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60p AVCHD in iMovie/FCE - Convert/Import Sony HDR CX580 MTS clips into iMovie/FCE

June 26 2013 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #convert sony hdr cx580, #sony cx580 to imovie, #sony cx580v to fce, #best mts converter for sony cx580, #imovie mac cx580 mts converter, #importing sony cx580 to mac fce, #transfer mts files from sony cx580 to mac, #transcode mts clips from cx580 to imovie, #sony cx580 and imovie importing issue

Summary: Tips and Tricks for Sony HDR-CX580V AVCHD and iMovie/FCE: In order to import and edit Sony CX580 MTS into iMovie, FCE smoothly, you need transcode Sony AVCHD to iMovie, Final Cut Express compatible format on Mac OS X.



Sony CX580, an excellent camcorder which offer us vivid image, can bring your memories to life in Full 1920x1080/60p HD. This article is mainly to solve the HDR-CX580V recordings to iMovie, FCE importing problems. As many users get CX580V camcorders, more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import Sony 60p AVCHD to iMovie/FCE from CX580 for editing on Mac OS X, but they always meet the importing issues.

As far as I know, AVCHD is not a good editing format for NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, etc, especially the non-standard 1080 60p AVCHD format. Then how to import Sony CX580V 1080p videos to iMovie, FCE for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. The most favorite format for FCE and iMovie is Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)”, so you can use Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to achieve the goal in a fast way.

This Mac AVCHD converter can easily convert MTS/M2TS/M2T to any other format, like DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, AIC for iMovie/FCE, ProRes for Final Cut Pro, etc with best quality at a fast speed. Besides transcoding, the program is also able to merge AVCHD .mts or m2ts clips into one file as a best MTS joiner for you. You can follow the below guide to reformat CX580V HD files to Apple Intermediate Codec.

Download the Mac MTS to MOV converter and Convert Sony AVCHD files with the below easy steps:

Step 1. Run the MTS/M2TS Converter and load .mts files to it from HDR-CX580V.

Tip: The 1080 60p videos are supported by the program.



Step 2. Click "Format" drop-down bar to select iMovie supported video format. “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” is the best compatible video format you need for iMovie/FCE.



PS: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want. I set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 and I got the perfect video quality for editing in FCE and iMovie.



Setp 3. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the CX580V AVCHD to AIC conversion.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted files to iMovie 08/09/11 and FCE.

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Importing .mp4 files to Final Cut Pro 7/X for editing smoothly

June 25 2013 Published on #mp4 to final cut pro, #importing .mp4 into fcp 7, #edit mp4 in fcp x, #transcode mp4 to prores 422, #mp4 to prores converter, #mp4 fcp workflow

Summary: In this article, you will learn the best way to import and edit .MP4 files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 without rendering on Mac. Just follow it.



We usually saw FCP users encounter importing issues when attempting to edit MP4 files with Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. Let's see some frequently asked questions on this:

Q1: Problem Importing .mp4 into Final Cut Pro - im having trouble importing a .mp4 i ripped off a dvd my friend gave me of him playing lacrosse. i plan to make a highlight reel of him to send to colleges. basically i guess im looking to figure out how to convert this .mp4 file to something that will play nice with final cut pro.

Q2: I need to convert a 2.7k mp4 from a GoPro Hero 3 at 45mb/s to ProRes so I can edit in Final Cut 7. Which software I can use and how can I convert and keep the 45mb/s bit rate??

Q3: "Any suggestions on how to convert H.264 Mp4 files? I have a CG-10 Sanyo and that's the file it converts to, 720p. Looking to edit the footage with existing DV footage in Final Cut Pro Studio like FCP."

Normally, we would like to adopt Final Cut Pro to edit MP4 videos, including YouTube MP4 videos, iTunes MP4 videos, Sony DSC-M1 MP4 Camcorder videos, etc. in order to get better videos or more wonderful video files. Well, Final Cut Pro might not work with some MP4 files sometimes due to the codec issue or other reasons. In this case, to smoothly edit MP4 in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X, the easy workaround is to convert MP4 to ProRes MOV which is the best codecs with best results when working with Final Cut Pro. For this purpose, this article will guide through how to to rewrap and transcode .mp4 to ProRes MOV in details.

Converting MP4 to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft Video Converter for Mac which can be used as a Mac MP4 to ProRes Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode 720p/1080p MP4 files to ProRes 422 encoded MOV for Final Cut Pro 7/X, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Meanwhile, the Mac Video Conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems like Avid, FCE, FCP X, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere (Pro) etc. Below is how.

1: Load MP4 files to the Program

You can directly drag and drop the MP4 files to the software, or click "Add" or "Add From Folder" to locate the MP4 files into the MP4 to FCP Mac converter.



2. Choose Final Cut Pro as Output Format

Press "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose "Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac.



Tips: You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.



3. Start MP4 to Final Cut Pro Conversion on Mac OS X

Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner, this Mac video converter will start to convert MP4 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7! Once the conversion completes, you are free to use MP4 files in FCP!

Before the conversion, you can edit the MP4 videos. By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.



Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.

Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.

Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:

1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)

2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this fuction and do settings.

