Sunday, September 15, 2013

Get FCP X work with Panasonic AG-HPX300 preserving multi-tracks

Summary: Anyone figured out how to import Panasonic AG-HPX300 MXF footage to FCP X? FCP X support P2 mxf files or not? The easy workaround aims to tell you how to get HPX300 MXF P2 mxf recognised by FCP X with preserving multi audio tracks.

I have some files recorded with a Panasonic AG-HPX300. They are MXF recordings in AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD codec. How can import them to FCPX 10.4? The key point is I don't want to loss any of the audio channels that I recorded with two microphones. Is that any work flow for this?

Panasonic AG-HPX300 recording files in MXF format. Although FCP X says they have native support for MXF files, in fact, is doesn't support P2 MXF files well from AG-HPX300. And many users will fail to import Panasonic AG-HPX300 P2 MXF footage in FCP X directly as above.
my knowledge, the simplest way to solve the incompatibility problem is just to convert Panasonic AG-HPX300 P2 MXF file to FCP X compatible format like Prores. mov. And in order to accomplish the goal without losing any tracks during conversion, come and meet this multi-audio track MXF Converter for Mac which can easily convert Panasonic AG-HPX300 MXF to Prores will all audio tracks preserved. And follow the step-to-step guide as below.

1. Connect your AG-HPX300 P2 camera to Mac and keep it on; get this multi-track MXF to FCP Converter installed. Now follow the top left two icons to load individual mxf or in batch. 


Please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder’s P2 card. See MXF file structure on Panasonic’s P2 card as below. Pavtube iMixMXF is able to recognize audio tracks from ‘AUDIO’ folder automatically, which ensures the generated Prores .MOV files have both image and sound correctly.

2. Click "Format" and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the most compatible codec for FCP X editing.

3. Click "Settings" to free select needed video/audio tracks.

Check the tracks you need and left others unchecked, thus you can get Multi-track MOV with your needed audio streams. Note there’s a mix into one track icon on the bottom, it will combine all your checked audio tracks into single one.

With this Pavtube iMixMXF program, you can also add some personal subtitles in it like this which makes the play backing much easier:

4. Click the red "Convert" to easily convert Panasonic AG-HPX300 multiple video/audio track MXF to ProRes for FCP X. 

Just let it go and wait for a while to get this fresh hot multiple audio track ProRes MOV for FCP  X editing on Mac. 


Pavtube also have a Mac MXF to FCP converter program for users that do not need to deal with multi-track video/audio files; only $29 is needed atm. Refer to here to quick look this MXF Converter for Mac.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Easy way to edit Sony F55/F5 XAVC files in Sony Vegas, After Effects, Pinnacle,Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker

Summary: Do you've got or have you ever heard about Sony PMW-F55/PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K digital cinema camera? Now just follow the article to convert Sony F55/F5 XAVC on Windows for editing in Sony Vegas, After Effects, Pinnacle,Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker, etc.

After the successful sale of PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 all over the world, Sony keeps on developing more new models so as to gain more market share and to solidify its position in the already-full HD cameras market. XAVC is a video format introduced by Sony on October 30, 2012 and records by F55 & F5 camcorder. It supports resolution (4096 * 2160 and 3840 * 2160) at up to 60 fps. To record videos, XAVC is among the most advanced formats.

With every new camera, come many new questions about workflow. The term "workflow" can be fairly broad, but today I am looking at the helpful tips for importing Sony F55/F5 XAVC footage into various non-linear editing systems (NLEs) on Windows plantform like Sony Vegas, After Effects, Pinnacle,Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker, etc.

If you're working with XAVC on Windows, you will find the Sony F55/F5 XAVC files are not supported well by Windows PC.  In order to import Sony XAVC footage into Sony Vegas, After Effects, Pinnacle,Cyberlink, and windows Movie Maker for smoothly editing, we can render to the third-party software to help convert XAVC to AVI/MOV/WMV/MPG–Windows native format. This is the best way to assist XAVC users with Sony F55/F5 XAVC Windows editing workflow.

