Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Way for Editing Canon PowerShot S110 MOV footage in FCP 6/7/X on Mac

Summary: Follow the guide below you will get the easy way to transcode Canon PowerShot S110 MOV to FCP 6/7/X for editing with ProRes codec. 

Canon PowerShot S110:Top-quality stills and video, plus a hatful of features – our new favourite compact camera.

S110 offers a maximum ISO of 12800 at full resolution, built-in wi-fi connectivity, GPS functionality via pairing with a smartphone, 1080p movie recording at 24fps, full range of manual shooting modes, RAW format support and 10fps burst shooting.

If you have got the  S110 and often use it to record 1080P video, you may have the need to edit Canon PowerShot S100 MOV in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac. The FCP 6/7/X best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so FCP doesn't support Canon PowerShot S110 mov footages well, you may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly.

The best method to solve these problems is to convert S110 MOV footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, you can follow the steps below to transcode Canon PowerShot S110 MOV to FCP 6/7/X for editing.

1. Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. This professional Mac HD Video Converter can help you convert Canon PowerShot S110 H.264 mov files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, more output formats are also supported.

2. Install and launch this Canon MOV Converter for FCP. Import Canon PowerShot S110 .mov footage to the converter.
canon mov converter for mac Frustration with FCP X and Canon PowerShot N MOV transcoding

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

4. You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5. Click "Convert" button to start.

Once you have finished the conversion, you can import Canon PowerShot S110 1080p mov video files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing easily.


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importing Canon S110 1080p mov to iMoviejust enjoy yourself. 

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Using LUT’s on set and with Resolve with the PMW-F55/F5/F3 and FS700

Sony recently released a set of 4 cube LUT’s (Look Up Tables) for use with SLog2. You can download those LUT’s here: DaVinciResolve CubeFiles. In addition there are many other LUT’s that you can use with SLog2 to help create different looks. In this article I’m going to look at how you can use these both on set and in DaVinci Resolve. Currently on set you cannot upload LUT’s to the F55/F5 or FS700, so if you want to use the LUT’s to alter your monitor output you need to use some additional hardware. One of the most affordable solutions is the Black Magic Design HDLink Pro. This box has HDSDI inputs and outputs as well as other output options including DisplayPort to which you can connect either a DVI or HDMI monitor with the appropriate adapter. 


By placing the HDLink between the cameras HDSDI out and your monitor you can apply a LUT by connecting a computer to the HDLink via USB and using the HDLink software utility to import the LUT to the Black Magic box. If you don’t have a LUT you can use the HDLink software to adjust many parameters of the picture to create your desired look live on set. There is one limitation however, without a LUT, you cannot adjust the overall saturation of the image, so when shooting with SLog2 and SGamut the pictures will not have the full saturation (colour) of your final graded output. 

To compensate for this you can always turn up the saturation on the monitor, just remember to restore the saturation control back to normal before you put the monitor away at the end of the shoot! When using a 3D LUT like the cube LUT’s linked above you do get a full correction including saturation. The computer (which can of course be a laptop) does not need to remain connected to the HDLink. Once you have uploaded the LUT to the box and are happy with your look you can disconnect the computer. The HDLink will remember the LUT and settings until you power it down, so whenever you use it, it’s always a good idea to plug a computer back in from time to time to check how it is set. 

If the plan is to use the same LUT both on set and in the grade then you must set up the camera to output correctly. Most LUT’s are designed for use with Log recording, so this means that in the majority of cases the camera will need to be set to output SLog2 (Slog with the PMW-F3). If you are shooting raw using the Sony AXS-R5 recorder then you can take the AUX out from the R5 and use that to feed the HDLink box. This output is a real-time de-bayer of the raw recording with SLog2 applied. By using this output you can still use the F5 and F55′s built in LUT’s if you needed as the built in LUT’s are not applied to the R5′s AUX output. If you do use EI Gain then this will have an impact on your LUT as the recordings (and AUX output) will most likely be exposed brighter, but the result should be similar for both the on-set view via the HDLink and in post production. For FS700 users shooting raw with the R5 the additional AUX output is the only way to feed HDSDI to the HDLink as the cameras HDSDI is used to feed the raw data to the R5. 

After the shoot, to use the LUT in DaVinci Resolve, first you must place the LUT or LUT’s, in the correct library folder before opening Resolve. The LUT’s must be saved in the .CUBE format to the Cinespace folder or a new sub directory in: 

System Drive/Library/Application Support/Black Magic Design/DaVinci Resolve/LUT/ 

On a PC the folder may be hidden, if so go to windows explorer and select “organize” then ”view” and click “show hidden folders”. 

Once you have installed your LUT’s you can then open Resolve and import your SLog2 footage. If you are shooting raw with the AXS-R5 then you need to open the project settings and ensure that the raw files are being correctly displayed using SLog2 and SGamut. I do this by going to the “camera raw” page and set “Decode Using” to “Project” and then change the Gamut to “SGamut” and gamma to “SLog2″. This ensures all Sony raw clips will be treated as SLog2 even if you did use an internal camera LUT.  

Next select the clip or clips that you wish to apply the LUT to and right click on the clip and select “3D LUT” and go to the “Cinespace” folder or the folder you created. There you should see your LUT’s listed. Simply choose the LUT you wish to use. You may need to add some gain or lift adjustment to tweak your images, but they should look as they did via the HDLink box. 

You can also use Resolve to create a .cube LUT for use on set. Simply shoot some test Slog2 clips and grade them as you wish the final image to look. Then once your happy with your look, right click on the clip and “Export LUT”. Resolve will then create a .cube LUT that you can use with the HDLink. 

