Thursday, May 30, 2013

How to get/load Panasonic Lumix GH3 MTS to Final Cut Pro X

Summary: Read on the article to find the easy solution how to import and edit Panasonic Lumix GH3 AVCHD MTS in FCP X with no issues. 

Panasonic is trying to promote its brand new Lumix GH3 as "the first DSLM". That's "digital single lens mirrorless" for the uninitiated, thought it sounds - obviously and intentionally, no doubt - a lot like "DSLR" to us. Hardly a surprise then that it looks, feels and functions a lot like one too. GH3 features a 17.02MP Micro 4/3 Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, which enable the GH3 to capture high resolution JPEG and RAW stills as well as intricately detailed HD video.

GH3 can record AVCHD video format.We like shooting and playing HD MTS videos at 60p, but we can't get an enjoyment on editing these 60p MTS footgaes in FCP X. To smoothly import Panasonic GH3 MTS to FCP X for further editing, you'd better transcode unsupported MTS or all AVCHD files to videos with a compatible Prores .mov format for FCP X before ingesting, thus you can directly bring GH3 AVCHD files to FCP without any plugin.

1. Free Download Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac. This software can convert Panasonic GH3 AVCHD MTS video to FCP friendly formats or other common formats.

2. Install and run this MTS to FCP Converter.

3. click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP X. click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). it's the best format for FCP - to import Panasonic GH3 MTS to FCP X.

4. You can click "settings" button to adjust output parameters, such as resolution and bitrate.
5. Click convert button to start.

The Panasonic GH3 Mac MTS Converter will convert Panasonic MTS for iMovie quickly. After conversion, you can edit Panasonic GH3 MTS video in iMovie as you want.

You can also follow GH3 MTS to ProRes for Final Cut Pro conversion guide and learn how to import video files to FCP (X).

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Convert MXF files to MKV/VOB/AVI/MOV/MP4/MPEG/WMV/FLV on Windows/Mac

Here discuss how to convert MXF files from Panasonic/Sony/Canon to  MKV/VOB/AVI/MOV/MP4/MPEG/WMV/FLV etc. video formats so that we can play MXF files on Mac, Windows PC, Android, iPad, iPhone anywhere you like. 

MXF, short form for Material eXchange Format, is a container format (Like AVI) for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards.

MXF files are often produced by high-end cameras and camcorders, like Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2 MXF, HVX200 and Canon C300/XF300/XF305 to store video, audio, and programmed data. However, MXF files can not be opened and supported to edit by many professional video editing programs like Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker and Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc. and cannot be played by many video players and portable players.

In order to edit or play such MXF files with professional video editing programs and media player, you will need to convert MXF files to a format editalbe and playable by your media devices or editors, like MKV/VOB/AVI/MOV/MP4/MPEG/WMV/FLV, etc.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (For windows: HD Video Converter ) works as a professional MXF Converter for windows and mac users which can convert MXF files to MKV,VOB,AVI,MOV,MP4,MPEG,WMV,FLV and more on Mac (Mountain Lion included) or on Windows (Windows 10 included). In addition to convert MXF files, the MXF Conversion tool can also edit MXF files like trim, crop, merge, add water mark, and keep metadata and more. Below is the detailed guide to show you how to convert MXF files on Mac or Windows.

Convert MXF to MKV,VOB,AVI,MOV,MP4,MPEG,WMV,FLV for playing and editing

Step 1. Run Pavtube best MXF Converter for Mac/Win, this software supports MXF conversion well. Click "Add file" or "Add from folder" button, browse to the footages and load .MXF files to the converter.

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

If you need to convert MXF to MKV,VOB,AVI,MOV,MP4,MPEG,WMV,FLV, you just need to select corresponding format. Just click format bar and choose the format you need.

Step 3. You can click settings button to adjust output parameters.

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

To downsize the MXF files, just set a smaller bitrate.

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.

