Saturday, November 30, 2013

Easy Way to Get mts Videos from JVC Everio GZ-HM330SAA into FCP

Summary: To make it easier for editing JVC Everio GZ-HM330SAA mts videos on FCP, you can use the best JVC AVCHD Converter for Mac to transform MTS to Prores 422 for native importing.

Where the JVC Everio GZ-HM330SAA beats most pocket video cams -- and many traditional camcorders at the budget end of the scale -- is picture quality. It uses JVC's HD Gigabrid Premium II Engine to process footage as 24Mbps AVCHD-standard files, which produces far superior results compared to the process used by lower-end models, even those that claim 'full' 1080p resolutions. Indeed, we were very pleased with our test footage. The GZ-HM330's picture was detailed and sharp, while colours were very realistic. It's easy to use, easy to carry and video quality is very high for a camera of its price.


After shooting can1080p Full HD .mts/.m2ts videos from GZ-HM330SAA, you may look for a way to help you ingest JVC GZ-HM330SAA AVCHD video clips to FCP for editing? You are likely to get some incompatible troubles, as AVCHD is a high compression format but not a good editing format on Mac. To put the MTS videos from GZ-HM330SAA in to FCP without any problem, you need to use the professional MTS to FCP Converter to transode MTS/M2TS movie from GZ-HM330SAA to a comfortable format for FCP, like ProRes.

To keep the original video quality for editing, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is known as the best JVC AVCHD Converter for Mac that can help you transcode JVC GZ-HM330SAA AVCHD to Prores 422 MOV for FCP editing. Here are the simple but useful steps for you.

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Step 1. Download and install the JVC Video Converter and imput the mts recordings to the program.

Drag and drop JVC GZ-HM330SAA AVCHD files to Mac MTS to Prores Converter. Then the files will be listed on the file list tab, you can choose to check the properties of the video or preview it.

Tips: You can imput a number of files to the programs, and if necessary, you can use the function "Merge into one".

Step 2. Choose the best compatible output format--Apple ProRes for FCP.

Click the Output bar, you can finsd that there are many output format there. For Final Cut Pro, Apple ProRes 422 is the first choice certainly.


Step 3: (Optional) Adjust audio and video parameters in Profile Settings. You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Tip: Video Size:1920*1080 & Frame Rate:30 fps(NTSC) or 25fps(PAL)

Step 4: Click the “Convert” button on the main interface to start JVC .mts to prores conversion.

As soon as the covnersion is over, you just need to click the "Open" button on the main interface to find your converted file. That is to say you can easily edit JVC Everio GZ-HM330SAA AVCHD in FCP for further editing without any rendering or compatibility issue.

File Importing Steps: How to import video files or projects to FCP on Mac?

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Guide on Importing Sony FS700 MTS files into Final Cut Pro 7 and FCP X

Summary: Here are tips and tricks for Sony NEX-FS700 and Final Cut Pro: In order to import and edit Sony NEX-FS700 MTS into FCP 7/X smoothly, you need transcode Sony AVCHD to FCP compatible format on Mac. 

As a high-end camcorder, Sony NEX-FS700 is definitely worth buying: professional design, large-sensor, and high quality recording. FS700 can shoot at up to 960 frames per second and now there are already quite a few cameras out there that can do this.

As FS700 records full HD 1080 50/60p MTS/M2TS files in AVCHD format. However, FCP has less compatiblity with AVCHD .mts/.m2ts files, and many users find that the AVCHD format cannot be recognized by FCP 7, for example:

Hello, I own HD video converter for MAC. I'm attempting to batch transfer 1080i HD footage from a Sony FS700 (AVCHD/MTS) to Prores. I want the footage to stay interlaced and not convert to 25P (progressive). Is there a way to do this? Can only find a 25p option. Thank you!

Why this happens just because the codec of AVCHD is not supported by Final Cut Pro. So is there any easy solution to avoid the headache "incompatibility importing problem"? Here is a simple tip for you to make Sony FS700 50/60p AVCHD editable in FCP. Some 1080/50 fps AVCHD clips grayed out in L&T or import window and we were not able to ingest them to FCP until we used third-party encoder to change these 50/60 fps MTS clips to ProRes 422.

