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Convert Video for Surface 2 playing with WAV 4 format

Posted by on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014

Description: This guide explains how you can extract audio from your existing movie collection, so that you can watch them on your Surface 2, without having to purchase them again from a digital movie store.

“Hi, I am looking for a video converter to convert my movie collection to WAV4 format and then the ouput files will be used on my new Surface 2 tablet for watching during my cross country business trips. Can you be so kind to give me some advice on which movies converter is better for Surface 2? Thanks.”

Don’t worry any more if you are frustrated by the same problem. There are pretty much good video converter online which can convert video files to Surface 2 and other devices or remove commercial Blu-ray discs and DVDs protection from film studio with with high quality.

After several trials, we recommended this Surface 2 Video Converter Ultimate which is powerful in quick decrypting the protected discs within a few clicks. It’s capable of converting BD/DVD discs and various videos to 1080p/720p MP4 for Surface 2, meanwhile extract the audio files. It also work perfectly on my Blackberry, Iphone, Droid phone, I-pad, Kindle HD devices which gives me much more recration. I test ran another brand, but none is better than Pavtube.

FYI: its Mac version is renamed as iMedia Converter for Mac.

How to convert Blu-ray discs, DVDs and 1080p videos for Surface 2 Video playing?

Guide Steps:

Step 1. Load Media Files to Surface 2 Video Converter.

Install and run the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, click the top left “Load files” to load Blu-ray/DVD from disc drive, folder or ISO/IFO; or load your video files like MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, WMV, MTS, MXF, MOV, TOD, MOD, 3GP, FLV, F4V, M4V, etc. by clicking the second icon “Add video”.

surface video converter Convert Video for Surface 2 playing with WAV 4 format

Note that your computer needs an external BD drive for loading Blu-ray/DVD movie.

Step 2. Set output format for Surface 2.

To play movies and videos on Surface 2, you need to set a compatible format for the smartphone. You can click on the pull down menu of “Format” to choose “Windows> Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)”for Surface 2 Video Playing.

surface rt profile Convert Video for Surface 2 playing with WAV 4 format

And to get WAV4 audio, you need to choose “WAV – Waveform Audio(*.wav)” from “Windows” option.

wav audio format Convert Video for Surface 2 playing with WAV 4 format

Step 3. Customize video specs. (Optional)

For people who want to further customizing output video size and quality, you can click “Settings” on the bottom to enter Profile Settings Window, and customize video size, frame rate, bitrate, codec and sample rate(Hz). In general, the higher bit rate, the bigger output file size.

According to video testing result, for watching videos on the Windwos tablet,1080p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right.

Step 4. Convert Blu-ray/DVD movies and Various Videos to Surface 2.

Now click “Convert” button to start converting or extracing audios. When the conversion task is finished, you can click “Open output folder” button to get the videos ready for playback on Surface 2.

Keep in mind that some of the settings can be tweaked to improve the video quality but it’s a balance between quality and size.

Additional Tips:

If you are looking for a powerful DRM Converter tool to convert iTunes Store movies and music, Amazon videos, BD/DVD Digital Copy movies, Blockbuster, BBC iPlayer videos, etc. to Android OS, Apple iOS and Windows 8 RT/Pro tablets/phones support playback formats, Pavtube ChewTune will be a nice choice for you.

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Lossless backup Blu-ray/DVD to MKV for playing on Full HD projector

Posted by on Monday, 24 February, 2014

Description: This tutorial aims to teach you how to backup Blu-ray/DVD to lossless MKV on Full HD projector (home cinema) with the chapter and subtitle preservation.

I’m in the process of copying my entire Blu-ray/DVD disk. But I can’t do it directly. Which software can help me indeed? Can I output multi-track mkv format. After backuping, they will be watched on a Full HD projector (home cinema)

What you need:

Pavtube ByteCopy, which is a open source Blu-ray & DVD baukuping/coping/ripping application to help you copy dvd to mkv with chapters and subtitles. The Mac version is ByteCopy for Mac

The reason to choose Pavtube ByteCopy:

ByteCopy does just what I wanted. It lets me remultiplex Blu-rays, DVDs to MKV, including all subtitles and audio tracks, without transcoding the audio and video streams.And the most important reason to buy ByteCopy is its copy entire disk function or MKV multi-track outputing.

