Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Workflow: Samsung NX1 4K H.265 to Sony Movie Studio 13

In order to make the Samsung NX1 4K H.265 recordings friendly with Sony Movie Studio, this following article can offer you some effective ways.

Hello guys! It’s not a bad idea if you are enjoying the 4K recordings with your Samsung NX1 camera! Cause this kind of 4K camera has shot the footage encoded by H.265 codec, which is the newest codec standard that not be fully spread in this video codec area. So editing your 4K H.265 recordings to Sony Movie Studio 13 must trouble you a lot, right?

Comparing with the H.264, what advantages can H.265 bring to us?
In general, H.265 has several big advantages over H.264, including better compression, delicate image and bandwidth saving. Small size, higher quality, that’s the highlight h.265 codec brings to us. For more detailed differences, please read H.265 vs H.264 comparison table.

Efficient way of converting H.265 to MPG to make it suitable for Sony Movie Studio 13.
Among all available H.265 video converters in the market, not all video converting tools can hold the new H.265 codec videos well. Fortunately, the famous Pavtube Studio has claimed that their upgraded version has claimed the Pavtube HD Video Converter(version can support the H.265 codec well. Let’s get more details on how to work it well:

Step 1. Load your Samsung NX1 H.265 recordings.
Launch the H.265 Video Converter and open the main interface, normally, we can click the ‘Add video’ and ‘Add from folder’ to add the source recordings. Of course we can also drag the files in this program. Batch conversion is also available.

Step 2.Choose suitable output for Sony Movie Studio 13
Then we are going to come to the top important step, select the best output one for Sony Movie Studio 13. Tap the ‘Format’ bar on left of the preview window, drop down the output list, nearly on the bottom of the list, we suggest to find the ‘Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas’>>’MPEG-2 (*,mpg)’ as the best. Also, MOV and WMV you can have a try.

Tips: Encode other videos to H.265? Let me show you the way. Choose the ‘HD Video’ on the output list, could you see the ‘H.265 HD Video (*.mp4)’ there. That’s what you want. What I need to mention you is H.265 codec on one hand brings the higher quality and smaller size, on the other hand, it also need much more time to wait for the conversion result.

Step 3. Optional function for advanced users
Still Pavtube studio keeps the ‘Settings’ item down for those who wanna more adjustments on their output videos. To adjust the video codec, video size, bitrates or frame rate or some audio channels, why not take around of this function?

At the end of the page, if you have finished the preparation work, go back to the main interface, hit the big red button ‘Convert’ on the main interface, it’s time to get our job started. More details about this upgraded version you can take this article review for a reference.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Let’s Get Closer to HEVC (H.265) & H.265 Transcoder

This guide below can easily take us closely to the latest codec H.265 and what’s more, we can got a best way of encoding H.265 videos well.

Brief introduction of HEVC/H.265 codec videos:

With the development of more and more video codec types, recently, the H.265/HEVC codec has become the hottest one online, do you have any message about it? H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a video compression standard, a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), that was jointly developed by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG). HEVC is said to double the data compression ratio compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC at the same level of video quality.

How could we play our H.265/HEVC videos for nice enjoyment?
Some users may wonder that if there are any players or devices to support H.265 videos since the H.265 videos are not popular. Frankly, according to the research, the vast majority of mainstream player developers are launching the technologies for playing H.265 videos. By means of searching on Google, you will find plenty of players support H.265 video playback. Moreover, some manufactures even market their H. 265 video converter.

According to the statistic data comes from the third party, it is obvious that portable devices and computers in support of playing H.265 video are widely spread and the shipment is on rise. This indicates that H.265 video will be very popular in the future. As the leading video tool developer, I don’t know if you have noticed that the Pavtube Studio has announced that they can encode or decode the H.265 videos nicely?

Best H.265/HEVC transcoder ---Pavtube HD Video Converter(Version
Cause there are not so many editing apps or media players can support the H.265/HEVC videos yet for now, we here introduce the a upgraded HD video converter to you, which has a strong ability of transcoding this new H.265 codec to other common ones. More upgraded details you can open here.(Upgraded changes)

Step-by-step guide on working this H.265 video converter well
Step 1, From the official website, you can download the latest version and install this program according to its instructions. When you get into the main interface, two buttons on the left corner you can load your source H.265 files in, ‘Add video’ and ‘Add from folder’. Batch conversion is also supported well.

