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Fast Panasonic HC-MDH2 MTS Import into Final Cut Pro under Mac OS X

January 30 2014 , Written by lauralily10

Summary: With this awesome guide, you can get the Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD workflow for Final Cut Pro- How to smoothly import and edit AVCHD .mts files from HC-MDH2 in FCP 6/7 or FCP X.

The more I use the Panasonic HC-MDH2, the more I like it. One thing that really makes the Panasonic HC-MDH2 stand out among competitors is that it’s Advanced Wedding Camera to capture your special day. And it has the ability to capture HD video at 1080/50p using AVCHD version 2 compression at 28 Mb/s.

I was hoping that Apple would add support for additional codecs with Final Cut Pro X, like the relatively new (yet, increasingly popular) AVCHD 2.0; however, it did not. As a result, working with 50p AVCHD 2.0 footage with FCP brings a bit of a problem when importing the files from your Panasonic HC-MDH2 camera.

So, working with AVCHD 2.0 files at 50p requires another step to get the footage into FCP 6/7/X. The quick workaround is to use Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to convert Panasonic HC-MDH2 1080 50p MTS files. With this Mac AVCHD footage converter, you can transcode AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes, the well-acknowledged optimal editing format for FCP, saving trouble and time for rendering, as ProRes video will be processed by Final Cut Pro natively. Plus, you can also convert AVCHD to AIC .mov, MPEG-2, DNxHD, which are fully compatible with iMovie/FCE, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. Below is how.

Step 1: Load Panasonic HC-MDH2 1080p MTS to Mac MTS to ProRes Converter

Use a card reader to copy and transfer the .mts files to iMac hard drive disk, and run Mac Panasonic MTS Converter. 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 MTS converter will transcode HC-MDH2 MTS to FCP 6/7 or FCP X compatible MOV with ProRes as video codec in HD 1920×1080.



Step 3. Advanced video, audio settings for editing MTS in FCP

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



Step 4: Start MTS to ProRes the conversion

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcode Panasonic HC-MDH2 MTS to Prores MOV for Final Cut Pro on Mac.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files. You can then import the transcoded AVCHD files into Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for editing like an ordinary .MOV file (i.e., File > Import > Files…).

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 batch conversion, the professional iMedia Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.

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The complete guide on Ripping Blu-Ray Collection on Mac for free

January 22 2014 , Written by lauralily10

Summary: If you’ve collected a pile of Blu-ray discs, it’s time for you to learn how to rip a Blu-ray disc on Mac for free and then use the ripped files anywhere you want them. Luckily, this article will give you the answer.



Have collected some Blu-ray movies and want to watch them on Mac? In addition to simply playing your Blu-ray movies on your Mac, you may also wanna copy them to your Mac to watch on your tablet when traveling, or convert to a format you can watch via an Apple TV, for example. If it's the case, then you're right being here. In this article, we'll show you a free way to rip Blu-ray discs on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion, Mavericks included) at ease.

A. One easy and free method is to make an MKV file (MKV is a file container format that can hold video, audio, picture, and subtitle tracks in a single file). Using MakeMKV- free while in beta, which it has been for several years- you can decrypt a Blu-ray disc and save whatever parts you want (if you don’t need the 7.1-channel audio mix, for example, just uncheck it) into an MKV container. This takes about half the duration of the movie; when the decryption is finished, you have an MKV file that you can play back with VLC or other software.



1. Launch MakeMKV and o then scans and imports the Blu-ray disc.
2. Select any options from the side menu, choosing whether to include all audio streams, subtitles, or only include specific languages.
3. Choose the output folder (default is set to ~/Movies/DiscName)
4. Click the "Make MKV" button to start the conversion process.

B. The second method is to find an easy-to-use yet professional Blu-ray Ripping tool for Mac, which supports ripping and converting Blu-ray movie in one-stop. The most important is that it should provide more output formats for you like MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPG, not limited to MKV as MakeMKV does. Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac seems to be the best one.