What we use: Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to help you get it done.

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It will not only transcode Sony FS700 mts to Prores 422 for native editing in FCP on Mac, but also keeping audio and video synchronization on Windows and Mac (including Mountain Lion/Mavericks).

Sony FS700 workflow-Load FS700 recorded 1080p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro

1.Download Pavtube Sony MTS to FCP Encoder, follow the prompts to install the program. Click "Add" to load Sony FS700 MTS video files or directly drag the files into file list.

2.And then click "Format" bar to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple Prores 422 (*.mov), this format is best presetted for FCP editing.

3. "Settings" button in the main interface is very useful for you to customize the Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

4. After these, you can click "Convert" to start to transcode Sony FS700 MTS to Apple Prores codec for native editing.

Now you can follow the steps and have a try, happy every day!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Best way to import 1080p /720p MKV into Final Cut Pro (X) on Mac

Summary: This article will tell you how to convert MKV to Final Cut Pro supported ProRes MOV format so that you can import MKV to Final Cut Pro (X) for editing. 
Final Cut Pro

As a major breakthrough in video editing, Final Cut Pro may be the first choice for Mac users. It makes video editing faster and better with motion graphics and file-based workflow, offers a new way to organize. As we know, Final Cut Pro(FCP) allows users to edit any QuickTime compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM, and 2K film formats without any quality loss.

But for Mac users, what confused them most now is the importing problems with the 1080p/720p MKV video. For example, how to play MKV on Xbox?


In fact, FCP still can't support MKV format, which is similar in concept to other containers like AVI, MP4 or Advanced Systems Format (ASF), but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software. If you want to import 1080p/720p MKV files into FCP and edit 1080p/720p MKV files with FCP, you must get the Mac MKV to FCP Converter first.

To do MKV video to Final Cut Pro mac task, you're highly recommended to get Pavtube Video Converter for Mac which can convert 1080p/720p MKV to Apple Prores 422 which is the most  most compatible codec with Final Cut Pro on Mac with fast speed by keeping the original quality. Then you can easily import the 1080p/720p MKV to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly, saving the rendering time and keep the HD quality. Why not to download this easy-to-use and useful software for you and  transcode MKV to Apple ProRes codec. 

What to do in detail?
The Steps for Converting MKV to FCP Apple ProRes 422 

1.Load MKV files
After install and launch the Pavtube MKV to FCP Converter, drag and drop MKV file. You can drag several files to the program directly.

2.Choose output format
Apple ProRes MOV is the best format for Final Cut Pro (X), here you just need to choose the target application as output format, for example, “Final Cut Pro”->”Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)”.

3. Do some settings as you want.

4.Transcode MKV to FCP (X)
At last, hit the “Convert” button to transcode MKV to FCP (X). With this MKV to Apple ProRes 422 converter, you can easily change MKV files to FCP (X) for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your 1080p /720p MKV footages to FCP (X) in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed, after converting you can follow this guide to import videos to FCP (X) for editing.

As Apple ProRes codecs are natively supported by FCP, the rendering time is saved as well. And you can not only edit footage captured in such popular video formats, but also edit video clips such as downloaded web content or even archived video from the hard drive by converting and importing MTS to Final Cut Pro, M2TS to Final Cut Pro, MOV to Final Cut Pro, MXF to Final Cut Pro, etc. Good luck to you!

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Canon XF100 and Final Cut Pro X Importing Tips with multi-track retaining

Description: This guide will show you how to convert multi-track XF100 MXF to Apple Prores MOV retaining multi audio channels for editing in FCP X on Mac OS X (Mavericks 10.9 included)

Question: "Hi, I filmed using Canon XF100 camera using 2 clip mics and want to edit in Apple Final Cut Pro X. I’ve tried several programs but always loss some of the audio channels. Pls I need to edit both the original two channels in my FCP X. How can I solve this?”

Solution: I also ran into this problem when editing my friend’s wedding video. Did a lot search and tried some but not very satisfied for the transcode speed, quality or audio tracks saving. Recently found a program on mac named Pavtube iMixMXF and it work well till now; it really helps in converting muti-track mxf to FCP X. Come and meet this multi-audio track MXF Converter for Mac and follow these steps to easily convert XF100 multiple video/audio track MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X.

