Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sony HDR-CX700/HDRX520 .MTS and iMovie/FCP X Compatibility Solutions

If you have issues with importing Sony HDR-CX700/HDR-X520 AVCHD to iMovie and FCP X, just follow this article to solve. Here I will outline how to convert Sony AVCHD MTS footage to iMovie/FCP compatible format for editing on Mac. 

I'm an University professor. Having shot some mts video files from my Sony HDR-CX700 and HDR-X520 about home movies including many trips to other countries. Using iMovie or FCP X the file format is AVCHD/H.264 (avc1) which caused me numerous errors (video, sound and images) in FCP Studio 7. I also wanted a software that would enable me to use directly the files copied to my computer. Which software can convert video taken with my Sony HDR-CX700/HDR-X520 for working with my mac? Is there any step-by-step work flow for this? 

In this case, I googled to search the solutions. After a search on the web,  I get this MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac from Pavtube. After a free trial, I found it satisfactory to transform mts files (Sony video cameras). 

I have successfully convert Sony HDR-CX700/HDR-X520 AVCHD to best codec for editing on Mac. This software is top MTS converter for Mac that can transcode AVCHD files to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) for iMovie, Apple ProRes 422 codec for FCP X, etc. These output formats are specially presetted, so the conversion quality is guaranteed, I can get lossless video conversion with this tool.

Here I will share the easy steps that you can follow to transcode Sony HDR-CX700/HDRX-520 AVCHD MTS to MOV for using in FCP and iMovie.

1. Install and run the best Sony MTS Converter for Mac, it's an professional AVCHD to FCP/iMovie Converter which can convert Sony  HDR-CX700/HDRX-520 AVCHD files to different formats on Mac (including OS X Mavericks 10.9). Click "Add Video" to load the .mts files from Sony HDR-CX700/HDRX-520 Camcorder to the Mac Converter.

2. Click "format" bar to choose output format:

Choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the best output codec for importing MTS files to Final Cut Pro (X) editing.

Choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as the best video format for editing AVCHD files to iMovie.

Step 4. You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. (Optional)


You can also click "Subtitles" option, add srt, ass, ssa suntitle you want.

Step 5. Click convert button to start converting Sony HDR-CX700/HDR-X520 AVCHD MTS to Prores/AIC mov for FCP and iMovie further editing.

After the Mac MTS to Prores/AIC MOV conversion, you can import the converted footages to FCP, iMovie for editing smoothly on Mac.

Learn more: 

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Make Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM compatible with Mac (FCP, iMovie) and Youtube

Facing issues with editing and uploading Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX footage on Mac in FCP, iMovie? Fortunately, here is an easy workflow for this. Let's find it out here.
I'm a Production Coordinator (primarily tv commercials, clients include Audi, Samsung, Fisher-Price, Nickelodeon and more). I have some xdcam media from Sony EX1 about documentary following people in their workplace and I required converting footage from my Sony XDCAM for editing and uploading on my website? I have used MPEG Streamclip, but is there any better software?

If you are a XDCAM user, you may face the incompatibity of XDCAM and your editing programs like FCP, iMovie and uploading websites. I exactly looked up the file format in google, and took to me to a website that told me that my EX1 shoot videos in XDCAM file format, it suggest me to convert Sony XDCAM videos to best compatible format for Mac OS. Only by converting can I avoid video playback, editing and uploading problems. And under comments, I was recommend to use a decent XDCAM Video Converter on Mac platform - Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, to help me get it done.

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The reviews from people on websites, the price, how easy it is, i mean WOW, click, convert. Now I have bought this XDCAM video to Mac Converter to convert my Sony XDCAM videos into a editing format on Mac and then upload on Youtube. It work well as it says. I'm 100% satisfied with Pavtube, and I'm no pro but I don't think any changes need to be made. I will share a step by step guide as below:

Convert Sony XDCAM EX1 MP4 videos on Mac for editing and shareing

1. Install Sony XDCAM Converter for Mac. Run it and transfer EX1 XDCAM video to hard drive, and then click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" to add the XDCAM files you need into the program.

2. Click format column and choose the output format.

You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing;

You can also choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov), it's for iMovie editing;

For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose MP4 format for output.

3: Click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc.(Optional)

4. You can edit the Sony XDCAM EX1 XDCAM MP4 videos in this program before converting to other formats on Mac OS. Trim, crop, add watermark or adjust effect as you want.

5. Start converting Sony EX1 XDCAM MP4 video on Mac.

This best Mac Sony XDCAM Converter will convert EX1 recorded XDCAM videos on Mac at top speed, you can choose rich formats for output on Mac, and now I can easily and successfully use EX1 recorded XDCAM footages to edit in FCP, iMovie, etc on Mac or sharing on Youtube. It really do a great favor for me, if you have the same problems, you can take a try now! Good luck!

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

How to play Amazon Instant Video on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

In the following article you can learn about how to legally get rid of DRM copy protection from Amazon WMV to freely play on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 anywhere you like.

Global digital media and digital convergence technology leader Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea released the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Series Tablet, they will join the previously released Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Series 7 inch tablet together to provide consumers with richer choices.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 provides consumers watch, listen, creativity and close friends to share unforgettable moments with family and friends and especially the content of a variety of ways. Whether at home, or on the way to work, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 is the perfect choice to capture moments of life.

