Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Import Blu-ray to Final Cut Pro with Apple ProRes 422 Format

Q: “Recently, my friend bought me a great movie which called "The King’s Speech". I have purchased many Blu-ray movies in the past several years, now I need to use some clips of the Blu-ray movies in Final Cut Pro with my recordings, can you tell me the best way to rip Blu-ray and edit with FCP X? What software do I need? Thanks!” 
Just as showed above, you may want to import Blu-ray to Final Cut Pro for editing. However, the Final Cut Pro only accepts DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM, and 2K film formats and does not support Blu-ray importing. So, you will need to convert Blu-ray to FCP X supported format. Is there an easy way to convert Blu-ray HD contents into your own film? Now, You got the right place! Pavtube BDMagic for Mac can help you, With it, you can rip/convert Blu-ray movies to Apple ProRes 422 (Review: Types of Apple ProRes Codecs)for FCP without quality loss in a fast speed on your Mac OS X (El Capitan included). Below is how. 
Why choose Pavtube BDMagic for Mac? Here is a customer review:

“I use the program to allow me to edit clips in FCP X. I like to use Final Cut Pro X (10.1.3) from Apple because it’s really intuitive and fast. I find that I’m able to translate my editing ideas from initial thought to realization quickly and easily. Pavtube is just one of the best tool that allows me to pull in content from Blu-ray to help my clients realize their vision.” 
Step-by-Step Guide: Rip/Convert Blu-ray to ProRes 422 for editing on FCP with Pavtube Blu-ray to FCP Converter. 


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Note: For Ripping Blu-ray to FCP on Mac, a Mac compatible BD driver is needed. 

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movie. 

Install and run the Blu-ray to ProRes Converter for Mac, click "Add Disc" icon to add source Blu-ray/DVD Disc from disc driver. Or load from BD/DVD folder or IFO/ISO file.

Tip: This Blu-ray to FCP Converter not only can help you convert Blu-ray to FCP, but also enables anyone with Blu-ray files to use in any non-linear editor like Adobe Premiere ProiMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, etc as long as rip Blu-ray to a recognizable format.

Step 2. Choose output format. 

Click the Format button, and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as best codec for FCP. 

Tip: Click on "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters. Bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, sample rate, and channels are all changeable in the following interface, so you can adjust them according to your own requirements. 

Step 3. Convert Blu-ray to prores for FCP editing. 

Click the “Convert “button to start conver blu-ray to Prores Converter for FCP under Mac. Click “Open” button to get the exported files for transferring to FCP with easy playback or editing. 
What’s more? if you prefer to work with multiple audio tracks, another Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac can do this for you, it supports to preserve multiple audio and subtitle streams and leave out unwanted ones, retain chapter information, allow editing videos, etc. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Put H.265 4K Videos on Roku 3 for Playback

With Roku 3, consumers basically got an upgraded CPU and a gimmicky headphones jack in the Roku remote. Most of you probably have had the pleasure of using an Roku 3 for enjoyment any movie files you want. If you got some H.265 movies, why not add H.265 to Roku 3 for playback? Don't know how to archive it? Read on to get the solution. 

As far as we know, Roku supported media file formats are restricted to MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264). H.265/HEVC 4K movie is not included here. So, how to prepare your H.265 videos for playback on Roku 3? Luckily, there's a workaround that can make your movies playable on Roku 3 - Encode H.265/HEVC to H.264 MP4 videos for Roku 3.

To get it done, all you need is a reliable H.265 converter. Just like the way it is dealing with 1080p HD and 4K videos, the upgraded Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is surely in the support of converting 4K H.265 Video in any format sand creating H.265/HEVC MP4 video faultlessly. (Here is review)

Overall, this program is a completely professional H.265/HEVC encoder, decoder, player and editor. It provides three new output format presets for H.264, and one for H.265 in Common Video Option for better playback. In addition, this H.265 Converter is also available to decode your 4K H.265 files to Roku video for watching.

To begin, free download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate


Step 1: Import 4K H.265 files to the converter

Install and run H.265 to Roku 3 converter, and then click the “Add” button to load the .H.265 videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the media files to the application UI.

