Monday, August 17, 2015

Most Efficient Way to Edit Blackmagic 4K ProRes, DNxHD MXF in Cyberlink PowerDirector 10/11/12/13

This tutorial will help you edit BM (Blackmagic) footages ( DNxHD MXF, ProRes 422 MOV, QuickTime MOV, H.264 MP4 )in Cyberlink PowerDirector 10/11/12/13 on Mac OS X ( El Capitan & Yosemite included).

I use Cyberlink PowerDirector to process all my Video files because it is much faster than AVID, Premier, or Vegas.

Question 1 :

"We are using a BlackMagic studio camera and recording ProRes to SSD (HyperDeck)

Will Cyberlink PowerDirector capture/import, etc. this format for editing.

Thanks. "

Question 2:

"Does anybody have experience in this:
I am planning to use Blackmagic 4k camcorder, and need to choose between Apple ProRes and DNxHD codec for output. Can either of these codecs be imported to PowerDirector 10 or 11 - and then edited there and finally output to any format PowerDirector supports ? If not, is there any workaround?

No worries, in the following pages, i will introduce you the best workaround to encode Blackmagic DNxHD MXF, ProRes 422 MOV, QuickTime MOV, H.264 MP4 to Cyberlink PowerDirector for editing.

To solve the issues, you need to convert Blackmagic 4K video to MPEG-2 for Cyberlink PowerDirector as primary delivery format. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Blackmagic 4K footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. If you work Blackmagic 4K files in PD on Windows, please get Brorsoft Video Converter. Below is the detailed guide on transcoding Blackmagic 4K files to PowerDirector friendly video formats.

PS: Refer to 4K Workflow column to get all-round solutions and workflows to play, edit, convert and share 4K Ultra HD videos in Windows/Mac.

Download Blackmagic 4K Video Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Converting Blackmagic 4K files to Cyberlink PowerDirector 10/11/12/13

Step 1: Import source 4K videos

Run 4K to Premiere Converter for Mac and click "Add Video" and load your 4K video files into it. It also supports joining several videos into a single file.

Step 2: Select the output format

Click the Format bar to select output format- Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for editing raw 4K in PD with natively supported video codec. Of course, you can also choose MPEG-4, WMV from “Common Video” as the output format.

Tips: 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. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 3: Start converting 4K footage

Click the "Convert" button to start the Blackmagic 4K ProRes to MPEG-2 conversion.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Cyberlink PowerDirector on your computer, choose "File > Import to import converted Blackmagic 4K files in PowerDirector 10/11/12/13 for further editing.

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