2015年3月8日星期日

Sony AVCHD iMovie Tips-3 Steps to Make Sony AVCHD video files editable in iMovie

I’m about to the point where I want to import Sony AVCHD to iMovie for editing and am wondering what would be the best way to go about it?

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Sony is specializing in electronics, game, entertainment and financial services sectors. The AVCHD cameras and camcorders from Sony are much famous that attract lots of users. For video compression, AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic (3D) video resolution, which makes itself incompatible with some professional NLEs.

"I got some outstanding videos from my Sony Handycam and planed to import these AVCHD videos into iMovie for editing. However, iMovie crashed while I tried to load one of my video into it. Is iMovie incompatible with Sony AVCHD? What should I do?"

AVCHD files are not accepted by iMovie, even though iMovie 09 /11 are declared to extract AVCHD files, but actually when you try to import AVCHD to iMovie, various problems still come owing to codec issue. The direct and convenient solution for transferring Sony AVCHD to iMovie is to transcode AVCHD to AIC (Apple InterMediate Codec), the most friendly codec for iMovie with a powerful third party program.

Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is developed specifically for converting AVCHD files to video formats usable on iMovie with professional AIC codec. On top of that, it also can help users encode AVCHD videos into other NLEs and portable devices including FCP, Premiere, Avid, Samsung Tablet, Nexus, iPad, iPhone .etc. Now download the software on your Mac (Yosemite included) and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Convert Sony AVCHD to AIC for iMovie

Step 1: Install and launch the powerful Mac AVCHD to iMovie Converter, and click the "Add" button to load the Sony AVCHD videos.



Step 2: Click the format bar to choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) as the output format.



Tip: Before conversion, you can go to "Settings" page to customize the video/audio settings for iMovie: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60fps videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50fps videos).



Step 3: Tap the Arrow Convert button on the main interface to start Sony AVCHD to iMovie conversion.

When the conversion finished, you can directly import the output AIC MOV files under "Open" panel to iMovie for editing without problem.

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2015年3月2日星期一

AVI to Premiere Elements 13/12/11?-How to Open an AVI in Adobe Premiere Elements

This is a detailed explanation for anyone who's confused by how to import and edit AVI files in Premiere Elements 13/12/11. Read on to get some tricks from it.

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There are two typical issues from the Pinnacle users quoted as below.

Q1: AVI importing error in Premiere Elements

Today, I sat down with Fraps and tried to record gameplay. When I was done recording, I compressed the video file with VirtualDub using the XVid Codec. This is when the problem starts. When I open up Premiere Elements 10 and try to import the file it won't work. The error is: "This type of file is not supported, or the required codec is not installed".

Q2: Adobe Premiere Elements AVI Files No Video

So I use Premiere Elements 11. I import the .avi files. The screen shows nothing, but the audio is playing. Fun fact: I recorded a long gaming session to upload to youtube in parts. So I split the same file in half in Premiere and uploaded it. Forgot to save. Now I come to split it again in the same place. No video.

Actually, Adobe Premiere Elements has the ability to support AVI format. However, AVI is a container format with different video audio codecs. In usual, Premiere Elemets won't import AVI files created by Windows Movie Maker; captured from VHS, CamStudio or other source encoded in XviD, DivX smoothly. To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode AVI to a more "edit" friendly codec for Premiere Elements like MPEG-2.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert AVI video to Premiere Elements friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode AVI for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid MC and more. For working AVI clips in Premiere Elements on Windows, try Brorsoft Video Converter. Below is the detailed guide for you.

1. Download, install and run the AVI converter app; click "Add" icon to load your source videos.



2. Choose output format. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set MPG, MOV or WMV format.



3. Click "Settings" button 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 transcoding AVI for importing to Premiere Elments immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere Elements 8/9/11/13 perfectly.

Additional Tips: This AVI to Premiere Elements Converter not only can help you convert .avi to Adobe Elements, but also enables anyone with AVI files to use in any non-linear editor like Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, etc as long as transcode AVI to a recognizable format. It’s a great tool to meet your different needs.

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2015年2月26日星期四

FCP set up to import PDW-850 XDCAM Footage-Transferring Sony PDW-850 MXF files to FCP 6/7/X

We can’t import and edit Sony PDW-850 MXF in FCP X directly. And Apple ProRes is the codec that Final Cut Pro natively recognizes. So the problem can easily turn to be how to convert Sony PDW-850 MXF footage to ProRes MOV for edting in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6).

Just install Brorsoft Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for mac, which allows you to convert MXF files from Sony PDW-850 to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for smoothly editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X. And The whole process takes only three easy steps to convert:
1. Add MXF videos from HD camcorders Sony PDW-850. Then,
2. Select the preset profile FCP(" Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) is FCP’s most compatible format").
3. At length, only one click of “convert” to start conversion from MXF to Prores.

Okay, following pages, let's look at the whole process in detail.



