When you try to load Blu-ray movies to iTunes library, or even want to add them to work on your iDevices like iPhone or iPad, you may have met some troubles. That’s because iTunes doesn’t support Blu-ray format. If you are looking for a simple solution to importing Blu-ray into iTunes on Mac for easier playing, sharing and organizing, read on the following paragraphs to get some tips and tricks.
Since iTunes only accepts MOV, MP4, and M4V formats, to get iTunes read and play your Blu-ray movies, you will need to rip Blu-ray files to iTunes supported format and then transfer to iPad and other iOS devices. We combed through the options to pull together the simplest, working method, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is the best solution for you.
Overall, this Mac Blu-ray Ripper enables you to rip protected Blu-ray discs into versatile popular video, audio formats including iTunes compatible MOV, M4V, MP4 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. For Windows users, Blu-ray Ripper is the choice. Now, let’s see how to convert Blu-ray to iTunes on Mac (Mavericks 10.9).
NOTE: 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.
1. Insert your Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive, then launch Blu-ray Ripper Mac and click the “Load Disc” button to have the blu-ray content imported.
Tip: Before start ripping Blu-ray to iTunes videos, you can backup Blu-ray movies first in a lossless way.
2. Click Format bar and choose any of the MP4, M4V and MOV from “Common Video” as the output file format. If you want to add Blu-ray to iTunes for playing on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select a format from decent device preset like iPad.
3. Click the “Settings” icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Tip: To keep the 1080p video resolution, you'd set the video size as 1920*1080 to convert Blu-ray movies to iTunes keeping 1080p. If you want to compress Blu-rays to a video more suitable for mobile watching, you can down scale the video size and video bitrae.
4. Press the big “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to convert Blu-ray to MP4/M4V/MOV. You’ve made it. This professional Blu-ray to iTunes Converter Mac really never lets you down during the work.
After the conversion, get the outputs to play on your iTunes library or sync to kinds of Apple devices for playback at ease.
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The newly released DMC-FZ100 expanded Panasonic’s line of professional 4K cameras. In a first for a compact or bridge camera, the FZ1000 is capable of recording 4K (3840 x 2160 pixel) video footage at up to 25fps (PAL) in MP4 format. While, there are a few issues when it comes to viewing, loading and editing Panasonic FZ1000 4K files in non-linear editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects. Now some tips and tricks for Panasonic FZ1000 4K to Adobe Premiere/After Effects best workflow are listed below.
As I mentioned above, the FZ1000 records 4K videos in MP4 format. Well, according to my testing, the 4K video was restricted to editing in NLE including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects. And the MP4 format is not supported by Adobe PP, AE perfectly. To get rid of the issues, one possible solution is to transcode Panasonic FZ1000 4K MP4 to a more "edit" friendly codec for Premiere Pro/After Effects. Now I share the guide with you how to convert Panasonic FZ10004K footage to Adobe Premiere/After Effects friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac- a best 4K video converter for Mac(Mavericks).
Overall, this program is a completely professional Mac 4K video converter. Unlike some free video converters, it provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/After Effects, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro, AIC MOV for FCE (Final Cut Express) and iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer for better editing and playing. This Ultra HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. Thus, with the video converter app, you can fast transcode Panasonic FZ1000 4K video to After Effects/Premiere Pro friendly format with ease. For Windows users, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter.
Converting Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 4K MP4 to Premiere Pro/After Effects
Step 1: Load FZ1000 4K footage
Install and launch 4K video to Premiere Pro Converter, and then click "Add" button to browse and import FZ1000 4K mp4 footage or drag the footage from your camera to the program directly.
Step 2: Select output format
Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere, After Effects. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG format.
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. 1080p would be the best settings. Of course, if you wanna get FZ1000 4K workflow in Adobe PP or AE, you have keep the original video resolution.
Step 3: Start Panasonic 4K to MPEG-2 conversion
Hit the convert button to start converting Panasonic FZ1000 4k MP4 to MPEG-2 on Mac OS X(Mavericks included). After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Premier Pro/After Effects (CS4/CS5/CS6/CC).
