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Easily Rewrap and Convert Sony XAVC file to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 on Mac

November 25 2014 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #xavc to prores, #xavc to final cut pro, #sony xavc file to prores 422, #transcode 4k xavc to fcpl

This article aims to help you transcode Sony XAVC files to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for smoothly editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. If you meet troubles importing XAVC to FCP, just read on to resolve the issue.

XAVC is a recording format that was introduced by Sony on October 30, 2012. XAVC is an format that will be licensed to companies that want to make XAVC products.XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps). XAVC supports color depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. Chroma subsampling can be 4:2:0, 4:2:2, or 4:4:4.

However, this high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony is not supported by FCP so far.If you can't import XAVC files to Final Cut Pro(X) for editing, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC to Apple ProRes, which is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple. The following guide shares with you the way transcode XAVCvideos to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 encoded MOV files, so as to import the XAVC video to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for further editing smoothly.

First of all, download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac

This video converter for Mac can be used as a Sony XAVC Converter Mac under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9). With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC/XAVC-S files for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. Download the program and follow the XAVC to ProRes conversion process.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Transcode XAVC to ProRes 422, 4444 for Final Cut Pro

1. Download, install and run the XAVC to ProRes Converter; click "Add Videos" icon to load your source XAVC files.



2. Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing XAVC in FCP with natively supported video codec.



3. Click the Settings icon if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.



4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting Sony XAVC to ProRes .mov for importing to Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Final Cut Pro perfectly.

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How to ingest Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC files to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5

November 17 2014 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #Open Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC videos in FCP 7, #Convert Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC files to FCP 7, #import Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC footage to Final Cut Pro 7Get FCP 7 Work with Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC files, #Get FCP 7 Work with Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC files, #transocde Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to Apple ProRes for FCP 7, #Edit Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC footage in FCP 7, #fs7 XAVC and FCP workflow, #import Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC footage to Final Cut Pro 7

Summary: Encounter problems while importing Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC videos to Adobe Premiere CC/CS6/CS5 for further editing? This article will teach you how to edit Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC file in Premiere easily.



"I just received my Sony PXW-FS7 and was eager to import XAVC 50Mbps (MXF) footage into Premiere CS5. I ignored the negative comments I saw on the Web about importing into Vegas and Final Cut but since I have Premiere, I figured that I'd be okay. Guess what? Premiere does not recognize 4K XAVC file. I get an error statement. I also tried to importing the MXF file using the device explorer in Vegas. Nothing. I think I need help."

Sony PXW-FS7 - Sony's newest addition to its large sensor line is a complete camera system that is capable of 4K/2K RAW recording with new XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP formats. Although it can deliver outstahding videos to users, its incompatibility with Premiere or other NLEs becomes a big issue. Many user are suferring from this trouble. In this article, we will offer a simple way to edit Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC clips in Premiere CC/CS6/CS5.

As a matter of fact, all you need is a best program named Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac which can easily transcode Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to Premiere friendly format-MPEG-2 without quality loss. What's more, this powerful video converter offers other professional codec for NLEs, like Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid and more. If you are a PC user and willing to encode Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to MPEG-2 for Premiere CC/CS6/CS5, Brorsoft Video Converter is your first choice. Now download the software on your computer and follow the guide below to learn how to ingest Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC file to Premiere.

How to Import Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC file to Premiere CC/CS6/CS5 for editing

Step 1: Load files to the program

Launch the XAVC to Premiere Pro Converter and click "Add File" button to locate the Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC file(s) you want to add. Or you can drag&drop the files into software window list directly.



Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro preferred format

Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.



Step 3: Adjust the video, audio settings

Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To have a smooth editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, you need create the files with the appropriate resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage.

Step 4: Start conversion

Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to finish encoding Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to MPG, MOV for Premiere CC/CS6/CS5 on Mac OS X.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you can transfer the encoded XAVC files to your Premiere Pro to play and edit without any problem.

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Can’t play GoPro Hero4 4K videos- downsize 4K to 1080p

November 13 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #Downscaling GoPro Hero4 4K to 1080p, #4K to 1080p from GoPro Hero4, #Downscale GoPro Hero 4 footage from 4K to 1080p, #downsize 4K to 1080p, #Can’t play GoPro Hero4 4K videos, #render all GoPro Hero4 4K clips to 1080p

Summary: Got some 4K videos from GoPro Hero4, how to play, edit, upload these 4K files? Here is a simple tutorial on how to downscale GoPro Hero4 4K MP4 footage to 1080p for easier playback and editing. Learn how to.