To achieve our goal, the quickest and easiest way is to use the easy-to-use yet professional software called Pavtube HD Video Converter (currently on sale with 20% off), with which, we can effortlessly and flawlessly transcode Sony F55/F5 XAVC footage to AVI/MOV/WMV/MPG for Sony Vegas, After Effects, Pinnacle,Cyberlink, and windows Movie Maker editing. It is safe to install and easy to use. And you can enjoy the powerful edit function, like trim, crop, watermark for text, image and video, 3D effect, subtitles and so on. Now free download and follow below step to convert Sony XAVC files on Windows for editing in Sony Vegas, After Effects, Pinnacle,Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker.

Step 1. Load Sony F55/F5 XAVC files.

You can choose "add video" directly or "load files" to add the whole folder.

Step 2. Select output format for video editing software.

Click "Format" menu and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg)",or select WMV/MOV/MPEG-2, you can also choose "HD Video -> AVI HD Video (*.avi)". Finally, click the file icon beside output bar, and choose a destination folder for saving output files.

Step 3. Edit loaded Sony XAVC files.

Click "Edit" button and you are allowed to trim, crop, add text/image/video watermark or some effect to your output video for making it perfect. Here the function of adding subtitles to output files will contribute to make your own videos. You can use free software Subtitle Edit to edit your subtitle content then add it to output videos.

Tips: Click "Settings" on the interface and you can adjust the parameters including size, bitrate, frame rate, etc. to get a high quality of output files. And keep the settings the same as original video recordings will provide you the least loss of video quality.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding Sony F55/F5 XAVC footage for editing in Sony Vegas, After Effects, Pinnacle,Cyberlink, and windows Movie Maker. When it completed, click the "Open" button to get the generated videos for your editing software.

More features about this Sony Ultimate XAVC Video Converter:

1. Rip and convert Blu-ray and DVD including 1:1 backup Blu-ray/DVD movies to PC hard device for future needs.

2. Directly Copy feature will save 100% intact .M2TS main movie from original BD disc.

Now you can easily import and edit Sony F55/F5 XAVC Footage to Sony Vegas, After Effects, Pinnacle,Cyberlink, and windows Movie Maker. Just have a try! If you are a Mac user, you can go to the 20% off Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Panasonic HPX250: Rewrapping MXF to Quicktime MOV on Mac

Description: It mainly introduces how to play Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF files with QuickTime player. If you are facing the problem to play P2 MXF on Mac smoothly, this article will show you a way out. 

I'm on the verge of purchasing a HPX250 camcorder in the coming days. I'll use AVC-Intra for production work, but I can't see the raw P2 mxf footage from the camera when loading into QuickTime Player on Mac. My problem is going to be getting the HPX250 MXF files translated to a format which QT will support. What is the best workflow?

From above, you can see the MXF file from Panasonic AG-HPX250 is not a friendly format for QuickTime player on Mac. In fact, without advanced tools, it was impossible to for QuickTime to distinguish Panasonic AG-HPX250 incompatible MXF footage.

To watch
Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF video on Apple QuickTime on Mac, you need to rewrap the MXF files to QuickTime compatible MOV video firstly. Here Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is know as the best and fast MXF rewrapping tool that can help you convert any P2 MXF file to QuickTime video on Mac with super fast speed and excellent quality.  

Becides, it is capable of converting MXF files to a variety of other formats like Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, DVCPRO, MOV, MPG, M4V etc. You can also choose to convert to some built-in mobile devices and editing software, such as iPhone 5, iPad 4/Mini, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Let’s go to try efficient workflow with an easy-to-use interface.

At first, download and install the MXF to MOV Converter, and then follow the guide for how to rewrap Panasonic HPX250 MXF to QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac.

1. Load MXF files

There are two ways for you to load MXF files: Load MXF video or Load the whole MXF folder .

2. Select MOV for QuickTime player

Click "Format" menu to find "QuickTime Movie Format", and then choose the format you want.

Tips: You can click "Settings" on the interface, some video and audio parameters for output can be changed like bitrate, frame rate, channels, etc. Definitely keep default settings is able to bring you a wonderful video if you are not good at settings.

3. Convert Panasonic HPX250 MXF to QuickTime MOV

Click "Convert" button to start P2 MXF to QuickTime Conversion. It will not take much for conversion. Once completed, click the "Open" button to locate the output MOV files for QuickTime player to playback smoothly on Mac.

