Monday, January 26, 2015

Workflow: Ingest Nikon D750 MPEG-4/H.264 to Premiere Pro CS6/5/4

A desire of importing MPEG-4/H.264 recordings from Nikon D750 camera to Premiere Pro CS6/5/4, any good solutions there to make the workflow smoothly?

Two main characters: Nikon D750 and Premiere Pro CS6/5/4.
Nikon D750, as a capable camera which offers extra high resolution, features for Professional Photographic. Today here, for a nice editing Nikon D750 MPEG-4 or H.264 recordings in NLEs. In the following article, we give you the example of converting D750 MPEG-4/H.264 to MPEG-2 MPG for editing in Premiere Pro CS6/5/4.



More details on this popular camera: Nikon D750
Though with a high resolution that Nikon offers so well, the MOV video format came from Nikon D750 is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format. So you will not playback or edit smoothly the highly compressed MOV on your editing software like iMovie, etc. So here we need some suggestions on converting Nikon MPEG-4/H.264 recordings to the available MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro CS6/5/4.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Windows/Mac---Best Nikon MPEG-4/H.264 to Premiere Pro converter.
Why choose this video converter software? Basically, it does a good job in converting MPEG-4/H.264 .mov files to .mpg formats for Premiere Pro editing in sync with original high quality. Additionally, for other popular NLEs, we can also do this job well. What’s more, do you know why we often call it ‘Tiny Editor’? Because we can do some simple editing work for our output videos here.

Tips: If you download the Windows version on your computer, that’s a surprise I can tell you the latest program cansupport the H.265/HEVC videos encode and decode, is that cool? For Mac users, you won’t wait too long for this strong function. We are all looking forward to this good news!

Guide: How to edit Nikon D750 H.264 MOV videos in Premiere Pro?
Step 1: Add Nikon D750 H.264/MPEG-4 MOV video file
After uploading the H.264 MOV videos from Nikon D750 to the hard drive, you can run the converter tool and click the"Add" button to import the MOV videos to the program for conversion. 



Step 2.Choose right output for Premiere Pro
Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG format.



Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings
You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want. Like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. 
Note: If you want to get original 1080P resolution, just keep the video size as original.



Finally, just hit the ‘Convert’ button; it will convert Nikon D750 MPEG-4/H.264 .mov to MPEG-2 .mpg for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/5/4 immediately. Then easily transfer output files to Adobe Premiere Pro, we can enjoy the editing by ourselves there!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 Top 5 Best Mac HD Video Converter Review for Camcorder Lovers

Here are popular five best HD video converters which are designed for camcorder lovers to solve the troubles with incompatible formats on Mac

Summary: With the hot HD videos on the digital market, so many HD video formats are released out for camcorder production. In fact, they indeed bring us such a high video quality, at the same time, there are more and more troubles if we want to edit these recording in editing tools or play them for an enjoyment on media players, right? Today here we are going to introduce you several video converters that can handle this job well.

In this way, HD video converter for Mac is used to decode and encode High-Definition HD video files. So which is an outstanding video conversion tool for Mac OS X users? Just be a good reader and you can get more details on these different video converters and then it will not be hard to decide which one we should choose as our favorite after the comparison.

Top 1: Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(Strongly recommended)


A professional video converting tool that can handle almost all video formats on the digital market. It was designed to convert high-definition videos from camcorders, digital video recorders and the like into popular video formats on Mac, including MKV, MP4, VOB, MPG, MOV, Tivo, WMV, 3GP, AVI, DV, TS, FLV, 3GP, 3G2, MP3, FLAC, MKA, OGG, WAV, etc. so that you can enjoy the HD videos on Android Devices, Windows 8 Devices, iPad 3, iPhone 5, iPod 5, Apple TV 3, PS3, Xbox, WD TV player, Video-DVD player, PSP and edit in Final Cut Pro (X), FCE, iMovieAdobe PremiereAvid Media Composer, etc.



