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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Free Download Windows 8.1 DVD Ripper

Now free download the top Windows 8.1 DVD Ripper and get the effective way to rip DVD movies on Windows 8.1 for viewing DVD movies everywhere and everytime with original quality.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Changes


If you're already running Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update are available for free through Windows Update. To see if you’re running the latest update, see Which Windows operating system am I running? Otherwise, to install the latest update, see Install the latest Windows 8.1 Update.

1. Easier access to your favorite apps and key controls:
  • Power and Search buttons on the Start screen. 
  • All open and pinned apps appear in the taskbar.
  • Access the taskbar from anywhere.
  • Go to the desktop when you sign in, instead of Start.
2. More familiar mouse and keyboard options:

The Minimize button, Close button, and taskbar are more available with your mouse.
Right-click an app tile to see more options.

3. Simpler to find new apps:
  • Discover apps in new ways. 
  • Remember what apps you recently installed.
4. More PCs and devices to choose from

5. Benefits for businesses

With the changes in Windows 8.1, people can watch DVD movies and videos on Windows 8.1 tablets and PCs more safely, conveniently and portably. Then is it so easy to rip DVD movie for playing on Windows 8.1?

After testing, after update, we have found that the free DVD Ripper HandBrake is not working on Windows 8.1 perfectly, and Disney and many other encrypted DVDs such as Iron Man 3 and Monsters University fail to be ripped by HandBrake on Windows 8.1. So you may need an update alternative of HandBrake.

Pavtube DVDAid – Best HandBrake Alternative for Windows 8.1

Compared with HandBrake, Pavtube DVDAid- the top DVD Ripper for Windows 8.1 is a more professional, easy to use and powerful DVD ripping tool. With it, you can rip latest DVD discs/floder/ISO/IFO image files to any formats you need, such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc. with super fast speed. And when you converted DVD to compatible formats, you can transfer DVD movies to hard drive for freely watching on your Android/Apple/Windows tablet or smartphone, or other playable devices.
Note: If you are Mac users, view Pavtube DVDAid for Mac; well support Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks!

Tip: If you have any requirements of outputting 3D (Anaglyph, T/P, SBS) or keeping multiple audio tracks/subtitles, you are suggested to try this Pavtube ByteCopy or ByteCopy for Mac.

To begin our journey, download and install the app here and follow our tutorial here.

See also:

A Nice Method for You to Upload DVD to YouTube
How to Import and Rip DVD to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for Further Editing
Backup ALL DVD Content to One Single MKV File

Monday, April 21, 2014

Top BD/DVD Ripping & Coping Tool- ByteCopy for Mac Review, Giveaway and Guide

Summary: Patube ByteCopy for Mac surpasses all the other BD/DVD Converting tool on the market. This full fledged multimedia software is fast, reliable, easy to use, and offers a lot more than its name implies. Let's get the full review of this great and a powerful BD/DVD Ripping & Copying Tool on Mac.

ByteCopy for Mac Review:

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is a powerful BD/DVD conversion tool which has helped thousands of customers to convert and edit movies from Blu-ray and DVD Discs into playbable video format on Mac. The software comes packed with multi-track feature, which means you can do BD/DVD to MKV/MP4/MOV conversion with retaining multiple audio tracks and multiple subtitles, and then easily select your needed tracks, subtitles, as well as chapters when playback with media players. Good performance, good price and reliable service. Give it a try and you will be in love with it.

ByteCopy for Mac Guide:

To start working with ByteCopy for Mac, you need to click "Load disc" or “Load from folder" to load your Blu-ray/DVD movie files. All titles are checked by default when you load them. Supposing you just want to rip the main movie, you can right click on the file marked with "Main Title" to "Uncheck All", and then tick off "Main Title" only.

