As is known to all, iMovie is a great tool that allows Mac users to edit their own home movies. If you have hours and hours of MP4 videos, you may want to edit MP4 with iMovie (iMovie 11). However, iMovie doesn't allow you to select the MP4 file sometimes. That's exactly what I gonna talk about here - how to import MP4 to iMovie on Mac, for those who have the problem likewise.
According Apple official website, iMovie (including iMovie '11/'09/'08) can only import DV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MOV and M4V. Though the MP4 file format defines the storage of MPEG-4 audio, scenes and multimedia content using the ISO Base Media File Format, the MP4 file may also contain any number of audio, video, and even subtitle streams. So it is impossible for the MP4 file to determine the type of streams in an MPEG-4 file based on its filename extension alone. Therefore, you may have some clues that why people using Mac (even Mavericks) always meet difficulty in importing mp4 into iMovie. The following paragraph I would show you how to convert MP4 to iMovie compatible format on Mac with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which can be considered as the best MP4 to iMovie converter utility.
It provides the optimized video profile- Apple InterMediate Codec .mov for iMovie so you don't need to be bothered by the incompatibility issue. In addition, this wonderful tool also lets you convert AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MOV, MPEG, etc. to iMovie and convert between any regular video formats. The upgraded version is highly compatible with Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks. Get the software and follow the simple steps below to change MP4 to iMovie with ease.
Step 1. Import MP4 files into the Mac program
Here you can directly drag & drop the MP4 files to the converter, or go to "File" menu then choose Add Files" to load the MP4 files.
Step 2. Pick iMovie as the output format
You can directly choose the preset for iMovie which has been supplied by the MP4 to iMovie Mac Converter. The setting works for iMovie '08, iMovie '09, iMovie '11, and iMovie HD etc. Moreover, the Mac program has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc.
Step 3. Start MP4 to iMovie conversion on Mac OS X
Before the MP4 to AIC .mov conversion, you can click Settings icon to adjust the video, audio settings. Finally, click the "Convert" button, and then leave the MP4 to iMovie Converter to do the rest automatically for you on Mac OS X (Mavericks and Mountain Lion Included).
After conversion, you can freely use your MP4 files in iMovie '08, iMovie '09, iMovie '11 to create your own masterpiece with the best quality.
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As far as we know, there is neither built-in DVD drive nor DVD player on Galaxy Tab 4, so it is impossible to directly put DVD on Galaxy Tab to play. Even if we can get DVD video contents off the DVD disc, we still cannot copy DVD to Galaxy Tab. For the copied DVD video is either an ISO file or IFO file both are all Galaxy Tab unsupported video format.
Is there no way to play DVD on Galaxy Tab 4? No, surely not! In order to successfully transfer and copy DVD to Tab 4 for easy playback, a recommended solution is to rip and convert DVD to Galaxy Tab 4 compatible format like MP4.
To achieve the goal, a very powerful software-Brorsoft DVD Ripper is recommended to all of you. It can convert the protected DVD movies to various formats supported by the portable device, like MP4 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The Video & Audio effect is very perfect and the operation is much simple. If you are a Mac user, then Brorsoft DVD Ripper Mac is your first choose. Now, download this professional App and follow below guide to learn How to Convert DVD ISO/IFO files to MP4 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
How to Convert DVD ISO/IFO files to MP4 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
Step 1: Load DVD ISO/IFO files
Click "File-Load ISO/IFO" to import ISO/IFO files into the App. This App also supports DVD discs/DVD folders directly.
Step 2: Select output format
According to Samsung official website, MP4 is the most compatible video format for Galaxy Tab 4. So, here we recommend you select "Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Video(*.mp4)" as the export format.
Tips: If necessary, you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc in Settings to make the converted video meet your own demands .
Step 3: Start Conversion
Last but not least, click the "Convert" button to start ripping DVD ISO/IFO to MP4 for Galaxy Tab 4.
When it finishes, click the "Open" icon on the main interface to locate the ripped movie and transfer it to your Galaxy Tab 4, and then you can enjoy DVD ISO/IFO on Galaxy Tab 4 without problem!
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Sony PMW-EX1 is a one-of-a-kind solution for professional videographers due to its excellent image quality and slick SxS solid-state recording. It captures video images via three 1/2-inch CMOS sensors and processes this information into a variety of video formats but they are all HD. However, many users have problems when importing Sony PMW-EX1 MP4 files into Vegas Pro for editing, as follows:
Q: I can't transfer my MP4 files from Sony PMW-EX1 to Vegas Pro. It apparently can't read its .mp4 format... where can I get a codec? And when I watch the clips on another player than the EX1's default browser, there is no audio... I really need help!