This is the Mac solution to convert MXF files to MOV, MKV, AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, FLV, if you are windows user, you can refer the guide converting MXF AVI/WMV/MOV/MP4/MPEG on Windows. Now, you can easily transfer MXF video for editing, playing and sharing.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Canon 50D gains video recording through Magic Lantern RAW hack

It may be time to dust off that Canon 50D you purchased back in 2008. The folks behind the Magic Lantern firmware add-on have pulled yet another rabbit out the proverbial hat (or is it lantern?) by enabling RAW video recording on the APS-C-based DSLR. What's even more impressive is that the 50D lacks video support out of the box, so this new-found functionality is truly magical. This hack comes hot on the heels of the Magic Lantern team coaxing the Canon 5D Mark II / III into capturing 24 fps RAW video.

With the firmware add-on installed, the 50D is capable of shooting video up to 1592 x 1062 pixels at 30 fps. There are some caveats, though. First, there's no audio recording since the camera lacks a microphone input and associated electronics. Second, capturing RAW video requires fast CF cards (at least UDMA 6). Third, we now fully expect to see the 50D skyrocket in value on the used market. Hit the break for a few sample videos.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Import/Edit/Play Canon C100 MTS on Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow

Summary: Want to find the best way to transcode Canon C100 AVCHD video for importing/editing/playing on Mac Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow? Read this article below and you will know it.
The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is the latest addition to the Cinema EOS family. It is the little brother of Canon's popular C300; employing the same Super 35mm Canon CMOS Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor, the C100 records full HD at 24Mbps to SDHC/SDXC cards using an AVCHD codec. Dual memory card slots allow users the advanced option of recording to two memory cards simultaneously, or recording HD footage to one slot while at the same time recording SD footage to the other. Other features include uncompressed HDMI output (with time code), impressive low light sensitivity and built in ND filters.
To transfer Canon EOS C100 AVCHD videos to Apple hard drive, you can use the Apple iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer, or work with QuickTime. But you shall make sure that you at least have iMove 8 or iMovie 9, FCP 6 on your Mac with Intel processor. However, if you have iMovie 6 or first copy AVCHD files from camera by looking for PRIVATE -> AVCHD -> BDMV -> STREAM on SDHC/Micro SDHC card, or copy MTS file from AVCHD -> BDMV -> STREAM on built-in HDD, however you may find it difficult to import to Mac Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow for editing or playing.

To edit, play,import Canon C100 MTS videos on Mac, you will need to convert Canon C100 videos to best compatible format for Mac OS. Only by converting can you avoid video playback, editing and importing problems due to the recorded AVCHD format. Here we recommend a decent Canon Video Converter on Mac platform - Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, to help you get it done.

Convert Canon C100 MTS videos for importing, playback, editing on Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow

1.Load AVCHD files.

After install and launch the Pavtube Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac, drag and drop Canon C100 AVCHD MTS file. You can drag several files to the program directly.

2. Click format column and choose the output format.

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

You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), it's for Avid editing;

For playback, you can choose HD Video -> QuickTime MOV;

For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose MP4 format for output.

3. Do some settings as you want. 

You can edit the Canon C100 AVCHD files in this program before converting to other formats on Mac Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow. Trim, crop, add watermark or adjust effect as you want.

4. Start converting Canon C100 AVCHD video on Mac.

At last, hit the "Convert" button to transcode Canon C100 AVCHD MTS to Mac.

This best Mac Canon AVCHD converter will convert Canon C100 recorded videos on Mac at top speed, you can choose rich formats for output on Mac, and then you can use C100 recorded MTS footages for importing, playback or editing on Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow.

If you need to edit C100 AVCHD on Windows platform, you can try Video Converter Ultimate. Please take a try now, it will do a great favor for you.

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Encoding Canon C500 MXF to MOV for Premiere Pro 6 editing smoothly

If you encountered problems with Canon C500 MXF when importing to Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac, please follow this post below to know how to import Canon C500 mxf to PPro CS6 for editing without rendering.

Canon EOS C500 offers a Super 35mm, 8.85-megapixel CMOS image sensor. The professional 4K video camera output that it promised at the NAB trade show in April. A continuation of the concept of the C300, it can capture Raw 4K video footage and offers frame rates of up to 120fps in compressed 4K. It also captures 2K footage (2,048 x 1,080 pixels) at 12-bit, with 4:4:4 Y'CbCr chroma sub-sampling for high colour resolution.

While Canon C500 MXF recordings brings better quality and convenient for broadcasting, but most users usually occurred some error messages during the editing process as the MXF still cannot fully supported by some video editors like Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. So if you are using Adobe Premiere Pro for editing just like me, the best workaround for us is to convert Canon C500 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 MOV, which is the most compatible format for Premiere Pro CS6, and it will make the editing work much smooth and easier.