Tips: If you want to convert to MOV file with all multiple audio tracks preservation, Pavtube iMixMXF can help you to get it done. With it you are allowed to preserve all or any audio tracks for output MOV and mix the multiple audio tracks into one if you need. 

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Trouble with importing .mov files from Canon 6D into FCP X

In this article, you will know how to import Canon EOS 6D H.264 mov recordings to FCP X on Mac OS X, and edit with best Prores 422 codec.

Canon EOS 6D is the world's smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR. If you're in the market for a full-frame DSLR for ultimate technical quality and super-fast autofocus for action, but don't want to pay extra for (or carry the weight of) the 5D Mark III, the 6D is about 95% of the 5D Mark III for a lot less money. The EOS 6D is built around a new Canon CMOS sensor, which offers a pixel count of 20.2MP. In concert with the DIGIC 5+ processor it offers a standard ISO range of 100-25600, expandable down to 50 and up to 102,400.

The MOV files Canon 6D outputs in encoded by H.264 high-def streams, which is different from QuickTime mov or others. Many traditional nonlinear editing programs on mac do not support H.264 codec directly, such as FCP, iMovie, Adobe premiere and so on. To load Canon 6D H.264 MOV to FCP X, you need to convert them into FCP  preferred video format firstly.

Now come and meet this Canon MOV Converter for Mac. I downloaded the Trial Version of Pavtube and converted some clips taken with Canon 6D .mov. After that, I have successfully import the converted clips to Final Cut X.

This Canon MOV to FCP Converter is not only able to convert organized videos files, but also able to deal with various videos and audios in batch. No need to install third party plug-in, no need to fix the settings manually; just import, choose FCP preset, and click Convert. It's just as simple as that. The software does a good job in editing H.264 .mov files directly in FCP and also easily convert Canon 6D MOV video to iMovie/FCE etc. You can also remux, Trim, cut, split, mix videos, overlays, also add 3D effect to Canon 6D H.264 footages. Now mac 10.8.3 is supported, feel free to have a try!

How to Convert Canon 6d HD MOV to iMovie/FCE with AIC MOV

Step 1. Connect your Canon 6D camera to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MOV files to Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2. Add Canon 6D 1080p H.264 MOV videos to Mac Canon Video Converter.

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

Step 3. Choose FCP X ompatible format.

Click the "Format "option, you can choose Final Cut Pro>Apple Prores 422 Codec(*.mov). 


Step 4. Now click the big red Convert botton and wait for a while to get the fresh hot converted video. Click Browse to locate them directly. Ok now the transcoded files now are ready for editing Canon 6D MOV in Final Cut Pro X.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Convert Canon MXF to Final Cut Pro X keeping multi audio channels

Description: Here we will offers you an easy and step-by-step workflow to convert and mix Canon multi audio channels MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP X editing.

Question: "Hi, I filmed using Canon xf305 camera using 2 clip mics and want to edit in Final Cut Pro X. I’ve tried several programs but always loss some of the audio channels. Pls I need to edit both the original two channels in FCP X. How can I solve this?"

Answer: I also ran into this problem when editing my friend’s wedding video. From Apple official website I know that apple prores codec is best for FCP editing on Mac. So before importing Canon MXF clips to FCP 6/7/X, I tried to convert Canon MXF to Final Cut Pro X compatible format ProRes 422 .mov.

Did a lot search and tried some editing applications but not very satisfied for the transcode speed, quality or audio tracks saving.  Recently found a program on mac named iMixMXF from Pavtube and it work well in converting Canon multi audio channels MXF to Final Cut Pro X till now. It is the best Mac multi-track MXF Converter and MXF Mixer.

Follow this step-by-step guide; you can easily accomplish the task within a few clicks.

Step 1. Get this Mac multi-track MXF Converter installed, click "Add video" to load individual mxf videos; or click "Add from folder" to load the entire folder. It will recognize all the audio channels.

Step 2. Click "Format" and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)


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

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

For non-multi-track converting, it's also supported to add .srt/.ass soft subtitles as you like; click Edit and switch to "Subtitles" tab, and click Browse to locate your prepared subtitles.

