Showing posts with label Final Cut Express. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Final Cut Express. Show all posts

Sunday, June 15, 2014

How to edit 2014 FIFA World Cup MP4 recordings from GoPro Hero 3 in iMovie/FCE

If you have any issue when importing 2014 World Cup GoPro Hero 3 MP4 recordings to iMovie/FCE, just follow this simple guide, which offers you a quick fix for the problems. 

With everyone's expectations, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil games have entered the countdown stage. But because of the time zone difference, you may miss your favorite team’s match. In such cases, you may choose your GoPro Hero 3 to record the game competition and edit in your iMovie or FCE as long as someone can help you do the editing workflow.

Because Mac (iMovie/FCE) does not seem to like the videos that come right out of my GoPro Hero 3, you need to convert World Cup mp4 videos from my Gopro Hero 3 to use these converted files in iMovie/FCE. Keep reading a brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed to edit your 2014 FIFA World Cup GoPro Hero 3 MP4 clips in iMovie/FCE smoothly.

To get the work done, a third-party software is needed. Here Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It's a professional and powerful high-quality Mac video converter and editor. With it, you can effortlessly transcode World Cup GoPro Hero 3 HD MP4 files to AIC encoded MOV for iMovie/FCE.

Meanwhile, the Mac Video Conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems like Avid, iMovie, FCE, FCP, and Adobe Premiere (Pro) etc. Just download it and follow the tutorials below to transfer and import World Cup GoPro Hero 3 HD footage to for smoothly editing in  iMovie/FCE. 

Guide: Transcoding 2014 FIFA World Cup GoPro Hero 3 HD MP4 to AIC codec for Final Cut Pro

Step 1. Download, install and run the Mac MP4 to AIC Converter, click "Add Video" to load your World Cup GoPro Hero 3 mp4 footage.

Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to ""iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov)" as output format.

Some more helpful features of the app:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

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

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start World Cup GoPro Hero 3 MP4 to AIC MOV conversion.

As soon as the encoding process finished, you can get the final output .mov files via clicking "Open" button effortlessly. The transcoded files now are ready for editing in iMovie/FCE.

Additional Tips:

If you want to edit GoPro video in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, you just need to choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format in the second step; For Avid Media Composer, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

Read More:

Best workaround for editing GoPro Hero 3 videos on PC/Mac
Converting 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil video to MP4 and burning to DVD
Edit your GoPro Hero 3 footage in iMovie and share on Instagram with friends

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ingest and Edit Blu-ray in iMovie/FCE to make your own masterpiece

What is the best Way to work with Blu-ray in iMovie/FCE on Mac? This article will give you the best answer. 

It's a great fun if you have a pretty large Blu-ray collection for sharing with your friends or familiars. When you have the digital copies of these movies saved on your hard drive or personal server, you may also like to edit Blu-rays in iMovie/FCE to make your own masterpiece.

However, Apple might not be ready to add Blu-ray to its computers yet, so you can't directly ingest Blu-ray files in iMovie/FCE. As iMovie/FCE best supported video formats is AIC (Advanced Intermediate codec), so it's the best way to convert Blu-ray to AIC codec for editing in iMovie/FCE. Nowadays there are seldom Blu-ray applications developed for Mac users, not to mention a program that can rip Blu-ray to AIC codec for iMovie/FCE Editing. 

However, a professional Mac Blu-ray to iMovie/FCE Converter from Pavtube can realize it. It can help you rip/convert Blu-ray movie to AIC for iMovie/FCE without quality loss in a fast speed on Mac OS (os x lion included). Also with this tool, you can rip and import a Blu-ray clip to FCP for editing. Here is an easy guide to show you how to convert Blu-ray to iMovie/FCE with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac for your reference. 

Step 1. Insert the Blu-ray disc you want to convert into your BD drive. Install and run the blu-ray to AIC Converter for iMovie/FCE on your Mac, then load your Blu-ray files into it. You can also add Blu-ray ISO/IFO, Blu-ray folders to it. 

Step 2. Click "Format" bar and select "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as best codec for iMovie/FCE. 


