Showing posts with label XAVC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label XAVC. Show all posts

Sunday, August 25, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step 1: Import XAVC footage.

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

Step 2: Choose MP4/MPEG-4 format.

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

Step 3. Attach subtitles to a video/movie.

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 8, 2013

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sony PMW-300, the EX3 replacement has finally arrived! With XDCAM 422 and XAVC!

Ever since the launch of the PMW-200 people have been asking about whether the EX3 would also be replaced. With the EX3 being such a popular camera it wasn’t really a case of “if” but more of a case of “when”.

So here it is, the PMW-300. Like the PMW-200 this is an evolution of the EX1R/EX3 cameras with many similarities but with that all important 50Mb/s 422 broadcast XDCAM codec. Like the EX3 it has 1/2″ sensors and it uses the same EX3 type lens mount, so can use the same lenses as the EX3. As well as the 14x 1/2″ zoom there is also now a new 16x zoom. In addition via adapters you can use both 1/2″ hot-shoe lenses and 2/3″ B4 lenses (1.4x magnification). You can also use an adapter to use Nikon DSLR lenses (5x magnification) for long focal length shots, so it’s sure to be popular with wildlife and natural history shooters. This is almost certainly the smallest self contained broadcast quality camcorder that can take interchangeable lenses.

The shape and design of the camera is different to the upward curving EX3. The body is a very functional rectangular shape that sits up against your shoulder like the EX3. It incorporates extending flip down shoulder/chest pad for added stability. The viewfinder design is new, it has a higher resolution panel than the one in the original EX3 and is closer in design to the PMW-350 or PMW-F5 LCD viewfinder. It’s mounted to the body with a rotating arm, that allows about 4″ of forward, backward and height adjustment so adapting the camera for use with a full shoulder mount should be quite straightforward.

As this camera uses essentially the same sensors as the EX3, sensitivity and dynamic range will be little different. But a new noise reduction system that Sony are calling 3DNR which should offer lower noise especially in low light situations.

At launch the camera will have the Sony XDCAM codec built in, offering 50Mb/s 422, 35Mb/s 420 as well as both IMX and DVCAM in standard definition. So a great range of codec choices out of the box. Next year you’ll be able to add the new XAVC codec as an option. This will be the Long GoP version of the codec announced at NAB and also coming as an option to the PMW-400. Throw in features like Genlock, RCP remote control and not only is this a great camera for use in the field but it also becomes an interesting option for small or low cost studio applications.

For hooking up to external devices you have the usual HDSDI and HDMI outputs as well as Firewire/ILink for the HDV and DVCAM modes.

I’m quite sure this camera will be as successful as the EX3, maybe more so thanks to the out-of-the-box broadcast codec and ability to add the 10 bit XAVC codec next year. I hope to get hold of one very soon for a full review, as soon as I do I’ll let you know more about it.

More details here:

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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 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, May 27, 2013

XAVC to MOV Converter- Play Sony XAVC video with QuickTime on Mac

Follow the guide you can Convert Sony XAVC files to QuickTime MOV on Mac easily via XAVC Video Converter.

Model: F55, F5

The camera PMW-F55, F5 which used XAVC format was recently unveiled by Sony. XAVC is a new recording format which can support 4K resolution (4096 * 2160 and 3840 * 2160) at up to 60 fps, introduced by the famous Japanese camera manufacturer Sony on October 30, 2012. However, .xavc is still not as popular as other kinds of video formats such as AVCHD and MXF, so when you deal with the XAVC/XAVC-S footages, for example, importing Sony XAVC/XAVC-S to Mac applications like QuickTime for playing, you may encounter some format compatibility or video/audio synchronization problems.

This article is written to help XAVC users to solve such kind of problems by using XAVC Converter for Mac. It can help users fix all kinds of XAVC problems without losing the video quality. It offers an easy way to convert XAVC to MOV for playback on Mac. With it, you will be able to import XAVC videos to your QuickTime for playback with ease. Besides, by converting XAVC 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 Video Converter, which share similar functions with the Mac Version.

How to LosslesslyConvert Sony XAVC to QuickTime .MOV on Mac

Step 1: Load XAVC footages to the XAVC Video Converter

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

Step 2. Choose QuickTime MOV as the output format

To transfer Sony XAVC/XAVC-S to QuickTime on Mac, the best way is to convert XAVC to MOV.