Step 2.Cause this program ca encode the H.265/HEVC files, so it is freely to load your files in. Then, wanna the suitable output to transcode H.265 codec to common ones for playing on handle devices or media players? Let me give you the ‘H.264 MP4’ as the example. Come to the ‘Common Video’, three types of H.264 codec we can choose as our favorite, ‘H.264 Baseline/Main/High’.

Tips: Usually, we choose the ‘H.264 High Profile Video’ as our best for advanced devices, if you still own older device, maybe the ‘H.264 Baseline Profile Video’ could be your best.

Step 3.Still, there are some other functional items you can take around, such as the ‘Edit’, here we can edit your output files with a nice enjoyment, right? Such like the ‘Trim’, to decide where to start and where to end. ‘Crop’ to remove your unwanted video edges, or ‘Subtitles’ to add some explanations, etc. Switch into to the ‘advanced mode’, more items you can find here.

Finally, back to the interface, if you have finished the preparation work, why not click the ‘Convert’ to start your conversion job? More details about this H.265 codec, you can open this guide to know more here. Any other suggestions or opinions you can leave as comments below.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Surprise for Pavtube Upgraded Windows Products! H.265/HEVC or XVAC Codec Supported!

Good news for everybody! Thanks to the Pavtube Studio, we can realize our hope to enjoy the super high quality videos encoded by H.265 or HEVC. During this 2014 Christmas holidays, it is indeed a big Christmas gift for everyone who loves shooting high definition videos, right? Let’s find more details about this great job!

Tips: Development and prospect of Pavtube Studio---News for Upgraded H.265/HEVC Converter!

Main new features we may be interested in:
1. H.265/HEVC encode supported
2.H.265/HEVC decode supported
3.Support MXF in XAVC Video Codec
4.Add H.264 baseline/main/high output profiles

What Windows products are upgraded well?
For videos:
Pavtube HD Video Converter
Pavtube Video Converter
Pavtube MXF Converter
Pavtube MXF MultiMixer
Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter

For DVD and Blu-ray:
Pavtube BDMagic
Pavtube ByteCopy
Pavtube DVDAid

Both for Videos and DVD/Blu-ray:
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

What is HEVC(H.265)? 
High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is the latest generation video compression standard. This standard was developed by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG), through their Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC)
HEVC is also known as ISO/IEC 23008-2 MPEG-H Part 2 and ITU-T H.265
HEVC provides superior video quality and up to twice the data compression as the previous standard (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)
HEVC can support 8K Ultra High Definition video, with a picture size up to 8192×4320 pixels

The benefits of H.265
H.264 has been a huge success. It’s a flexible codec standard that’s used by streaming services, satellite providers, and for Blu-ray discs. It’s scaled remarkably well since it was first proposed and is capable of handling 3D, 48-60 fps encodes, and even 4K. The Blu-ray disc standard doesn’t currently include provisions for some of these technologies, but the H.264 codec itself is capable of handling them.

The problem with H.264, however, is that while it can handle these types of encodes, it can’t do so while simultaneously keeping file sizes low. A new standard is necessary to push file/stream sizes back down while driving next-generation adoption, and that’s where H.265 comes in. It’s designed to utilize substantially less bandwidth thanks to advanced encoding techniques and a more sophisticated encode/decode model.

With the popularity of H.265(HEVC) and XAVC, more and more users are fond of enjoying this high resolution videos. So in this way, Pavtube Studio has offered us an efficient way when meeting troubles in editing incompatible H.265 videos in NELs or play on media players. Pavtube products I think that can do you a big favor.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Share Tips on How to Enjoy HD MKV Movies on Apple TV/2/3

Got a hobby of enjoying HD movies on Apple TV/2/3? In following article, several pieces of suggestions there we can take to play HD MKV movies on Apple TV

Though we always look the Apple TV as our favorite playing studio, some special videos which encoded by container format is not available. MKV is such a typical one. Just be a good reader and you can get several solutions how to enjoy our MKV movies on Apple TV or play on QuickTime/iTunes below. We are looking forward to enjoy the effective measures.

Why Apple TV can attract all our attention:
It is a tiny digital media player which allows you to enjoy a whole world of movies, TV shows, sports, music, and more. So far, the latest version of Apple TV is the third generation, in up to 1080p HD. The device also plays content from any Mac OS X, iOS device or Windows with AirPlay or iTunes.

