Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Convert Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC

Summary: In this page, we’ll study the Sony HDR-CX440 to Avid MC workflow to deal with the XAVC S footage in an effective way. Learn how to convert CX440 XAVC S to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC smooth editing.


The Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam, with 8GB Internal Memory features an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom lens with 30x optical zoom. The Sony HDR-CX440 captures Full HD 1920*1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images to its 8GB of internal memory or to optional media cards. The Sony CX440 records using XAVC S codec (up to 50 Mb/s) and features dual recording, which lets you simultaneously capture both high-quality AVCHD and web-optimized MP4 files.

You may have got the Sony HDR-CX440 camera, recorded some full-HD footages in XAVC S format, and wanted to import the XAVC S recordings to Avid MC for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony CX440 XAVC S files to Avid MC. Why the problems occur? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by Avid Media Composer so far. To import Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S videos to Avid MC for editing without issues, the best solution is to convert Sony CX440 XAVC S to Avid MC supported format.

Main Supported Video Formats for Avid Media Composer:
DNxHD: This is Avid’s baby. All kinds of DNxHD are supported natively via either of the import methods mentioned above.

H.264: 
H.264 is the ubiquitous codec, and it looks like it will stay for quite some time. Avid Media Composer supports H.264 natively, via AMA as mentioned above.

MPEG-4: Like H.264, Avid Media Composer supports MPEG-4 natively, via AMA as mentioned above. The Quicktime plug-ins are installed by default.

Since, DNxHD MOV is the most compatible codec for Avid MC, so if we want to edit Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S in Avid MC, it is necessary to convert those already shot XAVC S files to DNxHD .mov using third-party software. Here, you can depend on Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review). With this best program, besides Avid MC, it can also export MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, AIC for iMovie and more for native editing.

                              

Other Download:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/hd-video-converter-mac/
- Amazon Store Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Mac-Download/dp/B00QI9GNZS
- AppStore Download: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/pavtube-hd-video-converter/id502792488?mt=12
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-HD-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177786.html

How to work with Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S videos in Avid MC?

Step 1: Launch the HD Video Converter on your Mac, and then click the “Add video” button to import your XAVC S videos from Sony HDR-CX440 directly. In order to import several files at one time, you can click “Add from folder” button.



Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format.



Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Conclusion: Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click “Open” to get the output videos. Create a project and start Sony HDR-CX440 editing XAVC S videos in Avid MC with light speed.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Import Panasonic AJ-PX380 MXF to Premiere Pro CC for Editing

Summary: Below is a simple guide for you to smoothly import and edit Panasonic AJ-PX380 MXF in Premiere Pro CC on Mac with the best video quality.


The PX380, expected to release in September 2015, will record in AVC-LongG to output on-air content direct from the shooting location and for workflows using content transferred over the internet. The camera will capture at different AVC-LongG bit rates - AVC-LongG50/25 keeps 10 bit, 4:2:2 quality at bit rates of approximately 50/25 Mbps, and the more economical AVC-LongG12 is optimized for wireless field workflows.

Well, something frustrating, if you want to put the clips from Panasonic AJ-PX380 to Premiere Pro CC for editing, you will meet problems. The recordings from AJ-PX380 in MXF format can not be played or recognized by Premiere Pro CC easily. Up to now, Premiere Pro seems to work fine if you import your P2 MXF footages directly from cameras, but if you have already copied P2 MXF recordings to your HDD or you download them from somewhere, the importing error may jump out. If you accidentally meet with the problem, the best solution is to convert P2 MXF to MPEG-2, the format which is proved to be the most compatible one with all the Adobe products.

Well, Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (review) is highly recommended here to help you achieve your goal. It's an easy-to-use yet professional (P2) MXF converter, player and editor. The program is capable of converting PX380 MXF as well as Canon XFSony XDCAM to DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple ProRes, AIC, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems, including Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more.

          

Other Download:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/mxf-converter-mac/
- AppStore Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pavtube-mxf-converter/id502807634?mt=12
- Amazon Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-MXF-Converter-Mac-Download/dp/B00QID8K28
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-MXF-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177789.html

How to import Panasonic AJ-PX380 MXF to Premiere Pro CC for editing?

Step 1: Download Mac MXF Converter, and follow the prompts to install the program. When the installation is complete, the best MXF to Premiere Converter will launch automatically.

