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Ultimate Way to share ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos on Youtube/Vimeo

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The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head which is an effort to raise funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It went viral throughout social media during mid 2014.

As the he Ice Bucket Challenge serves as a spectacular splash in the face to raise awareness about all charities with which the public may not be familiar, so I want to take my camcorder to record ALS Ice Bucket Challenge some videos. After coming back home, I can upload recorded these videos to YouTube/Viemo for sharing with my friends and families and promoting this activity.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Then what’s the ultimate Way to fast upload recorded ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos to Youtube/Vimeo?

Most often, people are willing to take the HD camcorders like JVC HD camcorder, Sony HD camcorder, Panasonic and Canon HD camcorder to record video. These video camcorders will help them obtain the high definition videos, such as mod, tod, mts, m2ts and other video formats. To upload Ice Bucket Challenge videos to YouTube/Viemo, the first question you facing is how to make those HD formats to become the supported video formats of YouTube/Vimeo like MP4, FLV and so on.

Best Way to Realize the Uploading Ice Bucket Challenge videos to YouTube/Viemo

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the top Ice Bucket Challenge Video Converter to convert the HD camcorder videos to YouTube/Viemo supported video formats like MP4, FLV, which solves the problem of how to upload Ice Bucket Challenge videos to YouTube/Viemo and helps all of us promoting awareness of the disease. What’s more, it can convert videos between almost all video formats, be it of standard or high definition, which means you can enjoy Ice Bucket Challenge videos on portable devices anytime and anywhere. You may not help yourself loving its simple interface and fast speed in converting the Ice Bucket Challenge videos. The mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac.

Guides on converting ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos to YouTube FLV/MP4 Easily and Quickly

Step 1. Free download Pavtube Video Cnverter Ultimate, install and launch the program.

Once you run it, click “Add Video” button to load the Ice Bucket Challenge videos files you’d like to convert. When the video filess are loaded to the program, you can preview the videos.

Upload Ice Bucket Challenge videos to YouTube/Viemo

Step 2. Select FLV/MP4 as output format for uploading to Youtube/Vimeo.

Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. To maintain HD video quality, simply follow “Flash Video” -> “FLV-Flash Video Format(*.flv)”. Or you can choose “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” from “Common Video” option.

Youtube/Vimeo supported format

Step 3. Customize the A/V parameters based on your personal requirements.

Adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate or codec to meet your requirement by clicking “Settings”.

Step 4: Start converting Ice Bucket Challenge videos to Youtube/Vimeo.

After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to convert Ice Bucket Challenge videos to Youtube/Viemo compatible FLV/MOV/MP4 format.

The Ice Bucket Challenge Video Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple Ice Bucket Challenge videos files and convert Ice Bucket Challenge videos to FLV/MP4 at one time. You may also merge them into one file by checking the box “Merge into one file” before conversion starts. After conversion you can click “Open” button to get the generated FLV/MP4 files for uploading onto YouTube/Vimeo and shareing with your friends and families.

What a meaningful thing you have done!

What’s more?

Luckily, here is a third-party professional DVD Creator from Pavtube which can burn ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos directly into files to DVD for saving or sent for sharing. With this efficient DVD burner, you can easily burn your Ice Bucket Challenge videos files without any loss, quick in time, and output in amazing high quality for watching.

For beginners, please switch to the online guide about how to use dvd creator for burning your videos.

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Using DaVinci Resolve to Make Your Documentary Footage Shine

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In the process of narrative filmmaking, a talented cinematographer can achieve the desired aesthetic through closely controlling the characteristics of light, color, and composition. And DaVinci Resolve is a high end color grading application that is used to correct and enhance the color of film and video. It has been used to color grade more feature films and TV spots than any other system and is considered to be the benchmark or gold standard upon which all systems are measured.

DaVinci Resolve Tutorial

In this tutorial, an older version of DaVinci Resolve- Resolve 9 is used.

With Resolve 9, DaVinci sports a better user interface that makes it easy to run, regardless of whether you are an editor, colorist or DIT working on set. DaVinci Resolve 9 comes in two basic Mac or Windows software versions, the $995 paid and the free Lite version. The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera software bundle also includes the full (paid) version, plus a copy of Ultrascope. For facilities seeking to add comprehensive color grading services, there’s also a version with Blackmagic’s dedicated control surface, as well as Linux systems configurations.