  • Apple TV is compatible with the following video formats:
  • H.264 up to 720p at 30 frames per second (1st & 2nd generation);
  • H.264 up to 1080p at 30 frames per second (3rd generation);
  • MPEG-4 up to 720x432 (432p) or 640x480 pixels at 30 frame/s;
  • Motion JPEG up to 720p at 30 frame/s.

Depending on your source files, we would like to offer you three main steps of playing MKV movies on your Apple TV/2/3.

Play the MKV file on a Mac and use AirPlay Mirroring
Remuxe the video file so that it’s compatible with the Apple TV
Transcode/Re-encode MKV files with Pavtube Video Converter for Mac

More details about the three methods we may take a close look:
A: AirPlay Mirroring
A nice and easy way, if you have a modern Mac, is AirPlay Mirroring. Basically, this means that you play the video with your Mac (for instance with VLC) and just mirror your display to the Apple TV.
Details here: AirPlay Mirroring and AirPlay Mirroring: Tips for improving Performance .The big advantage is that you can instantly start watching your video.

B: Remuxing the MKV video
In most cases, the container format (.mkv) is the problem, not the video and audio stream inside. Then remuxing helps. It’s means that you don’t touch the video and audio streams. You just put an exact copy of them into a new container which is supported by Apple TV. This works for all videos, that have compatible streams inside that are encoded for instance with H.264 and AAC.
For remuxing use a software like Subler. Open the .mkv file, select the streams and pass them through to a .m4v file. This doesn’t too long because it’s just “copying files”. You should prefer remuxing to transcoding because you leave the streams untouched and avoid losing quality.

C: Pavtube Video Converter for Mac---Transcode MKV to MP4 for Apple TV
If the video or audio stream in your MKV file isn’t supported by Apple TV, you have to re-encode it. This means converting the streams to a different codec, bitrates or resolution and save it in a compatible container file format (like .m4v). This is time-consuming and could cause a loss in quality. More specific conversion steps:

From the website, we can download and install the program successfully, with the ‘Add video ‘and ‘Add from folder’, we can easily import our MKV files. Come to the output list, we can find the ‘Apple TV’>>’Apple TV H.264(*.m4v)’, which could be the best one for playing on Apple TV. Like the following screen shot shows below. After that, we can also go around the ‘Settings; or ‘Edit’ to adjust our output videos for a nice enjoyment? Finally, just hit the ‘Convert’ button on the main interface, with a high conversion speed, we won’t wait a long time to get the output M4V files. Such an easy operation job to work with, right?

Stream MKV to Apple TV via AirPlay or iTunes
Via AirPlay: Firstly, to use AirPlay, you need to prepare one of the following devices: iPhone 4 (or later), iPad, iPad mini, or iPod touch (4th generation or later). Add the converted MKV movies to iTunes and sync to your iOS device.
Secondly, be sure iOS device and Apple TV are in the same Wi-Fi network; start play the video on your device, and then swipe up from the bottom of your device screen to access Control Center and tap AirPlay; finally, tap the name of the device you want to AirPlay to.
Via iTunes: Firstly, add the converted MKV videos to iTunes. Then, go to iTunes > Preferences, choose Apple TV, and make sure "Look for Apple TVs" is selected.
Secondly, on your Apple TV, choose Settings > Computers > "Connect to iTunes," and note the passcode displayed; in iTunes, select the Apple TV (below Devices), and enter the passcode.
Thirdly, click the Summary button and select one of "Automatic Sync" and "Custom Sync".
Now, all content are streamed to Apple TV for enjoyment. Could you image an easier way to do this than Faasoft MKV to Apple TV Converter? Good luck!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Let’s Change Sony NXCAM 3D MTS into SBS MP4 for a Playback

In a hurry to search for a best way to convert your Sony NXCAM 3D MTS files to Side-by-side MP4 for a playback on Nvidia Nisision Set? Answers are allowed below.

Do you wanna enjoy your 3D MTS recordings on Mac?

Before we start the talking, do you know that with the popularity of 3D technology, more and more camera manufactures have produced different kinds of 3D cameras. Sony NXCAM 3D camcorder is such the typical one. However, as most 3D recordings have the special codec, so more measures we should take if we wanna watch such 3D MTS videos on Media Players like Nvidia Nisision Set, etc.