Step 1. Get this Mac multi-track MXF Converter installed, click  'Files' to load individual XF100 mxf videos; or click' From Folder'  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) as the most compatible codec for FCP X editing.


Step 3. Click "Settings" to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to keep.

Follow the bottom left icon to "mix into one channel"; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart.


Step 4. Click "Convert" to start converting multi audio channels XF100 MXF to multi-track Apple Prores 422 mov saving multi audio channels for editing in FCP X on Mac.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to import video from Canon 70D to iMovie/FCE

The article shows you the best workaround for editing Canon 70D videos in iMovie by transcoding Canon H.264 .mov to iMovie/FCE native editing format - Apple Intermediate Codec.

The Canon 70D is Canon's least-expensive full-performance DSLR. I can't think of anything significant missing on the 70D for a normal person not made of money. The 70D is a fantastic camera at any price. If you think you want one, just get it. The 70D shoots fast and it's always right on-target. Everything about the 70D just goes!

If you have got the Canon 70D and often use it to record full HD video in H.264 MOV format, you may have the need to import Canon H.264 .mov files to iMovie/FCE on Mac, but iMovie best native supported video format is Apple Intermediate Codec MOV format, so iMovie/FCE doesn’t support Canon 70D mov footages well, you may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn’t edit videos smoothly.

To load Canon 70D H.264 MOV to iMovie or FCE, you need to convert them into iMovie/FCE preferred video format firstly. Besides, it's a pity if you don't keep the original file structure, but it's not unfixable – come and meet this Canon MOV Converter for Mac.

This H.264 MOV to AIC Converter is not only able to convert organized videos files, but also able to deal with various videos and audios in batch. No need to install third party plug-in, no need to fix the settings manually; just import, choose iMovie/FCE preset, and click Convert. It's just as simple as that. The software does a good job in editing H.264 .mov files directly in iMovie/FCE and also easily convert Canon MOV video to FCP, Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro etc. You can also remux, Trim, cut, split, mix videos, overlays the 1080p H.264 mov footages. Now mac Mavericks 10.9 is supported, feel free to have a try!

Now get Pavutube HD Video Convertr for Mac installed; you can order a license directly or download a trial version here. Ok let's move on!

How to Convert Canon 70D H.264 MOV to iMovie/FCE with AIC MOV

Step 1. Connect your Canon 70D camera to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MOV files to Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2. Add Canon 70D 1080p H.264 MOV videos to Mac Canon Video Converter.

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

Step 3. Choose editing program compatible format.

Click the "Format "option, to get high video quality with least quality loss, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov).

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

Step 4. Now click the big red "Convert" and wait for a while to get the fresh hot converted video.

Click Browse to locate them directly. Ok now the transcoded files now are ready for editing Canon 70D MOV in iMovie or FCE.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rip DVD movies to MP4 and burn the converted videos to playable DVD on Mac

Description: This article guides you though the whole process of ripping DVD movies to MP4 format for playback on portable device, meanwhile you would learn an easy way to burn the converted videos to playable DVD on Mac.

Question: I have an iPhone. I use my iPhone for calls, texting, email, music listening and some surfing the net. Now I’m looking for the right tool to rip DVDs to an mp4 file for playback on my iPhone. BTW, do you know anything can make these movies into one playable DVD-disc for myself and for my friends that can be played on any DVD-player? Thank you!

The reason I write this guide is I was in the same dilemma few months ago before I find Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac – rip DVDs to different files, above all to mp4-files, and DVD Creator for Mac – the best DVD Burning tool on Mac I ever used to burn videos to a playable DVD-disc for playing on any DVD-player.

Because I already had Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac and it seemed like a good idea to get a DVD Ripper for Mac to combine the two programmes so they - as to speak - could communicate seamlessly, which they also did and do to my satisfaction. I find them at App Store and then on Pavtube website. I have used many other similar softwares but Pavtube seems to be the best for me.

First of all, let’s talk about ripping DVD movies to MP4 for playing on Mac.