Step 2: Select Roku 3 supported format

After the files are added, click Format > Common Video and set output video format as mp4. The reason mp4 is the target format is that by packing the videos in mp4, the file size will be reasonable small and the video quality remains. HD MP4 video from “HD Video” is suitable.

P.S. Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 3: Start 4K H.265 to Roku 3 conversion

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the H.265 Converter will start converting H.265 to Roku 3.

Step 4: Import 4K H.265 to Roku 3

After the conversion, get the output files by clicking the Open button. Now the converted H.265 video is ready to be streamed to Roku.

Now you can enjoy your 4K H.265 movies with Roku 3 via HDTV at your will. Enjoy. Find more solutions at Roku column.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Play 4K UHD Videos on 4K HD TV for 4K HD Experience

4K Ultra HD provides new standard of high definition, and undoubtedly be the future of TV resolution. Technically, 4K refers to the 4096×2160 Digital Cinema resolution, whereas 3840×2160 should be classed as Ultra HD, but the term “4K” is just so much catchier. Do you have some 4K videos recorded by camcorders or downloaded from online websites? Maybe you have, after got the 4K videos, you may want to watch 4K videos on HDTVs, like 4K TVs or smart TVs, is it easy to play 4K files on 4K HD TV? 

The answer may be disappointed, because most TVs on the market can’t play 4K files smoothly, besides, 4K videos usually in special video format, such as MXF, as we know most HDTV can’t play all the HD video formats, the supported video formats are limited, so you will meet with video compatibility issue when you play 4K files on 4K HD TV.

How to enjoy any videos on 4K TV? Don’t worry. From LG LED/Smart/4K TV official product page you will learn that 4KTV only supports MP4 video format from USB flash drive, if you have videos or movies in other video formats like MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP4, MTS, VOB, M2TS, AVCHD, etc. In that case, a third-party 4K TV Converter is needed. Here, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to solve the problem. Here is review.  

Now, Just download the Ultra 4K HD TV Converter and follow the steps below to perform the conversion. For Mac users, you can turn to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac

Free download this Top 4K TV Converter for Windows or Mac, then just follow the 4 steps to complete the all kinds of movies to 4K TV suitable formats conversion. 


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Step 1: Add all kinds of 4K movie files to the top 4K TV Converter 

Step 2: Define output file format. Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down option list, you can select "TVs" profile. Here, it has optimized MP4 format for 4K TV.

Step 3: Set video parameters. When 4K Ultra HD TV plays videos via USB, it will not support 4K resolution. If your Blu-ray/DVD, MKV, AVI, WMV videos etc is 4K, you need to downscale 4K to 1080p video in “Settings”.

Step 4: Start converting your favorite movies to 4K TV.
Now, you can easily create a true cinema experience at home, so you can enjoy sharper, more detailed images and any movies than ever before. 

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Play over 500 DVDs via Seagate Wireless Plus while travelling

We travel a lot an have over 500 DVDs in hand, so I bought a 2TB Seagate Wireless Plus then my family members don't have to fight over the laptop for watching DVD movies. In fact, we can get together with friends and family to enjoy DVD movies via Wireless Plus, the question is: how to convert DVD for uploading to Seagate Wireless Plus?

Here what you need is to make use use of a professionally designed DVD to Wireless Plus converter to rip Seagate Wireless Plus video files. And Pavtube DVDAid would be your best choice, which can easily rip DVD movies to Wireless Plus compatible H.264 video, MPEG-4, and Motion-JPEG for video, and AAC, MP3, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4), Apple Lossless, A IFF, and WAV for audio quickly with excellent output video quality.

Besides converting DVD files, it can also compress a DVD to smaller file size, saving the space for your console if you need. In addition, the built-in editor allows you to customize your DVD videos to get the very part and effect you want with ease. I have tested it, now after perfectly ripping DVDs, I can get my DVDs uploaded to my 2TB Seagate with ease and freely watching on my mini iPads, 1 kindle and 1 nook. The equivalent Mac version is DVDAid for Mac. Just get the right version and copy DVD to Wireless Plus with ease. (Windows 10 or Mac Yosemite are supported). 