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Adobe After Effects is a relatively professional non-linear editing software application, which can help you freely edit and create movies as what you want exactly. However, if you want to import DVD to After Effects for further editing, you’ll be disappointed since Final Cut Pro only accepts MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QuickTime(MOV), etc common video formats, but not DVD format. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let’s find it out here.
To add DVD films into After Effects, the easy workaround is to convert DVD to After Effects natively supported format like MPEG-2. And you can achieve your goal smoothly with a professional Mac DVD Converter. The best program I can recommend for converting DVD to After Effects is Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly rip DVD to .mpg format for further editing within your Adobe After Effects on Mac (Mavericks and Mountain Lion included) without quality loss. If you are Windows users to handle DVD editing in After Effects on Windows, please get DVD Ripper for Windows. Now download this program and follow this guide below to complete your task.
How to Convert DVD movie to After Effects MPEG-2 on Mac with ease
1. Load DVD movies
Insert the DVD disc you want to convert into your Mac’s hard drive and click “disc” button to import the DVD movies. Or simply drag the DVD disc icon on the desktop to the program. Loaded DVD movies can be previewed in the right preview window and you’re free to take snapshots of your favorite DVD movies. In addition, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like.
2. Select output format
To import DVD files to After Effects, you can follow Adobe Premiere/ Sony Vegas column and select MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.
3. Start DVD to After Effects conversion
When all the settings are fine, click the Convert button to start the conversion. You’re done. Now your DVD files will be converted into MPEG-2 files ready to be imported into After Effects easily(Click File > Import > File... to import the projects).
a. If you want to edit DVD videos in iMovie or Final Cut Express (FCE), you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step. To add DVD to Final Cut Pro, “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” is the best choice.
b. In case, you wanna convert both videos files like MTS, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, MXF, etc. and DVD/Blu-ray to After Effects, FCP, Premiere Pro, Avid MC, iMovie supported format, just turn to iMedia Converter for Mac, which can convert various video formats and DVD/Blu-ray to any video format/codec on Mac.
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Althoug iTunes announced that it could support MP4 files, users still encountered issues while trying to import MP4 videos into iTunes.
"Installed iTunes 10.6.0.40 for the first time on WinXP machine. No problem adding MP3's to my library. iTunes will not allow me to add mp4/avi/mkv (tv shows) to iTunes even with add a file manually. They play on my PC in Quicktime so they are valid files. Why?"
MP4 is a media container format which can be encoded with many different video and audio codecs like DivX, Xvid, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, AC3, WMA, AAC, etc. While iTunes only supports few video and audio codec like MPEG-4/H.264 and AAC. That is to say, if the MP4 video is encode with iTunes unsupported video or audio codec, iTunes will not accept it.
To solve MP4 and iTunes incompatible problem, an ideal tool--Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac can help you out. It can convert any type videos like AVI, MKV, MPG besides MP4 to iTunes supported MOV/ MP4 format without losing any video quality on Mac OS X(Mavericks included). Apart from that, its built-in editor can help users to do some basic editing work before conversion, like trimming, cutting, adding audio information/watermark .ect. If you are a PC user, Brorsoft Video Converter is specially designed for you. Now, download the App you want and follow below guide to start MP4 to iTunes conversion.
How to make iTunes ingest MP4 videos easily
Step 1: Import MP4 files to App
Install and run the video converter, and then click the "Add" button to load MP4 videos. You can also use the drag&drop method to load the media files to the app.
Step 2: Select iTunes supported format
Since iTunes supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats, you can click Format bar and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format. If you want to add MP4 to iTunes for syncing to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, you can directly select a format from special device column like iPad.
Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters, like audio&video bitrate, video size, channel as you need.
Step 3: Start MP4 to iTunes conversion
Click the "Convert" icon after all settings, and the Video Converter will start transcoding MP4 to iTunes on Mac OS X immediately.
Step 4: Import MP4 to iTunes library
After the conversion, get the output files by clicking the Open button. Now you can open iTunes and go to File > Add to Library or directly drag&drop the converted video to iTunes.
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While enjoying the stunning HD video quality of Canon DSLR .MOV footage, many folks may find it’s a painful experience to import Canon MOV into Adobe After Effects for further editing. In this article, I will give you the solution to fix the Canon MOV in After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6/CC playback and editing issues.