It would be great fun to enjoy your DVD collections on your portable device on the go. But how?

No worries; this DVD Ripper for Mac from Pavtube is just designed to free your hands. With clean and simple interface, fast conversion speed and perfect video quality, it will become your most reliable DVD Ripping tool. Meanwhile, I often use this app to make 1:1 copy of my DVD movies from physical discs to hard drive and prevent from scratches or other damages.


1. Here is another choice for Blu-ray users – Top Blu-ray Ripper for Mac to rip blu-rays/DVD.

2. There is a Multi-track Blu-ray/DVD Ripper whcih has excellent ability of ripping Blu-rays/DVDs to MKV, MOV and MP4 with multi-track audios preserved, and output 3D video, you can have a try!

Below is how I rip and convert my DVD movies to MP4 on Mac.

First, free download Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac, install and launch it. Click the "DVD" icon to load DVD movie from ROM, "ISO/IFO" icon to import movie from DVD ISO or ISO. When importing DVD movie you need to keep your PC/Mac networked so as to access keys for hacking DVD copy-protections.

Step 2. Optional - You can click on the dropdown list of "Subtitles" to select subtitles of desired language so that you can view DVD films on your Android devices with proper subtitles, same steps you can do with Audio track selection. Make sure you select the main movie before setting subtitles.

Step 3. Select a friendly format for your portable device, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion.

 There are optimized format for Galaxy Tab 2, Xoom, Acer Iconia Tab, Asus Transformer, Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, HTC One, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega 5.8/6.3, iPad, iPhone, Surface RT & Pro and more. Basically the "Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)" is a universal format for Android/IOS/Windows 8 tablets and smartphones.

Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from "Android" or "iPad" or "iPhone" catalogue.

For Android,

Ripping my DVDs to MP4s for viewing on my Android tablets and Phones

For iPhone or iPad,

Convert DVD to iPad series (iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad) on Mavericks

Step 4. Optional - If you think the video size this not suitable for your portable Tablet or Phone, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings, see the following picture:

Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 5. Click the big "Convert" button to let the software do the DVD to MP4 conversion. After the ripping, you can click "Open" to locate the converted MP4 video files and just transfer them to your portable devices and enjoy your DVD movies.

Considering about burn videos to playable DVD on Mac, follow the step below:

Output mp4 video, and then you can easily burn these mp4 video files to playable DVD on Mac with Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac.

1. Install Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, connect your DVD Writer and insert a blank DVD. Add your mp4 videos into the program.

2. Edit movie clip and Customize your DVD menu. You can edit your videos with trim, crop, watermark, effect settings, audio replacing settings features.

3. Preview Created DVD-Video and click burn button to start your marvelous burning process from mp4 files into DVD on Mac.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Easy way to rip Blu-ray movies to MKV for streaming to Roku 3

Summary: How to prepare your blu-ray videos for playback on Roku 3? – Read on this article to get the way for converting blu-ray movies to play with Roku 3 directly. 

I have a hard drive full of blu-ray movies that I want to rip my blu-rays to MKV file to work with my Roku 3, and playback on iPhone. I'm currently using a bluray ripper but am running into playback issues half way thru movies.  Roku is telling me to use a different software but I'm sure you guys would know what I need to do. Is there a certain software that you recommend over another to rip blurays for roku 3 playback? 

Roku 3 is such a power device that not only a video game console but also a great video player which could play Blu-ray and HD movies. So for lots of movies lovers, it’s a good assistant because most of them may have different puzzlement. Some of them may find it’s hard to search the right one among tons of disks; others want to backup their discs in order to avoid physical damage. In fact Roku 3 can help them to solve these problems. Then how to play Blu-ray movies on  Roku 3? You just need a Blu-ray to Roku 3 Converter. Next I will show you an easy way to convert Blu-rays to Roku 3 for enjoying.

If you have lots of blu-ray collections that you'd like to convert to MKV, the best recommend is Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper (30% off now). With this app, you can help you remove the Blu-ray/DVD disc protection. With its clean interface, fast converting speed and good video quality, converting Blu-rays to MKV will be simply finished within a few clicks. Refer to the guide below for how to rip blu-ray to MKV to play via Roku 3 streaming media player.

