Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Import Sony PMW-400 XAVC file to Avid Media Composer on Mac - Avid XAVC Workflow on Mac

This Sony XAVC to Avid Converter offers you the workflow to import Sony PMW-400 XAVC footage to Avid Media Composer on Mac, as well as some more NLE programs. With it, you can easily convert Sony XAVC to various formats according to your needs.
"I've spent all day long to figure out how to get my XAVC footage working in AMC. They are shoot in 1080p 60i with a Sony PMW-400; I know DNxHD is a codec that Avid MC prefers, but how can I turn my footage into it easily? I'm not very familiar with mac, pls try to be simple."


Sony's new PMW-400 is one of Sony PMW series camcorders; it includes a 2/3-inch Full HD 3CMOS sensor to enable capturing wonderful moments. It brings great video quality as well as a revolution of vide recording codec--its new, more efficient, mid-range XAVC codec. The new XAVC codec is offered for 4k 4:2:0 videos shooting and allows high frame rate shooting at 1080/60i or 720/60p.

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

For most Sony PMW-400 users, one of the most importance thing with the footage should be how to playback Sony XAVC videos on Mac, or edit them in NLE programs such as Avid Media Composer, FCP, iMovie, etc. It's true that the XAVC codec itself is not supported by mac directly; hence the best workflow is to transcode Sony PMW-400 raw XAVC files to Mac/Avid compatible video format firstly.

Pavtube XAVC Converter for Mac, a powerful Sony XAVC to Avid DNxHD Converter which is able to convert Sony PMW-400 XAVC videos to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on Mac.

How to import Sony PMW-400 XAVC to Avid Media Composer?

Step 1. Install and launch this XAVC to Avid Converter for Mac, click top left two icons to load individual videos or load the entire folder.

Step 2. Click "Format" and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the best video format forediting PMW-400 XAVC in Avid Media Composer on Mac.


Click "Settings" to change the video bitrate, frame rate, size, etc. all according to your needs.

Step 3. Click the big red circle at the bottom right to start converting Sony PMW-400 XAVC to Avid DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer on Mac. Wait for a while; you can load the fresh hot converted video to AMC now.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Adobe Prelude: Ingesting and Converting DSLR Footage to ProRes

Speed up your tapeless workflow using Prelude to Ingest and Transcode at the same time.


Adobe has added a new tool to the Creative Cloud / Master Collection / Production Premium for video producers/editors called Prelude.  Use Prelude to ingest and transcode tapeless media from cameras recording to cards, as well as a basic video editing tool for producers (Premiere Pro can read timelines created in Adobe Prelude).

Transcoding your DSLR footage to ProRes in Adobe Prelude gives you a 10 bit, edit friendly codec that FCP, AVID, & Premiere can all handle.  This is a great file choice when you work with a variety of nonlinear apps (it’s a popular intermediate codec for FCP).  ProRes is also a solid option if you  plan on color correcting in Apple Color or Black Magic Resolve.  Trancoding changes the codec – footage off the cards is H.264 8bit and Pro Res is 10 bit.

Read More: Types of Apple ProRes Codecs | Apple ProRes Format Specifications

1. First, to work with ProRes you need to have Final Cut Pro 7, FCPX , Motion, or Compressor installed on your system.

2. Then, download the ProRes presets from Adobe.

3. Once you install the presets into Media Encoder, ProRes will be available in Adobe Prelude. (same applies If you want to create your own custom presets).

4. After you download and install the ProRes presets, launch Adobe Prelude.

5. Click the Ingest button, and the Ingest window opens.


6. Select your card that has the video footage on it.


7. Check Transfer Clips to Destination.

8. Check the Transcode button and pick the ProRes setting that matches your footage.


9. Click the Ingest button and your footage will be ingested and encoded to ProRes.

After you finish ingesting and transcoding the video off a card, input another one or go straight to Adobe Premiere and start editing your footage!

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

How to Connect a Nikon Coolpix to a Mac?

Nikon Coolpix cameras include photo-transfer software compatible with Mac computers. Additionally, Coolpix cameras are compatible with iPhoto, the photo management application that is a part of the Mac OS X operating system. Regardless of which option you use to transfer photos from the camera to the computer, the method of connecting the Coolpix camera to a Mac is the same.

1. Turn on the Mac computer.

2. Turn off the Nikon Coolpix camera.

3. Connect the USB cable included with the camera to the camera and the USB port on the Mac. The camera powers up once connected, but the camera display remains off.

Very easy.

How to Enable QuickTime play DVD Movies on Mac? Convert DVD to QuickTime MOV

Unable enjoy DVD movies on Mac with QuickTime player? This guide will be helpful for you to introduce a simple way to convert DVD to QuickTime Player on Mac OS X.