Next step is to choose the output format. If you are confused between the different formats, you can click on Devices tab and select your device from there, it will automatically pick an appropriate format for your device and convert the video according to the device only. The supported devices are:
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • Apple TV
  • Samsung Galaxy Series
  • PS3
  • PSP
  • Xbox
  • Motorola Droid
  • Motorola Xoom
  • HTC Phones
  • Xperia
  • Nexus
  • Kindle
  • And many more.
P.S. It outputs MKV files for HD Media Players and Mac players

The output MKV files are compatible with almost all popular HD media players and Mac players, including WD TV HD Media Player, Popcorn Hour C-200, Popcorn Hour A-210, Lacie HD Classic Player, Seagate Theatre Plus, Netgear Neo TV 550, XBMC, VLC media player and more. And the audio tracks, subtitles streams, and chapters preserved in the MKV container are available to select at will when playing the MKV back.

You can even manually select a media format, some of the formats supported are: MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, M4V, MP3, FLV and lots of other formats.

The program supports features:

  • 2D and 3D conversion from Blu-ray and DVD discs.
  • Output *.srt subtitles from your Blu-ray and DVD movies. 
  • Work as a video joiner since it can merge all the videos in queue into a single video file.
Before converting or burning the videos, you can even edit them with the inbuilt video editor which lets you perform basic operations on your videos like, trimming, cropping, rotate video, or add effects, watermarks, subtitles etc. This Blu-ray/DVD tool also helps add *.srt, *.ssa, and *.ass subtitles to your BD/DVD movies as hard subtitles.

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac even comes with multi-track function, you can can directly package Blu-ray and DVD movie into an MKV container without any quality loss with full preservation of all audio tracks, subs streams, chapter markers, and videos and rip BD/DVD Discs to MKV/MP4/MOV with Multi-track foon Mac, and you are free to select all of your needed tracks and subs to be preserved in the output file.

The equivalent Windows version – Pavtube ByteCopy

In a word, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is all-in-one Blu-ray and DVD ripper and converter to save with one stop solution to all your BD/DVD conversion, editing and multi-track presevation requirements.

Guide & Tips

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sabotage (2014 film) Trailer, News, Videos, and Reviews

A sneak peek as Arnold Schwarzenegger gets real, and a really bad haircut, as a DEA agent in the thriller 'Sabotage.'

Sabotage Review:

Sabotage (previously known as Ten or Breacher) is an upcoming American action thriller/crime drama film, directed by David Ayer, written by Skip Woods and Ayer and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Filming locations included Atlanta, Georgia. The film is loosely based on Agatha Christie's 1939 work, And Then There Were None. It is a story of members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

Release Date: March 28, 2014 

Director: David Ayer
Writers: Skip Woods, David Ayer

Studio: Open Road Films
Screenwriter: Skip Woods
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Max Martini, Josh Holloway
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use)
Official Website: Facebook | Twitter
Review: Not Available
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: Not Available

Plot Summary:
In "Sabotage," Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done ? until, one-by-one, the ten members mysteriously start to be eliminated.

Movie Trailer:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New Movies coming out March 2014 List with Release Dates

Trying to figure out what movie to watch this weekend? Here are all of the latest movie releases and upcoming movies for this month. Open up your calendar, because here we will offer release dates, cast listings, trailers, reviews, and more... exactly what you need to watch the best movie this Friday night.

March 5
- Particle Fever (limited)

March 6
- 300: Rise of an Empire (3D/2D theaters and IMAX, p.m. screenings)

March 7
- A Farewell to Fools (limited)
- Bethlehem (limited)
- The Face of Love (limited)
- The Grand Budapest Hotel (limited)
- Grand Piano (limited)
- Haunt (limited)
- In Fear (limited)
- Journey to the West (limited)
- Missing William
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman (3D/2D theaters)
- Special ID (limited)
- Total Siyapaa (limited)
- War of the Worlds Goliath (limited)