Although this is really aimed at those shooting using log, this process will work with almost any camera and any gamma curve. The key thing to remember is to always use the same camera settings with LUT’s tailored to those particular settings. So for example you could use this with a PMW-200 using a Hypergamma or a Canon C300 using C-log or a DSLR. Provided the LUT was created to work with the way the camera is set up, it should work correctly. Just don’t expect a LUT designed for Log to work with a non Log camera. 

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS/TS to Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Movie Maker and Cyberlink

Facing the problem importing MTS/M2TS/TS files in Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Movie Maker and Cyberlink, you can fix the issues via transcoding AVCHD to Windows Editor compatible format.

  • AVCHD? What is it? Where is the format from?

Advanced Video Coding High Definition is the new high definition video format for HD camcorder recording and playback (often with the file extension of mts, m2ts or mt2, ts). which is usually recording by professional digital Sony, Panasonic, Canon and more camcorders and cameras.

  •  AVCHD Importing on Win? Is that so easy?

If you have a HD camera or camcorder device, you have great chance to deal with AVCHD .mts/.m2ts/.ts Video. After you shot many enough videos, then you definitely want to edit these AVCHD file. However, it is not so easy to import/edit AVCHD MTS recordings on Win, as AVCHD is a highly compressed format just fit for viewing but not for editing, it can’t suported well by  many editing software like  Avid Media Composer , Adobe Premiere, Sony VegasPinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker and CyberLink PowerDirector.

Users' AVCHD MTS/M2TS/TS clips to MOV conversion need: 

Case 1: Hello, I have a Sony HDR-CX150 Camcorder which records H.264 MTS files. I need a tool which is able to convert MTS files into a file format I can use/manipulate on Adobe Premiere to make family movies on my PC computer? Thanks.

Case 2: I'm new to Avid. I am using Avid media composer 5.0. Can anyone help me with importing .mts files? I am using Panasonic HDC-TM700 to shoot the mts in AVCHD folder. When I import the MTS files into the project bin, it will take hours to import a 600MB file. Sometime it will just give me an error message to say that shot of storage. What should I do to speed the importing process?

Case 3: Hello,I'm running windows 7 and using Pinnacle Studio 15 for editing. The camera I shoot with is the Panasonic LX5. What format would you recommend I transcode to for Pinnacle Studio editing?

Case 4: Yesterday I got my new My Canon Vixia HF S200. I have tried shooting in AVCHD format. And I would like to transcode these mts files into something that Windows Movie Maker can manipulate. Is there anyone recommend one way to make the importing and editing more efficiently or suggest the best and fast workaround? I appreciated any help.

  • Convert AVCHD MTS recordings? What software to choose?

To edit or import AVCHD/MTS/M2TS/TS files in Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker and Cyberlink smoothly, you will need to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS/TS videos to best compatible format for Windows PC. By the way, “the AVCHD video software is not always as willing as AVCHD camcorder hardware”, so that decent AVCHD Converter software is necessary to be prepared at hand.

Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter  is mainly used to effortlessly encode/re-encode AVCHD MTS/M2TS/TS video files from  Sony (3D), Panasonic (3D) and few Canon Cameras to for smoothly importing andediting in various Windows non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker and Cyberlink. If youre using a Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version– iMedia Converter Mac, which can help you solve the AVCHD and Mac incompatibility.

  • Edit AVCHD Recordings on Windows PC? How to make it?

Step 1: Free download the best AVCHD to Windows PC Converter and run it to add the AVCHD MTS/M2TS/TS 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 Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Cyberlink.

Besides, you can choose “Avid DNxHD 720p (*.mov)“ or "Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov) " for Avid MC editing.

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 AVCHD footages to AVI/WMV/MPEG-2/MOV for editing inAvid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Cyberlink.

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 AVCHD/MTS/M2TS/TS video files in Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Cyberlink is smooth and without any problem.

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XAVC to FCP-Import Sony PMW-400 XAVC footage to FCP 7/X for editing

Following Guide on Sony PMW-400 Workflow for Getting 4K XAVC Files Into Final Cut Pro.

XAVC is the newest HD recording format announced by Sony, it uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps). 

Final Cut Pro is a good tool to edit videos on Mac, however, for the new XAVC users, it is a big problem to loading XAVC files in FCP (including FCP 7 and FCP X), they will get some trouble for the video clips, or rather the XAVC clips, are not supported by FCP, such files will not be shown when importing.

Now comes along with the new PMW-400, which is the latest addition to Sony's XDCAM HD422 line-up. Sony PMW-400 is capable of MPEG HD422 50Mbps recording for higher picture quality, providing diverse format selection including XAVC support for HD production. So people now are all concerning about how to import Sony PMW-400 XAVC to FCP 7/X for editing?

As FCP are not workable with XAVC files natively, if you want to load Sony PMW-400 XAVC to FCP (including FCP 7 and FCP X), first you need to convert XAVC to FCP friendly codec like Apple Prores. of course, losslessly. To do so, you need a professional XAVC Video Converter to help.

Here I'd like to recommend an excellent XAVC to FCP Converter from Pavtube, which is a great Sony XAVC Converter for Mac. It can not only convert Sony PMW-400 XAVC videos to Apple ProRes codec, but also guarantee smooth editing.

Compatible OS: Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion.

Now get it installed and let's work it out.

How to load Sony PMW-400 XAVC videos to FCP 7/X?

Step 1: click top left icons to load your footage from PMW-400 into XAVC to Prores Converter for Mac. You can load individual videos by clicking ‘add videos', or load the entire folder by clicking ‘add from folder'.

Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro 7/X.

Click the "Format" option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple Prores 422 (*.mov) or Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov) as output format.

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

Step 3: Convert Sony PMW-400 XAVC files for FCP.

