Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sony Announces New PXW-Z100 4K Camcorder

Sony has just unveiled the new PXW-Z100, a compact 1/2″ single sensor 4K camcorder with a fixed 20x lens. Utilizing the same XAVC codec first introduced with the PMW-F5 & PMW-F55, the PXW-Z100 can record HD, QFHD (3840×2160) and full 4K (4096×2160) up to 60 FPS. XAVC is a versatile 10-bit 4:2:2 intraframe codec with a manageable data rate of 240Mbps at 4K 24FPS, but a future firmware update will also bring a long GOP XAVC-S mode as well as the standard AVCHD codec option. Dual XQD card slots provide a relay recording option for continuous shooting.

In addition to the standard composite and HD-SDI output, the PXW-Z100 will be one of the first devices to support the newly introduced HDMI 2.0 spec, which means you’ll be able to monitor 4K 60fps over a single HDMI cable. The included WiFi module will provide focus, iris, zoom, and start/stop control via any internet browser, which makes the compact PXW-Z100 a great 4K option for mounting on a jib or tight spaces.

The camera is expected to ship by late 2013 and will have a suggested list price of less than $6,500. You can find more information directly from Sony, but stay tuned for more details and for an in-depth look in the near future!

See XAVC video tips: 

Import Sony F5/F55 XAVC file to Avid MC on Mac

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fluid Workflow For Editing Sony HDR-TD10 3D mts/m2ts footage in Premiere Pro and FCP X

This article will talk about how to import Sony HDR-TD10 AVCHD MTS/M2TS files in FCP and Premiere Pro for editing smoothly on Mac with the best 3D AVCHD Converter for Mac. 

I'm working on a Mac but have a Sony HDR-TD10 camera that can shoot .mts/.m2ts 3D videos. I'm trying to figure out how to get this 3D footage onto my Mac so I can edit using either Premiere Pro or FCP X in 3D. Does any software support this directly on the Mac or do I have to use some converting program on the Mac to do this?

Sony HDR-TD10 camcorder allows you to easily switch between recording in 3D and 2D,1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p recording. If you shoot 3D AVCHD video in .mts or .m2ts format with TD10, you will find the 3D AVCHD is not easy to use on Mac as it's not well supported by many editing software, such as the Premiere Pro and FCP X, you may encounter many problems as above.

In order to edit your Sony HDR-TD10 3D MTS in Premiere Pro and FCP X natively and to keep the HD video quality and avoid rendering, you'd better use the Apple ProRes codec which is best accepted by Premiere Pro and FCP X to convert Sony TD10 3D AVCHD mts/m2ts files for importing.

To accomplish you goal, Pavtube MTS/M2TS converter for Mac can do this with ease. It is the tool that I have used for about one year, I rewrap and transcode Sony TD10 3D AVCHD mts/m2ts files footage to Prores .mov for editing in Premiere Pro and FCP X on Mac, this software can deal nearly all kinds of MTS videos. Free downlad it and  take a look at the brief guide below.

Convert Sony TD10 3D MTS/M2TS to Prores .MOV for editing in Premiere Pro and FCP X

Step 1: Install and launch the best 3D AVCHD Converter for Mac. Once its main interface appears, you can import 3d .mts or .m2ts media into the program from "Add video" or "Add from folder" icon.

Step 2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to choose  Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as the best codec for editing Sony TD10 3D AVCHD in Premiere Pro and FCP X.

Notes: If you want to output 3D video, you can also chooce “MOV Side-by-Side 3D Video/MOV Anaglyph 3D Video/MOV Top-Bottom 3D Video (*.mov)” format from “3D Video” option, this H.264 MOV format is also supported by Premiere Pro and FCP X.

Step 3: Click settings button to adjust the output video's parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc.

Step 4: Start converting Sony HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD videos to Apple ProRes .MOV for  Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X .

As soon as the conversion process finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated file that is ready for editing with Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro X.
  • Start up Premiere Pro, choose File > Import…, and navigate to the source folder to import files. 