The app is also available for Mac OS – Get 30% off Blu-ray Ripper for Mac if you work with OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9. 

FYI: If you want to keep all the audio tracks (language) and soft subtitles, here’s another choice for you: Blu-ray/DVD ISO Converter Pro.

Refer to DVD & Blu-ray Ripping Tools:

How to convert Blu-ray to Roku 3 playable MKV format

1. Launch the highly recommended Blu-ray to Roku3 Ripper.Insert your Blu-ray movie to disc drive, and click “Load Disc” button on Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper interface to load Blu-ray from ROM; it also support importing Blu-ray ISO and Blu-ray folder.

2. Select the main title and set subtitles/audio language you'd like to preserve.

3. Select a format for conversion. To convert Blu-ray to MKV video, press on "Format" and choose "Common Video>> MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)" format.

4. Start ripping Blu-ray movie to MKV for Roku 3, Roku 2 XS, and Roku HD-XR playback.

5. After conversion completes, press "Open" to locate resulted MKV files. Copy these MKVs to USB stick.

How to set a minimum length for conversions and ignore the rest

When converting Blu-ray to MKV, you can trim the movie and export only a short clip. Follow the steps below to proceed movie trimming.

1. Select the main movie, or the chapter you'd like to trim.

2. Press "Edit" button.

3. In Video Editor, play the movie and set starting and ending time point by clicking "[" and "]" button.

4. Click OK.

Will the file names stay the same during batch converting?

The file name will stay the same as original name (except for extension). If you need to change/designate output file name, move your mouse to destination file name and click on it, then input a new name.

Supported formats and Best possible quality that Roku 3 streaming player plays via USB channel:

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Merge/Join hard drive camera recored MTS videos into one with no conversion

In this guide, you will learn how to combine and join m2ts files recorded by hard drive camera without losing details. 

OK, I have a hard drive camera this year. I’m trying to take multiple files and convert them to one? Here is a sample of the file I attached. I shot this in the hallway but will be filming Basketball games and it’s going to have multiple files. Does anyone know of a way to join multiple .M2TS files - without having to re-encode the video? Thanks in advance. Below is a screenshot of my video files.

P.S. The hard drive camera is used for filming basketball games. I am a high school basketball coach. My software that I use needs the game film in DV format. My old camera was a mini DVD camera and it was simple to use that pavtube to convert to DV format. This new hard drive camera is recorded on a sd 64 GB card and is played back on to my hard drive. For some reason everytime you hit start and stop on record it makes that segment into a file. Since games are constantly stop and start I have over 80 clips that need to merge into one file for DV format. 

There are some MTS converters that can convert my m2ts media from hard drive camera in mp4 file as I read, but it will definitely lose a lot of details doing it and it usually takes a long time encoding the H.264 contents. Also, it can't join my m2ts files together.

To fast organize and join .MTS/.M2TS files without encoding, the Pavtube Media Magician for Mac is a best choice. Its "Lossless Output" option provides a jointless MTS/M2TS/TOD merging and rewrapping solution. Using the software, you can join m2ts/mts clips into one without encoding. Not only the processing time is greatly shortened, but also you get the original HD quality. I have used Pavtube products for about 6 years now. And I have already purchased this program for a PC and a Mac. I was surprised by its amazing speed and high qualtiy video output. Below is a guide I share for your reference.

Free Download Pavtube Media Magician or Mac (Download a dmg file for Mac OS X 10.5 users)


If you are a Windows user, please turn to Pavtube Media Magician

Note: The free trial version of Pavtube Media Magician for Mac has the following limitations:
  • It will add Pavtube logo watermark in output file(s).
  • Lossless output has a file size limit of 5 minutes.


