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MXF MultiMixer – Convert muti-track MXF from Avid for playback

Posted by on Tuesday, 27 August, 2013

I am a Producer and Photographer, we have some muti-track MXF from Avid Media Composer about a program for swiss national tv. I was wondering if the MXF files works with TV programs natively. Can I play these MXF files from Avid, and it would be great if anyone could help me with the effective workflow.

Though MXF is great video format to record high-definition videos, it is not easy to use in that they are not supported by most websites, tablet, smartphone and TV. That is to say, we can’t play MXF video on them directly. The easy workaround to get the work done is to transcode these multi-track Avid MXF files to MP4 videos, which is almost used anywhere. The following guide shares with you the way converting muti-track MXF to MP4 format.

First of all, free download Pavtube iMix MXF

It’s a professional multi-track MXF Converter for Mac is strongly recommend for its reliable work efficiency. It can help you to mix and convert multi-audio MXF to MP4 or other playable video formats,such as AVI, MOV, WMV, M4V and MPEG easily on windows and Mac. On one side, the avi, wmv, mp4, mov, mpeg video formats are usually for playback, you can also choose AVI/MOV friendly codec for editing in software, like prores codec for FCP, and AIC codec for FCE and iMovie. This article will show you the steps.

How to mix and convert to MXF convert multi-track MXF from Avid to MP4 on Mac?

1. Get this iMix MXF installed on you Mac; get ready for the subtitles you want to add; then launch this multi-track MXF Converter. Click the top left two icons to load your Avid MXF files.

pavtube imixmxf.jpg MXF MultiMixer   Convert muti track MXF from Avid for playback

2. Click “Format” to find “Multi-track Video”, choose “Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)” for playback on Mac.

You can also click Settings right beside to set up outputting video bitrate, frame rate, codec and size all according to your needs.

convert mix mxf to multi tracks mp4 MXF MultiMixer   Convert muti track MXF from Avid for playback

3. Set multiple audio tracks for MP4 video.

If you do not need all audio tracks for output, click “Settings” button you are allowed to uncheck the audio tracks you do not want for output. And you can choose to keep default settings or adjust parameters, like codec, bitrate, channels, etc, according to your different requirements.

mxf multi track settings.jpg MXF MultiMixer   Convert muti track MXF from Avid for playback

Tips: If you need to mix multiple audio tracks into one track, go to check “Mix into one track” on the lower left. Conversely uncheck it you will get multiple audio tracks separately.

4. Click the red circle to start converting Avid MXF to MP4 with srt/ass subtitles embedded. Wait for a while, click “Open” to locate the converted MKV files.

Pavtube iMixMXF($45) is a powerful MXF Converter for Mac program will all audio tracks preserved in MKV, MP4, MOV for playing and Apple ProRes for FCP editing.


1. If you prefer to work with single audio channel and do not need to multi-track integration feature, you are suggested to try Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (only $29) with also subtitles embedded.

2. Good news for Blu-ray/DVD fans! Pavtube studio now provides ByteCopy for Mac plus iMixMXF bundle, saving $17 immediately! (ByteCopy for Mac is a multi-track featured blu-ray ripping program. With it, you can easily backup blu-ray to lossless multi-track MKV without any quality loss, transcode to multi-track MP4/MOV/ProRes and other mainstream video formats.)

See more Multitrack MXF video tips:

Convert MXF to multi audio tracks MKV on Mac Mavericks
Seamlessly transcode MXF to MP4 with multiple audio tracks
Mix Multi-track MXF into on track on Win and Mac
Convert/Mix Sony XDCAM MXF to Multi-track ProRes for FCP
Convert multi-track Canon XF MXF to MKV/ProRes Embed SRT/ASS Subtitle

Freely edit, play and burn Sony HDR-GWP88V/B AVCHD files on Windows and Mac

Posted by on Friday, 23 August, 2013

The high-end model HDR-GWP88V/B —— Waterproof Full HD Camcorder (Black) is also Sony’s first waterproof digital camera with projector function, the projector lumens luminous flux is 13lm, the resolution is 640*360, and the projection screen size range is 10-100 inches.

sony hdr gwP88v b1 Freely edit, play and burn Sony HDR GWP88V/B AVCHD files on Windows and Mac

Sony Handycam HDR-GWP88V/B records video in the top-quality AVCHD format for enjoying on your Full HD TV or burning to Blu-ray Disc. And if you can’t wait to share the holiday memories, choose web-friendly MP4 recording for no-fuss uploads to your favourite social networking sites. A conveniently-positioned extra record button on the camcorder’s front allows fumble-free self-shooting of movies and still photos with Handycam held at arm’s length.

