Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Successfully Import Various M4V files to FCP 6/7/X for editing

How can I import M4V video files to FCP 6/7/X on Mac? Here is the best workaround to convert M4V video files to FCP Prores MOV for editing.

If you are a Mac user, you may have encountered the problem that you can't import M4V to FCP for importing and editing successfully.

import m4v to fcp

So why can't you import M4V into FCP?

Reason 1: FCP will not import movies with extra tracks such as a chapter track, if your M4V files contain extra tracks, FCP will refuse to import.

Reason 2: M4V is a container video format which may encode with a variety of codecs like H.264, MPEG-4 and etc. If the M4V files are using the H.264 codec which is not meant for editing, your FCP will fail to import those kinds of M4V movies, let alone to edit M4V in FCP.

How to Successfully to Import M4V to FCP?

The best way is to convert M4V video to a format that is friendly for editing in FCP, the best supported video format is Apple Prores Codec MOV format, once you convert M4V to FCP Prores codec, you can edit the videos in FCP 6/7/X natively.

Which software can convert M4V to FCP supported Prores codec MOV format?

Here Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is the best software to transcode M4V to FCP native format, the output format has been optimized for FCP, iMovie, FCE, you can load many different video formats to convert, such as M4V, MKV, AVI, WMV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MXF, etc.  What's more, it allows you edit videos like crop videos, merge videos, trim videos, add watermarks etc to make your videos more personalized. Now please free download this best M4V to FCP converter, and follow the easy steps below to convert M4V files to FCP on Mac with good quality.

Step 1. Import M4V files to Mac M4V to FCP Converter.

Click "Add file" to import videos to the program. You can import and convert several multimedia files at a time. Added videos can be previewed on the right.

convert m4v to fcp

Step 2. Select output format as FCP

Click the Format bottom of the program, and then choose "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the output format. The M4V to FCP Converter will optimize the output video for FCP.

fcp best format

Step 3: Adjust the output video's parameters as you want.

Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings.

prores settings

Step 4: Start to convert M4V to FCP 6/7/X on Mac (OS X 10.9 and OS X 10.10 supported)

After all the settings, just click "Convert" to convert M4V to Prores .mov file for editing in Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.


If you have made a home movie using FCP on Mac, you can try converting these FCP home video to DVD for sharing as you like.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

AVI to iMovie: An easy way to import AVI to iMovie on Mac

This article will explain why we often failed to import AVI to iMovie, and I will introduce a step by step guide on how to successfully import all kinds of AVI files to iMovie.

Why We often Encounter Problem in Importing AVI to iMovie?

AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) is common video file format which might be one of the most used file formats for saving video files online and offline. And most of AVI videos is either downloaded from the Internet or taken by your cameras. All in all, iMovie only reads AVI that both the audio and the video were compressed by using a codec that iMovie can recognize. If your AVI video files are not imported, it's because of the codec used to create the AVI file is not supported by iMovie.

import AVI to iMovie on Mac

So if your source AVI files can't be accepted by iMovie on Mac, you need to convert AVI to iMovie compatible code AIC. I know a program that named HD Video converter for Mac, is just the ideal AVI to AIC conversion software.

It can not only easily transcode any kind of AVI video to AIC .mov for iMovie editing, but also provides simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the Mac video converter ca nconvert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe PremierePro etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert AVI to AIC for iMovie on Mac.

An easy way to import AVI to iMovie on Mac

1. Load AVI files to the Mac Converter

Install Pavtube AVI to iMovie Converter on your Mac, and launch it when installation complete. Drag & drop AVI files to the Mac app directly, or click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button to locate the AVI files you want to add. Batch conversion is available here, so you are allowed to import several files at one time.

2. Choose the optimized preset for iMovie

Select "iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*mov)" as output format for editing in iMovie. The program has already optimized the video settings for iMovie. The output videos will keep the original quality of AVI video.

iMovie best format

Tip: You can click "Settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.  (Optional) 

AIC Settings

3. Start AVI to iMovie conversion

Hit the "Convert" button and Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac will convert your AVI rapidly.

 4. Import converted file to iMovie (Mavericks 10.9 supported)

After the conversion, you can import the output files to iMovie. Launch iMovie, from the File menu, choose Import > Movies, navigate to the folder that output AVI videos are saved. Select the files and click "Import".

Bingo! You did it! With this AVI to iMovie Converter you can now import any AVI from your video camera to iMovie, easily and rapidly. All AVI videos can be edited with your favorite iMovie now!