Preparation for C500 to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 conversion:

You can use the best Canon MXF Converter for Mac, which was a great C500 MXF Converter for Mac users. It can not only convert Canon C500 MXF videos to Premiere Pro without quality loss, but also can make it easy for merging multiple video clips.

Convert Canon C500 MXF to MOV for Premiere Pro CS6 editing smoothly on Mac 

Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MXF to Premiere Pro Converter, just copy the C500 MXF files from the CF cards right to your hard drive, import the files to the software.

Step 2. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format.

Click and choose "Format > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)" as output format. The MXF Converter for Premiere Pro will convert Canon C500 MXF videos to MOV/MPG with the original video resolution.

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

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start converting Canon C500 MXF to MOV/MPG for importing to Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac.

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

If you do not know how to import video to Adobe, please reference the following guide:

Adobe Premiere Pro workflow: How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Canon XF105 Compatible with FCP? -Edit Canon XF105 MXF in FCP

By transcoding Canon XF105 MXF to ProRes MOV format, you can easily import & edit XF105 recorded MXF footage in Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X smoothly without rendering.

The XF105 utilizes Canon's XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper that ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The codec's 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest image quality needed for advanced post production processing. But you maybe you must be disappointed when the FCP failed to import recordings from Canon XF105..

I am a photography enthusiast. I have a Canon XF105 camcorder and shoot the videos recently, it supports Full HD 1920×1080 resolution with Canon XF codec, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. After shooting some .mxf clips on the Canon XF105, I want to merge multiple mxf videos into one and edit .mxf clip in FCP . But I find the problem that FCP does not recognize the .mxf videos? It does not even support importing mxf videos ?

I just bought a converter last month so I could edit my XF105 MXF files on Final Cut. But it seems tracks is missing when converting. Have you had this problem arise before? Can you assist? How to convert Canon XF105 MXF files to FCP with all the original audio tracks in the MXF container preserved?    

So how to solve the the problem when you wanna edit XF105 MXF footages in Final Cut Pro? Here is the easy way to fix it, namely, converting Canon XF105 MXF to MOV, say, the Apple ProRes encoded MOV format on Mac.

If you are interested doing likewise, check out Pavtube's MXF to FCP MOV Converter for Mac. 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 ProRes/AIC MOV formats compatible with your Mac Video editing software like Final Cut Pro (x), iMovie, Final Cut Express. Now follow the guide below to convert Canon XF105 MXF to FCP ProRes MOV easily on Mac.

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Guide- Convert Canon XF105 MXF to MOV ProRes for FCP editing smoothly on Mac

Step 1. Free download and run Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, add MXF captured videos 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. Select output profile. If you want to edit MXF file in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X, suggest you choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov).


Tips: For editing in iMovie/FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov).

Step 3. Click Convert" button to start transcoding Canon XF105 MXF to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro.

Tips: By default, Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac exports files with all the original audio tracks in the MXF container preserved, thus there are no additional steps required for keeping multiple audio tracks in the generated files.

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.

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 Canon XF105 MXF files in Final Cut Pro for editing under Mac without problems.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Convert XAVC files to MOV, MKV, AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, FLV for editing, playing or sharing

Here offers you an easy-to-use XAVC Converter which can losslessly convert Sony XAVC video to MOV, MKV, AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, FLV for editing, playing or sharing.
XAVC is introduced as an open format, to serve as a driver to promote and establish 4K content production infrastructure,a video recording format that covers both of professional and consumer market it has been widely adopted in the marketplace.

As XAVC is a new video format, many new users don't know how to deal with the Sony XAVC format, like how to edit/play/share Sony XAVC files.

"Hello, I'm attempting to import XAVC files (from F5) into FCP X but i got an answer exactly where there are no files valid to become imported... iMovie/FCE can't recognize it too. Am I undertaking a thing incorrect ?"

"I have shot several video from my Sony PMW-F55 camera and want to share my camera video to YouTube,Vimeo, etc. How can I do?"

"What do I need to play the Sony XAVC with Mac QuickTime, best settings? The easiest way to play XAVC video format?