Tips: Here are some best 3D cameras introduced to you if you love enjoying 3D video so much. Not a 3D video lover? just convert your MTS files to common videos such as MOV, AVI, etc on mAC.

Detailed introduction of Sony NXCAM 3D Camcorder:
It has two 12x Sony "G" lenses (10x in 3D mode) Optical Steady Shot image stabilization; a 3.5-inch lenticular LCD display, which allows you to monitor the stereo effect wihout special glasses. But as a single-body handheld 3D camcorder, the professional NX3D1 brings several innovations to the table for this emerging class of camcorders. It was loved by so many Sony lovers.

Note: Besides for playing 3D MTS recordings, we may also meet some troubles when importing 3D MTS files to popular editing tools, such as FCPiMovie/FCE, etc.

Play Sony NXCAM 3D MTS videos on Nvidia Nisision Set with SBS MP4 format?
In order to enjoying the perfect effects with 3D enjoyment, some users are fond of watching 3D videos on Nevidia Nisision or on the 3DTV. So cause we cannot smoothly import our 3D MTS videos to Nevidia Nisision for a nice playback. We strongly suggest you to convert your 3D MTS to Side by side MP4, which is compatible for this player. Here the Pavtube 3D MTS to SBS MP4 Converter for Mac could do you a big favor.

Necessary guide on how to convert your 3D MTS to SBS MP4 on Nvidia Nisision Set:
As soon as you install the program on your computer, open the main interface and there are two buttons we can click to import our 3D files. ‘Add video’ and ‘Add from folder’ can load your files in individual clips or a complete folder. Also, I have to mention here this program can support the batch conversion so do not worry about your batch video clips.

For the second step, choose the suitable output to fit the 3D media player? Just come to the output list to select the ‘3D Video’>>’MP4 Side-by-side (*.mov) 3D Video(*.mp4). as the best one we mentioned above.

Do you wanna a simple advanced editing when enjoying your 3D movies? Come to the ‘Settings’ button to set your own style. For example: The "Trim" feature allows users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion. The "Crop" facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image. Check Enable, you can add images or videos as ‘watermark’ onto selected video file. The location can also be set by dragging on the preview screen.

When you come to the final step, just hit the ‘Convert’ button on the main interface to get your work started. With the 6X faster speed, it won’t take you so much time of waiting. Thanks for reading and we sincerely hope the guide can help you a lot.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Troubled in Adding MP4 to iTunes library? Here We Go!

Why our MP4 files failed in adding to iTunes library? In the following page we can learn more details on how to change the different MP4 codec and make them accepted well with iTunes library.

Generally speaking, for most Mac users, they only know that MP4 may be the most compatible format for iTunes or some other Mac devices such like iPad, iPhone, etc. What they didn’t know much is the hot extension, MP4 if encoded by different codec, they also will be failed when importing to iTunes, upload on YouTube, or edit in  FCP do you know? This is exactly the reason why we usually cannot add MP4 files in iTunes.

Expand knowledge of MP4 format could be allowed here: MP4 is widely used for saving media data and can be found in lots of places online or off line, which means, you may download MP4 videos from video sharing sites such as YouTube and Fox, or shared some MP4 videos from others. But the problem with MP4 is, when you plan to add MP4 videos to iTunes library, you may be able to do this, but may be unable to. That why we have the first topic above.

iTunes supported file specifications are listed below:

What could we do to solve such problems? Well, iTunes surely can recognize the MP4 videos but only in the condition of compressing with the supported codec like MPEG-4 or H.264. So here we can make this situation clearly, how about encode the incompatible MP4 to the suitable codec like MPEG-4 or H.264? A MP4 to iTunes Converter could help you out of this situation.

First you need to download, install the great Pavtube Video Converter for Mac(Windows version) correctly according to the right instructions. What I have to mention here is this MP4 to iTunes video converter has optimized presets to let you set output format both compatible with iTunes but also with your corresponding Apple device. Besides, you can just edit your MP4 video to make your own movie by trimming, adding effects, adding subtitle, etc. Below are the steps on how to convert and import MP4 videos to iTunes library with ease.

Let’s convert MP4 files to the compatible iTunes MP4 codec:
Simply drag-and-drop your MP4 video to the program window or click “Add Video” button to load MP4 files. This MP4 to iTunes Converter supports batch conversion to import multiple files at a time. Additionally, with the ‘Merge into one file’ button, we can easily combine our video clips into one.