What's more, here is Blu-ray iMovie editing solution, and the way to convert MKV to iMovie on Mac.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Copy Blu-ray to Hard Drive for watching with one audio track or multiple audio tracks

This article will show you how to convert Blu-ray for storing on hard drive for watching on your computer with two ways, one is keeping multi-track, another is keeping one audio track.

If you are a BD movie lover and have large Blu-ray collections, you may want to copy Blu-ray to computer hard drive at first. Once you create digital backup of your BD disc, it will prevent your Blu-ray from scratching, cracking and other physical damages even lost. Meanwhile, you are set free to all kinds of other neat stuff with it, such as transcode Blu-ray to MP4 and other format so you can watch it on a handheld devices and digital media player. Then how to get it done? Is it possible to play Blu-ray movies in different languages or simply one native language?

Copy Blu-ray to Hard Driv

Then you are required to start Blu-ray to MP4 conversion with one audio track or multiple audio tracks. Here Pavtube ByteCopy is the best tool to accomplish your goal. It can not only convert convert Blu-ray to MP4 format with multi-track quickly and easily for freely selecting the subtitles you wanted and force subtitles you need for watching, but also can rip Blu-ray to MP4 in only one audio track without quality loss. With it, you can also rip Blu-ray to External Hard Drive with Forced Subtitles.

Here is the Mac version- Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac.

Part I: Convert Blu-ray to Multi-track mp4 for watching

Step 1: Download and install Pavtube Bytecopy

Step 2: Load the Blu-ray Movies you want to convert or Backup

This step is quick and easy, and the software will help you choose the main movie, if you want to convert other parts of movies you can manual select.

Rip Blu-ray to Multi-track MP4

Step 3: If you want to convert your Blu-ray movie with Multi-track, please click "format" bar and choose the "Multi-track MP4(*.mp4)" under "Multi-track Video" option.

Multi-track MP4 format

Tip: Click the "Settings" button to check all video & audio settings. By default it will check all the audio tracks (languages), so if you only need some of the languages, just check the unwanted ones.

Btw, video size, bitrate and frame rate can all be changed if you are not satisfied with default settings.

Don't forget to click OK to confirm all the changes.

Multi-track settings

Step 4: Start to convert Blu-ray to multi-track mp4.

At the same time of converting, you can enjoy other things. Once conversion completed, you can enjoy the Blu-ray movies on your computer with VLC player with multiple languages.

Part II: Convert Blu-ray  to mp4 for watching with only one audio track

Step 1. Run the program, load your Blu-ray movies into it.

Step 2. Choose video formats for playing on computer. Click on “Format” box, you can easily find the “Common Video” category and you can find "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" for easily playing on your portable devices.

You can select the one accroding to your device model. If this choice can’t meet your need, you can also click on “Settings” to set parameters.

Step 3. After the above steps, start the process by converting Blu-ray to MP4.

Once the task is finished, locate the converted video files by clicking on “Open”. Then you can enjoy and watch your Blu-ray movies the way you like (with multiple audio tracks or one audio track). Pretty simple. Hope the article helps.

Learn how to backup Blu-ray with lossless mkv with ByteCopy. If you have only DVD movies, read the way to fast copy and rip Iron Man 3 DVD on Windows or Mac.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Top 5 Best HD Video Converter for Mac Review

The best HD Video Converter for Mac software can help you show and tell your family and friends about all your favorite moments, whenever and wherever. There have been many reviews about the best Mac HD Video Converters so far.

In this article, we've picked up the top-rated Mac HD Video Converter with their features, easiness, speed, video quality and price all considered, giving its pros and cons so that you can tackle all your video files on Mac with end result you definitely satisfy.

Here is the comparison chart, if you want to know more, please go on reading:

Top 5 Best HD Video Converter for Mac Review

Top 1. Pavtube HDVideo Converter for Mac

Price: $35

A professional video converting tool that can handle almost all video formats on the digital market. It was designed to convert high-definition videos from camcorders, digital video recorders and the like into popular video formats on Mac, including MKV, MP4, VOB, MPG, MOV, Tivo, WMV, 3GP, AVI, DV, TS, FLV, 3GP, 3G2, MP3, FLAC, MKA, OGG, WAV, etc. so that you can enjoy the HD videos on Android Devices, Windows 8 Devices, iPad 3, iPhone 5, iPod 5, Apple TV 3, PS3, Xbox, WD TV player, Video-DVD player, PSP and edit in Final Cut Pro (X), FCE, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc.