Click the read button Convert to start transcoding Sony PMW-400 XAVC files to MOV for FCP 7/X. When the conversion is completed, click "Open" button to locate the converted Apple ProRes 422 MOV files for editing with Final Cut Pro.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Best solution to edit Panasonic HS900 recorded 1080/60p AVCHD videos in iMovie/FCE

Summary: If you would like to edit Panasonic HDC-HS900 1080/60p MTS on Mac with iMovie and FCE, just follow the steps below to convert Panasonic HS900 1080/60p MTS to iMovie/FCE best codec AIC.

Panasonic HDC-HS900 features Advanced 3MOS System, 1080/60p or 1080/50p Recording (Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080, 60/50 Progressive Recording), NEW HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), large 3.5-inch LCD with Touch Operation, and a 220GB HDD and DXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card Hybrid Recording. 3D image recording is possible with the optional VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens. The Panasonic HS900 weighs approx 395g, with dimensions of 67 x 72 x 146mm. Compatible with SDHC, SDXC memory cards. The HD video camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression.

One on friends had recorded some videos using Panasonic HDC-HS900 as part of his research. He would like to import the HS900 camcorder videos to iMovie/FCE on Mac for editing. However, the resulting HD videos are in AVCHD .mts files which is highly compressed and could not be imported to iMovie/FCE. With the 1080/60p recording mode, the videos play great on the HS900 camcorder, however, Mac is not compatible with this format, not even iMovie or Final Cut Exprees.

While looking for a solution to edit HS900 recorded 1080/60p AVCHD videos in iMovie/FCE, Mac Panasonic AVCHD Converter is recommended as the partner to Panasonic HS900 for iMovie/FCE editing. As Apple InterMediate Codec is the most compatible video format for iMovie, this superior Panasonic 60p/50p MTS to iMovie/FCE Converter will help you to convert Panasonic HDC-HS900 1080/60p AVCHD to AIC and make HS900 HD camcorder video footage editable on iMovie and FCE.

Below is a simple instruction for you to import and edit Panasonic HDC-HS900 60p/50p MTS to iMovie/FCE on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Import HDC-HS900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to Panasonic AVCHD to AIC Converter for Mac.

Click the add button to import the AVCHD resource files to the Pavtube AVCHD MTS/M2TS converter for Mac. Then the files will be listed on the file list tab, you can choose to check the properties of the video or preview it.

Step 2. Choose suitable output format forthe HDC-HS900 AVCHD to AIC conversion.

Click the format bar, and there will bemany output formats on the format list. You are recommended to choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).

Step 3. Convert HDC-HS900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS video footages to iMovie/FCE.

Click the "Convert" button and start transcode HDC-HS900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS footage to AIC for iMovie/FCE will begin at once.

When the conversion finished, you candirectly import the output AIC MOV files to iMovie and Final Cut Express for editing andmake your movies. The importing needn’t any rendering because the AIC MOV isone of the compatible video formats in iMovie/FCE on Mac OS X Lion.

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 sequel leaks in Japanese with WiFi and tilting display

We were more than a little smitten with Sony's original RX100, a high-end Cybershot point-and-shoot housing a notable 1-inch 20.2-megapxiel CMOS sensor alongside a f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens. It looks like there were enough customers that thought the same, because SonyAlphaRumors has gleaned several images from the manual for a sequel device.

The site has more to share, but it's checking its translations first. In the meantime, these initial images already point to some notable hardware additions. Alongside a screen that can tilt up and down (plus a light sensor to adjust brightness automatically), the mark two RX100 will apparently catch up with Sony's NEX series, adding built-in WiFi too. There's also the addition of a hot shoe for mics and other peripherals, but fear not: there's still the built-in flash to the left of it. Naming, pricing and availability are still unknowns, but according to the site's mole, the camera will get formally announced later this month on June 27.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Deinterlace/Import Sony DSC-WX30 1080i mts to Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle and Windows Movie Maker

Sony has announced the WX30, a 5x zoom camera with 16.2MP backlit CMOS sensor.
Professional quality in your pocket

So compact and easy to use, the Cyber-shot™ WX30 digital camera offers extraordinary imaging possibilities. Step up to high-performance imaging with detail-packed stills, 3D and smooth Full HD video. Picture Effect lets you achieve impressive creative results with ease.


  • Better looking pictures made easy 
    Not sure how to pick the perfect camera settings to suit a particular scene? Don’t worry, help is at hand. Superior Auto Mode adjusts exposure and other camera settings for optimum results in a wide range of shooting situations.
  •  Magical moviesLeft your camcorder behind? One touch is all that’s needed to shoot brilliantly crisp, detailed HD 1080i video clips. Picture quality is wonderfully clear and smooth, while efficient AVCHD video compression keeps files smaller for storing and sharing.
  • Add a new dimension with 3DDiscover an incredible world of 3D imaging. Shoot 3D stills at the touch of a button. Capture wide 3D images to enjoy on your 3D TV with Sweep Panorama. Sweep Multi Angle creates amazing 3D-like views you can explore by tilting the camera screen.
  • Sensational images, even in low light 

    Many cameras struggle to produce crisp, clear images in low light. The revolutionary Exmor R™ CMOS sensor boosts sensitivity while reducing image noise for brilliant, detail-packed pictures. 

Tips: Sony DSC-WX30 1080i AVCHD workflow on Windows PC editing program

Sony WX30 offers 1080i recordings in AVCHD and MP4 format, so if you wanna import WX30 AVCHD file to PC in video editing programs like Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle or Windows Movie Maker for editing, you may find most video editing programs does not recognize the WX30 AVCHD video footage, and that's why we need to convert Sony MTS to editable formats before editing.

Soteware Requirement:

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac - a powerful Sony AVCHD MTS Converter can help you easily transcode Sony WX30 1080i AVCHD to best codec for Windows platform. (Downlaod the Windows version here: )

This is the main interface of the AVCHD to AVI/WMV/MOV Converter:

You can choose rich output formats for editing on Windows.