Main Features:
  • Various output video formats that supported for popular editing tools and media players
  • Turn 1080p/720p MKV, MOV, MXF, MTS, AVI, MPG, VOB to compatible format for free playback, editing, uploading and burning.
  • Powerful editing functions (e.g. trimming, cropping, adding watermarks, add video effect, etc), we also called it ‘Tiny Editor’
  • Audio and video sync technology that can handle your original files smoothly
Unique Advantages:
  • With a 6X conversion speed, you can save a lot of time
  • Both SD and HD videos you can handle well
  • Good settings you can adjust on your own
  • Perfect customer service you can enjoy all the time
With a high original video quality it can preserve well, this kind of video converter has a good reputation online. So many output choices you can select for editing apps or media players, what’s more important is this kind of converter has a 6X faster conversion speed that not all the related programs can do this. Strongly introduced for you!

Top 2. Xilisoft HD Video Converter for Mac
Xilisoft HD Video Converter is a professional HDTV converter tool designed to transform your video to various high definition video formats like HD ASF Video, HD AVI Video, HD H.264 Video, HD Quick Time Video, and HD MPEG4 Video. It can convert TS to WMV HD, AVI to TS HD, WMV HD to TS HD. Xilisoft HD Video Converter can also convert audio to audio, video to audio and picture. The HD Video Converter also supports the H.264 video format, offering much higher efficiency than MPEG2 standard used in DVD videos.



Key Feature
  • Support HD videos such as AVCHD (mts, m2ts), TS, H.264/AVC, MKV.
  • Convert popular formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, DivX, RM, MOV, and FLV.
  • Convert HD to SD videos and audios; supports CD decoding.
  • Transfer output files to iPad/iPad2/iPhone 4/iPod/PSP/iTunes directly after conversion.
Top 3: ImTOO HD Video Converter for Mac

ImTOO HD Video Converter is a HD converter and HD encoder software designed to transform your videos to diverse high definition video formats like HD ASF Video, HD AVI Video, HD H.264/AVC Video, AVCHD video, HD Quick Time Video, HD MPEG4 Video, etc. e.g. convert AVI to HD, convert MKV files to HD. On top of this, it can also convert audio to audio, video to audio and picture, as well as create videos from pictures.



Pros
  • Great interface
  • Great format support
  • Lots of new profiles
  • Up-to-date with the most recent devices
  • Video editor
Cons
  • No video editor
  • Some features are hard to find
Top 4. Tipard HD Video Converter for Mac
Fully support most HD(High-Definition) video encoder and HD decoder, Tipard HD Video Converter can convert 1080P, 720P and other HD video to general video, convert general video to HD video, convert among HD videos, such as HD TS, HD MTS, HD WMV, HD MPG, HD MPEG4, H.264/AVC, HD AVI, HD ASF, etc. Moreover, this HD Converter has audio conversion and audio extraction functions. Using Tipard HD Video Converter, you can easily get any segment of the videos, adjust video frame size, set video effect, add watermark, and merge videos.



Key Feature:
  • Convert among HD videos.
  • Convert HD video to general video.
  • Convert general video to HD video.
  • Edit your video.
Top 5. Aiseesoft HD Converter for Mac
Aiseesoft HD Video Converter is best HD Converter to convert HD video to general video, convert general video to HD video, and among HD videos. Furthermore, this HD Converter can convert HD video, general video and almost all audios to AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, AU, FLAC, MP3, M4A, MP2, OGG, WAV, WMA.



Key Feature:

  • Convert HD videos and general videos.
  • Convert audio files.
  • Edit output video effect.
Pros
  • Powerful video convert function
  • Product works decent
  • It allows you to add a video watermark
  • Fast conversion speed.
  • Cons
  • Worst Customer Service. Aiseesoft doesn't care about their customers, want to make a buck at our expense!
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Individually Import Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC Videos in Window or Mac?

This guide is designed for both Windows and Mac users on how to import Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC videos to Windows and Mac. Welcome to offer some efficient advice!



Summary: For most camcorder or video fans, do you all know exactly what is  XAVC and the best way to import XAVC in Windows and Mac? Here you can learn the best answer to play XAVC videos or edit XAVC files on Windows and Mac with more details.

