Showing posts with label Sony. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sony. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Workaround to import Sony XDCAM MXF to After Effects CC by format transcoding

Read this awesome guide to learn how to convert and transcode Sony XDCAM MXF file for further editing with After Effects CC without hassle.

After Effects allows users to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins. But for beginners, using .mxf footage from Sony XDCAM camcorder in After Effects CC is not as easy as we think.

import Sony XDCAM MXF to After Effects CC

Why? From Adobe official website, Adobe After effects CC can render to the part of MXF format, but it can’t handle all raw MXF files, that depends on what's inside the MXF, which is capable of holding a great variety of audio and video types. And Sony XDCAM can record a lot of different formats into an MXF container that can't be added into AE CC for working with.

Solution: To import other type Sony XDCAM MXF files to After Effects CC for editing smoothly, a better way is to transcode MXF files from Sony XDCAM to MPEG-2/WMV/MOV at first, which is a standard format for AE CC.

See also: Adobe After Effects CS6: Sony XDCAM EX Readability Glitch

Right app tool: And to perform this format shifting, a professional Mac MXF to After Effects Converter tool- Pavtube iMixMXF is the best choice for you.

Overall, it can not only transcode Sony XDCAM MXF files to After Effects editable format, but also generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more, which means it can solve all the MXF incompatibility issues on Mac OS X. For Windows user, please turn to MXF MultiMixer.

Step 1. Install and run this MXF to AE Converter. Just copy the MXF files from Sony XDCAM right to your hard drive, import the XDCAM MXF files to the software.

Step 2. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. You can choose “Format > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)” as output format for editing Sony XDCAM MXF files in Adobe After Effects CC.

MXF to AE Converter

Step 3. You can click “Settings” button to adjust the parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.

For example, To get a perfect video for editing in After Effects CC, you’d better press the Settings icon to set the video size as 1920*1080, frame rate as 30fps in the Profiles Settings panel.

Step 4. Click “Convert” button to start converting Sony XDCAM MXF to MPG for importing to After Effects CC on Mac. The Mac MXF Converter for AE will convert Sony XDCAM MXF videos to MPG with the original video resolution.

After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe After Effects CC and import the .mpg for editing. You will find the output video work perfectly on Adobe After Effects CC.

Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the DVD movie you want.

Additional editing features of the MXF to After Effects Converter: 
  • Combine files together- check the files to be merged in file list and check ‘Merge into one’ box beside ‘Settings’ button. 
  • Deinterlace- click ‘Editor’, switch to ‘Effect’ tab, find ‘Deinterlacing’ box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines. 
  • Thumbnail- click ‘Snapshoot’ button when previewing the video. Click ‘Option’ to set the image format of screenshots. 
  • Trim a section of the movie- click ‘Editor’, switch to ‘Trim’ tab, and input time point in start and end box. 
What's more, to get more fun, just add your MXF files to VLC Player for viewing, to Premiere Pro CS6 or FCP for further editing.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Transcode Sony TD30V/B 3D MTS to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4, ASF, SWF, FLV for editing, sharing on Mac

Read this article if you are interested in transcode Sony TD30V/B 3D MTS to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4, ASF, SWF, FLV for editing, sharing on Mac, it offers a possible solution for dealing with 3D AVCHD video.

First and foremost the most appealing aspect in any camcorder is that it produces high-quality video. The Sony HDR-TD30V/B provides you with video quality that, not long ago, would have been inconceivable out of even a high-end consumer-level camcorder. With gorgeous 1080i 3D video recording in a sleek, portable package, this camcorder warrants every penny charged.
Sony TD30V/B 3D

Recorded lots of amazing 3D mts videos with Sony HDR-TD30V/B? Wanna share this 3D AVCHD mts from TD30V/B with your friends or family, and do some editing work with them in mac programs?

Now with Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, you can make Sony HDR-TD30V/B recorded 3D AVCHD editable in FCP X, iMovie, FCE, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc, playable on media players or portable devices and uploadable onto Youtube. What's more, this top 3D MTS Converter for Mac allows you to split one file into several, specify output file size, adjust various output parameters to get custom files, output 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI with Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph (Red-Blue) video to satisfy multiple requirements.

