get great footage, this is the camera I planned to buy.

And I have an iMac and installed Avid Media Composer 5; the question is whether Avid Media Composer or Xpress Pro works with mts videos for XA25? So it would be great if someone could provide me some timely advice.

The XA25 camcorder combines outstanding image quality with dual-format recording and HD-SDI output in a compact form factor, making it ideal for professional broadcast and web-based content capture.

Canon XA25 recording file is AVCHD ( MTS/M2TS ) video format. Now the latest Avid MC is version 7, though it added many new features, but it can't support XA25 AVCHD footages well. And thus you can't easily import Canon X25 AVCHD MTS into Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro. But things can be different if you get help wih a top third AVCHD Converter Tool.

Thiis MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is an ideal converting program from Pavtube. I have used this tools for some time and it works perfectly in transcoding Canon XA25 AVCHD to DNxHD codec, which is best natively supported by Avid MC and Xpress Pro. After converting, you can edit your Canon XA25 AVCHD MTS files in Avid as well as Xpress Pro natively. Just take a look at the brief guide below.

(If you are a Windows user, try this MTS/M2TS Converter)

1. Connect your Canon XA25 to your Apple with USB2.0.

Install and launch MTS to Avid Converter on Mac. Drag and drop Canon XA25 AVCHD video files into file list. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.

Tip: If you have multiple 1080/50p MTS/M2TS files, you can tick the “Merge into one” box to merge the files into one single file so that you can edit Canon XA25 1080/50p AVCHD in Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro on Mac without interruption.

2. Click on “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu, then move you pointer to Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov). The Avid DNxHD .mov format is the native format for Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

3. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click "settings", adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

4. Click "Convert" botton, it will convert Canon XA10 mts footage to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro on Mac OS immediately.

After converting, you can follow this guide how to import media files to Avid Media Composer to know the importing process. Now you you will be able to import Canon XA25 AVCHD 1080p files to Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro effortlessly.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF to Apple Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Aperture 3

This guide shows you how to convert/transcode Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF file to Final Cut Pro/Aperture 3 supported files with Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac.

Sony PMW-200 camcorder features a broadcast-friendly 50Mbps data rate drawing from three half-inch CMOS sensors -- bigger than any other broadcast handheld cam, according to Sony -- though that size is still a far cry from its own super-35 filmmaking cams and others on the market.

50Mbps HD422 Recording
In the UDF/MXF recording mode, you can record Full HD video (1920x1080) at up to 50Mbps using MPEG HD422 compression technology and enjoy the benefits of proven, high-speed and intuitive XDCAM HD422 workflow. With the PMW-200, you can also record video in MPEG HD (420) or DVCAM™ format. (Note: Proxy video is not available with the PMW-200).

Import XDCAM MXF recordings to FCP 6/7 or Aperture 3. 

Q: Hi! I was wondering if the FCP 6/7 works with mxf footages natively. Aperture 3 seems not work with these mxf recordings. I have some .mxf video from Sony PMW-200 to edit for group work, and it would be great if anyone could help me with the importing workflow. Thanks!

A: If you want to edit Sony PMW-200  XDCAM MXF in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Apple Aperture 3, you first need to convert the XDCAM MXF video to compatible format like ProRes 422 codec. This is a common format developed by Apple. Below are some useful tips.

Solution: Transcode Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF to FCP 6/7 or Aperture 3 with Apple ProRes 422 codec.

Step 1: Download Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac. This is excellent software which can help you convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF video to ProRes for FCP 6/7 or Aperture 3. Besides, it supports many other formats for output.Install and launch the Sony Mac XDCAM MXF Converter, import the MXF video from Sony PMW-200 by clicking "Add video" button.

Step 2: Choose the best output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Aperture 3. Click on "Format" and choose "Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.

Step 3: You can click "Settings" to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate and frame rate.

Step 4: You can click "Edit" button to edit MXF video, such as deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up and crop.

Step 5: Click "Convert" button to start Sony MXF to ProRes conversion. It will transcode Sony PMW-200 MXF to Apple ProRes codec MOV format flawlessly.

After converting, you can import converted video files to FCP 6/7 or Aperture 3 instantly without rendering. More output formats are supported.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How to get iMovie to work with Canon Vixia HF G30 60p mts video?

Here is a simple guide for you to convert Canon Vixia HF G30 60p mts video to AIC for iMovie editing.