Although being a new recording format introduced by Sony , XAVC has been widely adopted now. Typical CineAlta camera that support XAVC include Sony PMW-Z100 , PMW-F55 or more. It supports the following content formats:
  • -4K, HD and Proxy resolution
  • -MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression
  • -4:2:0, 4:2:2, or 4:4:4 chroma subsampling
  • -up to 60 frames per second(fps) 
If you got XAVC recordings by Sony PXW-Z100 camcorder and wanna edit or play your XAVC videos on Windows or Mac may cause you some troubles just with the incompatible formats. So Pavtube XAVC Video Converter for Windows/Mac is a professional XAVC Converter with simple and efficient Sony XAVC conversion workflow. It’s a good camcorder assistant for Sony XAVC camcorder users, also adopt advanced audio and video sync technology. Various common videos are supported here, for example:MP4,MOV,MKV,AVI,M4V,etc. Also suitable for popular editing tools as FCPiMovie etc. 

Fortunately, as soon as the Pavtube Windows products have all upgraded to the newest version, they fix the XAVC conversion bugs and what’s more, H.265/HEVC videos can be supported well.

Some steps are allowed below to teach you how to convert XAVC files for Windows/Mac.
When you download the XAVC Video Converter for Windows/Mac, you will find they two guys has the same import step, open the ‘Add video’ or ‘Add from folder’ to load XAVC files correctly, however, you must choose different output formats for Windows version and Mac version.

For Windows: you can choose the following one as a reference, ‘Common Video>>H.264 Video(*.mp4), other Windows accepted formats can be selected too.



For Mac: for example, ‘Common Video>>H.264 Video(*.mov), here, you can find more Mac supported video formats. Just choose on you want.



As we mentioned above, we can be pleasure to edit our personal videos when you get into the ‘Editor’ interface. To decide your video length? Have the ‘Trim’ button for a try. Add some subtitles into your movie? Maybe ‘Subtitles’ can do you a favor. More items here you won’t be disappointed. 



Then go to the main interface and just click the ’ Convert’ button to start your conversion. Are you still confused in working Sony XAVC video files on Windows and Mac? Let’s enjoy ourselves with this Sony PXW-Z100 camcorder!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

XAVC to FCP 7: Sony FS7 XAVC File Structure and FCP 7 Workflow on Yosemite/Mavericks

Today’s lesson topic: Further understanding of Sony FS XAVC files and the best workflow to make FS7 XAVC recordings accepted by FCP 7 nicely on Yosemite/Mavericks.



Before we start the discussion topic in this page, let me give you the example to show you the related issues and cause why we need to convert our Sony FS7 XAVC to ProRes MOV as the easiest way to edit in FCP 7. In order to go through such similar issues, a professional XAVC to FCP 7 converting tool can be allowed in the following article. Let’s listen carefully.

Problems we may meet when importing Sony XAVC to FCP 7:
‘I have recorded some video clips with the Sony FS7 professional camcorder, the files are stored in XAVC format and with the resolution of 4096 * 2160, the videos are perfect, however, it seems pretty hard to edit such high definition videos on Mac FCP 7 for I cannot even open the files in the Final Cut Pro 7. It seems that XAVC files cannot be accepted by Adobe Premiere Pro, right? So any good suggestions? Thanks in advance’

Expand knowledge of Sony FS7 camcorder:
The PXW-FS7 XDCAM camera has an ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability. The PXW-FS7 features a 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor and support for shooting in 4K** 60p or Full HD at high frame rates up to 180 fps (frames per second). Selectable recording formats include XAVC, which supports 4K* 60p, Full HD 60p even in 4:2:2 10-bit recording, as well as the common MPEG-2 HD 422 format used by many broadcast stations around the world.

Pavtube XAVC to FCP Converter for Mac---Efficient way to edit our XAVC files in FCP 7.
To ensure users have the most comprehensive Ultra-HD 4K video editing experience, more and more video editing programs provide compatibility of XAVC and Sony itself also generates plug-ins. However, not all the plug-ins can be available with Sony XAVC footage to FCP. Here, have you heard of the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which is the professional that can handle all various videos in NELs for Mac users. Also, Windows version is offered here. Additionally, as soon as the upgraded windows version, this program can support the H.265/HEVC videos encode and decode nicely. Any interests in this H.265 encoder/decoder?