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1. Load DVD movies

First, insert your DVDs into DVD Drive, and then drag the DVD files to the program; Or you can get to "File" Menu, click "Load DVD" to draw into DVD movies you want to rip. DVD folder and ISO image files are supported as well.

2. Select Seagate Wireless Plus compatible formats

Click the Format bar to select output profile for your Wireless Plus, say "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" from "Common Video".

3. Convert DVD movies to Seagate Wireless Plus

After all necessary settings, you can just click the "Convert" button to start converting your DVD movies. After the conversion, click Open to get the output files for your Seagate Wireless Plus.

4. Connect Seagate Wireless Plus to computer for uploading

Now you can copy the converted DVD files to your Seagate Wireless Plus via USB.

Tip: Free apps are available across Android, iOS, and Kindle for download, and after downloading the app, users can view available wireless networks and select the Seagate Wireless. And content can be played in many different ways, via the Media app on iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire, via any browser, via Apple Airplay or to any DLNA devices via minidlna, which is built into the OS.

To play your converted files on your mobile devices, your just need to tap the movie file and play it. Now you have successfully carry your entire DVD media library with you with the Seagate Wireless Plus Portable Hard Drive. Just enjoy while traveling with your family!

Want to get more DVD entertainment? Rip DVD to your Nexus 6/9iTunes 11/12 library or Drobo 5n and TV

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Play iTunes Movies on Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player by now has 5 versions available: Windows Media Player 12, Windows Media Player 11/10/9 and Windows Media Player. As there are more and more competitive platforms, people would like to enjoy movies on different devices, for example, Windows Media Player. You might want to enjoy your iTunes M4V videos on Windows Media Player, but you will find the purchased iTunes movies cannot play on WMP. What's the matter? Why cannot Windows Media Player play iTunes videos?
Once you buy songs or video from iTunes Store, you really get DRM protected content, which you will not be able to play on your own media players and other non-Apple mobile players. You can not directly transfer the iTunes files to Windows Media Player either. This file copyright protection technology is called DRM. That’s why we can't transfer downloaded video or songs files from iTunes to Windows Media Player directly. 
To solve the incompatibility problem, you can just get Pavtube DRM remover- ChewTune to easily remove iTunes copy protection and convert iTunes DRM M4V files to unprotected WMV files for Windows Media Player. Here is the review

It is a good assistant for you to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos and convert iTunes M4V to MP4, AVI, and WMV for playing in Windows Media Player with only with a simple clicks on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1/10, so you can freely install it and try to enable Windows Media Player play iTunes M4V movies without DRM limitation. 

Free download iTunes to Windows Media Player converter:


How to remove iTunes DRM and convert iTunes to Windows Media Player

Step 1. Load M4V files to the DRM Removal Tool.

Get this DRM Removal Tool downloaded and installed, drag and drop your iTunes M4V files to it directly.

Step 2. Choose output file format.

For moving iTunes library to Windows Media Player, please click the put down menu of "Format", and then hit "Common Video" preset. "H.264 Video(*.mp4)", "WMV3 (WMV9)(*.wmv)" are supplied for you to choose.

Windows Media Player Video Formats

Windows Media Player is a built-in media players in Windows computer. The newest version is Windows Media Player 12. To watch movies with Windows Media Player on Windows computer, we should learn what's the supported video formats at first.

* WMV - Windows Media Video, it's a official video container formats for WMP.
* MP4 - MPEG-4 video, the most universal video format compatible with any devices and media players.
* AVI - Audio Video Interleave, introduced by Microsoft, supported well by WMP.

And “Settings” button provides you more customize options like video size, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate(Hz) etc. for output files.

Step 3. Strat removing DRM protection from iTunes M4V.

Now you can click “Convert” button to start removeing DRM protection and converting iTunes M4V for playing on Windows Media Player smoothly. Wait for moments, then click “Open” to locate the converted video. Now you are ready to add the DRM-free files to Windows Media Player for entertainment.