March 14
- The Art of the Steal (limited)
- Bad Words (limited; expands: March 21; wide: March 28)
- Better Living Through Chemistry (limited)
- Bewakoofiyaan (limited)
- Big Men (limited)
- The Cold Lands (NY)
- Dark House (NY, LA)
- The Den (limited)
- Enemy (limited)
- Exposed (NY)
- Guilty of Romance (NY)
- Himizu (NY)
- Le Week-End (limited)
- Need for Speed (3D/2D theaters)
- On My Way (NY)
- Patrick: Evil Awakens (limited)
- The Right Kind of Wrong (limited)
- Shirin in Love (limited)
- Teenage (limited)
- Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club
- U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (limited)
- Veronica Mars (limited)

March 19
- The Missing Picture (limited)

March 21

- 50 to 1 (limited)
- A Birder's Guide to Everything (limited)
- Anita (limited)
- Blood Ties (limited)
- Cheap Thrills (limited)
- Divergent (2D theaters and IMAX)
- The French Minister (NY)
- It Felt Like Love (NY; LA release: March 28)
- Jodorowsky's Dune (limited)
- John Doe: Vigilante (limited)
- Just a Sigh (NY; LA release: March 28)
- Maladies (limited)
- McCanick (limited)
- Muppets Most Wanted
- Nymphomaniac: Volume I (limited)
- Rob the Mob (limited)

March 28

- Boys of Abu Ghraib (limited)
- Breathe In (limited)
- Cesar Chavez (limited)
- Mistaken for Strangers (limited)
- Noah
- The Raid 2 (limited)
- Refuge (NY; LA release: April 4)
- Sabotage

March TBA

- Farmland (limited)


All of the above films will be in Blu-ray/DVD disc, to backup/playback these movies on portable devices and media players, a software can be completely solved. It is Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper.

I downloaded a trial version some months ago and liked it, after some time of tryouts to see if it was right for my needs i purchased it. I am able to transfer contents with subtitles, which was a features I did not found in anther sw, or I did not find simply in other software UI, it is simple to use. This best Blu-ray Ripper can rolls off Blu-ray/DVD disc protection, supports loseless 1:1 Blu-ray backup and keeps all the disc titles and chapter structure perfectly.

Monday, March 3, 2014

720p vs 1080p - What's the difference?

Summary: Aren't clear about the 720p and 1080p video? Read this article to learn the accurate definition for both and what's the difference between them on earth.

: this is what you see in your local electronic superstore when you torn your eyes to the LCD TV stands. It really looks to be the next big thing but is it really? You look a little closer and see that it has a pretty high price? That’s when you think that if it cost so much then is no way it can be compared to 720p LCD TV. This is not really how it works and that is the topic of this guide.

What does 1080p and 720p stand for?

1080p resolution – stands for 1920X1080 pixels resolution which offer twice the resolution that 720p does

720p resolution – typical resolutions known as “720p” are: 1,366×768 pixels, 1,280×720 pixels or 1,024×768 pixels

The letter “p” from 1080p and 720p stands for progressive scan.

1080p is better?

Well…yea… it’s better, but is it worth the extra $? That depends of what you want to do with your LCD TV, so please answer yourself this questions:

Are you going to use your LCD for gaming proposes? Do you own a Play Station 3 or a X-BOX 360 (the only game consoles that are compatible with this technology, also Play Station 3 has a Blu-Ray Player )? Are you going to use your LCD TV for professional graphic and video editing?

I bet that most of you answered no to these questions. I also bet that many of you are planning to enjoy movies from a DVD player and not from a Blu-Ray Player, so what you should really do is buy a 720p LCD TV and spare the extra bucks.

Also you will use your LCD TV to watch regular televisions and you should know that the majority of networks still broadcast in formats that provide the same level of quality in 720p resolution as well as in1080p resolution.

But if you answered yes to those questions then you should probably take in consideration spending more cash and buying a 1080p LCD TV.

What is the price difference?

The difference in price between 720p and 1080p rises directly proportional with the screen size. If for a 32-inch LCD TV the difference it’s around $250-$300, for a 50-inch LCD the difference it’s around $700-$800. As the years go by we expect the gap between 720p and 1080p to slightly diminish.