  • Launch Final Cut Pro X, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add. 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Convert Canon XF105 multi-track MXF to ProRes 422 MOV to edit in Premiere Pro CS6

If you encountered problems with importing XF105 multi-track MXF to PPro on Mac, please follow this post to effortlessly convert Canon XF105 MXF to Prores MOV for Premiere Pro CS6 with keeping multi audio channels.

The XF105 utilizes Canon's XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper. The XF105 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920*1080 resolution, up to a 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. However, some Canon users find that it is hard to import Canon XF105 HD MXF files into Premiere Pro CS6?

My Canon XF105 .mxf files won't import into Adobe Premier Pro 6.0.3...  Keep getting a "generic error".... and I've tried everything! I've downloaded the Canon utilitiy, tried merging the clips, tried isolating the .mxf files, tried not touching the clip structure at all..... 

Now I want convert them into any format that Premiere 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?

The Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 isn't well compatible with the tough ""MXF"" file format. In the case, convert MXF file from XF105 to Premiere Pro well compatible file format like Prores .mov can be an effective way, and it will make the editing work much smooth and easier. But how to keep the original multi audio channels?

Here, Pavtube iMixMXF can exactly do this for you. It is a great MXF Mixer and Converter that enables you to convert multi-track MXF from Canon XF105 to Prores for Premiere Pro preserving all the audio channels without quality loss, but also can make it easy for merging multiple video clips.  

Overall, it is a wonderful tool to preserve all the audio and subtitle tracks from original MXF file when converting multi-track MXF files to multi-track MKV, MP4, MOV for playing back on iDevices and Android tablets; as well as multi-track Apple ProRes for FCP, Premiere Pro and Apple Aperture 3 editing. Besides selecting multiple tracks you need, you can also mix the multiple audio tracks into one for output. Below is a brief guide:

Preparation for XF105 to Premiere Pro CS6 Conversion:

Free download this Multi-track MXF Converter for Mac and follow these steps to easily convert multiple audio channel MXF to ProRes for Premiere Pro CS6.

1. Connect your XF105 to Mac and keep it on; get this multi-track MXF to Premiere Converter installed. Now follow the top left two icons to load individual mxf or in batch.


2. Click "Format" and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the most compatible codec for Premiere Pro CS6 editing.

3. Click "Settings" to free select needed video/audio tracks.

Check the tracks you need and left others unchecked, thus you can get Multi-track MOV with your needed audio streams. Note there’s a mix into one track icon on the bottom, it will combine all your checked audio tracks into single one.

With this Pavtube iMixMXF program, you can also add some personal subtitles in it like this which makes the play backing much easier:

4. Click the red "Convert" to start to convert Canon XF105 multi-track MXF to ProRes 422 MOV.

After the conversion is finished, just run Premiere Pro CS6 and import the .mov files for editing. You will find the output video work perfectly on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.


Pavtube also have a Mac MXF to FCP converter program for users that do not need to deal with multi-track video/audio files; only $29 is needed atm. Refer to here to quick look this MXF Converter for Mac.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Best 3D MTS Converter- How to Convert 3D AVCHD MTS files to 3D AVI format

With a top 3D AVCHD Converter, you can easily convert 3D AVCHD MTS files to playable and editable AVI format for Windows or Mac.

Nowadays, more and more people will prefer a 3D camcorder to record vivid 3D images. It's great to have a 3D camcorder like Sony HDR-TD10/DEV-5, JVC Everio GS-TD1/GY-HMZ1U, Panasonic HDC-SDT750/AG-3DA1 which will give us unprecedented 3D video enjoyment.

If you have got a 3D camcorder and recorded lots of 3D MTS files, you may want to watch the recorded 3D videos on HD TV, portable devices or just want to import these 3D AVCHD files in Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Stuido for editing. However, the 3D AVCHD MTS footage is not that easy to handle, you will have problem when editing and playing them.

To find a easier way to get 3D AVCHD MTS footage editable and playable, you need to seek help from the best 3D AVCHD Converter to Windows/Mac compatible AVI format.