Having collected many DVDs on your shelf, but can not play DVD movies on Mac? Many DVD movie lovers would come across the same problem which makes them inconvenient. Obviously DVDs are not supported by Mac for many years, including iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. As a result, the native player - QuickTime unfortunately cannot play them even you connected an extended DVD driver to your Mac. This due to its format limitation - QuickTime only allows you import video in MOV, MP4, M4V and some particular AVI for playback. So if you want to play DVD movies on QuickTime, you have to transcode DVD to QuickTime friendly formats first. How to Enable QuickTime play DVD Movies on Mac? This guide would provide a perfect solution.

What you need for the video conversion:

Mac DVD to QuickTime Converter - Here Pavtube DVDAid for Mac is strongly recommended. Many users have spoken highly of it. It could rip DVD to any video format quickly and flawlessly. (If you are using Windows PC and want to convert DVD movie to QuickTime MOV in Windows, please use DVD Ripper.)

Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac is an easy-to-use DVD ripping program for Mac users to rip and convert DVD to QuickTime file format. Besides converting DVD to QuickTime, it also can convert DVD to almost all video and audio formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/AVC, Apple ProResAIC MOV, RM, 3GP, MP3, WAV, WMA, RA, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, AU, etc.

Part 1: How to convert DVD to QuickTime on Mac?

Free Download and install the DVD to QuickTime Converter on Mac.


Step 1: Load DVD resource

Insert your DVD disc into your DVD-Rom (Ensure that you have sufficient space on hard drive to store the DVD). Click "Import DVD" button to add the DVD file. You can also click 'Load ISO/IFO' to add DVD/IFO from your hard disk.

Step 2: Choose output format.

Choose titles or chapters you want to rip, and then select a profile from the format bar menu list. Here we choose "Common Video > MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" as output format..

Step 3: Finally you need hit the "Convert" button to start converting DVD to QuickTime MOV on Mac.

After the conversion, you can directly click to open the video with QuickTime player for enjoying.

Part 2: Advanced Function of DVD Ripper - Movie Editor(optional)

Before you convert DVD to QuickTime MOV format, you can edit your movie files at will.

Split or Join - DVDAid for Mac will help you to trim any clips or join several clips as you want. A DVD may have multiple titles and each title contains one or more chapters. After a DVD movie is loaded, its contents will be listed. Choose the "Merge into one file", the clips will be combined into a new video. Or you can click trim", you can trim video into segments.

Crop – Cut off the black edge of your DVD movie to enjoy your movie in full screen by clicking the "Crop" tab on the edditing interface.

Effect- Set the Video Effects: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and adjust the volume to modulate the effect.

Now know how to do the DVD to Quicktime MOV conversion? With Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac, ripping DVD to other popular video formats is no longer a hard task.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF for Premiere Pro CS5

This article aims to help users transcode Sony PMW-200 1080/50i MXF to compatible format for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5; with this easy-to-use Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac, you can easily convert your MXF footage for various formats for NLE programs.

"Hi, I want to edit some 1080/50i MXF videos from a Sony PMW-200 in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, but CS5 does like to work with MXF videos. Do you have any ideas of how to get it working?"

The PMW-200 is one of the high-end XDCAM HD422 Memory Handy camcorder from Sony, which supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording. With a PMW-200, you can shoot both HD and SD videos with extraordinary quality, and the footage can reach 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 as MXF files.

However the MXF files are not support by many NLE programs on Mac natively; hereby if you want to edit XDCAM 1080/50i MXF in Premiere Pro CS5, you'd better to convert Sony PMW-200 MXF footage to AVC encoded mov files for that's the most compatible format for Premiere Pro CS5. Come and meet this Pavtube XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac, which is capable of converting Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF footage to various video formats on Mac.

Hot Search: MXF to YouTube | MXF to Mac/PC | Convert Multi-track MXF

How to convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac?

Step 1. Connect your Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 camcorder to Mac and keep it on, or use a card reader to transfer your footage to Mac. Get this Sony MXF to Adobe Converter installed, click top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder correspondingly.

Step 2. Choose best format for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

Click the drop-down list besides "Format", choose "Adobe Premiere > MOV(AVC)(*.mov)" as the most compatible format as well as best video quality for CS5. You can also choose "MPEG-2 (*.mpg)", "WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)" or Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

Step 3. Adjust output video settings including video size, codec, bitrate, frame rate by clicking "Settings", all according to your needs.

Step 4. Click the big red circle to start conversion. Wait for a while, you can get the fresh hot converted video which is compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

Tips: Click here to learn: How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Transcoding/Deinterlacing Sony DSC-WX80 1080/60i AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7

The article will offer you the easiest and fastest way to import Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX80 1080 60i AVCHD footage to FCP 6/7 via transcoding and deinterlacing WX80 1080/60i MTS to Apple ProRes .mov with the best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.

Take your best shots yet. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera's host of powerful yet user-friendly features makes it easy. Like a 16.2MP Exmor? R CMOS sensor that delivers richly-detailed photos and Full HD 1080i video at 60fps in the AVCHD format - even in difficult low-light conditions. Zero in on distant subjects and snap high quality close-ups thanks to 8x optical zoom/16x Clear Image digital zoom. 