Now you want to put some Amazon Instant Videos to Galaxy Tab 3? Wait a minute. The Amazon Instant videos, though mainly .wmv format, are not supported by Galaxy Tab 3. The problem is, those WMV videos you downloaded from Amazon are protected (by DRM), and can't be played on any Android tablet except for the Amazon Kindle Fire. To get the Amazon WMV playable on Galaxy Tab 3, you'll have to remove the DRM protection first.

To transfer Amazon WMV movies to Galaxy Tab 3, you need a powerful Amazon WMV video DRM removal or a WMV video Recorder for Galaxy Tab 3.  Pavtube ChewTune is exactly the ideal tool that makes it possible to watch Amazon DRM-protected WMV videos on Galaxy Tab 3.

  (Click here for Mac OS X 10.5)

Read before try

1. Make sure that your computer is authorized for source videos, that is to say you can play the Amazon WMV video using Windows Media Player.

2. During the installation your computer will pop up a Windows Security dialogue box saying “Windows can’t verify the publisher of this drive software”. Ignore it and choose “Install this driver software anyway” to continue installing Pavtube ChewTune.

3. At the end of installing, the setup wizard will install Audio Driver onto your computer automatically through windows command line. This will take a few minutes. Don’t skip or abort, it is essential for running ChewTune correctly.

4. It would take as long as the source movie length for the whole Amazon Instant video to Galaxy Tab 3 conversion process since Pavtube ChewTune records source DRM videos in 1:1 video and audio quality.

Remove DRM protection off Amazon video and convert WMV to Galaxy Tab 3 

Step 1: Load Amazon WMV video files to Pavtube ChewTune.

Install and launch the Pavtube WMV to Galaxy Tab 3 Converter, then click the add button to load the WMV video files to the program.

Step 2: Choose H.264 codec format for the Galaxy Tab 3 playing. 
Click "Format" and select an output format for the Galaxy Tab 3. Here I choose " Samsung -> “Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Video(*.mp4)". 

Step 3: Optimize the settings for Amazon video to Galaxy Tab 3 conversion. 

If you find the default settings may not satisfy your need, can click the "Settings" button to change the settings by yourself.

Step 4: Convert Amazon video to Galaxy Tab 3 video format.

Having finished the settings? OK, just click the convert button and start to convert Amazon video to Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 format with ease.

When the conversion task is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the final output files for your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and transfer the converted videos to Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

Tips: MKV, MOV, TS, MPG, Tivo, FLV, F4V and some AVI videos are not accepted formats and you have to convert them to Galaxy Tab 3 optimized H.264 .mp4 videos before downloading them to the device.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Rip/Copy Blu-ray Blu-ray ISO contents to Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1/8.0

Summary: Do you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 3 8.0? This guide shows you the fastest way to rip and convert Blu-ray ISO to Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 supported video formats with ease so that you can watch Blu-ray ISO contens on Galaxy Tab 3 10.1,Tab 3 8.0 freely.

Samsung has added two new Android tablets to its Galaxy Tab 3 range, introducing new 8-inch and 10.1-inch models to complement its existing 7-inch device. Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 has a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 TFT screen that would be more at home on. And Tab 3 8.0 puts as many pixels in a far smaller display. It’s a decent display, with solid viewing angles and color reproduction, but it’s bested by many others in its class.

For video, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Tab 3 8.0 is great for watching MP4, H.264, DivX, Xvid, and WMV movie files at up to 1080p resolution. For audio you get MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WAV, and WMA support. However, it doesn't have a built-in drive for the playback of Blu-ray ISO videos. If you want to watch Blu-ray ISO files on Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Tab 3 8.0, you will need a tool to convert Blu- ray to Galaxy Tab 3 playable video files first.

Here, Pavtube BDMagic (Mac users: BDMagic for Mac) is highly recommended to help easily remove commercial Blu-ray protection from BD ISO and output MP4 videos for freely playback.

System requirements:


Operating System: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
DirectX Version: 9.0 or above
Memory: 64MB at least
Processor: 500MHz Intel or 500MHz AMD CPU
Hard Disc Space: 512MB or above
Optical Drive: DVD drive(BD drive is required for ripping Blu-ray disc)


1G Hz or above Intel processor.
Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9)
512 MB physical RAM (memory) or more.
1024*768 or higher resolution display.
Optical Drive: DVD drive(BD drive is required for ripping Blu-ray disc)

Follow this guide to quick learn:

How to convert Blu-ray ISO to Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1/8.0)?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray ISO movie to the Blu-ray ISO to Galaxy Tab 3 Converter.

Insert your Blu-ray ISO to disc drive, and click “IFO/ISO” icon to add your Blu-ray ISO files into Pavtube BDMagic.

Step 2: Select video format.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 supported video formats: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, DivX.
Here we select MP4 with H.264 codec for Galaxy Tab 3. Click the Format drop-down list, and select “Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Video(*.mp4)” from Samsung category.

Tips: If you have special requirements on target video, click “Settings” to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate and sample rate.

Step 4. Ripping Blu-ray to MP4 for Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1, 8.0).

Click the red “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray to H.264/MPEG-4 MP4 for Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Tab 3 8.0. When it finishes, click the “Open Output Folder” icon to quick locate the converted video.

Once get the converted videos, just copy and dump them to Galaxy Tab 3 via USB. Then you are ready to play Blu-ray ISO on Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Tab 3 8.0 freely.

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