Here Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate and iMedia Converter for Mac is the ideal conversion tool that not only freely and easily converts 3d MTS files to 3d AVI with perfect quality and fast conversion speed, but also offers several editing functions like cropping video dimension, trimming file length, adjust playing effects, etc. The converted AVI videos are well supported by mobile phones, different portable devices and many editng programs.  Batch conversion features supported by the software will definitely make the conversion easier and faster.

Becides 3D AVI format, this 3D AVCHD Converter for Mac has added other 3D profiles in Format menu. (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV). Now download and install it and follow the steps to start the conversion of 3D MTS to 3D AVI. (Here provides the Mac workflow, if you are a Windows user, the process is as the same)

Step 1: Import the 3D MTS file.

Run Pavtube 3D AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Mac 3D MTS to 3d AVI Converter. Click "Add Video" icon to load 3d .mts video clips.

Step 2. Choose 3D AVI as the output format

Choose " AVI Side-by-Side 3D Video" or "AVI Anaglyph 3D Video" or "AVI Top-Bottom 3D Video(*.avi)" as target format from "3D Video" option.

Step 3: Settings (Optional)
You can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio settings if necessary. Users are free to reset codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels.

Step 4.  Click “Convert” button to start transcoding 3D MTS files to 3D AVI fomat.

The Mac 3D MTS to 3D AVI Converter can help you convert recorded 3D mts video files with high video quality, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed. Just have a try now!

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

MP4 to AVI Converter- Convert/Render HD MP4 video to AVI format

The following tips tell you how to easily convert HD MP4 videos to AVI on Windows with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate- the best HD MP4 to AVI Converter.

You may got kinds of HD MP4 video files on you PC and want to any video editing software for editing or media player for playback; it will end in fail in most cases as below:

Hello, I just shot my first few clips on the Hero2 HD camera. My issue is this. I need to 'down' convert the HD mp4 clips to SD size for editing on an SD edit platform. Ideally I need to convert the clips to a lossless AVI - but not HD. Just wondering if anyone can suggest a good software that will do it?  I tried CineForm but it seems to output AVI's in the same frame size as the source clip. Any assistance would help. I did have a quick search on the forum but couldn't see anything that helped. Many thanks.

I think I am almost there! Can I/Should I render MPEG 4 footage out to AVI? I ask because I may render 1-2 times before final project completion. When I shot SD, I could render 1-2 times to AVI without losing quality. If not AVI is there a different "wrapper" that will allow me to accomplish this? I assumed if I rendered 1-2 times to MPEG 4 I would lose quality with each render?  I understand there are many ways to ingest and edit, but I would like to initially stick with my workflow as I experiment with other NLE's, etc. I am so close I can taste it.......

Input: 1280x720 MP4 (80MB). Output: 720x404 AVI (200MB)! How can this be? I know that MP4 has better compression, but the downscaling from HD to SD should make the sizes about even. Why did it increase so dramatically?

The HD video in MP4 format with MPEG-4/H.264 encoding keeps the quality high , but there is a question when playing & editing HD mp4 files on Windows PC. Nowadays many program didn't accept HD MP4 files, that is why you cannot import and play HD MP4 video smoothly. So to get HD MP4 well supported on Windows, you need to convert HD MP4 to AVI format which is adopt by most movie editor and media players, like Windows Movie Maker, any version of Sony Vegas, VirtualDub, etc.

Software you need: Pavtube HD Video Converter

This software will help you can convert HD MP4 to AVI with perfect quality and fast conversion speed. What's more, it is the ideal conversion tool that offers several editing functions like cropping video dimension, trimming file length, adjust playing effects, etc. The converted AVI videos are well supported by mobile phones, different portable devices, media players and editing programs. It can deal with variety of hd video, blu-ray, and dvd movies. CUDA acceleration will give you faster conversion speed.  Following is our workflow. 

Step-by-step guide of converting HD MP4 to AVI format with the best MP4 to AVI Video Converter.

Step1: Load HD MP4 files in MP4 to AVI video converter.