Step 3. Click on "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters, bitrate, aspect ratio, frame rate, sample rate, and channels are all changeable in the following interface, so you can adjust them according to your own requirements.

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start ripping Blu-ray to iMovie/FCE

Once get the converted ProRes files from BD, you can import files to iMovie/FCE for editing freely.

Very simple? If any of you have figured out a straight way to convert Blu-ray to AIC codec for iMovie/FCE, please let me know, and any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks in advance. 

Refer to here to learn how to import video files into iMovie

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Monday, February 10, 2014

JVC 60p AVCHD Editing Tips- Transcode GZ-R70 mts clips to iMovie/FCE

If you want to edit 60p AVCHD .mts files shot by JVC GZ-R70 smoothly in iMovie/FCE, here is right for you. Go to following article to get the instruction.

JVCs two new cameras GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 bring action-camera-durability to the traditional camera form factor. Like the aging action star, these show promise of no excuse good video. The two models both are dust-proof, water resistant to 5 m (16.4 ft), drop-proof from a height of 1.5 m (4.9 ft) and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10° C (14° F), which are designed for professional photographer.

For the GZ-R70 is capable of recording 1920x1080/60p high definition recording, which is hard for iMovie/FCE to recognize or read well. In order to make the AVCHD videos from JVC GZ-R70 compatible with Mac, the easy workaround is to convert the 60p mts files. For this purpose, this article mainly shows you how to transcode JVC GZ-R70 60p MTS videos for editing in iMovie/FCE in detail. Mac Mavericks 10.9 supported.

At first, we recommend you to choose a top MTS to AIC Converter for mac that is specific on converting 1080/60p mts/m2ts files from JVC GZ-R70 for iMovie or FCE editing. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac works as the companion for your camcorder AVCHD videos to convert any kinds of .mts/.m2t videos to your Mac Editor, like FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, etc for editing. Just try Mac JVC MTS converter and follow the guide below.

Steps for transcoding JVC GZ-R70 1080/60p MTS clips to iMovie/FCE

Step 1: Install the top MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac on your Mac OS X, and run it to import your JVC GZ-R70 1080/60p MTS footages to it.

Tip: If you want to combine the files together, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.

Step 2: Click the Format box and select best output format on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) as the export.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon on the main interface and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps(or 25fps PAL) for importing JVC GZ-R70 1080/60p MTS to iMovie/FCE with the best quality.

Step 4: Click the "Convert" button on main interface to start converting JVC GZ-R70 1080/60p MTS clips to AIC video immediately.

After the JVC MTS to AIC Converter finished transcoding, you can run the iMovie/FCE to import the converted files and you can edit JVC GZ-R70 1080/60p MTS in iMovie/FCE without any rendering or incompatibility problem.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

XDCAM Converter-How Can I Convert PMW-500 XDCAM HD422 MXF to iMovie/FCE?

If you have any problem when importing and editing Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF recordings in iMovie or FCE, you can just follow this tutorial to transcode XDCAM MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE.

The PMW-500 is a new XDCAM EX model that’s capable of 50 mb/s acquisition, making it the first of Sony’s cameras recording to solid-state memory to fulfill broadcasters’ minimum HD requirements.

With the PMW-500, you can record full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXF based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology.While, if you want to edit the MXF videos Sony PMW-500 recorded, you may find the high quality MXF files are not recognized by most editing software like iMovie or Final Cut Express.

To get a good visual effect and smooth workflow for editing PMW-500 XDCAM HD422 MXF in iMovie/FCE, here is an easy workaround to fix this problem. That is to convert XDCAM files to for iMovie/FCE.

Now give a shot to this powerful Sony PMW-500 XDCAM Converter for Mac. With intuitive interface, you can easily and fast convert your MXF footages to AIC for iMovie/FCE on mac with the help of this professional MXF to AIC Converter. And the latest Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and Mavericks 10.9 is supported; just feel free to try it!

How to convert Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF footage to AIC for iMovie/FCE on mac 

Step 1. Connect your Sony PMW-500 camera to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MXF files to Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2. Install and launch this Mac XDCAM MXF Converter, import MXF footages from PMW-500 to the software.