Perfect for capturing all those happy family moments, the easy to use Sony Handycam GWP88V/B makes it deliciously simple to shoot smooth, steady Full HD 50p video. Now you may have myriads of masterpieces shot by GWP88V/B, what about editing, playing and burning the Sony GWP88V/B AVCHD mts files?

However, the incompatibility of the AVCHD format with Win/Mac makes numerous users frustrated. They are looking for the best solution to make Sony GWP88V/B generated AVCHD files playable and editbale in iMovie, FCP, FCE, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere , Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker and other non-linear editing software on Win/Mac, or how to enjoy Sony GWP88V/B mts files on HDTV, or even burn them into DVD for sharing with friends or family memebers.

Here I would like to introduce you the way to convert Sony GWP88V/B AVCHD MTS files on Win/Mac and burn mts to DVD. Perhaps still many of you are confused about it, and we hope the following tutorial can help you.

Tutorial – Transcode Sony GWP88V/B MTS to MOV for editing and playing & export to DVD for burning

At first, a program named Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac or MTS/M2TS Converter is the recommended software to convert Sony GWP88V/B AVCHD files to MOV for editing on Windows/Mac with the least loss of original video quality.

Procedure 1: Convert Sony GWP88V/B MTS to HD .MOV for editing and playing

Step 1: Import Sony GWP88V/B AVCHD mts videos

After installing and launching Sony AVCHD Converter for Win/Mac, connect your Sony GWP88V/B to your PC or iMac/Macbook and copy the videos to hard drive. Click the “Add video” or “Add from folder” button on the top tool bar to select the videos or drag & drop them into the program.

mts to avid converter for mac Freely edit, play and burn Sony HDR GWP88V/B AVCHD files on Windows and Mac

Step 2: Choose HD .MOV as the output video format for iMovie

Click the arrow of the drop-down menu as “Format” options.

You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing;

fcp compatible video codec Freely edit, play and burn Sony HDR GWP88V/B AVCHD files on Windows and Mac

You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), it’s for Avid editing;

For playback, you can choose HD Video -> QuickTime MOV;

For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose MP4 format for output.

Step 3: Start the Sony GWP88V/B MTS to MOV Conversion

Click the “convert” button to start converting Sony GWP88V/B MTS footages to MOV. The conversion process will take you a few minutes, please wait for a while.

After conversion, the output .MOV videos are prepared for you in the destination folder for editing and playing. By now, the program MTS/M2TS Converter for Win/Mac has already finished all its job…

Procedure 2:  Export the converted videos to DVD

When you are positively sure your project is complete and you have added your Chapters, you are ready to export  for DVD burning.  If you want directly Sony GWP88V/B mts burning on Mac, please refer to the guide how to burn Sony Handycam AVCHD MTS to DVD on Mac, the windows process is here.

All is done now, you can freely edit, play and burn Sony HDR-GWP88V/B AVCHD files on Windows and Mac. Hope the guide could be helpful to you!

Solve no audio issue- Convert multi-track MXF files on Mac

Posted by on Wednesday, 21 August, 2013

Can’t import AVC-Intra 1080i videos from Panasonic AG-HPX301E into FCP

Posted by on Tuesday, 20 August, 2013

“The HPX301E is, in my opinion, the best professional camera on the market for under $11,000.00. It has a superior codec, lens, form factor and image when compared to anything in its class and with skill behind the controls, it is capable of shooting superb high-end footage that rivals cameras that cost many times more. The HPX300E radically redefines the value equation in professional HD cameras”. – Dan Brockett (Independent TV Producer).

