Showing posts with label Sony. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sony. Show all posts

Thursday, June 5, 2014

How Wonderful to load 2014 FIFA World Cup XAVC in FCP for editing and sharing

If you have the channes to got to Brazil and record some XAVC video clips of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Game, you may plan to edit XAVC files in FCP, just keep reading to learn how.

The FIFA World Cup is, arguably, the world’s greatest single sports event nowadays. Footaball fans have gone to the heated discussion to guest the most splendid match in 2014 FIFA World Cup and for the most truehearted fan, if you have free time and sufficient money, the most awesome thing is heading to Brazil for watching this world-anticipated World Cup on live. And probably you will have your lucky day to come across your favorite Lionel Andrés Messi, Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, Zinedine Yazid Zidane and more. Oh, that's pretty cool, right?

In case you take a XAVC camera like Sony F55 to record 2014 FIFA World Cup Video, and get some 4K, 2K, 1080P and 720P videos. You may have the quesion: Can I load World Cup XAVC shootings into FCP for editing on Mac? 
The answer is "No". Don't worry about this. This guide will show you two ways to import and edit World Cup XAVC recordings in FCP X on Mac.

Sony has introduced XAVC Apple FCP X plugin for FCP X along with the Sony utility. This plugin allows you to use the log and transfer fuction to edit 4K, 2K and HD videos captured with XAVC camcorders. Start editing 2014 FIFA World Cup XAVC video immediately upon import into Final Cut Pro X, without converting!

Sony Plugin for XAVC in Final Cut Pro X (FCP-X) 

Note: This plug-in requires:- Final Cut Pro X 10.0.8 or higher for XAVC format

If your Final Cut Pro version is lower than 10.0.8, you will can't use this plugin. Install, run, log, transfer... This is a long and painful process. And you can't edit World Cup XAVC files in FCP natively. I think this way isn't good for you.

To accomplish your goal, here is an easier way to convert XAVC to prores codec—the most compatible video codec for FCP using Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, which is a great World Cup Video Converter for Mac. It can not only convert World Cup XAVC footage to Apple ProRes codec, but also guarantee smooth editing. Compatible OS: Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion 10.8 and Mavericks 10.9. 

Now get it installed and let's work it out. 

Specific Tutorial on How to load 2014 FIFA World Cup XAVC videos to FCP 6/7/X for editing? 

Step 1: Click  "Add Video" icon to load your XAVC video to World Cup Video Converter for Mac.

Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. 

Click the "Format" option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as output format. 


To get 1080 videos, we need to click the "Settings" button and choose 1920*1080 as output video resolution. 

Step 3: Convert World Cup XAVC files for FCP. 

Click the read button Convert to start transcoding 2014 World Cup Brazil XAVC files to MOV for FCP. When the conversion is completed, click "Open" button to locate the converted Apple ProRes 422 MOV files for editing with Final Cut Pro. 

Now collect highlights about World Cup Brazil 2014 together and have a visual feast of this football match.


1. This Ultimate Converter for Mac is a not only a XAVC to FCP Converter but also a comprehensive and all-in-one solution to backup BD & DVD, rip BD/DVD, and convert video footages to any popular video/audio format.

2. Other than transcode World Cup 2014 XAVC videos to FCP, you can also convert World Cup matched in Brazil to iMovie, FCE, Avid, Premiere etc. for editing on Mac with this toolbox.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Free watch Stallone’s The Expendables 2 Blu-ray on Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

With the help of this article, you can set the best video format for enjoying Stallone’s The Expendables 2 Blu-ray movies with Sony Xperia Z2 anytime and anywhere.

The Expendables 2

The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job.

The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time - six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way....

Director: Simon West
Writers: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Wenk, Ken Kaufman, David Agosto, David Callaham
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Genre: Action and Adventure
Run Time: 1 hour 43 minutes

Want to to pre-order Sony Xperia Z2 and view Stallone’s The Expendables 2 Blu-ray movies on Xperia Z2 like me? Sony’s Xperia Z2 looks very much like its predecessor, the Xperia Z1 with which you can get the complete entertainment experience with 4K ultra HD video recording and movies, music and games to enjoy on a pin-sharp 5.2-inch screen.  However, without ripping, you can't directly Blu-ray to Xperia Z2.
No problem, with a useful Blu-ray to Xperia Z2 converter, you can easily convert Stallone’s The Expendables 2 Blu-ray movie to Xperia Z2 support format on Windows 8.1/8/7.

