Thursday, May 28, 2015

Edit Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD MTS in Avid MC on Yosemite

Summary: If you are searching the workflow on how to get Sony Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD MTS to Avid Media Composer on Yosemite, the page here can show you a wonderful workaround. Are you interested in joining us to have a discussion?

The Sony Alpha 77 Mark II is the sequel to a camera series that bowled us over last year. Now it has come to us. In addition to highly detailed stills with smooth gradations, the Alpha 77 Mark II now has access to the high-bit-rate AVCHD MTS format with 60p, 30p, and 24p recording options, all at 50 Mbps. Why is Alpha 77 Mark II so popular among photographers? Though more and more HD cameras have been released by Sony, Alpha 77 Mark II has the stable shooting ability and the high definition output footage AVCHD.

With its advantages appeared, disadvantages are not hidden. While enjoying the stunning image quality, many folks may find it a painful experience to import Sony Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD MTS to Avid Media Composer for further editing. “I just have a Sony Alpha 77 Mark II camera on hand. I’m wondering what people are using in order to get the AVCHD MTS files from Alpha 77 Mark II work with Avid Media Composer. I shot the video in 1080 60p, I found the AVCHD MTS clips cannot be recognized by Avid MC. How can I solve the import issue?”

Main Supported Video Formats for Avid Media Composer:
DNxHD: This is Avid’s baby. All kinds of DNxHD are supported natively via either of the import methods mentioned above.

H.264: H.264 is the ubiquitous codec, and it looks like it will stay for quite some time. Avid Media Composer supports H.264 natively, via AMA as mentioned above.

MPEG-4: Like H.264, Avid Media Composer supports MPEG-4 natively, via AMA as mentioned above. The Quicktime plug-ins are installed by default.

Several main Avid Media Composer are listed above, may be the DNxHD can be the best codec which is the most native one for Avid. However, someone there will be confused: How could we import those incompatible videos to Avid for editing? Such as Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD MTS and etc. Fortunately, you won’t worry about that, for seeking the best codec for Avid, we here can strongly introduce you the Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, which has the strong ability of converting all different videos for editing in various NLEs.


How to edit Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD MTS in Avid MC on Yosemite?

Step 1: Connect your Sony Alpha 77 Mark II camcorder to Mac via USB cable and find the AVCHD MTS files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the AVCHD MTS files from Alpha 77 Mark II to the Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2: Import Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD MTS files to Mac MTS Converter. Run it as the best Mac MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load AVCHD MTS files. You may also directly drag and drop AVCHD MTS videos to application UI for importing files.

Step 3: Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format.

Step 4: When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD MTS to DNxHD. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple files and convert them at one time.

Conclusion: Now, you can edit Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD MTS files in Avid Media Composer freely. Good news! During May 29th to June 1st, you can get our part products 40% off. Why not take a close look at our event and have a try? Happy weekend!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

4K to iMovie: Import DJI Inspire 1 4K Footage to iMovie for Editing

Summary: What aspects do you use for your DJI Inspire 1 4K footages? How do you usually play, edit or upload your Inspire 4K videos? Here is a tutorial on how to import DJI Inspire 1 4K footage to iMovie for editing on Mac Yosemtie.

DJI Inspire camera can shoot up to 4K footage with MOV/MP4 format capture 12 megapixel photos. With this high definition image ability showed to us, DJI Inspire has attracted a lot of users. While on the hand, it has also confused most people in playback 4K files on such like tablets or edit in NLEs like iMovie and etc.

“I am doing some DJI Inspire 1 4K video editing. I see my desktop is very powerful. However, when I playback the video in iMovie, it's very choppy, and not easy to do the editing. Does any pros have any idea on 4K in iMovie workflow? Much appreciated!”

The reason why iMovie can’t handle 4K footage is simple. Currently 4K footage is not widely supported yet, only a few video editing program like FCP X can support it. In order to edit DJI Inspire 1 4K footage in iMovie smoothly, the easy workaround is to use third-party software to rewrap and convert DJI Inspire 1 4K footage to iMovie more “editable” format Apple InterMediate Codec MOV. With the help of Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, you can finish the task easily and quickly.