To remux camera videos to MKV/M2TS, you need to use "Lossless Output" in Media Magician for Mac. There are some things you need to pay attention to while using "Lossless Output":

1. Currently the "Lossless Output" only handles MTS, M2TS, MOD, and TOD formats, thus you are limited to do the following rewrapping without conversion:

- Remux MTS to MTS

- Remux M2TS to M2TS

- Remux TOD to TOD

- Remux MOD to MOD

- Remux MTS to MKV

- Remux M2TS to MKV

- Remux TOD to MKV

- Remux MOD to MKV

2. The format and codec of video files on timeline should be substantially the same;

3. Any editing effects (such as Effect, Audio, 3D) will be ignored when output.

The steps to merge/join AVCHD MTS/M2TS camera videos on Mac

1. Import source files into Media Magician for Mac

Run Pavtube Media Magician for Mac, load source videos into it. (Learn the details on how to import source videos into Media Magician)

2. Drag and drop hard drive camera m2ts recordings to timeline

In the Timeline panel of Pavtube Media Magician for Mac, you can copy a video clip by "Duplicate This Clip" in the Timeline. You can also change the start time and end time of a clip to trim/cut off unwanted parts in a movie clip. To remove clips, select one or more clips in the sequence and press "Delete". You can also change the order of clips once they are there in the Timeline. If you would like to split a clip into two parts, you can drag the cursor/pointer to the right place and click the "Cut" button to cut off the clip.

Read how to Duplicate, Trim, Split and Delete a Clip with Media Magician for Mac.

3. Remux hard drive camera recored MTS videos with no conversion on Mac

Choose "Output" in the main interface, then switch to "Lossless" > "original" or "Lossless" > "original". Click "Plus" icon to add conversion task, and click "Start" to begin merging and remuxing hard drive camera MTS recordings without recompression on Mac.

Soon after the rewrapping task is finished by Media Magician for Mac, you can add the generated MTS file to your Mac media server and play hard drive camera recored M2TS video over Wi-Fi. Enjoy it now!

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Make Sony NEX-VG10/VG20/VG30 MTS files editable in iMovie

Description: If you want to edit AVCHD .mts files shot by Sony NEX-VG10/VG20/VG30 smoothly in iMovie, here is right for you. Go to following article to get the instruction.

Sony NEX-VG10/VG20/VG30, which offer excellent image and video quality with interchangeable-lens systems, capture footages in both AVCHD format high definition video and MPEG-2 format standard definition video. Most users prefer to choose AVCHD format in order to get high quality videos. However, many users will face the similar issue about editing in iMovie on Mac OS X as below:

"I'm strictly an amateur hobbyist hoping to make some good videos for a hugely popular blog. I wanted to covert the AVCHD 60p clips from my recently purchased Sony NEX-VG10 to a mac friendly format for editing in imovie."

That is probably because the AVCHD .mts files cannot be recognized by iMovie. In this case, we can count on third-party software to transcode them to a compatible format for iMovie. Here comes Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, a professional MTS to iMovie Converter tool for converting MTS/M2TS/M2T/TS files to a variety of video formats. It will help to transcode Sony NEX-VG10/VG20/VG30 AVCHD .mts files to iMovie friendly AIC 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 AVCHD .mts files in iMovie smoothly and then share a better video with friends or post the edited videos to blog. Now follow me to learn how to convert AVCHD .mts files to iMovie on Mac OS X Mavericks.

You are free to download the MTS to iMovie Converter and install on your Mac. Then go to the guide here:

1. Load AVCHD .mts files to the MTS to iMovie Converter.

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

2. Select AIC MOV format for iMovie.

Many output format here and you are recommended to select "AIC .mov" files under "iMovie and Final Cut Express" because it best compatible format for iMovie.

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 AVCHD MTS to iMovie.

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

If you want to convert more videos in different formats, you could try HD Video Converter for Mac, which 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. 20% discount will be provided if you get it during the time of Thanksgiving Promotion 2013.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Play Amazon WMV movies on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Summary: Here you will find the easiest way to remove the protections and turn the Amazon movies and TV shows into a friendly format (H.264 MP4) so that you can freely play downloaded Amazon Instant WMV Video contents on Galaxy Note 3.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is shaping up as a beast of a smartphone, ranking among the best that have been announced so far. In fact, Samsung's newest Note handset lands right into the high-end smartphone department, packing hardware that will easily get any tech geek excited. That includes a massive, 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, a last-generation quad- or octa-core processor, and a 13MP camera, all of that complemented by software features and stylus functionality found on no other handset. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3′s light, bright colorful 1920×1080 pixels screen makes the 5.9″ gadget great for watching movies.