Now just download the app and follow the step-by-step guide to transcode Sony TD30V/B 3D MTS to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4, ASF, SWF, FLV for editing, sharing on Mac.

1. Connect your TD30V/B camera to Mac and keep it on. Launch the best Mac 3D MTS Converter app; click the top left two icons to load your footages individually or in batch correspondingly.

3D MTS Converter for Mac

Click the Format bar to select output format. If you only want to get 2D video in MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4, ASF, SWF, FLV format, just choose the format you need.

MPEG-2 format

P.S. If you want to output 3D video for editing or playing, you can choose format from “3D Video” option.

3. Hit the Convert button to start transcoding Sony TD30V/B 3D AVCHD MTS files to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4, ASF, SWF, FLV.

When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted 3D MTS video for editing, sharing on Mac.

More features of this top 3D MTS Converter Mac:

a. In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

b. If you want to merge multiple MTS files into one for easy editing, please tick the box "Merge into one file" to merge all the imported clips.

c. In case the MTS footage is taken under interlacing mode, just click "Edit" to go to Video Editor, and hit Effect to select Deinterlacing and interlacing lines will be eliminated. (Checked by default)

d.  This app works for most professional 3D camcorders like Sony HDR-TD10, Sony DSC-WX30, Sony HDR-TD20, JVC Everio GS-TD1, Panasonic HDC-Z10000, Panasonic AG-3DA1 etc.

This top 3D MTS Converter Mac can help you convert Sony TD30V/B 3D MTS footage to any format you want standard 2D and 3D video. 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Super Easy Steps for Editing Sony F3 XDCAM video in Final Cut Pro 7

This guide shows you how to edit Sony F3 XDCAM file with Final Cut Pro 7 supported files in two ways.

Sony F3 XDCAM video in Final Cut Pro 7

Many of our customers have expressed concern about how to use the XDCAM EX footage that is recorded to SxS cards on the Sony PMW-F3 camera. After all, Final Cut Pro will not work with these files natively. However, Sony has provided an efficient and simple tool called “XDCAM Transfer” that addresses this exact problem.

Main Interface of Sony's XDCAM Transfer Utility:

xdcam transfer interface

XDCAM Transfer simply changes the file wrapper from the MP4 file that Final Cut Pro doesn’t understand to a Quicktime MOV file that Final Cut Pro can edit natively. And since there is no “transcoding”, XDCAM Transfer will process the video clips as fast as your system can copy the files. This means your videos will be ready to edit in minutes, not hours. Simply give this procedure to your editor, and their system will be ready to edit your Sony F3 footage in 10 minutes or less!

xdcam transfer preferences

XDCAM Transfer Preferences Menu

Disclaimer: This workflow is only for Intel based Macs (MacBook Pro Laptops and MacPro Towers) with OS X v10.5 or later and Final Cut Pro 7 installed. This procedure will not work for PowerMac systems or Final Cut Pro 6 users.

1. Install required software (listed below) and reboot as needed.
2. Open XDCAM Transfer.
3. From the XDCAM Transfer menu, select “Preferences”.
4. On the Import tab, set the folder that the transferred material will be saved to, and close the Preferences menu.
5. In the main XDCAM Transfer interface, click the Add button in the bottom-left corner.
6. Browse to either a mounted SxS card in a card reader, or a copy of the “BPAV” folder that was saved to a hard drive on-location.
7. Click on the new item in the left “Source” pane, then select “Import All Clips” from the File menu.
8. Open Final Cut Pro 7.
9. From the File menu, select “Import”.
10. Select the clips from the import folder you specified in your XDCAM Transfer Preferences menu. Now you’re ready to edit!

Mac Software Required All-In-One Mac Package (SxS Device Driver, SxS UDF Driver, XDCAM Clip Browser, and XDCAM Transfer)

Download – 71.9mb

The package above contains all four of the following pieces of software. Individual links provided as a courtesy.