Click on the drop-down list of "Format", and follow  "Common Video"> "MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)" or "Common Video" > "H.264 Video (*.mp4)".

To retain the HD video quality, you can select "HD Video"> "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)".

Tips: 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 3: Start converting XAVC to MOV

After the options above, press the "Convert" button to launch the conversion from XAVC/XAVC-S to MOV on Mac.

After converting XAVC to MOV, you can view XAVC on the Mac QuickTime and do whatever you want with the XAVC footages on Mac.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Convert PWM-F55/F5 XAVC to Sony Vegas without Quality Loss

So far, there are two cameras Sony PMW-F55/F5, save files in XAVC format, some users are in trouble editing XAVC videos in Sony Vegas, this article will show you the solution to import XAVC footages to Sony Vegas for editing using a XAVC Converter.

With emergence of PMW-F55/F5 two cameras, the PMW-F3 and F65 CineAlta 4K, Sony Super35mm, among item lines blank to become filled to ensure that the qualified video production individual carrying HD, 2K or 4K shooting, production With much more versatile and inventive alternatives.

Great news to photographers, however the Sony F55/F5 make editing job tough. They record videos in XAVC format, which can be seldom supported by apps, Sony Vegas, having said that, will not accept such HD videos. To edit XAVC in Sony Vegas(Pro 12 will not be integrated), you need to convert XAVC videos to SV compatible formats, and to execute the conversion, an expert XAVC to Sony Vegas Converter is important.

Have recorded some XAVC files and want to edit them in Sony Vegas? Want to share them on YouTube to show you creativeness to your friends? Pavtube XAVC video converter is your perfect tool to load XAVC Videos towards the converter.

Step 1: Free download the best XAVC to AVI/WMV/MPEG-2 Converter and run it to add the F55/F5 footages.

Step 2: Hit the Format box and select "HD Video" option on the dropdown menu and you can choose "AVI/WMV/MPEG-2" as output format for editing with Sony Vegas. Besides, you can also choose "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) " for playing back.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the "Settings" button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 4: Click the "Convert" button on the main interface to start transcoding F55/F5 XAVC footages to AVI/WMV/MPEG-2 for editing in Sony Vegas on PC.

When the conversion is completed, click "Open" in the main interface and get the converted files for importing and further editing. Now transferring and editing XAVC files in Sony Vegas is smooth and without any problem.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Edit Sony PMW-F55 XAVC in Final Cut Pro smoothly

Summary: This article outlines how to transfer Sony PMW-F55 XAVC footage to hard drive and import into Final Cut Pro for smooth editing.

Sony PMW-F55 is exceptionally small, light and modular, letting you build up the right configuration for each job-or each shot. PMWF55 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor. You get superb dynamic range, the widest colour gamut, and pristine image quality, whether you shoot in HD, 2K or 4K. The camera incorporates high-speed SxS PRO+memory card recording that allows the choice of: 8-bit MPEG-2 HD422, 50Mbps; 10-bit XAVC 2K*/HD 100Mbps; SR Codec 10-bit MPEG4 SStP 220, 440 and 880Mbps*; and XAVC 4K/QFHD* 300Mbps. All formats can be recorded at a range of interlace and progressive frame rates (see camera specifications for precise details).

XAVC 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, many users are having problems when trying to edit PMW-f55 footage in FCP (includes FCP 6/7). Like edit your Sony PMW-F55 camers XAVC video in FCP with a simple way?

Since the XAVC footage is a peripheral non-standard format which is not supported by FCP 6/7. In order to import Sony PMW-F55 XAVC footage into FCP for smoothly editing, we can render to the third-party software to help convert XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 MOV– native format for Final Cut Pro 6/7. Besides, it is also a best way to help the users of PMW-F55 to edit Sony PMW-F55 XAVC in FCP 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 footage to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7 or iMovie. It is safe to install and easy to use.  A professional program in ripping Blu-ray/DVD/HD video  for playback, storage or editing. Below will show you how to transcode Sony PMW-F55 XAVC footage to ProRes MOV in details.

Convert/Import Sony PMW-F55 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly with Apple ProRes Codec on Mac

Step 1. Free Download the Mac Sony XAVC Transcoder for FCP to your PC. 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 (*.mov).

Here we recommend the Apple ProRes 422.

Step 3.
Click "Convert" button to start the conversion from Sony XAVC 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 PMW-F55 XAVC videos in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X under Mac without problems.

Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

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