Additional Tips:

1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

2. If you want to edit .mp4 in iMovie, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step.

3. If you want to batch conversion, the professional iMedia Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.

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Sony NEX-5R and Avid Workflow- Importing NEX-5R footage to Avid Media Composer 5.0/5.5/6.0/6.5

June 19 2013 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #AVCHD to DNxHD Avid, #Avid import DNxHD, #1080 50p AVCHD to Avid MC, #1080 60p AVCHD to Avid MC, #AVCHD to Avid Media Composer Mac, #Mac AVCHD Converter for Avid MC, #AVCHD to Avid Converter for Mac, #transcode 60p AVCHD to Avid DNxHD, #convert 50p AVCHD to DNxHD .mov

Summary: In this article, you can learn the best way to import and edit Sony NEX-5R 60p AVCHD MTS to Avid Media Composer 6.5/6.0/5.5/5.0 without rendering or any other issues on Mac OS X. Find out the solution.



Sony Alpha NEX-5R has much to recommend it as a top-flight large-sensor, interchangeable-lens camcorder and as a worth-the-upgrade successor to the Sony NEX 5N. It can shoot 1080 60p (50p for PAL)full HD resolution up to 240 fps in short bursts. . However, users find it's difficult to import 60p AVCHD clips to Avid Media Composer.

In fact, Avid doesn't do 1080p60. Very few NLE's do. Actually, 60fps at 1080 is a non-standard format and 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. In order to import the AVCHD to Avid MC for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode 60p MTS to Avid compatible video formats DNxHD .mov. Along with some help from a top AVCHD MTS Converter, it can be done. To help those who wanna edit MTS files in Avid Media Composer without problems, here I share with you a simple guide on how to convert AVCHD clips to edit in Avid MC on Mac.

First of all, downloading the App- Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

Overall, it’s an easy-to-use AVCHD Converter that can deal nearly all kinds of 1080p, 1080i, 720p MTS, M2TS videos. It can convert Sony NEX-5R MTS files natively for Avid Media Composer on Mac with the editable DNXHD codec .mov format, and then you can edit Sony NEX-5R 60P AVCHD natively in Avid MC 5/5.5/6. Besides, this program can also transcode MTS to an editable format like ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE, MPEG-2 for Adobe; to a playable format like MOV, MP4, WMV, FLV, etc for putting on portable devices iPad, Apple TV, Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD, Galaxy Tab, etc or uploading to YouTube. Of course, if you are running on Windows, turn to the MTS/M2TS Converter Windows version.

Converting Sony NEX-5R 60p AVCHD to DNxHD .mov that Avid Media Composer 6.5/6.0/5.5/5/4 handles well:

1. Download the Mac AVCHD to Avid MC Converter, follow the prompts to install the program. Click “Add” to load Sony NEX-5R MTS video files or directly drag the files to the program.



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



3. Tap Settings” button in the main interface to customize the Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels as you want.

4. Hit the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MTS to Avid converter will start transcoding .mts to Avid MC on Mac OS X immediately. Soon after the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for editing in Avid Media Composer perfectly.

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Converting MXF files to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 with perfect audio and video synchronization

June 8 2013 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #mxf to prores, #convert mxf to prores, #mxf to prores converter, #converting mxf to prores 422, #transfer mxf files to prores 422 hq, #import mxf files to fcp, #transcode mxf to prores 444

Summary: Brorosft MXF Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac MXF to ProRes Converter tool which can help you transcode recorded MXF clips to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for smoothly editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

MXF is much more popular and becomes a worldwide file format as the development of the various camcorders, like Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, HVX200 and Canon XF300/XF305, etc. However, using .mxf footage on Mac is a big problem for people that are not familiar with the MXF format. All right, you don’t really need to figure it out. Just learn one thing- .mxf format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. To import MXF files to FCP for editing smoohtly, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF files to Apple ProRes, which is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple. The following guide shares with you the way converting MXF videos to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 encoded MOV files, so as to import the MXF footage to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for further editing.

First of all, free download Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
 

 

The program is a professional yet decent Mac MXF to ProRes Converter which can help you transcode mxf to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for Final Cut Pro with several simple steps. Besides, the mac tool also supports professional encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer. The Mac MXF Converter must be your best choice when you need a Panasonic P2 mxf Converter or a Canon mxf Converter or a Sony XDCAM MXF Converter, you can do action with mxf files at anytime anywhere now!

Guide: Transcoding MXF files to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444

Note: To convert MXF video you need to transfer the whole MXF file structure to Mac HDD, because MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files).

Step 1: Add mxf captured videos

Click "add video" button to import the P2 mxf or Canon mxf files to the top MXF to MOV Converter for Mac. Click “add from folder” button to add MXF folder. The software will find corresponding audio content by itself and mix it to video during conversion.

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Step 2: Select output format and output path

Click on the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the output format.

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Tips: Click "Settings", you can set bitrate and frame rate if necessary: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60i videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50i videos).



Step 3: Start the MXF to MOV conversion on Mac

Click "convert" to start converting Panasonic/Canon/Sony XDCAM MXF file Apple ProRes format on mac. After conversion, you can log and transfer MXF clips to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing without problems.

Tips: You can edit the MTS video before you convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS/M2T to ProRes MOV.

By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.

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Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.

Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.

Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:

1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)

2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this fuction and do settings:

Additional Tips:

1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don't forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

2. If you want to edit MXF files in iMovie, you just need to choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" in the second step.

3. If you want to batch conversion, the professional iMedia Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.

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