In general, you can effortlessly encode DJI Inspire 1 4K footage for smoothly importing and editing in various NLEs including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer,Final Cut Pro, FCE and more. Besides, DJI Inspire clips, it also can deal with other video formats such as MKV, MTS, MXF, FLV and etc. If you are a PC user and willing to transfer DJI Inspire 1 4K footage on PC, Pavtube Video Converter Windows version is your first choice.


Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process:

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your 4K videos from DJI Inspire 1. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “iMovie and Final Cut Express”. Choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as best output format.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Play” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit DJI Inspire 1 4K footage in iMovie without any hassles.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Samsung NX500 H.265/HEVC to Premiere Pro CS 6/5/4/ Workflow

Are you looking for the best workflow between Samsung NX500 H.265/HEVC recordings and Premiere Pro CS 6/5/4? Just follow the post below, here we can offer you the best method to covert Samsung NX500 H.265 to Premiere Pro CS supported formats for editing. 

What Samsung NX500 4K camcorder differs from others?
As a 4K-capable camera, the NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera from Samsung is among the most compact cameras in its class. Aside from 4K/24p, video can be recorded in Ultra-HD, at 30p, as well as in full HD up to 60p. To save space without sacrificing quality, the NX500 employs H.265 (HEVC) compression, which can capture extreme details using half the storage space typically used for HD recording. All above may be the outstanding features which can attract our eyesight.

Detailed explanation of Samsung NX500 H.265 and Premiere Pro CS 7/6/5
The Samsung NX500 camera records 4K H.265 videos in AVI/MP4 format, but the only problem is, HEVC/H.265 has not yet been accepted by most media devices, editing software like Premiere Pro, and FCP X, etc. So if you wanna edit your H.265/HEVC footage so nicely, it is necessary for us to find a professional H.265/HEVC decoder to transcode the files well. 

Best H.265/HEVC decoder for Samsung NX500 4K camcorder---Pavtube Video Converter for Mac
With it, you not only can convert Samsung NX500/NX1 HEVC (H.265) videos to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV for easily playing, but also can convert HEVC (H.265) files to the editing tools with professional codec, like MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, .etc. Besides, the built-in video editor allows you to modify your videos by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects and more. Let’s just see how it works so well with H.265 files.

How to ingest Samsung NX500 4K H.265 footage to Premiere Pro CS 7/6/5?
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a professional Samsung NX500 H.265/HEVC Converter for Adobe. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add files’ to input your source media.

Step 2. Click “Profile” bar and choose the suitable output for premiere. Here when you come to the output list, we’d like to introduce you to select the ‘Adobe Premiere Pro’>>’MPEG-2 (*.MPG)’ as the best one.

Tip: If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface and adjust the resolution, bitrate or others as you want. You can also keep them as default.

After finishing adjusting all the video and audio parameters, we have to go back to the main interface to click the big button ‘Convert’ to end the job well. Then we need to transfer the files into Premiere as usual. Editing Samsung NX500 H.265/HEVC recordings in Premiere Pro CS 7/6/5, it will not confuse us anymore.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Solve Sony WX500 XAVC S to iMovie/FCE Issues

Why so many Sony fans would like to import the WX500 XAVC recordings to iMovie/FCE for editing? How could we solve the problems when editing Sony WX500 XAVC files in iMovie/FCE? With the strong function of this brilliant camera, let’s find the best solutions below.


Attractive features Sony WX500 camera brought to us:
  • Uses technologies from RX and Alpha series in a small compact form 
  • 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS 
  • 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with 60x Clear Image zoom 
  • Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis IS 
  • Compressed in XAVC with high definition

However, what a pity that iMovie/FCE cannot recognize these XAVC recordings. You may be failed in ingesting your Sony WX500 XAVC files to iMovie/FCE for editing due to its’ supported video formats. Fortunately, here is the easiest way to import the Sony WX500 XAVC files to iMovie/FCE---Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which can decode the XAVC videos to those supported ones for iMovie/FCE. 