720p vs 1080p – What content is available?

Regular television networks broadcast their high-def in 720p or 1080i, and there is a small chance that they will jump to 1080p anytime soon.

For gaming we have two consoles that are 720p native but they have titles that are made for 1080p resolution. The consoles are PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360.

The best way to enjoy 1080p resolution is from a Blu-ray player.

720p vs 1080p – “The test”

What is the best way to see the differences between 720p and 1080p? Test it!

Test 1: So we put side by side a 720p LCD TV and a 1080 LCD TV playing the same movie from a Blu-ray player. What i can say is that i was not hypnotized by the outcome but the difference is noticeable if you take in account optimal viewing distance. Ok, I have noticed the difference but I was looking for it…so to get rid of this aspect i had some people watch that didn’t know about the test. The outcome? They said that is the same thing. So if you are planning to buy a 1080p then you should really read the LCD TV screen size & viewing distance guide.

Test 2: Metal Gear Solid V 1080p vs 720p Screenshot Comparison: Will the Old Gen Version Have Lower Resolution?

Below you can see two screenshots released in 1080p, with barely visible aliasing and soft shadows. You can click on each picture to see the full size version.

Note: the shot at the top of the post is just an artistic rendition to showcase the concept, and it’s not representative of the actual looks of the game.

And just below there’s the pair in 720p. The platform showcased has not been confirmed, but the shadow are rougher and textures show a lower resolution, matching what said by Director Hideo Kojima himself about the PS3 and Xbox 360 version.

While the screenshots still look good, aliasing is very evident, especially if you observe the barbed wire on the wall and the spotlights.

The resolution of the game on PS3 and Xbox 360 hasn’t been confirmed yet. All we know for sure is that they’ll run the game at 30 frames per second as opposed to the 60 of the next generation version. Will they also have a 720p resolution as opposed to the 1080p of the next generation consoles? We can’t confirm it for now, but the 720p screenshots seem to match everything Kojima-san said about the version on current generation consoles.

Of course we’ll have to wait for an official announcement or a pixel count of the released game to be sure, but it’d take a development miracle for machines that are now seven and nine years old to run this game at a 1080p native resolution, even if only at 30 frames per second.

720p vs 1080p – Conclusion

There is no one that can tell you what to buy. In the end it’s all about your needs.
Read this guide and figure out what you want. Is the 1080p what serves you best? Then by all means buy it! Don’t get cheap and remember: you should stay at the optimal viewing distance to enjoy this great detail and use a Blu-ray Player. If 1080p isn’t what you need, then buy a 720p LCD TV and with the money you save buy a good set of speakers or why not…buy another LCD TV for the kitchen.


Monday, February 24, 2014

2016 Best Video Converter Review for All Tablets and Smartphones (Android, Apple, Windows RT/Pro)

Summary: Which Video Converter is the best Movie converting software in 2016? The article will give you 2016 Best Video Converter Review. Now choose the best one to get all kinds of films onto your Tablets and Smartphones (Android, Apple, Windows RT/Pro).

This year is positioned to be a banner movie year with continuing traditions in the horror and action thriller genres and new plot lines that will keep us on the edge of our seats. All though it is tough to say right now if the 2016 movie year can compete with last years record breaking year.  

With many feature Films are released In 2016, many video lovers tend to watch their favorite movie files on Tablets and Smartphones (Android, Apple, Windows RT/Pro) with high resolution and wide screen. However, with the popularity of various video files, you will have more and more issues with the format limitation. So this comes with many Video Converters on the market.

There have been many reviews about the best video converters so far. But most of them give the video converters for Mac high evaluation only regarding to their easiness, available options and price tag while underestimating the video converting speed as well as its output video quality customers concern extremely. So in this article, we've picked up the top-rated video converters with their features, easiness, speed, video quality and price all considered.

1. Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate (Win/Mac)

Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate is an all-in-one program which will provide you the ultimate solution to rip recent released DVDs and convert any video (including TiVo) and DVD to MOV, MKV, MPG, AVI without problem. Also it support adding external subtitles. The program is free as a time-limited offer.


  • Rip DVDs and videos to MOV, MKV, AVI, MPG, VOB, WMV, FLV, etc with fast speed.
  • Helps edit video and add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to DVD movies.

Price: 0

Requires: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1

2. Video Converter (Win/Mac)

It can can work as the powerful iPhone 6 Video Converter for Win/Mac. With this best Video Converter and Editor for Mac, users can finish SD/HD video converting and editing process with fast speed and high video qualtiy.

Overall, this app offers an easy way to transcode virtually all video and audio types, camcorder HD footages and TiVo recordings to desired video/audio format for portable multimedia devices, HD media players or video editing software, such as:

  • Devices: iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad Mini, iPod 5, etc.
  • Players: Apple TV 3, WD TV, PS3, Xbox 360, Popcorn Hour, Xtreamer Ultra, Dune HD Base 3D, Iomega ScreenPlay MX HD Media Player, NETGEAR NeoTV Max Streaming Player(NTV300SL), Asus O!Play Mini Plus, etc.
  • Video Editing Softwares: FCP, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, etc. Plus, you are allowed to freely customize and personalize the conversion files through its settings and options in order to get an individual output in your own way.

  • Support nearly all HD/SD video and audio formats
  • Edit videos, trim/crop/merge/split, add watermarks/subtitles/soundtracks/video effects
  • 6X faster conversion speed with GPU acceleration technologies available
  • Compatible with any Tablets & Phones, HD Media Players, video editing software
  • Best TiVo/DVR to MP4/MKV/WMV/MOV Converter
Price: 35

Requires: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1

3. Video Converter Ultimate (Win/Mac)

Served as the top all-in-one Movie Converter for iPhone 6, you can easily enjoy Blu-ray/DVDs movies on smartphone/tablets with family and friends; playback family’s memory video on computer &tablets &smartphones &other devices, or smoothly transfer your camera footage to editing program without any format problems, etc. All can be finished with this Video Converter Ultimate.


  • Backup your Blu-ray/DVD discs for longtime preservation
  • Transfer Blu-ray/DVD movies to smartphones, tablets, Xbox/PS3, etc.
  • Convert videos/footages to various video formats
  • Change 2D/3D Blu-ray/DVD/Video to 3D videos for playback
  • 6X faster conversion speed
Price: $65

Requires: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1

From the review above, you can clearly learn about the features of each tool. Choosing the best Movie Converter 2014 will surely give you wonderful movie entertainment on all Tablets and Smartphones (Android, Apple, Windows RT/Pro). Without worrying about any format limitation. Hope you love this roundup!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Choosing The Best 4K XAVC Xideo Converter For Converting XAVC (S) Video Files

Have heard about 4K XAVC or 4K XAVC S format? How to get the best 4K workflow on PC and Mac? Now this article will help you to choose the best 4K XAVC Video Converter for converting XAVC (S) Video Files.

XAVC has been developed as an open format, which means that manufacturers other than Sony can develop their own products based on the technology. Sony then developed another version of XAVC— XAVC S—to put 4K workflows in reach of more and more users in the consumer market as well. XAVC S supports 4K, HD, and proxy workflows, and also utilizes the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec.

It's just as easy to work with XAVC and XAVCS footage in Vegas Pro 12 as it is to work with any other footage, but most media players and portable devices can't support high quality 4K XAVC or XAVC S files loading successfully, then using and external tool is the first step if you want to get any XAVC (S) Videos & Movies playable on PC and Mac.

Luckily 4K XAVC(S) Video Converter comes up to help you! Featured with the most advanced converting technology, Pavtube Video Converter provides the most reliable and professional 4K solutions to all format issues including 4K camcorders, 4K TVs and 4K movies, etc. The Mac version is 4K(S) Video Converter for Mac.