Overall, this Mac Blu-ray Ripper enables you to rip protected Blu-ray discs into versatile popular video, audio formats including MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPG, M4V, MP3, WAV, etc without any quality loss. And with the “Copy entire disc” option of the Blu-ray Ripper, you are able to make a successful and full copy of protected Blu-ray movie. Plus, you can just copy the movie only from your BD with its Directly Copy feature. What’s more, this Blu-ray ripping tool provides hundreds presets for iPad, Apple TV, iPhone, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry, etc iOS/Android based media devices for easier enjoyment. Download the tool and learn a simple guide on ripping Blu-ray on Mac within 3 clips.



1. Launch the Blu-ray Ripper for Mac OS X and import Blu-ray movies to it.
2. Choose output format via clicking the Format bar.
3. Press the big “Convert” button to start the Blu-ray ripping process.

Editor’s Notes:

1. If you want to rip and convert your Blu-ray library to different video, audio formats and to more manageable file sizes for playing, editing, uploading, streaming anywhere, Brorsoft’s Mac Blu-ray Ripping software is a better choice, for achieving these aims in one stop.

2. No matter which Blu-ray ripping program you choose, anywhere from 30 to 60 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. Blu-Rays are big, and we’re going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space.

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Canon HF-R406 to Final Cut Pro-Why FCP X won't allow me to Add Canon R406 footage

January 15 2014 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #Canon HF-R406 to Final Cut Pro, #canon r406 to fcp x

Summary: Follow this article you will know how to make Canon HF R406 AVCHD MTS playable and editable in Final Cut Pro, so you can have a smooth post-production workflow in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7X with these AVCHD footage.



The Canon LEGRIA HF R406 is a budget-conscious HD camcorder with some higher-end features that single it out from the crowd. After recording some video clips with it, you may want to transfer the MTS files to Final Cut Pro for further editing, but it’s a bit of trouble. Final Cut Pro does not recognize these files. So, how to deal with these videos from Canon HF R406? Is there a solution to importing Canon Legria MTS to FCP on Mac OS X?

To import AVCHD footage correctly, Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/FCP 7/FCP X) requires the directory structure of the Canon HF R406 footage must be the same as when it was recorded to the card. If you’ve copied your footage onto a hard drive or other storage media and only kept part of the file structure you’re going to be presented with an unsupported media error message like this one…



To solve it, we need to know that Apple ProRes 422 is the most compatible codec for FCP. On the contrary, the codec of Canon HF R406 is AVCHD(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264). So you'd better install a AVCHD Converter for working for your Final Cut. Here I suggest you to use Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac on your Mac OS X computer. With it, you can easily and quickly transcode AVCHD to the best format ProRes for copying to FCP. If you free download it to have a try with the below easy steps, you will find it works find and save your rendering time.

How to transcode Canon HF R406 MTS to Apple ProRes for FCP

Step 1. Download, install and run the MTS to FCP Converter. Click “Add video” icon to load your source files directly from your camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source MTS videos stored on your computer’s hard disk drive. You can batch convert by highlighting all the clips you just imported or one by one.



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

Tip: If you want to use ProRes format in offline editing workflows with Final Cut Server. The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) is the ideal format.



Step 3: (Optional) Adjust audio and video parameters in Profile "Settings". You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon HF R406 MTS files to Final Cut Pro editable Apple ProRes 422 codec.

After 100% accomplishment, you just need to click the "Open" button on the main interface of the AVCHD to FCP Converter to find your converted file . That is to say you can edit your Canon HF R406 recordings in FCP easily and effortlessly.

[Q] How to import the converted Canon HF R406 AVCHD clips to Final Cut Pro (X) for further editing?

Launch Final Cut Pro 7/FCP 6/FCP X, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add.



