Showing posts with label Final Cut Pro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Final Cut Pro. Show all posts

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thought on A Workflow for AVCHD in FCPX and DaVinciResolve 9

When you have a thought on a workflow for AVCHD in FCPX and Resolve 9, why not take the following paper for a reference? 
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FCPX---(pronounced "Final Cut Pro Ten") is a video editing app for OS X from Apple Inc. and the successor to Final Cut Pro. FCP X was announced in April 2011 simultaneously at the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro Users Group held at Bally's Las Vegas and at the NAB Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center and released in June 2011.

Resolve 9As one of the earliest pioneers in post production products, Davinci Systems introduced several innovative products and was considered a significant player in the post production industry during its 25 years of operation.


With Blackmagic DesignDaVinci Resolve 9 Lite being free and a really powerful grading tool, many users are trying it out. It makes a great companion to Apple Final Cut Pro X and is really easy to move files between both applications via XML.

However, we have found that it performs really badly with AVCHD files. When you import AVCHD files, like those from the Sony NEX-FS100 / 700, FCPX creates ProRes Proxy files in the background. FCPX then uses those files in the timeline, so you are not actually editing with the AVCHD file but rather the proxy.

Here is a simple workflow for you to get a smooth working process in Resolve from FCPX with AVCHD. Let’s have a look.

In FCPX: Select your Event containing your clips. Select “File/Transcode Media…” and then select “Create optimized media”. Let FCPX do its thing. FCPX is now transcoding the AVCHD files to ProRes 422. Now export your project XML file.

In Resolve: Launch and browse your Final Cut Events Folder in Media panel. Find the Event folder for your project, inside it you’ll see a folder called “Transcoded Media” in there you’ll find 3 folders, open “High Quality Media”. Select all the files, right click and select “Add to Media Pool”.

Now move to the Conform tab and import the FCPX XML file and uncheck “Automatically import source clips into media pool”.Resolve will use the files already in the Media Pool, which are high quality ProRes 422 files, rather than the original AVCHD files. Things should run a lot smoother.

Question: How to make it easier for editing AVCHD MTS files both in FCPX or Resolve9?
Answer: An AVCHD MTS Video Converter for you!

If you wanna know more about the specific process of converting AVCHD MTS to Apple Prores mov for FCP and DNxHD mov for Resolve, here we can go.

Step1. Import AVCHD MTS files from ‘Add videos’ or ‘Add from folder’


Step 2. Make it easier to choose output formats.(1).’Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 codec mov.’  (2).’Avid Media Compose’ >> “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)


Step 3.More ‘Settings’ for you! Set something about your video and audio.  Including Video size, bitrates and fame rate and more. 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.


Tip: More small functions are waiting for you. ’Edit’>>’Crop, Trim, Subtitles, etc.’


Start conversion with ‘Convert’ button.

Not only for FCP or Resolve, but also for other editing system like iMovie or Premiere. MTS Video Cnverter for Mac will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.

Import Panasonic GH4 4K Videos to DaVinci Resolve 9
Make Avid DNxHD MXF Load to Resolve

Monday, August 11, 2014

An efficient way to Import Canon C500 PL 4K MXF to FCP X

Do you wanna import Canon EOS C500/C500 PL 4K MXF to FCP X? Maybe the strongest converting tool iMixMXF can do a favor.

1. Why not use iMixMXF to transfer Canon c500 PL MXF files? 

We all know, Canon EOS C500PL, as one of the most popular professional camcorders, it was loved by most photographers. Due to its vivid high-definition and multiple functions, it has brought us a lot of unforgettable moments and memories. But unfortunately, we can’t import our videos into FCP X directly for editing. Cause Canon C500 PL recoded files are MXF format while the best video format FCP X supported is Apple Pro Res 422 MOV. Thus we need a friendly converter called iMixMXF to transcode MXF format to ProRes 422 MOV.

import Canon 4K MXF to FCP X

2.iMixMXF---An efficient tool for converting with multi-track preversed.  

As a strong convert tool, iMixMXF supplies us a convenient way to accept the MXF files and make it easier for FCP X to edit. On the other hand, iMixMXF can not only output ProRes 422 MOV but also support some other formats, such as H.264/Mpeg-4, MKV,MPEG-2 Video ect. What’s more, this software has an outstanding feature that can output the videos with multi-track audio preserved. However, to those who have no needs in multi-track function, we can recommend another tool for you :Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac. It’s a good choice too.