Step 2: Click “Add video” button to load Panasonic AJ-PX380 MXF files or directly drag the files into file list. By default, the files are selected. You can delete files which you don’t want to import to.



Step 3: Click “Format” bar to determine output format. For best image quality, click the format bar and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format.



Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start to convert Panasonic AJ-PX380 MXF to MPEG-2 MPG format. After conversion, import the converted MXF videos to PPro CC for real time editing and mastering.

Conclusion: You can set auto shutdown in progress window or leave it there and come back later. There is no more difficulty in editing Panasonic AJ-PX380 MXF in Premiere Pro CC.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Convert Sony PXW-X320 XAVC to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC

Summary: You may find that Avid Media Composer won’t work beautifully with Sony PXW-X320 XAVC videos. The easy workaround to resolve the issues is to convert Sony XAVC to DNxHD MOV, a more editable format for Avid MC.


The PXW-X320, with various functions inherited from Sony's world-acclaimed XDCAM camcorders and yet highly cost effective with lens included has won lots of users. The PXW-X320 supports recording in MPEG HD422, MPEG HD, MPEG IMX, and DVCAM. In additional, XAVC is also supported offering high quality content creation in the HD domain.

“I followed instructions on installing PDZK-MA2_v2.31_for Mac driver to make XAVC files editable in Avid with AMA. However, when I load the XAVC footage into the source monitor it says: CORE CONSISTENCY CHECK FAILURE. What’s the problem?”

Although Avid plug-in can solve some people’s confusion about importing XAVC to Avid MC for editing, it’s not for all the cases. The simplest workaround I found on Google is to convert Sony PXW-X320 XAVC to DNxHD MOV, which is compatible with Avid Media Composer, with a powerful third party program if you are eager to get a fluent workflow.

Tips: Main supported video formats for Avid Media Composer:
DNxHD: This is Avid’s baby. All kinds of DNxHD are supported natively via either of the import methods mentioned above.

H.264: H.264 is the ubiquitous codec, and it looks like it will stay for quite some time. Avid Media Composer supports H.264 natively, via AMA as mentioned above.

MPEG-4: Like H.264, Avid Media Composer supports MPEG-4 natively, via AMA as mentioned above. The Quicktime plug-ins are installed by default.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review) is the solid tool to help users achieve the goal, applying which you are capable of converting Sony XAVC to DNxHD MOV with lossless quality at faster speed so that you can edit Sony X320 XAVC in Avid MC without any problem. Besides, the program is developed with some useful editing features, including merging several clips into one for easy importing, downsizing the files for editing and storage, adding text/image/video to original files, adding subtitles, replacing original audio tracks, etc.

                  

Other Download:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/hd-video-converter-mac/
- Amazon Store Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Mac-Download/dp/B00QI9GNZS
- AppStore Download: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/pavtube-hd-video-converter/id502792488?mt=12
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-HD-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177786.html

How to convert Sony PXW-X320 XAVC to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC editing on Mac?

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load XAVC video. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.



Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format.



Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button on the bottom of the screen to start Sony XAVC to DNxHD MOV conversion process. The amount of time it takes will vary based on your system’s hardware and the quality settings you selected.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the generated video files. Now, you can edit Sony PXW-X320 XAVC in Avid Media Composer freely.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Import AJA Cion 4K Video to iMovie/FCE for Editing

Summary: If you wanna a way to edit AJA Cion 4K video in iMovie/FCE smoothly, just follow this page. This article will shed you some light on how to convert 4K video to AIC MOV.


AJA’s CION is a new ergonomic professional production camera, capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. CION offers in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs including ProRes 4444, and ProRes 422 up to 4K 60 fps, and offers the ability to output 4K AJA Raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. When recording in HD or 2K, the image is oversampled from the full 4K sensor, retaining focal length as well as providing a vibrant and detailed image.

4K footage looks amazing but if you don’t have a fast computer with a high end RAM and speedy processor it can make video editing a real nightmare. Your computer may freeze or crash when editing AJA Cion 4K video in iMovie/FCE. iMovie is one of the best video editing tools for Mac. With it, you can beautify your videos simply by cutting, cropping, merging, adding effects etc. to them. It works stable on Mac computer, so it's loved by millions of users. On the official site, it says iMovie can support DV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MOV and M4V file types. According to this, you are unable to import AJA Cion 4K ProRes to iMovie/FCE.