How to convert  XAVC (S) Video Files to compatible and playable format on PC & Mac?

Free Download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate:

Step 1: Add video files.
Install and launch it the best 4K Video Converter.

Click “Add Video” to load video source. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate supports video formats and codec like H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, Xvid, TS, AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, TOD, M2TS, MTS, MOD, VOB, TiVo and some other codecs.

Step 2: Select output format for converting video to media players and portable devices.
To convert all kinds of video for Android/Windows/iOS Device, click the dropdown list of “Format” and set a correspoding format.

You are recommend you to choose “Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4)” which could fit on media players perfectly.

Tip: You can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 3: Convert 4K XAVC (S) Video Files.
Click “Convert” button to start convert 4K XAVC or XAVC S videos to mp4 format for most mp4-friendly device. After conversion completes click the “Open” button to find the converted files.

Now the converted videos can be put onto Tablet or Smartphones for entertainment.

Well, this XAVC (S) Video Converter is the best app for you transfer the video or music in any format for viewing with the best video nad audio quality. By using video converter from Pavtube, you are able to play 4K XAVC & XAVC S video files perfectly. It is know as the best 4K XAVC Video Converter.

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Comparison with MP4 and XAVC S from Sony HDR-AS100V

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Top 5 Free FLV to MPEG Converter

Summary: Are you seeking the best tool for converting your FLV files to MPEG file format? Here lists top 5 free flv to mpeg converter for you to choose from.

You may like watching videos on YouTube, it is a great enjoyment for its vivid and vivacious nature that tempt you further to watch them time now and again. Alongside, there are many other online destinations as well that allow you to watch and download FLV videos. In order to make the most of such motion pictures with crystal clear quality, it would be better to convert them to MPEG for playback or editing.

Then you will need a professional an ideal Video Converter for you to do the fast conversion. Now look at the top 5 Free FLV to MPEG Converter as below, see what's the difference and choose the best one now!  

1. Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate (Windows)

"I would like to say a big thank you! I have some flash video which are download from Youtube. I searched free video converters on the web and  have discovered your website. The free products on Pavtube FaceBook Page can transcode my flv files to mpeg! Now i convert all my flv files to MPEG easily and i can watch them with my family on the TV screen. Your free flv to mpeg converter is the best!"

This free Video DVD Converter Ultimate can helps to convert any video (including TiVo) and DVD to MOV, MKV, MPG, AVI with ease and fast speed. I don't see any difference in the ouput video files. After converting, you can play the converted videos on your desired media player. The entire conversion process needs you to go through few simple steps. Easy-to-use and work on a stable platform. It is reliable and effective.

After upgrade to full version, you can get more desired profiles for editing or playback.

2. Format Factory (Windows)

This is a free windows based application for doing FLV video file to MPEG file format conversion. Becides that, you can convert any videos to MP4, 3GP, MPG, AVI, WMV and SWF file formats.

More functions:

  • Rip DVD files to video and rip audio files from CDs.
  • Repair damaged files, restoring them to a playable condition.
  • Compresses the file size, making them smaller and it supports over 60 languages.
3. iSquint (Mac)

iSquint is an iPod video conversion app for Mac OS X. It's many times faster than QuickTime Pro, works with almost all popular video formats, and it's infinitely free-er. It's also really easy.
The New version 1.5.2 of iSquint has certain new features such as the inclusion of "Debreaker". This allows damaged files to be repaired and replayed. For small files that play so fast, they are no longer taken to be error.

4. Free MP4 Video Converter (Windows)

DVDVideoSoft is an independent developer of multimedia software programs for video, audio, photo and image processing. This contains lots of free software to download. Ranging from FLV to MPEG converter, YouTube to DVD converter, Video to MP3 converter and an FLV to MPEG converter. These are all free applications that are great alternatives to the paid ones. This video converter is reliable and safe, suitable for the conversion of video and audio files and burning them to CDs.

