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Adobe Premiere Pro Sony HXR-NX5U-Importing Sony NX5U avchd to Premiere Pro

April 28 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #1080i video recording AVCHD file from Sony HXR-NX5U, #converting sony hxr-nx5u, #sony nx5u to premiere pro, #sony nx5u to adobe premiere pro, #sony nx5u 1080i avchd to premiere pro, #importing sony nx5u to premiere pro, #1080i AVCHD to MPEG-2 (*.mpg), #1080i AVCHD to MOV (AVC) (*.mov)

Summary: With the 1080i video recording AVCHD file from Sony HXR-NX5U, you may face problem when trying to transcode the camera videos to Adboe Premiere Pro. Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert 1080i AVCHD to MPEG-2 (*.mpg) or MOV (AVC) (*.mov) for editing in Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7 on Mac Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard or Leopard.

Interested in digital HD production? A camera like the Sony NX5U can help get you there. The NX5U can integrate tapeless workflow into your studio or even a classroom.

It records to the AVCHD format, which used to be hard to work with, since very few video editors supported it. But more programs now do. With the new Final Cut Pro X, I didn't have to use the old "Log and Transfer" tab to ingest the footage — a more generic "Import" did the trick.

That's the good news.

But, for Adobe Premiere Pro Users, though Adobe claimed that Premiere Pro CS5 and above offer much better native AVCHD support than its predecessor, there are still some video, audio codec problems while importing/editing AVCHD MTS clips in Premiere Pro. Plus, even the Adobe program can ingest your MTS files directly, it takes a long time for rendering. In order to import Sony HXR-NX5U MTS footage into Premiere Pro for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert Sony MTS to MPEG-2 video first, which is a native format for Adobe.



Overall, Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is a great tool to enable you to achieve the goal easily.

It can aid you to change AVCHD (*.MTS) files to standard MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro without losing any quality. In fact, it's an all-in-one converter for fast transcoding, deinterlacing AVCHD MTS footage from Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Sony full HD camcorder/cameras on Mac OS X(Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks) that makes the MTS editing work much easier with Non-Linear Systems. If you are on Window, please turn to Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.

Transcoding Sony HXR-NX5U recordings to Premiere Pro (CS5/CS6/CC7)

Step 1. Install and Launch the MTS Converter for Adobe on your Mac and load your .mts/.m2ts files from NX5U to it.



Step 2. Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format on the drop-down menu. “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)” is also the proper format for Adobe Premiere Pro.



Tip: Click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps for importing Sony HXR-NX5U MTS clips to Premiere Pro with the best quality.



Step 3. Finally hit the Convert button; it will convert Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac immediately.

When the conversion process shows in 100% with the top MTS to Adobe Premiere Converter Mac, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for easier editing in Premier Pro CS6 as well as CS3/CS4/CS5.

*Basic video editing (optional)

This Mac MTS converter enjoys a built-in video editor, so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions. The supported video editing operations are: Trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos.

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How to Convert video to work with Final Cut Pro (FCP X)

April 25 2014 , Written by sophializhu

Summary: If you have video shot with another device, like a camera, you need to do a little work to get it working with FCP. As the compatible video formats of FCP are limited, you can refer to FCP compatible video codec/format list. And Apple ProRes is FCP's "native" codec. So if you want to successfully edit your footage in Final Cut Pro without any hassle, to get any file type to ProRes, an easy-to-use FCP Codec Converter is the key.

I recommend you the best tool to help you get it done is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, etc. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode camcorder videos MTS, MOV, MP4, MXF or other popular video files AVI, MKV, FLV, VOB, WMV, MPG to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HD, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444 for FCP, with fast conversion speed and high output quality. It works well and converts flawlessly. The built-in video editor allows you trim, crop, add effect to your videos to get a decent final video as you want.

Download the Video Converter for FCP:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Now I will quickly walk you through how to use the best FCP codec converter to convert kinds of videos for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, or FCP X.

1. Install and launch the app. You can either click File > Add Video Files to select and import videos to the program. You can also add files by simply drag & drops.



2. Brorsoft Video Converter Mac offers optimized format presets for Final Cut Pro, “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)”, etc. Choose a one you need.



3. Click "Convert" button to start encoding video files to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro (X) under Mac OS X.

More Features of the FCP Video 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, trim, crop, add subtitles, set watermark effect, etc.

Once the ProRes 422 Mac conversion is done, you can transfer the converted files into Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

Learn more about Apple ProRes:

a. ProRes 422 (HQ): offers the utmost possible quality for 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 sources and provides target data rate of approximately 220 Mbps and higher quality than Apple ProRes 422;
b. ProRes 422: provides target data rate of approximately 145 Mbps and higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
c. ProRes 422 (LT): provides roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (thus, smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422) and higher quality than ProRes 422 (Proxy);
d. ProRes 422 (Proxy): provides roughly 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 and high-quality offline editing at the original frame size, frame rate, and aspect ratio;
e. ProRes 4444: offers the utmost possible quality for 4:4:4 sources and roughly 50 percent higher than the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).