Step 4. Click "Convert" to start converting multi-audio channels Canon MXF to multi-track Apple ProRes for FCP X.

Tips: In Pavtube converted video, we can see both the audio tracks saved separately as original, and we will also find the timecode is kept for FCP X.


Pavtube iMixMXF
($45) is a powerful MXF Converter for Mac program will all audio tracks preserved in MKV, MP4, MOV for playing and Apple ProRes for FCP editing.

If you prefer to work with single audio channel and do not need to multi-track integration feature, you are suggested to try Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (only $29).

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Best method to change video format from mts to swf

Have the need to convert MTS to SWF? Now get the most efficient software- Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to accomplish this task with lightening speed and exceptional output quality.

Now I have stored a lot of MTS videos in hand from some HD Camcorders. What I would like to do is to share my happy moment with more and more people over the Internet. So how to get these mts shootings more compatible for uploading?
As we konw, to play, upload and share the mts videos over and over again is somehow very trouble. You may find many videos with SWF format on the websites like YouTube. SWF is an Adobe flash file format used for multimedia, and it has become the dominant for displaying "animated" vector graphics on the Web. So, as an alternative, you can try to change video from mts to swf so that you can easily sharing your mts files on the web.

As for the problem of how to convert mts to swf, there are quite a few ways to do it. But the easiest and quickest way is to use Pavtube MTS to SWF Converter for Windows and MTS to SWF Converter for Mac which owns powerful converting functions and flexible editing functions.

With this software, you can deal with the mts format including converting mts to other popular video format like mts to mov, mts to wmv, swf to vob, swf to mp4, in which way, you are enabled to convert MTS to SWF with no limitation.

As for the flexible editing functions, like cutting off the unnecessary part, adding watermarks including text, image and video, adding 3D effect, and so on. And attaching subtitles to output video can be achieved here. You can add subtitles to your favorite movies which have no subtitles or add subtitles of native language to the foreign movies in order to fully enjoy the movies. Such a great job!

The following is the detailed information on how to convert MTS to SWF on Mac with the help of Pavtube MTS to SWF Converter for Mac, the windows workflow is as the same. At first, please download the program here and install it on your Mac.

Step 1: Import MTS footage.

Run the Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, click "Add video" to load mts recording videos to the program, or also support to drag and drop mts files to the program.

Step 2: Choose SWF format.

Go to choose the proper format what you need. Click "Format" to choose "Flash Video > SWF-SWF Format (*.swf)" or other popular format you want.

Step 3. Attach subtitles to a video/movie.

Find "Edit" icon and then click it, you will find video editor. There you can Trim, Crop, Add watermark and Effect. Above all, Subtitle can be added here.
Step 4. Customize the output format

Click "Settings" to customize the video and audio settings. For video settings, you can adjust Encoder, Frame Rate, Resolution, Aspect Ratio and Video Bitrate. For audio settings, you can adjust Encoder, Sample Rate, Channels and Audio Bitrate to meet your needs.

Step 5. Start MTS videos to SWF Mac Conversion.

Click "Convert" button to start conversion. The conversion from mts to swf which will be done in amazing fast speed, which costs you a few minutes thanks to its advanced feature and easy-to-use interface.

After conversion, go to find the converted .swf files with subtitles by clicking "Open" button. In this way, you will change video format from mts to swf with ease and successfully solve the mts video sharing problems.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Convert .mts files from Sony NEX-7 to work with iMovie on Mac

Summary: Follow this article you will know how to convert and import Sony NEX-7 AVCHD MTS to iMovie compatible format with the best MTS to iMovie Converter on Mac.

In the middle ground between DSLRs and point-and-shoot lies a vast plain filled with all manner of tweener cameras, in all variants of shape, size, price, and quality. Until now, no one has nailed the whole package, but so far the smartest middle ground — smaller body and price, but without losing too much quality or manual control — has been Sony's NEX line.

The NEX-5N and NEX-C3 are excellent cameras, with big sensors in small bodies, but the NEX-7 is the flagship member of the line. The $1,349 shooter has a DSLR-sized, 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, a built-in electronic viewfinder, a tilting LCD, 1080p video recording, and a solid set of manual controls. It's built to run with the big dogs, and priced like it too — can it keep up? And could you actually buy the NEX-7 instead of a DSLR?