Software required:
Please download the right version of Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper first, and the following guide is based on windows version.

Rip Stallone’s The Expendables 2 Blu-ray movie files to Xperia Z2 supportted video 

Step 1. Run this Top Blu-ray Ripper, as the Blu-ray to Sony Xperia Converter.

Click "Load Disc" to choose Load your Blu-ray Disc. Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper, as the Blu-ray to Xperia Converter, will detect the real main title and check it by default.

Tip: You can select a subtitle language and then check Forced subtitles to output a video with only subtitles in the foreign language part.

Step 2. Select Sony Xperia Z2 compatible format.

Hit the "Format" menu you could choose the suitable profile for Sony Xperia Z2. When you cannot find the particular profile for your device from Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, don't worry, it includes several general presets which are compatible for most Android phones and tablets.


1. You can customize video specs by clicking the "Settings" icon on program interface, you are allowed to set presets to get better video and audio performance on your Sony Xperia Z2.


Codec: h.264
Size: 1280*720/1920*1080
Bitrate: 1500~2500
Frame rate: 24


Codec: aac
Sample rate: 48000
Bitrate: 128000
Channels: Stereo

Note: Higher Bitrate leads to better video quality in saved file, but it also creates larger video size. Don't forget the balance between video quality and size.

2. If you want to leave out the title and tail leader of the film when you transfer your Blu-ray to Xperia Z2, 

click "Editor", Then use the "trim" function to set start and end time of your videos. The length of the output video could depend on your own need.

Step 3. Start the Stallone’s The Expendables 2 Blu-ray to MP4 conversion.

When everything is OK, just press the "Convert" button to start the Blu-ray to Xperia Z2 MP4 conversion. It will not take much time. Just wait for the conversion process to get done.

After conversion, you can click "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video. Then transfer and enjoy Stallone’s The Expendables 2 Blu-ray on Sony Xperia Z2 anytime and anywhere.

Additional Tips:
If you want to convert Blu-ray movie to MP4 with multiple audio tracks (languages) for your Surface, try our ByteCopy or ByteCopy for Mac

If you are looking for a powerful all-in-one ultimate video converter software to convert various 1080p/720p videos, Blu-ray and DVDs to your tablet or phone for enjoying, simultaneously saving time and effort, Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rip and Convert DVD movies on Sony Xperia Z2 in multi-track MP4 format

Summary: This tutorial shows you an easy way to convert DVD movies on Xperia Z2 in multi-track MP4 format so you can switch to the desired language during playback.

Do you you anything about Sony's upcoming Xperia flag-bearer, which was just launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona? Xperia Z2 looks and feels a lot like its predecessors the Xperia Z, Z1 and Z1 compact: there's a similar mix of glass and metal, the former on both the front and back and the latter at the sides, and the two elements are joined seamlessly. Clove are now taking pre-orders for the Z2 Tablet with 5.2 inch 1920 x 1080 screen.

For watching movies on Sony Xperia Z2, it would be great. To get your favorite DVD movies into Xperia Z2 for amusement, you need to convert DVD to Xperia Z2 supported video format first and then transfer the result videos to the Windows 8.1 RT tablet. Here Pavtube DVD Ripper is an easy-to-use program for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of my DVDs. It works well in putting DVD movies onto Xperia Z2.

Generally, a DVD movie will contain multiple tracks and subtitles, that will give us wonderful audio enjoyment and allows us the select the language we need. Then how to keep multi-tracks and subtitles when converting? This tutorial is about how to convert DVD to Xperia Z2 in multitracks MP4 format easily and fast so that you can watch DVD movies on Sony Xperia Z2 with any language by switching to the desired one.

At first Pavtube ByteCopy is your great choice to rip DVD disc to Xperia Z2 compatible MP4 format as well as multiple audio tracks saved for Xperia Z2 playback.

How to Rip DVD to Multi-track MP4 for watching on Sony Xperia Z2?

Part One. Rip/Convert DVD to Multi-track MP4 for Xperia Z2

Step 1. Free download the Multi-track DVD Converter (Mac users can download here), install and launch it. Click the “Load files” button to import source DVD disc.

Step 2. Choose “Multi-track Video > Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)” from the “Format” drop-down list as output format.

