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Surface 2 ISO file Playback-Best Format Settings for Ripping Blu-ray/DVD ISO to Surface 2

November 27 2013 Published on #surface 2 iso file transferring

Summary: The article guides you how to rip and convert Blu-ray ISO as well as DVD ISO movies to Microsoft Surface 2 supported video formats on Mac and Windows so that you can view ISO movies with Surface 2 anywhere.

Microsoft Surface 2, as one of the best newly released Windows tablet, comes with a 10-inch display and its IPS screen sports a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution, which is wonderful for movie or TV shows enjoyment. If you’re wondering how people are converting their Blu-ray ISO to a video file compatible with the Surface 2, read on and you can find a simple way to achieve your goal.

For getting Blu ray ISO movies onto Surface 2, a Blu-ray encoding software is necessary. I’ve tried at least there applications but the picture quality was not very good at all, it would pixelate in high motion scenes that is just very annoying to me. I tried the built in profile and even built a couple from scratch and they all came out the same. Well, when I tired Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, it works perfectly with the excellent picture/image quality.

The program can be used as a great Blu-ray, DVD Converter for Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, Asus Infinity TF700, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, Apple TV, etc. In fact, it’s a yet professional Blu-ray to Android/Windows/iOS ripping tool; in other word, it enables you to play Blu-ray on all Android, Windows or iOS based tablets or phones. The output quality is excellent and the encoding speed is very fast. If you are a Mac user, please get the Mac Blu-ray ripper for ripping Blu-ray, Blu-ray ISO, DVDs, DVD ISO to Surface 2 on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). Now download and follow the below step-by-step guide for you.

Guide: Converting Blu-ray(ISO) for playback with Surface 2

Note that the guide below uses Blu-ray Ripper for Windows screenshots. The way to finish your task on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version.

Step 1. Launch the Blu-ray ISO to Surface 2 Converter, and then load your Blu-ray ISO movies to this program. BD, DVD, DVD ISO/IFO are all fully supported.

Step 2. Now select the output format for playback on Surface 2. You can get optimized videos for Surface tablet under“Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on Surface 2 perfectly.


1. Select the main movie, and set desired language from drop-down list of “Subtitles” box.

2. If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. For watching videos on the Surface 2 tablets, 720p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right. I found the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 3. Finally, click "Convert" button to start ripping Blu-ray files to .mp4, the Windows Surface 2 tablet best video format.

Once the conversion completes, you can transfer the result videos to your Surface Tablet. In this way, you can play Blu-ray(ISO) movies on Microsoft Surface 2 tablet and enjoy them on the go.

Additional Tips:

If you are considering to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your Surface (2) tablet or Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung Galaxy S IV, Samsung Galaxy S3, Nook HD, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7 or other devices at the same saving time and effort, Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.

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PA GH3 and FCP X importing Tips-The Complete Guide for How to Convert Panasonic GH3 to Final Cut Pro X

November 21 2013 Published on #Pansonic gh3 to fcp x

Q: Has anyone used FCP X to edit footage shot with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 DSLR? If so, what was your experience with the work flow, importing the footage and editing? Did you have any problems?

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 shoots Full HD video with Live View on a 3-inch OLED back screen, which can flip out 180 degrees (great for self-portraits). Also, videos can be stored as MOV (h.264), MP4 and AVCHD format. If you are a photographing lover, Panasonic GH3 is a good choice to you. It is compact and portable. However, which may cause you some trouble when editing its recordings.

As is known to all, AVCHD is not friendly to FCP 7/6 or iMovie, if you want to edit such files in these two apps, you have to do someting else: converting the AVCHD files to ProRes MOV, the best formats for FCP, or AIC MOV for iMovie (ProRes MOV can be edited in iMovie as well). To carry on this conversion, what you need is just an HD AVCHD Converter for Mac. With the help of this program, you can freely convert Panasonic GH3 AVCHD MTS to ProRes MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro with no problem.

Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac offers the easiest way to transcode AVCHD MTS/MTS footage to fit various multimedia devices or to edit with iMovie (Apple Intermediate Codec), Final Cut Pro (ProRes), Avid (DNxHD), Premiere (MPEG-2/WMV), FCE and more on Mac (Mountain Lion).

The Complete Guide for How to Convert Panasonic GH3 to Final Cut Pro X Step by Step:

1. Add source footage
Click the “Add Video” button to import your source files into this program, no matter directly from your camcorder/camera or load from hard drive.

Tip: You are allowed to add multiple MTS/M2TS videos into the program at a time, and all files are checked by default once loaded. You can right-click on a file to “Uncheck All” or “Check All” to make your selection easier.

2. Choose the Output Format and Storage Path
The program allows you to set the output file format and the storage path. Choose the output file format from the list of “Format”, and meanwhile click “Browse” button to specify a destination folder for the final output files. The output file format will be preserved and recur as default settings automatically at next run.

3. Customize Settings
Click “Settings” icon to adjust video and audio parameters including video codec, video size, video bitrate, video frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc.

Tip: Tap the “Save As” to save the profile. Meanwhile you are allowed to give a name to the profile by yourself. Then you could directly find this format profile under “Custom” menu when selecting format in the main interface of this program.

4. Convert MTS/M2TS Videos on Mac
Click the big button to start AVCHD video conversion on Mac OS X. The Conversion window will pop up, which displays task list and progress information including Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size. After conversion is done, simply click "Completed" to back to main interface, and click "Open" button to find generated videos.

Tip: If conversion takes long time, you can set auto shut down by checking the box of “Shut down computer after conversion”.

Other Useful Tips:

>> If you're looking forward to getting an ultimate all-in-one DVD/Blu-ray Ripper and video conversion tool to convert videos, rip Blu-ray/DVD movies in one place, Brorsoft Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate is a better choice for you.

>> Learn detailed Comparison Chart of Brorsoft Disc Rippers: Blu-ray Ripper vs DVD Ripper vs Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate.

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Sony F55 Workflow: Converting XAVC footage from Sony F55 to FCP/iMovie/FCE

November 20 2013 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #Sony F55 XAVC to mac

Summary: This article outlines how to import Sony F55 XAVC into Mac FCP, iMovie, FCE programs for smooth editing. Keep reading for a brief how-to.

Sony PMW-F55 is a professional-grade camera with an 8.9-megapixel 4K-enabled image sensor. With Sony F55, you can record Full HD XAVC clips 240fps RAW 2k and 60fps RAW 4K recoding onto the AXS-R5.This article is mainly to solve the Sony F55 recordings to FCP, iMovie, FCE importing problems. As many users get Sony F55, more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import Sony F55 XAVC to FCP or iMovie, FCE, Adobe, Avid for editing on Mac OS X, but they always meet some issues.

As far as I know, XAVC is an open recoding format that was introduced by Sony. It allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording. XAVC is produced by two CineAlta cameras Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5, which is not the preferred format by Non-Linear Editing system(NLE) FCP, iMovie, FCE included. To avoid these problems or limit, it will be better to transcode Sony F55 footage to a more editing-friendly format, such a FCP’s Apple ProRes, iMovie/FCE’s Apple InterMedaite Codec.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert XAVC footage to FCP/iMovie/FCE friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC intra footage shot from Sony F55 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.

How to Losslessly Convert Sony XAVC to FCP/iMovie/FCE on Mac

1. Download, install and run the XAVC Video Converter for Mac; click "Add Videos" icon to load your source XAVC videos from XDROOT folder.

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 6/7/x.

b. For editing Sony XAVC in iMovie or FCE, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format.

3. Set proper video/ audio parameters. Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting XAVC from Sony F55 to Mac compatible format immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in FCP, iMovie, FCE perfectly.

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FLV iMovie Format - How to Convert/Import FLV files into iMovie 11

November 15 2013 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #flv to imovie, #flash video to imovie, #f4v to imovie, #flash to fce, #import flv to imovie, #convert flv to imovie, #insert flash video into imovie

Summary: With this awesome guide, you can get the best FLV Workflow for iMovie, which guides you through how to import and edit Flash video files in iMovie 08/09/11 smoothly.