For many experienced Mac users, what they are concerned most is how does the Sony NEX-7 mts files work with Mac. As for NEX-7, you will get all kinds of options when shooting video: it can record in 1080p and 1080i at 60 frames per second, or 1080p at 24fps. You can shoot in AVCHD or MP4, though MP4 video is an odd 1440 x 1080 resolution. You can also shoot video in a variety of different manual modes, meaning you can change shutter speed, aperture, and the like both before and during video recording.

But AVCHD format is not well supported by iMovie, Final Cut and other software on Mac, you may encounter many problems when you try to import and edit them in FCE, iMovie and FCP. If you want to import and edit Sony NEX-7 MTS in iMovie, you need to convert Sony MTS to iMovie best supported video format, like Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) MOV format, you can follow the steps below and learn how to convert Sony NEX-7 MTS videos to AIC codec for iMovie editing smoothly.

1. Free Download Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. This software can convert Sony AVCHD MTS video to iMovie compatible formats or other common formats.

2. Install and run this MTS to iMovie Converter. Click "Add Video" to load the .mts files from Sony NEX-7 to the Mac Converter.

3. Click format column to choose the output format for iMovie. Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)", it's the best format for iMovie - to import Sony NEX-7 MTS to iMovie.

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

Tips: To get 1080p full hd video qualtiy, you can click to set video resolution to1920×1080.

5. Click convert button to start.

The Mac MTS to AIC Converter will convert Sony MTS footage for iMovie quickly. It can also help you to convert Sony Alpha NEX-7 mts for importing into FCP. After conversion, you can successfully work with Sony NEX-7 MTS video in iMovie as you want.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Canon intros PowerShot G16, S120, SX170 IS, SX510 HS point-and-shoot cameras

Canon's got a handful of incremental updates to detail, including a selection of PowerShot point-and-shoots. Now it announced the release of four new PowerShot cameras: the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS.

Overall, The G16 is the priciest of the bunch, ringing in at $550. This model, which is set to ship in October, replaces last year's G15, and includes a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, 5x 28-140mm f/1.8-2.8 optical zoom lens and 1080/60p video capture. Next up is the S120, retailing for $450, also in October. This pocketable S110 replacement includes a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, 5x 24-120mm f/1.8-5.7 optical zoom lens and 1080/60p video capture. The SX510 HS is the cheapest of this premium bunch, with a $250 MSRP. This superzoom, expected in September, packs a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, a 30x 24-720mm f/3.4-5.8 optical zoom lens and 1080p video.

These cameras feature advanced DIGIC imaging technology and the ability to achieve faster autofocusing speeds than previous PowerShots. The G16 and S120 also feature the new Star mode to capture the brilliance of a starry night sky, while the new Background Defocus mode allows users to soften the background of their images.

For the connected photographer, the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS digital cameras come with built-in WiFi that allows for outstanding quality images and video files to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, to a PC, or on their compatible iOS or Android device through the free Canon CameraWindow app. All initial setup can be accomplished from a smart device or computer, allowing for easy photo sharing on-the-go.

The PowerShot G16 is the first PowerShot in the G-series that comes equipped with built-in WiFi, the G16 has the ability to share images and video to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and email. The PowerShot G16 features a 28-140mm wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 – f/2.8. The G16 is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor for enhanced image quality. The PowerShot G16 also features improved AF times and reduced shooting lag over previous G-series models. The G16 has continuous shooting speeds of 9.3 frames-per-second. The G16 also captures 1080p Full HD video, and includes built-in stereo microphone and HDMI output.

In addition, the camera’s creative handheld HDR Scene mode automatically combines multiple shots of a scene to help create an image with a greater dynamic range without the necessity for a tripod. The G16 also features dials and controls similar to those on Canon’s EOS DSLRs. It’s also compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes and other accessories.

The PowerShot G16 is scheduled to be available in October for $549.99.

The PowerShot S120 features a 24-120mm extra-wide angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. It’s equipped with Canon’s HS System and allows for continuous capture of up to 12.1 frames per second at 12.1-megapixels. The S120 also records 1080p Full HD video and includes built-in stereo microphone and HDMI outputs.

