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Canon EOS 5D & Sony Vegas-Tricks for Editing Canon 5D MOV video in Vegas Pro smooothly

September 24 2013 , Written by sophializhu Published on #Canon EOS 5D and Sony Vegas Pro Workflow, #convert canon eos 5d mk 3, #canon 5d mov to vegas pro, #importing h.264 mov from eos 5d to sony vegasc, #canon 5d videos edit with sony vegas pro, #transfer videos from canon 5d to sony vegas, #add h.264 mov from 5d to vegas pro, #Get Sony Vegas Pro work with MOV files from Canon 5D, #Editing Canon 5D in sony vegas

Summary: The easy workaround to get Sony Vegas Pro work with Canon EOS 5D MOV footage is to Convert MOV to MPEG-2 codec which ensures the best result when using in Vegas Pro.



The Canon EOS 5D is an old full-frame digital SLR as of August 2005 the sensor operates without a conversion factor. New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles of up to 170 degrees.Consecutive shooting allows the capture of 3.0 frames per second for up to 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst. Canon's supplied software applications are named ZoomBrowser for Windows and ImageBrowser for Mac which can play movie clips, and also perform rudimentary movie editing, but it not for windows, and some people are enconterring problems importing video files from Canon 5D into Sony Vegas Pro for further editing. And there are some frequently asked questions quoted as below:

Q1: I've been annoyed that sony vegas and most other apps on my PC can't play the 5D full HD .mov files smooth. I was so excited about not having to transcode any files from shooting to editing. I have settled to transcode. But failed many times. Hope this helps anyone out there. I guess PC doesn't like handling the h.264 codec very well.

Q2: I'm new to DSLR editing and have a bunch of 5D footage for a music video I just shot, and now need to edit it. I use Sony Vegas and have a relatively not that high performance laptop (about 4 years old) that has seen me through other editing projects, but I always feel theres a bit of a loss in quality in the finished product. I thought I'd ask, or if anyone can point me in the direction of places to find information, on 5D workflow for editing in Sony Vegas. If theres no hope for Vegas and my slow computer I will look into other options such as getting new editing software or borrowing someones mac or something.

Although its manual says that "Vegas Pro supports the importing of a wide variety of file formats" including the MOV files, apparently problems always occurred. A QuickTime MOV file opens in Vegas with a "good" sound track, but black screen for the video track. Some users considered upgrading to the latest version Vegas Pro 11 or 12, but there’s limit exits there, like Vegas Pro 11 apparently won't run on Windows XP Pro. So, is there any workaround to overcome all of the problems and limitation?

Actually, the problem lies in the codec, not the format itself. Canon 5D records footage with H.264 codec and save the files in MOV container format. This is an ideal file type for video capture in an SLR camera, delivering relatively compact file sizes with image quality noticeably superior to alternate video compressions (such as Motion JPEG).

However, the H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading; this would usually be MPEG-2 or WMV. Along with third-party software, you can easily achieve your goal smoothly.

The best program I can recommend for transcoding Canon H.264 MOV to MPEG-2 on Mac is Brorsoft Video Converter, an easy-to-use yet powerful video converter, editor and player. With it, you can make the experience of editing Canon EOS 5D HD video footage with Sony Vegas Pro as fast and seamless as possible. If you are facing problems editing with Vegas Pro 10/11/12, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from here.

How to Convert Canon 5D H.264 MOV footage to MPEG-2 for Vegas Pro

Step 1: Transfer the h.264 encoded .mov files from Canon 5D to your PC via USB cable. Run the best Canon MOV Converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mov videos.

Tip: If you want to merge MOV clips, just need to check the "Merge into one" box.



Step 2: Click on the Format box to get the dropdown menu. Select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.



Tip: Click "Settings" button, you can 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., in the Profile Settings.

Step 3: Click "Convert" button to convert Canon 5D MOV to Sony Vegas Pro MPEG-2.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to import and edit Canon EOS 5D H.264 MOV files within Sony Vegas Pro 8/9/10/11/12 at ease.

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Fastest Tutorial for Ripping DVDs to Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

September 13 2013 , Written by sophializhu Published on #dvd to galaxy note 8.0, #rip dvd movie to galaxy note 8, #convert dvd to galaxy note 8, #play dvd movie on galay note 8.0, #copy dvd videos to galaxy note 8.0, #put dvd on galaxy note 8.0, #add dvd movies to galaxy note 8, #galaxy note 8.0 dvd player, #galaxy note 8.0 dvd movies playback tips

Summary: Have some DVD movies and want to watch DVD movie on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0? Follow the simple tutorial to rip and convert DVD to Galaxy Note 8.0 highly compatible video files with best video quality.



