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Convert Olympus OM-D E-M1 video to FCP X with Apple Prores codec

Posted by on Tuesday, 28 January, 2014

Follow this post you will know the best way to load Olympus OM-D E-M1 MOV/AVI in Final Cut Pro X for editing with ProRes 422 codec.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is very good. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is even better. Everything there was to improve about the E-M5, is clearly better with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a camera for photographers. Like the Pen E-P5, the E-M1 films in a wide range of video formats, with 1080 HD at 30 fps (.Mov), 720 HD at 30 fps (.Mov, .Avi MJpeg) and even SD formats (640 x 480 pixels).

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If you have got the E-M1 and often use it to record HD video, you may have the need to edit Olympus OM-D E-M1 MOV/AVI in Final Cut Pro X on Mac, but the point here, you may find it a painful experience to edit the videos from Olympus E-M1. Well, for most of the Final Cut Pro Users, neither MOV nor AVI can be supported by Final Cut Pro X. In order to edit your Olympus E-M1 MOV/AVI in FCP X smoothly, you should transcode MOV/AVI files to Apple Prores codec, which is best supported by FCP X.

Here, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is absolutely your practical choice to convert MOV/AVI to Apple Prores 422 .mov format. The program supports to create various codec and formats for editing on Mac:

  • Formats: TS, MTS, M2TS(Blu-ray), M2T, MXF(partial), MKV, Tivo, TOD, MOD, AVI, Divx, MP4, MOV, FLV, MPG, F4V(Youtube, Hulu, Fox, etc), M4V, DV, VOB, DAT, 3GP, 3G2, RM, RMVB, etc.
  • Device Formats: Olympus/Panasonic/Sony/Canon/JVC AVCHD, Olympus/Canon MOV/AVI, Sony HDCAM SR, Sony NXCAM, Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, Panasonic AVCCAM, RED.

Guide: How to convert Olympus OM-D E-M1 MOV/AVI recordings to Prores MOV for smoothly editing in Final Cut Pro X on Mac

Step 1: Connect your E-M1 with USB and ingest .mov/.avi recordings to your Mac. Launch and run the best Mac Olympus E-M1 Video Converter. And click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” to import your E-M1 MOV/AVI video files.

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Step 2: Click the Format option, and move your pointer to “”Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” to chosse the best codec for FCP X.

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

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Tips:

1. If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like. Of course, you should keep a balance on the appropriate video size and best video quality.

2. You can go to the “Editor” botton and get the imported videos cropped, trimmed, flipped, added effect as you want and deinterlace 720i MOV or AVI in the Effect.

3. Many users find their output file is too large. So if you want to to limit the size and length of the video, just press on “Split the selected task” in the main interface by specifying the clip quantity, duration time and file size to cut the selected video file into required video clips.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to begin to convert Olympus OM-D E-M1 MOV/AVI to FCP Prores .MOV.

After conversion, click “Open” folder to find converted footage, then you can import the converted E-M1 .mov files to Final Cut Pro for further editing on Mac.

This Mac Olympus Video Converter can also convert HD videos for iMovie, FCE, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere, etc on Mac with good quality, what’s more, it supports nearly all Olympus compact cameras, such as convert Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3, E-P3 AVCHD/AVI to FCP 7/X, convert Olympus E-PL1, E-P2, E-PL2 AVI to FCP 7/X, etc. just download the HD Video Converter for Olympus and have a try.

Tip: At Pavtube Christmas & New Year Specials, if you by Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, you can free get DVD Creator for Mac to free burn your Olympus videos into playable DVD on Mac.

Read more:

Encode E-PL1 AVI to FCP
Olymus E-M5 MOV/AVI to iMovie/FCE
Make E-PL3 AVCHD editable in Premiere

From: http://camcordervideoshare.altervista.org/blog/import-olympus-om-d-e-m1-recordings-into-fcp-x/

How to get editable and deinterlaced MTS video for FCP X

Posted by on Tuesday, 28 January, 2014

Can’t import mts files to Final Cut Pro X? Follow the article below, you will get to know the easy way to transcode and deinterlace AVCHD footage to Prores HQ for editing in FCP X editing.