For example, it the Format box, you can select WMV (for Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker), MOV (for Avid Media Composer), AVI (for Pinnacle Studio), etc.

After encoding Sony WX30 1080i MTS to Windows PC compatible format, Sony WX30 1080i AVCHD footage can be imported to Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle or Windows Movie Maker instantly and also the 1080i is deinterlaced.

Another program Pavtube Video Converter can do the same job, it can also deal with you blu-ray, DVD and HD Videos. just have a try!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top Canon MXF Converter-Convert Canon XF300 MXF videos for editing in Apple Aperture 3 on Mac

In this article you can find the best method to edit Canon XF300 MXF videos in Apple Aperture 3 on Mac, just learn how to convert Canon MXF for Apple Aperture 3 with the best Canon MXF Converter. 

Canon has been the center of attention in the growing DSLR market, and XF300 Professional Camcorder represents Canon's entry into professional solid state video acquisition. XF300 takes advantage of the latest HD technology--along with Canon's newly developed MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec--to record Full HD video at 1920 x 1080 resolution to affordable Compact Flash cards.

"I have just got my Canon XF300, and I want to convert the .mxf movie files in XF300 Camcorder into a format that I can use in Aperture. I plug the camera into the iMac using MAC OSX, but my Apple Aperture 3 does not read Canon XF300 files natively. I tried Canon XF utility, with very limited success. Is there a recommended workflow for me to move XF300 MXF files from an HDD to Aperture?"

You may meet similar problem with importing Canon XF300 MXF into  Apple Aperture 3 on Mac 10.8, the main problems are the video formats not supported to import, as many video codecs are not compatible with Apple Aperture 3. The best compatible format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format.

To help Canon XF300 owners get rid of this trouble, here offers the easy way to import and edit Canon XF300 MXF in Apple Aperture 3. You can follow the steps below.

Step1: Run Pavtube Mac MXF to MOV Converter for Apple Aperture 3, click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button to load your source MXF clips or drag and drop the XF300 MXF files to the converter. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

Step 2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s great for editing in Apple Aperture 3.

Step 3: Click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc.

Step 4: Start converting Canon XF300 MXF videos to Apple Aperture 3.

After converting, you can load Canon XF300 MXF video to Apple Aperture 3 for editing as you want, now you can have a try.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Best method to import Sony HDR-SR12 MTS to Final Cut Pro on Mac

To get Final Cut Pro working perfectly with SR12 AVCHD .mts files, a best way is to convert Sony SR12 MTS to ProRes MOV, something ensuring best results when using .mts files in FCP. Read on to learn details.

Sony HDR-SR12

As the leader in the high-definition camcorder category, Sony is further expanding the industry with the introduction of a new HD camcorder model. Sony HDR-SR12 hard drive camcorder is based on AVCHD technology and feature full 1920 x 1080 high-definition recording for outstanding clarity and detail. It delivers the highest HD resolution available without sacrificing recording times. And features a new high-profile encoding system to optimize encoding efficiency. And, because HDR SR12 is based on the industry-standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec, it enters the market compatible with many third-party editing suites, however not including Final Cut Pro. 

I became a Mac user just a few days ago, when I bought a MacBook Pro. Now I'm trying out the trial of Final Cut Pro X with my Sony HDR-SR12. I have problems getting my MTS-files to/imported to Final Cut Pro X. I've read the help over and over again, searched on Google and youtube, and in this forum. Nothing seems to help me. This is what I tried (and of course all sorts of it):  

- Start FCPX
- Connect my Sony HDR-SR12 with USB
- Turn the camcorder on and choose USB CONNECT
- Press the "Import media from a connected device" icon in FCPX
- "NO NAME" is showing up, with a circle... waiting...
- After a minute, "NO NAME" disappears

Any ideas? Thanks, 

Like almost all Sony HDR camcorder users, you may be confused on how to edit Sony HDR-SR12 video with Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X as above. Final Cut Pro isn't compatible with Sony HDR-SR12 AVCHD video, so before solving this problem, you have to convert Sony HDR-SR12 AVCHD to FCP acceptable file format like MOV video format encoded with ProRes or H.264 codec on Mac OS X for natively importing SR12 mts files to FCP.

Sony MTS to FCP Converter is a top assisting app for AVCHD to Mac processing. It re-wraps the Sony AVCHD .mts/.m2ts media into a .mov format so that FCP can read the mts files. Because no actual encoding takes place, the conversion takes in a few seconds. For users that wanna skip rendering process in FCP, it is also possible to export Apple ProRes encoded .mov.

The easy way to import and edit Sony SR12 AVCHD in Final Cut Pro 

Step 1: Download Pavtube AVCHD to Final Cut Pro Converter and import your Sony SR12 AVCHD file. This software will solve your AVCHD to Final Cut Pro importing problems.

Step 2: You will need to choose the output format for FCP. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s great for editing in FCP. There are more formats for output, you can pick as you need.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc. for example, you can choose the resolution as 1920*1080 or 1280*720, that’s 1080p or 720p resolution, great for editing.

Step 4: Start converting Sony SR12 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro with Prores Codec.

After converting, you can load Sony SR12 AVCHD video to Final Cut Pro for editing as you want, now you can have a try.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Convert Sony XR150 MTS to Final Cut Express 4 on Mac

Sony HDR-XR150 120GB HD Handycam Camcorder offers up 1920 x 1080i high def recording to a 120GB hard disk drive. The XR150 also allows for recording to Memory Stick Media and SD/SDHC memory cards. In addition to capturing high quality HD footage, the camera is also capable of taking 3MP stills and features 1080/60p playback via HDMI to HDTV.  