Install and run the best HD MP4 to AVI video converter. Click the "Add video" button to import your HD MP4 files for later converting and editing. You may load more than one file, for the HD MP4 to AVI video converter will merge them in one by clicking the small pane before “Merge into one file”.

Step2. Choose AVI format for output.

Click format column and choose best video format for output. To convert MXF to AVI format, if you want to get common AVI files for playback, you can choose Common Video -> AVI MSMPEG-4-V3 (*.avi); if you want to get HD AVI files to use, you can choose HD Video -> AVI HD Video (*.avi).

Step 3. Edit the HD MP4 files.

Click "Edit"button to start the editing. In the editing box, you can crop the black edges, trim the videos, add the text, images, videos you want in the original videos, adjust the effect. After finish these editing, click “OK”.

Step 4. Convert HD MP4 to AVI format.

Look at the big "Convert" button and click it to start HD MP4 to AVI conversion. With the CUDA technology, you can transcode HD MP4 files to AVI at a fast speed. After conversion, you can use HD MP4 files as you want.

After conversion, launch Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Pro, and other applications, import your .avi files into them and or transfer them to your portable devices or media players for watching. This is our workflow on rewrapping HD MP4 to AVI, hope this helps.

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Final Cut Pro X – Edit 1080p videos files from Canon EOS 100D?

How to edit Canon EOS 100D H.264 Video in FCP X on Mac? Best Canon H.264 Video Converter can help you to encode 1080p MOV clips from Canon EOS 100D to FCP friendly code and Eit/Split/Cut/Merge the H.264 MOV footage on Mac.

Last year’s Canon EOS 650D was an excellent camera. But for all its whiz-bang features, like a capacitive touchscreen and continuous autofocus while shooting video, it just didn’t feel special. A DLSR for beginners just doesn’t make as much sense when there are smaller mirrorless cameras that can achieve similar results. So Canon shrunk the 650D down. Here’s the mini version: Canon EOS 100D.


Canon EOS 100D (Rebel SL1) may be the smallest and lightest DSLR currently in production, but does the 18-million-pixel 100D have what it takes to meet the demands of the enthusiast photographer? Canon EOS 100D features a 3in, 1.04-million-dot touch-sensitive LCD screen, a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25,600, and can shoot video at a resolution of 1080p at 30fps.

However the MOV files using variable bitrate MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 compression, which is well-supported by FCP X. Due to its high data rate (20-30mbps), the Canon 100D 1080 mov footage is quite demanding and your FCP X prone to freeze or crash if your Mac is not so up-to-date.

In order to process Canon EOS Rebel SL1 footage fast and seamless with Final Cut Pro X, it requires that the H.264 .mov videos to be transcoded into an editing friendly format before importing the mov video from 100D to FCP X. This is usually done with a Mac HD Video Converter.

Recommended Tool:
Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac The best Canon H.264 MOV Converter 

With it, you can transcode Canon 100D MOV to a compatible format for FCP X on mac quickly and easily with preserving timecode. Before editing the footages from Canon 100D, you are advised to install the first-class HD Video Converter for Mac from Pavtube.

Step-by-step guide to learn how to convert Canon 100D 1080p MOV to Prores 422 for FCP X with keeping timecode.

Step 1. Download and install the H.264 to Prores 422 Converter with timecode on your Mac. Launch it and import your Canon 100D .mov clips into it.

Step 2. Choose Apple Prores as output for FCP X.

Click on "Format", follow "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" format for native importing and editing in FCP X.

Step 3. Click on Settings to adjust audio and video parameters including video size, video frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, audio channel.

Step 4. Start transcoding Canon 100D h.264 MOV to Prores 422 by clicking on "Convert" button.

After the conversion is done, you can easily import Canon 100D h.264 footage into FCP X with retaining timecode.
  • Refer to the picture below to see how this cool mac mov converting tool keep the timecode for FCP. 

Hope this article will make the experience of editing h.264 mov footage from Canon 100D in FCP X easier and faster.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Get iMovie/FCE to recognize or import Nikon D4 1080p mov videos

Having got a Nikon D4, and tried importing some raw video footage shot with it into iMovie or FCE but with no luck. If you have the same issues, check out the easy solution here.