I just received the HF G30 and am still working my way through learning how it works. I'm using the iLife '11 version of iMovie on my MacBook Pro and MacPro desktop and neither is recognizing my Canon HF G30 camcorder when I connect it via the USB cable. The strange thing is the Canon icon and SD card icon both show up on my desktop but iMovie isn't recognizing the camcorder as connected and therefore won't import the 60p mts files.

When I try to manually import the AVCHD footage from the SD card, iMovie says there are no recognizable files, although the AVCHD files are definitely there (this is consistent with all my recordings and not just on one SD card). I wrote Canon and they have no idea why this occurring, claiming it's an Apple issue. Any idea what's going on and how I can solve it?

Canon VIXIA HF G30 Full HD Camcorder

Canon HF G30 supports MP4 recording at up to 35Mbps and AVCHD recording at up to 35Mbps. Both formats support Full HD 1080/60p resolution. Plus, images captured at 60 frames per second means that diagonal noise is mostly eliminated - even when shooting fast moving subjects. The camera also supports enhanced color and tonal gradation.

In fact, the 60p AVCHD MTS file is not an acceptable format by iMovie and then it has to convert them to a format it's able to edit in iMovie. So the best solution is to transcode Canon Vixia AVCHD to iMovie preferred format like AIC mov. If you have got one AVCHD camcorder Canon HF G30, and like editing with iMovie, below is a simple step by step guide for you to smoothly import and edit Canon HF G30 AVCHD 60p .mts files on iMovie editing with AIC codec.

Download Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

This best Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac offers optimal conversion by converting Canon HF G30 .mts to Apple Intermediate Codec, which works best in iMovie.

What's more, t
he software is a great choice for converting AVCHD videos to iMovie/Final Cut Express/Final Cut Pro editable formats. It works with Sony, Panasonic and Canon AVCHD .mts and .m2ts footage. There are various export format for users to choose from, including Apple’s ProRes 422 codec, Intermediate codec and QuickTime codec. It also lets users to convert AVCHD files into common video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, M4V, etc.

How to convert Canon HF G30 60p AVCHD to AIC for iMovie on Mac

1. Connect Canon HF G30 Camcorder to Mac, and transfer the 60p mts files that you want to deal with onto Mac HDD.

2. Run the Mac MTS to iMovie Converter, click the "Add" button to browse and import Canon HF G30 60p .mts files.

3. Click the "Format" bar, choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov)" as output video format.


If you want to transfer Canon HF G30 MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and After Effects CS6, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for editing.
4. Click the "Convert" button and the MTS Converter will start converting Canon HF G30 60p AVCHD MTS files to AIC .mov clips.

5. When the conversion completes, press "Open" to find encoded files. After Conversion, you can work with Canon HF G30 AVCHD MTS recordings in iMovie natively.


1. For your original 1080/60i footages, you need to deinterlace 1080/60i AVCHD footages to remove all these interlacing artifacts from videos via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.

2. If the supposed size of the input files is 1GB, then the memory space should be up to 40GB.

3. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.

4. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.

5. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.

6. Double click the imputed file, you can preview your footages in the software window.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lossless converting Canon MTS/MP4 files for editing in Final Cut Pro X

To get Final Cut Pro X working perfectly with MTS/MP4 files, a best way is to convert them to ProRes MOV. Read on to learn details. 

The XA20 is a compact, "run-and-gun" HD camcorder with an impressive Optical performance from a powerful new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens with a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture, capable of focusing down to just 23.6 inches (60cm). Other features include multiple HD/SD Recording rates - including 24p for a "cinematic" look - together with a choice of industry-standard MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs. 

The high image quality and recording versatility make the XA20 ideal for independent and documentary filmmaking, as well as event videography and educational institutions. However, many Mac users complain that they can’t import the MTS/MP4 files recording from Canon XA20 to FCP X because FCP doesn’t accept .MTS/.MP4 footage.

Well, don’t worry. It is known to us that Apple ProRes codec is well compatible to FCP. So, in order to smoothly import Canon XA20 MTS/MP4 files into Final Cut Pro X for editing, you can use 3rd-party software to convert Canon XA20 MTS/MP4 to Apple ProRes encoded mov format with excellent quality of videos as it applies advanced audio and video sync technology, which is a native format for FCP X.