Main Features:
  • Various output video formats that supported for popular editing tools and media players
  • Turn 1080p/720p MKV, MOV, MXF, MTS, AVI, MPG, VOB to compatible format for free playback, editing, uploading and burning.
  • Powerful editing functions (e.g. trimming, cropping, adding watermarks, add video effect, etc), we also called it ‘Tiny Editor’
  • Audio and video sync technology that can handle your original files smoothly

Unique Advantages:

  • Support encode/decode H.265, XAVC MXF, M3U8
  • With a 6X conversion speed, you can save a lot of time
  • Fast conversion speed and high quality preserved
  • Both SD and HD videos you can handle well
  • Good settings you can adjust on your own
  • Perfect customer service you can enjoy all the time
Disadvantages: not found yet

Top 2. Xilisoft HD Video Converter for Mac


Price: $39.95

Xilisoft HD Video Converter is a professional HDTV converter tool designed to transform your video to various high definition video formats like HD ASF Video, HD AVI Video, HD H.264 Video, HD Quick Time Video, and HD MPEG4 Video. It can convert TS to WMV HD, AVI to TS HD, WMV HD to TS HD. Xilisoft HD Video Converter can also convert audio to audio, video to audio and picture. The HD Video Converter also supports the H.264 video format, offering much higher efficiency than MPEG2 standard used in DVD videos.

Windows Version: Xilisoft HD Video Converter

Key Feature:

  • Support HD videos such as AVCHD (mts, m2ts), TS, H.264/AVC, MKV.
  • Convert popular formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, DivX, RM, MOV, and FLV.
  • Convert HD to SD videos and audios; supports CD decoding.
  • Transfer output files to iPad/iPad2/iPhone 4/iPod/PSP/iTunes directly after conversion
  • Very ease to use
  • Good compression and fast process
  • Takes a lot of CPU
  • Output can be a big file
Top 3. Leawo Mac HD Video Converter 


Price: $29.95

Leawo HD Video Converter is a powerful solution for HD video format conversion. Designed to convert HD video to many popular formats, like AVCHD to AVI, MOD/TOD to MP4, MTS/M2TS to MKV, etc., this high definition video converter (HD converter) fully supports 720p and 1080p HD videos. This powerful HD video converter is also featured at good audio/video synchronization, clear picture quality and smooth output. For advanced users, the program provides handy video edit functions to trim HD video length, crop HD video display size, add image and text watermarks and adjust video effects in several factors. Professional conversion settings are also available such as video bit rate, frame rate, audio channel, etc. for custom conversion.

Windows Version: Leawo HD Video Converter

Key Feature:
  • Convert HD Video to Common and 3D Video.
  • Output Video with Customized Settings and Effects.
  • Useful Functions for Best HD Conversion Experience.
  • It lets you extract audio from your videos
  • It's very easy to use
  • Intuitive graphic interface
  • No customer support actually exists - in spite of links on the website

Top 4. Aiseesoft HD Converter for Mac


Price: $35

Aiseesoft HD Video Converter is best HD Converter to convert HD video to general video, convert general video to HD video, and among HD videos. Furthermore, this HD Converter can convert HD video, general video and almost all audios to AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, AU, FLAC, MP3, M4A, MP2, OGG, WAV, WMA.

Windows Version: Aiseesoft HD Video Converter

Key Feature:
  • Convert HD videos and general videos.
  • Convert audio files.
  • Edit output video effect.
  • Powerful video convert function
  • Product works decent
  • It allows you to add a video watermark
  • Fast conversion speed.
  • Worst Customer Service.
  • Aiseesoft doesn't care about their customers, want to make a buck at our expense!

Top 5. Tipard HD Video Converter for Mac

Price: $39.00

Fully support most HD(High-Definition) video encoder and HD decoder, Tipard HD Video Converter can convert 1080P, 720P and other HD video to general video, convert general video to HD video, convert among HD videos, such as HD TS, HD MTS, HD WMV, HD MPG, HD MPEG4, H.264/AVC, HD AVI, HD ASF, etc. Moreover, this HD Converter has audio conversion and audio extraction functions. Using Tipard HD Video Converter, you can easily get any segment of the videos, adjust video frame size, set video effect, add watermark, and merge videos.