The PowerShot S120 is scheduled to be available in October for $449.99.

The PowerShot SX510 HS camera has a 30X optical zoom 24mm wide-angle lens, intelligent IS technology, a 12.1 megapixel CMos sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor. The SX510 also records 1080p Full HD video and built-in WiFi. The camera’s Zoom Framing Assist automatically maintains the correct distance from a subject using face recognition.

The PowerShot SX510 HS is scheduled to be available in September for $249.99.

The PowerShot SX170 has 16x optical zoom with a 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilization. The SX170S also features high-speed AF, an intelligent IS system, a DIGIC 4 Image Processor and a 16-megapixel sensor and 720p video. The PowerShot SX170 IS also has a 3-inch LCD screen and an ergonomic bod.

The PowerShot SX170 IS is scheduled to be available in September for $179.99.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Encode/Render Canon T3i .mov files to Prores 422 for Final Cut Pro 7

Q1: Ok I'm really interested in buying the Canon T3i beacuse it has great video quality and its fairly cheap....I'm a newbie to FCP and shoot videos with a Canon Rebel T3i. Obviously, I can copy the .mov files from the SD card to my Mac and edit in Final Cut Pro 7, but it's a bear (slow rendering time and whatnot) and I'm never impressed with the video quality output once I'm done rendering. The files are 1280x720 format, 60 fps. How to import without rending? Any compressor to convert my files to a more FCP-friendly file?

Q2: Canon T3i is perfect and I'd rent one for a wedding, and I am stuck with working with Final Cut Pro 7. Cause as it stands now any time i go to Log and Transfer and try to import files i get messages like FCP doesn't recognize format or something like that. What I'm wondering is their a program out there that can convert the video files of a T3i to a file format that can be read in Final Cut Pro 7.

The Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D is new of the remarkable digital SDL cameras. And reading previus discussions, we learn that many folks are eager to find a best Canon T3i video converter to get the T3i camera recognized in FCP 7.
At first you should know that Canon T3i records its movies as .MOV files using variable bitrate H.264 compression, which is much more conservative of memory card space, but not fit for editing in FCP 7. To help you to get Canon T3i mov files editable in Final Cut Pro 7, Pavtube Canon MOV Converter for Mac is the first choice for you to make smooth videos for editing in FCP 7. It makes it easy to convert Canon T3i MOV footage to ProRes 422 for FCP.

Encode/Render Canon T3i H.264 mov video to Apple ProRes 422 Codec for FCP 7

In order to process Canon T3i MOV footage fast and seamless in Final Cut Pro, it requires that the H.264 .mov videos to be transcoded into Apple ProRes codec, which is the best intermediate codec developed specifically for seamless Final Cut workflow.

Step 1. Load H.264 .mov footage to Canon H.264 MOV Converter.

Transfer h.264 encoded .mov files from Canon T3i camera to your Mac HDD via USB cable. Run Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Canon MOV to FCP Converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mov footage.

Step 2. Set a FCP friendly codec (e.g. Apple ProRes 422) as export format.

Click on "Format" bar and set a FCP friendly codec in dropdown-list. You are advised to follow "Final Cut Pro" template and choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as export format.


1. H.264 codec has a much higher compression ratio than Apple ProRes, so the ingested files are significantly larger than the original files.

2. If you prefer smaller file size, choose "Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)" instead.

3. The "Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)" format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.

Step 3. Set possible best quality for FCP 7 editing.

Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like.

E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features. Or set "original" in video bitrate drop-down list to keep best quality. You may skip this step as well as default format works well with FCP too.

Step 4. Start the process to convert Canon T3i mov files to ProRes 422 for FCP by clicking the big "Convert" button.

  • Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly.
Now you have got it right, feel free to import and edit Canon T3i mov files to Final Cut Pro 7.

Additional editing features of the Pavtube Canon MOV to ProRes Converter:

1. Combine files together- check the files to be merged in file list and check 'Merge into one' box beside 'Settings' button.

2. Deinterlace- click 'Editor', switch to 'Effect' tab, find 'Deinterlacing' box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.