Step 2. Click the "Format" option, select "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov)" for editing Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF in iMovie/FCE.


Step 3. When above steps finished, you can click "Convert" button to start converting Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE with a super fast speed.

With the excellent MXF to AIC Converter, you can also deal with Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF footage in iMovie/FCE on Mac with best video and audio quality as you want.


1. This Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac could also convert Sony MXF footages to various formats for nonlinear editing programs such as FCP, iMovie/FCE, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc.

2. Get more step-by-step guide of how to work with Sony footages, MXF videos on Mac and FCP.

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

More Tricks for Editing MXF files on Mac:
Transfer Sony XDCAM to QuickTime MOV on Mac

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Convert .mts files from JVC Everio GZ-HM330SAA in iMovie/FCE/FCP/Avid MC

Here is the quick tutorial for you that will show you the simplicity of JVC Everio GZ-HM330SAA workflow for importing MTS files in FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid for editing by transcoding JVC MTS to Mac editable format (Mavericks 10.9 included).

I work at at CyberNet Evolution, and below is a question from one of my friends: 

I purchased a JVC Video recorder, the model is GZ-HM330SAA and I shot some footage about my kids basketball games. I am not sure I just converted the video and gave it to my daughter who edited it on her Apple Mac for me. Just keeping the videos as a record. But I find I couldn’t convert the software to copy to a DVD. I made a mistake purchasing this camera not realisied how difficult it was. I contacted JVC and they were no help at all. 

So I took his camera to my local Tech guy and I couldn’t help much at all either but I start to surf the net and see if I could find something. While searching for solutions, I find some plug-in for Mac can do some work. But the importing way is a tedious process, which needs you patience. Fortunately, I found Pavtube web site and its software, and there is an alternative easy way to fix the issue. 

The easy workaround is to convert JVC Everio GZ-HM330SAA mts files to Mac native editable format along with some help from a third-party tool. Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Keep reading for a brief how-to below. 

Convert JVC Everio GZ-HM330SAA MTS files for editing in Avid, FCP (X), iMovie, Premiere 

Now go to find Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. Lots of users are impressed by this converter since it is powerful enough to convert camcorder videos to multiple video formats for iOS/Android/Windows Tablets & Phones and HD Media Players as well as video editing software including Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie, Premiere and more. And you can enjoy the powerful edit function, like trim, crop, watermark for text, image and video, subtitles and so on. 

The following guide will show you how to transcode/convert JVC HM330SAA mts files for editing on Mac. Download it and follow below steps. 

Step 1. Load HM330SAA MTS files. 

You can choose "add video" directly to add the mts files. 

Step 2. Select output format for video editing software. 

Click "Format" menu you will find various video formats listed by different devices. Choosing the editing software option directly will help you to take less time to find a more preferable video format. 

You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing; 


For Avid Media Composer, choose "Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)"; 

For iMovie, choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)"; 

For Adobe Premiere, just choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)". 

Step 3. Edit loaded JVC HM330SAA MTS video 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. 

Step 4. Start conversion. 

Click the "Convert" button to start conversion. When it completed, click the "Open" button to get the generated videos for your editing software. 

More features about it: 

1. Rip and convert Blu-ray and DVD including 1:1 backup Blu-ray/DVD movies to Mac hard device for future needs. 

2. Directly Copy feature will save 100% intact .M2TS main movie from original BD disc. 

It is an integration of BDMagic for MacDVDAidfor Mac and Video Converter for Mac and it will meet almost all your requirements about converting videos. 

Now get ready for importing and editing JVC Everio GZ-HM330SAA AVCHD mts videos in FCP/iMovie/Avid MC for editing easily without any problem. Enjoy your editing workflow! 

Learn more JVC video tips: 

Get mts Videos from JVC Everio GZ-HM330SAA into FCP
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Best way to import Sony Alpha NEX-5T MTS to iMovie & FCE

This article teaches you how to easily convert and import Sony Alpha NEX-5T MTS footage into iMovie or Final Cut Express for further editing on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included).