AVCHD was jointly established by Sony Corporation and Panasonic Corporation in 2006 for use in their digital tapeless camcorders. MTS files can typically be opened and edited using the software included with Sony, Panasonic and some Canon HD camcorders.

But practically speaking, importing AVCHD to FCP might be tricky, due to the version of FCP, your Mac processor (PowerPC- or older Intel-based Mac don’t support AVCHD editing) , and the model of camcorder. Thus, many users report that they can’t import AVCHD files into FCP using camera import.

I just downloaded a mts Video converter and I’m using it to convert MTS files into Apple HQ prores 422, yet the converted files look damaged. I attached a photo of what the results look like. I must finish this editing project by tomorrow- please advise!

As MTS recordings are not the preferred format for Final Cut Studio, if you want to edit AVCHD video with high quality on Mac with Final Cut Pro X, you can convert AVCHD to FCP compatibel Prores .MOV before editing. Here recommend you the top MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can help you to convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 preserving the original quality that get MTS files to edit in FCP X successfully. Plus, this Mac AVCHD converter also supports converting AVCHD MTS footage to iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Express and more to meet your needs. What’s more, some easy-to-use editing features like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, deinterlacing, etc are combined with the convert program. Now, follow the step-by-step guide transcoding and deinterlacing MTS video to Final Cut Pro X.

Step 1: Free Download and install MTS to FCP Converter to your Mac. It’s excellent AVCHD Converter which can convert nearly all Sony/Canon/Panasonic camcorder videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc. Then import your AVCHD files.

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Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov)” as output format for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

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The Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) codec offers the utmost possible quality for 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 sources (without an alpha channel) and provides the following:

  • Target data rate of approximately 220 Mbps (1920 x 1080 at 60i)
  • Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422

Tips:

1. You can also select Apple ProRes 422(LT) which will give smaller file size.

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

2. You can deinterlace and edit the 1080/60i mts videos in this program before converting to other formats on Mac OS. Trim, crop, add watermark or adjust effect as you want.

By the way, if you need to remove interlace for the media file, just click on “Edit”, you will see a Video Editor panel where you are able to easily edit your 1080i HD video by using several powerful editing functions. Click on “Effect” tab, and check the deinterlace option.

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Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start converting/deinterlacing AVCHD videos to FCP X on Mac OS.

After a shot conversion, you will be able to import/load mts videos into Final Cut Pro X for editing without rendering. With it, you can also get the mts video to recognized by FCP X. Just have a try. Good luck!

Related gudie:

Sony AVCHD MTS converter for Premiere

How to convert MTS to AVI format for editing and playing?

Sony AVCHD MTS Converter for Sony Vegas-AVCHD to Sony Vegas

Edit Canon XF100 MXF in FCP X with multiple audio channels ProRes 422 LT

Posted by on Wednesday, 22 January, 2014

If you want to transcode your Canon XF100 MXF footages Apple ProRes LT for FCP with remaining multiple audio tracks from original MXF files and keeping timecode for Final Cut Pro X, you may prefer to follow this article because it will show you the way out.

I would be grateful if you could help me out as I have experienced huge issues from Canon UK trying to rectify this problem (basically they don’t care that my Mavericks Mac is not supported by their converter) so if you can recommend one of some apps that would support converting my mxf files from my Canon XF100 to HD move for use in Final Cut Pro X I will happily recommend it across all possible SM platforms. I want to convert various Canon XF100 MXF to ProRes 422 LT with 2 audio channels.

As we know, they recorded video file is MXF format, a not good editable format for Final Cut Pro X. We will meet some troubles when we import Canon XF100 MXF redordings to FCP  X.The reason is the MXF format is not the FCP compatible video format.

In order to make Canon XF100 Camcorder MXF files editable in FCP, Canon launches some related XF plug-ins, via which you can transfer your MXF recordings to your Mac editing software. But as far as we know, Canon XF utility was not used to capture videos from CF cards on location.

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To find an easier way, you just need to get help of Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac which can convert Canon XF100 MXF videos to FCP comptible Apple Prores codec for natively importing in Final Cut Pro on Mac and also the timecode is kept for FCP.

