Showing posts with label iMovie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iMovie. Show all posts

Saturday, November 9, 2013

How to Convert 4K XAVC S videos and Burn 4K XAVC S videos on Mac OS X

In this article, you will know 4K XAVC S video format, and know how to use the best 4K XAVC S Converter for Mac to transcode 4K XAVC S videos to Mac support format and burn 4K XAVC S to DVD for sharing, storing or managing on Mac.  

What's the 4K XAVC S video format?
Sony is today announcing Long GOP (4K 4:2:0 and HD 4:2:2) as choice of high-efficiency codec to serve more widely the requirements of the content production market. In addition, to serve the consumer market, “XAVC S” employing MP4 wrapping format is also introduced as its expansion of XAVC. This expansion will encourage growth of 4K content in the consumer market. It is based around the familiar h.264, which should ensure wide compatibility once applications support the XAVC S format.

If you recorded many exciting high-definition 4K XAVC S videos, to share the exciting footages with your friends, you need to deal with these 4K XAVC S footage on Mac. But the 4K video may have good compatibility with your Mac system. Especially edit 4K XAVC S video in FCP, Avid, iMovie, Premiere Pro, FCE, play 4K XAVC S with QuickTime player on Mac and burn 4K XAVC S to DVD on Mac. Now, I would like to share the easy 4K XAVC S to Mac solution. Now please follow the easy steps below to encode 4K XAVC S recording to Mac best supported codec, and burn 4K XAVC S to DVD on Mac.

Part 1:  How to transcode 4K XAVC S video on Mac via Mac XAVC S Converter? 

1. Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac XAVC S Video Encoder Install and run this converter. Click "Add" or "Add from folder" and import the 4K XAVC S video into this software.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click on "Format" bar and locate the appropriate output profile. To import 4K XAVC S files to Mac, you need to convert to Mac supported formats.

Final Cut Pro 7/X

Move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" to set a FCP 7/X best codec.

Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT)

Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP

Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422

Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.

Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material
Final Cut Express and iMovie

Choose FCE and iMovie friendly format- "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)

Avid Media Composer 5.5/6

In order to take advantage of the plugin AMA, you have to make sure that you still keep the structure of the file folder recorded by your camera. If not, here you can set Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for natively editing in Avid MC.

Follow Common Video"> "MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)", you can get the best format for playbakck with QuickTime Player.

Step 3: Just hit the Convert button on the bottom right to kick off 4K to Mac Conversion.

After conversion, locate and select the file you want to import, then click Import for further editing in Final Cut Pro 7/X, Final Cut Express/iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc or playing with QuickTime on Mac.

This 4K XAVC S Converter can help you convert 4K XAVC S videos for natively editing and smoothly playback on Mac. Video and audio quality and synchronization are perfectly guaranteed.

Part II. Burn 4K XAVC S videos on Mac OS X

1.Please download and install Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, import 4K XAVC S files to the software.

2.Click the import button to load your 4K footages, you can click Add title button to add more titles.

3.Switch to Menu pane. Double-click a DVD menu beneath the Menu Template to apply it to your DVD. You can customize the background video/image, background music, text, title thumbnail and more for your DVD menu.

4.Click the Burn button to start burning 4K XAVC S movie to DVD on Mac. You can choose to burn 4K XAVC S to DVD disc, or save as ISO file, or Generate videos to DVD Folder.

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: 

Fast Way for importing Sony FS700 mts footage in Avid MC
Importing Sony Alpha a7S XAVC-S files to Premiere Pro and After Effects 
Transcode AVCHD MTS, M2TS, M2TS, TS to FCP X on Mac

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!

Read more:

Effortlessly import Sony PMW-500 XDCAM to Premiere Pro CS5
Convert and Transfer Sony XDCAM footage to QuickTime MOV on Mac
XDCAM EX to FCP-Transform Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to FCP 6/7 with highest quality