Sony brought its NEX mirrorless camera series into the hybrid autofocus age, with the debut of the NEX-5R. Just ten months later, that camera gets a more modest refresh, with the arrival of the Sony NEX-5T.

Sony Alpha NEX-5T can record Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel; 1080p/1080i) movies at a rate of either 60 frames per second, 24 frames per second, or 60 interlaced fields per second. (In some markets, the 60p/60i rates are replaced with 50p/50i rates, and the 24p rate with 25p.) You can also opt for lower-res 1440 x 1080 and 640 x 480 movies, with a fixed rate of 30p (25p on overseas models).

At the maximum resolution, movies are saved using AVCHD version 2.0 (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264) compression with AC-3 stereo Dolby Digital audio. At lower resolutions, movies are saved with MP4 compression and MPEG-4 AAC-LC stereo audio. Most users would like to make some editing with MTS footage from Sony Alpha NEX-5T, but problems came up as AVCHD is not a friendly format for editing in iMovie and FCE.

To solve the problem, you'd better transcode Sony NEX-5T AVCHD mts footages to AIC MOV for iMovie and FCE first. And here you need some third-party program to help. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is an ideal choice for me. It works very well in the past months and also you can choose to output the video as 1080p or other size. It can convert Sony NEX-5T AVCHD MTS video to AIC codec .mov format, and then you can edit Sony Alpha NEX-5T MTS files natively in iMovie and FCE on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included).

Step 1. Free Download the Converter, install and run. And then import Sony NEX-5T recorded mts videos to the MTS to AIC converter.

PS: It's an excellent Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac which can also transcode MTS to an editable format like ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE, MPEG-2 for Adobe; to a playable format for putting on portable devices or uploading to YouTube.

Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.

Step 3. Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Sony Alpha NEX-5T mts files to AIC fro editing in iMovie and FCE on mac.

Some more helpful features of the Sony MTS to AIC Converter:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

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

After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import/edit Sony Alpha NEX-5T AVCHD files in iMovie and FCE under Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included) without problems.

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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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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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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Deinterlace and import Canon VIXIA HF G20 1080 60i AVCHD to iMovie/FCE

In order to get better importing and editing effect, you'd better deinterlace/convert Canon Vixia HF G20 1080 60i MTS video before importing to iMovie or FCE on Mac, just follow this article.

Canon VIXIA HF G20 Full HD Camcorder shoots 1920 x 1080 Full HD video at 60i, in native 24p and 30p. With the 24p frame rate option you can give your footage a cinematic look. Using Cinema-Looks Filters you can boost that film look with multiple built-in adjustable filters. The HF G20 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens with an 8-Blade iris for more professional-looking video and stills. It has a 30.4 - 304mm (35mm equivalent) focal length. The camcorder is also equipped with a Canon HD CMOS Pro image sensor that supports improved low-light performance and a wide dynamic range.

Vixia HF G20 captures Full HD 1920x1080p videos in MPEG4 or AVCHD format. The AVCHD delivers stunning picture quality, but is not full supported by iMovie and FCE. So it is headache if you want to deinterlace and edit Canon Vixia HF G20 1080 60i MTS in iMovie or FCE. To successfully get Canon VIXIA HF20 1080i MTS files to iMovie/FCE for further editing, the best way is to transcode Canon Vixia AVCHD to iMovie/FCE most compatible format like AIC. mov.

Here we recommend you to choose the top Canon MTS to AIC Converter for mac, which can convert Canon HF G20 AVCHD recordings to AIC for editing in iMovie/FCE on Mac and keep the quality as original. Plus, 1080i videos are not perfectly readable for these video edit programs like FCP, iMovie and FCE. Thus, deinterlacing Canon 1080/60i MTS on Mac is imperative to be considered.

Steps: Deinterlace and Convert Canon Vixia HF G20 1080 60i MTS clips to iMovie or FCE.

Step 1: Install the best Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac on your Mac OS X, and run it to import your Canon Vixia HF G20 1080 60i MTS footages to it.

Tip: If you want to combine the files together, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.

Step 2: Click the Format box and select best output format on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) as the export.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon on the main interface and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps(or 25fps PAL) for importing Canon HF G20 1080i MTS to iMovie or FCE with the best quality.