Panasonic AG HPX301E Cant import AVC Intra 1080i videos from Panasonic AG HPX301E into FCP

Delivering the impressive quality of AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 50, the HPX301E also records individual frame images in 100Mbps DVCPRO HD and in standard definition in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV, which provides faster workflow and less degradation in multigenerational rendering.

Q: I have some recorded 1080i video files and need to keep it deinterlaced, then edit in FCP. What’s the most efficient work flow for this?

A: FCP does not support AVC-Intra video files directly. In this case, to get your Panasonic AG-HPX301E Avc-Intra videos edited in FCP, you need to convert 1080i AVC-Intra videos to Apple ProRes – FCP preferred codec firstly. Here you are suggested to try a third party converter: Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac to transcode 1080i AVC-Intra videos to ProRes for FCP with best video quality. It enables editing before conversion and you can check the deinterlacing there. Click to download a trial version.

How to Convert Panasonic AG-HPX301E AVC-Intra 1080i videos to ProRes for FCP on Mac

Step 1. Get this Mac Panasonic Video Converter installed and load your footages. Click top left icon to load individual AVC-Intra 1080i videos files; or click the second one to import the whole folder.

hd video converter for mac Cant import AVC Intra 1080i videos from Panasonic AG HPX301E into FCP

Step 2. Choose proper format for editing in Final Cut Pro.

Click Format drop-down list, choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(HQ)(*.mov), as it’s FCPX’s most compatible codec.

fcp preferred video format Cant import AVC Intra 1080i videos from Panasonic AG HPX301E into FCP

Tips: For FCPX users, pls make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files only without video. You can download it from here:

Step 3. Fix the output ProRes video settings for FCP.

Click Settings at the bottom, you can fix the video size, bitrate, frame rate, etc. The video quality is related with video bitrate, the higher you choose, the larger output file size will be.

setting video and audio for fcp Cant import AVC Intra 1080i videos from Panasonic AG HPX301E into FCP


Click “Edit” button and you can deinterlace Panasonic 1080i AVCHD for Final Cut Pro via ticking the“Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.

deinterlacing Cant import AVC Intra 1080i videos from Panasonic AG HPX301E into FCP

Step 4. Start conversion.

Ok now click the red circle at bottom right to start converting Panasonic AG-HPX301E AVC-Intra 1080i footage to ProRes for FCP on Mac. Wait for while, or you can choose to shut down computer after conversion done.


1. Read this step-by-step guide to learn how to load the converted video to FCPX.

2. In addition, you can also learn on how to import P2 footage to Final Cut Pro directly from a P2 card.

Learn More Guides as below:

Encode Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 MXF to MPEG
How to edit Panasonic P2 MXF on Mac OS X
Best MXF to Avid MC Converter
Convert AG-HPX 600 MXF to iMovie/FCE

Enable Sony PMW-F55/F55 4K XAVC to work well with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6

Posted by on Friday, 16 August, 2013

New PMW-F5 &PMW-F55 4K cameras have come to us, at the meanwhile; Sony has started the roll-out of its new, more efficient, mid-range codec: XAVC. This has been designed for 4K, and will offer both intra frame and Long GoP options. It will also allow higher frame rate recording at 1080p.

I work as Director of Photography based in sweden. About a month ago I got Sony F55. I was really interested to see if my Premiere Pro would edit the 4K XAVC footage from the F55. But I find Adobe Premiere would not read it. Do your engineers have any suggestions from your long list of output file types, what one will work best for the Adobe product?

I want to convert Sony F5 XAVC to After Effects CS6 for editing on Mac. Not knowing how to do it best. I want to keep the original data of the 4K XAVC footage, is there a good way to transcode/rewrap Sony F5 4K files for editing on AE CS6?

In fact, to edit Sony PMW-F55/F5 4K XAVC footage in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6 on Mac can be very easy. We can manage it by using a piece of powerful software called  Pavtub HD Video Converter for Mac, which is specializing in converting XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro/AE CS6 favorable format MOV/MPEG-2 with original quality kept, so as to allow you import Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC to Premiere Pro/After Effects CS6 for extension editing without hassles. Moreover, before starting the conversion, you are allowed to perfect the XAVC video files by rendering to the editing features provided.