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Now your get it installed and lets get started! I will share my experience for the easy way to backup Blu-ray/DVD to lossless MKV on your Full HD projector with keeping chapters and subtitles.

To begin:

Launch the program and add the movie you want to encode by clicking the “add file” icon on the main interface. You can see the chapter information of your Blu-ray/DVD movies on the main interface after you loading to the program.

bytecopy Lossless backup Blu ray/DVD to MKV for playing on Full HD projector

Then choose the output format. In order to preserve the chapter structure and subtitles, you’d better choose the “Multi-track Video”. Under this profile, you have three choices which all can preserve chapter structure.

If you choose “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*mkv)” format, you can output the BD/DVD with lossless quality and allow multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitles.

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One special function that makes ByteCopy stands out is you can easily select you needed tracks, subtitles.

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The last thing you need to do is hit the “Convert” button to copy Blu-ray/DVD to lossless MKV format. Just wait a moment and then you can output the lossless mkv videos with the chapter and subtitles preserving. Have a fun of it!

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Watch Blu-ray Films on Surface Pro 2 and Lumia 1520 when I’m away with work

Posted by on Thursday, 20 February, 2014

Store many Blu-ray collections at home and want to watch Blu-ray movies on your Tablets & Phones ? Here this guide is for users to easily copy and play Blu-ray films on Surface Pro 2 and Lumia 1520 when you are away with work.

Question: I have already ripped my Blu-ray collection using DVDFab, and wished to continue with ripping my BRD collection for watching my Blu-ray Films on Surface Pro 2, and on Lumia 1520 when I’m away with work. Any suggestions for the best BRD Ripping software with reasonable price? Although DVDFab has sharp outputting video quality and small size.

Answer: After searhing term blu ray ripping for Mac & reviews, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper comes up. I try it for free that was the catcher right there and I liked the ease and simple select and convert and done. So, to bought the ripper because it ripped all the movies so fare that i have even the new releases, and the converted videos works perfectly on my phone, tablet, without any video quality loss. I like the one-button automated ripping, and its reasonable price.

With it, you can import Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO image files and transcode Blu-ray movie to best MP4 file for playback on Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Nokia Lumia 1520 with ease.


1. The mac version is Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac . and both are 20% off now.

2. 3D effect on converted video is added by program; it may not be exactly the same as your original 3D blu-ray disc.

3. If you want to backup your blu-ray movies with keeping multiple audio tracks and subtitle streams on Mac, try to use Pavtube ByteCopy (Win/Mac).

Tutorial: Convert Blu-ray movies to Surface Pro 2 and Lumia 1520 supported format on Mac

Step 1: Run this Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, load Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO image files or DVDs.

This program will help you analysis ISO files automatically so that there’s no needto run virtual drive to mount ISO image files any more.

blu ray to windows device Watch Blu ray Films on Surface Pro 2 and Lumia 1520 when Im away with work

Step 2. Choose Format.

Click“Format” drop-down list, go to choose “MKV HD Video (*.mkv)” from “HD Video” option for working with Surface Pro 2 and Lumia 1520.

best format for surface lumia Watch Blu ray Films on Surface Pro 2 and Lumia 1520 when Im away with work

Other wise, you can also use Bytecopy, which will give a result mp4 file with multiple audio tracks. here “Format > Multi-track Video > Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)” is recomended for you.

Step 3. Customizevideo specs (Optional).

Click“Settings” to free change video resolution, bitrate(quality), frame rate andother settings.

Note:if you want to get video in smaller size, just turn down the “bitrate”settings.

Step 4. Start Conversion.

You can hit the big red “Convert” to start converting Blu-ray to WMV HD with best videosettings for Surface Pro 2 and Lumia 1520. After the conversion, click “Open output folder” in the conversion window, or “Open” in main interface to quick locatethe converted video.

After getting the converted movies files,you can transfer them to your Surface Pro 2 and Lumia 1520 with ease via wifi or USB connection.

Here you got it! Now you can enjoy Blu-ray movies anywhere with this professional BRD Ripper.

How to Back up Blu-ray/DVD for playback

You can click on “Copy the entire disc” button to back up Blu-ray/DVD movie to Mac. A 90 min. Blu-ray takes about 40 min to copy to Mac hard drive. After the copying process completes, you can get the final output files by clicking “Open” button with ease.