In order to click the supported MP4 codec for iTunes library, let’s come to the otput list to pick one best. For iTunes? Just click the ‘HD Video’ item, two guys there both you can choose as the best. ‘HD Video H.264(*.mp4)’and ‘MPEG-4 HD Video(*.mp4)’ are available. Look as the following screen shots.

Finally, when all the settings are in place, you can press the Convert button to start the process of converting MP4 to iTunes. After doing this, the program will complete the necessary tasks and you can watch the conversion progress to know when the process ends.

As usual, when you get the compatible format for iTunes, you should launch the iTunes and click ‘File’ > ‘Add Files’ to Library to add the converted MP4 files to iTunes library. After that, you can play the MP4 files in iTunes smoothly or sync them to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. for playing on the go.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Good Advice on Playing MKV on Mac with QuickTime or iTunes?

If you have no ideas on how to watch your MKV files on Mac with QuickTime or iTunes, why not move on to know more details below. Several main solutions are offered below which we can take as reference for watching MKV movies smoothly on Mac.

When you tried to open WMV files on your Mac QuickTime, something wrong would happen there along the lines of ‘This is not a movie file’ This gets really annoying if you come across a MKV files for a playback on Mac, right? As an open source container format developed by Matroska, MKV can hold different types and unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks in one file. However, it is not associated with the QuickTime player or some other NELs. Or even enjoy MKV movies on Apple TV? Fortunately, some good solutions are offered here:

Solution1.Perian---A nice plugin for playing MKV on QuickTime

Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats like the MKV. When you’ve had Perian installed, you have to quit QuickTime completely and then restart it. Note that you don’t just close the QuickTime Window; in fact, it’s still running in the background. To do this, QuickTime can update its format and encoding library.

Note: If the Perian plugin is no longer working in your Mountain lion or Mavericks, there is another doable workaround. You can take this article for a reference about how to watch MKV on Mac Yosemite and Maverricks.

Solution 2.VLC Media Player---Play MKV well on Mac
As one of the best free MKV players on Mac,  it can also play various other regular video/audio formats, including AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, FLV, MPEG, etc. and even DVDs and CDs. With it, you don’t need to install any codecs or filters to play MKV videos on Mac

Solution 3. MPlayer OS X---Handle MKV files well
Media Player Classic is another great free MKV video player for all the Mac users. This player emerged out of the Google Codes project as an attempt to create an all-round player. MPlayer OSX is a simple but powerful video player designed specifically for Mac and can handle MKV playback. 

To play MKV files with it, you need to first install the updated Matroska Pack: run Media Player Classic and click View > Options to disable Matroska and then install the latest Pack. After that, you can add the MKV videos to it and start playing them on your Mac without any troubles. In addition to MKV, MPlayer OS X can also play AVI, MOV, RM, MPEG, DVD, etc. files.

Another Popular Solution: Pavtube Video Converter for Mac
If you don’t want to install so many different media players on Mac, have you ever thought of converting your MKV files to MOV or MP4 as the compatible formats for QuickTime or iTunes? This program can easily help you convert MKV to MOV,MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV, etc. popular video formats on Mac while keeping the video quality. After the conversion, you ca easily play MKV using QuickTime on Mac for another way.

Free download and install this program with general ways. Open it and when the main interface pops up there, just click the ‘Add video’ and ‘Add from folder’, we can easily import out original MKV files. For QuickTime, we can choose the ‘Common Video’>>’MOV QuickTime (*.mov)’ as the best one.

While for iTunes, maybe we should change with another way, as we all know iTunes supports the MP4 for the best as we here suggest the ‘HD Video’>>’H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) to be the most suitable one.

Of course you can here click the ‘Convert’ button to get your work started or we can also take around the ‘Settings’ or ‘Edit’ for advanced adjustments. Additionally, if you have no ideas on how to import files to iTunes, here we have the related guide offered for you.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Nicely Edit Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD in iMovie

Follow this guide below you will get to know the MTS to iMovie solution. Now keep on reading the info about how to convert Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD to iMovie for editing without rendering.