Before processing:

1. Back up/Transfer the 4K XAVC footage to Mac computer – copy the whole video folder to your computer hard drive, not just the individual .xavc files.

2. Install Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. Click here to download a free trial for test.

Note: this is a Mac oriented solution. For Windows users the Pavtube Studio offers alternative HD Video Converter for PC, which is very similar to the Mac MXF Converter.

Step 1. Launch the Mac XAVC Video Converter. Click “Add Video” and browse to a Sony 4K XAVC clip from PMW-F55/F5 and the software will add it to file list. Repeat the operation to load multiple XAVC videos. Or you may click the “Add Folder” button to import all the XAVC files in the file structure.

mov converter for premiere Enable Sony PMW F55/F55 4K XAVC to work well with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6

Step 2. Click on “Format” and choose “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” or “MOV(AVC) (.mov)” from ” Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> ” as the best codec for editing Sony 4K XAVC file inAdobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6.

adobe mpeg 2 Enable Sony PMW F55/F55 4K XAVC to work well with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6

Step 3. Click on “Settings” to redefine output quality. You can also set a different video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), frame rate (24p/30p), bitrate, audio channels, etc. For users who would like to retain exactly the same settings (without any quality loss), set target settings the same to source video.

Step 4. Click “Convert” to start transcode Sony 4K XAVC to MPEG-2/MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6 editing on Mac. Once you get the converted .MOV/.MPG file, you can import it to Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6 for futher editing.

In this way, you can edit your Sony PMW-F55/F5 4K XAVC videos in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6 with ease.

Read more:

XAVC to FCP Converter
Sony Vegas XAVC support
Edit XAVC in iMovie/FCE
Play XAVC with QuickTime
Upload XAVC for sharing
Burn XAVC to DVD
Import XAVC to Avid MC,Xpress Pro
Transcode Sony XAVC video on Windows

How-To: Import Canon XA20 1080/60p AVCHD footage to Avid Media Composer

Posted by on Tuesday, 13 August, 2013

Description: Avid Media Composer can’t support importing Canon XA20 1080/60p AVCHD footage. The easy workaround is to transcode MTS to DNxHD mov, native codec ensuring the best results for using Media Composer.

canon xa20 How To: Import Canon XA20 1080/60p AVCHD footage to Avid Media Composer

The Canon XA20 Professional Camcorder is ideal for any type of professional content project. An ultra-compact professional device, it is a great mix of dual-format recording and outstanding image quality.

If you need an entry-level camcorder that can perform on par with top-tier models, then you’d want to get your hands on the Canon XA20. Whether you’re an amateur or professional videographer, you should grab a Canon XA20 of your own. The XA20 combines dual-format recording with outstanding image quality, making it a superb cam choice for almost all types of content creation, professional or otherwise.

Experience the new Canon XA20 Digital Camcorder and after recording some 1080 60p AVCHD footage, I wanna get the videos to Avid Media Composer on my Mac OS X. But frustratingly I met the importing problems as the Avid can’t import the recorded 1080 60P AVCHD video, the frame rate is so high and the codec is not friendly to Avid MC for editing.

On Avid official website, it recommends DNxHD codec for editing in Avid Media Composer. So to work with the 1080/60p AVCHD MTS videos in Avid MC perfectly, firstly you have to transcode XA20 MTS foootage to Adobe Media Composer compatible DNxHD codec for further editing. Now try this Canon MTS to Avid Converter, you can easily accomplish this within a few clicks.

Convert Canon XA20 1080/60p MTS to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on Mac

Step 1. Connect your Canon XA20 to mac; get this Pavtube AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter installed, launch it and click the top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder.

mts converter for avid How To: Import Canon XA20 1080/60p AVCHD footage to Avid Media Composer

Step 2. Click “Format”, choose Avid Media Composer>Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as the best video codec for AMC.

best format for aivd media composer How To: Import Canon XA20 1080/60p AVCHD footage to Avid Media Composer

You can choose to fix the presets by clicking Settings; video size, bitrate, frame rate, all included here.

edit olympus avchd avi videos How To: Import Canon XA20 1080/60p AVCHD footage to Avid Media Composer

Step 3. Click the red circle at right bottom to start converting Canon XA20 1080/60p MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer. Wait for a while or check “start streaming server after conversion”, you can edit the converted video in Avid Media Composer smoothly.

