Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Work DJI Osmo+ 4K with Sony Vegas Pro

The Osmo+ features a 4K camera capable of capturing DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution at 24/25 fps and Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) at up to 30 fps. Some people try to load the Osmo+ 4K video to Vegas Pro, however, they often encounter crashing issues just as the condition listed below:

"My Sony Vegas Pro crashes when I try to import/load an Osmo+ 4K MP4 file with H.264/AVC codec (just that combination, AVIs with H.264 work fine), giving me a "Sony Vegas has stopped working" error, no matter what I do, and to make matters worse, it began to crash a couple of months ago - before that, I had no problems at all with MP4/H.264 files, they worked just fine."

Can Vegas Pro native import Osmo+ 4K video

The DJI Osmo+ record both UHD and DCI 4K MP4/MOV container with the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec. After searching for Sony Vegas Pro supported file formats, we find no native importing support for DJI Osmo+ 4K H.264 MP4/MOV video.

Transcode Osmo+ 4K H.264 for Vegas Pro editing

To load Osmo+ 4K H.264 to Vegas Pro, you will need to perform a format or codec transcoding process. Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading our best 4K Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter, which has perfect importing support for the 4K H.264 MP4/MOV files shot wit DJI Osmo+ camera. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple Osmo+ 4K video into the application.

The program can assists you to directly decode Osmo+ H.264 MP4/MOV to Vegas Pro specially optimized MPEG-2 editing codec with the optimal editing experience. Besides that, it also works as a splendid DJI Osmo+ 4K video editor to assist you to complete some simple editing task such as trimming, cropping, merging, splitting, adding watermark, applying special effect, inserting external subtitles, etc.

Related article: Can FCP Support Osmo 4K Video | Workflow of Osmo with Davinci Resolve | Edit Osmo 4K with PPC 2015

Pavtube Video Converter is available on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7. It is very easy to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. What's more, it supports to produce high quality conversion results with better video/audio quality.

How to Import and Edit DJI Osmo+ 4K Video with Davinci Resolve?

Step 1: Load DJI Osmo+ 4K video.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import source DJI Osmo+ 4K video files into the program.

Load Osmo+ 4K video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Sony Vegas Pro specially optimized editing codec "MPEG-2(*.mpg)" under "Adobe Premiere/Son..." main category.

Output Vegas Pro specially optimized editing codec

Step 3: Start the conversion process.

After all settings are done, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin to convert DJI Osmo+ 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro best compatible MPEG-2 editing codec.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to import converted video to Sony Vegas Pro for smooth post video editing workflow.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Import Video_TS to iMovie

Simple introduction of Video_TS folder

When you insert a video DVD into your computer, you can open the DVD and view the contents just like a folder on your hard drive. Most video DVDs have two folders in the root directory - AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. The VIDEO_TS folder contains all the DVD's video data and playback information. There are 3 different types of files under Video_TS folder. The VOB (video object) files contain the majority of the DVD data. The .IFO (information) files contain basic information about the DVD and the corresponding VOB files. While the .BUP (backup) files are exact copies of the IFO files.

How to copy Video_TS folder for iMovie?

When transferring Video_TS folder to iMovie, make sure to transfer all the contents of the Video_TS folder.

Rip Video_TS folder for iMovie editing

Obviously, Video_TS folder disk image formats that iMovie lacks the ability to handle, to fix the format incompatible issue, you will need to perform a Video_TS to iMovie supported file formats transcoding process.

Related article: Import XC10 MXF to iMovie | Convert XAVC MXF to iMovie | Export iMovie to WMV/AVI/FLV/MKV

Since the Video_TS folder are copied from DVD disc, here, you will need a DVD Ripper application. Sometimes, the VOB files in Video_TS folder are encrypted with CSS copy protection, therefore, a powerful DVD Ripper program that can assist you to bypass that protection. Here, we highly recommend you to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac. The program not only helps you to automatically bypass the CSS or also other copy protection from Video_TS folder in the background, but also assists you to directly rip Video_TS folder to iMovie most favorable high quality and high performance editing codec Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) with perfect quality and super fast conversion speed.

Besides Video_TS folder, you can also use this application to Rip commercial DVD disc, DVD IFO/ISO image or Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder and Blu-ray ISO image file to iMovie most preferrable editing codec for best editing workflow.