Here Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It is an easy-to-use Canon Video Converter for Mac program with clean interface. And it is good at converting 1080/60p MTS and MPEG-2 MP4 videos from Canon XA20 to various formats for editing, playback, uploading, burning etc. on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). You can try the free trial versionto test the functions at first.

Now let' learn how to transcode Canon XA20 MTS/MP4 clips to Apple ProRes MOV for editing on Final Cut Pro X. At first, download, install and run the best and easy-to-use Mac MTS/MP4 to FCP Converter.

Step 1. Load AVCHD MTS/MP4 files. 

Connect your Canon X20 camcorder to your Mac via USB, or insert your SD card to Mac, browser the .mts files from AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Load your 1080/60p .mts or .mp4 files from XA20 or local computer which you have copied from camcorder before into Pavtube HD Converter for Mac. 

P.S. There are two ways for you to import files: add video directly and add the entire folder.

Step 2. Select Apple ProRes MOV format for FCP.

You are recommended to choose the “Format” under “Final Cut Pro” which is preferable to your FCP X, and it is the easiest way to find the suitable format. 


Tip 1: You are allowed to adjust output video and video parameters. However, if you have no idea about profile setting, keep it as original recordings will provide you the files with less quality loss, and keep default settings is also a good choice for your to get a high quality files.

Tip 2: In order to get customized videos, you can add subtitles to your own videos.
Step 3. Start MTS/MP4 to Apple ProRes conversion.

Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon XA20 AVCHD MTS/MP4 to Apple ProRes MOV, and then click “Open” button will bring you to the generated Apple ProRes MOV files for Final Cut Pro X.

In this way, you will have no difficulty in importing and editing Canon XA20 MTS/MP4 footage into FCP X with excellent audio and video quality. You can enjoy sharing edited video with friends and taking any individual frames you want.

What’s more, if you are a Windows user, try this Pavtube HD Video Converter, which is considered as best HD Video Converter. It is specially developed for HD camera/camcorder users to transcode all kinds of HD video footage to various fotmats accepted by Sony Vegas, Avid, Premiere, Pinnacle, Cyberlink and Windows Movie Maker and more similar Windows video editing software with least quality loss. 

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Working with Panasonic HC-X920M 1080/50p mts Footage in FCE and FCP 6

Is there anyway we can injest MTS Files shot on canon Panasonic HC-X920M into FCE and FCP 6? Keep on reading to learn.

I'm the owner and publisher of Australian Videocamera. My media experience can be dating back to 1979 when I first got involved with photojournalism in motorsport. Recently we have got this Panasonic HC-X920M.


I am more than impressed with the HC-X920M. At this stage of the game, if anyone asked me what camcorder to buy sub $2K, this would unquestionably be it. It has all the functions you will ever need, and I'd almost call it a game changer. If there is camcorder to sway the pro away from the larger models as used in "run and gun"shooting for current affairs, short documentaries or films etc, then at the moment this is it.

All the necessaries are there; top lens, manual programmable focus ring, face detection, manual or auto controls for contrast, shutter speed etc and of course superb imaging. And for future proofing, the HC-X920 also supports the optional 3D lens.


Panasonic HC-X920M can provide us 1080p Full HD. We live in Australia - so we are PAL.

Recording Format: [AVCHD] AVCHD 3D / Progressive / [iFrame] MP4

Compression Method: [2D] MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 / [3D] MPEG-4 MVC/H.264


Now we are doing some editing work. We make some 1080/50p AVCHD videos from Panasonic HC-X920M, working on Final Cut Express and also FCP 6, but when loading into the FCE and FCP 6, the .mts files need rendering and everytime I touch them they again need to be rendered. Hoping anyone can help - rendering takes so much time... 


At last, I have figured out Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. Having used it as the best Panasonic AVCHD Converter and now I have successfully converted the Panasonic HC-X920M 1080/50p mts video files from the camera to AIC/Prores .mov which is native for editing in FCE and FCP 6. It works great and wonderful video quality.

Detailed instructions: 

In case that you may have the same issue with importing Panasonic HC-X920M 1080/50p mts footage into FCE and FCP 6, here offers you a step by step guide:

Convert Panasonic HC-X920M 1080/50p AVCHD MTS to AIC/Prores MOV format

Step 1. Add .mts files to the Mac MTS to MOV Converter.

Launch the MTS/M2TS to AIC/Prores Converter for Mac. Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button to load your source 1080/50p .mts or .m2ts files from Panasonic HC-X920M.

