Thursday, May 29, 2014

MKV file not Playing in FCP-How to Convert MKV to Final Cut Pro (Final Cut Express included)

MKV to Final Cut Pro on Mac: A detailed guide to show you how to convert MKV to FCP on Mac (Lion included), so you can freely use your MKV videos on Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express etc.
Final Cut Pro (Final Cut Express included) normally can recognize a few file formats like DV, MOV, M4V, MP4 and some AVI, MKV files from cams. So when you have some MKV files unaccepted by your Final Cut Pro, you can convert MKV to Final Cut Pro (Final Cut Express) on OS X (Mac OS X Lion included).

To rewrap MKV to ProRes, you will need a practical converter to make it. Well, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a powerful MKV to ProRes .mov converter which can fast convert MKV to ProRes with high quality. Don’t worry about the quality loss. It supports batch conversion and setting relative output parameters before starting conversion. It not only can finish conversion between MKV and ProRes, but also guarantee the output files without audio and video out of sync issues. Plus, it also supports encoding AVI/WMV… to ProRes for Final Cut Pro. Here I share with you a simple guide on how to convert MKV to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP on Mac OS X(Mavericks).

Converting 1080p/720p MKV to ProRes using in FCP 6/7/X

1. Load MKV files to the Program

Download, install the MKV to FCP converter. As long as you launch it, the following main interface will pop up. Now you can click on “Add” button to import MKV files which you want to convert into this program.

Step 2. Choose ProRes as output format

Hit the drop-down list of “Format” to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac.

Step 3. Set advanced settings

By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output ProRes MOV files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 4. Start MKV to ProRes conversion

As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press “Convert” button to start conversion with the best MKV to ProRes Converter. You can follow the conversion process via the pop-up windows.

After conversion is done, simply click “Completed” to back to main interface, and click “Open” button to find generated ProRes files and then edit with Apple Final Cut Pro flawlessly.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

DivX & Sony Vegas- Can I import DivX to Sony Vegas Pro directly

Summary: Here is a tutorial for those who have been having trouble while trying to play, edit DivX files in Sony Vegas Pro; get some tips and tricks.

I've tried looking it up and I can't find out how to get Vegas Pro to load videos encoded by DivX... There were videos saying to download a new aviplug.dll to replace with the existing one and it will work but it didn't for me. I've tried many codecs and DviX is the only one that gives me 30FPS on my recordings, keeps file sizes small, and doesn't give me much stuttering in game. So, what I want is a solution that I can open and edit DivX in Sony Vegas Pro smoothly.

From someone’s shared tutorial I know that there are a lot of exotic video codecs in use and Vegas cannot decode them all - mainly because it would cost too much to pay for the licensing involved, which would add to the cost of buying the program. The two biggest culprits are DivX and Xvid - Vegas can't read these. So you will have to either convert DivX to Sony Vegas Pro easily readable video codec, or record your original video files using a codec/format that Vegas already likes.

Since I stick with my DivX encoded videos, what I can do is to transcode DivX to Sony Vegas Pro edit-friendly format like MPEG-2. To finish the DivX codec conversion, I applied Brorsoft Video Converter.

As far as I know the program is one of the best DivX converter on the market. With it, you can effortlessly transcode DivX files to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create a Sony Vegas friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Sony Vegas, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/Premiere Element, AVI for Pinnacle Studio, WMV for Windows Movie Maker and more NLE systems for native editing.

Convert DivX encoded videos to Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1: Add source videos

Install and launch the DivX to Sony Vegas converter then load source .divx 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 Sony Vegas. MOV, WMV are also the proper choice.

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 DivX video conversion

Click “Convert” button to start encoding DivX video to MPG/MOV for importing to Sony Vegas Pro 9/10/11/12. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted DivX footage into Sony Vegas Pro to do further editing.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sony XDCAM PXW-X180 work in Premiere Pro-Editing Sony X180 xavc footage to Adobe Premiere

Check out this guide to Learn how to edit XAVC footage from Sony XDCAM PXW-X180 camera in Adobe Premiere Pro by converting the video files to a Mac most compatible format.

Sony new XDCAM PXW-X180 camera is a three-chip 1/3" CMOS camera which records MPEG HD422 at 50 Mbps, as well as XAVC, AVCHD, and DV on SxS cards in dual slots. It has a third card slot which records proxy files to SD cards, which can be sent over wifi from the camera. You can also remotely control the camera from a smartphone app. It has a continuously variable ND filter as well.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC footage to Adobe Premiere Pro friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

It works as the best Sony XAVC converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks(10.9). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony PXW-X180 XAVC files to ProRes for FCP (X), DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe, AIC for iMovie/FCE. Plus, it can also help you to convert MTS, XDCAM, DV files from Sony PXW-X180 to MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, etc videos for different uses.

How to Losslessly Convert Sony XAVC to Premiere Pro on Mac

1. First, download and install Brorsoft Vide Converter for Mac.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Launch the Sony XAVC Converter for Mac and click add button to import XAVC clips to the program for converting.

2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format. For editing Sony XAVC in Adobe Premiere, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.

3. Set proper video/ audio parameters. Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting XAVC from Sony PXW-X180 to Premiere Pro compatible format immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Adobe Premiere perfectly.

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