Nikon's new flagship professional digital SLR, the D4, the successor to the Nikon D3s, features a newly-developed a 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, as well as the powerful Expeed 3 image processing engine. Nikon D4 has been developed through continuous dialogue with professional photographers. It is wonderful to be taken to take photos and record HD videos when you travel or commute.

If you have got the Nikon D4 camera and often use it to shoot 1080P video, you may have the need to edit Nikon D4 h.264 mov footages in iMovie/FCE on Mac, but you will encounter some editing problems with D4 full hd videos, like importing slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly as iMovie/FCE doesn't support h.264 footages well. 

As far as I am concerned, it will be the best choice to convert Nikon H.264 MOV to iMovie/FCE best native supported video format - AIC codec .MOV, then you can edit Nikon D4 1080p mov video well in iMovie/FCE on Mac. Check out Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, a top Nikon H.264 MOV to AIC Converter. It supports transcoding all Nikon 1080p MOV files to AIC so that you can easily import the Nikon h.264 recordings to iMovie, FCE for editing on Mac. Plus, it also supports converting H.264 MOV to Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe and more.

Now free download it 
here and follow the steps below to convert Nikon D4 MOV to iMovie/FCE on Mac.

1. Transfer h.264 encoded .mov files from Nikon D4 camera to your Mac HDD via USB cable. Install and run the top Nikon H.264 MOV Converter for Mac , click “Add video” to load the Nikon D4 recorded MOV video or directly drag the files to this Mac HD Video Converter.

Tip: If you have multiple MOV clips, you can select the “Merge into one file” box to merge your multiple MOV files into one file.

2. Click “Format” bar and choose “iMovie/Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (.mov)” as export format. This is iMovie/FCE preferred video format.

3. Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and frame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features.

Before start the conversion, edit function is useful and convenient for you to use. You can deinterlace, trim, crop, adjust effects or add watermark to the video.

4. Click “Convert” button and transform Nikon H.264 MOV to AIC MOV for using in iMovie/FCE on Mac.

Once the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right and them import the AIC .mov to iMovie/FCE for editing.

Launch the iMovie or Final Cut Express, choose from File menu > Import > Files…

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Import Sony PDW-F800 XDCAM MXF files into FCP 6/7 keeping all the audio tracks

If you need to edit Sony PDW-F800 MXF footages in Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac, you can follow this article to convert XDCAM MXF to FCP native Prores codec and edit without rendering.

The PDW-F800 camcorder is the newest member of the XDCAM family. On top of the exceptional technology, the PDW-F800 offers very high quality HD recording at a data rate of up to 50Mbps using the MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL compression. Sony PDW-F800 XDCAM camcorders' video format is MXF, but many users will find using these XDCAM MXF files on Mac is really a nightmare.

As MXF is not compatible with Mac Editors like Final Cut Pro 6/7, you can't direcly log & transfer your MXF videos from Sony PDW-F800 in FCP 6/7 sommothly. Even with the Plu-gin installed, some users would still meet the trouble due to its complex procedures. We also searched the solution, we find out there is an easy way to fix this issue, that is to convert Sony XDCAM MXF files to Apple ProRes, which is natively suported by Final Cut Pro. 

In addition, in case that your Sony PDW-F800 XDCM MXF files may have several video streams or audio tracks. For people who want to edit them in FCP 6/7, is there anyway to keep all the multiple audio/video track separately as original?

Fortunately, Pavtube iMixMXF can help you to get it done. With it you are allowed to preserve all or any audio tracks for output Prores .MOV and mix the multiple audio tracks into one if you need.

Below, we give you the step-by-step guide to convert Sony PDW-F800 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Prores .MOV with multiple audio tracks for FCP 6/7.

Step 1. Get this Mac multi-track MXF Converter installed, click  to load individual mxf videos; or click    to load the entire folder. It will recognize all the audio channels.


Step 2. Click "Format" and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple Prores 422 (*.mov) for importing in to FCP 6/7.