First See Something about Sony PDW-850 :
. New Shoulder XDCAM Disc Camcorder
. Direct successor of PDW-700 and PDW-F800
. New 3 x 2/3" inch CCD sensors (F12&50Hz)
. Improved S/N ratio : 62db
. Multiple codecs : SD/HD420/HD422
. Lighter 4,2 Kg and less power consuming 37W
. Improved LCD panel QHD 960 x 540

High picture quality with three 2/3-inch-type Power HAD FX CCDs recording at MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps

The CCDs offer the world’s top-end picture quality, with high sensitivity (F12 at 50i), wider dynamic range and the elimination of motion artefacts. On top of this, the PDW-850 offers an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 62dB. It records the most popular broadcast MXF formats: MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps and 25 Mbps, MPEG IMX 50 Mbps and DVCAM.

The MXF files are not support by many NLE programs on Mac natively; hereby if you want to edit them in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, you’d better to convert Sony PDW-850 MXF footage to ProRes encoded mov files for that’s the most compatible format for FCP.

Guide: Transcoding Sony PDW-850 MXF files to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro

Free Download the Mac Sony MXF to ProRes Converter:

( Note: Click here
for OS X 10.5)

Step 1: Import MXF files from your Sony PDW-850 to the MXF to FCP Converter Mac.

Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Sony PDW-850 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add files" button to browse to import MXF videos.




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


Step 3: Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Sony PDW-850 mxf files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X under Mac OS.

Some more helpful features of the Free Mac MXF to MOV Converter:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

Once the MXF to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer Sony PDW-850 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

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2013年11月7日星期四

How to play all MKV movies on Kindle Fire HDX without any limit

Summary: Wanna know the best method to play MKV movies with DTS sound on Kindle Fire HDX? Here I recommend you to convert MKV DTS to MP4 video in AAC audio and still keep its good quality.




Amazon has just officially refreshed its product line and introduced the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets- Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Kindle Fire HDX 7. Kindle Fire HDX tablets have a high resolution display and high pixel density for an incredible multimedia experience. The display features over 2 million pixels for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.

When you got the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet, what you will do next? Personally, I will add my personal video/movie collection to my Fire HDX to cancel my leisure time. No matter which model of Kindle Fire HDX(7.0/8.9) you have, I’ve got some suggestions and short guides to help you get MKV files playable on Kindle Fire HDX smoothly.

As Kindle Fire HD, the new generation Fire HDX is not compatible with MKV movie source. Some guys would like to install a third-party video player, but some DTS encoded MKV files are not supported well yet with a 3rd party video player app. An alternative solution is to convert MKV to Kindle Fire HDX friendly H.264 MP4, which can be considered as the best video format for Amazon Kindle tablets.

Brorsoft Video Converter is the tool I’m using and recommend. Fast and smooth performance. It helps me batch convert 5+ MKV videos to a Kindle Fire HDX readable MP4 video. It’s freely to adjust the video, audio parameters to get a decent output video that I want. Plus, it can also help you to encode AVI, WMV, MOV, VOB, MTS, MPG videos to Kindle Fire HDX for easy playback. If you are Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is right for you. Detailed steps as below.

Convert all MKV files (DTS encoded included) to Kindle Fire HDX MP4 video

STEP 1. Download and install the MKV to Kindle Fire HDX Converter and launch it to add the MKV files. It supports batch conversion.



STEP 2. Click the “Format” drop down list and choose Android >> Amazon Kindle Fire HD H.264(*.mp4) as target format for your Fire HDX 8.9/7.0 tablet.



Tip: Tap 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. In usual, 1280*720 video size, 1000~2000 video bitrate is proper.

STEP 3. Hit the big Convert button, the 1080p MKV to Kindle Fire HDX MP4 conversion will be started immediately. Follow the conversion process by the pop-up windows.

If you have other media files like DVD, Blu-ray library, AVI, MTS, MPG, VOB, TiVo, etc HD videos for transferring to Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 3, etc you can try the package tool Brorsoft’s Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate or the iMedia Video Converter for Mac users.

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2013年10月21日星期一

Transcoding VOB video to QuickTime MOV for editing, playback

Summary: In this article, I recommend you a best VOB to QuickTime App that can help you easily convert VOB to QuickTime MOV files with best quality & fast speed.



VOB standards for "Video Object". It is a video format to store video on a DVD disc. If you have some VOB files and want to convert VOB to QuickTime for playback on QuickTime Player or other media devices like iPad, iPhone; or you want to edit them with iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro, you can do as follows to change VOB to MOV files, the Apple products compatible format.

To convert VOB to MOV, without losing video quality, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion supported) would take the convenience of VOB to MOV conversion as a quick and simple-accessible task. With the user-friendly software you can achieve your aim in only three steps. And if you wanna do the same job in Windows, you can get VOB to QuickTime Converter.

Note: If VOB files are still in your DVD discs, or in VIDEO_TS folder for Mac users, you need iMedia Converter for Mac for help. It’s a package tool that can help you convert BD, DVD and kinds of common video files.

1. Add VOB files to the best VOB to QuickTime App

Launch the VOB to MOV Mac converter. To add VOB files, you can just drag video from your file folders to the list in the operating window, or head to Add button to choose the file you want to convert.