To get the XDCAM EX footage to Vegas Pro, as far as I know, the Sony EX1 files have to be re-wrapped for Vegas Pro, which is what the XDCAM EX Clip Brower software is for. It's a free download from Sony. FCP needs a rewrap, Vegas does also. You simply rewrap XDCAM EX to an .mxf file, and all is right with the world. But the most troubling of all is that some users even struggled to download the plug-in, problems still occurred during the importing process. Then how to solve the problem? What's the best and quickest way to ingest Sony PMW-EX1 MP4 footage to Vegas Pro?
Well, to get the work done, you can take Brorsoft Video Converter, which is one of the best Sony XDCAM converter tool for you. The program comes with several optimized format for Vegas Pro, which enable you to transcode Sony EX1 MP4 to MPEG-2 for using in Sony Vegas directly without any rendering or codec problems. Besides, it also allows you to trasncode Sony XDCAM EX videos to Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker and more. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert Sony EX1 MP4 files to Sony Vegas Pro.
How to Transfer Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM MP4 clips to Vegas Pro
Step 1. Install and launch Sony XDCAM Video Converter, and then import Sony EX1 MP4 footages to the converter.
Tip: Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several EX1 clips together.
Step 2. Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Sony Vegas. MOV, WMV are also the proper choice.
Step 3. To get the best video quality and sound effect, you are allowed to easily adjust video/audio parameters such as bitrate, sample rate, frame rate, codec, channels, etc after clicking on "Settings".
Step 4. Click convert button to start transcoding PMW-EX1 MP4 files to MPEG-2 for editing in Sony Vegas Pro.
With this Sony XDCAM MP4 to Vegas Pro converter, you can easily change PMW- EX1 files to Vegas for editing. This software runs fast, so you can convert your XDCAM EX footages to Vegas in less time, and video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed.
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Thinking of buying a Sony HDR-CX900?
The flagship HDR-CX900E elevates your personal movies to new levels of creative expression, delivering the finest Handycam experience in a feature-packed camcorder. The first Handycam equipped with a large 1.0-type Exmor.
AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC S format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Mode (Resolution):
XAVC S HD :1920x1080/50p, 25p, 24p
MP4: 1280x720 25pR™ CMOS image sensor that resolves immense amounts of fine picture detail.
Okay, 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 H.264 AVCHD format. Then how to import Sony HDR-CX900E 1080p videos to iMovie 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 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.
Overall, this Mac AVCHD converter can easily convert MTS/M2TS to any other format, like AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, 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 CX900E Full HD AVCHD mts/m2ts files to Apple Intermediate Codec.
So, what does the workflow look like?
Step 1. Run the MTS/M2TS Converter on Mac and load .mts files to it from Sony HDR-CX900.
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.
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 iMovie.
Step 3. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start converting Sony 60p AVCHD to iMovie.
Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted files to iMovie 08/09/11 for further editing without hassle.
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Nowadays, more and more camcorders record videos into AVCHD format with full HD 1080 50/60p. There is no doubt that 60p AVCHD videos are good to maintain/keep the quality of the video. Although After Effects announced that it was compatible with MTS files on its official site, the incompatibility issues occurred from time to time. In this article, we will offer a best solution to you.
According to our own experience and other user's feedback on some professional forums, it seems that it is difficult for After Effects to accept 60p AVCHD videos well owning to the problem of video codec, frame rate, bitrate of the raw 60p AVCHD recordings and even the computer configuration. To help these people out, I’ve tried every method to look for a truly effective way.
After countless tests, the best solution I supplied here is to download Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac which is professional on dealing with 60p AVCHD videos to MPEG for After Effects with excellent audio and image quality. Moreover, it is also equipped technical codecs for other NLEs, like Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid .etc.
For PC users, the equivalent App is Brorsoft MTS Converter. Now Download the App and follow the step-by-step guide I shared below to convert 60p AVCHD videos to After Effects smoothly.
How to Import 60p AVCHD videos to After Effects for editing without problem
Step 1: Install and launch the 60p AVCHD Converter on Mac, and then click "Add Files" import your MTS files to the software.
Tip: If you wanna combine several MTS files into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.
Step 2: Hit the "Format" bar and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format on the drop-down menu.
Optional:Adjust the video and audio parameters, 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.
Step 3: Click the arrow "Convert" button to start transcoding 60p AVCHD to MPG(MPEG-2) for After Effects.
After the process completes, click "Open" button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer 60p AVCHD recordings to After Effects easily and quickly.
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