3. Thumbnail- click 'Snapshoot' button when previewing the video. Click 'Option' to set the image format of screenshots.

4. Trim a section of the movie- click 'Editor', switch to 'Trim' tab, and input time point in start and end box.

The Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac supports a more variety of DSLR cameras than you expect – including Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 60D, Rebel T4i, Rebel T2i, Rebel T5i and Nikon DSLR cams. Pavtube Video Converter reads standalone .mov files from Canon memory card. You don't need the full card structure, just pick up what you want to keep.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Transfer Sony PMW-320 XDCAM MXF Content to FCP X or FCP 6/7

Follow this article, you will get the best solution to convert XDCAM MXF to FCP friendly Prores 422 codec, then you can easily solve Sony PMW-320 HD422 MXF editing problems with Final Cut Pro X and FCP 6/7 on Mac.

Sony is pleased to announce the introduction of the new PMW-320 XDCAM EX Camcorder. This new ½” shoulder mount camcorder joins the award-winning XDCAM EX product family of professional Solid State Recording acquisition tools. This new camcorder inherits all of the advanced creative recording features of the successful PMW-EX1, PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX3 and the PMW-350 camcorders, and also offers several enhancements such as improved low light capability as well as SD recording as a standard feature.

Similar to the PMW-350, the PMW-320 supports multiple frame rate recording such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P and 25P as well as being 1080i/720P switchable. Sony PMW-320 XDCAM camcorders' video format is MXF, using MXF footage on Mac is a big problem.

As XDCAM MXF format is not compatible with FCP X or FCP 6/7, if you want to edit Sony PMW-320 XDCAM MXF in Final Cut Pro, you'll need to download and install the Sony XDCAM Transfer Software. While, if you haven’t install these XDCAM import Plug-in for Final Cut Pro correctly, it’s still hard task to transfer Sony XDCAM media to FCP X or FCP 6/7.

Well, here is an easier way, that is, to convert Sony PMW-320 MXF video to FCP native ProRes 422 codec. To accomplish this goal, you just need a XDCAM to FCP Converter for Mac to help you. It can fast convert Sony PMW-320, PDM700, PDM-F800, PMW-100, PWM-200 camcorder XDCAM MXF to Apple Prores .MOV for editing in FCP X or FCP 6/7 without quality loss. It is an easy-to-use while high-efficient.
  • For users who need to deal with multi-track XDCAM MXF file, refer to the guide here.
Free download and install it, and this guide will tell you how to solve Sony PMW-320 HD422 MXF editing problems with Final Cut Pro X and FCP 6/7 on Mac step by step.

1. Install and launch this XDCAM to ProRes Converter. Import Sony PMW-320 XDCAM MXF footages to the converter

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.Start convert Sony PMW-320 XDCAM to ProRes for FCP editing on Mac.

Click the "Convert" button to start conversion. The conversion processes will transcode Sony PMW-320 XDCAM MXF to ProRes MOV videos to be compatible with FCP X or FCP 6/7 editing.

After conversion, you can import video files and projects into Final Cut Pro without any trouble. Congratulations! You have successfully taken the first step to make your own masterpiece.

With this Sony XDCAM to ProRes Converter, you can easily change Sony PMW-320 XDCAM MXF files to FCP X or FCP 6/7 for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your XDCAM footages to FCP in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Converting Canon XA25 MTS recordings to Apple FCP and Aperture 3

Summary: In this tutorial, we intend to elaborate how to enable Apple Final Cut Pro and Aperture 3 to work with AVCHD MTS clips taken by Canon XA25.                                               

The XA25 is a compact, high-performance Professional camcorder designed specifically for "run-and-gun," ENG-style shoots with enhanced I/O connectivity. The XA25 offers a unique combination of high-precision optics, outstanding image processing, multiple Recording formats, flexible connectivity and intuitive User features.

The camcorder features both MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs at up to 1080/60p Resolution for virtually blur-free, high-quality capture of fast-moving subjects. Dual-band, built-in Wi-Fi technology allows easy FTP File transfer and Upload to the internet.