As well known to all, Canon 60D, 70D, 700D, 5D Mark III, 1D X, Rebel T5i, etc are all very popular sellers in the Canon DSLR series, and also in the photography market. While, a bit frustrating, the Canon .MOV highly compressed files are still not well supported by Adobe After Effects including the latest CS6, CC, as you may encounter many audio and video problems. And I know that After Effects can’t handle raw MOV videos encode in H.264, so there is no doubt that it will take more time on rendering while ingesting the files. Back to the point, if you're attempting to edit Canon MOV clips in After Effects, what's the available workaround?
The easy option to get After Effects work with Canon MOV footage beautifully is to encode .MOV to MPG or WMV and then re-import it. This will help you import the Canon file correctly and saving the rendering time. To fulfill your task, you can just get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a powerful video converter, editor and player. With it, you can fast transcode Canon MOV to Adobe After Effects supported videos with optimized settings while keeping the original video quality. Besides, the all-in-one toolkit can convert all other popular videos AVI, MXF, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, MTS, VOB, etc. to Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCP, FCE, Avid Media Composer and more NLEs natively supported video formats on Mac OS X (Mavericks included). For windows users, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter to get the work done.
Converting Canon MOV to After Effects compatible formats
Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MOV Converter for After Effects, just copy the MOV files from your camera to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.
Step 2. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. Click and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)”, or “MEPG-2(*.mpg)” as the best format for editing Canon MOV in After Effects.
Tips - Click "Settings" button, you can 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 button to start converting Canon MOV to MPG(MPEG-2) for Adobe After Effects.
After the process completes, click "Open" button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer the recordings to After Effects easily and quickly. In this way, you can edit your Canon H.264 .mov files in After Effects without issues.
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An exceptional screen and a long list of software goodies make the Galaxy Tab S Samsung's best tablet to date and our top Android choice for entertainment. Actually, both Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4 are the amazing devices to watch movies when traveling or being at home. However, it is not easy to play .avi, .vob .mkv on Galaxy Tab S directly because Galaxy Tab S video format is limited to H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8. If you want to enjoy movies in MKV, AVI, VOB format on Galaxy Tab S 10.5/8.4, you need to changes these video format first.
To achieve the goal, Brorsoft Video Converter, the best video converter for Galaxy Tab S, is a wise choice for you. It is an easy-to-use and high-efficiency program that helps you batch convert almost any video (including MKV, AVI, VOB, MTS, MPG, TiVo, DVR-MS…) to Galaxy Tab S 10.5/8.4 highly compatible file type. Besides, with the built-in video editor, you can freely trim, crop, adjust effect, add (*.ass, *.ssa, *.srt) subtitles to your source video. The equivalent Mac version is Video Converter Mac, which enables you to encode HD videos to Samsung Galaxy Tab S on Mac OS X. Follow the steps below and you can play MKV, VOB, AVI on Galaxy Tab S.
How to batch convert AVI/MKV/VOB to Galaxy Tab S 10.5/8.4
Step 1. Add video files to the program
Launch the program and add videos in the following two ways: 1> Click Add button to choose video files from your hard drive for converting. 2> Directly drag the movies you want to convert to the left item bar. To save your time, you can add multiple files for converting at a time since batch conversion is well supported.
Step 2. Decide output video format
Click the “Format” option > “Samsung” prelist and choose a proper format you need. "Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Video(*.mp4) " is the target format. It could fit for Galaxy Tab S perfectly. Of course, “Samsung Galaxy Tab MPEG-4(*.mp4)” or “Samsung Galaxy Tab h.264(*.mp4)” are also the proper choice for you to copy AVI, MKV, VOB to Galaxy Tab S.
Step 3. Advanced Video, Audio Settings
The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the settings button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly.
Step 4. Start Galaxy Tab S video conversion
Finally click on “Convert” button of the best Galaxy Tab S Video Converter to start encoding VOB/MKV/AVI to MP4 for Galaxy Tab S 10.5/8.4.
Once the conversion finished, transfer the converted video files to Samsung Galaxy Tab S and you can have the AVI, MKV, VOB and more movies playback at ease.
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