Details on how to convert Sony FS7 XAVC to ProRes MOV for FCP 7 on Yosemite/Mavericks:
Step 1:Import Sony XAVC files
Install and run the XAVC Video Converter on your Mac, then run it. Click on "Add", and browse your files; select all the XAVC files you wanna convert. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to FCP, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.



Step 2. Click on Format, and from the dropdown menu, here I recommend Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format. Then you can set the output folder as you want. 



Notes: For other NELs?  Such as iMovie, Adobe, FCE, Avid, etc? You just need to choose a proper video format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step. For Avid Media Composer, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

Step 3. Adjust Personal videos settings
Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 4K video, you can adjust video size to get 4K ProRes for FCP.

Finally, go back to the main interface, hit the ‘Convert’ button there, we easily start our conversion work. Next, transfer XVAC files to FCP 7 according to the ‘Open file’>>…’, we can enjoy our editing our files in FCP 7.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Make H.264 or XAVC MP4 Files Accepted by Final Cut Pro X

Wanna solve the problems of editing H.264 or XAVC MP4 files in Final Cut Pro X with no difficulties? Why not be a good reader in this article?

Summary: In the following article, maybe we can bring you some surprises if you are fond of HD videos. With popularity of newer codec, someone there must be confused with the trouble of importing these different codec format into popular editing software, such as Final Cut Pro X. So today what we are talking about is how to make H.264 or XAVC MP4 files smoothly edited in FCP X.


As a brief introduction of H.264 and XAVC MP4, it is the industry standardized format based on Apple Quicktime MOV with some additional extending features. It is commonly as acquisition and delivery format. However, what a pity is that the most commonly used in the MP4 container like h.264 and XAVC aren’t totally suitable for an non-linear editing environment like QuickTime, etc. FCP X is the typical one.

Expand knowledge: With the latest H.265 codec release out which has the higher quality and smaller size that H.264, do you wanna encode your H.264 toH.265 for more?

How can I import H.264 and XAVC MP4 into FCP X and edit with the best supported codec---Apple ProRes?
Well, From Apple Final Cut Pro X official page you will get the information that Final Cut Pro X best supported video format is Apple ProRes codec MOV format, once you convert MP4 to FCP X Apple ProRes format, you don"t need to render when you importing, and you can edit videos with native Apple ProRes codec. You just need a MP4 to FCP X converter now.

Best Mac MP4 to FCP X Converter that we need to handle this work well. In another way, we also call it Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which has the strong ability of converting incompatible formats to some popular editing tools easily, FCP X is surely included. 

Guide below we can learn to start our H.264 files to Final Cut Pro X ProRes MOV conversion:
Step 1. Free download  H.264/XAVC MP4 Video Converter for Mac from our website, install and run this MP4 to FCP X converter on your Mac computer. If you also want to convert MP4 files on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, you can also try the Windows version.


Step 2. Choose output format, to convert MP4 to FCP X ProRes file, you can click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is best codec for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 editing, once converted MP4 to this codec, you won’t have any importing or editing problems. Other ProRes Codec types you can also have a try here.



Step 3. Advanced settings and edit you may like here.
What I need to remind you is this program also has offered powerful customization feature, you can adjust the video and audio parameter by clicking "Settings". Click "Edit", you can trim, crop the MP4 video on Mac. Any adjustment you can hava a try here on your own. 


Step 4. Start your conversion to get the ProRes MOV files as output.
Click ‘Convert’ button to start MP4 to FCP X conversion. This MP4 to FCP X Converter will convert H.264/XAVC S/XAVC MP4 to Apple ProRes codec MOV format with best video and audio quality, when the MP4 to FCP X Apple ProRes codec conversion finished, you can load the converted files to Final Cut Pro X and edit natively, just take a free try now!

Tips: If you are not similar with Final Cut Pro X, never mind, here is an article that can help you transfer your files to FCP X freely. What’s more, after the strict test, this converting program can support the latest Mac OS X operation Yosemite well.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Get H.265(HEVC) Workflow to Adobe Premiere Pro CC on Windows 8.1/8

The following guide mainly goes through the discussion on how to make it smoothly when editing our H.265/HEVC footage in Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows 8.1/8. Join us to learn more details.


