I have recently exporting a TV show from my TiVo to PC using my TiVo home network, but the file is in .TiVo format. Does anyone know the best way to convert TiVo to AVI file? I wanna play these TV shows or movies on my PC. Google search there are multiple results, and it took me a long time to find a simple answer. I'm writing this topic for those who also intend to save the show from TiVo onto computer or play TiVo on portable media devices like Galaxy Tab, PS3, Kindle Fire HD…
What we’d accept that TiVo is not a widely supported format by our media devices. To use TiVo recordings anywhere you like, it’s necessary to change TiVo files to a more common video like AVI. And in this article, I will outline a method to transcode TiVo to AVI with the best quality.
First download and install Brorsoft Video Converter. This video app works as the best software to convert TiVo into a different format including AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, FLV, etc with least quality loss. You should then be able to open, play, edit, upload the new file without any hassle. You could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync. If you are running on Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version TiVo Converter for Mac that can aid you finish the TiVo to AVI conversion on Mac(Maverick included).
How to encode TiVo files to AVI without losing quality
1. Start up this program, and then click “Add” to import all .tivo files.
Tip: When first loading, Brorsoft TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click "OK" to confirm.
2. Click the Format option. Choose AVI from the Video format list. If you prefer high definition video, you can choose HD AVI from the HD video format list.
3. Click Convert button to start TiVo to AVI conversion. The conversion process will take a while, and you’ll see an encoding progress bar.
Once finished, click the Open button in the main interface and you can locate the encoded TiVo files effortlessly. And then you are able to use these files as you want for your portable devices, PC, media player or video editing programs. Enjoy.
1. How to Transfer TV shows from TiVo to PC
Launch TiVo Desktop software on your PC. Connect TiVo to your home network, and then the TiVo Desktop will provide you with a list of shows for transferring to your PC. Then please transfer the TiVo TV shows you want to PC. Once all the shows you selected have been downloaded from your TiVo, they will appear in the Now Playing list in TiVo Desktop.
2. If you wan to use this TiVo to AVI converter to encode TiVo to MP4, MPG, WMV, MKV, etc format, just choose a proper video format in step 2.
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Have trouble importing QuickTime .mov files into Pinnacle Studio for further editing? If so, follow the quick-start guide to learn how to prepare MOV videos for editing in Pinnacle Studio without quality loss.
When you add video files like MOV to Pinnacle Studio, you may come across problems. This could happen because of the different codec in a number of MOV files as Pinnacle Studio(even the latest Pinnacle Studio 17) might not support all of these codecs. First of all, have a look at the related issues:
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Q2: Import Canon .mov to Pinnacle Studio
I purchased a Canon 5D Mark III and the movies are .mov files. How can I convert those to .avi files. My editing software is Pinnacle Studio and doesn't recognize the .mov format
As some guys suggest, you can change the file name from *.MOV to *.MPG and then import the MPGs in Pinnacle. You may have a try. While, when I tired the way, the files still can’t be imported to Pinnacle Studio perfectly. Message says: "File format not supported". It seems that the re-naming method does not work.
If you’re in such a situation, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Get a MOV converter and transcode .MOV files to MPG, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. For this purpose, this article will show you how to convert MOV to MPEG-2 in detail.
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How to Convert MOV for Editing in Pinnacle Studio smoothly
Step 1: Download, install and run Brorsoft Video Converter, and then click the “Add” button to load the .mov videos.
The program is an easy-to-use MOV converter for you, which can help you change MOV into a different format like MPEG-2, AVI with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Pinnacle Studio with smooth editing without any trouble. It will ensure a perfect QuickTime file importing, playing and editing workflow with Pinnacle Studio 9/11/12/14/16.
Step 2: Click “Format” bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4, WMV from “Common Video” as the output format.
Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.
Step 3: Simply click the "Convert" button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.
You're done. Now your MOV files will be converted into MPG files ready to be imported to Pinnacle Studio beautifully.
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.
Of course, if you need to get more import or output options, you also can choose Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac or Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate for Windows, it can support nearly all popular video and audio formats and also has the advantages like MTS Converter for Mac and Wins.
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The Sony PXW-X180 is a 1/3" compact solid state handheld camcorder that is packed with features!
1/3 ” 3 CMOS Exmor™ Sensors
Recording XAVC Intra & long GOP; MPEG HD 4:2:2 &4:2:0; AVCHD; DV switchable
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Okay, Sony X180 recording XAVC Intra & long GOP; MPEG HD 4:2:2 &4:2:0; AVCHD; DV switchable, however the wrapper MXF footage is not compatible with FCP 7/X, as well as MTS, XAVC H.264 and DV file.
So we need to get the solution to import XAVC/MTS/MXF/DV to Avid with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac .
The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC Converter for Mac. It's able to convert XAVC files from Sony PXW-X180 to Avid Media Composer more compatible DNxHD video. With it, you may also encode XAVC to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE, iMovie and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. If meet the XAVC codec issues on Windows PC, please get Brorsoft Video Converter to solve the problem.
Simple guide of Converting Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to Avid Media Composer
Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine Sony XAVC files into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.
Step 2. Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.
Tip: This XAVC to DNxHD Converter also allows you to customize audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3: When you finish all settings, hit "Convert" button to start XAVC to DNxHD .mov conversion on Mac OS X. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.
Once the conversion finished, you can import the converted XAVC file to Avid Media Composer 4/5/6/7 smoothly with superior speed once the post production process begins.
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DVDFab is a really powerful shareware to deal with many problems with DVDs. It can copy any DVD to hard drive and blank disc; convert DVD to many kinds of mobile devices; make 1:1 bit-perfect clones of discs including data DVDs. With all these extraordinary features, DVDFab has got many compliments. While, some limits and shortcomings still make people look for an alternative to DVDFab:
“DVDFab appears to have removed DVD and Blu-ray decryption capabilities from their software.”
“They will no longer sell new license codes for DVDFab. So, if you don't have a license for DVDFab, you can no longer buy a new one.”
“I am wondering if anybody has any suggestions for ripping programs that work better than DVDFab. Every rip with DVDFab I've done in the past week has had the audio and video out of sync.”
In my view, a good alternative to DVDFab should be able to rip, convert and backup DVD with high quality fast speed and supports various DVD disc types to suite your needs. Here Brorsoft DVD Ripper is highly recommend to you.
With it, you can decrypt, copy your protected DVD in Windows within a few simple clicks. Besides removing DVD copy protection, you can copy DVD movies to hard drive with original DVD structure or just backup the main movie as you want. What’s more, it also enables user to rip and convert DVD to a wide variety of video formats like MP4, MOV, M4V, MP4, WMV, AVI, MPG, FLV, MKV, etc for different use. Also it has the ability to convert DVD to iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire HD, PS Vita, etc media devices directly. If you’re looking for DVDFab alternative for Mac, please turn to DVD Ripper for Mac.
[How-to]Rip DVDs with DVDFab Alternative:
Step 1. Load DVD content
Insert a source DVD in optical drive. Install and launch the excellent alternative tool for DVDFab. 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. Copy/backup your DVDs
Option A – “Full Disc Copy” without anything loss
Click quick button “Copy the entire disc” to starts copying DVD disc to hard drive maintaining the original structures.
Option B –Directly Copy DVD main movie only
Tips: If you want to encode your DVD media to a playable, editable format, just click the Format bar and choose your desired format from the drop-down list. Various output formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. are provided. Moreover, kinds of presets for portable devices and video editing software like iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, etc. are provided to help you get videos with optimized settings to best fit your devices or software.
Step 3. Start to rip and backup DVD
Click “Convert” button to start converting, copying DVD movies using the alternative to DVDFab. When the conversion complete, you can get the converted videos and store, play, edit and share them anywhere you like.
Editors’ note: 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. Meanwhile Brorsoft provides excellent customer support service, including lifetime free upgrade of product and technical support. Users can contact the support staff via email for help and suggestion.
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What is currently the best and most efficient way to work with 4K video in Final Cut Pro 6/7? That is the question I asked myself. This post is an attempt to describe my workflow in detail.
As the development of technology, there are more and more 4K support cameras come out like Canon EOS 1D C, Sony F5, F55, Sony FDR AX1, AX100, Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4 and more. If you got one of the 4K camera, you may collect some 4K footage. The problem comes here is how to import and edit 4K videos like XAVC, XAVC S in FCP 6/7 smoothly?
Although FCP-X supports 4K, while Final Cut Pro 6/7 like many editors use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. If you want to have a smooth 4K video and FCP workflow, you are advised to convert 4K video to ProRes for further editing in FCP 6/7.
My main workflow is based on transcoding 4K to Apple ProRes 422(1080p) with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a professional 4K Video to FCP Converter.
Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K HD video converter, player and editor. Unlike some free video converters, it is capable of serving as the best 4K Video Converter for Mac. It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro, AIC MOV for FCE (Final Cut Express) and iMovie, MP4 for any mobile or PC video players, and more formats for better editing, playing, and burning. This Ultra HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want.
Steps: How to Convert 4K video to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7
First, install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the 4K XAVC, XAVC S or other 4K files to the software. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
Secondly, click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. Then, you can click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing.
Thirdly, hit the convert button to start the 4k video to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X. After the conversion, click Open to get the output videos.
Finally, start editing in FCP 6 or FCP 7. Create a project, make an event, drag the files to the event folder and start editing with light speed in FCP 6/7.
Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac can also help you transcode 4K videos to iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Just choose proper format in the second step.
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