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Edit Sony PMW-400 XAVC videos with Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker, etc

Posted by on Tuesday, 25 June, 2013

Summary: In this article, I will offer you the windows solution for editing Sony PMW-400 XAVC videos with Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker, etc.

There’s no doubt that the Sony CineAlta PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 have been big success in global camera market since debuted. Has tasted the sweetness of that, Sony goes on developing more, and according to Sony, another new shoulder-mount professional camcorder Sony PMW-400, being the latest addition to its XDCAM HD422 line-up, is coming up soon in August 2013.

Sony PMW 400 Edit Sony PMW 400 XAVC videos with Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker, etc

The new PMW-400K / PMW-400L camcorder is one of the main highlights of NAB 2013. PMW-400 is an affordable 3x 2/3-inch Exmor CMOS high quality sensor broadcast camcorder that supports all SD / HD 422 broadcast workflows using .MXF files and XDCAM EX workflows using .MP4 and .AVI files. Similar with PMW-F5 and PMW-F55, PMW-400 also future-proofed to support XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings to 30p/25p, but 4K is not supported.

We know that XAVC is the most advanced technology as well as marketing strategy of Sony today, and thus will be a key selling point of PMW-400. Till now, more and more editing software are adding support for XAVC file and many Plug-in are provided to support for importing. But everything will be simple and easy if you had got the professional XAVC converter to help solve all problems encountered when handling MW-400XAVC files in various Windows non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker, etc.

By Google search, you may find various XAVC converter in the market now, but sometimes too much options just make people confused about which one to choose. Here I’d like to recommend an excellent XAVC converter called Pavtube HD Video Converter, know as the top XAVC to Windows PC Converter which is used not only to make Sony PMW-400 XAVC  workable with Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker by transcoding XAVC to AVI/WMV/MPEG-2, the most suitable video format for editing on Windows, but also to convert XAVC to any other popular video or audio format at high fast conversion speed and excellent output quality. No matter you are an expert or novice, you could easily use it for its intuitive interface.

Guide: Windows solution for converting Sony PMW-400 XAVC files

Step 1: Free download the best XAVC Video Converter and run it to add the XAVC footages from Sony PMW-400.
Sony XAVC Video Converter Edit Sony PMW 400 XAVC videos with Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker, etc

Step 2: Hit the Format box and select ”HD Video” option on the dropdown menu and you can choose “AVI/WMV/MPEG-2” as output format for editing with Sony Vegas/Pinnacle Studio/Cyberlink/Window Movie Maker. Besides, you can also choose “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) ” for playing back.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the “Settings” button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
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Step 4: Click the “Convert” button on the main interface to start transcoding Sony PMW-400 XAVC footages to AVI/WMV/MPEG-2 for editing in Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open” in the main interface and get the converted files for importing and further editing.

Using this Windows XAVC Converter to convert XAVC to AVI/WMV/MPEG-2 with original quality kept so that you can import and edit Sony PMW-400 XAVC in Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Premiere, Avid, Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker without any problem.

Now Since PMW-400 contains lots of stunning features while almost all the potential problems have been solved, what we need to do now is to wait patiently for the arrival of the fantastic PMW-400 camcorder.

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How to easily and quickly edit Sony F55/F5 XAVC in Kdenlive

Posted by on Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies. As a free open-source video editor for Mac OS X, the program could be interesting for those users who may be too little iMovie, but Final Cut Express is too expensive. Kdelive Video editing features is versatile: you can create, crop, move and remove video clips, audio clips, image clips and text clips. And Kdelive video editor offers you with a tons of effects and transitions.

As XAVC, as the newest HD recording format announced by Sony, has gained much attention since it is released. XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 * 2160 and 3840* 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps). XAVC is produced by two CineAlta cameras like Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5, however you will have problem when transferring and logging Sony F55/F5 XAVC videos into Kdenlive as XAVC is not the preferred formats by Kdenlive.

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To make it easy to edit Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC in Kdenlive, a powerful Mac AVCHD to Kdenlive Converter is essential to help you transcode Sony F55/F5 files to Kdenlive compatible video format. With it, you can convert Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC files to MOV for editing natively with Kdenlive on Mac. Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to MOV for editing in Kdenlive.

Step 1. Import Sony F55/F5 XAVC files to XAVC Converter for Mac.

Connect Sony F55 and F5 to iMac or Macbook and transfer .xavc files from memory card to Apple hard drive.