Edit Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD in iMovie

I recently bought iMovie to konw if my Panasonic x920 is compatible with it. I tried importing all my .mts files but iMovie cannot recognize this kind of file. We are wondering if anything simple workflow to help with this? This is a question that many AVCHD users may meet, why does it happens? The problem lies in the unsupported codec. AVCHD is a non-standard format that most NLE cannot accept. So in order to get theses Full HD AVCHD files from Panasonic HC-X920 to perfectly work with iMovie, we need to convert Panasonic AVCHD to iMovie native and preferred format like AIC .mov. 

I tested one MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac on the market with a single AVCHD .MTS clip from my Panasonic X920 Camcorder. The transcoding appeared to work fine. However, once I batch processed a number of clips together (about 3.5GB in total size), the resulting transcoded footage was choppy and not as good as the original sample I had tested.

While looking for the most reliable AVCHD converting tool to transcode HC-X920 recorded AVCHD videos to edit in iMovie, I find this Mac Panasonic AVCHD to iMovie Converter from Pavtube Studio, with which you are able to convert Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD to AIC codec quickly, and easily make HC-X920 HD camcorder AVCHD video footage editable on iMovie on Mac. Below is a simple instruction for you to import and edit Panasonic HC-X920 MTS to iMovie on Mac. For those 3D lovers, do you want to change 3D MTS movies for playback?

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Free Mac MTS/M2TS Converter in App Store with FIVE stars

How to Transcode Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD to iMovie for editing without rendering?
Step 1. Import HC-X920 MTS/M2TS files.
Click the add button to import the AVCHD resource files from X920 to Pavtube MTS/M2TS converter for Mac. Then the files will be listed on the file list tab, you can choose to check the properties of the video or preview it.

Pavtube MTS/M2TS converter for Mac

Step 2. Choose suitable output format for HC-X920 AVCHD to AIC conversion.
Click the format bar, and there will bemany output formats on the format list. You are recommended to choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".

Transcode HC-X920 AVCHD to AIC

Step 3. Convert Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD video footages to iMovie.
Click the "Convert" button and start to transcode Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD MTS/M2TS footage to AIC for iMovie.

When the conversion finished, you candirectly import the output AIC MOV files to iMovie for editing and make your movies. The importing needn’t any rendering because the AIC MOV isone of the compatible video formats in iMovie on Mac.

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Tips on Importing Panasonic HX-WA03 1080P Videos to FCP 7/X

Follow this guide you will know how to import Panasonic HX-WA03 1080p video to Final Cut Pro 7/X for editing with the best Panasonic MP4 to FCP Converter for Mac.

Panasonic HX-WA03 is the perfect travel companion for your next outdoor adventure or journey. This active lifestyle camcorder will work as hard as you and is ready to go anywhere. The HX-WA03 is waterproof, freezeproof, dustproof and is designed to fit firmly in your hand to deliver exceptional performance. Capture the tiniest details in 16-megapixel high-resolution still pictures and even 2-megapixel still images while recording a video by simply pressing the Photo Shooting Button.

Import Panasonic HX-WA03 Videos to FCP 7/X

The HX-WA03 renders images in breathtaking Full-HD (1920 x 1080)* beauty, so you can save your memories in stunning image quality and watch them on a big screen TV. It can shoot MP4 video with 1920 x 1080 pixels refers to video recordings with 1920 pixels in the horizontal direction and 1080 pixels in the vertical direction. It's great for us to take high quality images and record vivid full HD videos. 

If you have got the WA03 and use it to record 1080P video, you may have the need to edit WA03 MP4 in Final Cut Pro on Mac before sharing the videos with others. However, to tell you the truth, MP4 format is not easy to edit, many Mac users complained that they cannot load WA03 recorded MP4 videos in FCP smoothly, the main reason is the H.264 codec and MPEG-4 codec, which is not well accepted. 

FCP best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format. To solve the incompatibility problem, the best method is to convert Panasonic WA03 MP4 footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro, now you can follow the steps below to transcode WA20 MP4 to FCP X for editing.

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To achieve this goal, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is a program my friends recommended to me last year. I am working well with it, and you can try it yourself. With it, you are able to ingest Panasonic HX-WA03 mp4 videos into Final Cut Pro by encoding the MP4 to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) codec, which is naturally supported by Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X. 

Guide on Converting Panasonic WA03 MP4 footage to ProRes for using in FCP

Step 1. Add Source Videos
Launch the professional MP4 to Prores Converter, and then click “Add video” button to browse and load your source files. If you need to import an entire file folder directly, simply click “Add from folder” tab.