Pavtube iMixMXF vs Tipard MXF Converter for Mac

3. Does iMixMXF also support other camcorder brands? 

Maybe there are still some users must be confused if iMixMXF can also support other camcorder brands .For example: Sony, Panasonic or other brands. There is no doubt iMixMXF has a strong capacity to solve these problems well. So why not have a try? I’ m sure you will love it.
The following URL showed us the specific steps on how to import MXF to FCP with iMixMXF. Open it if you need:

Recently we hear that some users reflect there was no audio when they convert MXF files to Apple Pro Res 422. Here we’ll supply several tips for our readers:
  • a. Before you put the recorded MXF files into FCP X , Please make sure they can be played well. So why not check it on your personal camcorders firstly?
  • b. The most important point for us to pay attention to is the process of converting videos. After selecting our task, click the “properties” item to choose a correct audio stream ID. Then we could have a try in the window on the right and convert these task smoothly.
convert MXF to ProRes with audio

Take the measures metioned above , we will successfully get our video format from Canon C500PL MXF to FCP X for editing.


a. If our MXF footages are shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, we must make sure we have imported the video and audio files at the same time, or we might get our audio or video missed.

Panasonic P2 Structure

b.For more details about iMixMXF, we can refer to the online help page.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

MTS to FCP X Converter- Get Sony HDR-CX330 fluent workflow in Final Cut Pro X

In this tutorial, I intend to outline how to get Final Cut Pro X to work with the 1080 60p AVCHD MTS clips from Sony HDR-CX330.
Model 2014 spring line Handycam have such characteristics as stabilization system Balanced Optical SteadyShot, gives the picture a greater precision, advanced built-in projectors, simple wireless connection and remote control from your smartphone. The availability of new models Handycam: HDR-PJ810, HDR-PJ530, HDR-PJ330, HDR-PJ240, HDR-CX240, HDR-CX530, HDR-CX330 – February 2014. Available colors: HDR-PJ240 (black, red, silver), other models are available in black only.

Below are Sony HDR-CX330 main features:

  • 1/5.8' back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 9.2 still image resolution
  • 1920×1080 video output with 60p/60i framerates
  • 26.8-804.0mm Sony G Lens
  • f1.8-4.0 minimum aperture
  • 2.7″ Clear Photo 230K dot LCD display
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Intelligent Active mode
  • Wi-Fi/NFC
  • $330

Sony CX330 can record high-quality AVCHD video while simultaneously recording web-optimized MP4 videos. It is the best camera I've ever owned, and a delight to pick up, to carry on long treks and to use. Let me start by saying that I have been a FCP X, and I find I can't directly import the Sony CX330 1080/60P AVCHD files to FCP X. Does this 60p mts file are not supported by FCP?

After visiting FCP official website, we know that FCP X can't support 50P/60P videos. To smoothly edit Sony HDR-CX330 1080/60p AVCHD footages in FCP X on Mac, the first thing I have to do is to transcode Sony CX330 1080/60p AVCHD footages to FCP compatible Apple ProPres codec for further editing.

At first, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is recommended. It is an easy-to-use MTS to FCP X Converter for Mac program with clean interface. And it is good at converting Sony HDR-CX330 MTS files to various formats for editing, playback, uploading, burning etc. on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). You can try the free trial version to test the functions at first.

How to convert Sony HDR-CX330 1080/60p AVCHD MTS to ProRes for FCP X?

Step 1. Load Sony CX330 AVCHD MTS files.

Get this Sony AVCHD to FCP Converter installed; Connect your Sony HDR-CX330 to your Mac via USB, or insert your SD card to Mac, browser the 1080/60p .mts files from AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.

Launch Pavtube AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, click to top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder.

Step 2. Select best video format for FCP X.

Click on the Format, you would see all profiles for different programs and devices. It’s recommended to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the most compatible video codec for FCP X.

1. You can also select Apple ProRes 422(LT) which will give smaller file size.

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

2. You are able to adjust profile preset before conversion by clicking Settings which is marked as 3 above. But it’s better to use the default profile settings because they are the most optimized for each output devices.

Step 3. Convert Sony HDR-CX330 1080/60p AVCHD footages to FCP X.

Click the “Convert” button to start the fast transcoding Sony HDR-CX330 1080/60p AVCHD mts to ProRes on Mac. Once finished, you could locate the generated .MOV files by clicking “Open” icon and load these converted files to FCP X for video editing on Mac.

Now, I can freely use the CX330 Full HD 60p videos in FCP X on Mac. Hope the tutorial I shared can do some favor for you if you have issues with importing Sony HDR-CX330 1080/60P MTS files into FCP X.

Read more:
Best method to change video format from mts to swf
Easily Edit Sony HDR-CX330 MTS in Sony Vegas Pro 12
Best Way to convert Canon HF G30 AVCHD footage to Premiere Pro  

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Quick and Easy way to convert JVC GY-HM650 MXF to Prores LT for FCP 6/7

Summary: To smoothly import JVC GY-HM650U MXF to Final Cut Pro 6/7, you can follow it to solving the problem by transcoding ProHD MXF to Prores 422 LT for FCP editing.