Windows Version: Tipard HD Video Converter

Key Feature:
  • Convert among HD videos.
  • Convert HD video to general video.
  • Convert general video to HD video.
  • Edit your video
  • It has a friendly, simple and very intuitive interface
  • It captures video from multiple devices in real-time
  • It eases the selection of video fragments and their composition
  • It includes numerous image effects and predetermined transitions
  • No "keep original resolution" option
  • The output profiles for specific electronic devices are not always up-to-date
  • Developer claims you can trim input files with this program but it isn't very clear how to trim
  • The trial is only available for Windows.
  • It's only available in English.
  • High system requirements to fully use the application.
Top 6. ImTOO HD Video Converter for Mac


Price: $39.95

ImTOO HD Video Converter is a HD converter and HD encoder software designed to transform your videos to diverse high definition video formats like HD ASF Video, HD AVI Video, HD H.264/AVC Video, AVCHD video, HD Quick Time Video, HD MPEG4 Video, etc. e.g. convert AVI to HD, convert MKV files to HD. On top of this, it can also convert audio to audio, video to audio and picture, as well as create videos from pictures.

Windows Version: ImTOO HD Video Converter

Key Feature:
  • Convert HD videos in Full-HD 1080p.
  • Convert HD videos to different video formats.
  • Extract music/pictures from videos & convert music to different formats.
  • Makes different videos playable on devices such as iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Xbox & many others.
  • Great interface
  • Great format support
  • Lots of new profiles
  • Up-to-date with the most recent devices
  • Video editor
  • No video editor
  • Some features are hard to find

Actually, the six Mac video converters are almost on a par with each other. But with their video conversion abilities, available options, easiness, speed and quality in mind, I bet you surely have your answer which one is more favored.

While as to me, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac does win my vote as in my test. It did bring us a slew of amazing features besides its excellent video converting ability, fast speed, original output quality and no-brainer interface. Being a professional video converter, it could convert Blu-ray, DVD and video to almost all popular and hot video and audio formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, RMVB, MPEG, 3GP, MKV, MP3, AAC, etc. Besides, it allows for video editing tools including trimming, cropping, splitting, attaching srt/ass/ssa subtitles and special effects to add more fun when watching movies and videos.

Just import the video, choose the output format from the pop-up window, and press the "Convert" button, you can get the video converted with this top HD Video Converter for Mac from Pavtube.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Best MKV Video Converter for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Here introduce you the best mkv video converter for Mac OS X 10.10 to solve issues like MKV converting issues on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

How incredible that Mac OS X 10.9 hasn't been with us for long, but its successor Mac OS X 10.10 is coming to us! Mac OS X Yosemite comes with new features like improved Today view in Notification Center, brighter spotlight, Safari with new streamlined toolbar and so on.

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

If you have downloaded some MKV movies, you may consider converting these MKV to on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite for watching on iOS/Android/Windows-based tablet/phone and media players. In this case, a powerful MKV video converter for Mac OS X Yosemite is needed.

Here I recommend Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which is compatible with all Mac OS, including Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks 10.8/ Mavericks (10.9), and it is all set for the coming Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

It is the best choice to convert MKV videos on OS X 10.10 Yosemite with:

- Fastest speed: the kernel perfectly compatible with Yosemite makes the mkv converting speed even faster.

- Powerful video compatibility: It is capable of handling all SD, HD and 4K UHD videos including all kinds of MKV videos.

- First-class output quality: With High Quality Engine, it keeps the original video audio effect to the utmost during converting mkv on Mac OS X Yosemite at one go.

First, you need to download and install the app. Converting MKV video on Mac OS X (10.10) will be as easy as pie for such professional MKV Video Converter for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Follow the steps below.

Step 1. Run Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac on your computer, click “Add Video” button or just drag and drop to import MKV files.

Step2. Edit (optional). You can edit the video if you want.(Include Trim, Effect, Crop, Add Watermark, Add Subtitle etc)

Step3. Select an output format or device. You may convert MKV to MP4 on Mac OS X 10.10, MKV to MPEG, WMV, AVI, iPhone 5S/5C, iPad Air/iPad Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC, Google Nexus, Sony PS4, etc.

Step4. Click "Convert" button to start your MKV converting on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Knowledge: How to play MKV files on Mac freely?

In fact, you can try this free VLC Media Player software which contains a decoder to decode the .MKV files. It also supports a lot of other video formats.

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Related Tutorial:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

30% OFF Rip DVD movies for watching at 2014 Summer Holiday Trip

Woo-hoo, after a long-term study, 2014 Summer Vacation begins! Havn't got any plans? If you are a frequent traveler or ready to prepare a travel this summer holiday by hiking, fishing, camping, or going to seaside with your kids, chances are they'll be clamoring to see some favorite movies when they aren't off at camp or jumping in the pool.