Tip: This profile extracts more than one audio track from source DVD movies in saved MP4 files. And you are allowed to remove unwanted audio track by unchecking the “Check” box in front of each audio source.

Step 3. Hit the “Convert” button on Pavtube ByteCopy main UI to start ripping DVD to Multi-track MP4 for Sony Xperia Z2. Once the conversion process finishes, open output folder and locate the created multi-track MP4 movie.

Part Two. Stream and watch Multi-track MP4 movies on Xperia Z2

Step 1. Install multi-track player on Xperia Z2. When typing in the keyword “multitrack player” in Android app Store, many free or charged apps would show up, choose one and install on your Xperia Z2.

Step 2. Then add created multi-track MP4 movie to this multi-track player.

Step 3. Open this multi-track player, open the source multi-track MP4, and choose wanted language during movie playback.

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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.

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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

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Odyssey family: Odyssey 7 and Odyssey 7Q

Convergent Design is announcing two exciting new monitor/recorder products: Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q. The Odyssey family is intended to follow users as they journey through their careers from DSLRs to high-end 4K raw cine cameras, hugging the ever-changing camera technology curve and adapting to change without invasive hardware changes or costly upgrades. The Odyssey series combines Convergent Design's knowledge and experience of both broadcast and cinematography recorders, while adding the capabilities of a high-end professional monitor for an amazing $1295 USD (Odyssey7 - monitor and compressed recording capability). Then you are able to rent or buy features as you need them via the web.

The Odyssey family is a professional 7.7" OLED monitor with high-end monitor features, including Waveform, Zebras, Histogram, Vectorscope, Focus Assist, False Color, Timecode Display and Audio Level Meters, and 1:1 Pixel mode. Odyssey7 includes HDMI I/O, and SD/HD/3G-SDI I/O; in both single and dual link configurations. As you have come to expect from Convergent Design, Odyssey is low power, lightweight and comes in a rugged magnesium case.
Odyssey 7 and Odyssey 7Q


Odyssey7 is an amazing value at $1295 (USD price, international prices vary), and includes full monitoring capabilities and compressed recording. Odyssey7 is ideal for use as a monitor onANY camera, proxy recorder, and DSLR applications.

Convergent Design's Odyssey7 RAW Monitor & Recorder is an advanced follow-up to Convergent's Gemini 4:4:4 RAW monitor/recorder. The Odyssey7 features a 7.7" 1280 x 800 LCD with a 3400:1 contrast ratio and is equipped with advanced image analysis tools, including Vectorscope, Waveform, and RGB Parade. A compressed DNxHD codec is included and will record up to 1080p60/50 10-bit 4:2:2. The firmware for the codec is preloaded and gets activated once you install a Convergent SSD. The Odyssey7 supports Convergent Design 2.5" SSDs only and has two built-in SSD slots. The monitor features two SDI inputs and two outputs and automatically detects the incoming video format upon input and when possible creates an entire recorder/monitor setup based on camera metadata.

The interface is a capacitive touchscreen and simple to navigate, meaning less setup time. All the controls can also be remotely accessed with an iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth. Most of the inputs/outputs are on the bottom, and 1/4" mounting threads are on the sides. An AC adapter is included for continuous power, and compatible IDX, AB and Sony battery plates are available.

DNxHD Codec Included

The Odyssey7 includes a compressed DNxHD codec that will record up to 1080p60/50 10-bit 4:2:2. The firmware for the codec is preloaded and gets activated once you install a Convergent SSD.