Run XAVC Converter for Kdenlive and click “Add” button or “Add from folder” to load XAVC files from F55/F5 to be converted.
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Step 2. Choose MOV as output format for Kdenlive.

Click on the drop-down list of “Format”, and follow “Common Video”> “MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)” for this XAVC to MOV natively transcoding for Kdenlive. By choosing this profile, you will get MOV video with the least loss of original video quality.
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If you would like to customize output video parameters, please click “Settings” button.

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Step 3. Start Sony XAVC to MOV conversion.

Click “Convert” button at the right-bottom corner and this Mac XAVC to MOV Converter will start this conversion for further editing Sony F55/F55 XAVC in Kdenlive.

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Edit Sony XAVC on Windows PC
Upload XAVC videos to YouTube, Vimeo, FaceBook etc

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Posted by on Thursday, 13 June, 2013

Father’s Day is coming! Have you got plans to show as well as tell your Dad how much you love him. If you haven’t figured out any strategy, and want to give him a special surprise, why not think about something our fathers are looking forward to and would actually use in daily life like software tool?

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1. Best Blu-ray Ripper software as Father’s Day Gift 2013

Pavtube (3D) Blu-ray Ripper which is considered as professional Blu-ray and DVD movie ripping program is capable of ripping 3D Blu-ray discs, 2D Blu-ray Discs and standard DVDs to required video formats including MPEG-4/H.264 MP4, MPEG, RM, QuickTime MOV, MPG, Xvid, Divx, 3GP, FLV, VOB, ASF, SWF, DV, MP3, AC3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, etc, so that you can play the generated BD\DVD movies on media players like Apple TV 3rd Generation, WD TV Media Player and PS3, and portable devices, such as iPad 3, Galaxy Tab 3, Samsung Galaxy S III, Google Nexus 10, Nexus 7, and video editing programs including Window Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid, Pinnacle Studio.

Pavtube (3D) Blu-ray Ripper is a perfect Blu-ray copy software tool which supports full disc copy (1:1) to the hard drive of your PC with Blu-ray and DVD’s original structures without any quality loss. Plus, taking advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD APP technology, the conversion speed can be increased up to 6 times faster than ever before.

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2. Best DVD Ripper software as Father’s Day Gift 2013

Playing DVD movies on DVD player at home has never been a problem for you. The question is, what if you’d like to enjoy your favorite DVD movies when on the road? Bringing several discs along tend to be inconvenient, not to mention they jump on the most crucial scenes and are prone to scratches. Now that Android-based devices have rocked into the mainstream, there’s an easy way taking DVD movies alongside, i.e., ripping DVD and putting movies onto your Android tablet/phone or iPad, iPhone and Windows 8 devices, etc.

Pavtube DVD Ripper is the best DVD ripping software that provides movie lovers with the easiest way to rip and convert DVD movies to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV and many other video and audio formats with high quality. It works as a powerful DVD to tablet/smartphone/HD media player converter which enables you to enjoy DVD movie on your portable devices and HD Media Players

Taking advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA and ATI Stream acceleration technologies, the conversion speed is increased up to 6 times faster than ever before.

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3. Wonderful all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate program as best Father’s Day Gift 2013

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate integrates a best Blu-ray Ripper, a DVD Ripper, and a Video Converter together for your father to backup and rip Blu-ray/DVD, ISO/IFO movies and convert various video and audio files to device optimized formats with super fast conversion speed and excellent image and sound quality.

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4. Best iMedia Converter for Mac as Father’s Day Gift 2013

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an all-in-one Blu-ray Converter for Mac, Mac DVD Converter, and Video Converter for Mac. It helps you convert videos, non-protected Blu-ray and DVD movies to a wide variety of devices for well playback, including iPad/iPad 2, the new iPad, iPad mini, iPad 4, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Kindle Fire HD 7/8.9, Microsoft Surface RT/Pro, Toshiba Thrive, Dell Streak, Archos 101/70/7/5 , Apple TV/Apple TV 2/Apple TV 3, iTouch 4, Nokia N9, Droid X, Motorola Atrix 4G, PS3, Xbox 360, etc.

The iMedia Converter for Mac can convert 1080p/720p camera/camcorder footage(.MXF, .MTS, .MOV, .AVI…)to editable files for using in non-linear editing apps like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro (X), Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more. The HD footage can be compressed to SD video clips for storage when you wanna save storage space. The Mac iMedia Converter is also able to extract audios from Blu-rays, DVDs and various videos for media players with high quality and fast conversion speed.

