As the first professional-level AVCHD camcorder, the Sony HXR-NX5U offers you the capability of recording ultra high-definition still images and Full HD 1080p videos. While enjoying the stunning HD quality, many folks are having problems when importing Sony NX5U MTS footage into Avid Media Composer or Premiere Pro. If you're in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Avid, Premiere to work perfectly with Sony NX5U AVCHD files.
The reason why we found that it is difficult to play and edit the Sony NX5U AVCHD videos with Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer on Mac is due to its high rate compression and special codec. In order to make the AVCHD videos from Sony HXR-NX5U compatible with Mac tools, the easy workaround is to convert Sony MTS files to Avid MC, Premiere Pro most compatible format.
Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (a yet professional Mac MTS to Avid/Premiere Pro Converter tool) is a quick fix for you. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. You can also get the Windows version MTS/M2TS Converter. Download and follow the step-by-step tutorial below.
Step 1. Launch Sony AVCHD video converter Mac and click add button to import MTS, M2TS files to the program. You can merge several files into one by checking the “Merge into one file” box.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. You can quickly select Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for Avid;
To edit MTS footage in Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the optima format for you.
Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion.
Step 3. Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will immediately transcode Sony AVCHD MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer friendly format on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion is done, it’s easy for you to import and edit the converted Sony NX5U recordings with Premiere Pro, Avid MC without any issue.
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Sony PMW-F3 Full HD Camcorder is newly added to Sony's XDCAM EX lineup. Using a solid-state workflow based on the XDCAM EX platform, the PMW-F3 records natively to professional SxS media, using the MPEG-2 long GOP codec in an 8-bit 4:2:0 color space. Well, in this page, we aim to share some tips and tricks to solve the PMW-F3 workflow on Mac like how to import Sony PMW-F3 MXF to Avid Media Composer under Mac OS X smoothly. If you met any Sony XDCAM EX MXF to Avid MC importing or editing issues like the below user had, go through the page to find the solution.
Q: “I recently purchased the Sony PMW-F3 and am loving it. My problem is this. I want to edit my footage. I have Final Cut Studio 1 which is apparently incompatible with the SxS cards. I'm looking to make the jump to Avid Media Composer, but am unsure if it supports SxS Technology. Can anybody enlighten me?”
What caused the problems? As we know, XDCAM EX products record and play back high definition video with 1920 x 1080 resolutions using MPEG-2 long GOP codec and the generated XDCAM EX MP4 files can not be natively imported by many professional video editing application including the Avid Media Composer. So, it will be a bit hard when importing XDCAM EX video footage with Avid MC. Is there any quick fix?
Well, things can be different if you get some help from third-party software Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. It will help you convert Sony XDCAM EX .mp4 files to DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, ProRes for Avid Mc, iMovie, FCE FCP on Mac at fast speed without quality loss and more import and output formats are also supported. If you are running on Windows, please get Brorsoft Video Converter.
Guide: Transcoding Sony PMW-F3 footage for editing in Avid Media Composer on Mac
Step 1: Import video files from your Sony PMW-F3 to the XDCAM EX converter. Before conversion, you need to transfer video files from your Sony PMW-F3’s SxS card to Mac Hard Drive, then click the “Add files” button to browse to import MP4 raw videos.
Step 2: Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start converting Sony PMW-F3 MP4 files to Avid DHxHD .mov for Media Composer under Mac OS X.
Tip: Some more helpful features of the Mac XDCAM Converter:
1. Settings- Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, set special effect, add subtitles, etc.
Once the XDCAM EX Mac conversion is done, you can transfer Sony PMW-F3 media into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.
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iPad Air is a hot Apple tablet now as the Mini iPad. The Retina Display with 2048 x1536 pixels, 9.7 inches, no doubt adds more fun to your digital entertainment. By any means, it is a great portable video player. So why not transfer your TiVo recordings to iPad Air? If you are keen on this idea, just follow the guide below, I would like to show you how to get TiVo shows ready for iPad Air.
