Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Any Fixer to Make MXF Work with Final Cut Pro?

MXF files cannot work with FCP? Don’t worry about it! In the following page, you can get a fixer as a good assistant.

As we all know that due to the video codec limitation, for the container format MXF, it is not so suitable with the FCP. So for our Mac users, how could we make it possible to smoothly import MXF files in FCP for a nice editing? Firstly, you can take the third-party plug-in as a try, or the second method could be your favorite.

Fixer One.Canon FCPX plug-in---Only for Canon users
Canon provide a free plug-in to enable the C300’s MXF files to import directly into FCPX without the need to transcode to ProRes. Many users report that they have no problems with the installation and it ‘just works’. However, other users with similar setups report that they cannot import C300 rushes in FCPX, though it works through Log and Capture in FCP7, additionally Adobe Premiere successfully imports C300 MXF. Only FCPX seems affected, and for a limted subset of FCPX users.

Here’s the typical scenario: having run the xpfm211 installer. FCPX sees the folder structure, even the MXF files themselves, but does not recognise either. This is as far as some users get. For some reason, the installer has completed successfully, we are seeing files, but nothing imports. De-installing and re-installing brings the user back to this situation. Very frustrating.

Trying to track the activity of the installer, we see two new plug-ins highlighted in the MIO/RAD/Plugins folder – CanonE1.RADPlug and CanonXF.RADPlug. The latter would appear to be the ‘magic smoke’ for the MXF format. However, this isn’t working. There’s a second empty RADPlugins folder below – should the plugins be in there?

Here’s where it got interesting. I was able to confer with another editor who had a system that did import MXF successfully. The key difference was that he had a CanonXF64.RADPlug folder – not an XF, an XF64. I could not find a similar folder, nor could I make the installer create one. In the end, he just sent me a copy of that folder, and I dragged and dropped it into the same folder I had.

And it worked! It’s pretty obvious because you can see the clips, but also note that the MXF folder heirachy has gone, replaced simply with the usual list of clips on a card or archive.

Fixer Two. Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac/iMixMXF---for other users
As a professional kind of MXF to FCP converter, this program has a good reputation on the Internet. With the easy operation, concise interface, various output choices, it can handle all the MXF files well in FCP.

Tips: iMixMXF is a MXF converting tool that can output multiple audio tracks if you need. Especially for MXF file folder, it indeed has the unique function.

Follow my steps here, we can learn the main tips on how to make MXF converted to ProRes .mov for FCP with this MXF Converter for Mac. When you install it correctly on your computer, With ’Add video’ you can load MXF files in this program. There are several types of ProRes Codec on the output list, ‘Apple ProRes Codec 422 HQ (*.mov) can hold your quality well. Then in the ‘Settings’ item, we can set our personal video size, bitrates, frame rate or even audio channel, etc. Back to the main interface, hit the ‘Convert’ to start your conversion, Screen shot below can show you the details.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Talks on Editing GoPro Videos in a Nice Way

Follow our steps to know how to edit GoPro videos in some popular editing tools if you got the GoPro series

How are GoPro cameras so popular on market?
Do you know why GoPro is more than a sports photography camera? While GoPro was originally designed with action sports in mind, GoPro is just a great camera for almost any application. Many people utilize a GoPro camera as their primary camcorder. If you’re an aspiring filmmaker, especially when it comes to short films, a GoPro camera could be considered a great beginning filming option.

As you know that GoPro cameras are popular with people interested in capturing close-up video of high action sports such as car racing and surfing. Designed to be ultra-portable while capturing high-definition photography and video, GoPro captures action like no other camera. However, how to edit your GoPro in some popular editing software has become a big problem.

GoPro Studio Edit
, a video editing software for PC, which allows you to trim clips, insert transitions, add effects, add music and sound effects, and control speed for fast or slow motion. GoPro Studio Edit is designed to make creating your own great-looking GoPro videos easy and user-friendly.

For other editing programs? If you want to go with a more professional option and you’re willing spend quite a bit of money, another option is Adobe Premiere Pro. This gives you more control over your video clips as you edit, clip, splice, insert transitions, video effects, and add a music soundtrack. For Final Cut Pro X? It features capabilities that are very similar to Adobe Premiere Pro X. With Final Cut Pro X, you can have an incredible amount of control over your clips and how you put your final film together. 

While for Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro, we cannot import GoPro MP4 filers into them directly, so I here highly recommend you the GoPro Video Converter for Mac to do another conversion step. Such as MPG for Adobe, ProRes for FCP X. Easy operation, concise interface and faster speed, it has a good reputation online.

How to choose the output video formats? When you download the program and import your original files with ‘Add video’ and ‘Add from folder’, you can follow the steps as the screen shot showed to us:
On the output list, choose the ‘Adobe Premiere Pro’>>’MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’ as follows for Adobe,

Also, for FCP X, several types there are waiting for you. With a high quality, I strongly suggest you the Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)(*.mov) as the best one.