Step by Step to Rip Video_TS folder for iMovie Editing

Step 1: Load Video_TS folder.

Run the Video_TS Converter Mac and you can load DVD Folder by clicking "File" > "Load from folder".

Load Video_TS folder

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Here, you can select "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." -> "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)"as the best output format to get videos with optimized settings for iMovie.

Output iMovie best supported AIC format

Tips: If you like, you can click"Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. Remember bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3: Start Video-TS to iMovie conversion.

When all the settings are fine, click the "Convert" button to start converting your Video_TS folder to optimized AIC .mov video files for iMovie.

When then conversion completes, click the Open button to get the ripped video files. Launch iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import converted videos to iMovie for further editing.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Play M2TS Files with Plex

Does Plex support m2ts streams natively?

"I have several m2ts files in my movie/video folder, but they are not recognized by Plex. Is it required to convert these to an mkv or other supported format before Plex will pick them up and add them to my library? Based on a quick google search, it doesn't seem so, but I can't figure out why mine don't show up."

Although Plex can play nearly any media file you throw at it except image formats such as ISO, IMG, Video_TS, BDMV or other "disk image" formats, however, it's very likely that the M2TS is not supported by the Plex app that you are connected to a Plex Media Server. In that condition, the Plex Media Server will convert it on-the-fly. As the video transcoding will use a lot of CPU power, if you have a weak CPU, then it would much ideal for you to convert your media into a compatible format with your Plex app in order to reduce transcoding with the Plex Media Server.

Best tool to Convert M2TS for Plex playing

Here, you can easily fix the format incompatible issue by downloading a third-party M2TS Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. The application has perfect importing support for M2TS files produce from both Blu-ray disc and Sony AVCHD cameras.

Related article: Plex Supported File Formats | Play MP4 on Plex | Play 4K on Plex

With this powerful yet simple to use application, you can efficiently convert multiple M2TS files to various Plex client compatible file formats and parameters listed below:
Container: mp4
Resolution: 1920x1080 or lower
Video codec: H.264 (level 4.0 or lower)
Video Framerate: 30fps
Audio codec: AAC
Audio channels: 2
Bitrate: 20Mbps or lower

To get the compatible parameters, just click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, then flexibly adjust the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to let them adapt with your Plex client.

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Convert M2TS Files for Plex Direct Playing

Step 1: Load M2TS files into the application.

After the successful installation, click "Load file(s)" or "Add video"to load M2TS files into the program.

Load M2TS files

Step 2: Set output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select most Plex clients best compatible "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)"under "HD Video" main category.

Output Plex client most compatible file formats

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to let them adapt with your Plex clients.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.

At the end, just go back to the main interface and press the "Convert" button to start M2TS files to Plex client conversion process.

Within a few minutes, you can get the converted video files you want by clicking the Open button. Then feel feel to add converted files to Plex library for streaming and playing on any devices as you like.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Top Free MP4 Download Sites

For those people who want to watch MP4 video on computer, portable devices anywhere or anytime, you may wish to find some free MP4 video download sites which offer a lot of MP4 video sources for free downloading. To save your time and energy, the following part has listed 5 best free MP4 download sites for you.

Best 5 Free MP4 video downloading sites

#1. YouTube.com

When it comes to MP4 video-sharing site, YouTube is the first one to recommend. Many users want to download or save their favorite YouTube videos in MP4 format to their computer so they can watch them without being connected to the Internet or on other devices. Below are the steps required for downloading YouTube videos on your computer.

#2. Dailymotion.com

Dailymotion is a video-sharing destination and technology platform on which more than 300 million unique monthly users can explore premium video content from top publishers. One of the biggest video platforms in the world, the Vivendi-owner company recently revamped its platform to prioritize premium videos from trusted publishers above user-generated content.

#3. Break.com

If you are looking for a free MP4 video download site offering a great number of funny videos, Break.com shouldn't be missed. Break.com, founded in 1998, is an entertainment and humor website, aiming to deliver funny videos, funny clips and funny pictures. What's more, it offers free full-length movies in different genres. If you find something you like on Break, just get them downloaded in MP4 with the downloader we recommended before.