Pavtube XAVC Converter for Mac offers an easy way to convert XAVC to MOV, MKV, AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, FLV for editing, playing or sharing XAVC on Mac. With it, you will be able to import XAVC videos to your QuickTime for playback with ease, to import Sony XAVC to FCP or edit in iMovie/FCE are going to be a piece of cake.

Besides, by converting XAVC to H.264 MP4, you can transfer XAVC files to Android, Windows 8 or IOS device like iPhone, iPad, Apple TV 3, etc to play smoothly.

If you are a Windows user, you can turn to XAVC Video Converter, which share similar functions with the Mac Version.

Convert Sony XAVC to MOV, MKV, AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, FLV for playing and editing

Step 1. Run Pavtube Mac Sony XAVC 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.

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

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

To maintain original HD quality, you may set "original" in the fields of "Size", "Bitrate" and "Frame rate". To downsize the Sony XAVC files, just set a smaller bitrate.

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.

Aftere converting XAVC files to MOV, MKV, AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, FLV, you can free transfer Sony XAVC video  for free editing, playing and sharing.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Panasonic ZS30 and Final Cut -Edit Lumix DMC-ZS30 MTS in FCP 6/7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (TZ40 in Europe) is the latest version of the company's hugely popular travel zoom camera. Announced in January 2013, it comes exactly one year after its predecessor, the best-selling ZS20/TZ30, and like that model the ZS30/TZ40 becomes the first of the new crop of pocket super-zooms to reach the market. 

The most important specification of any super-zoom is of course the optical range, and for the new ZS30. Panasonic has however improved the image stabilization with a new five-axis correction system that claims to particularly benefit movie shooting. The compact camera DMC-ZS30 can shoot 1080p60 AVCHD/MPEG-4 video. Besides it is packed with a whole range of features that provide outstanding performance in every environment. No matter what time of the day or night, the camera guarantees outstanding results due to the 24mm Ultra Wide Angle LEICA DC lens and 20x Optical Zoom.

If you have got this WiFi enabled compact long zoom camera, you can use it to record 1080 60p AVCHD and MP4 videos. When the capturing process is over, you may want to do some post workflow with the video to make them more delicate and amusing to share with your friends. Here we share the solution to transfer Panasonic DMC-ZS30 AVCHD to FCP 6/7 on Mac with you.

Take the Lumix DMC-ZS30 and Mac compatibility into account, we find the common Mac tool Final Cut Pro 6/7 can’t ingest the 1080 60p footage from Panasonic DMC-ZS30. The best workaround is to transcode the 1080 60p AVCHD to ProRes for FCP 6. You can get the best and yet professional MTS Converter for Mac to fast convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 video to ProRes 422 without losing quality. This tool is also can be applied for Lumix DMC-ZS25 users. Now let’s start the AVCHD to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X.

Now please follow the steps below to convert Panasonic ZS30 AVCHD to Prores .mov for  FCP 6/7 editing on Mac.

1. Go to download and install the best Mac Panasonic MTS Converter to make the transcoding task without quality loss, which offers you particular Apple ProRes profiles for Final Cut Pro. It also provides AIC codec for iMovie/FCE and DNxHD for Avid. Then launch the software to import your AVCHD clips to it.

2. Click on the Format box to select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the output format for editing ZS30 MTS in FCP. 

3. You can click the Settings icon to do some audio/video settings. We recommend 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as video bitrate for easier editing on Mac. If you are in PAL(50p) area, you are recommended 25fps as video bitrate.

4. Hit the Convert button; it will convert Panasonic ZS30 1080p AVCHD to FCP 6/7 on Mac immediately.

When the conversion process shows in 100% with the top AVCHD to MOV Converter Mac, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for importing and editing in FCP.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

RAW 24fps DNG video hits the Canon EOS 5D Mark III via Magic Lantern!

It's no secret that Canon's 5D Mark III is the go-to DSLR for videographers the world over, but things are about to become a whole lot more interesting. The people behind Magic Lantern have successfully coaxed the 5D Mark III into shooting 24 fps RAW video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 820 pixels using 1000x speed cards. If you're not familiar with Magic Lantern, it's an open source firmware add-on that brings additional functionality to Canon EOS cameras. The ability to capture RAW video at 24 fps improves dynamic range and resolution -- it also provides extra flexibility during post-production. According to the team at Magic Lantern, more work is required before the feature is ready to be deployed. So until then, you're invited to follow the via link below and watch the RAW vs. H.264 videos after the break, or if you're feeling brave, check the source for download locations.

