Sony expands their line of XDCAM camcorders with the announcement of the PXW-X200. The camcorder is the successor to the venerable and ever-popular PMW-200, featuring a few key updates.Chief among the updates are three newly developed 1/2" type EXMOR CMOS sensors, providing higher sensitivity and improved signal-to-noise ratio, and the addition of Sony’s high-quality XAVC Intra and Long GOP codecs for up to 1080p60 video with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling. To fit into existing workflows, MPEG HD422, HD420, and DV recording options are still available.
However, the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony PXW-X200–is not supported by the usual video editors including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. so far.
To edit Sony PXW-X200 XAVC footage on Mac smoothly, the easy workaround is to use a great XAVC Converter for Mac, which can convert XAVC files from Sony PXW-X200 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
How to Import Sony PXW-X200 footage in Avid, FCP X and Premiere
1. First, download and install Brorsoft Vide Converter for Mac
It works as the best Sony XAVC converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks(10.9). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony PXW-X200 XAVC files to ProRes for FCP (X), DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe, AIC for iMovie/FCE. Plus, it can also help you to convert MTS, XDCAM, DV files from Sony PXW-X200 to MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, etc videos for different uses.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
2. Launch the Sony XAVC Converter for Mac and click add button to import XAVC clips to the program for converting.
3. 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 Sony XAVC to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
c. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing Sony PXW-X200 XAVC in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
4. Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will transcode Sony XAVC to FCP/Avid/Adobe friendly format on Mac OS X.
After the conversion, you can get the converted Sony PXW-X200 videos for editing with FCP, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly.
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QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc. However, just like many other media players, QuickTime does not support DVD as source media. What if we want to watch our favorite DVD movies in QuickTime on Mac OS? In this page, I will give you some hints to let you play DVD in QuickTime on Mac with ease.
According to the QuickTime supported format list, DVD video format (like VOB, Video_TS, ISO or IFO) is not included. So if you want to play DVD in QuickTime, you will need to convert DVD to QuickTime playable format first. Is there an app which makes it easy to either just to rip DVDs to QuickTime format in an almost Apple-like way? If you're looking for ease of use and don't mind spending $35, I've had success using Brorsoft's DVD Ripper for Mac to rip and convert DVD discs, VIDEO_TS, ISO to a format playable by QuickTime and iTunes. I've found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves.
The software works like most other DVD rippers I've used. Pop in your disc, choose a QuickTime output profile (QuickTime MOV, MP4, HD MP4), and click "Convert". Then go get a cup of coffee (conversion takes time). Below are the detailed steps.
How to Rip DVD movies for playback on QuickTime on Mac
The quick start guide below uses DVD Ripper for Mac screenshots. The way to rip DVD to QuickTime in Windows (8) is almost the same, but to get the DVD to QuickTime Converter Windows version.
Step 1. Download, install and launch the top DVD converter on your Mac. Click disc button to load DVD movies. You can select subtitles and audio track (English, French, German, Spanish…) for each chapter. Forced subtitles can be attained, too.
Step 2. Select and custom output format. Click "Common Video" > "MOV - QuickTime (*.MOV)" to get the optimized output file for DVD to QuickTime conversion.
Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. Remember bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3. When everything is OK, press the big "Convert" button to start ripping DVD to QuickTime MOV under Mac OS X.
Once completed, locate and find the generated .MOV files by clicking "Open" icon on application UI, and you are able to enjoy converted DVD movie in QuickTime on Mac.
P.S. If you don’t like the method to watch DVD movies on Mac, you can refer to the Top 5 Best DVD Players to support you playing DVD on Mac OS X easily as well as more media files.
The bottom line of Brorsoft DVD Ripper: With decent decrypting capability, high quality video output and considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile PMP devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, Android tablets and phones, etc), Brorsoft DVD Ripper ranks top on the DVD ripping application list.
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As we all know PS3 plays Blu-ray; does Wii play Blu-ray discs also? Well, Wii doesn't play any standard movie disc format. What if you have some Blu-ray movies and want to put on Wii? Don't let it be your playback hurdle. The article would show you how to convert Blu-ray to Wii compatible video format step by step. Just follow the guide and go on your movie playback experience.
To rip Blu-ray to Wii, a good Blu-ray ripping tool is needed. I found Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper aims to solve this problem by giving us the ability to rip and convert 1080p Blu-ray to Wii compatible MOV, AVI format. Overall, this program is professional in ripping and converting Blu-ray/DVD discs, Blu-ray/DVD ISO image to Wii, Xbox, PS3, iPad, Nexus 10, Galaxy Tab and more. If you running a Mac computer, please try Blu-ray Ripping software for Mac to convert Blu-ray files to Wii on Mac OS X(including Mavericks).
Here is the step-by-step guide on ripping, converting Blu-ray to Wii console:
Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray Ripper for Wii and click "BD/DVD disc" icon to load movies.
Step 2: Choose output format Click the "Format" option, and choose Wii > Wii MOV Video(*.mov) or Wii AVI Video(*.avi) as the target format.
Note you can click on "Settings" to alter the frame rate, resolution, and bit rate and so on. Keep in mind that some of the settings can be tweaked to improve the video quality but it's a balance between quality and size.
Step 3: Start Blu-ray to Wii ripping Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Brorsoft Blu-ray to Wii Converter will start the conversion from Blu-ray movies to AVI/MOV for Wii.
After conversion, you can transfer Blu-ray movies to Wii for great enjoyment especially during your travelling.
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When you record video footage by an AVCHD digital camcorder(no matter from Sony, Panasonic, Canon), the captured footage may carry MTS, M2TS, or TS extension, which most video editing programs don’t support natively till now. Therefore, if you want to edit AVCHD MTS in Windows Movie Maker, the best way is to convert AVCHD files to .WMV, something ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Windows Movie Maker on Windows XP/7/8.
For video compression, AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic (3D) video resolutions. But the problem is that the advanced compression method of H.264 is not so friendly for editing software. So how to get Windows Movie Maker work with all kinds of AVCHD footage? To get the work done, the easy workaround is to use 3rd-party software- Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter to transcode AVCHD in MTS, M2T, M2TS to WMV for Windows Movie Maker.
It is a highly-recommended video converting tool for you to convert MTS files to Windows (Live) Movie Maker compatible format without loosing quality. With it, you can convert any video shooting in party or birthday with AVCHD camcorders to WMV, AVI, the best format for Movie Maker. What’s more, the conversion is easy to handle and only with a few simple clicks, you can finish the conversion without facing any glitches. Download the program and you can edit MTS in Windows Movie Maker smoothly as you wish.
How to convert and import AVCHD into Windows Movie Maker
Note: Before start the conversion, you’d better use a card reader to copy and transfer the .mts, m2ts files to Mac hard drive disk from your camera.
1. Launch the MTS Converter for Windows, and click the "Add" or "Add from folder" button to load your source files from your backup folder.
2. Hit the Format box and select HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.
3. If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
4. Finally, hit the Convert button to start converting AVCHD video to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats.
After conversion, you can find the converted files on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its “Import video” option.
The versatile AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker Converter is not only designed for converting .MTS, .M2TS files for Windows Movie Maker. It is also professional in making AVCHD files editable in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, After Effects, Magix Movie Editor Pro, Pinnacle Studio, CyberLink PowerDirector, etc to meet your different needs.
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