However, many Canon XF100 users will prefer to record multi-track MXF footage using difference microphones for better audio. To convert Canon multi-track MXF video to Apple Prores for FCP with timecode, iMixMXF, a professional MXF Converter and Mixer tool, is strongly recommend for its reliable work efficiency.

Why do you choose Pavtube iMixMXF?

  • Import/Retain/Mix multi-track MXF in MKV/MP4/MOV formats.
  • Output multi-track or single audio track Apple ProRes MOV for FCP (X).
  • Mix the MXF multiple track/channel audio into one or keep the multi tracks.
  • Add *.srt/*.ass/*.ssa subtitle files to MXF footage.
  • Support DVCPRO/HDV/Avid DNxHD/AIC/AVI/MPG/WMV/FLV output.
  • Convert Panasonic P2 MXF, Canon XF100 MXF, Sony XDCAM MXF to editable footage for editing, playing, or broadcasting.
  • Merge/split/trim/crop MXF footages.
  • Keep timecode for Final Cut Pro
  • Support Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

More features for the new-released version:

  • Added 3D profiles in Format menu. (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI)
  • Added chapter marker feature for multi-track MP4

The following instruction will tell you how to transcode Canon XF100 MXF to Multi channel audio Apple Prors for editing in FCP on Mac Mavericks. Now download and install the best Multitracks MXF Converter and Mixer, and go to try those wonderful functions.

Step 1. Load MXF footages.

Run Pavtube iMixMXF on your Mac, click “+” button to load the MXF video files or load the MXF folder.

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Notes: “Merge into one file” can help you to convert several MXF videos into one video. Just select the tasks you need and then check “Merge into one file”, you will get one combination of those videos.

Step 2.Select multi-track Apple Prores 422 LT .mov format.

Click “Format” and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422 LT(*.mov) as the most compatible codec for FCP editing with smaller size.

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As the Apple ProRes 422 (LT) codec provides the following:

  • Roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (thus, smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422)
  • Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

P.S. Besides multi-track Apple Prores, there are also multi-track MKV, multi-track MOV and MP4 for you to choose for playback or editing.

Step 3. Set multiple audio tracks for Prores .mov video.

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Click “Convert” button to start converting Canon XF100 MXF to multi-track Apple Prors LT .mov for FCP, after a while go to “Open” button to locate the generated .mov videos with multiple audio tracks and imported to Final Cut Pro for editing.

Refer to the picture below to see how this cool mac mov converting tool keep the timecode for FCP.

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Related guides:

Convert multi-audio tracks MXF to MP4 on Windows or Mac
Transcode multi-audio channels MXF to MOV on Mac or Windows
Mix multiple audio tracks into one track on Mac Mavericks
Convert Panasonic P2 MXF to iMovie AIC MOV

Import Epiphany winter swimming MXF recordings from PMW-500 in Premiere Pro with multi-tracks

Posted by on Tuesday, 21 January, 2014

Follow this guide to get the best workaround for ingesting and importing the Epiphany winter swimming MXF recordings from Sony PMW-500 to Premiere Pro with multiple audio channels preservation using Apple Prores 422 codec.

With a higher bitrate and better colour space, how does the image quality of this new top-of-the-range PMW-500 compare to the PMW-350? When compared directly to the PMW-350, the all-new PMW-500 on the face of it appears to be identical in general picture quality.

Sony PMW 500 Import Epiphany winter swimming MXF recordings from PMW 500 in Premiere Pro with multi tracks

Like PMW-350 XDCAM HD422 Camcorder, Sony PMW-500 supports full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXF record and playback based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology. It can also be switched to record in HD 420 35-Mbps MP4 format which makes for seamless integration when used alongside XDCAM EX models.

Maybe you are Participants of an Epiphany winter swimming and have recorded many videos with Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF videos. Want to edit PMW-500 recordings with Premiere Pro before sharing with others? However, you will find Premiere does not work well with MXF files.

Luckily here is an easier way to solve Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF to Premiere Pro importing problem on Mac, you will need to rewrap Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF files to Premiere compatible format and then you won’t encounter any problems.