Yes, thoungh initially the Magic Lantern team didn’t even think it was possible, they’ve now enabled 24fps RAW HD video (without sound) on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

This is HUGE news. The dynamic range is now in the range of what people are so excited about with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Alexa and other cams. 

So what does this mean? As I mentioned above, the dynamic range of the video is stunning and is on par with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and other cameras.  

Update: We just received news from Magic Lantern that Canon's Mark II is now also a go for 24 fps with the new firmware. Nic from the development team said "After some further testing it is clear the older, cheaper Mark II should be able to record at least resolutions of 1880x840 in full-frame mode (with line skipping)."

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How to convert Panasonic P2 HD MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac MXF to ProRes Converter tool which can help you transcode recorded P2 HD MXF clips to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for smoothly editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.
Recently many camcorder producers have released their high-end products to attract video editors with high tech in their camcorders. You'd know that professional camcorders series usually use MXF container format to record videos instead of AVCHD format, which is often used in family expenses camcorders.

MXF is a special HD video format which has been put to use in many high-end camcorders such as Cannon XF series and Panasonic P2 HD series (including AG-HPX170, AG-HVX200, AG-HPX300, AG-HPX370, AG-HPX500, AJ-HPX2100, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, and AJ-HPX3700, etc.). Files are saved onto the P2 memory card in MXF format allowing direct data transfer to broadcasting and production system.

However, those files in MXF format have proved to be not so well-suited when they are about to be edited in Final Cut Pro.

The footage came from a Panasonic DVCPRO HD P2 camera. I have converted many files from this same camera with no problem but for some reason now it has no audio. I cannot find that screen you have referenced below. Is there a way someone can help walk me through this? 

To edit Panasonic P2 video footage with Final Cut Pro, you have to convert P2 MXF to FCP natively supported video format like MOV with Apple ProRes Codec. Here we recommend you the best  P2 MXF Converter for Mac which can help you to transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple ProRes .mov format for FCP on Mac OS X quickly and easily.  Here comes the detailed guide. 

  1. Please ensure that the computer you are using to do P2 MXF conversion has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise, the converted files will have audio only without image.
  2. If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video. The FCP X does not install the ProApps QuickTime Codecs automatically, so you need download and install the codec manually.
While importing MXF clips to Pavtube MXF to ProRes converter for conversion, please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder’s P2 card. If you only have some loose .MXF clips, your files will have image only without audio. See MXF file structure on Panasonic’s P2 card as below.

The above screenshot clearly shows .MXF clips are all saved in ‘VIDEO’ folder, while audio files are all stored in ‘AUDIO’ folder. When you importing .MXF clips from the correct file structure, Pavtube MXF to FCP Converter is able to recognize audio tracks from ‘AUDIO’ folder automatically, which ensures the generated ProRes 422 MOV files have both image and sound correctly.

Step 1: Click “Add Video” button to import P2 .mxf files

Step 2: Choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output (Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac has a preset option to choose a format specific to the Final Cut Pro)


Step 3: Click “Convert” button to convert P2 MXF on Mac

As soon as the conversion is finished, click “Open” button to get the generated Apple ProRes 422 MOV files to FCP (X) for extending editing.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Premiere Pro Tutorial: Create Highly Stylized Looks in Your NLE

We've been talking quite a bit about Adobe over the past few months, as they've announced new versions of all their major desktop applications andended the Creative Suiteas we know it. Even though some folks are none too thrilled with Adobe right now due to the complete switch to the Creative Cloud, they still make what many consider to be the rising star of NLEs with Premiere Pro, and it's more packed than ever with features to make filmmaker's lives easier. Today we're going to explore two of the lesser known color effects that come with Premiere Pro, the Leave Color and Change to Color effects. While these might not be something you will use day-to-day, they're an excellent option when you need to create some highly stylized shots at a moment's notice. So without any further ado, here are the tutorials, straight from Creative COW


The most obvious example of how effects like these can be used is Robert Rodriguez's Sin City. However, they can also be used in much more subtle and sophisticated ways. For example, by layering your video tracks and putting different instances of the leave color effect (alongside another color effect such as the Three Way Color Corrector or RGB Curves) on each track, you can push various chrominance values in the image to their extremes while leaving others under-saturated. By using the Change to Color effect alongside a method such as this one, you can completely warp your color palette into something entirely different from what you shot (although your DP may never speak with you again). 