Step 4: Click Edit button and you can deinterlace Canon VIXIA HF G20 1080i AVCHD file for iMovie via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.

Step 5: Click the "Convert" button on main interface to start converting/deinterlace Canon HF G20 1080/60i MTS recordings to AIC for editing in iMovie and FCE  immediately.

After the Canon MTS to iMovie/FCE Converter finished transcoding, you can run the iMovie or FCE to import the converted files and edit Canon Vixia HF G20 1080/60i MTS in iMovie and FCE without any rendering or incompatibility problem.

You may also learn how to convert AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

XAVC to AIC -Solution for Importing & Editing Sony PMW400 XAVC videos in iMovie11/FCE 4

Maybe you have come across Sony PMW-400 XAVC to iMovie/FCE imprting questions and here offers you the best solution for editing PMW-400 XAVC in iMovie 11 and FCE 4.

After the successful sale of PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 all over the world, Sony keeps on developing more new models so as to gain more market share and to solidify its position in the already-full HD cameras market. To our excitement, Sony is planning to launch another new shoulder-mount camcorder which’s likely to be called Sony PMW-400 in August, 2013.

According to Sony’s official website, PMW-400 is an “affordable” broadcast camera with three 2/3-inch high quality Exmor CMOS sensors – boasting good low-light sensitivity of F12 at 59.94Hz and F13 at 50Hz. It is said that it will be shipped with a a 16x zoom HD lens and a 960×540 color LCD viewfinder with high resolution. Just like PMW-55 and PMW-F5, this PMW-400 adapts and supports Sony’s peripheral XAVC codec to offer 10-bit HD422 recordings, including XAVC Intra frame 10-bit HD422 100Mbps and XAVC Long GOP 10-bit HD422 (low bit rate).

Speaking of XAVC, perhaps it is still new to some people. XAVC is a high-efficiency codec version designed to be used in a broader content production market. For mac users, iMovie and FCE are two kinds of easy-use tool to edit videos, however, you will find some XAVC footage from Sony PMW400 is not editable with iMovie11/FCE 4, such files will not be shown when you try to import. Keep reading and below is a quick and easy solution for solving the problem. 

To import Sony PMW400 XAVC files to iMovie 11 and FCE 4, the best way is to convert PMW400 XAVC to iMovie/FCE compatible AIC codec. To finish this job, a professional XAVC to AIC Converter for iMovie/FCE is necessary, and here, Pavtube XAVC Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here.

How to convert Sony PMW400 XAVC/XAVCS media to AIC for iMovie11/FCE 4

Step 1. Install and launch the Pavtube HD Video for Mac, click "add videos" to load individual videos, or click "add from folder" to load the whole folder.

Step 2. Click "Format" preset and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express-> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as best video format for editing Sony XAVC in iMovie and FCE as well as good video quality.

Step 3. now click "Convert" and let it go. The XAVC to AIC Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, so if you have lots of xavc videos to convert, check 'Shut down computer after conversion', and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.

Tips: When the conversion is finished, you can import the converted XAVC file to iMovie 11/FCE 4.

Now you are free to import/edit Sony PMW400 XAVC videos in iMovie 11 and FCE 4 under Mac without problems.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Easy way for Editing Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM MP4 clips with Mac

In this post, you can learn the easy way to import .mp4 recorded from Sony PMW-EX3 to Mac in FCP, Avid, iMovie, Premiere Pro, FCE etc.

Sony PMW-EX3 follows on from the successful launch of the new PMW-EX1 and offers all the great features of the PMW-EX1 in a new semi-shoulder design. In addition to this new design the camcorder also features an interchangeable lens system, genlock, timecode and remote control capability for real added flexibility, offering a low-cost HD studio solution. It combines a state-of-the-art, non-linear XDCAM workflow with simply the best HD quality yet seen in a semi-shoulder camcorder.