If you have downloaded Amazon WMV movies on Galaxy Note 3 and want to put them on your Galaxy Note 3 for enjoying on the go, you should first konw that Amazon Instant videos, though mainly .wmv format, are not supported by Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The problem is, those WMV videos you downloaded from Amazon are protected (by DRM), and can’t be played on any Android tablet except for the Amazon Kindle Fire. To get the Amazon WMV playable on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, you’ll have to remove the DRM protection first.

To transfer Amazon WMV movies to Samsung Galaxy Note 3, you need this Pavtube DRM Video Removal Tool which can strip DRM protection from Amazon Instant WMV videos and  convert them to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 supported MP4 format and freely transfer converted DRM videos to Galaxy Note 3. (There is Mac version: Pavtube ChewTune for Mac)

Now download it and convert Amazon WMV movies to Galaxy Note 3 playable videos.

Here are few tips before starting the whole DRM video to Galaxy Note 3 conversion:

1. Make sure that your computer is authorized for source videos, that is to say you can play the Amazon WMV movies using Windows Media Player.

2. Allow the audio driver installed during the Pavtube ChewTune installation.

3. It would take as long as the source movie length for the whole Amazon WMV video to Galaxy Note 3 conversion process since Pavtube ChewTune records source DRM videos in 1:1 video and audio quality.

How to Remove DRM-protection and transfer Amazon WMV Videos to Galaxy Note 3?

Step 1. Run Pavtube DRM Media Removal tool, drag and drop the source video from local computer to ChewTune. Or hit the “Add Video” button to import your Amazon movies.

Step 2. From “Format” drop-down list, choose “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Note(*.mp4)” as the output format.

Step 3. If you like, you can enter “Settings” option to adjust profile parameters, such as video codec, bitrate, frame rate, size, etc to get better video and audio quality on Galaxy Note 3.

Step 4. Click the big “Convert” button on software main UI to start Amazon WMV video to Galaxy Note 3 conversion.

When conversion completes, click the “Open” icon to locate the DRM-free movies, and transfer converted movies from PC to Samsung Galaxy Note 3. You are ready to watch Amazon WMV movies on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 the nest time you wait for a bus, travel, or go camping trip.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mac OS X: Copy Blu-ray ISO image file to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra

Description: This step-by-step guide reveals how to transfer Blu-ray ISO image file to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra for playback via Blu-ray to Xperia Converter for Mac.

Blu-ray, DVD and kinds of video files boost your multimedia life, if you have a large Blu-ray ISO files collection, it should be such a cool thing to enjoy them on your Sony Xperia series smartphones including Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra anytime and anywhere. But how to make it happen? What should we do to transfer Blu-ray ISO image files to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra for playback?

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FYI: If you want to keep all the audio tracks (language) and soft subtitles, here's another choice for you: Blu-ray ISO Converter Pro.

3 Steps to Rip Blu-ray ISO image files to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra support video format on Mac

Step 1. Run this Top Blu-ray Ripperfor Mac, as the Blu-ray ISO to Sony Xperia Converter.

Click "Load file" to choose Load IFO/ISO file. It will recognize the ISO image file automatically so that you will not have to run virtual drive to mount the ISO any more.

Step 2. Select Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra compatible format.

Hit the "Format" menu you could choose the suitable profile for Sony Xperia Z1/Xperia Z Ultra/Xperia Z. When you cannot find the particular profile for your device from Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, don't worry, it includes several general presets which are compatible for most Android phones and tablets.

Tips: Customize video specs. (Optional)

Click the "Settings" icon on program interface, you are allowed to set presets to get better video and audio performance on your Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra.

Codec: h.264
Size: 1280*720/1920*1080
Bitrate: 1500~2500
Frame rate: 24

Codec: aac
Sample rate: 48000
Bitrate: 128000
Channels: Stereo

Note: Higher Bitrate leads to better video quality in saved file, but it also creates larger video size. Don't forget the balance between video quality and size.

Step 3. Start the Blu-ray ISO to MP4 conversion.