Step 2. Choose Output format
Go to “Format” menu and choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” or "Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)" as target format from “Final Cut Pro” option to work fine with FCP 7/X. (You can also transcode MP4 footage for editing in iMovie)

MP4 to FCP Converter for Mac

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step 3. Start Panasonic HX-WA03 MP4 to FCP Conversion

When the former steps finished, you can press “Convert” button to start rewrapping MP4 files from Panasonic WA03 to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP. Once the conversion process is done, click “Open” button to get the generated MOV files.

 The FCP X does not install the QuickTime Codecs automatically, so you need download and install the codec manually from here.

Step 4. Import the converted footages to FCP project

Launch the Final Cut Pro, choose from File menu > Import > Files… , you can follow this import video to fcp guide

In this way, you can effortlessly import and edit Panasonic WA03 MP4 files in Final Cut Pro smoothly.
Need to convert more various formats besides MP4, or convert DVD and blu-ray movies for backup or further playback? Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac can help you to accomplish both of them. It is integrated software for converting different videos, DVDs and blu-ray discs. Good news to you that you can get 20% discount at Pavtube Christmas Giveaway. Go to get it now.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Edit Nikon D5300 H.264 Footage in iMovie with AIC MOV Format

In this guide, you will learn how to import and edit Nikon D5300 recorded H.264 mov footages in iMovie smoothly on Mac by transcoding Nikon D5300 videos to iMovie AIC .mov friendly format.

Nikon D5300 is a mid-range model, designed for consumers looking for an everyday interchangeable-lens camera with good performance and solid image quality. The D5300 is Nikon’s first DSLR with built-in WiFi. Incredible color. Incredible detail. When it comes to preserving your most unforgetable memories, the D5300 delivers both.

The video will be recorded into MOV format as your required frame sizes and frame rates: 1920×1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p; 1280 x 720, 60p/50p; 640 x 424, 30p/25p. Can't find your cherished h.264 mov videos from Nikon D5300 when editing in iMovie?

Never mind, now with the best Nikon H.264 MOV Converter for Mac, you can convert/transcode Nikon D5300 MOV to a compatible format for iMovie on mac quickly and easily. After installing the first-class Nikon MOV to iMovie Converter on your mac, all the editing issues with Nikon D5300 mov footage and iMovie will be solved!
Step-by-step guide to learn how to convert Nikon D5300 1080p MOV to AIC for iMovie

Step 1. Download and install the Nikon MOV to iMovie converter on your Mac. Launch it and import your Nikon D5300 clips into it.

Step 2. Choose AIC as output for iMovie. Click on "Format > iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" format.

Step 3. Click on Settings to adjust audio and video parameters including video size, video frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, audio channel. (Optional)

Step 4. Start transcoding Nikon D5300 h.264 MOV to AIC by clicking on "Convert" button.

After the conversion is done, you can easily import and use h.264 mov footage from Nikon D5300 into iMovie. This is the quick and easy Solution to Solve iMovie Won't Import Nikon D5300 MOV Problem (Lion and OS X Mavericks included). Hope this article helps!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tips on Uploading GoPro MP4 Videos on YouTube

This article outlines the recommended workflow for uploading GoPro MP4 videos onto Youtube for sharing without any issues.
Uploading GoPro MP4 Videos on YouTube

Q: Why Gopro Video won't upload on Youtube?

Hello, I recently purchased Gopro Hero3 Black edition and recorded some videos but it wont upload on youtube. Everytime I try it gets stuck at "processing" and then later gives me error video failed to process. When I go to Video manager to check the error it says "Failed (unable to convert video file)". I don't know what format these videos are recorded in but isnt gopros default format accepted by youtube? 

At first I thought maybe its because I am recording in 1440p but then I lowered it down to 1080p @ 60fps that didnt work and then I called gopro and the guy suggested me try 1080p @ 30fps but that didn't work either. So any help on how can I fix this? 

PS: My Gopro is updated to latest update and im using safari browser to upload, also have tried firefox and chrome on mac to upload but same error. Havent tried to upload from windows PC but I doubt that's the problem... 