So you recently bought a Galaxy Note 8.0 and want to play your favorite DVD movies on the Jelly Bean gadget? Of course, as with all tablets, Galaxy Note 8.0 can't play DVD movies. To watch DVD movies on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, you need to convert DVD to Galaxy Note 8.0 compatible video formats first and then transfer the converted video files to your Galaxy Note tablet. It's easy to do with a professional DVD to Galaxy Note converter.

DVD Ripping Software varies. You may confused about choosing a most suitable tool. If so, i recommend you try Brorsoft DVD Ripper. It is easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of my DVDs. To be honest, the DVD to Galaxy Note Converter can help you rip and convert all the DVD Discs even DVD iso/ifo image files. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. The equivalent Mac version is Brorsoft DVD Ripper Mac, which can rip and convert DVD movies to Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 on Mac OS X (Include Lion and Mountain Lion). Just get it now and follow the steps below to copy DVD movies to Galaxy Note 8.0 for smoothly playing!

How to Convert DVD movies to Galaxy Note 8.0 compatible video formats

The quick start guide below uses DVD Ripper Windows screenshots. The way to rip DVD movies to Galaxy Note 8.0 on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.

Step 1: Add DVD movies

Start the Brorsoft DVD Converter and click DVD disc icon to load source DVD movies. If you have backup the entire DVD disc on hard drive, you can also click DVD Folder button to load the movie folder.



Step 2: Choose output format.

Click "Format" bar, here I recommend you "Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Note(*.mp4)". The output videos could fit on Galaxy Note 8.0 perfectly.



Tip: If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. 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. According to my experience, for watching videos on the Galaxy Note 8.0, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right. Below is the best video format settings for Galaxy Note 8.0 per my experience.



Step 3: Start the DVD to Galaxy Note 8.0 conversion

When you are satisfied with all the settings, you can click "Convert" and let the software do the DVD to Galaxy Note 8.0 MP4 conversion. After the ripping, you can click "Open" to locate the converted MP4 video files and just transfer them to your Galaxy Note 8.0 without limitation!

Tip: Before start the conversion, you can also select your preferred subtitles for your movie from the Subtitles option.

Additional Tips:

If you are considering to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your Galaxy Note 8.0 or other devices like iPad, Google Nexus 10/7, Kindle Fire HD, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate program will a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.

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Sony NEX-5 Workflow: Avid MC, FCP X, Premiere Pro and iMovie

September 4 2013 , Written by sophializhu Published on #sony nex-5, #sony nex-5 workflow mac, #edit sony nex-5 on mac, #import nex-5 footage to avid, #sony nex-5 to imovie, #sony nex-5 avchd to fcp, #final cut pro, #convert sony nex-5 mts to prores, #final cut express, #avid media composer

In this post, you can learn the easy way to import footage recorded from Sony NEX-5 to Mac for editing in FCP, Avid, iMovie, Premiere Pro, FCE etc. smoothly.



The Sony NEX-5 is a digital camera launched on 11 May 2010. It is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with the body of a common point-and-shoot camera but with a sensor size (APS-C) comparable to that of some digital single-lens reflex cameras. The NEX-5 shoots 14.2 megapixel stills and has a 7 frame/s continuous shotmode. Its major competitors in the market are the cameras based on the micro 4/3 standard created by Panasonic and Olympus, and a few low end Canon, Nikon, and even Sony Alpha DSLRs.

The NEX-5 has the capability to shoot 1920x1080i at 60 frame/s in AVCHD or 1440x1080p at 30 frame/s in MPEG4, which enables users to record stunning-quality HD video and audio with highly efficient, reliable data compression, but it is not an editing codec, so it is a big problem when loading or importing Sony NEX-5N footage into your Mac system. And you may have encounter problems like this:

Problems 1: "I have a new project and all materials from the film camera Sony NEX 5 "MTS format" The problem is that this property is not tolerated by the program , which made me to to converts all the materials to "MP4" and after the conversion sections become black, as shown in the picture"

Problems 2: "I would like to import Sony Nex 5 AVCHD files in iMovie '11, but is doesn't work on my 3 months old core i5 iMac. On Apple's support site I read that iMovie supports AVCHD files and that iMovie is capable of importing them. However, my Nex 5 is not recognized when i use the cmd I function (then the web cam opens, but not the nex 5). When I give the command to import from file on my harddisk, iMovie reports that there is nothing to import."

