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iMovie and 60fps - Importing 1080 60fps video to iMovie

August 29 2013 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #1080 60fps to imovie, #editing 60fps footages to imovie, #mac importing 1080 60 fps videos to imovie, #make imovie editable with 60fps video clips, #Get iMovie working with 60fps, #Does iMovie'11 support 60fps video, #Editing 60fps Footage in iMovie, #iMovie and 60fps

Summary: The easy workaround to get iMovie work beautifull with 60fps AVCHD video footage is to convert them to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) MOV which ensures the best result when using in iMovie 08/09/11.



The 1080 60fps (i.e., 59.94 progressive frames per second), also known as 1080 60p footage, is a new format above and beyond the standard AVCHD spec, which is now widely used by many videocams. Sony uses AVCHD in its videocams like Sony NEX-5N, NEX7, A99, A65, and Panasonic has 1080 60p on its videocams since the TM700 and includes the recent videocmas like Panasonic GH6, etc. The advent of 60fps video saves for pixel peeping or private playback of a sports clip, but the trouble is that the existing editing products can't handle the stuff, except with a very strong computer and in limited amounts, and the output may be confined to lower bitrates and incur quality loss. Therefore you will always find it a painful experience to import 60fps video to iMovie, even with the lastest iMovie 11 (V9.0.9). And there're some frequently questions quoted as below:

"I am a novice iMovie user. I have footage in a 60fps camera that I imported into iMovie. When I import it, either with or without optimization, the video is very jumpy and the audio doesn't time with the footage at all. My project is 30fps, since I thought that was closest to what I want. Also, the end of the clips is cut off. I think it is importing it as 30fps, which makes it play the video slow and cuts the rest of the clip when the clip duration ends. When I view the movies in finder, I don't see this problem, suggesting that this is an iMovie issue. 30fps footage imports into iMovie correctly. Is there any way to import the video correctly so that I don't have this problem, even if it means downgrading the quality?"

"I am trying to import some video from an SD card. When the import screen comes up, it shows 60fps with the circle and slash through it for all the thumbnails. Is it still possible to get this imported into iMovie, even though it doesn't support 60fps?"

The reason that we can't successuflly transfer the recorded AVCHD footages at 60fps to iMovie is limited by iMovie itself. Currently 60fps footage is a very non-standard format and it's unsupported by iMovie. With the lastest iMovie 11, I was hoping that Apple would add support for additional codecs like the 60fps or 50fps (In Europe) videos, like the relatively new (yet, increasingly popular) AVCHD 2.0; however, it did not. As a result, working with video from cameras shooting 60fps footage in iMovie brings a bit of a problem when importing the files from your camera.

To be able to edit your HD video in iMovie, we suggest you set your camcorder to record in AVCHD 60i or AVCHD 24i or MP4. However, working with AVCHD 2.0 files at 60fps requires another step to get the footage into iMovie 08/09/11. The easy workaround is to copy the video files to the hard drive, and then rewrap the 1080 60fps (.mts and .m2ts) videos into Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) MOV movies ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie.

I don'd know whether there is a free AVCHD Converter to use. But I know Brorsoft has an great utility Mac AVCHD Converter. It is free, clean, safe to install and use. If you are editing 60fps video with iMovie smoothly, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download the free trial from here.

The Steps: Converting 60fps AVCHD 2.0 footage for iMovie

Step 1: Download, install and launch the program and then click the "Add" button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 60fps files to the application UI.



The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5. With it, you can effortlessly transcode AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11, Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, DNxHD for Avid MC, etc. and it works well and converts flawlessly.

Step 2: Click the Format box and select iMovie --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format.



Tip: Please set 1920*1080 as video size, 30fps for users in NTSC area and 25fps in PAL area as video bitrate to get the best video quality. If you want to get a smaller ones, please decrease the video size from 1920*1080 to 1440*1080 or 1280*720.