FIRST, if you haven’t got TiVo recordings on your PC, you need to transfer TiVo to your PC first. And then convert TiVo shows to iPad Air compatible video.
1. Transfer TiVo TV shows to PC
Launch TiVo Desktop software on your PC. Connect TiVo to your home network, and then the TiVo Desktop will provide you with a list of shows for transferring to your PC. Then please transfer the TiVo TV shows you want to PC. Once all the shows you selected have been downloaded from your TiVo, they will appear in the Now Playing list in TiVo Desktop.
2. Convert TiVo to iPad Air friendly format
Download and install the video app- Brorsoft TiVo Video Converter.
In fact, this TiVo Converter is an all-in-one video convert app. It can help you quickly and easily convert TiVo to any format like MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPG, M4V, MP4, etc with least quality loss. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. With it, you can fast change TiVo to MP4 for playing on iPad Air. In case, you are running on Mac, please get Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Import TiVo files
Launch the TiVo to iPad Air Converter, click Add button to load your TiVo video files. When first loading, the program will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key and click “OK” to confirm.
2. Choose output format
Hit the menu bar of "Format", choose "iPad" category and find the optimal video format for iPad Air. “iPad HD Video(*.mp4)” is recommended here. You can also choose MOV, MP4, M4V format from Common Video.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
3. Click Convert button to start TiVo to iPad Air conversion.
Once finished, you can get the output files for you iPad Air via clicking on Open button effortlessly. Afterwards, connect iPad Air to PC, and then sync the videos to iPad Air via iTunes.
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Sony has launched the world’s first camcorder with 4K video recording and a fully automatic mode: FDR AX1. In order to provide 4K video recording in a consumer model, Sony designed the FDR-AX1 to support the XAVC-S 4K/HD recording format. If you've got some material from Sony's new XAVC S codec, you will research possible workflows for Sony XAVC S to iMovie, so as to as have smooth work with the Sony AX1 XAVC S footage. In this article, we will list specifics about a workflow of XAVC S codec through iMovie.
- Download Sony FDR-AX1 XQD Recorded Footage
The FDR-AX1 has adopted a more professional-type of recording media thanks to the inclusion of dual next-generation XQD media card slots. Both XQD card slots support fast 4K/HD writing and reading rates. Plus, you can use the relay recording function to switch between XQD slots and lengthen your recording time. You'll able to quickly transfer footage via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 from your XQD cards to your PC by using an optional XQD reader/writer with a USB 3.0 connection.
- Would we have to transcode the XAVC S into another codec to be able to work in iMovie?
As far as I know, to enable the FDR-AX1 owners have smooth editing work with the XAVC/S files, Sony provides a copy of Sony Vegas with the AX1, which nicely handles the camera's files. While, for Mac users, it’s not so lucky that means you can’t directly import and edit Sony XAVC S clips in iMovie on Mac OS X.
To solve the problem, it will be better to transcode Sony XAVC S to a more "edit" friendly codec. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC S Converter for Mac. It's able to convert XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AX1 to iMovie more compatible Apple InterMediate Codec .mov video. With it, you may also encode XAVC S to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE, Avid and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. If meet the XAVC S codec issues on Windows PC, please get Brorsoft Video Converter to solve the problem.
By the way, this video app can also help you to transcode Sony XAVC files from F55, F5 to iMovie, FCE, FCP, Avid, etc editable video.
Guide of Converting Sony AX1 XAVC S to iMovie
Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC S files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine Sony XAVC S files into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.
Step 2: Hit the "Format" bar and select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov) as output format on the drop-down menu.
Tip: This XAVC S to iMovie Converter also allows you to fix the frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, audio channel to your needs by clicking Settings icon.
Step 3: When you finish all settings, hit "Convert" button to start XAVC S to AIC .mov conversion on Mac OS X. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.
Once the conversion finished, you can import the converted XAVC S file to iMovie 8/9/11 smoothly with superior speed once the post production process begins.
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