A: Although GoPro HD Hero series like GoPro HD Hero, GoProSurf, GoPro Motorcycle and GoPro Helmet cam can take high quality video, but there is some problems such as not showing the video only audio, unsupported file type when playing & editing GoPro HD video in MP4 format. If you want to upload your GoPro videos to YouTube, you'd better copy the files to your hard drive and convert and compress the MP4 from Gopro HD Camera videos to FLV, F4V,SWF files which can be supported by YouTube. 

To get the work done, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is a nice application for you. The program converts GoPro footage to editable formats (*.flv, *.f4v, *.swf, etc) and obtain HD quality (1920*1080, 1440*1080, 1280*720). 

With it, you are able to encode Gopro MP4 clips to Youtube compatible FLV/F4V/SWF format you need. It really is easier said than accomplished. What' more, this skilled Gopro MP4 Converter for Mac is also articularly made to fix the Gopro issues by converting MP4 from Gopro HD Camera to to use in different NLE apps or portable devices, such as FCP, iMovieAperture 3Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro CC/CS, iPad, iPhone, etc.

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Guides on converting Gopro mp4  files to FLV, F4V, SWF for YouTube

Step 1. Free download Gopro MP4 Converter for Mac, install and launch the program. 

Once you run it, click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button to load the MP4 files from Gopro HD Camera. When the footages are loaded to the program, you can preview the videos. 

Step 2. Select FLV, F4V, SWF as output format for playing and editing. 

Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. To maintain HD video quality, simply follow "Flash Video" -> "FLV-Flash Video Format(*.flv)". Or you can choosfe "F4V (*.flv)" or "SWF-SWF Format (*.swf)". 

Step 3. You can customize the A/V parameters based on your personal requirements. Adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate or codec to meet your requirement. 

Step 4: Start converting Gopro MP4 to FLV format. 

After the above steps are done, you can click "Convert" button to convert Gopro HD Camera MP4 footage to FLV,F4V,SWF format. 

The Mac Gopro Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple MP4 files and convert MP4 to FLV, F4V, SWF at one time. You may also merge them into one file by checking the box "Merge into one file" before conversion starts. After conversion you can click "Open" button to get the generated FLV, F4V, SWF files for playback or edit. 

In this way,you can upload your Gopro HD MP4 Video file on YouTube and share with your friends at everywhere and whenever. 

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Transcode Canon XF200 MXF to MOV for Editing in iMovie and FCE

In this article, you will get to know how to transcode Canon XF200 MXF videos to MOV for iMovie/FCE editing with keeping multi aduio channels on Mac

Further building upon the successful features of the XF105 and XF100 Professional Camcorders, the Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders support two recording formats – MXF, a file format used by broadcast stations, and MP4, which offers high versatility through its compatibility with various viewing and content providers such as web browsers and television news outlets.

Have you got one? According to test,problems are coming up when we import the Canon XF200 MXF files into iMovie or FCE for editing on Mac. So This article is mainly to solve the Canon XF200 recordings to iMovie/FCE importing problems, meanwhile, we will give you the way for converting MXF to iMovie/FCE supported mov format with best video quality as well as preserving the original multi audio channels.

Software that can help: 

Here recommend you to try 
iMixMXF. I think it's much easier for me. It can not only convert Canon XF200 MXF to iMovie/FCE best editing MOV format, FCP supported Prores MOV format, Avid MC, Premiere Pro, etc., but also has unique multi-track preserving feature. Becides, it can get your MXF footage deinterlaced by default.

For guys who may find it difficult to import and edit Canon XF200 MXF files in iMovie/FCE with keeping multi audio channels, here is the fast guide to mix and convert Canon XF200 multi audio channels MXF to MOV for iMovie/FCE.

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How to transcode Canon XF200 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE editing? 

Step 1. Get this multi-track MXF Converter for Mac 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 MOV(*.mov) for natively editing in iMovie/FCE.

Tip 1. Click "Settings" to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to keep.

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

Tip2: Your Canon XF200 1080i MXF files is deinterlaced for iMovie/FCE by default, you needn't to do any operation to get it done.

Step 4. Click "Convert" to start converting Canon XF200 multi audio channels MXF to MOV saving multi audio channels for iMovie/FCE editing.

You can also follow this guide to learn more How to Import Media Files to iMovie.

Tips: For users don't need to deal with multi-track thing, just simple want to convert MXF to other formats, the MXF Converter for Mac ($29) is highly recommended.

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