Step 3: Click the Arrow button under the preview window, and the Mac AVCHD Converter will start transcode 60fps AVCHD MTS/M2TS to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11 on Mac.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie,choose File > Import > Movies..., to import the converted 60fps AVCHD footage into iMovie; prepare for editing. You will find that it's just a piece of cake to edit 60fps video files in iMovie.

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AVI Codec for Pinnacle-Awesome Way to Import AVI to Pinnacle Studio 14/15/16 like MPEG-2

August 22 2013 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #avi to pinnacle studio, #pinnacle studio divx, #pinnacle studio avi won’t play, #edit avi files with pinnacle studio, #convert avi to mpeg for pinnacle studio, #import avi to pinnacle studio, #load avi files into pinnacle studio, #can’t open avi file in pinnacle studio

Question: I have just ripped some DVD to AVI format . But i do not know How to import avi's into pinnacle studio 14/15/16 or is it even possible?

Best Answer: Studio 14/15/16 can import the following video file formats with the allowable extensions for each format noted in parenthesis: AVI, MPEG, SD & HD, and MPEG-4, WMV, DIVX, TOD and AVCHD.

Why? AVI is listed as above. But still many folks can not import avi to Pinnacle Studio smoothly. In fact, AVI is a container format with different video audio codecs. In usual, Pinnacle Studio won't import AVI files created by Windows Movie Maker; captured from VHS, CamStudio or other source smoothly. To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode AVI to a more "edit" friendly codec for Pinnacle like MPEG-2.

Brorsoft Video Converter is a professional tool that can deal with most kind of AVI videos regardless of the different codec to MPEG for Pinnacle Studio editing without quality loss. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. Now just download its free trail version and follow the below guide to convert AVI for playing and editing in Pinnacle Studio.

Free download the AVI to Pinnacle Studio Converter:



Guide: Best Way to import AVI/DV files to Pinnacle Studio natively

Step 1: Load AVI files

Run AVI to Pinnacle Converter and load AVI clips to it by clicking “Add” button.



Step 2: Choose Pinnacle compatible format

Hit the "Format" bar and select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. It ensures the smooth editing with Pinnacle. Or you can choose MPEG-1, MPEG-2 as the target format from “Common Video”.



Tip: You can also click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit AVI movies in Pinnacle Studio easily.

Step 3: Edit your AVI videos (Optional)

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



Step 4: Start conversion

Tap "Convert" button to start encoding AVI to MPEG(mpg) for importing and editing with Pinnacle Studio.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, and then you can load the output .mpg files into Pinnacle Studio for editing smoothly with the best quality.

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Natively edit Panasonic V700 1080/50p 60p MTS in FCP with Apple ProRes codec

August 14 2013 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #convert Panasonic HC-V700 AVCHD to Apple ProRes, #transfer AVCHD footages to FCP, #get .m2ts files to Final Cut Pro, #ingest AVCHD footages from Panasonic HC-V700 to FCP, #convert MTS to ProRes 422, #edit 1080p AVCHD videos in FCP, #put AVCHD files to FCP, #copy MTS files to FCP, #make .mts-.m2ts files editable in FCP

Summary: Have some1080/50p 60p AVCHD from Panasonic HC-V700 but got error when importing to Final Cut Pro? In this article, we quickly walk you through the most effective way for getting Panasonic V700 footage into FCP 6, 7 and X.



Ever have experienced Panasonic's HC-V700, the top-of-the-line 1MOS camcorders? With it, you can record Full HD .mts clips at 1080/60p or 50p mode. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing V700 60p/50p AVCHD footage to Final Cut Pro 6/7 (even with the lastest FCP X). If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Panasonic V700 1080 50P/60P footage and FCP 6/7/X to work beautifully.