ProHD is a JVC's term describing a suite of professional high definition camcorders. JVC's GY-HM650 is the perfect camcorder for next generation newsgathering. With dual codec recording, clips can be transferred to the station immediately with built in FTP. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use, this camera offers superb low light performance, a long (23x) wide angle zoom lens, and MXF file interoperability from acquisition to air.

The MXF video is excellent, however, it cannot be directly edit on Apple software such as FCP 6 or FCP 7, for example:

“I record some video clips with the JVC GY-HM650U Camcorder and want to edit the MXF files in FCP 7, however, the FCP just could not accept the HM650U MXF video clips, so how can I solve this problem? Thanks.”

First, you should know FCP native format is the Apple ProRes 422 codec. This is a common format developed by Apple. ProRes 422 is intended for non-linear editing with Apple Final Cut Pro. It retains higher quality when you convert MXF to ProRes for FCP. Below are some useful tips for you and you will know how to import and edit JVC GY-HM650U MXF to Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac.

1. Download Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac here. This is excellent software which can help you convert MXF video to ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 LT for FCP 6/7 and FCP X. Besides, it supports many other formats for output.

2. Install and launch the Professional MXF to FCP Converter for Mac, import the MXF video from JVC GY-HM650U.

3. Choose the best output format for Final Cut Pro. Click on "Format" and choose "Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422(LT) (*.mov)" format.

The Apple ProRes 422 (LT) codec provides the following:

Roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (thus, smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422)

a. You can click settings to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate and frame rate.

b. You can click edit button to edit MXF video, such as deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up and crop.

4. Click convert button to start JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF to ProRes 422 LT conversion.

After converting, you can import converted MXF footage to FCP 6/7 instantly without rendering.

What's more:

1. This MXF Converter for Mac from Pavtube will retain the timecode for Final Cut Pro after converting. And refer to the picture below to see how this cool mac mxf converting tool keep the timecode for FCP.

2. If you need more powerful converter that can transcode 1080p HD Video, DVD and Blu-ray, you can try iMedia Converter for Mac

3. Futhermore, if your MXF files have 2 audio tracks or more, here is a new program named iMixMXF with multi-track preserving and mixing features. You can download the trial version for evaluation!

In a word, hope you to enjoy your JVC GY-HM650U MXF footage workflow in Final Cut Pro 6/7 with ease.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Create 3D & Multi-track Videos for Videographers With Latest Update to Pavtube MXF MultiMixer

The latest upgrade to Pavtube's MXF MultiMixer and iMixMXF software allows users to now create 3D videos and still support multi-track audio preservation. The latest upgrade also allows MXF videos to be played on websites, tablets, smartphones, HD Media Players and TVs.

Source: PRWeb
Photographers and videographers can now convert 2D videos to 3D and preserve or mix MXF multi audio tracks with the latest upgrade to Pavtube's MXF MultiMixer and its Mac version, iMixMXF.

The MXF video format is familiar to most professional videographers and enthusiasts if they use any sort of professional camera or camcorder. However the MXF format is not supported by major editing software(Convert Canon MXF to multiple audio tracks ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7), most websites, tablets, smart phones and TVs, and people cannot play MXF video on them directly.

The Pavtube MXF MultiMixer software is designed to help those video-graphing fans to be able to edit or play videos on these platforms and also do much more with their videos.

"I get numerous customer requests everyday asking for ways to convert MXF video for all usable formats. A lot of users shoot videos with camcorders in HD quality and then want to upload the videos online, to websites like YouTube and others," said Sally Lee, one of Pavtube's customer support professionals.

Sally continued, "Many people converting MXF multi-track videos have tried to have all audio tracks in one video, but weren't able to do so. They simply mix them up into one, or lose one or two tracks. Some customers also have the need to output 3D videos. With the recent upgrade to our software, we found a way to help them."

Many professional cameras and camcorders now record videos with multiple audio tracks in MXF format. Canon XF series cameras, for example, are the most typical and widely used models which include two audio tracks, one is recorded by the microphone and the other recorded by headset. Of course, more audio tracks options come with more professional devices, such as Panasonic P2 MXF, and Sony XDCAM MXF.

Pavtube's developers found ways to meet customers' needs with some advanced technology in the first version of MXF MultiMixer/iMixMXF and helped users retain the original audio tracks in .MKV, .MP4 and .MOV. With this latest upgraded version they were able to add 3D output.