Related guides:

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The World’s smallest 20x optical zoom digital compact camera- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Posted by on Monday, 12 August, 2013
  • The good: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is currently the lightest, smallest camera with a 20x zoom. It has built-in Wi-Fi for on-the-go sharing (among other things); fantastic battery life; and a large variety of auto shooting options.
  • The bad: The camera’s weight and size can make it difficult to keep steady when using the zoom lens, the screen is difficult to see in bright sun, and the lens has small apertures at both ends, making the zoom best suited for daytime, outdoor use.
  • The bottom line: If you miss having a zoom lens, but don’t want to add too much bulk and weight to your travels, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good choice.

As everyone’s well aware at this point, one of the key advantages point-and-shoots have over smartphones is their zoom lenses. Sony’s out in front for 2013 with the 30x zoom Cyber-shot HX50V and the 20x zoom Cyber-shot WX300. Though both are small enough to fit in a pocket, the WX300 is compact and light enough to comfortably stick in a pants pocket or carry with you every day in a bag.

Also, because of how much Sony has pared down its Cyber-shot lineup, the HX50V is really targeted at those who want more control and features, while the WX300 is for those who want a better shooting experience than you get using a smartphone. At providing that, the WX300 definitely succeeds.

Its built-in Wi-Fi makes it possible to shoot and send to an Android or iOS device on the go, so if you do get a shot you want to share, you don’t have to run back to a computer to do it. The wireless also allows you to remotely control the camera with a mobile device, making it an easy way to capture group or self-portraits. It can even be set to snap and save a low-res version to your device for fast sharing.

Those looking for significantly better image quality than a smartphone gives, though, might want to step up to the HX50V or forgo long zoom lenses for a higher-end enthusiast compact. While the WX300 turns out good results, there are some trade-offs that come with getting a 20x zoom lens into a camera so small.

Sony Cyber shot DSC WX300 The World’s smallest 20x optical zoom digital compact camera  Sony Cyber shot DSC WX300

Picture quality

In order to make a 25-500mm lens for a body this small, Sony took one of its 1/2.3-inch type 20-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensors and used only the center 18.2 megapixels of it, basically making an already small sensor even smaller. Pixel and sensor size are important to better image quality — the larger, the better — so having a small sensor that’s packed with pixels isn’t great.

That said, the WX300′s photos are very good as long as you’re not planning on doing a lot of enlarging or heavy cropping and don’t really care about what your shots look like onscreen at 100 percent. Though photos appear soft even at its base sensitivity of ISO 80, detail is good up to ISO 800. Still, with the lens’ slow f3.5 aperture at the wide end and f6.5 aperture when zoomed in, this camera is best used outdoors with good lighting. Noise and softness only get worse above ISO 800, but photos are good enough for sharing online at small sizes (well, maybe not ISO 3200) and certainly better than what you’ll get from a smartphone.

The camera’s ISO settings do include 6400 and 12800 settings, but they’re reached by taking multiple shots and combining them. Unfortunately, the results are not good and I would avoid using these settings unless it’s an emergency.

The WX300 also captures movies very well, on par with an entry-level video camera. The 60i frame rate and image stabilization make for some smooth movement, too. As with photos, it’s good but not great in low light and really needs bright light to get the best results when you’re using the zoom lens. If you’d like a single, small device for capturing good photos and videos, this is a decent choice. For the best results you’ll want to record in AVCHD, but for Web sharing there is the option to record in MP4 format. The optical zoom does work while recording (though you will hear it moving in quiet scenes), and there is a fairly good stereo mic on top.

Sony Cyber shot DSC WX300 1 The World’s smallest 20x optical zoom digital compact camera  Sony Cyber shot DSC WX300

Shooting performance

For the most part, the WX300 offers very good shooting performance. From off to first shot in our lab tests averaged 2.1 seconds with the lag between shots coming in at just 1 second. Turning on the flash in our tests seemed to always require some extra processing time, which gave us a shot-to-shot time with flash of 3.9 seconds. The time from pressing the shutter release to capture without prefocusing was only 0.2 second in bright conditions, so shooting felt near-instantaneous. It slowed down some in low light and with the lens extended, but was still good at 0.6 second.