Step 3. Click "Settings" to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to keep. (Optional)


1. Follow the bottom left icon to "mix into one channel"; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart.


2. With this Pavtube iMixMXF program, you can also add some personal subtitles in it like this which makes the play backing much easier:

Step 4. Click "Convert" to start converting Sony PDW-F800 multi-track MXF to multi-track MOV for playback or editing on Mac Mavericks.

Tips:For users don“t need to deal with multi-track thing, just simple want to convert MXF to other formats, the MXF Converter for Mac (only $29) is highly recommended.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rewrap XDCAM MXF to Quicktime MOV for playing back on Mac

This article aims to help users transcode Sony XDCAM MXF to compatible format with QuickTime Player. With this easy-to-use Sony XDCAM Converter for Mac, you can easily convert your MXF to QuickTime MOV for playback.

XDCAM is a series of products for digital recording using random access solid-state memory media, introduced by Sony in 2003. Four different product lines — the XDCAM SD, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX and XDCAM HD422 — differ in types of encoder used, frame size, container type and in recording media. The XDCAM format uses multiple video compression methods and media container formats. However, when you want to share your XDCAM MXF videos with friends using QuickTime player, you'll feel frustrated because QuickTime can't play XDCAM MXF files.  

So is there any way to enjoy your favourite XDCAM MXF videos with QuickTime? Of course yes! The best solution is to rewrap those XDCAM MXF to a QuickTime-friendly format. Only comes with some help from third-party software, it can be done effortlessly.

If you're looking for an ease-to-use software application, don't mind spending $29, I've had success using Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac to Sony XDCAM recording MXF videos to QuickTime playable MOV format on Mac quickly. I've found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference from the original. Fully support Sony XDCAM camcorders like PDW-F800, PDW-700, PDW-F355L, etc. Below are the detailed steps.

Guide on how to transcode Sony XDCAM MXF to MOV for freely playing on Mac

Part I: Import XDCAM MXF videos to Mac

Connect your Sony XDCAM camcorder to Mac and transfer MXF video files to your Mac for converting.

Part II: Convert Sony XDCAM MXF to QuickTime MOV

Step 1. Load XDCAM MXF footage.

Drag and drop individual .mxf file or XDCAM MXF file structure to the best Sony XDCAM MXF Converter.

Step 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.

Step 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. 

Step 4. Start Sony XDCAM MXF to MOV conversion.

Click convert button to start to convert Sony XDCAM MXF file to QuickTime MOV on Mac with this best Mac XDCAM Converter.

After you converting Sony XDCAM MXF files to MOV for Mac, you can freely enjoy and play the converted footages smoothly with QuickTime Player on Mac.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Convert MXF files to QuickTime MOV for playing on your Mac

In this article, you can learn the easy way to convert recorded MXF files to QuickTime MOV, and it will help you solve the playback issues with MXF and QuickTime Player on Mac.

QuickTime is a multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. As an excellent movie player, it is widely used by most of Mac users. But according to users' feedback, they usually have trouble with locating the Quicktime files once openning the MXF files.

What's the reason? As we know, MXF clips comes from like Panasonic HVX200/HPX300, Canon XF300/XF305, Sony EX camera, etc. It is not compatible with media players just like Apple QuickTime. So to get QuickTime Player natively accept MXF files, converting MXF file to Quicktime mov video is a necessary step if you want watch your MXF video on Mac with QuickTime Player.

Ane then what you need is a professional MXF to MOV Converter for Mac. Here I suppose you to use the top MXF Converter for Mac from Pavtube, it is just designed to convert MXF files to QT best supported MOV format so that you can freely enjoy MXF files with QuickTime on Mac.

Overall, this MXF to QuickTime Converter is very easy to use and can do MXF to MOV conversion fastly with preserving the original video quality perfectly. 
Just download this powerful Mac MXF to QuickTime Converter, and follow the guide as below.

Step by step guide to help you convert MXF file to QuickTime .mov for playing on Mac

Step 1:Add mxf file into Mac MXF to MOV Converter

Install and run the program, click "Add" or "Add from folder" button to load your MXF video clips. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

Step 2:Set Output format for QuickTime.