Convergent Design Odyssey7 Family Tech Specs
Display7.7″ OLED, 1280×800, RGB 8-Bit, 3400:1 Contrast, 176° Viewing, True Blacks
SDI Video I/OSD/HD/3G Support: Single/Dual Link, 2-Inputs, 2-Outputs
Odyssey7Q adds 2 Bidirectional HD-SDI 3G ports to allow:4 HD-SDI 3G Inputs, and 2 HD-SDI 3G Inputs or2 HD-SDI 3G Inputs and 4 HD-SDI 3G Outputs or other configurations
SDI Video FormatsHD/2K RGB 444 8/10/12-Bit up to 60p/60psf,HD/2K YCC 422 8/10-Bit Up to 120p, QHD/4K 422 up to 30fps,ARRIRAW (16:9) 12-bit up to 60fps, ARRIRAW (4:3) 12-bit up to 48fps,Canon Raw QHD/4K 10-bit up to 60fps
HDMI Video I/OHDMI I/O Version 1.4a support
HDMI Video FormatsUp to 1080p60 422 8-bit
LUT SupportARRI, Canon, Sony
Monitor Analysis ToolsFocus Assist, YRGB Waveform, Histogram, False Color, Vectorscope, Zebras,H/V Flip/Flop, 1:1 Mode, Recticule Markers, Horizon Indicator
Odyssey7Q adds ability to monitor four video streams in a quad-split display
Recorder OptionsAvid DNxHD up to 1080p30/1080i60, HD/2K Uncompreseed RGB 444 up to 60fps,HD/2K Raw up to 120 fps, ARRIRAW (16:9) up to 60fps, (4:3) up to 48fps, Canon RAW QHD/4K up to 60fps
Odyssey7Q adds Four Stream recording up to 1080p30, 4K Support,High-Speed (120fps) and Simultaneous RAW + Proxy (DNxHD-36) mode
Record File FormatsDNxHD = .mov, Uncompressed = .dpx, HD/2K Raw = .dng,Canon Raw = .rmf, ARRIRAW = .ari
Record TriggersTouchscreen, SDI record trigger (ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, Red, Sony),Optional remote cable
Digital Audio I/O2-Channel Embedded Audio (48KHz, 24-bit)
Odyssey7Q adds 8-Chan support
Analog Audio I/OMono Speaker, 3.5mm headphone output, mono unbalanced consumer input
Remote ControlRS-232 I/O, programmable GPIO
TimecodeLTC I/O (BNC) or Embedded SDI/HDMI TC
Wireless ControlBluetooth LE with iPhone/Android App
Recording Media2.5″ professional server grade SSD in 240/480/960 GB sizes,500MB/sec read/write speed, SATA-3 (6 GHz) interface,compatible with off the shelf USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt adapters
User InterfaceCapacitive Touchscreen, Two mechanical Function Keys
Firmware UpdateVia USB Port to host computer, download updates from website
DC Power Input10 to 34 VDC with built-in reverse polarity protection; built-in power switch
Power Dissipation8 Watts (monitor only), 8-15 Watts (monitor and record mode)
Weight540 grams / 1.2 lbs, cast-magnesium case
Size7.9″ x 6.1″ x 1.0″ (200 x 155 x 25 mm), measured from end of BNC to SSD tabs
Enviromental-10 to +40°C (Operating), -20 to +70°C (Storage)
NotesAll Specifications subject to change without notice (Revision: 25-Mar-2013)


The Odyssey7Q adds two bi-directional SDI's (2-In, 2-I/O, 2-Out), enabling a 4K@60fps-ready option. Additional computational power supports recording/playback of up to four-compressed HD/2K simultaneously, support for one video stream up to 120fps and concurrent proxy and raw recording. Odyssey7Q includes a built-in Quad Splitter and Four-Channel Live Switcher. Odyssey7Q starts at $2295 (USD price, international prices vary), including compressed recording. 7Q can be upgraded to a full professional recorder with the following options: Alexa (ARRIRAW, full 16:9 and 4:3 support), Canon C500 4K Raw, and Sony Raw for the FS700, Weisscam Raw (CinemaDNG), and Quad Stream Recording.

As a recorder, Odyssey7 and 7Q support a wide range of recording formats including Avid DNxHD (up to 120fps), uncompressed HD/2K RGB 444 (up to 60p), 2K/HD Raw, ARRIRAW (4:3 and 16:9), and Canon 4K Raw. All recording formats are extra-cost options. New 2.5"; highly-reliable "Server-Grade" SSD's support read/write bandwidths in excess of 500 MBytes/sec per drive, enabling Canon 4K Raw at 60 fps on a single recorder. The unique dual SSD architecture can be configured in spanning mode (to double record times), RAID 1 mode, for auto-backup or in RAID 0 mode for data-rates in excess of 1 GByte/sec.