XR150 produces AVCHD videos for me very well. But some users have found out that they are unable to edit XR150 AVCHD in Final Cut Express, as below.

Q1: I have acquired a HDR-XR150 and I was wondering if it will fit with final cut express. It's the only program I have and I don't have a windows... I already had a sony handycam but it was not working with was awful. If I plug the camcorder in my Mac will the program find it? 

Q2:I recently purchased the above mentioned camera. It seems like there is "no way" to get my clips into Final Cut Express 4. Could you please help me?

Such problem is caused by the video format.FCE cannot recognize those AVCHD MTS/M2TS Files natively. In view of this circumstance, what can we do in order to edit Sony XR150 AVCHD video in FCE without blocking? Anyone who has used FCE will know that FCE supports AIC .MOV format fully. Therefore, we can think of a way to convert AVCHD files to FCE's favorable formats first before importing them to FCE for editing. Let's skip to have a look at how to use this stunning converter to see how wonderfully it works. Only three steps are required to finish the conversion.

Step1: Import the Sony XR150 Video Files

After downloading and running the Mac MTS to FCE Converter as per the link below, click "Add File" to upload your Sony XR150 AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to the program. 

Step2: Set the appropriate output video format

In order to convert MTS to AIC for using in iMovie 8/9/11, simply hit "Format" menu and follow "iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".

Tips: By clicking "Settings" button, you are able to enter the "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio parameters for your Sony XR150 source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

Step3: Hit the "Convert" button to kick off to Sony XR150 MTS files to AIC MOV conversion on Mac.

About Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

This program is good at encoding AVCHD/MOD/TOD camera shootings to different formats (H.264 MOV/MTS/M2TS/M2T/MKV/AVI/MXF, etc.) for editing on more Mac editing software, i.e. encode AVCHD to ProRes for FCP, encode MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid, transcode M2TS to WMV/MOV/MPG for Premiere Pro, etc...Only need to change the step 2.

To sum up, we can rely on this multifunctional video converter to deal with the Sony XR500 AVCHD format issue with FCE by taking several steps. Just follow the guide to help you easily handle Sony HDR-XR150 footages in Final Cut Express for smoothly editing as you want.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

20% OFF iMedia Converter for FCP, iMovie, Avid, Premiere on Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is coming! Have you got plans to show as well as tell your Dad how much you love him. If you haven't figured out any strategy, and want to give him a special surprise, why not think about something our fathers are looking forward to and would actually use in daily life like software tool?

To celebrate Father's Day with you, Pavtube Studio launch a huge Coupon Code as the 2013 Father's Day Special Gifts. Up to 30% off for your beloved dad! Backup/convert BD/DVD/Videos for home server, iPhone/iPad/Android/Windows 8 Tablets & Phones, various Video Editing Software(FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, etc.)

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In below contents I recommend several simple and easy softwares as gifts for Father's Day.

1. Best Blu-ray Ripper software as Father's Day Gift 2013

Pavtube (3D) Blu-ray Ripper which is considered as professional Blu-ray and DVD movie ripping program is capable of ripping 3D Blu-ray discs, 2D Blu-ray Discs and standard DVDs to required video formats including MPEG-4/H.264 MP4, MPEG, RM, QuickTime MOV, MPG, Xvid, Divx, 3GP, FLV, VOB, ASF, SWF, DV, MP3, AC3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, etc, so that you can play the generated BD\DVD movies on media players like Apple TV 3rd Generation, WD TV Media Player and PS3, and portable devices, such as iPad 3, Galaxy Tab 3, Samsung Galaxy S III, Google Nexus 10, Nexus 7, and video editing programs including Window Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid, Pinnacle Studio.

Pavtube (3D) Blu-ray Ripper is a perfect Blu-ray copy software tool which supports full disc copy (1:1) to the hard drive of your PC with Blu-ray and DVD's original structures without any quality loss. Plus, taking advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD APP technology, the conversion speed can be increased up to 6 times faster than ever before.

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2. Best DVD Ripper software as Father's Day Gift 2013

Playing DVD movies on DVD player at home has never been a problem for you. The question is, what if you'd like to enjoy your favorite DVD movies when on the road? Bringing several discs along tend to be inconvenient, not to mention they jump on the most crucial scenes and are prone to scratches. Now that Android-based devices have rocked into the mainstream, there's an easy way taking DVD movies alongside, i.e., ripping DVD and putting movies onto your Android tablet/phone or iPad, iPhone and Windows 8 devices, etc.

Pavtube DVD Ripper is the best DVD ripping software that provides movie lovers with the easiest way to rip and convert DVD movies to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV and many other video and audio formats with high quality. It works as a powerful DVD to tablet/smartphone/HD media player converter which enables you to enjoy DVD movie on your portable devices and HD Media Players

Taking advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA and ATI Stream acceleration technologies, the conversion speed is increased up to 6 times faster than ever before.

Transfer DVD ISO/IFO to Surface RT & Pro
Put DVD to Nook HD or HD+ Tablet with desired subtitles
Convert DVD ISO/IFO to Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Transfer DVD movies to Nabi 2 tablet for your kid
Transfer DVD to Coby Kyros Tablet
Play DVD/DVD ISO/IFO on Nexus 4 in 16:9 widescreen
Play DVD movies on LG 32LV2400 HDTV

3. Wonderful all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate program as best Father's Day Gift 2013

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate integrates a best Blu-ray Ripper, a DVD Ripper, and a Video Converter together for your father to backup and rip Blu-ray/DVD, ISO/IFO movies and convert various video and audio files to device optimized formats with super fast conversion speed and excellent image and sound quality.