Software that can help:

Pavtube iMixMXF. I think it’s much easier for me. It can not only convert Sony PMW-500 MXF .mxf to PPro best editing Apple Prores format, but also has editing functions and unique multi-track preserving feature.

For guys who may find it difficult to import and edit Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF files in Premiere Pro with keeping multi audio channels on Mac, here is the fast guide to mix and convert Sony PMW-500 XDCAM multi audio channels MXF to Apple Prores 422 for Premiere Pro.

Step 1. Get this Mac multi-track MXF Converter installed, click  Add Video to load individual mxf videos; or click Add from folder to load the entire folder. It will recognize all the audio channels.

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Step 2. Click “Format” and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple Prores 422(*.mov) for editing with Premiere Pro natively.

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Step 3. Click “Settings” to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to keep.

Follow the bottom left icon to “mix into one channel”; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart.

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Step 4. Click “Convert” to start converting multi audio channels MXF from Sony PMW-500 to Prores 422 saving multi audio channels for editing with Premiere Pro on Mac.

Pavtube MXF Mixer for Premiere can help you to convert Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF video to Apple Prores for Premiere Pro natively for editing on Mac. So it wil solve your Sony PMW-500 XDCAM multi audio channels MXF to Premiere importing problem on Mac.

Tips:

For users don’t need to deal with multi-track thing, just simple want to convert MXF to other formats, the MXF Converter for Mac (only $29) is highly recommended.

Read More:

Convert Canon XF105 MXF to multi-track mov for Avid MC
MXF workflow for Canon XF305 and Final Cut Pro
Import and Edit Canon XF100 MXF files in iMovie/FCE on Mavericks

Transcode Canon XF300 MXF to multi-track ProRes for FCP X

Posted by on Wednesday, 15 January, 2014

By transcoding Canon XF300 MXF to multi-track ProRes MOV format, you can easily import & edit XF300 recorded MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X smoothly with multiple audio channels retaining.

Just got a Canon XF300, it provide extraordinary image quality. I am wondering how to load my videos from XF300 to FCP X directly? Is MXF a supported format for FCP?  If I need to do converting, then how to preserve the multi-track adudio?

We usually saw Canon users encounter importing issues when attempting to edit their XF300 MXF files with Final Cut Pro X.  In fact, The MXF is a “container” or “wrapper” format which supports a number of different streams of coded “essence”. FCP does not support direct editing of Canon XF300 MXF in the timeline. Then solve the the problem when you wanna edit XF300 MXF footages with multi audio channels in Final Cut Pro X? Keep reading for a brief how-to on the process.

If you wanna edit XF300 multi-track MXF footages in Final Cut Pro X, here is the easy way to fix it, namely, converting Canon XF300 MXF to MOV, say, the Apple ProRes encoded MOV format on Mac.  If you are interested doing likewise, check out Pavtube iMix MXF, which can help us to convert Canon XF300 MXF to ProRes for FCP X editing with retaining higher quality and keeping multiple audio tracks.

Below are some useful tips for you and you will know how to import Canon XF300 MXF to FCP X and retain multiple audio channels.

Step 1. Add Canon MXF footage to the Multi-track MXF Converter for Mac.

Run Pavtube MXF audio Mixer. Click “Add” to load the source Canon MXF files. When the Canon XF300 MXF files are loaded to the MXF Converter, you can view the videos from the Preview window.

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Step 2. Set Multi-track Prores MOV as output format for Canon MXF to FCP conversion.

Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) for editng XF300 multi-track MXF files in Final Cut Pro X.

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When set output folder, or click the icon folder in Output box and browse to the destination folder.

Step 3. You can click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, codec and frame rate, etc.

Step 4. Convert Canon XF300 MXF files with multi audio channels to Prores 422 for importing to Final Cut Pro X.

Click “Convert” button and the selected Canon XF300 MXF files will be converted to Prores 422 .MOV. You may check the converting progress and set auto shutdown in the convert window.