GoPro's new Hero 4 black edition camera has the sharpest footage and is the most user-friendly version. It features a standard waterproof housing for recording in up to 131' of water. And one of most stunning features is that it can capture stunning 4K footage in 30fps. But as we know, the majority of playback, editing work is still being finished in 1080p. In most cases, we still need to downscale most of the 4K video files to 1080p. And this article will present you how to downscale 4K to 1080p from GoPro Hero4 in detail.

In fact, you may not see any real differences if you're not doing much to the footage. One of the huge benefits to 4K, that you can do a lot to the image and retain detail for a beautiful 1080p finish. For those who wanna play and edit 4K GoPro Hero4 videos on old computer(editing a 4K video requires more computing power and it could be more time consuming), we suggest you to convert/render all GoPro Hero4 4K clips to 1080p then edit the project in 1080p and smart-render.

Although there are numbered tools and utilities can convert and compress the ultra HD videos, few of them can process at a fast speed. Well, Brorsoft Video Converter Mac is considered to be the best 4K to 1080 converter.

It is surely in the support of compressing GoPro Hero4 4K videos to 1080p faultlessly. What’s more, this video app can help you to convert GoPro Hero4 .MP4 to FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more editing programs compatible format like Apple ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec, MPEG-2, DNxHD, etc. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can trim, crop and retouch your videos in clicks. Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K HD video converter, player and editor. For Windows users, Brorsoft Video Converter is the alternative choice. Download it and learn the step-by-step tutorial.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Guide: How to downscale/convert GoPro 4K to 1080p

Step 1. Load Source 4K Video Import videos from your GoPro to computer. Launch the GoPro 4K Video Converter; click "Add Video" and load your 4K HD files. This program supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time.



Step 2. Decide Output Format Click the "Format" drop down list to select output format like MOV, AVI, MPEG-2. If you want to play or edit GoPro Hero4 videos on decent media player or editing programs, you’d better set a preset profile that best meets your needs. For example, if you want to edit GoPro Hero4 MP4 in Premiere Pro, “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg)” would be the best choice.



Step 3. Set Video Resolution at 1080p Click "Settings" button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert ultra HD 4K to 1080p, do remember adjusting video size to 1920*1080. That is the exact 108p.



Step 4. Start GoPro 4K to 1080p Conversion Hit "Convert" button to let the GoPro 4K HD to 1080p conversion begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated 1080p video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to playback and edit your GoPro 4K files.

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MOV iMovie Solution - How to Convert/Import MOV files to iMovie

November 7 2014 , Written by lauralily10 Published on #Convert MOV for Editing in iMovie, #import MOV files to iMovie 11-09-08, #Editing MOV files in iMovie on Mac, #MOV iMovie Solution, #Import MOV files to iMovie, #Get iMovie work with MOV files, #Convert MOV to iMovie on Mac, #MOV to iMovie on Mac(Mavericks, #Yosemite), #get iMovie to see QuickTime MOV files

Summary: You may want to import MOV to iMovie for editing. However, iMovie doesn’t seem to support all MOV files importing correctly. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Learn details.



iMovie is welcomed by all Mac users for home movie making which allows people to edit video clips, add sound and voiceover tracks and share movies in various ways. When you can get some videos like MOV, how do you import a .mov file into iMovie? In this article, I will quickly walk you through the way to load and edit QuickTime .mov in iMovie(iMovie 11). There is something important you should note as iMovie can’t ingest all of your MOV movies.

Generally speaking, in iMovie 11 (current version) click FILE/IMPORT/MOVIES... and navigate to your .mov file. iMovie will import it. Whereas, it is important to realize that MOV is a container, not a codec. iMovie will only import codecs that it can edit. For example, iMovie cannot edit DIVX, so if your MOV file contains DIVX, iMovie will not import it. Codecs that iMovie can handle include AVCHD, h.264, Motion JPEG, Apple Animation, Apple Intermediate Codec, DV, HDV, etc. The audio codec must also be compatible with iMovie. AAC and AIFF work well.

If you are in the situation that having a pile of MOV files contained iMovie can’t supported video, audio codecs, a better option to edit MOV in iMovie is to convert MOV to iMovie most compatible format Apple InterMediate Codec first. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the utility I’m using and would like to recommend.

