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Encode Sony HXR-NX3 AVCHD MTS to FCP 7, FCP X

May 31 2016 , Written by sophializhu Published on #sony nx3 to fcp, #sony nx3 avchd to final cut pro 7, #import sony nx3 avchd files to final cut pro x, #encode sony nx3 mts to fcp x, #work sony nx3 files with fcp 7, #convert sony nx3 avchd to prores 422, #change sony nx3 avchd to prores 4444, #best workflow with sony nx3 and final cut pro 7, #solve fcp 7 won't import sony nx3 avchd footages, #trouble shootings with sony hxr-nx3 and fcp 7

In order to solve Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X won't import Sony NX3 AVCHD footages troubleshooting, one feasible solution is to directly convert AVCHD .mts to FCP 7/X more supported video format. Below is just the step by step guide.

You got some AVCHD video files shot by the Sony HXR-NX3, and you want to import these AVCHD video files to FCP X/7/6 for personal editing. But to be disappointing, you can't import Sony HXR-NX3 1080P AVCHD to Final Cut Pro directly because the FCP can not support 60P/60i AVCHD files well. If you want to import Sony NX3 AVCHD/MTS footage into FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 for edit, you need to convert Sony NX3 AVCHD files to FCP supported file like Apple ProRes 422 MOV and Apple ProRes 4444 MOV.

Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. It supports transcoding all Sony 1080 60P/50P AVCHD MTS files to Apple ProRes, so that you can easily import the AVCHD raw footage to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6/7 for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.

Now I will show you how to transcode Sony HXR-NX3 MTS Footage to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro in detail.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a Mac Sony MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), and Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. If you like playing your recordings on portable devices or HDTV, this Sony NX3 video converter can help you convert AVCHD/MTS footage to common video format for your devices. For editing Sony NX3 video in Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Express, Avid... you can use same way to convert Sony AVCHD recordings to your editing software compatible videos via the best Sony NX3 to FCP converter.

Step 1: Use a card reader to copy and transfer the .mts files to iMac hard drive disk, run the best Mac Sony 60p AVCHD Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos.

Step 2: Click the “Format” option and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7/X on Mac.

Note: If you are a FCP 6 or former version user, you only can choose ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ as the output format.

Step 3: You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc. In usual, 1920*1080 video size, and 30fps video frame rate is recommended for editing Sony MTS video in Final Cut Pro.

Step 4. Finally click convert button to start the Sony HXR-NX3 MTS to ProRes 422 conversion for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X with the best MTS to ProRes Converter on Mac OS X.

After converting, you can import Sony HXR-NX3 MTS files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/ X for futher editing smoothly as you want.

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Canon XC10 4K MXF to ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 lossless conversion under Mac OS X

May 26 2016 , Written by sophializhu Published on #canon xc10 to fcp 7, #convert canon xc10 4k mxf files under mac os x, #convert xc10 4k mxf to prores 422, #cnaon xc10 4k mxf to prores 4444, #import 4k mxf files from canon xc10 to final cut pro 7, #work canon xc10 4k mxf on mac os x el capitan, #best workflow for canon xc10 and fcp x, #xc10 mxf to prores 422 lossless conversion, #transcode canon xc10 4k mxf to fcp 7

If you wanan import Canon XC10 4K MXF to FCP 7/X with flawless workflow, you need to convert MXF videos to an editable format, like ProRes for Final Cut Pro. Here is how.

"Last week, my friends and I had a trip to Beijing. I recorded many short 4k MXF videos with my Canon XC10, the video can show the ancient buildings in Beijing. I plan to upload the Canon XC10 .mxf video to YouTube, but I have to edit the MXF codec video in FCP X. Why I can't import the Canon MXF files into FCP X? I searched this question via Google, I found Canon XC10 users have the same problem."

MXF format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. To import Canon XC10 4K MXF files to FCP for editing smoohtly, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF files to Apple ProRes, which is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple.

Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is the recommended utility to fulfill the task.

This video converter for Mac can be used as the best MXF converter under Mac OS X(Yosemite, El Capitan included). Applying it, you can easily transcode (4K) MXF to ProRes 422, ProRes HQ, ProRes LT, ProRes 4444 for FCP 7, FCP X with least quality loss. In addition, it also allows you to encode/re-encode MXF files to iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and various non-linear editing systems (NLE) for smoothly importing and editing. Download the program and follow the Canon XC10 4K MXF to ProRes conversion process.