Tip: If you want lossless merge multiple MTS, M2TS files, pleas check the "Merge into one file" box.

Step 2. Choose FCE and FCP 6 compatible foramt as output.

For FCE, click "Format > iMovie/Final Cut Express", choose "Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) .mov" as the best output format.

For editing in FCP 6, you can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

Tip: If you wanna edit the video/audio parameters, you need to go to "Settings" window.

Step 3. Start MTS to FCE 6/FCP Conversion.

Click the "Convert" button under the preview window, and the best Mac MTS to MOV Converter will start converting Panasonic HC-X920M 1080/50p MTS clips to FCE and FCP 6 compatible AIC/Prores mov format on Mac OS X.

When the conversion is done, you will be directed to open the folder where you saved the converted files, and then you can import output video files to FCE or import converted videos to fcp to edit.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Why Canon XA20 1080/50p mts video files can't be played with QuickTime?

This tutorial will give you a step by step instruction about how to play Canon XA20 AVCHD mts video files in QuickTime on Mac OS X.


Canon just announced three new handheld video HD Camcorder range with three compact models for professionals and video enthusiasts. And XA20 HD Professional Camcorder is one of them, as a X-series model, it combine a powerful, all-new imaging system with professional audio and Wi-Fi connectivity in a "versatile, compact package that fits neatly in the palm of a hand," the company says.

Canon XA20 allows you to record at AVCHD video of up to 28mbps in a 1080/50P setting. If its maximum quality you want though, a recording mode at 35mps in a 1080/50P is available. However, some Mac users find that QuickTime will not recognize the 1080/50p mts footage from XA20 and an error message will pop-out.

To solve the playback issue with Caon X20 1080/50p mts and QuickTime, at first, you need to make sure that the codec of your file is supported by QuickTime. If you are not very good at codec things, don’t try this one. To avoid certain severe problem might occurring, is there a better while equally simple solution? Absolutely yes! Hereby the best work flow is to convert Canon XA20 1080/50p mts footage to QuickTime MOV on Mac. 

No worries, this Mac MTS to QuickTime Converter is the top MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac from Pavtube, that can easily help you out with reliable efficiency and simple frank interface; no jitter, no slitter, all you need to do is a few clicks. Come and download Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and let's start!  

How to convert Canon XA20 1080/50p mts video clips to QuickTime MOV on Mac

Step 1. Install and launch this Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac, click top left two icons to load individual videos or load the entire folder. 

Step 2. Click Format and choose Common Video> MOV-QuickTime(*.mov) as the best video format for playback with QuickTime on Mac.

You can also click Settings to change the output video bitrate, frame rate, size, etc. all according to your needs. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sony QX10 and QX100 Lenses for Smartphones Leak Out

Sony has a pair of incredible new lenses coming out to work in tandem with smartphones for higher quality mobile photography. The Sony DSC-QX10 and DSC-Q100 are actually lenses with an image sensor built-in.

We’ve seen similar designs with the Ricoh GXR system; however, the novel approach of the Sony QX10 and QX100 is the use of a smartphone as the camera interface. The QX10 and QX100 are controlled by smartphones via WiFi or NFC connectivity.

While the leaked image above shows the unit connected to a Sony Xperia smartphone, rumors suggest it will also be compatible with iOS and Android devices.

It appears that the QX10 will feature a 10x zoom range – given the 4.45-44.5mm zoom range (probably about 25-250mm equivalent). The sensor is rumored to be a 1/2.3″ 18MP sensor – so it is definitely in the compact camera territory.

According to SonyAlphaRumors, the electronics giant is expected to release two models: the DSC-QX10 (pictured above) and the DSC-QX100. The latter will ship with the same 1-inch sensor used with the RX100 Mark II, while the other lens will include a larger 10x focal range and a 1/2.3-inch 18-megapixel CMOS sensor. There's no word on pricing or availability, but with Sony's IFA press conference right around the corner, we'll likely get the full scoop (and hopefully some hands-on time) come September 4th.

Alternatively, the QX100 is rumored to be a direct clone of the RX100 II – complete with a 20.2MP 1-inch sensor. Depending on the execution, this could be a big wow factor for smartphone photographers. That said, it’s a big chunk of lens to carry around in addition to one’s smartphone…

While it is nice to see innovation from Sony, this is just the first round of these devices. If there’s a future in this market, I would expect to see something much different and more compact over the next couple generations.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Convert and Import Panasonic AG-HPX250 AVC-Intra 100 MXF to Final Cut Pro

Want to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF files to Final Cut Pro? First you need to encode Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF footage to ProRes codec.

