Tuesday, December 9, 2014

No Methods of Importing JVC GY-HM650U MXF Files to iMovie?

This guide will show you how to easily convert and import JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF footage into iMovie for further editing on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included).

Import JVC GY-HM650U MXF Files to iMovie

"I have a JVC GY-HM650U ProHD camcorder that records .MXF video format, now I would like to import these projects to iMovie for editing. What I want is to edit MXF files smoothly without codec problems, what video codec should I use? Can you recommend some software which can help me import and convert JVC MXF to iMovie smoothly?"

Everything goes perfect until you try to edit JVC GY-HM650U .mxf file in iMovie. Fail in import the MXF file into iMovie as iMovie can't recognize this file. Why does it happen? The answer is MXF file format incompatibility with iMovie (even iMovie'11). For a further editing MCF files in iMovie on Mac, here are some effective ways 

As far as I know, in order to edit JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF files in iMovie flawlessly, the best best method is to convert Panasonic MXF to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) which is a best editing codec for iMovie.

At first, you need 3rd-party tool- Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac

It is a professional MXF to iMovie Converter which can not only convert JVC GY-HM650U ProHD recorded MXF files to AIC for iMovie editing on Mac OS X Mavericks, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. This Mac MXF Converter is especially designed for converting Panasonic P2 MXF, Sony XDCAM MXF, Canon XF MXF files for editing in Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. Below is how.

Guide - Encode JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie editing on Yosemite/Mavericks

Step 1. Import MXF files from JVC GY-HM650U to the top MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac.

(Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your JVC GY-HM650U to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add" button to browse to import MXF videos. This MXF Converter for Mac support batch conversion)

Step 2. Click the Format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)", it's the best format for editing in iMovie.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF files to AIC Codec for iMovie under Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

iMovie Importing: How to import video files or projects to iMovie?

Some more helpful features of the app:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

So there you have it. Pretty simple. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to start importing/editing JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF files in iMovie under Maveircks without problems.


If your videos files have more than two audio channels, and 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, December 8, 2014

Workflow to Encode Sony HDR-MV1 MTS to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4 on PC/Mac

Here is a detailed workflow to show how to encode Sony HDR-MV1 MTS Recordings to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4 on PC/Mac so that you can use HDR-MV1 mts videos freely with best quality.

As we know, Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder is a compact digital camcorder which still have a place for shooting video that's better than what your smartphone offers, but even standalone camcorders tend to offer subpar audio. Thus the mts files it produces are of high video quality and audio quality.

Video Format
MTS, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Video Resolution
1920x1080 30p (MP4)

Video Actual (Pixel)
Approx.8400K pixels

Audio Format
MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48kHz/16bit)

Now it is very convenient to shoot some awesome video chips for a wonderful vacation, graduation ceremony, happy parties, weddings or other meaningful moments with this Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder. What making many people anxious is that the videos shot by HDR-MV1 are in MTS format, which cannot be directly played on PC and Mac, not to mention iPhone, iPad, Apple TV. 

To help you out such dilemma, this article here will show you an easy solution to encode Sony HDR-MV1 Recordings to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4 on PC/Mac with a professional MTS video converter.

Here Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Win/Mac is what you need, you can download and save the installation file to your computer. Next, open the folder with the conversion program, click on the installation file and follow the instructions on the screen. The conversion process could take a few hours or minutes to complete, depending on the length and size of the movie file. 

For Example: Change Sony NXCAM 3D MTS into SBS MP4 for a Playback

Overall, this program will be the best solution to finish your request of converting Sony HDR-MV1 Recordings to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4 on PC/Mac with ease.

It's specific on converting AVCHD/MTS/M2TS files to various video formats in sync and encoding them with preferred video codec for NLE programs on Mac
  • It's also a smart assistant to well sync your footage to portable devices for playing back on iPad/iPhone/iPod, Android Devices and media players
  • It has added 3D profiles in Format menu. (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI)
  • Offers you editor to edit your MTS/M2TS video before converting it to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4
  • Compatible with Mac OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard
  • Support batch conversion which means that you are allowed to import and convert numerous multimedia files one time for faster conversion.
  • Portable device preset that let you quickly and easily play your favorite stuff on your preferred mobile device.
Encode Sony HDR-MV1 MTS Recordings to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4 on PC/Mac

Step 1. Get this program installed; click the top icon to import mts files or from AVCHD folder from Sony HDR-MV1.

Step 2. Select MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4 format from the Output Format List.

Click the drop-down list on the bottom, you will find various presets for different programs and devices, just choose the one you need.

Tip: If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. I found the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means itrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. Start Sony HDR-MV1 MTS to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4 Conversion
Click the "Convert" button to start converting HDR-MV1 mts Videos to MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4 for viewing, strorage, or sharing at any time.

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Easily Edit Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 1080p MP4 in FCP X

This guide is applied to solve the problem importing and editing Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 1080p MP4 videos in FCP X on Mac

With the 'Mark II' version of the PowerShot G1 X, Canon has addressed many of the shortcomings of its predecessor. For a start, the G1 X II has a faster lens that covers a wider focal range and can shoot much closer to a subject. With G1 X Mark II, you can get 1080/30p video recordings in MP4 format.

Edit Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 1080p MP4  in FCP X

If you like sharing your video on YouTube, Google, Facebook etc., maybe you need edit Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 in FCP X on Mac in advance. This guide will share a Canon G1 X Mark II video solution with you which enable you import and edit Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 video in FCP X without any problem on Mac.

In order to edit Canon G1 X II MP4 clips in FCP X without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you’d better transcode the Canon MP4 footages to FCP X native format, say, ProRes codec mov format.

How to Import Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 to FCP X for editing?

Pavtube’s HD Video Converter for Mac – a top Canon Video Converter for Mac.

The Mac Canon Video to FCP Converter is an easy to use yet professional which can not only transcode Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 videos to Prores codec for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the program can also convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Premiere Elements, Aperture 3, DaVinci Resolve 9, iPhoto, Kdenlive, Keynote, etc. Below is how.

Steps for Transcoding Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 footage to use in FCP X

Step 1. Import Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 videos to the best Mac Canon Video Converter for FCP X.


Step 2. Select to rewrap your mts files to "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)" or "Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)" to work fine with FCP X.

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

Tips: You can click on Settings to adjust audio and video parameters including video size, video frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, audio channel.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 files to ProRes .mov for FCP X under Mac OS.

After a shot conversion, you will be able to import MP4 videos into FCP X for editing without rendering. Now issues with importing PowerShot G1 X Mark II 1080p MP4 videos in FCP X is solved!

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