When everything is OK, just press the "Convert" button to start the Blu-ray ISO to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra MP4 conversion. It will not take much time. Just wait for the conversion process to get done.

Note: Keep in mind that some of the settings can be tweaked to improve the video quality but it's a balance between quality and size. Using the settings we suggested, a 120-minute Blu-ray encoded to about a 1.3GB MP4 file.

After the conversion, you can click "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Play DVD ISO/IFO on Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD with preferred subtitles

Want to transfer your favorite DVD ISO/IFO images onto Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD?Well, this article will share you the solution.

Jeff Bezos posted yet another “Dear Customers” letter to the front page of announcing the new Kindle Fire lineup – that’s great advertising right there. The lineup consists of three tablets – the 8.9″ Fire HDX, the 7″ Fire HDX and the 7″ Fire HD. The Kindle Fire HDX, in 7- and 8.9-inch models, has improved the screen, processor, RAM, software, and body of last year's Fire HD.

If you have owned one, no matter Kindle Fire HDX or Kindle Fire HD, it is amazing for you to enjoy movies on the flight of business trip, on the railway of travel or wherever you are.

Well, have a quick glance of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX or Kindle Fire HD video format list, I got know Kindle Fire HDX or Kindle Fire HD can fully support MP4 video, but not the ISO files or IFO files. In other words, if I want to play DVD ISO/IFO on Kindle Fire HDX or Kindle Fire HD, I need to convert them in advance. Now, I’ve a big success converting DVD ISO/IFO movies to Kindle Fire HDX or Kindle Fire HD optimized MP4 format by using Pavtube DVD to Kindle Ripper.

This program is specialized in ripping DVD including commercial DVD with protections like BD+, region code. What’s more, you do not need to worry about the ripping and converting speed. It is excellent for it and it supports CUDA acceleration technology, which will provide you 6 x faster speeds. Apart from it, it will provide the high quality output files for Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD and many other videos formats. Becides, you can freely add srt, ass, ssa subtitles you need to the converted video files. Go to get it and freely enjoy your favorite DVD movies on Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD. If you are a Mac user, please turn to Pavtube DVDAid for Mac.

Note: If you still have a variety of Blu-ray movies waiting for transferring to Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD for playback, or want to output 3D video, you’d better turn to Pavtube BDMagic. It can rip and convert both DVD and blu-ray disc.

How to convert DVD ISO/IFO to Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD?

Firstly get your DVD in your DVD drive and then launch the software to get things ready.

1. Load DVD ISO/IFO image file to Pavtube DVD to Fire HDX/Fire HD Ripper.

Click "Load ISO/IFO" button on the top left to load the DVD IFO/IFO images, you can also "Import DVD" or "Load from folder". It will only take few seconds for ripping and importing DVD ISO/IFO and you will be kept informed of timely state with a progress dialogue box.

When it has been imported successfully, you can preview the whole movie and select the subtitle and audio you want.

DVD to Fire HDX/Fire HD Ripper

2. Choose Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD friendly format.

Click "Format" menu to find the "Android" option in the dropdown list, choose "Amazon Kindle Fire HD H.264(*.mp4)" for output. It is the most compatible format, which is especially made for   Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD.

Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD friendly format

Tip 1. Click "Settings" button on the interface, you will be able to check and adjust the video and audio parameters like bitrate, size, channels, etc. Just do it when you need.

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

The free Subtitle Edit will help you to edit your own subtitles then put it into videos.
3. Convert DVD ISO/IFO image file to Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD MP4.

You can "Browse" your computer to choose a new folder for output file before conversion. When everything is ready, click "Convert" button to start converting DVD ISO/IFO image file to MP4 Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, then "Open" button will show you the location of output files.
Pavtube DVDAid More Features:
  • Edit the videos before conversion, such as trim, crop, add subtitles, video effect, etc.
  • Convert DVD to many other mobile devices and editing software like iPad 3, iPad mini, ATV 3, Nexus 10, Galaxy Tab 3, S4, Note 2, Sony Vegas and more.
  • Backup DVD main movie to VOB format with original quality.

Now you can watch DVD ISO/IFO movies on Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD anytime and anywhere. Hope it will help you.

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