Source and advantage of H.265/HEVC codec videos:
As soon as the newest codec H.265/HEVC has released out on our video market, it was popular among the video studios. Comparing to the H.264 codec, H.265/HEVC recordings higher quality and smaller size, which has become the biggest highlight there. However, not so many camcorders can shoot the H.265/HEVC recordings, Samsung NX1 is the typical one as you know. 

Troubles in working H.265/HEVC workflow from 4k camcorders.
Every coin has two sides, H.265/HEVC codec is not excepted. For some NELs, such as Avid MC or Adobe Premiere Pro,etc. In this way, what we need is the professional H.265/HEVC encoder/decoder to present a workaround to make H.265/HEVC footage be compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CC on Windows 8.1/8. Would you like to join us to watch more?

Pavtube Video Converter---Professional H.265/HEVC Decoder for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Cause the H.265/HEVC recordings cannot be directly import to Premiere Pro for editing, we suggest you to decode your H.265 videos to the most suitable MPEG-2 MPG, which could be nicely imported. Fortunately, Pavtube studio has announced that the Windows product has been upgraded to 4.8.2.0, which is specially designed to encode and decode H.265 videos. Is that cool?

More details on how to convert H.265/HEVC to MPEG-2 MPG for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC on Windows 8.1/8.

Step 1. Add H.265 footage
After you install the H.265/HEVC decoder correctly on your computer, drag you files in this program directly or with two adding buttons. ‘Add video’ and ‘Add from folder’.


Step 2.Choose the Adobe Premier Pro’s supported item.
Come to the output list and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as the best video format for editing Samsung NX1 H.265 files in Adobe Premiere as well as good video quality. Of course, you can choose other format for editing in Avid MC, After Effects, etc.


Step 3: Optional adjustments of output videos
Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video & Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

At the end, just press on the ‘Convert’ icon on the main interface, we can smoothly get our conversion work started. If you have already owned the Pavtube Video Converter, just open the main interface and select the “Help” >>”Update” to upgrade/download to the latest version 4.8.2.0 for free. Then we can freely transfer our H.265 recordingsto Adobe Premiere Pro CC for editing on Windows 8.1/8.

Notes: Cinemartin Cinec---Import H.265 videos to Premiere Pro directly?


Another way you can take a reference to import H.265/HEVC videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CC is also allowed below. That’s the Cinemartin Cinec H.265 plug-in. However, it cannot be suitable for all operation systems on our computers. What’s more, it will trouble us a lot if we meet the crashing issues when importing our files in. 

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Encode Canon EOS 7D Mark II to Apple Aperture 3

Let me show you around this article if you have no ideas of encoding Canon EOS 7D Mark II MP4 files to Apple Aperture 3.

If you are a professional video editor or a camera lover, you must hear of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera, right? With advanced and stable capacity of photo dispose, is has a good reputation in our hearts. While for Apple Aperture 3, it is not strange if you don’t know much about this guy, including the 4K files too. As we will have a talk on how to encode Canon EOS 7D Mark II MP4 files to Apple Aperture 3 for a further editing, let’s learn the introduction of Apple Aperture 3 for a first step. 


Apple Aperture 3---It gives your photography the professional treatment it deserves, with more sophisticated tools to perfect your images and powerful ways to browse and choose your best shots. And now that Aperture is optimized for the Mac Book Pro with Retina display, it’s a whole new way to see everything. From MP4 to MPG, which we all think the best one to work with Apple Aperture 3, we need the MP4 to Aperture 3 converter for Mac to make it available. This assistant can smoothly make various video formats to the compatible one to those NELs.

Just show me the conversion ways?
According to the instructions to install the program in a nice way, normally, you can click the ‘Add video’ for each video clips or ‘Add from folder’ to get the complete one. Drag your files in is not a bad an idea too! Especially for Apple Aperture 3, we here recommend you the ‘Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas’ for ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’ as the best output.


Extract/remove Video/audio files at your needs? Back to the main interface, could you see the pencil case ‘Editor’? In any ways, most people will get here to adjust what they want. In this way, some people also call the program as ‘Tiny Editor’


Finally, go back to the main interface to find the 'Convert' button to get started. With no problems when editing Canon EOS 7D Mark II to Apple Aperture 3 for nice editing, just enjoy yourselves!

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