Finally, you can click the ‘Convert’ to finish your work and get your work started. Big news! Expires on Dec.10th, all of us can enjoy the big discount of 50% during the Thanksgiving Days! 


Friday, November 21, 2014

Three Medias Used in FCP X: Native vs. Optimize vs. Proxy

Today we are going to have a talk on three video medias used by FCP X, which is  the best? Join us to get more details.

First of all, you must not be strange with the Final Cut Pro X if you are Apple fans or a professional video editor. Yes, with the all-sided editing functions and stable capacity, it has been popular for a long time. So today here we are going on a topic with three video medias used by FCP X.

Camera native
Optimized (ProRes 422)
Proxy (ProRes 422 Proxy)

Native media is the format shot by your camera. For example, AVCHD, H.264, DV, and HDV are all examples of native media formats.
Optimized media is always ProRes 422. When the “Optimize Media” checkbox is checked during import, FCP X transcodes, which is a fancy way of saying it “converts,” your media from its native format into Apple ProRes 422.
Proxy media is always Apple ProRes 422 Proxy. Proxy media creates a reasonably high-quality media file, but at about 1/4 the size of ProRes 422.

When you import media from either a file or camera, you have the ability to optimize it, or create proxy files.

You also have the ability to convert media after you’ve imported the files. Simply select the clips in the Event Browser that you want to transcode and select File > Transcode media.

Either way, here are your options:
  • If nothing is checked. Final Cut imports the media and edits it in camera native format. This generally provides the greatest savings in storage space, but often requires faster computers to avoid a performance hit.
  • If optimize is checked. Final Cut converts the camera native format into ProRes 422. This provides the best possible performance and image quality, but requires additional storage space (roughly 60 GB per hour of material).
  • If proxy is checked. Final Cut converts the camera native format into ProRes 422 Proxy. This provides much better performance than editing camera native with reasonable image quality, while requiring less storage space than ProRes 422 (roughly 18 GB per hour of material).

What’s “reasonable image quality?” Generally, the higher the bit rate of the media, the better the image quality. For this reason, since ProRes 422 has a much higher bit rate than ProRes Proxy, the image quality is potentially better. This is especially true if you are doing color correction, green-screen keying, or lots of image manipulation. However, if you are simply capturing and editing consumer-grade camera images, without many effects, you may not see any quality difference at all between optimized and proxy media.

Additionally, I have to mention here if you got some other footages shot by HD cameras such like MTS,MXF, AVI, etc. We here highly recommend you the Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which has the strong ability to import any kinds of videos to FCP X for a further editing. You will be satisfied with the easy operation and faster conversion speed.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Import Sony PXW-X500 XAVC videos to Davinci Resolve for editing

Different learning from Sony PXW-X500 camera

With a high degree of flexibility that allows you shoot in a wide variety of HD and SD formats, including XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, etc. No doubt that it also has the multiple functions and shoot high definition footages. Usually as we all know this kind of camcorder should be used in most significant occasions or important official matches.

Show perfect Sony PXW-X500 XAVC footage to audience?

For the later showing with audience, it is necessary for us to do some editions with popular editing software, such as DaVinci Resolve, which has the strong capacity of dealing with footages. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with XAVC formats, so how could we get that through?

Pavtube XAVC to DaVinci Resolve Converter for Mac / Windows, an assistant that can smoothly remove your difficulties if you have a try. Wanna more step-by-step details? From the official website, you may download and install the program in general ways, run it and drag your files in or you can click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file. For those different output formats, you can find them on 'Avid Media Composer'>>'DNxHD (*.mov)' as the suitable one.

See also: Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac Review

Tips: If you work the program with Windows version, you will find there are two selections for Avid, 'Avid DNxHD 720p(*.mov)' and 'Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov). For different output usage, just pick one you like.

Then, for those advanced users, you can get into the 'Edit' item to 'Trim' your video length, 'Crop' your video edge or add some 'watermark' to explain something if you need. You can watch the following picture as a reference. By the way, there are no worries about the latest Windows 10 or Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10, it can work well with them after we tested.

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Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac 3.6.1 Review

Looking for the best and top-ranked HD Video Converter for Mac software? We offer a easy-to-use, expert reviews, powerful feature and cheapest program - Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, offers users extraordinary HD video experience anytime and anywhere.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is an outstanding video conversion tool for Mac OS X users. The multimedia software is designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like PanasonicSonyCanon, JVC, Nikon and more), digital video recorders and the non-protected popular HD video formats, including MKV, MP4, VOB, MPG, MOV, AVI, DV, MTS, TS, MXF, FLV, 3GP, 3G2, MP3, FLAC, MKA, OGG, WAV, etc. or DVR files (*.tivo) to other file types for editing in FCP X, FCP 6/7, Aperture 3, DaVinci Resolve Lite(DaVinci Resolve 11), iMovie, FCE, Avid Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro/CC, After Effects CC, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Creative Suite, iPhoto, Kdenlive, Keynote, etc. as well as for playback on popular multimedia devices like Apple devices (including iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPad Mini 3/2/1, iPad 4/3/2/1, Apple TV 3/2/1, etc.), Android/Windows 8.1/8 tablets or smartphones, PS4, PS3, 4K TV, VLC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, WD TV HD Player, PSP, BlackBerry, Creative Zen, iriver, Zune, etc.