Sony SxS Device Driver v1.0.5

Download – 1.1mb
Sony SxS UDF Driver v1.0.1 (File System Driver)

Download – 426kb

Sony XDCAM Clip Browser v2.6

Download – 69mb
Sony XDCAM Transfer v2.12

Download – 32.7mb

But as far as we know, XDCAM Transer always bring your crash issue, and the 
procedure above is complex for beginners, what's more, the workflow only works with FCP 7. T
o find an easier and effective way, you just need to get help of Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac which can convert Sony F3 XDCAM videos to FCP 7 comptible Apple Prores codec for natively importing in Final Cut Pro 7(same in FCP X) on Mac. This will be a 
super simple way!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Can .mts file from Sony HDR-CX330 imported into Final Cut Pro 6/7 directly

In order to solve Sony HDR-CX330 compatability issues, the following guide will tell how to use FCP 6/7 to edit Sony CX330 AVCHD MTS files, which is not a Mac friendly format.

Sony Handycam HDR-CX330 Camcorder Full HD/60p quality and stabilization makes everything clear, shake-free and easy to share. Control, transfer and backup everything via Wi-Fi with NFC in just a touch and get even closer to the action with a 30x zoom, wide-angle Sony G lens. It's the camera that’s ready when you are.

It can record HD video in the AVCHD and MP4 formats for highest quality or easy transfer and sharing. AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs, and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.

My CX330 camera gave me videos as AVCHD file which I have not acknowledged with. I tried to work with both FCP 7 but it couldn't recognize it. Is there any step-by-step work flow for this? PS: the footages are on 1080 60p.

As AVCHD is not a Mac friendly format, you will meet the above problem in importing Sony HDR-CX330 1080/60p AVCHD MTS files into your FCP 6/7 for editing. It is known that Apple ProRes codec is compatible to FCP. So you need a program help you to transcode Sony CX330 AVCHD MTS to FCP 6/7 native Prores codec.

Here Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is recommended. It is an easy-to-use MTS to FCP X Converter for Mac program with clean interface. And it is good at converting Sony HDR-CX330 MTS files to various formats for editing on Mac OS X. You can try the free trial version to evaluate the functions at first.

Guide: How to transcode Sony HDR-CX330 1080/60p AVCHD to FCP 6/7

Part 1: Copy and transfer HDR-CX330 1080/60p AVCHD files to Mac.

Connect your Sony HDR-CX330 camcorder to Apple computer via USB cable, find the MTS files by following the camera folder AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the MTS files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

Part 2: Convert HDR-CX330 1080/60p AVCHD to FCP 6/7.

Step 1: Import HDR-CX330 1080/60p AVCHD to the best Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac.

Install and launch the program, and click the "Add video" or "Add from folder" button for adding to import HDR-CX330 1080/60p AVCHD files.

Step 2: Select an output format for FCP 6/7 and set the output folder.

Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move you pointer to Final Cut Pro > Apple Prores 422 Codec (*.mov). It is the native format for FCP 6/7. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

There are other four presets for ProRes: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy and Apple ProRes 4444.

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

Step 3: Start converting your HDR-CX330 1080/60P AVCHD to Prores MOV for FCP 6/7.

Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Sony HDR-CX330 1080/60P AVCHD to FCP 6/7 on Mac immediately.

After the MTS to AIC conversion, you will be able to get the output files for FCP via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can easily import the converted .mov files for editing in FCP 6/7 with high quality without any trouble.

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

Tip 2: In order to get customized videos, you can add subtitles to your own videos.

What's more, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac considered as best Mac Sony AVCHD MTS Converter, Mac Canon Vixia MTS Converter, Mac Panasonic AVCHD Converter, etc. It is specially developed for AVCHD camera/camcorder users to transcode all AVCHD MTS/MTS footage to various fotmats accepted by iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Adobe After Effects CS6 and more similar Mac video editing software with least quality loss.

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Get Sony HDR-CX330 fluent workflow in Final Cut Pro X

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Best Way to Convert Sony HDR-CX900 XAVC S to Prores HQ for Final Cut Pro

In this XAVC S to Prores conversion guide, you will learn the fast and best solution to convert CX900 XAVC S video to Prores 422 HQ codec with best XAVC S Video Converter.

The black Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder brings broadcast-quality HD video to the palm of your hand. The 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor is approximately 8x larger than that of typical camcorders, allowing you to capture cinematic images with shallow depth-of-field for defocused backgrounds. The HDR-CX900 is a versatile camcorder that lets you capture Full HD 1920x1080 video in XAVC S (up to 50mpbs), AVCHD, or web-optimized MP4. You can also capture high-quality 20MP still images.