Sally continued "Some customers also found it helps fix some Cannon C300 clips that were corrupt, and can merge several clips into one bigger clip. These 2 features are also frequently mentioned and favored by other Pavtube users."

"With this latest update with 3D video output feature, Pavtube MXF MultiMixer/iMixer becomes unique among MXF converters. It is really good news for video editing hobbyists. They are now able to convert their current 2D videos to 3D in MKV, MOV, AVI, MP4, WMV formats so that they can play 3D video on various portable devices, and make 3D Stereoscopic editing with Premiere Pro CS5 etc. And it's still a perfect multi-track MXF mixer and preserver," concluded Sally. (How to Mix multiple audio tracks into one track on Mac?)

From Videographers Can Now Create 3D & Multi-track Videos With the Latest Update to Pavtube MXF MultiMixer

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Convert Canon 70D MOV to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ/Proxy for FCP editing

The article shows you the best workaround for editing Canon EOS 70D videos in FCP by transcoding Canon 7D MOV to FCP native editing format: Apple Prores 422 Codec or ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 Proxy.
I'm working on a feature on my Mac, shot on Canon 70D, and am in the process of converting all my MOV files to manageable ProRes files. But I am unsure how to do this. Can someone give me a basic rundown of the procedure? I would be most appreciative.
This question is from one of my client, if you have used Canon 70D camera and recorded many 1080p videos, then how to ingest Canon 70D mov video into FCP for editing without crashing problem and avoid rendering?

In fact, MOV video format came from Canon 70D is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, which means it is not convenient for editing on Mac with Final Cut Pro. To import Canon EOS 70D 1080P video to Final Cut Pro for editing, the best way is to convert Canon EOS 70D 1080p HD MOV video to Final Cut Pro native Apple Prores .mov video on Mac.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is a professional Mac Canon 7D MOV to FCP Converter for you to easily convert Canon 70D 1080p H.264 MOV video to Apple ProRes 422 so that you can easily import the Canon h.264 recordings to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac (10.9 Mavericks adn Mountain Lion included). This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.

Breaking news: Pavtube Studio has started the 2013 Christmas Hot Deals, if you get HD Video Converter for Mac, you can free get DVD Creator for Mac which can help you to free burn Canon mov footage to DVD on Mac with ease. Never miss!

Below is a brief guide for you.

How to import Canon EOS 70D H.264 MOV footage to Final Cut Pro on Mac? 

1. Free Download and run the best Canon 7D H.264 MOV converter and drag 70D MOV files to the software.

2. Click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP 6/7 or FCP X. For editing Nikon MOV on Mac, you can choose Apple ProRes 422 for FCP.


Here listed the main difference of the five ProRes codecs.

a. ProRes 422 (HQ): offers the utmost possible quality for 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 sources and provides target data rate of approximately 220 Mbps and higher quality than Apple ProRes 422;

b. ProRes 422: provides target data rate of approximately 145 Mbps and higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);

c. ProRes 422 (LT): provides roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (thus, smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422) and higher quality than ProRes 422 (Proxy);

Learn how to convert Canon EOS 70D H.264 MOV to ProRes 422 LT for FCP X 

d. ProRes 422 (Proxy): provides roughly 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 and high-quality offline editing at the original frame size, frame rate, and aspect ratio;

e. ProRes 4444: offers the utmost possible quality for 4:4:4 sources and roughly 50 percent higher than the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).

Step 4. You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

Note 1: You are allowed to adjust output video and video parameters. However, if you have no idea about profile setting, keep it as original recordings will provide you the files with less quality loss, and keep default settings is also a good choice for your to get a high quality files.

Note 2: In order to get customized videos, you can add subtitles to your own videos.

The free Subtitle Edit will help you to edit your own subtitles then put it into videos.

Read More: Subtitle FAQs: Free permanently attach subtitles to videos/movies

3. Click convert button in the main interface to start converting Canon 70D H.264 MOV videos to Prores for FCP.

Some more helpful features of the app:

1. Settings- Click to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc, customize the parameters as you want.

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

After converting the MOV to ProRes format, you can easily import/edit Canon EOS 70D h.264 mov files in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X smoothly on Mac.


1. Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

2. This Mac Canon MOV Video Converter can convert mov video to Prores with retaining timecode for FCP.

Refer to the picture below to see how this cool mac H.264 converting tool keep the timecode for FCP. It is not difficult to find that the timecode is kept.

3. Pavtube HD Video Converter can also convert Canon 70D mov videos to iMovie and FCEPremiere ProAvid Media ComposerDaVinci ResolveApple Aperture 3 and After Effects CS6 with good quality, just download the and have a try.

And you can get more info about how to import video to FCP (X) on pavtube website.


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