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5. Great Android Video Converter as Father’s Day Gift 2013

Pavtube Video Converter supports multiple video files from camera video footage, TiVo recordings, and regular videos like MKV, TS, TOD, MOD, FLV, F4V, AVI, QuickTime MOV, VOB, MP4, MPG, MPEG, ASF, MVI, VP6, EVO, VRO, DV, MP3, AC3, MKA, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG, APE and more as source files to output another format you expect for media player and portable devices playing and video editing program editing.

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Other user-friendly and effective products for Father’s Day 2013

Pavtube brings many other programs for our fathers to entertain their spare time, like Pavtube DVD Creator for burning Blu-ray/DVD movies and video clips onto a blank DVD, Pavtube ByteCopy for backing up Blu-ray and DVD movies to MKV with lossless quality and full preservation of all audio tracks, subtitles and chapter markers, etc.,Pavtube ChewTune for converting iTunes videos/Digital Copies/Amazon movies/BBC iPlayer videos to Android/iOS/Windows 8 Tablets or Phones, etc.

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Posted by on Tuesday, 11 June, 2013

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Apple based devices become an essential part in many people’s life and we would love to put everything such as pictures, videos or anything else on our iPad, iPhone, iPod and Apple TV for watching or sharing with our family and friends. While not all kinds of videos are supported by Apple iOS based devices like BD/DVD movies, and video files including .MKV, .AVI, .MXF. To enjoy your Blu-ray/DVD movie collections and video files on your Apple iOS devices, you need converting them into Apple supported formats such as .MP4 and .M4V for viewing on your iPad/iPhone/iPad/Apple TV.

How to get Blu-ray/DVD movies and video files like .MKV/.AVI/.MXF on iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV watching?

1. Preparation

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Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate combines all features of a blu-ray converter, a DVD converter and a video converter, which is capable of ripping BD/DVD movies and converting video files into iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV optimized format.

2. Import BD/DVD disc and .MKV/.AVI/.MXF video

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3. Select output format

Pavtube Apple iOS Converter offers multiple formats and profiles for different devices and you are recommended to find desired format for iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV in the following window.

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4. Customize profile presets. (Optional)

Click Settings button, then you will be able to change all the settings in the following window, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel to custom output file quality for iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV.

5. Start conversion.

After conversion complete, click Open icon to locate the converted video and sync MP4/M4V videos to iPad/iPhone/iPod or set up Apple TV for streaming HD videos with Dolby Digital 5.1 sounds.

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Convert Canon XF105 MXF Files to iMovie with Best MXF to iMovie Converter

Posted by on Tuesday, 4 June, 2013

Canon XF105 camera takes Material Exchange Format for its file structure, and that is the same with other Canon XF series cameras. The XF105 utilizes Canon’s XF Codec-a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper that ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The codec’s 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest image quality needed for advanced post production processing.

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With MXF the XF105 can benefit from high level of compatibility with NLE systems and ensure high quality output. However, all cameras generate MXF files have a common problem, they shot high quality videos but these MXF videos cannot imported into iMovie for editing.  The reason is that iMovie can’t handle Canon MXF files smoothly. Now here is a solution, of course, to help you transfer MXF footage to iMovie. The next few steps will show you how to do with Canon MXF shootings taken with Canon XF105  before importing the Canon XF footage to imovie.

Before processing, you’re suggested to:

1. Transfer .mxf clips from Canon XF 105 camcorderto Mac computer.

2. Download and Install Pavtube MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac.

Guide: Transcode/Convert Canon XF105 MXF to Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie editing

Step 1: Launch the Mac MXF to AIC Converter. Click “Add video” and browse to a Canon .mxf clip and the software will add it to file list. Repeat the operation to load multiple .mxf videos.

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Step 2: Click on “Format” and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express>>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format.

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Tips: You can click “Settings” and adjust bitrate (from 1Mbps to 20Mbps) your requirement. You can also set a different video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480) and frame rate(24p/30p) as long as you like.

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start converting Canon XF105 MXF to AIC videos for iMovie.

After conversion click “Open” to find .mov videos and import converted .mov files to iMovie for editing. Now you can smoothly edit XF105 MXF files in iMovie as you want, just enjoy yourself.

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