XAVC S has been created as an open format, supplying a license plan for other makers inside the broadcast and production market to create their very own good quality and higher frame price solutions. While enjoying the stunning videos recorded of HD image quality,users will have problems when trying to edit Sony HDR-CX900 XAVC S footage in FCP (includes FCP 6/7). Wanna edit your Sony CX900 XAVC S video in FCP with a simple way?

Since the XAVC S footage is a peripheral non-standard format which is not supported by FCP 6/7. In order to import Sony Sony HDR-CX900 XAVC footage into FCP for smoothly editing, we can render to the third-party software to help convert XAVC S to Apple ProRes 422 MOV– native format for Final Cut Pro. Besides, it is also a best way to help the users of Sony HDR-CX900 to edit XAVC X in FCP 6/7/X smoothly.

To achieve our goal, the quickest and easiest way is to use the easy-to-use yet professional software called Pavtube XAVC Converter for mac , with which we can effortlessly and flawlessly transcode Sony XAVC S footage to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro. It is safe to install and easy to use. Below will show you how to transcode Sony PMW-F55 XAVC footage to ProRes MOV in details.

Convert/Import Sony HDR-CX900 XAVC S to Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly with Apple ProRes Codec on Mac

Step 1. Free Download the Mac Sony XAVC S Transcoder for FCP. Install and run it. It's excellent Sony video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras' videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.

Step 2. Click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP 6/7 or FCP X. Choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as best video format for editing Sony XAVC in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.

  • To keep original video quality for editing in FCP, select “Apple ProRes 422”; 
  • For SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p and offline workflows, select “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)”; 
  • To edit and finish 4:4:4 material, choose “Apple ProRes 4444″. 
Step 3. Adjust output settings and edit the video. (Optional) 

Settings: You are allowed to change the parameters of video and audio, such as Size, Bitrate, Frame Rate, etc. 

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start the conversion from Sony HDR-CX900 XAVC S footage to FCP Apple ProRes MOV on Mac OS.

After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Sony HDR-CX900 XAVC S videos in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X under Mac without problems.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Convert Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP X

This article will guide you the way editing XVAC-S Footage from Sony FDR-AX100 in FCP X smoothly. Keep reading for a brief how-to instruction.

Sony FDR-AX10000:

At this year's CES, the Ultra-HD Sony FDR-AX100 Handycam has been announced. It will also shoot Full HD footage, with Sony claiming that it was supersample down from 4K to improve video quality, something we're interested to test for ourselves. Full HD footage can also be shot in the XAVC-S format at 60fps (as well as 30 and 24fps), or you can opt for more traditional AVCHD at this resolution.

Question: Sony AX10000 editing workflow in FCP X ——

I have just recieved a fully maxed out new Mac Pro 6.1 ordered on December 18th. My main use for the 12-core model will be editing and exporting 4K video productions. I plan to purchase the Sony FDR-AX100 4K camcorder that was just announced at the CES last week. Sony has had a consumer camcorder on the market since last September (the Sony FDR-AX1) which uses the same XAVC-S codec as the not yet released Sony FDR-AX100.

If anyone has had any experience editing this format in Final Cut Pro X, I would be pleased to learn of their experience and the specs of the computer they are using. I am hopeful that editing XVAC-S footage on the new Mac Pro will be possible without the large file sizes produced by transcoding. Thanks in advance for responding.


Final Cut Pro X allows users to log and transfer video onto a hard drive (internal or external), where it can be edited, processed, and output to a wide variety of formats. At this time I go to my Final Cut Pro X which does not support Sony AX100 XAVC/S files directly.

The solution is a $35 program called Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac which can be used to convert the Sony AX100 XAVC/S files to FCP friendly Prores codec MOV format, which is intermediate format that features high performance and quality, being less processor-intensive to work with on Mac OS X. With it you are able to edit XAVC and XAVC/S files in FCP X smoothly and then share a better video with friends or post the edited videos to blog.

One hint – if you do convert to ProRes you can eventually delete your original camera files to save space, or better yet save them off to another drive as your field backups. The ProRes files lose nothing over the camera originals. They're just bigger because they're no longer Long GOP. Now follow me to learn how to convert Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC/S videos to Apple Prores 422 for FCP X editing on Mac OS X.