Perhaps the most exciting and revolutionary part is the fact that the system once costing in the hundreds of thousands of dollars is now available for free in the Lite version (pick platform, DaVinci Resolve then Lite) from Blackmagic Design (the full license is available for under $1K).

Both paid and free versions of Resolve (currently at version 11) work the same way, except that the paid version offers larger-than-HD output, noise reduction and the ability to tap into more than one extra GPU card for hardware acceleration. Resolve runs fine with a single display card (I’ve done testing with the Nvidia GT120, the Nvidia Quadro 4000 and the ATI 5870), but requires a Blackmagic video output card if you want to see the image on a broadcast monitor.

Work in Resolve 9 generally flows left-to-right, through the tabbed pages, which you select at the bottom of the interface screen. These are broken into Media (where you access the media files that you’ll be working with), Conform (importing/exporting EDL, XML and AAF files), Color (where you do color correction), Gallery (the place to store and recall preset looks) and Deliver (rendering and/or output to tape).

Many casual users employ Resolve in these two ways: a) correcting camera files to send on to editorial, and b) color correction roundtrips with NLE software. This tutorial is intended to highlight some of the basic workflow steps associated with these tasks. Resolve is deep and powerful, so spend time with the excellent manual to learn its color correction tools, which would be impossible to cover here.

Creating edit-ready dailies – BMCC (CinemaDNG media)

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera can record images as camera raw, CinemaDNG image sequences. Resolve 9 can be used to turn these into QuickTime or MXF media for editing. Files may be graded for the desired final look at this point, or the operator can choose to apply the BMD Film preset. This log preset generates files with a flat look comparable to ARRI Log-C. You may prefer this if you intend to use a Log-to-Rec709 LUT (look up table) in another grading application or a filter like the Pomfort Log-to-Video effect, which is available for Final Cut Pro 7/X.

Step 1 – Media: Drag clip folders into the Media Pool section.

Media Pool section

Step 2 – Conform: Skip this tab, since the clips are already on a single timeline.

Look Up Tables

Step 3 – Color: Make sure the camera setting (camera icon) for the clips on the timeline are set to Project. Open the project settings (gear icon). Change and apply these values: 1) Camera raw – CinemaDNG; 2) White Balance – as shot; 3) Color Space and Gamma – BMD Film.

Step 4 – Deliver: Set it to render each clip individually, assign the target destination and frame rate and the naming options. Then choose Add Job and Start Render.

The free version of Resolve will downscale the BMCC’s 2.5K-wide images to 1920×1080. The paid version of Resolve will permit output at the larger, native size. Rendered ProRes files may now be directly imported into FCP 7, FCP X or Premiere Pro. Correct the images to a proper video appearance by using the available color correction tools or filters within the NLE that you are using.

Creating edit-ready dailies – ARRI Alexa / BMCC (ProRes, DNxHD media)

Both the ARRI Alexa and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera can record Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD media files to onboard storage. Each offers a similar log gamma profile that may be applied during recording in order to preserve dynamic range. Log-C for the Alexa and BMD Film for Blackmagic. These profiles facilitate high-quality grading later. Resolve may be used to properly grade these images to the final look as dailies are generated, or it may simply be used to apply a viewing LUT for a more pleasing appearance during the edit.

Camera Raw

Step 1 – Media: Drag clip folders into the Media Pool section.

Step 2 – Conform: Skip this tab, since the clips are already on a single timeline.

Step 3 – Color: Make sure the camera setting for the clips on the timeline are set to Project. Open the project settings and set these values: 3D Input LUT – ARRI Alexa Log-C or BMD Film to Rec 709.

Step 4 – Deliver: Set it to render each clip individually, assign the target destination and frame rate and the naming options. Check whether or not to render with audio. Then choose Add Job and Start Render.


The result will be new, color corrected media files, ready for editing. To render Avid-compatible MXF media for Avid Media Composer, select the Avid AAF Roundtrip from the Easy Setup presets. After rendering, return to the Conform page to export an AAF file.

Roundtrips – using Resolve together with editing applications

DaVinci Resolve supports roundtrips from and back to NLEs based on EDL, XML and AAF lists. You can use Resolve for roundtrips with Apple Final Cut Pro 7/X, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer/Symphony. You may also use it to go between systems. For example, you could edit in FCP X, color correct in Resolve and then finish in Premiere Pro or Autodesk Smoke 2013. Media should have valid timecode and reel IDs to enable the process to work properly.