Panasonic has just announced the AG-HPX250, a camera that can be positioned as the successor to the HPX170 and a compact version of the HPX370. Built using the 1/3″ 3-MOS sensors of the HPX370, the HPX250 records to P2 media in AVC-Intra 100/50, as well as DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. This is the first time that AVC-Intra 100 has been made available in a small form factor, so the ability to record a full 10-bit 4:2:2 I-frame image in a compact, 5.5 pound package makes the HPX250 truly unique.

Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF files to FCP solution:

"I have a Panasonic AG-HPX250 camcorder, this camcorder record in AVCintra or DVCPRO HD codec in MXF format. I just want to import the MXF recordings to Final Cut Pro for editing, but the FCP doesn't accept it. So what can I do? Is there an easier and effective way? And how to import incomplete folder files or single MXF files to FCP?"

As we know, FCP best codec is Apple ProRes 422, this codec in MOV format is native for importing and editing, original P2 MXF footages is not good for editing as you may find the video is not processed smoothly.

And here, you are suggested to try a third party converter: the professional Mac P2 MXF Converter from Pavtube to help you to transcode Panasonic P2 mxf cilps to ProRes for FCP with best video quality. It enables editing before conversion and you can check the deinterlacing option. Below I will provide a brief guide for you.

Steps: Transcode Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro editing

1.Download Pavtube MXF converter for Mac. It's the best Panasonic MXF Converter for Mac, an user-friendly software can help you convert MXF to rich formats, such as Apple ProRes, AIC, Avid DNxHD, or MP4, AVI, MKV, etc, then you can make MXF files compatible with iMovie, FCP 6/7, FCP X, FCE, Avid Media Composer and so on.

2.Install and launch, and import Panasonic P2 AG-HPX250 MXF videos to the MXF converter for Mac.

3.Click format bar to choose the best video format for output. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for native FCP editing.

4.You can click settings button to adjust the output video's parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. 


5.Edit function is easy and useful, you can trim, crop, or add watermark to the video.

6.Click convert button to start converting Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP on Mac.

All folders and single files are supported, after conversion you can import converted MOV files to FCP without rendering, it can deal with all the MXF files, such as Panasonic P2 series, Canon XF series, Sony XDCAM series, etc.


If you want to convert MXF video clips with multiple audio channels, Pavtube iMixMXF - an ideal P2 MXF to FCP Converter that can ouput multi-track Apple Prores MOV for further editing in Final Cut Pro, it will definitely helps you.

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Flawlessly Convert Panasonic AG-HMC150P AVCCAM MTS to MP4 and burn into DVD

In this article, you will get to know how to transcode Panasonic AG-HMC150P AVCHD videos to MP4 format and burn Panasonic AG-HMC150P mts recordings to DVD for sharing, storing or managing on Mac.

The AG-HMC150 handheld is Panasonic's exciting new introduction to the AVCCAM series. Representing a major step forward in affordable HD video capture, the HMC150 utilizes highly efficient AVCHD recording, the industry's new long GOP standard based on MPEG-4, to provide stunning image quality and longer record time. The new handheld incorporates three 1/3-inch progressive CCD imagers to produce stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution picture quality far exceeding older Long GOP formats like HDV.

"The camera I have is a Panasonic AG-HMC150P. Having shot many AVCHD high definition recordings with it, it's as easy to use as a digital still camera. What I want is to present the 1080p full HD videos on my portable device for playbak or create into DVD for wathing? Then my video can be shared with my family and my dear friends. So hope to find the best workaround here. Thanks.”

If you love photographing, AG-HMC150 is a very nice choice. As above, to successfull enjoy and share the exciting AVCHD footages from Panasonic AG-HMC150 with your friends, you just need to do Panasonic AVCHD to MP4 convertion and DVD burning on Mac.

To do this, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and DVD Creator for Mac come out to help you. Easy-to-use and time-saving as they are, they are ideal tools for AVCHD converting and DVD burning.

Now please follow the easy steps below to encode Panasonic AG-HMC150 1080p AVCHD video to playable MP4 format and write the mts footage into DVD on Mac.

Part 1: Convert Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCHD MTS to MP4 

1. Download Pavtube MTS to MP4 for Mac. Install and launch and import Panasonic AG-HMC150 recorded mts footage to the converter.

2. Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose HD Video -> H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).

3. You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Besides, you can use this software to edit your recordings, you can trim, crop, add watermark or adjust effect to the video, just need to click the “edit” button. 


4. Click convert button to start.

Pavtube AVCHD Converter for Mac will convert Panasonic AG-HMC150P 1080p mts videos to MP4 with best video and audio quality.

After converting, you can enjoy and play the Panasonic AG-HMC150P mts footage on your smartphone or talbet as you want. Of course, you can also take it for storage on Mac.

Part 2: Burn Panasonic AG-HMC150P mts to DVD on Mac 

1.Please download and install Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, import  1080p MTS files from Panasonic AG-HMC150P to the software.

2.Click the import button to load your HD footages, you can click Add title button to add more titles.

3.Switch to Menu pane. Double-click a DVD menu beneath the Menu Template to apply it to your DVD. You can customize the background video/image, background music, text, title thumbnail and more for your DVD menu.

4.Click the Burn button to start making Panasonic AG-HMC150P mts movies into DVD on Mac. You can choose to burn Panasonic AG-HMC150P recorded MTS file to DVD disc, save as ISO file, or Generate videos to DVD Folder.

Now just have a try! You can not only convert Panasonic AG-HMC150P MTS to MP4 for playbak or storage and burn the MTS recordings into DVD for sharing, but also downscale or retain the 1080p/1080i/720p videos to resolution 720p/1080p which is supported by most players. That means you can play with the highest video quaility! It is definitely the best workaound for you!

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Get an effective way to edit XAVC file with Avid Media Composer

If you fail to import Sony XAVC videos to Avid Media Composer, you can refer to the following guide to easily convert Sony XAVC to Avid DNxHD codec for native editing.


XAVC is an open format that will be licensed to companies that want to make XAVC products. XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. Sony developed XAVC to handle the higher data rates of high-speed and 4k. Thus, many experienced Avid users may wonder about the XAVC codec and Avid Media Composer workflow, and some will search for the best XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Avid. Here let's see what users discuss in the forum.

Q1: Hi, We've got some material from Sony's new XAVC codec and using MC 6.5.2 and the newest AMA plugin 2.31. We can AMA link and getting all the footage from the XDROOT directory and then transcode everything EXCEPT the clips that is 20 minutes and more, they cannot be transcoded...I do think this is a Sony_PDZK-MA2_v2.31 AMA plugin issue and used my contacts at Sony to get some feedback.

Q2: Hello, I've been researching possible workflows for a doc we'll be shooting soon. The team is interested in the Sony F55 and I am trying to find specifics about a workflow through AVID, as I will be the one working with the footage. My knowledge is mostly with FCP, and I know the camera and the codec have yet to be released, but I'm hoping to find out more about this camera and AVID workflows.Thank you in advance.

Now you can see many Sony F5/F55 users are talk about how to get XAVC files to work with Avid Media Composer. In fact, Avid Media Composer/Symphony 6/6.5 has native support of 2k XAVC and 4K Raw (not 4k XAVC). Requires the appropriate AMA plugin available from the Avid or Sony download site. Sony said in July 2013: "with the v7 release of Avid Media Composer we will release the updated plugin supporting 4K XAVC editing".

Since you will have problem for import Sony XAVC videos into Avid MC even with the XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in, to make things easier, you had better to transcode Sony F5/F55 XAVC footage to a more editing-friendly format, such a Avid Media Composer's DNxHD.

First all of, you need to get Sony XAVC Converter for Avid, a powerful Sony XAVC to Converter for Mac which can help you effortlessly transcode Sony's new XAVC codec to DNxHD encoded MOV files, which will create an Avid MC friendly file format keeping the XAVC orginal quality. Besides Avid, this software can also export Proes for FCP, AIC for iMovie and FCE, MOV for Adobe Premiere and more NLE systems for native editing. 

How to import and edit Sony XAVC file with Avid Media Composer

Step 1. Install and launch this Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, click top left two icons to load individual videos or load the entire folder.

Step 2. Click Format and choose Avid Media Composer>Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the best video format for editing in Avid Media Composer on Mac.

Click Settings to change the video bitrate, frame rate, size, etc. all according to your needs.

Step 3. Click the big red circle at the bottom right to start converting Sony XAVC footage to Avid Media Composer on mac. Wait for a while; you can load the fresh hot converted video to AMC now.

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