PMW-EX3 camcorder records 1920 x 1080 HD images using the "MPEG-2 Long GOP" codec, which conforms to the MPEG-2 MP@HL compression standard, and the recordings are made as data files in the "MP4" format. "MPEG-2 Long GOP" is a mature codec which enables users to record stunning-quality HD video and audio with highly efficient, reliable data compression, but it is not an editing codec, so it is a big problem when loading or importing Sony PMW-EX3 mp4 clips into your Mac system.

Question: I recently purchased the Sony PMW EX3 and am loving it. My problem is this. I want to edit my footage. I have Final Cut Studio 1 which is apparently incompatible with the EX3 mp4 clips. I'm looking to make the jump to Avid Media Composer, iMovie and Adobe Premiere, but it doesn't works. Can anybody enlighten me?

The easy Solution: To make it easier for editing Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 videos on Mac, you can need to convert Sony EX3 mp4 clips to FCP, Avid, iMovie, Premiere Pro, FCE preferable format before importing to avoid crashing problem and waiting time. Mac Sony XDCAM EX Video converter is the best choice to do this. It can not only convert Sony PMW EX3 .mp4 videos to Mac compatible codec, but also make iteasy for merge videos.Below is a guide for you.

1. Download and install Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. This converter can help you transcode Sony PMW-EX3 mp4 video to FCP, Avid, iMovie, Premiere Pro, FCE.

2. Launch this Sony MP4 to Mac Converter, and import the EX3 recorded mp4 footages.

3. Click format bar to choose the format for output.

For editing EX-3 MP4 video on Mac, you can choose Apple ProRes 422 for FCP, DNxHD for Avid, AIC codec for iMovie, FCE, ProRes/MOVfor Premiere, etc.

4. You can click settings button in the main interface to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc, customize the parameters as you want.

5. Click convert button to start.

After Sony MP4 to Mac conversion, Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4, iMovie 11, Avid Media Composer or Premiere Pro for editing in full HD.

This Sony XDCAM EX Converter for Mac can not only convert Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 clips for FCP,  iMovie, Avid, Premiere Pro, FCE, but also rip your Blu-ray and DVD contents for editing with good quality.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mac Nikon MOV Converter-Compress Nikon D7100 HD MOV to iMovie 11

This guide will show you how to Convert Nikon D7100 HD MOV to iMovie 11 with AIC MOV , so that you can load your Nikon D7100 footages to iMovie/FCE for further editing on mac.

"I have 200+ raw mov files from a Nikon camera and want to edit these Nikon D7100 MOV in iMovie 11. Unfortunately, the file structure is gone and there's no way to edit this videos? I hope not. I am only hoping at this point to convert these files to useable formats and manually sync up the audio files and the video files. What can I do?" 

The MOV files Nikon D7100 outputs in encoded by H.264 high-def streams, which is different from QuickTime mov or others. Many traditional nonlinear editing programs on mac do not support H.264 codec directly, such as iMovie, FCP, Adobe premiere and so on. To load Nikon D7100 H.264 MOV to iMovie 11 or FCE, you need to convert them into iMovie preferred video format firstly. Besides, it's a pity if you don't keep the original file structure, but it's not unfixable – come and meet this Nikon D7100 Converter for Mac

This Mac Nikon to iMovie converter is not only able to convert organized videos files, but also able to deal with various videos and audios in batch. No need to install third party plug-in, no need to fix the settings manually; just import, choose iMovie preset, and click Convert. It's just as simple as that. The software does a good job in editing H.264 .mov files directly in iMovie/FCE and also easily convert Nikon D7100 video to FCP, AVI, WMV, MPG, etc. You can also remux, Trim, cut, split, mix videos, overlays, also add 3D effect to D7100 H.264 footages. Now mac 10.8.3 is supported, feel free to have a try! 

Now get this Mac iMovie AIC Converter installed; you can order a license directly or download a trial version here. 

Ok let's move on! 

How to Convert Nikon D7100 HD MOV to iMovie 11 with AIC MOV 

Step 1. Connect your Nikon D7100 camera to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MOV files to Apple hard drive disk. 

Step 2. Add Nikon D7100 1080p H.264 MOV videos to Mac Nikon to iMovie Video Converter

Run HD Video Converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files"button to load individuals mov videos; or you can click "Add from folder"to load the entire folder. 