Comparison: Odyssey 7 vs 7Q

Based on extensive market feedback, Convergent Design is introducing a new purchasing model to on-board recorders. Odyssey7 or 7Q ships as a monitor only, which can be upgraded to a recorder as needed. For the first time, support for recording options can be purchased outright or "rented" at competitive rates. Add optional features anytime from anywhere, via a secure online purchase from the CD website to obtain an activation key, provided at the point of purchase and you're up and running! Rental of recording options (ARRIRAW, for example) provides many benefits including no shipping hassles, no insurance certificates, and none of the scheduling issues of traditional rentals. Recording options are rented in 24-hour blocks, with unused blocks available for future use.

The Odyssey7Q utilizes the same 7.7" OLED architecture; the Odyssey7 is intended for single stream support (up to 4K Raw), while the 7Q adds additional bi-directional HD-SDI 3G ports. The 7Q's extra processing power enables certain extra cost options to support: four-stream HD/2K monitoring (quad-split) and compressed recording, 4K video and high-speed (120fps) support, and simultaneous recording of proxy (DNxHD-36) and Raw video. The price of the Odyssey7Q is to be determined, but will be competitively priced and use the same, affordable 2.5" premium media as Odyssey7.

A wide range of battery accessories, mounting options, and sunshade, are planned to support both products. Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q will be on display at NAB booth C6713.

Raw media files recorded with Odyssey 7/7Q are not supported by Windows/Mac or NLEs natively. If you want to edit or playback the videos, try Pavtube HD Video Converter and HD Video Converter for Mac to do a quick conversion to MOV, WMV, M4V, MP4, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, AIC MOV for Avid Studio, MPG/WMV for Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.

Here are some guides for you:
Don't forget to click "Settings" and adjust target video size, bitrate and frame rate settings to get video in best quality.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sony AX1 4K files in FCE - Convert/Import Sony AX1 4K XAVC S to FCE 4 with AIC mov format

Summary: This guide provides a Sony AX1 4K files and FCE workflow: How to transcode Sony AX1 4K XAVC S videos to work in Final Cut Express (4). 

Introducing the peerless FDR-AX1 Handycam with professional-caliber XLR mic input and unparalleled image quality. Breaking ground by incorporating new-paradigm 4K/60p video recording and output in an incredibly user-friendly form. Ready to capture the imaginations and eyes of even the most discerning videographers.

Advancing to the next world of 4K video recording

The FDR-AX1, the first 4K* resolution Handycam, features a blazingly fast image processor identical to those included in Sony models for professional use. Because the camera can record 4K*/60 fps movies at its full resolution, even images shot while planning or when subjects were moving look extraordinarily smooth, sharp and true to life in playback.

* 3820 x 2160 pixels

XAVC S consumer-use 4K/HD recording format

The AX1 records 4K/HD movies in the XAVC S format, which was developed for consumer use based on the XAVC 4K/HD format suited for professional use. To extend the hours of 4K video capture capacity, XAVC S employs the Long GOP codec of H.264/AVC for video file compression. Moreover, the MP4 container format simplifies the handling of 4K video.

High-quality 50 Mbps HD recording

The XAVC S can record high-quality images at 50 Mbps even during Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording.

4K Workflow for getting Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to work with FCE 4

I am looking for a XAVC S Video Converter for our company and have tried several video converters today. Unfortunately I was not successful... The tested file can be played in the CONTENT BROSER (SONY) without problem and the import into FCE 4 was also successful. XAVC S videos are from Sony FDR-AX1 btw. Have you any idea?!

What if we want to import XAVC S FCE (4) and more? A recommended solution is to convert Sony XAVC S file to iMovie native AIC .mov format! The following article will introduce a step by step guide on how to encode Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S video to FCE 4 with high output video quality.

Free Download Pavtube XAVC S Video Converter for Mac, install and launch it.

Click "Add Video" icon and load source media into this application.

From Format list, choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.MOV)" for getting FCE optimized video format.


If you want to optimize the video and audio parameters, you can set in "Settings". File size, bitrate, frame rate can be adjusted here.

If you have finished the above steps, please click the button "Convert" at the lower right corner to start converting Sony AX1 4K XAVC S to AIC MOV for Final Cut Express (4).

After a while, you can get the generated files from the destination folder. Once you get the converted MOV file, you can import it to FCE 4.

This time, you can edit your Sony AX1  4K XAVC S videos in Final Cut Express(4) with ease. OK, When you have trouble getting Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S video footages in FCE 4, refer to this tutorial.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can also convert Sony AX1 4K XAVC S files to FCP, QuickTime, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve or Apple Aperture 3 compatible video format for editing.
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