All in all, to smoothly import AJA Cion 4K ProRes to iMovie/FCE, you’d better to convert 4K video to iMovie/FCE totally compatible formats as we searched above. To get the job well done, we need to use an all-in-one program- Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review), applying which you are capable of converting AJA Cion 4K video to AIC MOV format, the compatible video format with iMovie/FCE, with lossless quality at faster speed so that you can edit 4K videos in iMovie/FCE without any problem. Besides, the program is developed with some useful editing features, including merging several clips into one for easy importing, downsizing the files for editing and storage, adding text/image/video to original files, adding subtitles, replacing original audio tracks, etc.

                            

Other Download:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/hd-video-converter-mac/
- Amazon Store Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Mac-Download/dp/B00QI9GNZS
- AppStore Download: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/pavtube-hd-video-converter/id502792488?mt=12
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-HD-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177786.html

How to import AJA Cion 4K video to iMovie/FCE for editing?

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load AJA Cion 4K video. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.



Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “iMovie and Final Cut Express>>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format.



Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button on the bottom of the screen to start AJA Cion 4K video to AIC MOV conversion process. The amount of time it takes will vary based on your system’s hardware and the quality settings you selected.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the generated video files. Now, you can edit AJA Cion 4K video in iMovie/FCE freely.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Edit GoPro Hero 4K Footage in Sony Vegas Pro

Summary: When you have recorded videos using your GoPro Hero camera, you’ll find the videos can’t be edited properly in Sony Vegas Pro. Check out these workarounds and troubleshooting tips below.


Hot search: downsize GoPro Hero 4K video to 1080p | GoPro Hero 4K video to Vimeo | GoPro Hero 4K video to VLC |GoPro Hero 4K video to Pinnacle Studio

The GoPro HD cameras like Hero2, Hero3, Hero4, etc. are familiar with everyone whoever has passion for sports and other outdoor activities. GoPro HD is the world's first true HD and best selling wearable camera to record sporting and other activities. The latest GoPro Hero4 Black allows you to record at up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second.

“Got a GoPro Hero4 for days and I'm having some problems editing the footage. When I import GoPro Hero 4K footage to Sony Vegas Pro, they play choppy and really slow, sometimes Sony Vegas Pro couldn’t recognize them, let alone for editing. I’m seeking for the solution to the GoPro to Sony Vegas Pro importing & editing issues.”

A little searching turns up the solution. Actually, Sony Vegas Pro has no ingest transcoder, nor timeline rendering. What does this mean? Since we were using footage from a GoPro Hero camera (notorious among the editing community for stuttering due to its high compression), we had to use another program to transcode the footage into a usable format. You can refer to detailed Sony Vegas Pro supported formats below:

Sony Vegas Pro 13 Supported file formats:
Opens: MOV, WMV, H.264, AA3, AAF, AIF, ASF, AU, AVC, AVI, BMP, BWF, CDA, DIG, DLX, DPX, DV, EXR, FLAC, GIF, HDP, IVC, JPEG, AVCHD, M2T, M2TS, MVC, Sony MXF (XDCAM and HDCAM SR), MP3, MP4, M4A, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, OGG, MPO, OMA, Panasonic MXF (DVCPRO, AVC-Intra) PCA, PSD, QT, R3D, PNG, SFA, SND, TIFF, TGA, W64, WAV, VOX, WDP, WMA, XAVC Intra MXF, XAVC S

Saves: H.264, AA3, FLAC, AC3, AIF, ATRAC, AVC, AVCHD, AVI, DPX, EXR, HDP, MOV, MP4, WMV, MP3, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, M2T, Sony MXF (XDCAM and HDCAM SR), MVC, OGG, Panasonic MXF (AVC-Intra), PCA, W64, WAV, WMA, XAVC S, XAVC Intra MXF