Click on the dropdown list of "Format" and select "Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)" as target format. This format is specially designed for QuickTime playback.

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

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.

Step 4:Start Conversion

Click the "Convert" button to convert mxf file to QuickTime .mov on Mac.

After a few seconds or minutes (according to the length of source MXF file), you can finish the MXF to QuickTime Conversion. In this way, you can freely enjoy the output MOV file with QuickTime Player on Mac. Also you can edit the MOV file with Final Cut Pro.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Re-encode Sony FS700 AVCHD to ProRes for freely importing in FCP

Sony FS700 users often meet the problem that they cannot edit AVCHD MTS files made by Sony high definition camcorder in FCP. The following will tell how to use FCP to edit Sony FS700 AVCHD MTS, which is not a Mac friendly format.

I've just got a bunch of CF cards in from a shoot from yesterday. I believe the camera used for the interview was a Sony FS700 On the CF cards, I have 2 folders: }CLP{ and then a }STT{ file, but FCP L&T doesn't like that structure so I can't use that. The files here are QT movs (M-PEG2) and I need to convert to ProRes 422. Not using MPEG since they don't keep source TC, so I'm using Compressor but it's taking EXTREMELY long, even for a 2 minute clip. Is there a quicker way to do these batches because I have to get all this footage over to the editor, but fear at this rate it will take all day!

The FS700 shoots AVCHD. And with any tapeless workflow, you need to copy the ENTIRE card structure to a hard drive. (refer to the guide). If you don't like the complex workflow as above, here hands down the best and easiest way we've found, that is to convert to Prores from a FS700 for importing. You should know that the FCP's native format is Apple ProRes, so after converting you can avoid the headache "FS700 and FCP incompatibility importing problem". Here is a simple tip for you how to make Sony FS700 AVCHD editable in FCP.

If you are planning to edit FS700 MTS clips with FCP, you'd better give the app a try. Here Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is recommended. It is an easy-to-use MTS to FCP Converter for Mac program with clean interface. And it is good at converting Sony FS700 MTS files to Mac native format for editing. You can try the free trial version to test the functions at first.

Guide: Re-encode Sony FS700 AVCHD to ProRes for freely editing with FCP on Mac OS X

Step 1. Download and install the best MTS to ProRes Converter and connet FS700 cam to Mac, or insert the SD or Memor card into the computer.

Step 2. Open the encoder and click "Add File" or "Add from folder" to load .mts from FS700.

Note: If necessary, you can click "Edit" to edit the file- trim, crop and add special effects to the file.

Step 3. Click on "Format" bar, you will see the "Final Cut Pro" menu. The menu has several formats for choosing as the best output format. You'd better choose Apple proRes 422(HQ)(*.mov) to keep the original video qaulity.

Tip: If your source file is 1080p, you'd better keep the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080.

Step 4. Start ticking "Convert" button to convert Sony FS700 MTS file for editing in Final Cut Pro.

As soon as the conversion ends, you can clcik "Open" to get the converted file. Now, you can directly drag and drop the ProRes MOV file to Finla Cut Pro for further editing on your Mac OS X.


With the top MTS Converter for FCP, you also can transocde AVCHD/MTS/M2TS clips to compatible formats for editing with iMovie, Adobe PPro, Avid MC, FCE, ect. Mac OS X editors.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

How to transfer mvi file to edit in Pinnacle Studio 12

Just get a video file with MVI format like MVI_xxx.avi, or xxx.mvi?The article will show you the easy way to transfer mvi file to edit in Pinnacle Studio 12.


What's MVI?

MVI stands for Musical Video Interactive, also a DVD-based means of packing audio, video and interactive visual content onto one disk, and the audio content is provided in multiple formats, including a high-definition version and and MP3 version for copying to portable audio players. The video content is compatible with DVD video, and can also optionally include high-definition video. 

How to transfer mvi file to Pinnacle Studio 12

Some digital video cameras like Canon Powershot will save the movie in MVI format; however, you will some codec problem for editing MVI file in Pinnacle Studio as the version of Pinnacle Studio 12 can not support this MVI format. And this is the reason why you need to convert MVI to Pinnacle Studio 12 supported format.