Step 3. Choose editing program compatible format. 

Click the "Profile"option, you will find various video formats sorted by different editing programs/devices. To get high video quality with least quality loss, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov). 


Click Settings, you can fix the size to 1920*1080 to get better video quality; also you can fix the bitrate, frame rate as what you need. 


Step 4. Now click the big red Converter and wait for a while to get the fresh hot converted video. Click Browse to locate them directly. Ok now the transcoded files now are ready for editing Nikon D7100 MOV in iMovie 11 or FCE


This HD Video Converter is not only capable of converting Nikon footages, but also able to convert various video formats to each other. 

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Nikon D800E to FCP Converter 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Best XAVC Video Converter-Make Sony F55/F5 4K XAVC Video editable in iMovie and FCE

In this guide, I will show you some useful tips for importing Sony PMW-F55/F5 4K Digital Camera XAVC Footages to iMovie/FCE for smoothly editing.

Sony has announced that cameras that will support XAVC include two CineAlta cameras which are the Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5. Both cameras record XAVC with a color depth of 10-bits and 4:2:2 chroma subsampling. The Sony PMW-F55 can record XAVC with 4K resolution at 30 fps at 300 Mbit/s and 2K resolution at 30 fps at 100 Mbit/s. The Sony PMW-F5 can record XAVC with 2K resolution at 30 fps at 100 Mbits/s.

XAVC can record 4K resolution at 60 fps with 4:2:2 chroma subsampling at 600 Mbit/s.A 128 Gigabyte SxS PRO+ media card can record up to 20 minutes of 4K resolution XAVC video at 60 fps, up to 40 minutes of 4K resolution XAVC video at 30 fps, and up to 120 minutes of 2K resolution XAVC video at 30 fps. As the lasted HD recording formats introduced by Sony, XAVC format is seldom used now, when you are planning to conduct post production to the PMW-F55 (or PMW-F5) XAVC footages with your Mac editor like iMovie and FCE, you may encounter with the problem like "the file cannot be imported/opened".

So how to solve the problem with loading Sony F55/F5 4K XAVC to iMovie/FCE? At first, you need to convert XAVC to AIC .mov which is best editing format for iMovie and Final Cut Express. Now please get the help of a professional 4K XAVC Video Converter for Mac and follow the guide below to transcode Sony F55/F5 4K XAVC to iMovie/FCE step by step:

How to make Sony F55/F5 4K XAVC Video editable in iMovie and FCE?

Step 1. Add XAVC MXF files

Install and launch Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, and click "Add File" to import your Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC files; or click "Add from folder" to load videos in batch.

This is a powerful XAVC video converting software which can not only easily convert XAVC footages to FCE/iMovie preferred formats smoothly, but also import Sony PMW XAVC into FCP without any problem.

Step 2. Choose AIC codec for iMovie and Final Cut Express.

Choose output video format from the 'Format' preset, and click 'Output' to change converted video path. Then pls click iMovie and FCE>Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) to get Sony XAVC to FCE/iMovie preferred codec.

Step 3. Adjust output settings

If you want to locate your videos quickly, click Browse. The "Settings" icon will meet your requirements of adjusting video bitrate, frame rate and so on.

To get 1080 videos, we need to click the "Settings" button and choose 1920*1080 as output video resolution.

Moreover, you can edit your Sony XAVC videos before converting. By clicking the pencil icon on the top of Mac XAVC Video Converter, you can trim/crop the video clips, add or adjust video effect, or take snapshots from video as you like.

Step 3. Start converting Sony XAVC to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE.

Click the big red circle to convert Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC videos to iMovie/FCE on Mac.

After conversion finished, you then are able to edit or share your XAVC HD videos on the go.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Top MXF to MOV Transcoder- Convert Canon XF300 MXF files to AIC .MOV for iMovie/FCE

This guide will show you how to convert Canon MXF files to AIC MOV on Mac so that you can smoothly import/edit Canon XF300 MXF files in iMovie and Final Cut Express without any problem. 