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Guide: Transcoding Canon XC10 4K MXF files to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444

Note: To convert MXF video you need to transfer the whole MXF file structure to Mac HDD, because MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files).

Step 1: Add mxf captured videos

Click "add video" button to import the Canon XC10 4K mxf files to the top MXF to MOV Converter for Mac. Click “add from folder” button to add MXF folder. The software will find corresponding audio content by itself and mix it to video during conversion.

Step 2: Select output format and output path

Click on the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the output format.

Tips: Click "Settings", you can set bitrate and frame rate if necessary: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60i videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50i videos).

Step 3: Start the 4K MXF to MOV conversion on Mac

Click "convert" to start converting Canon XC10 4K MXF file Apple ProRes format on mac. After conversion, you can log and transfer XC10 MXF clips to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing without problems.

Tips: You can edit the MXF video before you convert XC10 4K MXF to ProRes MOV.

By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.

Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.

Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.

Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:

1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)

2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this fuction and do settings:

Additional Tips:

1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don't forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

2. If you want to edit MXF files in iMovie, you just need to choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" in the second step.

3. If you want to batch conversion, the professional iMedia Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.

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Review of Top 4 MXF Converter for Mac in 2016

May 23 2016 , Written by sophializhu Published on #mxf converter for mac review 2016, #top mxf converter 2016, #get your best mxf converter for mac el capitan, #easy to use mxf converter for mac yosemite, #anybody know the best mxf converter for mac, #top 4 mxf converter for mac 2016

Summary: This article aims to offer you a list of top 4 MXF Converter for Mac, each one has appended objective and professional reviews below, sincerely hope this post can help you choose the best MXF Converter in 2016.

MXF video format, always recorded by many HD camcorders like Canon XF300, XF305, C300, C500, Panasonic P2 series, Sony PMW series, can offer you better image quality. However, MXF is not ideal for editing, playing and sharing, as most editing software and HD players don't support this HD format. On this case, supposing you have recorded some HD MXF videos and attempt to edit in Premiere/Avid/FCP, play on QuickTime/iTunes, upload to YouTube/Twitter, you may need a top MXF converter help you to convert MXF videos to different video formats you need. For this suppose, this article aims to introduce top 4 MXF converter for Mac(El Capitan) for your reference.

Top 1. Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac- Excellent

Price: $29

Overview: This easy-to-use yet professional app Brorosft MXF Converter for Mac ranks top on MXF Video Converter for Mac application list. It can be used as a MXF file converter for Canon, Sony, Panasonic under Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, etc. It is clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MXF to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HD, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444 for FCP, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, Final Cut Express, etc. And it works well and converts flawlessly.

What's more, it's also a smart assistant to well convert MXF footage to MP4/MOV/AVI for playing back on Apple iOS devices like iPad Air, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S & 6S Plus, Apple TV 3; Android devices like Galaxy Tab 4, Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus 7, etc.; Windows 8 devices like Surface 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface RT & Pro... as well as some HD media player and game consoles. With its built-in video editor, users can freely crop, trim, deinterlace, add subtitles, set special effects to your original MTS source video. In one word, Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is an ultimate solution for (P2)MXF camcorder users.

System requirements: Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan(10.11)

Top 2. Calibrated{Q} MXF Import- Good

Price: free for 30 days.

Overview: Calibrated{Q} MXF Import works as a QuickTime import component on Mac OS X, this component mainly for solving the MXF files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X importing and editing issue. Besides FCP, you can use this component to import and work MXF video with CatDV, Sound Track Pro, QuickTime player, etc. with it you can also import DNxHD .MXF files into Adobe CS 5.0/5.5/6.0. Note:The Calibrated{Q} MXF Import component only supports limited MXF files.

System requirements: Mac OS X(Intel) 10.5/10.6/10.7

Top 3. MXF4Mac Player- Fair

Price: Freeware

Overview: Some users may only have the need to play MXF recordings on Mac and Windows, so you may want a MXF video player. MXF4Mac Player is a MXF file reader and player for Mac. It can open some MXF files recorded by Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, etc. Note: This MXF file player is not so easy to get, you will need to contact the support of its vendor to get the program, the software is not so friendly.

System requirements: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8

Top 4. MXF Import QT- Not bad

Price: 449 EUR

Overview: MXF Import QT is the most expensive plugin, it mainly works as MXF file reader for QuickTime. It can help you to access or open a broad range of MXF variations to the QuickTime movie format. This feature enables you to open MXF files with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Server and other solutions. We find the MXF Import QT can open MXF files recorded by Panasonic P2 (OP-Atom), Sony XDCAM (OP1a), and Avid Media Composer. Some MXF files are not supported. Note: This MXF Import QT is so expensive and complicated to use.