After conversion, click “Open” folder to find converted footage for importing to FCP X. The importing steps reference here:

Tips:

If you don’t want to get multi-track videos or your videos has less that two audio track to be converted, the latest version of Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is designed to output each audio/video track separately, support the latest Mac Mountain Lion 10.8 and Mavericks 10.9.

Learn more:

Import Canon XF100/XF105/XF300/XF305 MXF to Sony Vegas Pro 11
Edit Canon MXF video to Cyberlink PowerDirector
Convert Canon MXF to Apple Intermediate Codec for FCE
Encode Canon C300 MXF to Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe After Effects
Canon MXF  and Avid Media Composer workflow

Play SAT-Receiver recorded TS film on PC/Mac

Posted by on Monday, 13 January, 2014

sat receiver Play SAT Receiver recorded TS film on PC/Mac

Question 1:

I have a .ts file from a Humax Satellite Receiver and when I try to open it I get the following error: Video Program Stream Not Found. I have tried changing the settings below but it has made no difference.

1) Ignore Transport Stream Maps
2) Number of times a PMT has to be read when opening a file
3) MBytes to scan at file open

I have uploaded an example to the FTP site. How to get these ts files playable? Any help much appreciated.

Question 2:

I’m unfamiliar with “TS” format and a Google search gives me mainly adverts, shareware and posts in other forums. Ideally I’d like to buy some software that would convert between several formats. I want to view SAT-Receiver recorded TS film on PC and Mac.

If you shoot some ts files with SAT-Receiver, you may find that these videos are not recognized by your media player on PC/Mac, thus it could not be synced or streamed well.

To solve this problem the best solution is to convert SAT-Receiver TS to H.264 MP4/MOV format, which is the most widely accepted by all phones and tablets. Here I would like to demonstrate the quick steps for converting SAT-Receiver TS to PC/Mac.

First and for the most, you need to choose a professional app- the iMedia Converter for Mac and Video Converter Ultimate as our assistant. It can finish the entire task with super high speed and keep the output files in good quality simultaneously.

How to Play SAT-Receiver recorded TS film on PC/Mac with best video quality

Step 1: Import SAT-Receiver TS footage.

Run the SAT-Receiver Converter for Win/Mac, click “Add video” button to load TS recording videos from SAT-Receiver to the program, or also support to drag and drop .ts files to the program.

movie to mp4 Play SAT Receiver recorded TS film on PC/Mac

Step 2: Choose H.264 MP4 as output format.

In “Format” drop down list box, you may select best video format for plaing.

To convert SAT-Receiver TS to MP4 format, if you want to get common MP4 files for playback, you can choose Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4); if you want to get HD MP4 files to use, you can choose HD Video -> H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).

mp4 format Play SAT Receiver recorded TS film on PC/Mac

  • Tips: This AVCHD Converter for Win/Mac has added 3D profiles in Format menu. (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI)

If you want to get 3D video for output, choose from the “Format” drop-down list, you are suggested to follow the path “3D Video > MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)” for converting 3D MTS to side-by-side 3D MP4 video. You’d better get a 3D player installed and 3D glasses are also needed.

Step 3. Attach subtitles to a video/movie. (Optional)

Find “Edit” icon and then click it, you will find video editor. There you can Trim, Crop, Add watermark and Effect. Above all, Subtitle can be added here.

Step 4. Start SAT-Receiver TS to MP4 conversion.

Click “Convert” button to start conversion. After conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to quick location converted videos, and then you can use converted MP4 files for playback on PC/Mac easiliy and smoothly.

See also:

Get recorded Films (TS) from my SAT-Receiver to Apple TV on Mac

Solve trouble with importing Sony PMW-400 XAVC to FCP 7

Posted by on Thursday, 9 January, 2014

Having trouble importing Sony PMW-400 XAVC to FCP 7? This article will tell you how to convert XAVC from PMW-400 to Prores LT for FCP 7 editing.

The new shoulder-mount camcorder PMW-400 is designed to acquire high quality, clean images especially in low-light environments. It is the latest addition to its XDCAM HD422 line-up. Sony PMW-400 supports multiple SD and HD codecs and XAVC ready and is an affordable 3x 2/3-inch CCD high quality sensor broadcast camcorder that, like the PMW-500, supports all SD / HD 422 broadcast workflows using .MXF and XDCAM EX workflows using .MP4 and .AVI. It is also future-proofedto support XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings.