The camera’s burst shooting mode is capable of up to 10 frames per second. However, this burst shooting sets focus and exposure with the first shot, and once you’ve fired, you’re stuck waiting for the camera to save the photos — 8.6 seconds in our tests. There is no option to shoot continuously with autofocus.

Overall, it’s a pretty fast camera, but it’s not going to be perfect for shooting active kids and pets, especially in low light or when using the zoom lens indoors. Also, some of its modes require additional processing time, which can make performance feel slower.

Sony Cyber shot DSC WX300 2 The World’s smallest 20x optical zoom digital compact camera  Sony Cyber shot DSC WX300

Design and features

Prior to the WX300, the longest lens in the Cyber-shot W-series ultracompacts was the 10x 25-250mm on the WX150. To double the zoom range, Sony had to increase the body size of that model. It’s only slightly larger, but enough so that Sony could put a shooting-mode dial on top and put more space between the buttons and control pad on back.

With a cutting-edge design, Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 megapixel resolution, 10fps burst shooting, 500 shot battery life, built-in Wi-fi connectivity and Full HD video, the WX300 shapes up to be something else. In this review, we’ll be finding out if it lives up to expectations. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 costs around £259 / $329 and is available in white, red and black.

Encode Nikon D800 MOV to Prores for using in FCP X

Posted by on Friday, 9 August, 2013

As FCP X can’t support importing Nikon D800 H.264 MOV footage, the easy workaround is aimed to transcode Nikon 1080p MOV to Prores, native codec ensuring the best results for using in FCP X.

mov to fcp  Encode Nikon D800 MOV to Prores for using in FCP X

Nikon D800 is one of the hottest DSLRs in the market which is able to capture Full HD video up to 1920 x 1080 with multiple frame rates up to 60i/50i. It empowers and inspires filmmakers and video enthusiasts with cinema-quality HD video recording features. Nikon D800 videos are vivid and brilliant, which are encoded with H.264 codec and save the files in MOV container format. However, I usually saw the camcorder users often encounter importing issues when attempting to edit Nikon D800 MOV footage with FCP X.

“Has anybody else had issues with importing Nikon D800 video files into FCP X? The format is H264. This is the first time I’ve ever had crashing problems with H264.”

Why this happen is because H.264 MOV is different from Prores MOV which is natively supported by FCP. So the best method to solve these problems is to convert Nikon D800 1080P H.264 MOV footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro X, you can follow the steps below to transcode D800 MOV to FCP X  for editing.

At first, you are suggested to use Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, a top Mac Nikon h.264 MOV Converter. It supports transcoding all Nikon 1080p MOV files to Prores so that you can easily import the Nikon h.264 recordings to Final Cut Pro Xfor editing on Mac (Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.

1.Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Nikon D800 1080P H.264 MOV files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, more output formats are also supported.

2.Install and launch this Nikon MOV Converter. Import Nikon D800 .mov footage to the converter.

load files550  Encode Nikon D800 MOV to Prores for using in FCP X

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

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4.You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

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5.Click convert button to start.

With this Nikon MOV to ProRes Converter, you can easily change Nikon D800 mov files to FCP X for editing. What’s more, you can use it to convert videos to iMovie, Premiere Pro,FCE and Avid with good quality.

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Import AVCHD Files from Canon Vixia HF R11 to iMovie

Posted by on Tuesday, 6 August, 2013

With the Canon VIXIA HF R11 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder, you’ll find that high definition video has hit new levels of convenience, ease, performance- and value. With the advanced easy-to-operate control features, VIXIA HF R11 can help to make high-quality video that can turn the casual shooter into the family cinematographer, at a very affordable price.

theme Import AVCHD Files from Canon Vixia HF R11 to iMovie

I am a minister, now I got this Canon Vixia HF R11. I use it to record our church services for archiving, to make them available to shut ins, and for future webcasting. I also produce small videos for educational purposes. The promise to import from my camcorder easily into iMovie to do editing for post-production.