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Sony PXW-Z100 Video Converting-Import/Edit Sony Z100 xavc to Avid MC

April 22 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #Sony PXW-Z100 Video Converting, #sony pxw-z100 to avid mc, #sony z100 to avid media composer, #edit sony pxw-z100 in avid mc

Summary: Sony PXW-Z100 4K Handheld XDCAM Camcorder---an all-in-one camcorder that shoots 4K and UltriHD video in addition to 10 Bit 4:2:2 HD in Sony's new acquisition format XAVC.

If you don't know how to import the PXW-Z100 4k contour MXF (XAVC codec) files to Avid MC(avid media composer) on Mac Mountain Lion, you can follow this article, then you will know how to sync videos from Sony Z100 to Mac (iMovie/Final Cut Pro/Avid MC/Premiere Pro) Editing.


XAVC allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording. In theory, Avid Media Composer can support HD & 4K XAVC, but you will still have problem for transferring these XAVC videos even with the XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Avid. To avoid these problems or limit, it will be better to transcode Sony PXW-Z100 footage to DNxHD, a more "edit" friendly codec for Avid Media Composer.

First all of, download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is an easy-to-use yet professional Mac XAVC Converter for Avid Media Composer. It's able to convert XAVC files from Sony PXW-Z100 to DNxHD video for Avid native editing. Besides, it might help you to solve the XAVC codec issues with FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac. For Windows(8) users, please get Brorsoft Video Converter to solve the Avid MC and XAVC incompatible problem.

How to convert Sony PXW-Z100 media to Avid Media Composer

Step 1: Install and launch the Mac XAVC to Avid converter. Click Add button to load individual videos for converting.



Step 2: Click Format preset and choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as the best video format for editing Sony XAVC in Avid as well as good video quality.



Tip: You can also click Settings to fix the frame rate, bitrate, audio and video quality to your needs.

Step 3: Hit "Convert" button to start Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to DNxHD .mov conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, you can import the converted Sony PXW-Z100 files to Avid Media Composer (5.5/6.0/6.5/7) for smooth playback and editing smoothly.

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Tips for Importing FLV files into Sony Vegas Pro

April 18 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #flv to sony vegas pro, #sony vegas flv converter, #youtube flv to sony vegas, #flv to sony vegas, #import flv to vegas, #edit flv in vegas, #flash video to sony vegas, #convert flv for vegas, #open flv files in sony vegas

Summary: Having problems importing FLV files into Sony Vegas Pro for further editing? Find an easy solution here.



If you have collected some vivid FLV videos, you may have the need to edit FLV files in Sony Vegas Pro before sharing with others. However, Sony Vegas Pro won’t support FLV format, so you can not import and open FLV files in Vegas Pro smoothly. You probably would meet the issue like below:

I'm trying to open .flv videos in Vegas Pro 12 and a message pops up saying: "None of the files dropped on Vegas Pro could be opened". Need a solution.

Although Sony Vegas Pro supports the importing of a wide variety of file formats, but FLV is not included. Apparently many video, audio problems exist while importing and editing FLV in Vegas. To make FLV video files to work well with Sony Vegas Pro, Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended to transcode Flash .flv to Sony Vegas Pro native format - MPG. No matter what version of the NLE apps you are applying, and what Windows system you are working on, this video converter will assist you to import FLV, MOV, MKV, AVI, MP4 as even Nikon, Canon, JVC, Panasonic camcorders files to Sony Vegas Pro as well as Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, etc for editing smoothly. Follow its step-by-step instruction below to learn how to encode FLV to MPEG-2 for Vegas Pro.

How to Convert FLV clips to Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1. Download, install and run the FLV to Sony Vegas Pro Converter to load your source FLV video or videos.

Tip: This Flash converter supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time. Meanwhile, if you wanna combine multiple FLV clips into a single file, you can check the “Merge into one file” box.



Step 2. Click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then follow Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format



Step 3. Customize the video Settings. You can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.

Step 4. Click “Convert” button; this top FLV Converter will start transcoding FLV files to MPG for Vegas Pro immediately.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPEG-2 files for Sony Vegas Pro easily. Then, it would be easy to import and edit FLV files with Vegas Pro 9/10/11/12.

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Flash Video .flv import to Adobe Premiere-Download/Import YouTube Videos FLV to Premiere Pro MPEG-2

April 11 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #flv to premiere pro, #flv premiere pro mpeg-2 format, #flash video .flv to premiere pro., #Convert FLV to MPEG-2 video, #using flv in adobe premiere, #Edit FLV in Adobe Premiere Pro

Summary: Have downloaded a number of FLV videos from YouTube and planed to transfer FLV to Adobe Premiere for editing to get your own masterpiece? But met Problems importing FLV into Adobe Premiere Pro? This article shows you an easy way to convert FLV to Premiere Pro supported video files for smooth editing.