In addition to accessing the camera files and generating new media with baked-in corrections, these roundtrips require an interchange of edit lists. Resolve imports an XML and/or AAF file to link to the original camera media and places those clips on a timeline that matches the edited sequence. When the corrected (and trimmed) media is rendered, Resolve must generate new XML and/or AAF files, which the NLE uses to link to these new media files. AAF files are used with Avid systems and MXF media, while standard XML files and QuickTime media is used with Final Cut Pro 7 and Premiere Pro. FCP X uses a new XML format that is incompatible with FCP 7 or Premiere Pro without translation by Resolve or another utility.

Step 1 – Avid/Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro: Export a list file that is linked to the camera media (AAF, XML or FCPXML).

Step 2- Conform (skip Media tab): Import the XML or AAF file. Make sure you have set the options to automatically add these clips to the Media Pool.

Step 3 – Color: Grade your shots as desired.

Grade your shots

Step 4 – Deliver: Easy Setup preset – select Final Cut Pro XML or Avid AAF roundtrip. Verify QuickTime or MXF rendering, depending on the target application. Change handle lengths if desired. Check whether or not to render with audio. Then choose Add Job and Start Render.

Step 5 – Conform: Export a new XML (FCP7, Premiere Pro), FCPXML (FCP X) or AAF (Avid) list.

Export a new XML

The roundtrip back

The reason you want to go back into your NLE is for the final finishing process, such as adding titles and effects or mixing sound. If you rendered QuickTime media and generated one of the XML formats, you’ll be able to import these new lists into FCP7/X or Premiere Pro and those applications will reconnect to the files in their current location. FCP X offers the option to import/copy the media into its own managed Events folders.

copy the media into its own managed Events
If you export MXF media and a corresponding AAF list with the intent of returning to Avid Media Composer/Symphony, then follow these additional steps.

Step 1 – Copy or move the folder of rendered MXF media files into an Avid MediaFiles/MXF subfolder. Rename this copied folder of rendered Resolve files with a number.

Step 2 – Launch Media Composer or Symphony and return to your project or create a new project.

create a new project in Avid

Step 3 – Open a new, blank bin and import the AAF file that was exported from Resolve. This list will populate the bin with master clips and a sequence, which will be linked to the new MXF media rendered in Resolve and copied into the Avid MediaFiles/MXF subfolder.

Originally written for DV magazine / Creative Planet Network

Still have issues?

Hereby if we want to edit video from a camera that DaVinci Resolve doesn’t recognize, at least we need to transcode the videos to formats that DaVinci Resolve likes – DaVinci Resolve supported formats , so that we can still import them into DaVinci Resolve. Here Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is specially designed to convert all kinds of videos from your cameras or camcorders in formats like MOV/MTS/AVCHD/MXF/MKV/AVI/VOB H.264 footage into DNxHD mov format for DaVinci Resolve editing with ease.

Enjoy the free tutorial above and use Resolve to quickly fix color issues. If you have any question, write down in the comments!

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How to Import Sony XDCAM PXW-X180 XAVC/MXF in Final Cut Pro X

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‘As a professional camcorder shooter, I’m going to edit some XAVC recoridngs from Sony XDCAM PXW-X180, ‘unknown errors’ happened when I import my XAVC to FCP X for editing. Should I need to convert the XAVC to ProRes MOV as we all know? ‘ Follow the questions mentioned above, we are going to solve the issues taht how to easily edit XAVC in FCP without trouble.


As one of the best editing tools on Mac, FCP indeed has the good ability of editing all video and audio parameters. With the best formats FCP supported, in order to import the Sony PXW-180 XVAC footage to FCP X, why not try to transcode your XAVC to ProRes MOV with a professional XAVC encoder/decoder? Let’s get more details below.

Hot Search: Sony AX-1 4K XAVC to FCP/Sony PXW-X70 to FCP/Song PMW-F55 XAVC to FCP

Part 1. Get Sony XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X

This this Sony Camera Import Plug-in that provides support for XDCAM / XDCAM EX / XAVC files shot on Sony SxS card, allowing viewing and editing capability in Final Cut Pro X. This is the latest plugin for FCP X, added support for XAVC (4K & HD) files.