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XAVC enables a really wide variety of operational possibilities for content material production, notably: From Proxy to 4K pixel resolutions, intra frame and lengthy GOP schemes, and 1080 50P/60P infrastructure capability. When you try to import Sony PMW-400 recordings to FCP 7 for further editing, you will encounter problems.

Can anyone tell me how can I import Sony PMW-400 XAVC footages to FCP 7 for editing? I record some videos with the PMW-400, but it seems that FCP 7 does not support the footages.

Solution: Till now, FCP 7 cannot edit Sony PMW-400 XAVC files directly. If you need to edit Sony PMW-400 XAVC footages in FCP 7 losslessly, you have to convert XAVC to FCP compatible Prores .mov formats in advance.

To do this conversion, XAVC Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program can easily handle XAVC to Prores 422 LT conversion with excellent output video quality at ultrafast converting speed. Now, follow the guide below to transcode Sony PMW-400 XAVC footage to ProRes LT MOV in details.

Step 1. Free Download the Mac Sony XAVC Converter for FCP. Install and run it, then and you can import PM2-400 recorded xavc videos to it.

It’s excellent Sony video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras’ videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.

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Step 2. Click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP  7. Choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as best video format for editing Sony PMW-400 XAVC in Final Cut Pro 7 as well as good video quality.

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The Apple ProRes 422 (LT) codec provides the following:

  • Roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (thus, smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422)
  • Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)

Tip:

To get high quality, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” instead. The Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) codec offers the utmost possible quality for 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 sources (without an alpha channel) and provides the following:

  • Target data rate of approximately 220 Mbps (1920 x 1080 at 60i)
  • Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start the conversion from Sony PMW-400 XAVC footage to Prores LT for FCP 7 on Mac OS.

After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Sony PMW-400 XAVC videos in Final Cut Pro 7 under Mac (Mavericks 10.9 included) without problems.

See more:

Convert Sony PMW-400 XAVC to iMovie/FCE
Play Sony XAVC with QuickTime on Mac
XAVC and Premiere Pro workflow
XAVC work with Windows PC
Get F55/F5 XAVC in Sony Vegas without Quality Loss
Import Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC to After Effects CS6
Transcode Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC to MOV for editing in Kdenlive

Edit Panasonic HC-V520 MTS clips in Avid MC 6/6.5/5/HD with DNxHD codec

Posted by on Monday, 6 January, 2014

This article will guide you to transcode Panasonic HC-V520 MTS footage to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer 6/6.5/5/HD editing smoothly.

Completing our three-part tour of the top models in Panasonic’s new 2013 camcorder range, we now turn to the lower-end HC-V520. The HC-V520 shoots in 1080/50p AVCHD 2.0 format, so offers a top quality setting of Full HD at 50 frames per second and 28Mbits/sec. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when they load Panasonic HC-V520 50/60p AVCHD fotoage to Avid Media Composer 6/6.5/5/HD.

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The file I’m trying to import is AVCHD from my Panasonic HC-V520 at 1080p50 into Avid MC 6.5 via AMA. AVCHD-MTS AMA-plugin is installed but result in an error message. So I’m was asking here to figure out how to get the mts files from V520 into Avid without any issue?

In fact, Avid can’t import Panasonic HC-V520 recorded 1080 50/60p AVCHD video, the frame rate is so high and the codec is not friendly to AMC for editing. On Avid official website, Avid only works with standard film and broadcast formats. Although, Avid MC has added some plug-ins, actually background converters for the high-definition video format AVCHD, the importing process are unbelievably slow.

As DNxHD codec is the first choice for editing in Avid Media Composer, so in order to import the Panasonic HC-V520 50/60p AVCHD to Avid for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode MTS to Avid MC compatible DNxHD .mov format.

Here, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac does a good job in converting 50/60p MTS to Avid Media Composer preferred DNxHD format with best video quality. Following we will offer you a tutorial on importing and editing Panasonic HC-V520 50/60p AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 6/6.5/5/HD on Mac.