Despite the fact that flash video (FLV) is the most generally compatible format for sharing video on the Internet, Adobe Premiere Pro doesn't accept FLV files for editing. Many problems exist there while importing FLV into Premiere Pro(including PP CS5, CS6, CC7). See as below:

Q1: Problem importing flv file into cs5 “This is something that I created about a year ago with an older version of premiere and I just want to edit something, but now can't import several flv files. I was looking for a utility to convert them but with no luck and I'm also not sure what to convert them to.”

Q2: Adobe premiere cc .flv format not supported “When I import .flv format file to Adobe Premiere CC. Error: not supported. Can anyone help? Thanks”

As far as I know, FLV is not a compatible format for Adobe. One way to get around this limitation is to convert the FLV files you wish to edit into a format that is compatible with Premiere, such as MPG. To get the work done effortlessly, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to convert FLV to Adobe Premiere Pro compatible video format. The program is a professional yet easy-to-use video converter. It lets you convert .flv files to Premier in a few clicks. And Adobe Premiere preset is included for easy access. For encoding FLV to Adobe on Windows, Video Converter is the right choice. See how below about converting FLV to Adobe Premiere Pro format.

Convert and Import FLV files to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7

STEP 1: Import FLV files

Run FLV to Premiere Converter for Mac and load source FLV clips to it. You can import FLV clips to the program through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button.



STEP 2. Select Premiere friendly 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.



Tip -Profile Settings: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

STEP 3: Start conversion

Click "Convert" button to start convert AVI to MPG/MOV/WMV for importing to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files.

STEP 4: Import converted FLV files into Premiere Pro

You're now ready to get the result files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose "File > Import to import any file. If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, press Command+I to open the standard Import dialog.



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Besides FLV, this FLV to Adobe Premiere Pro Converter can also help you convert other videos like AVCHD, MOV, MXF, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc to an editable format for Adobe PP, FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid MC and more for smooth editing.

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WMV import to Sony Vegas Pro-Tips & Tricks for using WMV files in Sony Vegas Pro

April 2 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #sony vegas render wmv, #how to render wmv in sony vegas 11, #sony vegas wmv render settings, #vegas pro wmv rendering problems, #render video in sony veags pro

Summary: This guide aims to tech you how to get Sony Vegas Pro working perfectly with WMV files without the playback or render issues. Check out the solution now.

Q: "I have Sony Vegas Pro 12, When ever I put a .wmv video file in Sony Vegas, the preview lags. Like it would not move for 5 seconds then move to a different frame. I have a solid computer. I can play any other video file into Sony Vegas and renders it fast. Even after I render the .wmv file, it lags after render. I need help…"

As it claimed Son Vegas Pro can support WMV format although, you may have a painful experience when using WMV files in Sony Vegas Pro like video preview lag, render slow or even won’t work. Here I’d like to show you the solutions to play, edit, render WMV files in Sony Vegas Pro smoothly.

First, to render WMV in Sony Vegas Pro, you need use project settings and output settings as close to the source settings as possible. Go into the project settings window and at the top right there's a little folder, when you click it, it says "match media settings." Then you just browse to one of your source clips and select it, and Vegas adopts the media settings of your source clip as the project settings. Secondly, try to choose the output closest to your project settings. One dis-advantage is that it will probably give you a very large file to use.

Well, if you still can’t edit and render your WMV videos in Son Vegas properly, you can try to encode WMV to MPEG-2 for using in Sony Vegas Pro. WMV does not edit well in Vegas (and probably other editors too) as it’s heavily compressed format and is only designed for playback.

In this case, Brorsoft Video Converter comes out for you. It enables you to convert WMV to Sony Vegas Pro compatible format with the best video quality. Besides, it can also be used to fix interlacing and aspect ratio issues. What’s more, it enables you to compress and convert a wide range of formats like AVI, VOB, MXF, AVCHD, TiVo, MPEG, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MKV to meet your different needs.

Download WMV file converter:



How to Convert and Import WMV files to Windows Movie Maker

Step 1: Load original WMV files

Click "Add" button on the main interface to load your WMV files once you set up the professional WMV converter on your PC.(Drag&Drop function is included.)



Step 2. Set Sony Vegas supported format

Click "Format" bar to determine output format. Follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format.



Step 3. Video/Audio quality settings

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 4. Convert WMV to Sony Vegas Pro format

Click "Convert" button to finish the WMV to MPG for Vegas format conversion.

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 work WMV files within Sony Vegas Pro 8/9/10/11/12 at ease.

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