I have a ton of footage a client brought in that was shot on a Canon XA25 HD camcorder. They are .MTS files. I don't see any timecode on them. I need to get them into FCP and Aperture 3 to edit with. But FCP/Aperture 3 does not see this kind of format and will not import. Anyone have an efficient workflow for this?

Why would you meet the trouble? Because FCP, including FCP 6/7 and FCP X, and Aperture 3 cannot support the native AVCHD footages from Canon XA25. In order to transfer MTS files from the XA25 to FCP and Aperture 3, you need to transcode the MTS to ProRes 422, FCP and Aperture 3 compatible video format. 

Luckily, we found an app called Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, which is a versatile and professional AVCHD to FCP Converter, tired it and succeeded. 

Overall, it is not only the best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can aid you to convert Canon XA25 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP and Aperture, but also designed for fast transcoding, deinterlacing AVCHD MTS footage from Canon, Panasonic, JVC, and Sony full HD AVCHD camcorder/cameras that makes the MTS editing work much easier with Non-Linear Editing Systems on Mac.  

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Easy Guide on Converting Canon XA25 MTS recordings to FCP and Aperture 3

1. Download Pavtube AVCHD to Prores Converter for Mac, it's an professional AVCHD converter on Mac which can convert Canon XA25 AVCHD files to different formats.

2. Install and launch this AVCHD Converter for Mac. Import the 1080p .mts footages from Canon XA25 to the converter.

3. Click "Format" bar to choose output format, you can click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the best codec for editing in Apple Final Cut Pro and Aperture 3.

4. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click settings button. Adjust the resolution and others as you need.

5. Click convert button to start the Canon XA25 AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV conversion.

With Pavtube MTS/M2TS converter for Mac, you can easily convert Canon XA25 AVCHD files to Apple Final Cut Pro and Aperture 3 for editing with Prores 422 codec MOV format.

After converting, you can import videos to Final Cut and Aperture 3 for editing as you want.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Import Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF files to FCP and Burn FCP projects to DVD on Mac

Summary: Follow this post to know how to import Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF to FCP for editing and burn FCP projects to DVD on Mac, hope it can solve you P2 mxf to FCP problem and dvd burning solution.

Every time that there is a need to hire a better camera it seems that everyone is hiring the Panasonic HVX200 and not the Sony EX1. So I have not had a chance to see how the HVX200's 4:2:2 with 720p helps with my Blue or Green Screen filming. I know that the EX1 produces a cleaner and better picture than the the Panasonic – or so I am told – but the colour decimation is 4:2:0, hmmm. But here is the Panasonic HPX170/171 that also has a much better picture but with 4:2:2 colour decimation. So this will be my best choice.

However, there cames another problem- How to import Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF footages into FCP for editing smoothly on Mac?

The thing is, FCP does not work perfectly with the Panasonic P2 MXF codec. As far as I know, to solve the P2 MXF importing problems, the most important piece of the equation is that transcoding Panasonic P2 Card MXF files to a FCP's supported video format, like Apple ProRes (422).

If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac which is entitled as a top P2 MXF Converter. It supports encoding Panasonic P2 and Canon MXF files and Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP native format so that you can easily import the Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF recordings to FCP for editing on Mac.

So follow the quick tutorial below to transcode Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF to FCP compatible format and then edit in FCP or burn to DVD on Mac.

Part 1: How to import Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF files to FCP? 

  • For FCP X users, pls make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files only without video. You can download it from here:

1. Free download Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac trial version, install and launch it.


2. Click "Add video" or "Add from folder" icon to load Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 MXF files into Pavtube application.

3. Select Final Cut Pro friendly output format.

Apple ProRes 422 is considered as the best format for FCP, so you are recommended to choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as target format from "Format" > "Final Cut Pro".

4. Start Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 conversion.

Click the big "Convert" button to start encoding Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro.

When completes, locate the converted MOV files from target file path by clicking "Open" icon.

Now, open up Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…to select and load the generated ProRes 422 MOV files to FCP for editing use.

Part 2: Burn FCP projects to DVD on Mac

Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac adds support for MXF files burning, it can burn single file or folder structure videos, you can burn MXF/FCP projects to DVD disc in few steps, just follow it:

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

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

3. Preview Created DVD-Video and click burn button to start burning.

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