Now with 30% OFF Pavtube DVDAid, you can get the holiday more enjoyable! Now just watch your favorite DVD movies with smartphone phone/tablet/laptop on the go, or make your own summer video freely!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Best Way to Play 4K Ultra HD Videos on Mac OS X 10.9.3

Summary: Here offers you the best tool enables you to easily play 4K Ultra HD videos on Mac OS X 10.9.3 by converting and compress 4K videos to playable formats. 


Hot search: 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 | 4K XAVC to FCP | 4K to iMovie | HD 4K Video to Avid MC | 4K Video to Premiere Pro | 4K XAVC in Sony Vegas 13 

OS X 10.9.3 Update 

The OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update is recommended for all Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. The OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update is recommended for all Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. 

This update: 

- Improves 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina Display (Late 2013) 
- Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device using a USB connection 
- Improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec 
- Includes Safari 7.0.3 

About 4K Ultra HD Video 

4K Ultra HD (4K UHD) video itself refers to the video of a pixel resolution of 4096x2160 (4,000 pixels, 8.8 megapixels, 17:9 aspect ratio) mainly for digital cinema, or of a resolution of 3840× 2160 (8.3 megapixels, 16:9 aspect ratio) mainly for Ultra HD television. 


Since OS X 10.9.3 can support for 4K displays, is it possible to play 4K Ultra HD videos on Mac OS X 10.9.3? In this post, I will give you two methods to play 4K ultra high definition videos on OS X 10.9.3. 

Solution 1: Use 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with Mac computers 

According to the official statement, OS X 10.9.3 is only for Sharp PN-K321, ASUS PQ 321Q, Dell UP2414Q, Dell UP3214Q and Panasonic TC-L65WT600. Viewing experience couldn't be better if you use your 4K devices to play with 4K resolution via Mac. 

But it is really costly for ordinary people and unnecessary for non-professionals. Moreover, some 4K videos (downloaded from online video-sharing center, YouTube maybe, or generated by 4K-capable digital cameras or camcorders) could be incompatible with Mac. 

In that case, the second solution could be the best way to play 4K UHD videos on Mac OS X 10.9.3. 

Solution 2: Convert and compress 4K Ultra HD videos 

The advantages of converting and compressing 4K videos are obvious,saving considerable storage space, better compatibility with popular devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.), media players, and video editing software. 

Just like the way it is dealing with 1080p HD videos, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Macis surely in the support of converting and compressing 4K UHD videos (no matter the 4K Ultra HD videos are in MP4 (AVC coder) or other extension) to common video files faultlessly on Mac. So, playing 4K Ultra HD Videos on Mac OS X 10.9.3 is going to be a piece of cake. 


Other Download: 
- Pavtube old official address: 
- Amazon Store Download: 
- AppStore Download: 
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Please note that 4K UHD video has very high requirements on the configuration of computer. Your computer may be crashed due to the incompatibility with such video if the resolution, graphics card, etc are not highly configured. 

Convert 4K Ultra HD Videos on Mac OS X 10.9.3 for playing 

Step 1. Run Pavtube 4K Video Converter for Mac. Click "Add Video" button, browse the 4K UHD video and load them to the converter. 


Step 2. Select the items to be converted, and click on "Format" bar. 

If you need to convert 4K Ultra HD video to MOV, MKV, AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, FLV, you just need to select corresponding format. Just click format bar and choose the format you need. 


Step 3. Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality, these adjustable parameters include codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. 

a. To maintain original HD quality, you may set "original" in the fields of "Size", "Bitrate" and "Frame rate". 

b. To downsize the 4K Ultra HD files, just set a smaller bitrate. 

Step 4. Click the "Convert" button to start converting 4K Ultra HD video. After conversion you can click the "Open" button to locate converted file and free transfer the video to Apple devices, Android tablet, Windows phones and so much more, besides making 4K videos playable on OS X 10.9.3. 

In collusion, to convert 4K resolution video on Mac, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is believed to get over the hurdles. If you are Windows users, try Pavtube HD Video Converter

Good News: Never miss to get Saving up to $44.1, MXF/MTS/M2TS/MKV/FLV/MOV Converter.etc at Pavtube Bundles Deals
such as: HD Video Converter for Mac($35) + DVD Creator for Mac($35) = $39.9, Save $30.1 

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