The quality was almost identical to that of the original file and the whole process took less than 3 minutes for a minute-long video.

Supported OS: Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 , 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6, Leopard 10.5.

Compared with other products, it has the powerful functions as follows: 

1. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac supports various input formats including AVCHD Video, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Quick Time HD Video, WMV HD Video, MPEG2 HD Video, MPEG-4 TS HD Video, MPEG-2 TS HD Video, Audio-Video Interleaved HD Video and etc. Learn more:

The output formats includes MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, MPG, ASF, RMVB, WMV, 3GP, RM, etc. So you can watch the videos and movies on your portable devices. Learn more:

2. The user-friendly interface can make you use it masterly without the complicated process. In a very short time, you will become an expert on operating the program.

3. Due to the newest technology, its conversion process can save you a lot of time. In addition, you can enjoy the quality as the original one.

4. For better vision effect, the expert users can adjust the setting like bit rate, frame rate, etc. Depending on the function, you can find the most suitable parameters for your videos.

5. How to get the videos as expected? There are also video editing functions available. With the built-in video editor, you can trim and crop the video, add text or image/video watermarks, effects and replace the audio track of your video file. You can preview changes to your videos in real time. There is a video player in the main window - it allows you to view your videos as well.

Moreover, you can cut off the black edges of the video freely. 

6. Inserting SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle, load your prepared SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle on the editing interface for better enjoyment. 

7. Add the image watermark and text watermark, even the video watermark to make a unique video file for you.

8. Collect the attracting pictures in the video for collection on your PC by means of using the snapshot function. 

9. Without complicate steps and superfluous clicks, you can view and find the converted video with just one click.

In terms of quality, speed, and number of features, this converter is better to most converters. I can say that it works well.

1. It works well; 
2. Good format support; 
3. Good conversion profiles.

Cons: None.

Customer Reviews from App Store:

Bradley: convert P2 MXF to MPEG and link clips together
I have been using your software as a rudimentary editing system. I am converting MXF files to MPEG-2 files to send to media outlets. We use Panasonic P2 cameras, and without the editing software, we were unable to push video out. With your product, we have been able to easily convert the files to mpeg, and ship them to our ftp site for the media, then post them to our YouTube site. The ability to link multiple clips together has been a lifesaver. I have told my friends about this product and highly recommended it! 

Arnold: Convert HD footage directly from cams
I LOVE YOUR SOFTWARE! I tried many others first and yours was the first I found that actually worked, and it is extremely powerful. I am using videos from an Insignia HD camcorder. The original files were incompatible with my current software and also were far too compressed (MEMORY HOGS) for newer software. The videos are in AVI format with an h.264 codec. I particularly like that I can import directly from my camera SD (saves me steps and time). 

Perkinson: Perfect synchronization:
I think the software is great- I tried and sampled many others and none were both straight forward AND accurate- particularly with regard to synchronizing audio with the video. 

Lucas: Good conversion speed and quality
The product was recommended to me by a local woman who specializes in Mac computers as I was having problems downloading from my new video camera to my software program. The conversion speed and quality are very good. It was so easy to use. I I can say it was very easy to figure out right away and I really appreciate that.

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Convert FCP Exported QuickTime Movie to MKV, MP4, AVI, MPG, FLV, WMV, etc.

Have you ever got the idea of converting FCP exported QuickTime MOV videos to MKV, MP4, AVI, MPG, FLV or WMV?

Final Cut Pro, as one of the most popular editing software, has attracted a lot of people’s interests. We usually know that Final Cut Pro exports typically in QuickTime formats with extension, MOV. However, sometimes for different usages, we have to make some changes with these exported MOV files, right? For example, WMV for Windows Media Player, MPG for Adobe Premiere, MP2 for Apple devices, etc. 

So how could we make the wishes mentioned above come true? Here I highly recommend you the Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which is a FCP Exported Video Converter that can support various output formats for so many different editing tools or media players. With the high quality reserved, it won’t miss the video quality.

Tips: Even for the latest Mac OS X 10.10 operation, it can handle well. Or for some Windows users, you can free download the Windows version to have a try. 

Let’s do some preparations here. Once you’ve finished editing your video in Final Cut Pro, go to File > Export > Quicktime Movie… to export your movie files.

Then we can add FCP exported files in this HD Video Converter with two effective buttons, ‘Add video’ and ‘Add from folder’. All your video clips will be listed on left. The most important point here is coming, what output formats you want you can all find on the output list. For example, ‘HD Video’ you can find some usual video formats with a high quality suck as MP4, AVI, etc. Especially for other editing tools or media players, just drop down the list, you will find more.

Also, in the ‘Settings’ button, do not forget to adjust your video clips with some personal settings. Let me show you an example: Video size as 1920*1080, bitrates as high quality, frame rate as 30? Each one can be designed for your requirements.

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