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MTS to MOV Encoder for Mac-Convert Multiple Canon .mts files to single MOV file

January 10 2014 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #Convert Multiple Canon .mts files to single MOV, #MTS to MOV Encoder for Mac, #transcode Canon MTS to edit in MOV

Summary: Wanna an easy way to transcode Canon MTS video to MOV for importing/editing/playing on Mac Mountain Lion, Mavericks smoothly? Read this article below and you will know how to.



The Canon Cinema EOS C100, Vixia HF R42, HF M52, High Definition XA25 are favored camcorders for videographers. They record full HD video using an AVCHD codec. After showing off your Full HD videos, you will be disappointed when you want to import, play, edit the Canon MTS video files on Mac OS X. And you may encounter many problems, like importing slowly, or couldn’t edit videos smoothly. If you’re in such a situation, there is an easy way to fix the issue.

Well, as we know AVCHD is a highly compressed format and is not fully compatible with Mac tools including QuickTime, FCP, iMovie, FCE, etc. Since MOV is the most compatible format for Mac, which ensures maximum playing and editing quality while working with FCP and other programs, the best solution would be converting MTS to MOV with third-party software.

Taken together, Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, as the best Mac MTS to MOV Converter is highly recommended. With it, you can transcode Canon .MTS to MOV(including ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid…), which will save you both time and trouble. And all you need is to drag the result videos for playing & editing. For this purpose, this article will show you how to transcode Canon MTS to MOV in detail.

How to Convert Canon MTS footage for playing/editing on Mac smoothly

Step 1: Import AVCHD MTS files

Download, install and run Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, and then 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 a proper video format

Click Format to choose "Common Video -> MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" profile in the drop-down menu.

Tip: If you want to convert Canon C100 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, you are recommended to directly choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov)" for FCP; "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov)" for iMovie, FCE.



Step 3: Start Canon MTS to MOV conversion

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS Converter will start transcode Canon MTS to MOV on Mac(Mountain Lion, Mavericks included).

Once the conversion is finished, just click "Open" to locate the result videos MOV. Now you can start fun away with playing, editing Canon MTS video footage on Mac without any problems.

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MPG to MOV:Play MPG/MPEG files on QuickTime without incompatible issues

January 3 2014 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #convert mpg to mov mac, #mpg to mov mac, #mpg to mov converter, #mpg to quicktime mac, #play mpg file quicktime, #mpeg to quicktime, #quicktime won’t play mpg

Summary: QuickTime player doesn't support MPG/MPEG video playback. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issues. Let's find it out here!



Gotta Known things About MPEG

MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group. This group specializes in the development of video and audio encoding standards. When you have come into possession of a file with an .MPG or .MPEG extension, you usually have either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video. MPEG-1 video is used on VideoCD (VCD) discs and MPEG-2 video is used on Super VideoCD (SVCD) and DVD discs (including home-made DVDs, commercial DVDs, Netflix DVDs).

When you got some MPG files, you may want to add and play MPG files in QuickTime player. Although QuickTime can fully support a few video formats; however, QuickTime does not support MPG files as source media. If you stick to import MPG files to QuickTime for playback, get the quick fix from the following paragraphs.

Since QuickTime can’t accept MPG format, you will need to convert MPG to QuickTime .mov format and then transfer the player for smooth playback. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is just such a video converter you need, which comes with super high conversion speed and keep the output files in good quality simultaneously. If you running a Windows computer and looking for a solution for converting file format from MPEG to pretty much any other video file, please try Brorsoft Video Converter. Now follow the step-by-step guide for you.

Tutorial: Converting MPG to QuickTime format

1. Install and run this best MPG to QuickTime Converter. Click Add button to load the MPG(MPEG) files to the program. You can also drag videos to the converter directly.



2. Click format you choose MOV as target format. This video app offers the QuickTime Movie Format for you. Or, you can also choose "Common Video -> MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" as the output format.



Tip: If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, 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.

3. Finally click the Convert button to begin encoding MPG to QuickTime .mov on Mac OS X(Mavericks).

After the conversion is finished successfully, go into the destination directory and drop the converted files into QT player. All your videos will be ready to play, enjoy them!

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