5. Online Video Converter (Online Converter)

This is an online based video converter. There is no need for down loads and no email verification. The ease and convenience of using this application makes it a desired option. Better still, it is also free to use. It comes with a video tutorial that explains in details how this application can be used.

Now, having your best choice for the FLV to MPEG converion? Hope your a happy FLV video entertainment!

More video tips:

Top 5 Free Online MTS to MOV Converter
Top 5 Free Online AVI to MOV Converter
Top 5 Free Online MKV to AVI Converter

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Adobe After Effects Renders Taking Forever? You Can Speed Them Up with Network Rendering

If you don’t have the latest and greatest system (and even if you do), there is a great way that you can actually speed up your renders in Adobe After Effects. If you’ve got another computer system or two hanging around collecting dust, you can put those machines to good use by setting up Network Rendering in AE. Check out the tutorial below from Aetuts+ to get the full scoop and get your renders flying:


It’s great that the other machines don’t need another license of After Effects to actually participate, so you can take as many systems as you want and as long as they are on your network, you can get Network Rendering up and running. Faster is faster, so even if it’s an older system, shaving off a few minutes from a render can be a big deal in the end (especially if it means you can go home early, or move on to something else sooner).

Check out this link for more information on different render setups in AE.

Who has set up Network Rendering? What would you recommend if you’ve faced any issues?


How to Set Up AE for Network Rendering on Multiple Machines — Aetuts+
Automated rendering and network rendering — After Effects Help

Monday, June 10, 2013

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.

Free Download and Trial for Windows or Mac

Free Trial on Windows
Free Trial on Mac 10.5 & 10.6
Free Trial on Mac 10. 7 & 10.8

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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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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sony PMW-400 XAVC camcorder Review -XAVC video format latest news

Sony gave its XAVC codec another boost at NAB in Las Vegas with the introduction of a new broadcast camcorder that supports it. It also extended XAVC downwards for prosumer and consumer users. In other news, Sony also introduced a new studio/OB camera. 
The new PMW-400 shoulder-mount camcorder (pictured above) is an “affordable” broadcast camera with three 2/3-inch high quality Exmor CMOS sensors – boasting good low-light sensitivity of F12 at 59.94Hz and F13 at 50Hz. 

Like the popular PMW-500, it supports all current SD and HD 4:2:2 broadcast workflows based XDCAM EX using the .MP4 and .AVI codecs (including MPEG2 HD422@50Mbps, HD420@35Mbps or 25Mbps, MPEG IMX@50Mbps and DVCAM), recording to SxS memory cards, MemoryStick, SD card or XQD card (FAT32 formatted). It can also record .MXF broadcast files can on SxS and XQD cards (UDF formatted).
The camera, which will be available from August, is also future-proofed by supporting the new XAVC codec to offer 10-bit HD422 recordings, including XAVC Intra frame 10-bit HD422 100Mbps and XAVC Long GOP 10-bit HD422 (low bit rate) – although only up to 25p or 30p in HD (naturally, 4K is not supported).

The PMW-400K comes with a 16x zoom HD lens, while the PMW-400L ships without a lens. Both feature: a high resolution 960x540 colour LCD viewfinder; 3DNR noise reduction processing (to give a typical signal to noise ratio of 60dB); an internal flash band reducer to avoid the disconcerting rolling shutter effect that shows camera flash on part of a frame (which will arrive via a firmware update); gain selection from -3dB up to +42dB maximum gain; dual SD/HD-SDI parallel outputs, HDMI out, Time Code in/out and Gen-lock input.

In a throwback to almost forgotten tech it also has an i.LINK (DV – four-pin FireWire) input and recording.

Power consumption is about 23W with LCD, viewfinder, lens and microphone.

“We’ve designed the PMW-400 to acquire high quality, clean images especially in low-light environments. It’s very ergonomically-balanced, easy to operate and includes features that make it fit seamlessly into various types of productions and workflows. This really opens up new opportunities around cost efficiency and flexible shooting to achieve the desired results,” said Fabien Pisano, Strategic Marketing Head, Sony Europe.