The ripped Blu-ray directory contains two folders, “BDMV” and “CERTIFICATE”. Then you are able to play the M2TS files from Blu-ray directory. If you’d like to use other media player like VLC to play the M2TS streams, just follow “Disc Name”>> “BDMV”>> “STREAMS” to find uncompressed M2TS clips.

Tips and Tricks:

1. Jerky playback? Learn the way shrinking the Blu-ray M2TS to 1080p DivX AVI/MKV/MOV/MP4 with Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac. The quality degradation is unconspicuous but with the file size down, the HD videos will be played back smoothly.

2. Wanna copy the M2TS/VOB streams only without menus and ads? Make some changes in Step 2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose “Copy”>> “Directly Copy” mode, and then click “Convert” button to start conversion.

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Deinterlace and play Sony PJ340 1080 60i AVCHD files on your Projector with Mac

Posted by on Monday, 17 February, 2014

Summary: To get Sony PJ340 MTS videos work with Projector on Mac, you can convert the .mts file to your player support MP4/MKV videos on Mac. This tutorial will teach you how to.

I wonder if some tools can make AVCHD 1920 1080 60i M2TS file for PJ340 Sony Camcorder. I want play MP4 or MKV Video files with Projector. Does anyone know? Thanks! Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

Have saved many MTS files copied from your Sony PJ340 on Mac and want to transfer these fantastic videos to your Projector for playback? You might have found out that some 1080p mts files are unaccepted by your Media devices, you then need to convert MTS to MKV/MP4 on Mac, which is fully compatible with Projector for viewing. This article focuses on the best and easiest way to convert Sony PJ340 MTS to Projector acceptable MKV/MP4 on Mac (Mavericks 10.9 OS X included).

First and for the most, you need to choose a professional app- the MTS Video Converter for Mac as your assistant. The demo worked perfectly so I bought the full version and downloaded it and installed it. It can finish the entire task with super high speed and keep the output files in good quality simultaneously.

With it, you can convert Sony PJ340 MTS to MKV/MP4 with lightening speed and extraordinary quality. Becides, it is also designed to convert other kinds of HD videos. After converting, you can play MTS files from Sony PJ340 on some media players like Quicktime with ease or import MTS to iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid/Premiere for editing smoothly. What’s more, it can work as a video editing tool with Trim, Crop, Merge and Watermark function.

Simplest way to convert/deinterlace Sony PJ340 1080 60i MTS to MKV/MP4 for playing on Projector on Mac

Step 1. Add MTS files to the Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac

Please note that you must have the entire MTS file structure when loading them to MTS converter to do format conversion. If you just have some loose .MTS clips, your files will have image only without sound.

Downlaod, run the best Ultimate Video Converter for Mac, then click “Add” or “Add from folder” button to load the MTS files from Sony PJ340.

sony avchd converter for mac Deinterlace and play Sony PJ340 1080 60i AVCHD files on your Projector with Mac

Step 2. Select the output format

Click the “Format” drop-down list, you can choose “MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)” from “Common Video” for playing on your Projector.

mkv format Deinterlace and play Sony PJ340 1080 60i AVCHD files on your Projector with Mac

Or you can choose “Common Video>  H.264 Video(*.mp4)” format for outputting.

h.264 mp4 format Deinterlace and play Sony PJ340 1080 60i AVCHD files on your Projector with Mac

Tips: If you find the image is showing lines and blurs in detailed parts of the image, pls click Edit button and you can deinterlace Sony PJ340 1080 60i AVCHD file for Projector via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.

Of course, this Mac Video Converter for Mac will automatically deinterlace MTS and remove interlacing artifacts for perfect playback on Projector.

Step 3. Start converting Sony PJ340 MTS video on Mac

Click “Convert” button to start converting Sony PJ340 MTS file to MKV/MP4 format for playback.

After conversion, you can watch your Sony PJ340 MTS file on your Projector without problem. It’s no doubt that you can get your desired video with this best Video Converter for Mac. The converted MTS files will be fully fitted with your MKV/MP4 compatible Projector.