System requirements: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8

In order to choose the best one for yourself, the most important point is the easy operation, fastest conversion speed and the high output quality guaranteed. We're happy to give the top 4 MXF Converter for Mac. For Mac users, you can now make a better choice to convert your MXF files to better playing and editing.

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Enable AVI files work well with iMovie on Mac

May 17 2016 , Written by sophializhu520 Published on #avi to imovie el capitan, #editing avi files in imovie, #transfer avi to imovie, #convert avi to aic mov format for imovie, #tips for editing avi on imovie, #enable avi files work well with imovie, #importing avi files into imovie, #best workflow of editing avi videos in imovie

Summary: Have trouble of importing AVI files into iMovie? Don't miss this post on the best workflow of editing AVI videos in iMovie smoothly. 

"I'm using iMovie and try to import a .avi file, 730.5MB. But iMovie keeps saying that "None of the selected files or folders can be imported. Change the selection and try again." What's wrong with it? Does iMovie support AVI files? If not, any way to fix this issue? Thank you in advance!" 

In fact, AVI compresses the video with non-conformant compression standard and different video codecs among which some codecs like DivX, Xvid etc are not compatible with iMovie. While iMovie only imports AVI files encoded with Motion JPEG. That is why sometimes you may get stuck in the copying process when importing an file to iMovie. 

On the other hand, since Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) is the the most compatible codec introduced by Apple which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, so in order to edit all kinds of AVI videos in iMovie smoothly, you can try converting AVI to iMovie acceptable file format like AIC .mov on Mac initially. 

To fulfill your task, you can just get Brorsoft's Video Converter for Mac, a powerful video converter, editor and player. It offers an optimized preset Apple Intermediate Codec .mov for iMovie for easy access. Besides converting AVI video to iMovie supported videos with optimized settings while keeping the video quality, the all-in-one and easy-to-use toolkit can convert all other popular video formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, ASF, M2TS, VOB, etc. to iMovie natively supported video formats on Mac OS X (El Capitan included) with fast encoding speed. See how below about converting AVI files to iMovie format. 

How to Convert AVI files for editing in iMovie smoothly 

Step 1. Load AVI files 

Drag & drop AVI files to the program directly. Or go to the "File" menu, choose "Add Video" to locate the AVI files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion. 


Step 2. Select the output format 

You can choose iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 directly. 


Tip: Furthermore, you are provided some useful edit functions cropping, trimming, adding watermark, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing. 

Step 3. Start AVI to iMovie conversion on Mac 

Click the "Convert" button to start the AVI to AIC conversion. Just in a few minutes, you make it. 

Step 4. Import AVI into iMovie 

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie,choose File > Import > Movies…, to import the converted AVI video into iMovie; prepare for editing. You will find that it’s just a piece of cake to edit AVI files in iMovie. 

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GoPro HD/4K MP4 to Adobe PPro - Working with GoPro Hero4/Hero3/Hero2 and Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5

May 10 2016 , Written by sophializhu Published on #GoPro HD movies with Adobe Premiere Pro compatibility, #gopro hero 4 mp4 files to premiere pro cc, #work gopro hd mp4 files with adobe premiere pro, #importing gopro hero 3 mp4 to premiere cs6, #editing gopro hero 2 videos in premiere pro cs5, #gopro 4k files editing tips in premiere pro, #get adobe ppro work well with gopro hd footages, #work gopro hd 4k movies on mac el capitan

Here I share a simple guide on how to convert GoPro HD Hero4/Hero3/Hero2 MP4 files for Adobe Premier Pro CC, CS6, CS5 editing smoothly on Mac OS X ( El Capitan included). If you’re facing the issues, read on to find the answer.

Have you recorded some video clips with GoPro Hero4/Hero3/Hero2? Besides taking photos during the trip, you can use the camera to record full HD or 4K MP4 videos. The GoPro Hero4/Hero3/Hero2 cameras offer us high quality videos, it is great for sharing with friends and family. But, some users may want to import GoPro Hero4/Hero3/Hero2 HD/4K footages to Adobe Premiere for editing, you may also have this need. In this case, you will encounter problems, as the GoPro Hero4/Hero3/Hero2 recorded 4k/1080p MP4 files can’t be supported by Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5.

After searching , a quick workaround is to transcode MP4 clips into Adobe Premiere Pro compatible format and relink against the transcoded version. To do that, a MP4 file converter is needed.