You are free to download the XAVC/S to FCP Converter and install on your Mac. Then go to the guide here:

1. Load XAVC/S to the Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac.

Tips: You can joint multiple XAVC/S files on to one output file by checking Merge into one file on the interface.

2. Select Apple Prores MOV format for FCP X.

Many output format here and you are recommended to select "Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)" files under "Final Cut Pro" because it best compatible format for FCP X.


  • To keep original video quality for editing in FCP, select “Apple ProRes 422”;
  • For SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p and offline workflows, select “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)”;
  • To edit and finish 4:4:4 material, choose “Apple ProRes 4444″.

3. Adjust output settings and edit the video. (Optional)

Settings: You are allowed to change the parameters of video and audio, such as Size, Bitrate, Frame Rate, etc.

Edit: Here you are able to edit the video before conversion. You can cut off the unnecessary part of the video in Trim, crop the video, add watermark or 3D effect, attach subtitle and so on.

4. Convert Sony AX100 XAVC/S video to FCP X.

Click "Convert" button to start conversion and then click "Open" button to locate the generated files for FCP X.

Lanunch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files……, and browse to where you save the converted Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC-S video clips to. Choose the Apple Prores MOV file that you'd like to import.

What's more, this converter is capable of converting both various HD videos and latest DVD/Blu-ray. You are also allowed to 1:1 backup the whole discs for further playback or editing. Just give a try.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sony F5 XAVC codec and Avid Media Composer Workflow

If you fail to import Sony F5 XAVC videos to Avid Media Composer, you can refer to the following guide to easily convert XAVC to Avid DNxHD codec for native editing.

Sony developed XAVC to handle the higher data rates of high-speed and 4k. Thus, many experienced Avid users may wonder about the XAVC codec and Avid Media Composer workflow:

I'm a producer and editor. We do a lot of broadcast programming for a sports network, I shoot some videos from Sony F5 to record the opening sequences for a few college football games. But I'm hoping to find out the way to edit the F5 in Avid Media Composer.

Did a google search for my issue and 
Sony XAVC Converter for Avid came up. It is easy to use and pretty fast as well. This program can transcode Sony F5 XAVC files to Avid DNxHD files, including converting the frame rate keeping the XAVC orginal qualityIt did sort of choke when more than 2 streams were working at once, so as long as I kept it set for 2, it was good.  Besides Avid, this software can also export Prores for FCP, AIC for iMovie and FCE, MOV for Adobe Premiere and more NLE systems for native editing. 

How to import and edit Sony F5 XAVC file with Avid Media Composer

Step 1. Install and launch this Sony XAVC Converter for Mac, click top left two icons to load individual videos or load the entire folder from Sony F5 camcorder.

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

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

Step 3. Click the big red circle at the bottom right to start converting Sony F5 XAVC footage to Avid Media Composer on mac. Wait for a while; you can load the fresh hot converted video to AMC now.


You can trim out a few clips before converting XAVC to Avid.

Now click the pencil-like icon (Edit) and locate the Trim icon. Drag the small triangle icons to locate the opening and ending

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Solution to Import Sony Alpha 7R MTS to FCP X

Sony Alpha 7R users often meet the problem that they cannot edit AVCHD MTS files in FCP X. The following will tell how to use FCP X to edit Sony Alpha 7R AVCHD MTS, which is not a Mac friendly format.

Sony a7R Full-Frame Camera is the world's lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera, and it can capture Full 1920 x 1080 HD uncompressed clean-screen video files to external recording devices via an HDMI connection in 60p and 60i frame-rates. Selectable in-camera AVCHD codec frames rates include super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p.

But there is some problem in importing these AVCHD MTS files into your FCP X for editing because it is not a Mac friendly format for editing in FCP X. It is known that Apple ProRes codec is well compatible to FCP. Now you need a program help you to transcode Sony Alpha 7R AVCHD MTS to FCP X.

Here, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is the best tool you need to help you convert Sony Alpha 7R MTS to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing. It does not only convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP X editing on Mac, but also convert AVCHD MTS to iMovie, FCE, Avid, Premiere Pro, Aperture 3, Kdenlive, After Effects CS6, DaVinci Resolve etc. compatible format/codec on Mac (Mavericks included).