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s able to convert XAVC S files from Sony DSC-WX500 to iMovie/FCE more compatible AIC MOV videos. With it, you  may also encode XAVC to Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, FCE, iMovie and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. If you meet the XAVC to iMovie/FCE problems, just get this program to help us a lot. 

Notes: For all Windows users, we can get the Windows version to have a try! Such as playback WX500 XAVC on VLC?

Steps on converting Sony WX500 XAVC to AIC MOV for editing in iMovie/FCE:

Step 1.Install this trail version on your Mac before purchasing to make sure everything goes right. After launching this app , click “File”>”Add Video/Audio ” to load your XAVC files, you can double click it to have a review on the preview window.

Step 2. Select the right format for iMovie as output. Let’s go to the output list to find the ‘iMovie/FCE’>>’Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.MOV)’ as the best one.

Step 3. Click this “Settings” button, it will bring you to this UI , no matter the Bit rate or Frame rate, Size (pix) all here for you to make the adjustment. You can see the whole file size if you considering about uploading them online while the file size is required for smaller one.

Finally, we can go back to the main interface to hit the ‘Convert’ button to get the work stared. Then just open the output file folder and transfer the files into iMovie/FCE for further editing. For more functional advice, welcome to tell us.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Edit/Play/Burn OBS Recorded 1080/60p Video on PC/Mac

In the following article, it explains the reason why we are failed to edit, play or even burn our OBS recorded 1080/60p videos on PC/Mac. If you have recorded some game footage with OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), you may get some issues when importing the OBS movie files on PC/Mac, especially for some hot editing tools and media players.

Further learning of OBS (Open Broadcaster Software):
Open Broadcaster Software is a great platform to broadcast live streams. Generally OBS saves files as MP4 or FLV. The files can be uploaded straight to YouTube or other video hosting site just fine. However, when you bring OBS to FCP for editing on Mac or merge the OBS clips together. So in this way, if you wanna edit or play your OBS files smoothly on PC/Mac, just follow the tips below.

How to easily add the OBS to NLEs or Players on PC/Mac?
If you're in such a situation, there is an easy way to fix the OBS issues on PC/Mac. The quick workaround is to transcode OBS FLV files to supported formats such for FCPPremiere ProiMoive, or HDTVs etc. Just download the Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac to have a try, which is an easy-to-use yet OBS video converter, player and editor. It will save you both time and trouble on PC/Mac.

Steps on converting OBS 1080p/60p recorded videos on PC and Mac:
Step 1. Just download and install this program , then click the "Add" button to load the .flv or .mp4 videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the media files to the application UI.

Step 2. Come to the output list, there are so many items for output. For NLEs, you can choose the ‘Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)’ for ‘FCP’, ‘MPEG-2(*.mpg)’ for ‘Adobe Premiere Pro’/Sony Vegas’, etc. Or more formats for media devices? ‘HD Video’ interface is a good item.

Tips: Click the ‘Settings’ icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video. This is the functional option for those advanced users.

Now click the big “Convert” to start this easy conversion. Wait for a few moments; you can click “Open” to locate the converted video directly. Freely import your OBS video files on PC/Mac, all of us can do this job well.

Notes: For those people who wanna burn OBS videos as DVDs, here we can highly recommend the DVD Creator for Windows/Mac. With this professional DVD program, we can easily burn the OBS videos so nicely.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Import H.265 footage to After Effects CC on Mac OS X

What’s wrong with your H.265 footage from Samsung NX1 camcorder? It is absolutely that H.265 can bring us a higher quality enjoyment with smaller size, so for some advanced users, we would like to edit the videos such in After Effects CC for better. This article here can remove the troubles when editing H.265 in AE especially on Mac OS X. Just follow me.

“It was crashed when I add my Samsung NX1 H.265 footage to After Effects CC, I bought this 4K camcorder just because it is said that we can enjoy a higher image quality we’ve never met before. Now the errors trapped me a lot, how could I solve that well?”