The camcorder can also allow live logging from a tablet or smartphone via WiFi. If you add the new CBK-WA100 wireless adapter, content can be wirelessly uploaded via ftp to a customer’s server or cloud service via the 3G/4G mobile phone network.

An optional CBK-CE01 50-pin interface converts the shoulder camcorder to a system camera (for studio/OB use), offering compatibility with CA-TX70 digital triax and CA-FB70 fibre adapters.

New XAVC S format for prosumers

Sony has announced a prosumer/consumer version of the XAVC codec. It is a Long GoP (Group of Pictures) format, and will deliver 4K at 4:2:0 (ie with less colour information) and HD at 4:2:2 (which is the broadcast standard for colour information – giving enough data for high-quality chroma keying). This high-efficiency version of the codec has been designed for the broader content production market. Besides serving the consumer market, XAVC S, which employs an MP4 (H.264) wrapping format, will also help to expand XAVC, to help encourage the growth of 4K content in the consumer market.

The XAVC S profile will encompass: 4K (3840 x 2160), HD, and Proxy resolutions; MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression; the MP4 wrapping format; and both Linear PCM and AAC audio. Each manufacturer signing up to support XAVC S will be able to decide which profile and operating point of XAVC they will implement in their products.

XAVC is an open format, and was designed to help promote and establish 4K content production. A license program is proposed not only for editing software manufacturers but also for hardware manufacturers. Currently, more than 60 manufacturers have filed a request to become a licensee, and 31 manufacturers’ products plan on their support for the Sony XAVC format and workflow.

The current list includes: Abekas, Adobe, Assimilate, Astrodesign, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Cinegy, Codex Digital, Colorfront, CyberLink, Digital Vision, EVS Broadcast, Fairlight, FilmLight, Final Cut Pro X, Firefly Cinema, Grass Valley, Harris Broadcast, IBEX Technology, Imagination Technologies, Matrox, MTI Film, Pegasys, Quantel, Rohde & Schwarz DVS, Rovi's MainConcept, SAKURA EIKI, Sobey Digital Technology, Sony Vegas Pro 12, YoYotta, and Zaxel Systems.

Digital triax transmission

Also at NAB, Sony unveiled the latest in its HDC-2500 range of studio/OB cameras. The HDC-2570 HD Portable Camera with three 2/3-inch Power HAD CCD sensors, has a digital triax transmission interface that allows the transmission of 1080p or 2xSloMo signals (1080i – at 100 or 120fps) over triax cables.

“From speaking to our customers we know that while the adoption of fibre optic transmission systems is growing, many existing venue infrastructures are still triax based,” said Claus Pfeifer, Strategic Marketing Manager, Sony Europe.

“We believe customers should be able to generate outstanding content, regardless of what setup is in place. Our Digital Triax Camera System uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver broadcast quality content at 1080 50p/60p through traditional triax cables, with extremely low latency. The system is also extremely flexible, a key factor in sports production, making it easy to switch from triax to fibre as required.”

The same technology is being extended to the existing HDC-2400/2500/2550 system cameras via the new HKC-TR27 digital triax adaptor side cover (pictured above).

There is also the HDFX-200 external converter box that interfaces with triax to fibre to enable the digital signals to feed into the HDC-2000/2500 Camera Control Unit (CCU) via conventional triax cable, while the HDTX-200 field converter box (available end of August) allows a quick change from fibre to triax transmission for HDC-1500 Series or HDC-2000 Series system cameras that do not have HKC-TR27 digital triax adaptor technology.


Related guides:

XAVC and Premiere Pro workflow
Import Sony F55 XAVC to FCP
Upload XAVC for sharing
Burn XAVC to DVD

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Premiere Pro Tutorial: Create Highly Stylized Looks in Your NLE

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


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

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

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

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

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