Here are several tips during the conversion:

a). Please don't use iTunes during converting, or an error may occur.
b). It's highly recommended to use iTunes V10.5.0 or higher.
c). This product cannot convert unplayable iTunes files (damaged, unauthorized, etc).
d). The DRM removing process may mislead your anti-virus software to falsely report virus/worm. Please ignore the report to keep on ripping.

Hints: This DRM Converter can also convert iTunes protected video and music to play via PlexRoku 3 or edit in Windows Movie Maker

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Enjoy HD MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, FLV to iPhone 6S on Mac

How will Apple surprise at this time? Expect the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus to look just like the 6 and 6 Plus and will likely unveil it on September 9. Speaking of video, how about 4K video capabilities? That would be a real plus for videographers. But are you still the expert on playing HD videos on the new iPhone 6S? You may say it is easy to play Quick Time HD MOV videos, H.264/ MPEG-4 AVC videos on iPhone 6S, but how about playing MKV, AVCHD, WMV HD, TS videos or Blu-ray videos on iPhone 6S or other upcoming iPhone 6S? 

Hot Search: Blu-ray Audio to AIFF | iOS Video Player Apps | ISO to iPhone 6 | Blu-ray/DVD to iPhone 6 | 

From the Apple Offcial website, you can know that these HD video formats are not essentially compatible with iPhone or any Apple devices. If you have many unsupported videos either downloaded from the internet (uTorrent, Vuze, etc.) or recorded from your digital camera, camcorder and other portable devices, how to play these videos on your new iPhone 6S. 

To solve the issue, you have to figure out the supported players among thousands of software and even install different video players over and over. Frustratingly, you will turn to experts: what kind of Mac video converter for iPhone 6S is really helpful?

Whatever that is, the video codec transcoding professor iMedia Converter for Mac will provide you a wonderful joy in watching various videos on iPhone 6S which is capable of converting various video formats like MKV, AVI, VOB, WMV, Tivo, MP4, FLV Video and more to general video such as MP4, AVC, AVI, WMV, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, RM, etc. At the same time, it can convert videos to tablets or mobile phones like Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Galaxy S6, iPhone 6S, iPad Air 2, etc. If you own this Video to iPhone 6S Converter for Mac, you will never worry about spending much time on finding out the suitable video player and install it on iPhone 6S for different video formats.

For windows user, turn to the workflow by use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate converting MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, WMV, MPG, M4V, FLV, F4V, videos to iPhone 6S on PC.

Before converting video for iPhone 6S, you should free download and install it on your Mac with several clicks.


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Solutions for playing videos (MKV, AVI, VOB, WMV, Tivo, MP4, FLV, etc) to iPhone 6S with High Quality on Mac

Step One. Add Video

Click the top left icon to add your source videos, or drag-and-drop them directly.

Pls note that if you import a Tivo file, you will be asked to submit Tivo key in the pop-up window.

Add videos to iPhone 6S Video Converter for Mac.

Step Two. Choose target video format

Now you need to set a format for iPhone 6S Video Conversion- Click “Format” bar, follow “iPhone 6 H.264 Full HD 1080P(*.mp4)” as the best profile for iPhone 6S. Or choose “iPhone > iPhone 6 Plus H.264 Full Screen/Full HD 1080P(*.mp4)” as supported format for iPhone 6S+. The output videos could fit on your device perfectly.

Tips: With constantly updating preset profiles, it provides the latest devices for you which will be showed in the proper sub-category once released just like iPhone 6/6 Plus has already in Apple device category.

Step Three. Customize video specs (Optional)

Click “Settings” to open profiles settings window. Here you are able to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate(Hz)…all the specs can be fixed manually.

A personal tip: the higher bitrate you choose, the better video quality will be; and you will get videos in larger size.

Step Four. Start Conversion

Go ahead and hit the “Convert”. It will pop up a conversion window with detailed prorecess. Wait for moments, you can click “Open output folder” to locate the converted video directly. Or you can check “shut down computer after conversion” and just leave it running.

Don’t know how to transfer converted video to iPhone 6S? Refer to this guide: How to sync converted video to iPhone 6?

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