Have you ever met some problems of importing the H.265 footage? It’s true that the H.265 codec is very young and the relevant support software can’t chase its fast step. But can we find a solution which can deal with those H.265/HEVC videos easily while quality won’t have much degradation? Such as the FCP X, or Youtube for sharing, etc. What we are now needed is a professional H.265 decoder to convert to MPEG-2 MPG, which could be the best one for After Effects CC.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, this is a professional H.265 decoder/encoder that we wanna highly introduced to you. This upgraded version is specially designed for the latest codec H.265/HEVC. Cannot import H.265/HEVC recordings to After Effects? With a faster speed and easy operation workflow, it would be easier to convert the H.265 to MPEG-2 MPG for After Effects CCC on Mac OS X. 

Steps on converting H.265 to MPEG-2 for smoothly editing in After Effects:

Step 1. Download and install the program on our computer as soon as you get into the main interface. Directly drag your files in is not a bad idea. Or here we got other effective ways. Click the ‘Add Video’ icon on the left corner, we can import the source files individually. ‘Add from folder’ is offered for you to load your files in a complete folder.


Step 2. For seeking the most suitable output for After Effect. Just drop down the output list, we suggest you to select the ‘Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas’>>’MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’ as the best one.

Step 3. (Optional) Set your output videos in your own style? Let’s come to the ‘Settings’ interface to see how. To keep the original quality when editing in After Effects, why not adjust the video bitrates and frame rate as default? You will find it will be more suitable for your editing.

Finally, if you have done all the preparation work, on the main interface, we are going to suggest you to hit the ‘Convert’ button to get all the conversion started. Then after transferring the output files to After Effects CC on Mac OS X, it would be so glad to edit them on our own. H.265, higher life quality, Let’s enjoy it!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pavtube Biggest Promotion for 2015 Mother’s Day

What gift would you like to send to your mother on this 2015 Mother’s Day? To show our thanks to our mother, we are all thinking how to make this year’s Mother’s Day special with special gifts. If your mom likes watching the latest movies or videos, how about a professional video converter to get rid of the incompatible troubles to enjoy the favorite movies so smoothly? Pavtube studio has upgraded all products to the latest version, which could a warm gift for mom. Big discount will be offered in Pavtube Studio!

Pavtube Big Deal for Mom (Mother’s Day Only)
40% off discount we can enjoy if we get into the official promotion page and give the comments below: ‘What do you want say to your mom”. All of us can get the big coupon with the best Pavtube HD Video Converter for Windows/Mac, which is a professional converter to transcode all video formats nicely for any NLEs or media devices with a high quality preserved.

Other Special Off on Facebook(For Facebook users)
From May 7th to May 14th, all facebook users can enjoy a 50% discount of each Pavtube products during the 2015 Mother’s Day celebration! Just “Follow” the Pavtube official topic and “Like” it and you can own the qualification. Come on!

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Pavtube Video Converter for Mac(for Windows)
Have full access to SD videos,digital camcorder recordings, DVR videos on devices such as Apple/Android/Windows series, media players, game consoles and video editing programs.

Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac(for Windows)
Convert Sony/Canon/JVC/Panasonic recorded MTS/M2TS/M2T/TS/MOD/TOD footage to play on media players or edit with Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, etc.

Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac(for Windows)
Converting MXF video files generated by Canon/Sony/Panasonic camcorders to various video formats such as H.264/MPEG-4, MKV, MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, SWF, F4V, etc.

Pavtube iMixMXF(for Windows)
Transcoding MXF video files to Multi-track Apple Prores MOV for Final Cut Pro or Multi-track MP4/MKV format for other video editing program and media playback devices.

Additional Tips: With the recent upgraded version of Pavtube Mac products, all products have been upgraded tosupport the H.265/HEVC decode and encode. Some other bugs and fixed well there! Just come to Pavtube to know more and enjoy ourselves on 2015 Mother’s Day!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Canon XF Tools for FCP: Import Canon XF Videos to FCP for Editing

Any issues between Canon XF camera videos and FCP have you got? To smoothly import the all the Canon XF recordings to FCP for editing, several useful Canon XF plug-ins are offered here that can help us a lot. Let’s learn some more details.