Among so much software on the market, it is strongly suggested using Brorsoft GoPro MP4 Converter for Mac. I tried the trial and it worked so I bought it right away I have no complain, the program works fine in 4k/1080p .mp4 to .mpg conversion for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, it provides optimal presets like ProRes for FCP, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid MC on Mac OS X. Moreover, it allows you to do simple editing to the videos such as cropping, altering video dimension, adding special effect, and adjusting video or audio parameters like Video Resolution/Frame Rate or Audio Sample Rate freely as you like. It has never disappointed any users in due to its splendid performance and easy-to-use operation which goes as below:

(P.S. If you only want to deal with GoPro MP4 footages on Windows Editors: Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker and Pinnacle Studio, etc, just try Brorsoft GoPro MP4 Converter.)

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Convert/Import GoPro HD Hero2/Hero3/Hero4 HD/4K MP4 files to Premiere Pro

Step 1: Add Gopro MP4 video files

Install and launch the GoPro HD MP4 converter and load source MP4 clips to it.

Step 2: Choose output 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 GoPro MP4 video conversion

Click "Convert" button to start encoding Gopro HD MP4 video to MPG/MOV/WMV for importing to Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files and then import the converted GoPro MP4 files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing

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Fix issues of iMovie won't import Nikon D5/D500 4K MOV footage

May 6 2016 , Written by sophializhu Published on #nikon d500 to imovie, #work nikon d500 mov 4k files with imovie, #import d500 4k mov to imovie, #editing nikon d5 4k mov in imovie, #imovie won't import nikon d500 4k mov footage, #fix importing issues with nikon d500 and imovie, #best workflow with nikon 4k mov and imovie, #convert nikon 4k mov to aic mov for imovie, #transcode nikon d500 4k mov for imovie

Summary: Have trouble of importing 4K MOV video files from Nikon D5/D500 camera to iMovie: error messages pop up? program crashes? computer get overheated? If you are stuck in such troubles, won't miss the below post on the best workflow of editing Nikon D5/D500 4K MOV footage in iMovie.

The Nikon D500 and full-frame D5 are the first Nikons to offer support 4K UHD capture at 3840 x 2160 at 30p/25p/24p. Both of them has the capacity to record UHD 4K video using the H.264 codec and MOV container video format. As a iMovie user, chances are you concern about the workflow of Nikon D5/D500 4K footage with iMovie: does iMovie support Nikon D5/D500 4K editing? Unfortunately, the result may lets you down:

"Hello, recently I bought the Nikon D5 DSLR and have used it recorded some 4K videos and 1080p MOV videos, the image quality is very excellent. Today I need to import Nikon D5 4K files and 1080p files to iMovie and edit the footages with iMovie, but after I loaded the videos, I find the iMovie can't edit Nikon D5 files smoothly, what's the reason? Are Nikon D5 videos not well supported by iMovie? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!"

To be frank with you, H.264 MOV videos from Nikon D5/D500 beyond the compatibility of iMovie, and what's more, handling 4K clips in iMovie is extreme taxing and needs more advanced system requirements. In view of such factors, to ensure a smooth workflow of importing and editing Nikon D5/D500 4K files in iMovie, the recommended suggestion is to compress and convert D5/D500 4K media to Apple InterMediate Codec before editing. Supposing you are confused about that, this tutorial aims to take the Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac as example to walk you through the process of encoding Nikon D5/D500 4K recordings to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.

Above all, this Brorsoft progam is a top Mac Nikon 4K H.264 MOV Converter. It supports transcoding all Nikon 4K and 1080p MOV files to AIC .mov for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, and more. For my promise, the converting speed and output quality definitely make you satifised! So without further ado, let's begin our task.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Guide: How to encode Nikon D5/D500 4k video to AIC for iMovie?

Step 1: Open up Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac as a Nikon 4k Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, you can directly drag & drop the files onto the main interface, or you can click the "Add" icon to locate the videos from your local disk. Note that batch conversion is supported, so you can add several files to the converter at one time.

Step 2: Set output video format

Click the Format column to select output format "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as the best compatible video format for editing 4K in iMovie.

Tips: Hit the Settings icon, start to adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. For smoothly editing 4K videos in iMoive, you're highly suggested to compress 4K to 1080p. Or you can keep its 4K resolution if you like.

Step 3: Begin Nikon D5/D500 4k UHD video files to AIC MOV Conversion on Mac

When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.

Tips: If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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