The reason that you can’t successfully ingest those recorded AVCHD footages on 1080 60P/50P format to Final Cut Pro is limited by the FCP itself. Currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported in FCP 6/7 even the latest FCP X. In order to import Panasonic HC-V700 AVCHD footage into FCP for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 60p/50p MTS to Apple ProRes encoded mov format first, which is a native format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. It’s a great way to achieve your goal smoothly. For this purose, this article will show you how to transcode Panasonic V700 AVCHD Footage to ProRes MOV in detail.

Converting Panasonic HC-V700 60p/50p AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as a Panasonic AVCHD MTS 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 MTS to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Below is how.

Step 1: Load original MTS files to Mac MTS to ProRes Converter

Launch the Mac Panasonic MTS Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files to the application UI.

Step 2. Choose 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. The Mac AVCHD converter will transcode Panasonic HC-V700 MTS to FCP 6/7 or FCP X compatible MOV with ProRes as video codec in HD 1920×1080.



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



Step 3: Edit the 1080 60P/50P MTS video

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



Step 4: Start converting

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcoding Panasonic V700 1080p 50p/60p MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import HC-V700 1080 60p/50p MTS footage to FCP 6/7 or FCP X for editing with best quality.

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 HC-V700 AVCHD MTS 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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PMW-200 Mac Workflow-How Can I Convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 MXF to FCP, iMovie, Avid, Premiere

August 9 2013 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #sony pmw-200 to fcp, #sony pmw-200 mxf to imovie aic mov, #convert sony pmw-200 to avid mc, #importing sony pmw-200 to premiere pro, #Sony PMW-200 50Mbps MXF conversion on Mac, #how to make fcp editable with pmw-200, #PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 MXF to FCP, #convert Sony PMW-200 50Mbps 1080p MPEG HD422 XDCAM MXF footage, #sony pmw-200 files to FCP-Avid-Premiere-iMovie

Summary: Follow the guide below and you will know how to import Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 MXF to Final Cut Pro X/iMovie/Avid/Premiere Pro without rendering or any other problems on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion included).

Sony is proud to introduce the PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 camcorder with three 1/2 inch Exmor Full HD CMOS sensors. Its picture quality is remarkable. The lens, combined with the 1/2 inch Exmor sensors, offers true professional operation with the unique focus ring mechanism developed for the PMW-EX1/R. The PMW-200 joins the XDCAM HD422 family of products offering the workflow convenience professionals expect.

50Mbps HD422 Recording

In the UDF/MXF recording mode, you can record Full HD video (1920x1080) at up to 50Mbps using MPEG HD422 compression technology and enjoy the benefits of proven, high-speed and intuitive XDCAM HD422 workflow. With the PMW-200, you can also record video in MPEG HD (420) or DVCAM format. (Note: Proxy video is not available with the PMW-200).

While, if you want to edit the videos Sony PMW-200 record, you may find the high quality MXF files are not recognized by most editing software even iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid, etc, but sometimes to edit he raw Sony XDCAM MXF files in iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid/Adobe Premiere Pro, etc is necessary to get a good visual effect, so, how to convert/import Sony XDCAM MXF to Apple ProRes MOV? Is there software can do the job?

The answer is positive. To convert and import Sony XDCAM MXF to iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid, etc, you just need Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to help you. It is the solid tool to help users make the MXF transcoding on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premirere Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.

Below is the simple guide about how to convert Sony PMW-200 50Mbps 1080p MPEG HD422 XDCAM MXF footage into Avid, Premiere, iMovie, FCP

STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart Sony XDCAM MXF Converter Mac and transfer your MXF recordings to the program from the Sony PMW-200 camcorder. Join MXF clips via checking the “Merge into one” box.



STEP 2: Click on the “Format”bar and choose a best editable format.

a. Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro.



b. To edit Sony PMW-200 MXF footage in Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov).



c. For iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).

d. For importing Sony PMW-200 50Mbps MXF to Premiere Pro, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg).

PS: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

STEP 3: As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony PMW-200 50Mbps MXF conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted files to FCP/Avid/Premiere/iMovie.

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