Since the FCP has its’ all supported formats, it will not be suitable for you to directly import the Canon XF MXF files to FCP for editing. In this case, to solve all the troubles of Canon XF and FCP, we are going to introduce you several useful Canon XF plug-ins to help us a lot.

First One: Canon XF Plug-in for Final Cut Pro (6, 7)
This is a plug-in software for Final Cut Pro. This plug-in allows you to use the Log and Transfer function to edit movies captured with the XF camcorders. It is possible to play back movie clips in all movie formats supported by the compatible models, and to download native or Apple ProRes 422 files.

How to Install:
1. Check if FCP v6.0.3 to v7.0.3 or later is already installed on your Mac.
2. Download XPFM_1_1_0_2_8L.dmg.gz from the download page.
3.Double-click XPFM_1_1_0_2_8L.dmg.gz After decompressing the file, XPFM_1_1_0_2_8L.dmg will be created.
4. Double-click XPFM_1_1_0_2_8L.dmg. The disk image XPFM11 will be mounted.
5. Double-click the installer, in XPFM11.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Operating system(s): Mac OS X 10.5.x, Mac OS X 10.6.x

Second One: Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X (2.1)
Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X 2.1.1 is plug-in software for importing video clips captured by compatible camcorders into Final Cut Pro X. The Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X 2.1.1 features a new installer exclusively prepared to enable the software installation to a PC running OS X 10.8; the actual version of the Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X software to be installed remains 2.1. Therefore, if you already have the Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X 2.1 installed to your PC, you do not have to install the version 2.1.1.

How to set it up smoothly?
1.Confirm that Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 has been installed to the computer.
2. Download "xpfm-2-1-1-8-9l.dmg.gz" from the download page. 
3.Double-click "xpfm-2-1-1-8-9l.dmg.gz". After decompressing the file, "xpfm-2-1-1-8-9l.dmg" will be created.
4. Double-click "xpfm-2-1-1-8-9l.dmg". The disk image "XPFM211" will be mounted.
5. Double-click the installer, "XPFM64Installer" in "XPFM211".
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8 
* Mac OS X 10.6 is not supported.

Third One: Pavtube Video Converter for Mac---Version
As you can see above, two Canon XF plug-ins we mentioned have their own limitations so we here introduce another stronger Canon XF Video Converter for FCP. With all Mac OS X systems supported well, it can convert all the Canon XF camera videos to ProRes MOV with an easy operation and faster conversion speed. Just follow the steps to know more?

Step 1. Open up this professional Canon XF Video Converter for Mac as a professional MXF to ProRes for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click “Add File” to load your source.


Step 2. To convert Canon XF MXF video for FCP programs, from “Format” list, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format under “Final Cut Pro” column.


Functional tips:
Click the “Effect” button to open the Video Edit window to achieve editing MP4 like trim, crop, image, watermark, effect, subtitles and rotate and etc in the corresponding editing pane.
Click the “Setting…” button to open the Advanced Settings window to adjust the output video codec, resolution, bitrates, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio codec, channel, volume and etc in the advanced tab

Step 3. Hit the ‘Convert’ button of the best Canon XF Video Converter. It will start converting Canon XF recordings forimporting to FCP X. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing Canon XF videos in FCP 6/7/X. 

After comparing with others, we can easily find the third one could be the best method for all users. Just get rid of all the related issues, we can make all Canon XF output recordings accepted by FCP series. Why not have a try?

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All Upgraded for Pavtube Mac Products---Version

Surprised news for everyone! The famous video studio Pavtube has announced that all its’ Mac products have been upgraded to version, which can bring us more functional items. Before that, all Windows products have been already done well. As the best H.265/HEVC decoder and encoder, Pavtube can help you a lot more.

New features of Mac version
  • Supported to decode/encode the H.265/HEVC codec
  • Fix the XAVC MXF codec importing issues
  • Optimize coding parameters
  • Fix some bugs

Five upgraded Mac products are listed below:
1.Pavtube Video Converter for Mac
2.Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac
3.Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac
4.Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac
5.Pavtube iMixMXF

Download sites:
Pavtube Official website
CNET Download Site
Amazon Download Site

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