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Pavtube Giveaway and Specials at Valentine’s Day 2014

Posted by on Friday, 14 February, 2014

Valentine’s Day is the ideal occasion for the modern man or woman to express their love, but it’s also one of the biggest gift-giving holiday challenges for many men. There are as many possibilities of romance as there are people in the world, so what you’ve got for your sweet other half?

Spending a day out dating? Sharing romantic movies? Or you can choose to make a sweet Valentine’s Day greeting video or DVD for her/him.

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For all these above, you should not miss Pavtube Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Let’s see what are prepared for you:


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Edit videos from any source on Mac to create great video as Valentine gift with touching moments and share on YouTube, play in any players, or further edit in Final Cut Pro with Apple Prores codec.

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Tips & Tricks for editing Sony CX330 AVCHD .MTS files in Sony Vegas Pro 12

Posted by on Monday, 10 February, 2014

This article will show the best way to get Sony Vegas Pro 12 to work with Sony HDR-CX330 mts footage by converting mts to MPEG-2/WMV for Vegas editing.

The Sony has just announced several new Handycam camcorders at CES 2014. The Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder is one of them which features a 1/5.8″ Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Sony G lens with 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom.

cx330 Tips & Tricks for editing Sony CX330 AVCHD .MTS files in Sony Vegas Pro 12

If you just have a CX330 camcorder and take some AVCHD FULL HD 1920×1080 footages, and want to edit them in your Sony Vegas Pro 12. You will find the HDR-CX330 mts video format does not import correctly into Sony Vegas Pro 12 due to the uncompatible codec.

Have you been having problems with this as well? As we know, AVCHD format video is not easy to use, many video editors which don’t support MTS, especially the 60p mts video files. An efficient workflow is to convert Sony HDR-CX330 to Sony Vegas native editing format like WMV/MPEG-2. This article will share the way to convert Sony HDR-CX330 MTS to Sony Vegas Pro 12 for editing.

At first, to do the job, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can do you a favor, I have tired it and succeeded.

This software will help you to get Sony mts files working well in Sony Vegas Pro 12. It is capable of converting a variety of hd video, blu-ray, and dvd movies to another format. And meanwhile it supports to convert to many mobile devices and editing software, like After Effects, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, and more. CUDA acceleration will give you faster conversion speed.

Make Sony HDR-CX330 mts footage editable in Sony Vegas Pro 12

1. Download Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter, follow the prompts to install the program. Click “Finish” when the installation is complete, this mts to sony vegas Converter will launch automatically.

2. Click “Add” to load mts video files or directly drag the files into file list. By default, the files are selected. If you would like to join all the selected files together, check the box of Merge into one. You could view the files in preview window, simply highlight the file and click play button.

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3. Click “Format” bar to determine output format. The program offers particular output formats. Just click the format bar choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) or WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)”.

format Tips & Tricks for editing Sony CX330 AVCHD .MTS files in Sony Vegas Pro 12

4. You can click “Settings” if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels. Do not forget to click “OK” to confirm your settings. Then type in a desired output location in the “Output” box. (Optional)

5. Click “Convert” to start to convert Sony HDR-CX330 to WMV/MPEG-2 video. You can set auto shutdown in progress window or leave it there and come back later. After conversion you could edit sony HDR-CX330 MTS in Sony Vegas Pro 12 without any problem.

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Sony NEX-EA50UH Workflow within Final Cut Pro

Posted by on Friday, 7 February, 2014

Summary: Want to import and edit Sony NEX-EA50UH recorded AVCHD 2.0 footage in Final Cut Pro without problems? Here you will find the best solution.

Sony NEX-EA50UH is the first in a new series of affordable, entry-level large sensor NXCAM professional camcorders. Thanks to its E mount interchangeable lens system, Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, powerful imaging capabilities and flexible semi-shoulder design, the NEX EA50UH significantly expands creative freedom for Full HD video and 16.0 megapixel high-quality still photos shooting.

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As in other NXCAM camcorders, the internal recording format is AVCHD 2.0. However, someone turns to be frustrated, the AVCHD 2.0 is not standard AVCHD format and thus are not acceptable by editing software like Final Cut Pro.