With it, you can rewrap MOV files to AIC .mov for iMovie with fast encoding speed. Moreover, the Mac video conversion tool can help you convert MOV as well as FLV, AVI, MKV, MTS, VOB, MPG, etc on Mac and export the professional encoders, namely ProRes, DNxHD for importing to FCP, Avid, etc. flawlessly. Just get it and follow the steps to convert .mov to iMovie.

How to Convert MOV to iMovie supported AIC MOV files

1. Import MOV videos to the software

Once run the Mac MOV to iMovie Converter, you can click "Add Video" button to load MOV source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.



2. Select output format for iMovie

Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". By the way, the Mac MOV Converter also supports output Apple ProRes format for using in Final Cut Pro.



Tips- Adjust video and audio settings

The MOV to iMovie Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding QuickTime movie to iMovie AIC. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.



3. Start the conversion process

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding MOV to AIC MOV for iMovie.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated QuickTime AIC .mov files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import converted MOV clips into iMovie for further editing.

Editor’s Note: Further, iMovie cannot edit MOV files with extra tracks such as closed caption tracks, chapter tracks, tween tracks, manual advance tracks, and the like. If your MOV file contains these, you can delete these tracks using Apple's QuickTime Pro. If the MOV file contains extra tracks, or contains a video or audio codec that iMovie cannot edit, the MOV file will be grayed out and not selectable in the import dialog box.

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Play MKV/VOB/AVI on Sony Xperia Z3 with the best quality

October 31 2014 , Written by lauralily Published on #AVI files on Sony Xperia Z3, #mkv files on Sony Xperia Z3, #vob files on Sony Xperia Z3, #encode MKV-VOB-AVI to play on Sony Xperia Z3, #Get MKV-VOB-AVI playback tips for Sony Xperia Z3, #enable Sony Xperia Z3 to play MKV-VOB-AVI files, #transfer MKV-VOB-AVI movies to Sony Xperia Z3, #sony xperia z3 video playbakck tips

Summary: Want to enjoy high quality MKV, VOB, AVI video on Sony Xperia Z3? This article shows you how to convert to MKV/VOB/AVI Sony Xperia Z3 playable video format for watching.



The Sony Xperia Z3 comes with awesome features and ability to play HD videos of 1080 pixel. But, one limiting factor is that like all Android products, Sony Xperia Z3 only supports a few video formats like 3GPP, MP4, AVI(Xvid) and WebM. So, it will be a bit hard to play MKV/VOB/AVI on Sony Xperia Z3, especially in an unsupported video/audio codec.

I've heard of options mostly MX player, but it worked kinda stuttery. The most seamless one would be to convert MKV/VOB/AVI into MP4 for Sony Xperia Z3. The upside is that you can then transfer MKV files to Xperia Z3 without any video, audio incompatible issue. Here I will give you a perfect solution to enable Sony Xperia Z3 play MKV, VOB, AVI(DivX) videos flawlessly.

First download and install the app- Brorsoft Video Converter:

Overall, it’s a yet professional and easy-to-use video convert program. With it, you can fast encode VOB/AVI/MKV to Sony Xperia Z3 playable MP4 video keeping the HD quality. What’s more, with the built-in video editor, you can trim, crop, add effect, subtitles to your videos as you need. Besides AVI, MKV, VOB format, this software is able to convert videos in all main formats like MPEG, FLV, TiVo, AVCHD, WMV, MOV, etc. You can even optimize the video quality for specific devices. If you are on a Mac, please get Video Converter for Mac. Now it's the step-by-step tutorial for you.

How to convert MKV/AVI/VOB to Sony Xperia Z3

1. After installation, run the Sony Xperia Z3 Video Converter. Click “Add” button to load your source files.

Tip: Tick off the “Merge into one” box to join multiple video flies into one if necessary.



2. Set a proper format for converting videos to Xperia Z3 compatible videos. Click "Format" bar, then choose Sony Xperia Tablet Series Video(*.mp4) as the best video format for Xperia Z3. Or you can select Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4) as Sony Xperia Z3 video format.



3. Hit the Convert button; it will start to encode AVI/VOB/MKV movie files to Sony Xperia Z3 supported video format MP4 with the best quality.

When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can get the output videos for Xperia Z3 easily. Later, you can transfer videos to Sony Xperia Z3 for enjoyment freely especially on the go.

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