FLV is a quite hot file format for delivering video files online and numerous video sharing sites including YouTube use it. However, many people usually encounter some importing issues when attempting to edit FLV files in iMovie 08/09/11. Let's see some frequently asked questions on this.

Q1: Use A Flash animation in iMovie

I'm using iMovie 06 and I need to get a flash animation into it, so can anyone please tell me how to make these files compatible so that my animation can appear in my iMovie project?

Q2: Edit YouTube .FLV video in iMovie

So I've used TubeTV to download Youtube videos, and would like to edit in iMovie, but it doesn't support .flv (I think is the file suffix).Does anyone know of a free option for converting them to an appropriate format?

As you see, many folks are talking about how to import FLV files into iMovie for editing without problems. As far as I know, currently there is no way to import FLV files to iMovie directly, since FLV is not a supported format for iMovie program.

To get iMovie work perfectly with FLV files, the easy workaround is to convert .FLV videos into Apple InterMediate Codec encoded MOV files, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie. First you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet ultimate FLV converter, player and editor.

With it, you can rewrap FLV files to AIC .mov for FCP with fast encoding speed. Moreover, the Mac video conversion tool can help you convert FLV as well as AVI, MKV, MTS, VOB, MPG, etc on Mac and export the professional encoders, namely ProRes, DNxHD for importing to FCP, Avid, etc. flawlessly. Just get it and follow the steps to convert .flv to iMovie.

How to Convert FLV to iMovie supported AIC MOV files

1. Import FLV videos to the software

Once run the Mac FLV to iMovie Converter, you can click "Add Video" button to load FLV source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

2. Select "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output format for iMovie

Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". By the way, the Mac FLV Converter also supports output Apple ProRes format for using in Final Cut Pro.

Tips – Adjust audio and video settings

The FLV to iMovie Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding Flash video files to iMovie AIC. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

3. Start the conversion process

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding FLV to AIC MOV for iMovie.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated QuickTime AIC .mov files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import converted FLV clips into iMovie for further editing.

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Editing Panasonic HVX200 Footage with Mac -Transfer MXF file from Panasonic AG-HVX200 to FCP/iMovie

November 8 2013 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #convert panasonic ag-hvx200, #editing panasonic ag-hvx200 with mac, #panasonic ag-hvx200 to fcp, #panasonic ag-hvx200 to imovie, #panasonic hvx200 footage import to imove, #panasonic hvx200 mxf transfer to fcp, #mac importing PA AG-hvx200 to final cut pro, #converting pa ag-hvx200 mxf file to imovie, #open panasonic hvx200 mxf on mac editing softwares

Summary: Learn from this article, you can easily convert and import Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro (X) and iMovie for further editing on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included).

Panasonic AG-HVX200 is a hot camcorder for the professional HDTV photographers. Have you got one? As many users get HVX200, more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to FCP or iMovie for editing on Mac OS X, but they always meet the importing issues. This article is mainly to solve the Panasonic AG-HVX200 recordings to FCP, Movie importing problems.

In fact, (P2) MXF, a highly compressed format, is not easy for editing in NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Panasonic AG-HVX200 videos to iMovie, FCP 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. As far as I know, Apple ProRes is the best format for FCP, and Apple InterMediate Codec is for iMovie.

Here you can download and apply Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to achieve the goal in a fast way. This Panasonic P2 MXF Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users make the Panasonic P2 MXF transcoding on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.

How to convert Panasonic AG-HVX200 footage into iMovie, FCP

1. You need to download, install and run the smart Panasonic P2 MXF Converter Mac and transfer your P2 MXF recordings to the program from the P2 card.

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 convert Panasonic P2 MXF to iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the target format.

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

4. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Panasonic P2 MXF Mac conversion.

Once the conversion process shows100%, you can smoothly copy the converted files to Final Cut Pro, iMovie with smooth workflow.

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