Additionally, still images can simultaneously be taken while recording movies in order to provide multiple options as to how you depict the scene. 

And with built-in Wi-Fi?, you can share your shots instantly with friends, family, Facebook? and more. You can Burn your .mts video clips to DVD or edit these videos with FCP, etc.

  • Buy Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera at Sony Store. 

The following is a Sony WX80 camera user's question:

"I have a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera, I recorded many video clips during father's day, has anybody else had issues when attempting to import Sony WX80 1080/60i AVCHD video clips to FCP 7? The codec is AVCHD. This is the first time I've ever had crashing problems with AVCHD, please help."

The bottom line: Apple Final Cut Pro 6/7 can't natively support AVCHD videos well. So, if you attempt to import and edit Sony WX80 1080/60i MTS videos in FCP 7 or FCP 6, the easiest and fastest way is to transcode AVCHD 1080/60i MTS content to a format that is best suited for Final Cut Pro, such as Apple ProRes 422 MOV. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac meet your requirements.


Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac can help you transcode Sony DSC-WX80 AVCHD 1080/60i MTS to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 422 LT, etc on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion included). What's more, it can deinterlace the DSC-WX80 1080/60i footage to make the converted files more smoothly in Apple Final Cut products.

Just free download or buy the Mac conversion tool


Now you can install the software, then according to the following steps to start the whole workflow on Mac, very simple.

Transcode and Deinterlace Sony DSC-WX80 AVCHD 1080/60i footage to Apple ProRes for FCP 6/7

Step 1. Launch Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony AVCHD to ProRes Converter. Click "Add video" or "Add from folder" icon to load your source files directly from your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source MTS videos stored on your Mac computer's hard disk drive.

Step 2. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). 

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Step 3. You can click "Settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. 

Click "Edit" button and you can deinterlace Sony DSC-WX80 1080i AVCHD for Final Cut Pro 6/7 via ticking the"Deinterlacing" box in the Video Editor interface.

Step 4. OK, now click the big button "Convert" to begin transcoding Sony WX80 1080/60i MTS to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7. When finished, click "Open" button to get the generated ProRes 422 QuickTime media files for Final Cut Pro 6/7. 

Open up Final Cut Pro 6/7, follow "File > Import > Files…" to import and edit the converted Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 AVCHD MTS videos. You can also reference the following guide: 

What's more, if you want to burn AVCHD files to DVD disc or ISO files or folder files for backup or watching, you can try Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, which can burn HD videos to DVD easily. The steps refer to: 

PS: Recommended A free choice for free converting AVCHD MTS/M2TS to MP4 for YouTube/vimeo upload on Mac - Free MTS M2TS Converter for Mac from Mac App Store released by Pavtube Studio.

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Make Sony A58 AVCHD footages working with iMovie/FCE on Mac

"Hi, I'm using a Sony SLT-A58 on a MacBook Pro. I need to upload these videos to iMovie so that I can edit them later. But it seems iMovie does not like to work with my videos, I think I'm just missing something that is pretty simple. Can anyone help?

The Alpha SLT-A58 is one of the SLRs camera from Sony which apparently want to enter the SLRs market with such a worthy entry level product. The Alpha A58 replaces Sony SLT A57, and become a competitive camera in this price class with incredible video quality. Sony A58 record full hd videos at 1080p resolution and in 60i or 24p for your choice. What's more, the videos it outputs is wrapped in AVCHD codec for blu-ray-like picture quality.

However, here comes the problem. The AVCHD codec allows people save large extraordinary videos without quality loss, but the output video size is pretty large correspondingly. It's not easy for permanent preservation. Also, AVCHD is not a Mac friendly video codec, and the mts format is not support by many nonlinear editing programs on Mac, such as Final Cut Pro, iMovie/Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, etc. What should we do to make Sony A58 AVCHD footages working with iMovie/FCE on Mac

Since Mac and NLE do not work with AVCHD or MTS format natively, you need to convert Sony SLT-A58 AVCHD files to iMovie/FCE compatible codec for editing, which can be as simple as a few clicks with this Pavtube AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

How to convert Sony SLT-A58 AVCHD MTS for editing in FCE/iMovie?

Step 1. Connect your Sony SLT-A58 to Mac and turn it on; launch Mac Sony MTS/M2TS Converter, click top left two icons to load your footage.

Step 2. Choose iMovie/FCE compatible video format.

Click "Format", you will many profiles for different programs and usage.

For Mac iMovie or FCE users, click "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the best codec for editing.

You can also click "Settings" which is marked as 3 above, to set the output video specs manually.

Step 3. Click the big red circle to start converting Sony SLT A58 AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV for using in FCE/iMovie. Check "start streaming server after conversion", you can share/edit the converted video directly on anther Mac.

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