What's more, with Pavtube MTS to FCP Converter, you can also add *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle to a video/movie files. Here I share a guide of how to add subtitles and some free subtitle files download website:
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to convert and import Sony Alpha 7R AVCHD MTS to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Lion, Snow Leopard.

Download Pavtube AVCHD MTS to ProRes Converter, install it on Mac.

Step 1. Load Sony a7R MTS files from SD card.

Connect your a7R to your Mac with USB2.0. Run Pavtube MTS to ProRes Converter and then click "Add video" button to load 1080p MTS files from Sony Alpha 7R AVCHD camcorder to the Mac program. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert.

Tip: If you have multiple MTS/M2TS files, you can select the "Merge into one file" box to merge/combine MTS files, so that you can import these files to FCP X without interruption.

Step 2. Set MOV as output format.

Click the "Format" option, and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

Tip 1: You can also choose "Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov)" as output format for FCP X. The Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) codec offers the utmost possible quality for 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 sources (without an alpha channel) and provides the following:

  • Target data rate of approximately 220 Mbps (1920 x 1080 at 60i) 
  • Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 
Tip 2: If you prefer smaller file size, please choose "Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)" instead.

Tip 3: You can set the output folder by clicking "Browse" icon as you need.

Step 3: Add effect or Subtitle for your footage.

If necessary, click "Edit" icon to start video editing with your mts files, such as adding effect as well as adding watermark, trim your videos and so on.

You can also click "Subtitles" option, add srt, ass, ssa suntitle you want.

Step 4: Convert Sony a7R AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the "Convert" button under the preview window, the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter starts converting Sony Alpha 7R AVCHD MTS to ProRes MOV, and joining the MTS files for editing in FCP X.

After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output ProRes MOV files to FCP X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output ProRes videos to Final Cut Pro X, iMovie or Premiere Pro,etc for editing.

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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!

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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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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Convert Sony AX1 4K XAVC S Videos to QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac

In this XAVC S to QuickTime MOV conversion guide, you will learn the easy way to convert Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S to QuickTime Player for watching freely on Mac

Sony’s new Handycam model the FDR-AX1 priced $4,500, recording at a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 in 60p (also 24p, 30p, 25p, and 50p), is Sony’s first attempt at targeting common consumers who want to shoot 4K resolution footage of their own. It does is the ideal choice for recording 4K video in low cost, but I have to say that the terms "simple" and "manageable" in regards to Sony video cameras is a very long stretch at best because it uses XAVC S as the recording codec.

XAVC S video format can keep footages in 4K resolution (4096 2160 and 3840 2160) at up to 60 fps, and the shortcoming of this codec is that you will only be able to edit it on Sony Vegas, and it will take time for media players like QuickTime to develop support for the codec. To solve Sony AX1 4K XAVC S files with Mac QuickTime incompatible and playback issue, the best solution is to convert XAVC S files to QuickTime MOV. To do the job, here is the best solution.

Pavtube XAVC S Converter for Mac offers an easy way to convert Sony AX1 4K XAVC S to QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac. With it, you will be able to import XAVC S videos from Sony AX1 to your QuickTime for playback with ease. Besides, by converting XAVC S to MOV, you can transfer the generated files to your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV 3, etc to play with ease. If you are a Windows user, you can turn to XAVC S Video Converter, which share similar functions with the Mac Version.

Step through: Converting Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S to QuickTime MOV for playing

Step 1. Run Pavtube Mac Sony XAVC S to MOV Converter. Click "Add file" or "Add from folder" button, browse to the footages and load them to the converter.

Step 2. Select the items to be converted, and click on "Format" bar to set a QuickTime format in template.

Click on the drop-down list of "Format", and follow "Common Video"> "MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)". This is the best format for playbakc with QuickTime Player.

Step 3. Click the "Settings" button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

Step 4. Click the "Browse" button next to the Output File Name field and select a location on your HDD for the output video file.

Step 5. Click the "Convert" button to start conversion. After conversion you can click the "Open" button to locate converted video files. As the converted mov format is compatible with mac, you can view Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S files with the Mac QuickTime Player freely.

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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!

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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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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 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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