An all-in-one solution to fast convert Blu-ray/DVD and various videos to MKV/AVI/H.264…
Stream media contents from your PC to Android, Windows and iOS devices over wireless network.
Backup Blu-ray 3D movies to 3D/2D video files like MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, etc.
Convert Video/DVD/Blu-ray to the new iPad 3, Apple TV 3, Xoom. Galaxy Tab, HTC One X, Asus Transformer Pad TF300, Galaxy Note 10.1… with pleasant quality.
Support NVIDIA CUDA and ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies.
Convert Blu-ray and DVD movies with your specified audio/subs tracks.

Convert Blu-ray/DVD movies to iTunes 11 for streaming to Apple TV 3 with AC3 5.1 surround sound
Transfer 1080p Videos, Blu-ray, DVD movies to Galaxy Tab 3
Sync DVD, Blu-ray, 1080p Videos to Galaxy S4
Enjoy HD Contents (DVD, Blu-ray, 1080p Videos) on Galaxy Note II
Watch DVD, Blu-ray, and 1080p MKV, AVI, WMV Video on LG Optimus G Pro
ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400 play Blu-ray, DVD and 1080p videos from flash drive
Stream DVD, Blu-ray Movies, 1080p HD Videos to PS3 with 5.1 sound
Extract audio from a section of Blu-ray movie for use in Pro Tools 9

4. Best iMedia Converter for Mac as Father's Day Gift 2013

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an all-in-one Blu-ray Converter for Mac, Mac DVD Converter, and Video Converter for Mac. It helps you convert videos, non-protected Blu-ray and DVD movies to a wide variety of devices for well playback, including iPad/iPad 2, the new iPad, iPad mini, iPad 4, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Kindle Fire HD 7/8.9, Microsoft Surface RT/Pro, Toshiba Thrive, Dell Streak, Archos 101/70/7/5 , Apple TV/Apple TV 2/Apple TV 3, iTouch 4, Nokia N9, Droid X, Motorola Atrix 4G, PS3, Xbox 360, etc.

The iMedia Converter for Mac can convert 1080p/720p camera/camcorder footage(.MXF, .MTS, .MOV, .AVI…)to editable files for using in non-linear editing apps like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro (X), Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more. The HD footage can be compressed to SD video clips for storage when you wanna save storage space. The Mac iMedia Converter is also able to extract audios from Blu-rays, DVDs and various videos for media players with high quality and fast conversion speed.

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Import Blu-ray contents to iMovie/FCE for editing

5. Great Android Video Converter as Father's Day Gift 2013

Pavtube Video Converter supports multiple video files from camera video footage, TiVo recordings, and regular videos like MKV, TS, TOD, MOD, FLV, F4V, AVI, QuickTime MOV, VOB, MP4, MPG, MPEG, ASF, MVI, VP6, EVO, VRO, DV, MP3, AC3, MKA, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG, APE and more as source files to output another format you expect for media player and portable devices playing and video editing program editing.

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Stream DirecTV DVR shows to PC and smartphones
Put TiVo to NAS device for playing through Roku or WD TV Live
Transfer AVI to Kindle Fire HD
Play MKV/AVI/MPG/TiVo/VOB on Surface RT & Pro

Other user-friendly and effective products for Father's Day 2013

Pavtube brings many other programs for our fathers to entertain their spare time, like Pavtube DVD Creator for burning Blu-ray/DVD movies and video clips onto a blank DVD, Pavtube ByteCopy for backing up Blu-ray and DVD movies to MKV with lossless quality and full preservation of all audio tracks, subtitles and chapter markers, etc.,Pavtube ChewTune for converting iTunes videos/Digital Copies/Amazon movies/BBC iPlayer videos to Android/iOS/Windows 8 Tablets or Phones, etc.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Father's Day Gift Guide: Save $13 on Best iOS Video Converter Ultimate

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Apple based devices become an essential part in many people's life and we would love to put everything such as pictures, videos or anything else on our iPad, iPhone, iPod and Apple TV for watching or sharing with our family and friends. While not all kinds of videos are supported by Apple iOS based devices like BD/DVD movies, and video files including .MKV, .AVI, .MXF. To enjoy your Blu-ray/DVD movie collections and video files on your Apple iOS devices, you need converting them into Apple supported formats such as .MP4 and .M4V for viewing on your iPad/iPhone/iPad/Apple TV. 

How to get Blu-ray/DVD movies and video files like .MKV/.AVI/.MXF on iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV watching? 

1. Preparation 

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Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate combines all features of a blu-ray converter, a DVD converter and a video converter, which is capable of ripping BD/DVD movies and converting video files into iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV optimized format. 

2. Import BD/DVD disc and .MKV/.AVI/.MXF video 


3. Select output format 

Pavtube Apple iOS Converter offers multiple formats and profiles for different devices and you are recommended to find desired format for iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV in the following window. 


4. Customize profile presets. (Optional) 

Click Settings button, then you will be able to change all the settings in the following window, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel to custom output file quality for iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV. 

5. Start conversion. 

After conversion complete, click Open icon to locate the converted video and sync MP4/M4V videos to iPad/iPhone/iPod or set up Apple TV for streaming HD videos with Dolby Digital 5.1 sounds

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Top 5 Gift ideas for your beloved Daddy at 2013 Father’s Day

Father the man with great personality and great thoughts and truly the most beautiful blessing of God. He is man who works day and night restlessly to fulfill his children’s desires, to send them to the best educational institute and to provide them with all the happiness they need. He kills his own dreams to fulfill ours. He gives the first priority to our desires and doesn’t care about his own. In short father is a best of the best gift.

He does so many things for us without asking for anything in return. So at least we can make him feel happy on occasions like father’s day and present him with a unique gift that will spread smile on his face.