1.Download the best mts to Avid Converter, follow the prompts to install the program. Click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” to load Panasonic HC-V520 50/60p MTS video files or directly drag the files into file list.

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2. Click “Format” bar to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNXHD (*.mov), this format is best presetted for Avid Media Composer editing.

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Tips:

Pavtube AVCHD Converter for Mac can also convert Panasonic HC-V520 60p mts files to FCP, iMovie and FCE, QuickTime, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve or Apple Aperture 3 compatible video format for editing.

a. For FCP and Aperture 3: Click and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)” as the output format. FCP 6 only can support ProRes 422 and ProRes 422(HQ) codec.

b. For iMovie and Final Cut Express: Click and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as the best output codec.

c. For Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects: Click “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas”, choose “MPEG-2 (*.mov)” or “MOV(AVC)(*mov)” or “WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv)” as the best video format.

d. For playing Panasonic AVCHD video on QuickTime: Choose “Common Video -> MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)” as the best video format.

3. “Settings” button in the main interface is very useful for you to customize the Video Codec aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate,Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

4. After these, you can click “Convert” to start to transcode Panasonic HC-V520 50/60p MTS to Avid DNXHD codec for native editing in Avid Media Composer 6/6.5/5/HD.

PS:

a. If you need to know more conversion application on MTS video, you can view Pavtube MTS Column and Panasonic Column which has so many solutions.

b. If you want to watch AVCHD recording MTS videos on your widescreen TV through a regular DVD player, first you need to burn recording MTS to DVD.

Hope this guide: “How to import/edit Panasonic HC-V520 50p/60p MTS to Avid Media Composer 6/6.5/5/HD”can do great help to you. Happy every day!

Get AVCHD from Sony HDR-SR12 to work with FCP

Posted by on Sunday, 5 January, 2014

Here is a quick step by step process to get your AVCHD footage from Sony HDR-SR12 to work with FCP smoothly.

sony hdr sr12 Get AVCHD from Sony HDR SR12 to work with FCP

 

Sony HDR-SR12 :

As the leader in the high-definition camcorder category, Sony is further expanding the industry with the introduction of a new HD camcorder model. Sony HDR-SR12 hard drive camcorder is based on AVCHD technology and feature full 1920 x 1080 high-definition recording for outstanding clarity and detail. It delivers the highest HD resolution available without sacrificing recording times. And features a new high-profile encoding system to optimize encoding efficiency. And, because HDR SR12 is based on the industry-standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec, it enters the market compatible with many third-party editing suites, however not including Final Cut Pro.

I became a Mac user just a few days ago, when I bought a MacBook Pro. Now I’m trying out the trial of Final Cut Pro X 10.0.0.1 with my Sony HDR-SR12. I have problems getting my MTS-files to/imported to Final Cut Pro X. I’ve read the help over and over again, searched on Google and youtube, and in this forum. Nothing seems to help me. This is what I tried (and of course all sorts of it):
– Start FCP X
– Connect my Sony HDR-SR12 with USB
– Turn the camcorder on and choose USB CONNECT
– Press the “Import media from a connected device” icon in FCPX
– “NO NAME” is showing up, with a circle… waiting…
– After a minute, “NO NAME” disappears

Any ideas? Thanks

Like almost all Sony HDR camcorder users, you may be confused on how to edit Sony HDR-SR12 video with Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X as above. Final Cut Pro isn’t compatible with Sony HDR-SR12 AVCHD video, so before solving this problem, you have to convert Sony HDR-SR12 AVCHD to FCP acceptable file format like MOV video format encoded with ProRes or H.264 codec on Mac OS X for natively importing SR12 mts files to FCP.

Sony MTS to FCP Converter is a top assisting app for AVCHD to Mac processing. It re-wraps the Sony AVCHD .mts/.m2ts media into a .mov format so that FCP can read the mts files. Because no actual encoding takes place, the conversion takes in a few seconds. For users that wanna skip rendering process in FCP, it is also possible to export Apple ProRes encoded .mov.