Of course, if you work with moving or handheld footage frequently, After Effects or DaVinci Resolve will be better solutions for creating these types of effects due to their advanced tracking functionality. However, being able to stay in your NLE and create these effects quickly can be an invaluable tool for the one-man-band types of filmmakers who are on tight deadlines, as well as for bigger productions where the producer or director want to see some temp effects before the picture lock is sent off to the VFX and color departments. 

Quite frankly, there are some astounding (and downright bizarre) things that you can do with color inside of Premiere Pro. By better knowing all of the color effects inside of Premiere and how they interact with one another, you can better prepare yourself for anything and everything that a director or client could ever ask of you. If you want more of these fantastic Creative Cow tutorials, hop on over to their Premiere Pro Techniques series and get to it. 

What do you guys think? Have you ever used these effects, and to what degree? Do you have any suggestions for how to creatively apply them? Let us know in the comments. 

Link: Premiere Pro Techniques (CS6 and Above) with Andrew Devis — Creative COW

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FCP and Canon MOV transcoding- Convert Canon 1D H.264 MOV to FCP X with Apple ProRes

Canon EOS-1DX, a fantastic camera that can deliver high quality videos with the full-frame 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and all-new Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors, features the Enhanced EOS HD Video at 1920 x 1080 in selectable frame rates of 24p, 25p, or 30p; and 720p HD or SD video recording at either 50p or 60p. In the dimmest low-light conditions it can also provide sharp, low-noise images low-noise images.

However, here comes the problem. How can we edit video files shotting by Canon EOS-1D C in FCP? We all know that Final Cut Pro provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime compatible video format . But frequently, we will notice that, sometimes .MOV video files taken by some DSLR camcorders could not be read by FCP directly, such as Nikon DSLR, Canon DSLR. Why? It is codec problem that MOV works as container format which can hold most codec data, but it still may contain the codec that FCP could not recognize just as Canon EOS-1D C MOV files. If you want to import Canon EOS-1D C MOV to FCP for better video enjoyment, you will have to use a practical Mac MOV to FCP converter.

Final Cut Pro supported best video format is Apple ProRes 422 Codec MOV format, so in a word, you need to convert EOS 1D MOV to ProRes 422 codec MOV format . You can follow the steps below to edit EOS 1D video well in FCP on Mac.

The preparation you need to do is that to find a best MOV to FCP converter for mac.

Step by step for you to convert Canon EOS-1D C MOV to FCP compatible format.

Step 1. Load Canon EOS 6D mov files.

After install, open up the professinal Canon 6D MOV to Final Cut Pro Converter. Click "Add video" or "Add from folder" tag to browse and load source MOV files from your Canon 6D camera directly or from an archived folder saved on your HDD. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

Tip: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the "Merge into one" box to join your MOV files into one single file.

Step 2. Select output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

Click "Format" column to choose the "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" Apple ProRes 422 MOV as best output format for editing in FCP 6/7/X.

Step 3. You can click settings button to adjust the output video and audio’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, codec and frame rate, etc.

Step 4. Edit function is useful and convenient for you to use. You can trim, crop, adjust effects or add watermark to the video. such as "how to trim and maintain a certain section of a Canon 6D MOV clip?"

Click "Edit", when the "Video Editor" interface appears, switch to "Trim" tab, on which you are allowed to trim your wanted section by setting Start and End time. When finished, click "OK" to confirm.

Step 5. Convert Canon EOS 6D MOV to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP 6/7 or FCP X.

Click "Convert" button to start convert Canon EOS 6D H.264 MOV videos to ProRes 422 MOV for working within Final Cut Pro (or FCP 6/7, FCP X). When the conversion is done, click "Open" button to get the generated ProRes 422 files for using in FCP 6/7/X.