The easy workaround to import and edit Sony NEX-EA50UH mts videos in FCP is to convert the AVCHD MTS files to FCP preferred editing format. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac comes out to achieve your goal smoothly. This Mac MTS converter features full support for almost all Canon, Sony and Panasonic AVCHD cameras, and it converts MTS files to editable format for using in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc without visible quality loss and ensures audio and video in perfect synchronization. Below is a simple guide to follow for transcoding Sony NEX-EA50UH MTS to FCP 6/7/X.

Convert/Transfer and Edit Sony NEX-EA50UH AVCHD 2.0 footages in FCP smoothly on Mac

Step 1. Free donwload and run the Sony AVCHD MTS Transcoder for FCP to your Mac, and then import the recorded AVCHD videos into the program.

import files 550 Sony NEX EA50UH Workflow within Final Cut Pro

PS: 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.

Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)as output format.

choose format to fcp 550 Sony NEX EA50UH Workflow within Final Cut Pro

There are other four presets for ProRes: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy and Apple ProRes 4444.

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

Step 3. Click “Convert” button in the main interface to start transcoding Sony NEX-EA50UH AVCHD MTS to FCP Prores422 on mac.

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 NEX-EA50UH AVCHD mts files in FCP under Mac without problems.

Open up Final Cut Pro, follow “File > Import > Files…” to import and edit the converted videos. You can also reference the following guide:

How to import video files to Final Cut Pro

Tips on AVCHD Converter for FCP:

1. Joining files: Tick the box “Merge into one” on the main interface.
2. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
3. Crop: Edit –> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
4. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.

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How to transcode MTS/M2TS AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie?

Sony FDR-AX100 workflow- Importing 4K XAVC-S video in Avid Media Composer

Posted by on Thursday, 6 February, 2014

Description: This guide easily show you how to use XAVC-S Video Converter to convert Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC-S mp4 footage to Avid DNxHD MOV for editing in Avid Media Composer on Mac.

Now Sony has launched the first consumer camcorder to shoot 4K (Ultra HD) footage – the Sony FDR-AX100. It captures this in Sony’s own XAVC-S file format. This uses an MP4 container and H.264 video, along with 2-channel PCM audio. The format is widely supported by the usual video editors, but it looks like you’ll need top-end software to handle it – such as Sony Vegas Pro – rather than the more downmarket options.

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Sony FDR-AX100′s XAVC S codec video is MP4 format. The Mac editor Avid Media Composer support MP4 video importing although, the XAVC S video codec is still a new one for Avid MC.

Hi, I have Sony FDR-AX1E camera for 4K recordings. I cant AMA link to any of my footage as the format is not supported by Avid. And the AX100 which my friends planned to buy also uses this XAVC-S codec. So I’m confused by the XAVC-S/Avid AMA workflow.

Since you will have problem for importing Sony XAVC-S videos into Avid MC even with the AMA Plug-in, to make things easier, you had better to transcode Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC-S footage to a more editing-friendly format, such as Avid Media Composer’s DNxHD .mov.

To convert Sony AX100 4K XAVC-S MP4 to Avid DNxHD MOV on Mac OS X, this Sony XAVC-S to Avid Converter for Mac is highly recommended for its simplicity, efficiency and reliable work flow.

1. Import XAVC-S files to the Mac XAVC-S Video Converter.

Downlod the best XAVC Converter for Mac, install it on your Mac. Hook your Sony AX100 to Mac and keep it on; click the two icons which are marked as 1 to load XAVC-S footage from Sony FDR-AX100 to Mac XAVC-S Video Converter like this:

load files Sony FDR AX100 workflow  Importing 4K XAVC S video in Avid Media Composer

2. Trim out a few clips before converting XAVC-S to Avid.

Now click the pencil-like icon (Edit) and locate the Trim icon:

video editor mac Sony FDR AX100 workflow  Importing 4K XAVC S video in Avid Media Composer

Drag the small triangle icons to locate the opening and ending; or click the icons in blue to adjust frame by frame. It also supports setting “Start” and “End” point-in-time.

3. Choose output video format for Avid Media Composer.

Click the drop-down list and choose “Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as the most compatible format/codec for AMC editing.

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You can free choose the output video quality, size, frame rate by clicking the “Settings”.

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4. Convert Sony AX100 XAVC-S files to DNxHD MOV.

Now hit “Convert” and let it running; you can easily locate the converted video by clicking “Open” at the bottom.

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