Have you thought of any tech gadget for Father’s Day? Even I can’t decide on the coolest tech gadget There are so many to choose from, how about my top picks? So here are the top five gift ideas for your father at father’s day.

Top 1: IOS Device: iPad/iPhone/iPad/Apple TV.

Apple based devices become an essential part in many people’s life and we would love to put everything such as pictures, videos or anything else on our iPad 3, iPhone 5, iPod and Apple TV 3 for watching or sharing with our family and friends. Most of the fathers want to spend their holiday with bringing a portable device, and at home they also wanna backup and store their favourite movies for futher wathing. So I am sure this will make him very happy.


Digital SLR camera: Upgrade your Dad to professional-quality photography electronics with a high-resolution digital SLR camera. Digital SLR cameras provide superior control over image quality to produce stunning photos that can rival the work of professional photographers. This Father's Day, he could be checking the white balance, adjusting the focus, and creating some beautiful snapshots.

Digital camcorder: Sometimes, it might seem like your life is a movie, and your Dad is the director. Help him bring his film-production values up a level this Father's Day with a digital camcorder. He can record your next family vacation and edit his cinematic masterpiece on the computer to share with family and friends. HD digital camcorders record high-quality video in resolutions up to 1080p, which look great on widescreen HDTVs and other display electronics.

There are many good options for you, I have list for you Best Digital camera 2013 and Best Digital camcorder 2013

Top 3: Useful all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate program 

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate integrates a best Blu-ray Ripper, a DVD Ripper, and a Video Converter together for your father to backup and rip Blu-ray/DVD, ISO/IFO movies and convert various video and audio files to device optimized formats with super fast conversion speed and excellent image and sound quality.

See how to convert Blu-ray/DVD and HD videos for iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV watching

Top 4: Best iMedia Converter for Mac software tool

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an all-in-one Blu-ray Converter for Mac, Mac DVD Converter, and Video Converter for Mac. It helps you convert videos, non-protected Blu-ray and DVD movies to a wide variety of devices for well playback, including iPad/iPad 2, the new iPad, iPad mini, iPad 4, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Kindle Fire HD 7/8.9, Microsoft Surface RT/Pro, Apple TV/Apple TV 2/Apple TV 3, etc.

The iMedia Converter for Mac can convert 1080p/720p camera/camcorder footage(.MXF, .MTS, .MOV, .AVI…)to editable files for using in non-linear editing apps like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro (X), Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more. The HD footage can be compressed to SD video clips for storage when you wanna save storage space. The Mac iMedia Converter is also able to extract audios from Blu-rays, DVDs and various videos for media players with high quality and fast conversion speed.

Steps: Transferring Sony/Panasonic/Nikon MTS/MOV/MXF footage to Mac

Step 1: Download and install Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac as a Mac Video Eocoder, lanch it and load your MTS/MOV/MXF footage to the program.

Step 2:
Click on “Format” bar and locate the appropriate output profile.

Final Cut Pro 7/X

Move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” to set a FCP 7/X best codec.

Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT)

Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP

Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422

Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.

Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material

Final Cut Express and iMovie Choose FCE and iMovie friendly format- “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)

Avid Media Composer 5.5/6 

In order to take advantage of the plugin AMA, you have to make sure that you still keep the structure of the file folder recorded by your camera. If not, here you can set Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for natively editing in Avid MC.

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony/Panasonic/Nikon MTS/MOV/MXF files to Prores/AIC/Avid on Mac OS X.

Step 4: Locate and select the file you want to import, then click Import for further editing in Final Cut Pro 7/X, Final Cut Express/iMovie, Avid Media Composer.

Now editing MTS/MOV/MXF footage in FCP, iMovie/FCE, Avid MC is natively, smoothly and without any problems. Video and audio quality and synchronization are perfectly guaranteed.

Other tech Gadget for you:

GPS navigation: Your Dad's a busy guy, so he doesn't have time to stop and ask for directions. Set him up with an automotive GPS that will help him map out his route and cut through traffic.

High-quality headphones: Hardworking Dads sometimes need to retreat into relaxation. Give him some noise-canceling headphones for his MP3 player or stereo.

Video game console: Hey, Dads can be gamers, too! And video game electronics are fun for everyone especially games that he can play with the whole family. 

Of course, the ideas above is only some coolest tech gadget for you, the most imporant is to show your great love to your father, so here comes the special gift to your father, that is: 

Top 5: A Warm Hug in the Morning

The best and the most unique gift to your father on father’s day will be this that when he wakes up in the morning, give him a hug and tell him that how much you love him and thank him for everything he has done for and make him comfort by telling him that when he gets old, you will always be there to look after him like a shadow like he did when we were small kids. 

Now, don't hesitate! Just do it! You can also take a look at Pavtube 2013 Father's Day Biggest Promotion which can give you more Father's Day Gift Guides. I hope that above article have helped you people to choose best gifts for dad on father’s day. 

2013 Best & Easiest Lossless AVCHD Editor and Converter

Are you a beginner of video editing? Do you want to edit the hundreds of movies shot by cameras, camcorders, Smart Phones, and tablets in various formats? Do you want to save your storage space by trimming and deleting unwanted parts from MTS or M2TS videos without quality loss? Do you want to convert camcorder videos into Apple ProRes, AVI, or other formats for better editing in Final Cut Pro, Avid Studio, Adobe Premiere, Pinnacle Studio, Sony  Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, etc? Do you want to remove ads from TiVo shows and watch them on your tablets, SmartPhone or Apple TV? 

If yes, you can do all of the above with one simple and easy video editing software for beginners, Pavtube Media Magician, or its Mac version, Pavtube Media Magician for Mac.

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What can Pavtube Media Magician (for Win or Mac) help you?


Camcorder footages: MXF, AVCHD(MTS, M2TS), AVCHD Lite(MTS, M2TS), MOV,TOD, MOD, etc.