Canon HD camcorders are more and more popular and XF300 Professional Camcorder takes advantage of the latest HD technology, along with Canon's newly developed MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec to record Full HD video to affordable Compact Flash cards. So it is a good choice to shoot funny videos or record their interesting family life with it. But for the Canon XF300 output format is mxf, and most of video editors can not recognize mxf file format, like iMovie and Final Cut Express, this make many Canon fans be headache. Below, I will throw a quick guide up for those who wanna ingest/edit Canon XF300 MXF footages into iMovie and FCE smoothly.

Here is the easy way to fix it, namely, converting Canon XF300 MXF to AIC MOV on Mac. If you are interested doing likewise, check out Pavtube's iMedia Converter for Mac, the best Mac MXF to MOV Converter. The program is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is good at batch converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Canon XF series cameras to AIC MOV formats compatible with your Mac iMovie and FCE, becide it supports XF300 MXF to FCP transcoding.

Guide on how to convert Canon XF300 MXF files to AIC for iMovie/FCE on Mac

If you have the same problems about editing Canon XF300/XF105/XF100 or C300 MXF Videos on Mac, you may follow the step-by-step guide.

Step 1. Free download and run the best Mac MXF to AIC Transcoder for FCE/iMovie, add MXF captured by XF300 to the program. You can not only click "add video" button to import Canon mxf files, but also you can click "add from folder" button to add MXF folder.

Step 2: In order to convert/import Canon XF300 MXF files to AIC for iMovie/FCE, you just need select AIC (*.mov) as output format.

Please click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then follow "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov)."

Some more helpful features of the batch MXF to MOV Converter for Mac:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate (from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

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

3. This all-in-one toolbox can not only convert MXF files, but also transcode other HD video and rip Blu-ray/DVD  for playback, storage or editing.

Step 3: Click Convert" button to start transcoding XF300 MXF files to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE  editing on Mac.

So there you have it. Once the MXF to MOV Conversion is done, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import/edit Canon XF300 MXF files in iMovie/FCE under Mac without problems.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 News, Reviews, Tips

Lumix DMC-G6  Hands on:

Panasonic has just announced a new member to their lineup of mirrorless digital cameras: the Lumix DMC-G6. This camera succeeds the G5 and adds to it an array of performance and imaging enhancements, many of which are focused around improved movie recording and the integration of built-in wireless connectivity. Enhancing the G6 is the new Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER O.I.S. lens, which is also an update of a former product and features an increased maximum aperture and lighter overall weight. 

G6 specification highlights: 
  • 16MP Live MOS sensor 
  • ISO 160-12,800 (extendable up to 25,600) 
  • 3.0", 1.04 million dot capacative LCD 
  • 1.44 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with eye sensor
  • Full AVCHD 1080/60p video with full manual control (and 2.4X digital teleconverter option) 
  • 3.5mm external mic socket 
  • 7 frames per second continuous shooting, 5 fps with AF-tracking 
  • 23 Scene modes including 'Cute Desert' and 'Sweet Child's Face' 
  • iAuto mode can automatically detect when to use 9 scene modes 
  • 'Clear Retouch' touch gesture-based heal tool 

  1. What is the body made of??

    The body of this camera is made out of a composite material.
  2. Is it compatible with batteries from older models, or is it a new battery design?

    The G6 uses a 7.2V, 1200mAh battery, Panasonic product number DMW-BLC12. As far as I can tell, this is the same battery used by the G5, GH2, and FZ200.

  3.  Is is possible to log & transfer G6 recordings to FCP 7?

    Many Panasonic users may encountered import AVCHD files to FCP 7 problem. It is due to the format and codec incompatiblity. FCP only works in specific formats and video resolutions. The material from this camera has to be converted to FCP friendly codec, such as apple prores. So converting G6 footage to ProRes is the best method.
  4. How to remove the rendering time and smoothly edit G6 MTS files in FCP X ?

    As we know, Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format is best supported video codec and format for FCP X. And Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac can help you easily transcode G6 MTS to Final Cut Pro ProRes 422 codec. 


This Mac Panasonic AVCHD Converter can be your best partner to convert Panasonic AVCHD MTS for FCE/iMovie and make Panasonic AVCHD files editable in Avid Media Composer.