2. Set output format

Click the format icon to open the format list, then choose MOV out from "Common Video" category. If you are about to use MOV files on QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMovie or Final Cut Pro, you can select the presets for them under a certain category.



Tip: This VOB to MOV Converter for Mac also enables to edit the video before the conversion by trimming, cropping, changing video effect, etc. Click the Edit button to do it.

3. Start to convert VOB to MOV in Mac OS

Click "Convert" to start converting your video from VOB to MOV on any Mac OS including Mavericks, Mountain lion, and Lion.

P.S. This VOB to QuickTime App can also help you convert VOB to MP4, WMV, AVI, FLV and more popular video formats to meet your needs.

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2013年9月17日星期二

Can I import Blu-ray contents to iMovie/Final Cut Express for editing

Summary: In order to make a Blu-ray directly playable and editable in iMovie or FCE program, this guide will show you how to rip convert Blu-ray movies to iMovie, Final Cut Express fully compatible format.

It's a great fun if you have a pretty large Blu-ray collection for sharing with your friends or familiars. When you have the digital copies of these movies saved on your hard drive or personal server, you may also like to edit Blu-rays in FCP, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, or other nonlinear editing programs.

In this case, it comes with the problems that iMovie, FCE can’t directly ingest Blu-ray files. So, how can we rip Blu-ray movies for iMovie/FCE editing? As far as I know, iMovie/FCE is not so that picky on the formats, but it prefers AIC(Advanced Intermediate codec) in editing. Is there any quick and easy way to do this?

Download and install Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac

It is an ideal program that can rip Blu-ray to AIC(Advanced Intermediate codec) for iMovie, Final Cut Express editing. Plus, it can also convert Blu-ray to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro without quality loss in a fast speed on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included). Now download this program and follow the guide below to complete you task.

How to convert Blu-ray to iMovie/FCE

1. Insert the Blu-ray disc you want to convert into your BD drive and launch the Blu-ray to iMovie Converter. Click "Load Blu-ray" icon to import the Blu-ray movies.



2. Click the “Format” to select output format. Choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format.



Tip: You can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3. Now you can hit the Convert button on the main interface to start M2TS to iMovie/FCE conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can click “Open” button on the main interface to find the resulted AIC MOV videos for iMovie 9/10/11 or Final Cut Express editing smoothly.

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2013年8月15日星期四

Best Windows 8 Blu-ray/DVD Ripper: Rip and Convert Blu-ray/DVD discs on Windows 8

Summary: Want to convert Blu-ray/DVD in Windows 8 so that you can play your Blu-ray/DVD movies anywhere you like? Look no further! Simply follow this article to get it done!



The long-awaited Windows 8 now is there with a much better performance than its predecessors. However, if you've upgraded your PC to Windows 8, you'll be bothered by the Blu-ray or DVD playback or Blu-ray/DVD ripping issue since Windows 8 doesn't come with a default Blu-ray and DVD player and some of your programs may not work in Windows 8 any more. In this case, there is a great chance that you're looking for a Blu-ray/DVD ripper that is compatible with Windows 8 to help you rip Blu-ray/DVD in Windows 8 so that you can play your Blu-ray/DVD movies without any hassles.

Well, it's actually not a big deal. Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, one of the best Blu-ray/DVD Ripping softwares for Windows 8, makes converting Blu-ray and DVD movies in Windows 8 as easy as a pie. With it, you can convert BD and DVD into virtually any regular video formats like AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, ASF, VOB, etc. In addition, it provides hundreds of video presets for portable devices like iPhone (iPhone 5), iPad (new iPad 3), iPod (iPod Touch 5), Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7, Nook Tablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Tab 2, etc. Don't hesitate to get it now and follow the easy steps below to make your Blu-ray/DVDs playable anywhere in Windows 8.

Free download the trial of Windows 8 Blu-ray/DVD Converter:



Note: The trial version is clean and with no function limit. Only a small Brorsoft logo would appear on output videos.

How to Convert Blu-ray/DVD to Windows 8 compatible video formats

1. Load Blu-ray/DVD movie

Insert the Blu-ray and DVD disc you want to rip into your computer's hard drive and run the Windows 8 Blu-ray/DVD Ripper (Note: A BD drive is needed for ripping Blu-ray discs). Then click "Disc-like" icon to add the DVD movie. As you can see, loaded files will be displayed on the left item bar and you can select your preferred audio track, subtitle, etc. ISO, IFO and DVD folder are also well supported.



2. Define output settings

Next, click "Format" bar and you'll see the format list below. Simply select one you prefer as the output format. Then click the Browse button beside Open to set a destination folder to save the converted videos.



Tip: You can click "Settings" to change the video resolution, bit rate, etc. for playback on Windows 8 with the best quality. Remember 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.

3. Start ripping

When everything is done, click "Convert" button to begin ripping your Blu-ray/DVD movie in Windows 8 and let the software do the rest for you. When the conversion completes, click Open to get the ripped videos and play them anywhere you like.

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