Other video formats: *.avi,*.divx, *.wmv, *.wma, *.asf, *.dvr-ms, *.wav, dts in wav, *.rm, *.rmvb, *.ra, *.mov, *.qt, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.3g2, *.dv, *.m4b, *.m4v, *.m4a, *.aac, *.flv, *.f4v from YouTube, Hulu, Fox, etc., *.dat, *.mpg, *.m2v, *.m2t, *.m2ts, *.ts, *.tp, *.evo, *.mkv, *.dv, *.flc, *.fli,*.gxf, *.pss, *.mvi, *.mtv, *.vdr, *.pmf, *.pva, *.k3g, *.vp6, *.nsv, *.nuv, *.dmskm


Common format: MPEG-2 (*.mpg), MPEG-4 (*.mp4), *.avi, *.wmv, *.mov, *.mkv, *.m2ts

Device: Andoid Tablets and smart phones, Windows Tablets and smart phones, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, HD Player, PSP/PS3, HDV


For Windows: Avid Media Composer (*.mov), Adobe Premiere & Sony Vegas (*.wmv, *.mov, *.mpg), Adobe After Effect(*.mpg, *.mov), Cybelink PowerDirector (*.avi, *.wmv), Pinnacle Studio(*.mp4, *.mpg).
For Mac: iMovie and Final Cut Express (*.mov), Avid Studio (*.mov), Adobe Premiere (*.wmv, *.mpg, *.mov), Adobe After Effect (*.mpg, *.mov), Apple Aperture (*.mov), Final Cut Pro (Apple ProRes MOV).

Lossless: Original format (*.mts, *.m2ts, *.mod, *.tod), MKV (*.mkv)

Online: YouTube (*.mp4, *.webm)


Import/ backup/ manage camcorder footages
The smart camcorder wizard helps connect camcorders to PC and import directly from camcorder or backup camcorder videos to local.

Lossless output from AVCHD MTS to MTS or MKV
Output Apple Prores MOV, lossless MTS/MKV, MPEG-2/4, AVI/WMV/MOV/MKV/M2TS.

Output Apple ProRes MOV for editing in FCP without rendering (Mac only)
As long as you have right version of FCP installed, you can output Apple ProRes MOV like Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444, etc.

Timeline editing easily trim, cut, delete, and join
To output videos you can drag relative source from resource list and trim, cut, delete, and join. You can seek the clip frame by frame.

Add 3D and other special effects to clips on timeline
Want to get 3D effect to your clips? It’s easy with Media Magician. Just a one click, you can add the effect. And you can also add simple Gauss blur, old film, etc.

Enlarge or reduce original volume
If the volume is too large or too small, you can drag bar in Volume Adjustment section to enlarge or reduce.

Adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation
For footages shot with low light or bad color, you can easily make them better with the help of brightness, contrast, and saturation adjustment.

Easily choose output formats with one click
With the preset output profiles, you can choose the right settings with just one click.

Output different formats from the same sources on timeline
In conversion settings section, you can create several conversion tasks with different output formats and output from the same sources placed on timeline.

Directly upload videos to YouTube
The converted videos can be uploaded to YouTube directly as long as you have set your account and relative information.

Output M2TS, MPEG-4/2, MKV, MOV, WMV, AVI files
It supports output formats like M2TS, MPEG-4 (*.mp4), MPEG-2 (*.mpg), MKV, MOV, WMV, and AVI. You can reset parameters with ease.

Easy steps to edit videos with the easiest & best video editing software

Step 1. Import video clips from hard drive or camcorder.

If importing from camcorder, clicking on the camcorder button, Media Magician will help you detect the camcorder videos. You can preview and choose which one to import, sort them by year/month/date/type, or backup files to Local hard drive.

Step 2. Before editing or converting, you must drag the imported clips to timeline.

On the timeline, you can cut, trim, delete, rearrange clips without difficulties.

Put your cursor on the preview window while the video is playing, you can choose the specific frames for trimming or cutting. If you imported original MTS or M2TS files with same parameters, trim and cut the videos on timeline, and choose lossless output format in conversion tab, you will get the MTS or M2TS files trimmed or cut without any quality loss. This will help you always keep useful clips and periods. Save your storage space and keep you from spending money on those expensive storage spaces.

Step 3. Edit the video by Add effects, adjust brightness and volume, etc.
You can go to the right tabs to add special effects like aged file, simple gauss blur, gray, etc. If you shot the video in vertical or upside down, you can easily flip it to the right location with just one click. If the video is shot in dark environment, you can even adjust it to make it brighter. Volumes also can be enlarged or reduced easily.

If you like, you can also add red-blue or red-green 3D effect to the video.
Note: Options in this section will not take effect on the clip if you want to output lossless video formats.

Step 4. Choose the right output format and convert in batch.

Switching to the conversion tab, you can create conversion tasks by clicking the “+” button. Highlight a task on the left, and you can choose the output format on the right under relative category. Clips you placed and edited on the timeline can be output into different formats in batch.


1. Lossless: Only MTS/M2TS/MOD/TOD format videos with the same parameters can be output without loss. You can either output original format or MKV format.

2. Online: As long as you have inserted your account info, you can upload the output video automatically after conversion. And the video can be saved into MP4 or WebM format.

3. If you are using the Mac version, you can output Apple Prores format for importing and editing in Final Cut Pro without rendering. But you must install Final Cut Pro 7 or above in advance.

With the different output formats options, you can convert videos for editing in non-linear video editing software, Android/ iOS/ Windows 8 Tablets & Phones, uploading to Youtube and more. You will find it an all-in-one and intuitive video editor and converter.

Find the words too annoying? The following animation will show you the steps to edit videos with Media Magician.

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