#4. Veoh.com

Veoh is another top MP4 video site. It provides a wide range of MP4 videos, including movies, TV shows and videos in the categories of action & adventure, Sci-Fi & fantasy, anime, animals, comedy, horror, and also music in various styles. Veoh is different than other websites that let you stream free movies online because while you won't find newly released Hollywood films, there are old classics, documentaries, and other types of movies.

#5. Metacafe.com

Metacafe is a free MP4 video-sharing website that specializes in short-form video entertainment in the categories of movies, video games, sports, music and TV.

Convert online downloaded MP4 video

After downloading the MP4 video from above listed sites, you may encounter playback problems such as unsupported video/audio codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc when viewing MP4 video on your computer or with portable devices such as smartphones, tablets. Then you can download our best MP4 Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter, which has full importing support for all 4K/2K/HD/SD MP4 video encoded with various different compression codec such as MPEG-4, H.264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VC-1/WMV, MVC, etc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can batch load multiple MP4 video into the application at one time to save your precious time.

The program can assist you to convert MP4 video to any of your desired digital file formats with perfect quality and super fast conversion speed. If your original MP4 video is in 4K resolution, you can also use our application to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth playback experience on devices and applications that lacks the ability to handle 4K resolution video. The output profile customization function can also assist you to get better output video and audio quality by flexibly adjusting output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to get the best output video and audio quality.

Edit download MP4 video

To get your desired output video before the conversion, you can make good advantage of the video editing function offered by the program. You can trim or cut video to remove the unwanted parts or segments, crop video to get off the unwanted black edges or size area, add video/image/transparent text watermark, apply special rendering effect, insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video, etc.

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the converion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavercicks, etc.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Import DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K to Windows Movie Maker

The Mavic Pro Platinum features a sleek design and compact body that is both powerful and alluring. The camera equipped on DJI Mavic Pro Platinum enables you to record both 4096x2160 4K video at 24p and also 3840X2160 UHD 4K video at 24/25/30p in either MP4 or MOV format compressed with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. For PC users who just want to complete some simple editing task with the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum footage, Windows Movie Maker is absolutely your best choice. How about native import Mavic Pro 4K video into Windows Movie Maker?

Can Windows Movie Maker support 4K video editing?

The answer is that as long as your PC computer meet the minimum requirements to edit 4K video, you will then have no problem to work 4K video with Windows Movie Maker. But make sure that Windows Movie Maker won't edit the 4K video as it is, instead, it will render the 4K files down and output a 1080p file.

Native import support of Mavic Pro Platinum H.264 MP4/MOV with WMM

After searching for Windows Movie Maker supported file formats, we can see that it offers no native support for the H.264 MP4/MOV file formats shot with Mavic Pro Platinum. To fix this format and codec incompatible issue, you can download our best 4K Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. The program has perfect importing support for the 4K H.264 MP4/MOV video shot with DJI Mavic Pro Platinum camera. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K video into the application for conversion at one time.

The application not only assists you to transcode Mavic Pro Platinum 4K H.264 MP4/MOV to Windows Movie Maker native editing WMV file formats, but also assists you to compress 4K to 1080p so that you can get a smooth and high performance editing workflow of 4K video with Windows Movie Maker on computer that can't deal with 4K resolution video.

Edit DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K video

Apart from assisting you to transcode and compress DJI Mavic Pro 4K video for Windows Movie Maker editing, the program can also act as a simple video editing tool to complete some simple video editing work. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, merge separate video clips into one file, split large files into small parts by file size, length or count, crop the black bars around the video frame, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effects to video, etc.

Step by Step to Conver and Compress DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K for WMM Editing

Step 1: Load DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K files into the program.

Run the program on your computer and click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to add DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K files into the program.

Load DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K files

Step 2: Select output format and set destination folder.

Click the pull down menu of "Format", then you will be able to select a Windows Movie Maker supported format from the output format profile, choose "HD Video">"WMV HD (*.wmv)" as your output format for editing HD video on Windows Movie Maker.

Output WMM supported editing formats

Step 3: Edit Mavic Pro Platinum 4K video(optional).

Check an item to active the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Edit Mavic Pro Platinum 4K video

Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.

Click "Convert" button in the right-bottom to convert and compress DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K to Windows Movie Maker most favorable HD WMV file formats.

Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Open Output Folder" button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you will have no problem to import and edit converted files with Windows Movie Maker. Just import the converted files to Windows Movie Maker for editing via its "Import video" option.