Sony Vegas Pro 12 Supported file formats:
Opens: AA3, AAF, AIF, ASF, AU, AVI, BMP, BWF, CDA, DIG, DLX, DPX, DV, EXR, FLAC, GIF, HDP, IVC, JPG, M2T, M2TS, MOV, Sony MXF (XDCAM and HDCAM SR), MP3, MP4, M4A, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, OGG, OMA, Panasonic MXF (DVCPRO 25, 50, 100, AVC-Intra 50, 100), PCA, PNG, PSD, QT, R3D, SFA, SND, TIFF, TGA, VOX, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV

Saves: AA3, AC3, AIF, ATRAC, AVC, AVI, DPX, EXR, FLAC, HDP, MOV, MP3, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, MP4, M2T, Sony MXF (XDCAM and HDCAM SR), OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV

Since Sony Vegas Pro might not work with some GoPro Hero 4K videos due to the codec issue, to get rid of the trouble, we need to convert GoPro Hero 4K footage to Sony Vegas Pro preferred codec and then transfer the converted videos to Sony Vegas Pro for editing. To achieve the goal, you can use Pavtube Video Converter, the best app that can help you convert 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro compatible video format with original quality. It saves you both time and trouble. And all you need is to drag the result videos for playing and editing.

                      

Other Download:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video_converter/
- Amazon Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html

Steps to convert GoPro Hero 4K footage to Sony Vegas Pro acceptable format:

Step 1: Download and install the program. Click “Add video” on the main interface to load your GoPro Hero 4K videos to the program. You can also drag the files to the program’s window list directly. This program can also support the batch video clips.



Step 2: Select the right formats for editing in Sony Vegas Pro. Here we suggest you to go to the “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” list, you will get the “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the best output.



Step 3: In the “Settings” button, you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.

Step 4: After all the settings, you can preview the final result of movie. If you are happy with the effect, you can then press the big “Convert” button on the lower right to launch the conversion.

Conclusion: This program is highly efficient because it’s boosted with CPU and GPU (30X faster). And a neat process bar will show the percentage and remaining time. When all conversions completed, you’ll get a pop-up notice. Just click “Open Folder”, you can fast find where your converted files are saved.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Work Canon C300 Mark II MXF with FCP 6/7

Summary: Are you confused about how to work Canon C300 Mark II MXF with FCP 6/7? This article will tell you best way to import and edit C300 Mark II MXF in FCP 6/7 on Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks. Get it now.


Hot search: C300 Mark II 4K MXF to Avid | C300 Mark II 4K MXF to iMovie | C300 Mark II 4K MXF to Premiere Pro

Canon C300 Mark II is a very hot camcorder on the market now. A lot of users choose to buy this excellent camcorder. It is a new camcorder with 4K internal video recording, which is aimed at beginners and semi-professionals who would want to upgrade to shoot 4K video without spending the big bucks for it. While as we often mentioned, as the incompatible one, MXF cannot be one of the best supported video formats for FCP 6/7.

Though Canon C300 Mark II camcorder can help you to record high quality 4K MXF footages, but usually it can make video editing a real nightmare. “I’ve got a ton of Canon C300 Mark II footage that I’m trying to import the C300 Mark II 4K MXF files to FCP 7 for further editing. Since the files come out natively as MXF, FCP 7 couldn’t recognize these files at all, let alone do the polishing work. What should I do?”

To ensure a smooth workflow, you need to know if FCP 6/7 can ingest any video in .mxf format. Searching high and low, I got a solid answer and want to share the tips and tricks for editing 4K MXF in FCP 6/7 with all of you. As an ideal video editing tool, FCP 6/7 is widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to FCP 6/7 for editing, you'll be disappointed since FCP 6/7 accepts Apple ProRes 422, DV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and QuickTime. So we can easily find that Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF is not a compatible format for FCP 6/7.

Final Cut Pro series prefer Apple ProRes codec family for editing. If you are a beginner, you may know a little about the Apple ProRes family. In the beginning, let’s look at the Apple ProRes family:

1.Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and ProRes 422, the ProRes 422 (LT) balances incredible image quality with smaller file size and it is perfect for digital broadcast environments where storage capacity and bandwidth are at a premium. While Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) supply higher video quality.

2.If you want to convert video to a ProRes format with a nice balance between image quality and file size, you’d better choose the Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov) format.

3.If you are editing video offline with Final Cut Server, the Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) is recommended here.

4. If you hope to retain the maximum possible quality of your camera footage, the Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) is the ideal format.