After converting Canon EOS 6D MOV files, just according to the following tutorial import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro (X), Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing the video. Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro X. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express 4 (FCE 4) for editing in full HD.

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Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can also help you convert Canon EOS 6D MOV files to Mac Compatible Formats like ProRes 422(*.mov), Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), Avid DNxHD, XDCAM MOV, HDV, DVCPRO, MOV(AVC), H.264 MOV for editing software FCP (X), iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture 3, Kendlive, etc or convert to other common formats such as MP4, WMV, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, AVI, and even H.264 MOV for other usages. Only need to change the "step 2″:

- choose "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" for Avid Media Composer
- choose "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" for iMovie or Final Cut Express
- choose "MOV (AVC) (*.mov)" for Adobe Premiere Pro

Good-fellowship clew: Here is a Free DVD Creator for Mac, it can help you free burn Canon 1D MOV video to DVD disc on Mac (include Mac Mountain Lion 10.8).

The last step you need to do is to imput the created file from Canon EOS-1D C MOV Converter to FCP.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Deinterlace and Convert Canon VIXIA HF G20 1080 60i AVCHD recordings to FCP X

This article will show the best way to convert Canon AVCHD to ProRes 422, so that you can import Canon Vixia HF G20 1080 60i .MTS files into Final Cut Pro X for smooth editing work.
Canon VIXIA HF G20 Full HD camcorder, as the Canon's VIXIA family's a new member, has come to us along with the HF R-series. According to the camera maker, the G20 is designed to rival pro-level camcorders in image quality. It captures Full HD 1920x1080p videos in MPEG4 or AVCHD format. Intended for professionals, the G20 features nine Cinema-Look Filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic look and Professional Shooting Assist functions.

As a Mac and FCP user, I like to edit 1080p AVCHD video with FCP X. Final Cut Pro X users always have the headache since they find the problem editing Canon VIXIA HF G20 AVCHD 1080i files in FCP X on Mac. How to solve the incompatibility is the key to make Canon HF G20 more convenient for shooting and editing. And as far as we know Apple ProRes is perfectly compatible with Final Cut Pro.

So the problem becomes easier to solve. Just find out a converter, which can transocde Canon HF G20 AVCHD recordings to ProRes on Mac and keep the quality as original. Plus, 1080i videos are not perfectly readable for these video edit programs including FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, etc. Thus, deinterlacing Canon 1080/60i MTS on Mac is imperative to be considered.

If you haven't found out a decent AVCHD convert tool yet, you may try the top AVCHD to FCP X Converter we recommend here. It can not only convert HF G20 AVCHD files to ProRes 422 with the original high definition, but also deinterlace 1080i files to make the converted files more smoothly in FCP X.

Here we show you the guide on how to deinterlace and convert Canon VIXIA HF G20 1080/60i MTS to FCP X

1. Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, it’s a professional Canon AVCHD converter for FCP X  which can convert G20 AVCHD files to ProRes 422, AVI, etc.

2. Install and launch this Canon MTS converter for FCP. Import the footages to the converter.

3. Click format bar to choose output format, you can click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

4. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust the resolution and other A/V settings as you need.

5. Click convert button to start the Canon G20 AVCHD to ProRes 422 conversion.

With Canon AVCHD converter for FCP, you can easily not olny transcode Canon G20 AVCHD to Prores 422 for FCP, but also convert Canon XA10 AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro, convert VIXIA HF M500 AVCHD to FCP, convert Vixia HF M300 to FCP, convert Vixia HF S10/S100 to FCP, etc. Just try and have a good time.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Olympus PEN E-P5 shot in the wild, Wi-Fi and 16-megapixel sensor rumoured

Olympus, is about to add another branch to your camera-buying decision tree judging by new images and specs that leaked out showing a new PEN E-P5 model. The classically shaped Micro Four Thirds flagship was shown in leaked photos along with specs pointing to a 16-megapixel sensor, WiFi, a 1.04 million dot tilt screen, 5-axis stabilization, 5fps burst shooting and a 1/8000 shutter speed -- if accurate. While an earlier from Olympus suggests it'll launch around May 11th in China, none of the tea-leaf readers have divined a price yet -- though a look at the company's last mirrorless flagship, the PEN E-P3 might give a clue. You can catch several more photos after the break.