The easy way to import and edit Sony SR12 AVCHD in Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Download Pavtube AVCHD to Final Cut Pro Converter and import your Sony SR12 AVCHD file. This software will solve your AVCHD to Final Cut Pro importing problems.

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Step 2: You will need to choose the output format for FCP. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s great for editing in FCP.

There are other four presets for ProRes: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy and Apple ProRes 4444. Usually the ProRes 422 HQ has better video quality than ProRes 422 and could meet your needs.

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

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Step 3: Click “Settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc. for example, you can choose the resolution as 1920*1080 or 1280*720, that’s 1080p or 720p resolution, great for editing.

customize prores video for fcp Get AVCHD from Sony HDR SR12 to work with FCP

Step 4: Start converting Sony SR12 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro with Prores Codec.

After converting, you can load Sony SR12 AVCHD video to Final Cut Pro for editing as you want, now you can have a try.

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From: http://1080p-video-tool.blogspot.ae/2013/06/work-with-sony-sr12-mts-with-fcp.html

Upload JVC GY-HM650U MXF to Sony Vegas Pro 12 with multiple audio channels preservation

Posted by on Wednesday, 1 January, 2014

Follow this guide to get the best workaround for ingesting and importing JVC GY-HM650U MXF files to Sony Vegas Pro 12 without any audio and video problem and multiple audio channels preservation.

The JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Mobile News Camera features superb low-light performance, a lightweight and user-friendly design, and exceptional advanced features, altogether providing capacity for fast, efficient and high-quality mobile newsgathering. The camera records 4:2:0 but has a live output of 4:2:2.  See the comparision ProHD Camcorders:

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If you have a JVC GY-HM650U ProHD camcorder, you may want to edit ProHD MXF files in Sony Vegas Pro 12, though latest vegas 12 added many new features, but it can’t support ProHD MXF footages well, you will encounter importing and editing problems.

There are several reasons:

1. If the structure of MXF files changed, you’ll find impossible to directly import MXF videos into Sony Vegas.
2. Since the MXF format is relatively new, many video editors including the Sony Vegas are lacking of native support to it, or are only just starting to add support for this file type.

These problems may occur in JVC GY-HM650U/Panasonic AJ-HPX3000/ AG-HPX300/ AJ-HPX2000/ AJ-HPX3700/ AJ-HPM200/ AJ-HPX2700/ AJ-HPM100/ AG-HVX200 and other models.

So in order to edit your JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF in Sony Vegas Pro 12 smoothly, you should transcode MXF format to Vegas Pro supported video format at first. Here recommend you to try MXF MultiMixer. (Hurry to get its 20% off sharing discount at its Christmas Giveawy now). I think it’s much easier for me. It can not only convert JVC GY-HM650U ProHD mxf to Vegas best editing MOV format, but also has editing functions, and unique multi-track preserving feature. It is also capable of mixing several audio tracks into one track. Just take a look at the brief guide below.

Best Multi-track MXF Converter Review

Mix and Convert JVC GY-HM650U ProHD multi audio channels MXF to MOV for Sony Vegas Pro 12

1. Download multi-track MXF Converter, follow the prompts to install the program. Click “Add” to load JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF video files or directly drag the files into file list.

mxf multimixer Upload JVC GY HM650U MXF to Sony Vegas Pro 12 with multiple audio channels preservation

2. Click “Format” bar to determine output format. For smoothly editing in Vegas, you are recommended to choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track MOV(*.mov), this format is best for Sony Vegas Pro 12 editing.

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3. Click “Settings” to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to keep.

Follow the bottom left icon to “mix into one channel”; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart.

multi track settings Upload JVC GY HM650U MXF to Sony Vegas Pro 12 with multiple audio channels preservation

4. Click “Convert” to start to convert JVC GY-HM650U ProHD to Sony Vegas Pro 12.

With this JVC multi-track MXF Converter, it becomes easy for you to convert ProHD MXF video to MOV saving multi audio channels for Vegas Pro 12 smoothly for editing.

Tips:

For users don’t need to deal with multi-track thing, just simple want to convert MXF videos to any convert MXF to other formats, the MXF Converter (only $29) is highly recommended.

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