In this case, what’s the best solution to import and edit C300 Mark II 4K MXF files with FCP 6/7? Absolutely, it’s to convert 4K MXF to ProRes, native supported video format for FCP 6/7 as mentioned above. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac. With this program, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF footage for smoothly importing and editing in various NLEs.

                    

Other Download:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/mxf-converter-mac/
- AppStore Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pavtube-mxf-converter/id502807634?mt=12
- Amazon Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-MXF-Converter-Mac-Download/dp/B00QID8K28
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-MXF-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177789.html

How to work Canon C300 Mark II MXF with FCP 6/7?

Step 1: Download Mac MXF Converter, and follow the prompts to install the program. When the installation is complete, the best MXF Converter for Mac will launch automatically.

Step 2: Click “Add video” button to load Canon C300 Mark II MXF files or directly drag the files into file list. By default, the files are selected. You can delete files which you don’t want to import to.



Step 3: Click the “Format” drop-down menu to select suitable format as output. There are many presets here. Here you’re suggested to choose “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.



Step 4: When all set done, simply press big “Convert” button on the right bottom of the program to finish the transformation of MXF to ProRes MOV format with high output quality and fast conversion speed.

Conclusion: OK, everything is ready, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button and instantly edit Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF files in FCP 6/7.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Work with Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD in iMovie

Summary: Having “unrecognized format” issue while importing Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD to iMovie? If you are looking for a way to make the workflow between Canon C100 Mark II and iMovie more smoothly, you may have interest in this article.


Hot search: C100 Mark II AVCHD to FCP X | C100 Mark II AVCHD to Premiere | C100 Mark II AVCHD to Avid MC

Canon’s second-generation C100 Mark II digital video camera is being positioned as an affordable solution for video and film production, featuring dual codec capability to process simultaneous AVCHD and MP4 recording, including 59.94P capture along with slow and fast motion recording.

Most consumers are happy with the C100 Mark II for its new design and performance upgrades, but for some reason people may run into unexpected incompatibility issues while editing C100 Mark II AVCHD footage on Mac through iMovie or FCE. “As a Mac lover and user I appreciate iMovie and would use it to edit footage downloaded from a Canon C100 Mark II digital video camera. My problem is that, my colleague shot video files in both MP4 mode and AVCHD mode. I have no problem with MP4 recordings, but have issues while using C100 Mark II AVCHD footage in iMovie, especially files at 60p (59.94 fps). They are very buggy. Do I need to convert these files to another format or how do I import them to iMovie so I can edit them flawlessly? Can anyone give me some suggestions if you are using a similar (or same) Canon video camera? Video specs are 1920*1080, 28 Mbps at 59.94p and 1920 *1080, 24 Mbps at 23.98p. Many thanks in advance.”

In fact, AVCHD is a high compressed codec and it’s not a good editing format for many video editing software, including iMovie. iMovie and FCE are pretty picky about the video they use, and they cannot handle 60p AVCHD files well. If you want to bring in 60p AVCHD clips that you’ve got from Canon C100 Mark II, you need to first convert AVCHD to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) MOV, a format that is full compatible with iMovie/FCE on your Mac.

Some main formats that iMovie supported are allowed below:



List of iMovie exported video formats:



It’s clearly that AIC is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will read and handle well. In this way, you can expect a fast and fluid workflow between C100 Mark II AVCHD and iMovie. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. By running it, there's no need to set the codec by yourself; the Mac program has optimized presets for iMovie. Besides, the program is developed with some useful editing features, including merging several clips into one for easy importing, downsizing the files for editing and storage, adding text/image/video to original files, adding subtitles, replacing original audio tracks, etc.

                            

Other Download:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/mts-converter-mac/
- Amazon Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-MTS-M2TS-Converter-Download/dp/B00QIE3U0Y
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-MTS-M2TS-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177029.html

Here is a step-by-step tutorial for you to figure out your AVCHD MTS footage to iMovie problem:

Step 1: Import Canon C100 Mark II files to Mac MTS Converter. Run it as the best Mac MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load your original files. You may also directly drag and drop files to application UI for importing files.



Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “iMovie and Final Cut Express>>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as the best output format.



Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting C100 Mark II AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple files and convert them at one time.

Conclusion: After converting, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button. Now, you can edit Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD footage in iMovie freely.

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