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Sony announces Cyber-shot HX50V with a small and light 30x superzoom

Posted by on Thursday, 25 April, 2013

There exists a type of photographer who can’t quite get by with a pocketable compact, but also hesitates to commit to a full-size (and pricey) DSLR rig. This shooter is all too familiar with the superzoom – and Sony’s latest 30x model may just offer the perfect excuse for an upgrade. The 9.6-ounce device has earned the title of “world’s smallest and lightest 30x optical zoom camera,” which, judging by its spec sheet, is quite an achievement. There’s a 24-720mm SteadyShot-equipped optical zoom lens, a 20.4-megapixel 1/2.3-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor, a 921k-dot 3-inch LCD, 1080/60p video capture, a top sensitivity of ISO 12,800 and a battery that’s rated for up to 400 shots. As you may have noticed from the image above, there’s also a dedicated mode dial, exposure-compensation control and a full-size hot shoe. You can pick up Sony’s Cyber-shot HX50V next month for $449, or check it out right now.

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From Canon Vixia HF G10/G20 AVCHD camcorder to Avid and Premiere Pro

Posted by on Monday, 22 April, 2013

Canon VIXIA HF G20 Full HD camcorder, as the Canon‘s VIXIA family’s a new member, has come to us along with the HF R-series. According to the camera maker, the G20 is designed to rival pro-level camcorders in image quality. It captures Full HD 1920x1080p videos in MPEG4 or AVCHD format. Intended for professionals, the G20 features nine Cinema-Look Filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic look and Professional Shooting Assist functions.

Many features could be repeated with Canon’s G10, one notable one is simultaneous record in MP4 and AVCHD. It can hit full HD resolution at 60p. However, the 1080/60p .mts videos are not standard AVCHD format and thus are not acceptable by editing software like Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro.
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The simplest and fastest way to solve the problem is converting Canon Vixia HF G10/G20 AVCHD to one of Media Composer/ Premiere Pro preferred editing format. Here comes Pavtube Canon AVCHD Converter to help you out. This Canon Video Converter features full supports for almost all Canon, Sony and Panasonic AVCHD cameras, and it converts Canon MTS files to editable format for using in MC without visible quality loss and ensures audio and video in perfect synchronization.

You can follow the guide on converting Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD to Avid MC/Adobe Premire Pro on Mac

Step 1: After the launching the Canon AVCHD Converter, load your MTS files to it from your camcorder. Join several mts clips ticking the “Merge into one” box.

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Step 2: Click Format on the main interface and choose specific output format for your video editor.

In order to convert Canon Vixia HF G10/G20 AVCHD to Avid, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format.

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To get Canon Vixia HF G10/G20 AVCHD into Adobe Premiere Pro, the best format is “Adobe Premiere> MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”.

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Tip: You may as well click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps for easy editing.

Step 3: Click Convert button to start to convert Canon HF G20 AVCHD to Avid DNxHD or MTS to Premiere MPEG2 video

Step 4: Click “Open” button to get the generated MOV/MPG files on Mac OS X for use. .

When the conversion is finished, you can import the converted DNxHD .mov videos to Avid MC, or get MPEG video into Adobe Premiere Pro for editing smoothly on Mac.

Best and easy way to load .mxf files to FCP without plug-in

Posted by on Saturday, 20 April, 2013

The one thing that’s stopped me using Final Cut Pro more has been that it couldn’t handle the MXF files natively. There were plugins available that would import and transcode/re-wrap the Canon footage into more Apple friendly Pro Res files but it seems much rending time and you may encounter many problems as below.

“I am trying to work on a project and want to ingested some MXF clips that are on our Mac into FCP. The suggestion of doing Log and Transfer doesn’t work (the .MXF files are gray out not allowing me to select it.). Through I have done some searches on Google and figured out that I need to install Canon XF Utilities which I did but still my FCP won’t recognize these files. So what’s the problem is? “

Here is a best and easy way to load .mxf files to FCP without plug-in and now everything becomes easy.

The top MXF to FCP converter from Pavtube can help you, it works well in using MXF in Final Cut Pro easily by converting MXF files to Apple ProRes MOV format, which is best for FCP editing. And you don’t always need to use Log and Transfer function in FCP, just need to load it directly.

The guide below shares with you the way converting MXF videos to Apple ProRes 422 encoded MOV files, so as to import the MXF footage to Final Cut Pro for editing.

Before converting MXF video, you need to put MXF file structure to Mac HDD, because MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files). You also need a Mac oriented MXF Converter tool that features ProRes 422 encoder.

Step1. Download and run the Mac MXF to Prores converter. Import MXF video clip to MXF converter.

Step2.Select Apple ProRes 422 MOV as target format. Click format menu and select “Apple ProRess 422 (*.mov)” as output format beneath the “Final Cut Pro” profile.

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Step 3. You can click “Settings” to set video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p) as you like.

Step 4. Convert MXF files for FCP. Click the big button Convert to start transcoding MXF files to MOV for FCP X. When the conversion is completed, click “Open” button to get the converted Apple ProRes 422 MOV files for editing with Final Cut Pro.

More than output editable files for FCP X, the MXF Converter for Mac also features optimized presets for iMove, Avid Studio, Final Cut Express, and Adobe Premiere. With this tool, you can easily transcode Canon 300 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422/4444, DVCPRO, AIC, DV, Avid DNxHD for using within different editing software.

After conversion, you just need to open the output folder and import the videos to FCP7 | FCP X, and then you can edit MXF video on Mac without MXF plug-in.

Learn more conversion solutions for MXF clips captured on Canon XF100, Canon XF105, XF300, XF305, C300, Canon C500 Cinema camera, Sony PMW-150 and Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 | AG-HPX600 | AJ-HPX3700 | AG-HPX250