The easy solution: To make it easier for editing Sony NEX-5 AVCHD footage on Mac, you'd better transcode Sony NEX-5N MTS to FCP, Avid, iMovie, Premiere Pro, FCE preferable format before importing to avoid crashing problem and waiting time. To get the work done, Brorsoft's Video Converter Mac is the best choice. It's capable of converting Sony NEX-5 videos to Mac native codecs to ensure the best results when using in various editors. After that, you can import and edit your video in any Mac video editing software without any troubles. Meanwhile it support batch conversion (Convert multiple files at a time to ensure an efficient conversion) and video merging (Merge all the selected video clips into a single big file).

Below is a simple guide for transcoding Sony NEX-5N footage for further editing with Mac editors without problems.

Step 1. Install and launch Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. If you are editing with FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid MC, FCE or other mac NLEs, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it it from below.



Step 2. Click the "Add" button to load NEX-5 MTS files. If you want to join several NEX-5 clips together, simply click "Merge into one" box.



Step 3. Click format column and choose the output format.

> You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing;
> You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), it's for Avid editing;
> For playback, you can choose HD Video -> QuickTime MOV;
> For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose MP4 format for output.



Tip: You can click settings button in the main interface to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc, customize the parameters as you want.

Step 3. Click Arrow-like button to start converting Sony NEX-5 videos on Mac.

You're done. Once the process completes, you can click "Open" to locate the result videos for using on Mac freely.

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PMW-500 AMA import problems- Get Sony PMW-500 MXF to Avid MC smoothly

September 2 2013 , Written by sophializhu Published on #premiere pro and pmw-500, #can't edit sony mxf in avid mc, #handle xdcam mxf footages in premiere pro, #sony pmw-500 to avid media composer, #sony pmw 500 glitches with avid, #transcode pmw 500 mxf mac, #convert sony pmw-500 mxf footage, #sony pmw-500 to avid mc, #avid media composer mxf editing solution for pmw-500

Summary: From this article below, you can learn the best way to import Sony PMW-500 MXF footage into Avid Media Composer on Mac by transcoding the Sony XDCAM MXF to DNxHD for Avid MC.

The Sony PMW-500 XDCAM HD422 Camcorder is one of the most popular models in Sony XDCAM series. It supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording. Well, in this page, we aim to share some tips and tricks to solve the Sony PMW-500 workflow on Mac like how to import Sony PMW-500 MXF to Avid Media Composer under Mac OS X smoothly. If you met any Sony PMW-500 to Avid Media Composer importing or editing issues like the below user had, go through the page to find the solution.

Q1: Hi, I just got sent the files from the cameraman and was expecting BPAV folders as usual but no, Sony have changed the format. After a world of pain trying to read the new folders ( which the camerman had jumbled on copying!) My understanding is: ony clip browser wont read them but sony XDCAM browser will. The MXF files will not directly import into ver 4 or my ver 5.

Q2: My client uses AVID and can't export XDCAM files we shot on a PMW-500 by using the XDCAM Browser. The files were recorded on SXS Cards transferred to a GTECH Mini Drive in their original form from the cards. They've downloaded the latest XDCAM browser from the Sony micro site and can view the files but can't export them into their AVID. Since I use FCP, I don't have experience with Avid .... has anyone else had this issue and/or know if there's a solution? Thanks!

What caused the problems? As we know, XDCAM HD422 products record and play back high definition video with 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 resolutions using MPEG HD422 compression and the XDCAM HD422 video footage is wrapped in an MXF container, which is can not natively imported by many professional video editing application including the Avid Media Composer. So, it will be a bit hard when importing XDCAM HD422 video footage with Avid MC. While, things can be different if you get some help from third-party software Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac.

Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF Converter on Mac OS X, which can not only convert Sony PMW-500 MXF files to DNxHD codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. This Mac MXF Converter can also transcode MXF videos from Canon C300 XF100, XF105, XF305, Pansonic P2 cameras for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc on Mac OS X(Lion and Mountain Lion included). To solve MXF issues on Windows PC, MXF Converter is the right choice for you. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Transcoding Sony PMW-500 MXF files for editing in Avid Media Composer on Mac

Step 1: Import video files from your Sony PMW-500 to the MXF to Avid MC Converter Mac.

Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Sony PMW-500 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "Add files" button to browse to import MXF videos.



Step 2: Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.



Step 3: Click "Convert" button to start converting Sony PMW-500 mxf files to Avid DHxHD .mov for Media Composer under Mac OS X.

Tip: Some more helpful features of the Mac MXF to DNxHD Converter:

1. Settings- 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.

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, adjust effect, add srt, ass/ssa subtitles, etc.

After the XDCAM MXF Mac conversion, you can transfer Sony PMW-500 MXF footage into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out "Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column" to get your solutions.

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