As Canon VIXIA R11 camcorders mts files is not compatible with iMovie,  I find the AVCHD mts video off VIXIA R11 can’t be recognized by iMovie due to various aspect ratio or video codec. So I want to convert my AVCHD files from VIXIA R11 firstly.

At last, I find this a powerful and easy-to-use Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and I will introduce it to all of you. With reliable video quality, it seemed to be the best MTS Converter for iMovie.  Now I am able to convert AVCHD footage from R11 Camcorder to AIC(Apple Intermediate Codec) for smoothly iMovie editing. No need to set up it specifically, move your mouse and do a few clicks. My iMovie can successfully allow for easy and direct importing of videos from my R11 camcorder, it is very unreliable and unstable.

Free download a free version before purchase and let’e move on!

Step 1: Keep your Canon HF R11 on and connect it to Mac, your camcorder will show as a hard drive on desktop which means your Mac recognized it now. Launch this Canon MTS to iMovie Converter. Click top left icon “Add videos” to load individual MTS files, or try the second one “Add from folder” to load the entire folder.

load mts file on mac Import AVCHD Files from Canon Vixia HF R11 to iMovie

Step 2: You can find many presets in “Format” drop-down list. Choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express>>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)” as the output video format.

imovie fce aic format Import AVCHD Files from Canon Vixia HF R11 to iMovie

Step 3: Click “Settings”, you can find some other settings such as Size, Bitrate, Frame Rate and so on. The video quality is corresponding to bitrate, the higher bitrate you choose the better video quality you will get. You can check the file size easily here.

Step 4: Start converting Canin Vixia R11 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie. Click the red “Convert” icon at right bottom and start to convert Canon Vixia HF R11 AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie. You can check Shut down computer after conversion if you are doing a batch conversion and do not want to wait on the front of computer.

Wait for some time, now you get the converted videos for importing/editing in iMovie.

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Why Sony Vegas can’t edit Apple ProRes MOV files?

Posted by on Friday, 2 August, 2013

As an Independet videomaker, mainly work for making short films, TV, music videos, Short Films, Promos, Intros, Corporate, etc, just filmed with a canon mark III using the ninja external recorder. That’s apple prores mov files. The proyect was a new TV image campaign for the network in my country.

However, I was desperate, cause I needed to work in a huge project with these apple prores (mov) files on Sony Vegas, the proyect was big so vegas crashed alot since, apple prores is not a windows-friendly format. I needed a converter to help me to convert the prores .mov into .h264 codec, so i could edit fluently with no crashes.

According to the description of Wikipedia, ProRes is a lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post production that supports up to 4k. ProRes is a line of intermediate codecs, which means they are intended for use during video editing on Mac.

In viewing of this, it would be hard for us to edit the Prores .mov videos in Windows editors like Sony Vegas. It is really bad news for Windows users. Is there any good way to make it though?  Since I can’t import the Prores .mov into Sony Vegas directly, perhaps we can do it with the help of third-party software which helps to convert prores .mov to wmv, making it possible for us to edit the prores .mov videos in Sony Vegas smoothly.

Of so much software on the market, it is strongly suggested using Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. I was in a rush, I tried the trial and it worked so i bought it right away I have no complain, the program works fine in mov to wmv conversion. Moreover, it allows you to do simple editing to the videos such as cropping, altering video dimension, adding special effect, and adjusting video or audio parameters like Video Resolution/Frame Rate or Audio Sample Rate freely as you like. It has never disappointed any users due to its splendid performance and easy-to-use operation which goes as below:

Firstly, download and install this converter.

1. Click “Add” to load Prores .mov video files or directly drag the files into file list.

mov to wmv converter Why Sony Vegas cant edit Apple ProRes MOV files?

2. Click “Format” bar to determine output format. For smoothly editing in Vegas, you are recommended to choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv), this format is best for Sony Vegas editing.

wmv profile Why Sony Vegas cant edit Apple ProRes MOV files?

3. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click “settings”, adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

4. Click “Convert” to start to convert Prores .mov to Sony Vegas.

With this Apple Prores Converter, it becomes easy for you to convert Prores .mov video to Sony Vegas Pro smoothly for editing.

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