According to the Pinnacle Studio website, Pinnacle Studio 12 can read AVI format best. So to get full use of this MVI file on Windows applications, you can get help with this professional MVI Converter from Pavtube, which can convert MVI to Pinnacle Studio readable AVI with perfect quality and fast conversion speed.

What's more, it is the ideal conversion tool that offers several editing functions like cropping video dimension, trimming file length, adjust playing effects, etc. If you also wanna make your MVI footages editable in Winsdows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere etc. I also strongly suggest you to try this , you'll make it!

Part I: Transcode MVI to Pinnacle Studio readable AVI format for editing

1. Load MVI files.

Run Pavtube Video Converter as the best Mac MVI to AVI Converter. Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" icon to load MVI media files.

2. Select output format for video editing software.

Click "Format" menu and choose "AVI HD Video (*.avi)" as target format from "HD Video" option for editing natively in Pinnacle Studio 12.

3. Edit loaded MVI files.

Click "Edit" button and you are allowed to trim, crop, add text/image/video watermark or some effect to your output video for making it perfect. Here the function of adding subtitles to output files will contribute to make your own videos. You can use free software Subtitle Edit to edit your subtitle content then add it to output videos.

Tips: Click "Settings" on the interface and you can adjust the parameters including size, bitrate, frame rate, etc. to get a high quality of output files. And keep the settings the same as original video recordings will provide you the least loss of video quality.

4. Start conversion.

Click the "Convert" button to start conversion. When it completed, click the "Open" button to get the generated videos for Pinnacle Studio 12.

Part II: Import converted HD AVI for editing in Pinnacle Studio 12

Launch Pinnacle Studio 12 and follow "Import"> "IMPORT FROM"> "Other devices"> "the folder stored the converted AVI files"> "Start Import”,import or transfer your hd .avi files to edit in Pinnacle Studio 12. 

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Convert Sony Handycam video to MP4 format for playback,backup and sharing

Do you have got one Sony Handycam camcorder? In this article, you will get the best solution to convert Sony Handycam mts video to MP4 format for playback,backup and sharing.

Sony Handycam is a high-definition camcorder with hybrid video recording capability. With extraordinary imaging quality, Sony Handycam has all the capabilities of being a professional choice and acceptable by users to record videos with good clarity.

celebrating your son’s birthday and recording videos of that moment using Sony Handycam, you may busy with looking for a way to backup, play or share your Sony Handycam videos with friends and family.

As the videos from Sony Handycam are recorded with AVCHD format which is not support by many device, like iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7, etc, Media Players like Windows Media Player, QuickTime, VLC player, and some video sharing website, such as Youtube, Viemo and Facebook. Converting Sony handycam video to the compatible mp4 format on Windows and Mac is the best solution.

Here a professional app for converting MTS to H.264 is strongly recommended, that is Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Windows/Mac. It is an easy-to-use MTS/M2TS to H.264 Mac app for completing the task to convert sony hanycaom video to MP4 format on window and mac. You can totally depend on it. 

Now begin to operate the Sony Handycam MTS to H.264 MP4 Mac app.

1. Add Sony Hanycam MTS files to the application

Install and run the best Sony Handycam Video Converter, import the mts videos from Sony Hanycam by clicking "Add video" or "Add from folder",you can also directly drag and drop MTS files to the program.

2. Choose the output format

Now you should choose MP4 as the output format, H.264 as the video codec. This is the best and native format for storage, playback and sharing.

3. You can click settings to adjust the parameters

4. Start the Sony Handycam MTS to H.264 HD mp4 Mac Conversion

Click the "Convert" button to get the Mac conversion done.

Just in a few minutes, you can transfer or put HD mp4 videos on iPad, iPhone and other tablets or samrtphones for watching, backup the mp4 video on your Mac, or upload the video for sharing .

With Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Win/Mac, you can convert Sony Handycam mts video to H.264 MP4 format easily.

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