Free DownloadXAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Apple (PDZK-LT2) Mac OS, Version 1.1.0, 12.4MB


This plug-in requires:

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6 or higher for XDCAM format
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.0.8 or higher for XAVC format

This plug-in supports Sony SxS Card but not Professional Disc.

Part 2. Import Sony XDCAM PXW-X180 XDCAM MXF/XAVC files to Final Cut Pro X without plugin (Recommend)

Then what is the best Sony XDCAM Converter to deal with my XAVC/MXF codec? I searched on the web and find an easy-to-use yet professional software called Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which offers the best way to edit Sony XDCAM PXW-X180 video in FCP X smoothly by effortlessly and flawlessly transcoding XAVC/MXF footage to FCP native ProRes MOV format. It is safe to install and easy to use. Below will show you Sony XDCAM PXW-X180 XAVC/MXF importing and editing workflow in FCP X in details.

Convert Sony XDCAM PXW-X180 XAVC/MXF to Final Cut Pro X for editing smoothly with Apple ProRes 

Step 1.Load Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/MXF files to the Prores Converter

Run Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. Drag and drop the PXW-X180 XAVC/MXF files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.

Sony XDCAM Converter

Step 2. Click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP X

Choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as best video format for editing Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/MXF in Final Cut Pro X as well as good video quality.

best video format for editing in fcp x

Step 3. Start transcoding.

Click “Convert” button to start the conversion from Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/MXF footage to FCP Apple ProRes MOV on Mac OS.

After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to transfer Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/MXF videos in Final Cut Pro X under Mac without problems.

Additional Tips:

1. Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

2. You can click “Settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.

3. If you want to edit Sony XAVC/MXF video in iMovie, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step.

In collusion, XDCAM Professional users can use Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac  in Part II to ingest material into Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X, it will help save the rending time. It will also help you easily edit Sony HD Video recordings in iMovie/FCE, Avid, Premiere Pro for editing.

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Top 5 MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Reviewed 2016

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Updated on April 18th, 2016.

MTS/M2TS format is a high-definition MPEG, AVC, H.264 transport stream video file format which is commonly used by HD camcorders such as Sony, Canon, Panasonic. These files are also present on Blu-ray disc compilations, therefore they are capable of storing quite a large amount of information and data. As a video shooting enthusiast, you probably have lots of MTS files on your Mac. Due to the limited support for MTS file format on Mac, you may be facing these problems: cannot play MTS/M2TS on Mac, or on iPhone; have trouble uploading MTS files to video sharing sites like YouTube.

Best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Review

To resolve all MTS file problems, you can try converting MTS/M2TS to other formats on Mac and playing them directly on Mac. In this case, a top-reviewed MTS/M2TS file Converter Mac is needed.

There are so many Mac AVCHD Converters available now. According to the demonds of our clients, the best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac should be a powerful, easy-to-use, user-friendly and with reasonalle price. For the function of providing the best solution to convert AVCHD mts/m2ts video to Mac editor friendly formats easily and rapidly. After the wide investment, for you to manage your MTS/M2TS files efficiently, we made this MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Review for all the AVCHD camera or camcorder users.

Top 5 MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Review |2016

Top 1. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac – Excellent

Price: $29 

Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

It is the best Mac AVCHD Converter to process MTS, M2TS files from Canon, Sony, Panasonic and JVC cameras on Mac, and convert them to various video formats with preferred video codec for NLE programs on Mac, such as Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Davinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture 3, etc. and get MTS/M2TS video compatible with current fashionable portable devices, such as iPhone 6s/6s plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Note 4, Surface Pro 3. What’s more, it can convert 2D AVCHD to 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI with Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph (Red-Blue) and supports adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle.

System Requirements:

  • Supported Mac OS X 10.5 above (including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard,Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, etc.
  • Processor: 1G Hz or above PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor.
  • Hardware Requirements: 1024*768 or higher resolution display.

As the most popular and one of the best sellers, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac has the reasonable price and high quality.

The bad: Haven’t find any.

Windows Version: MTS/M2TS Converter

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Top 2. Aiseesoft MTS Converter for Mac – Good

Price: $35
Aiseesoft MTS Converter for Mac
Aiseesoft MTS Converter for Mac can convert MTS file to other popular video format like MP4, MPG, 3GP, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, VOB, SWF, DV, M4V, and MOV, etc. on Mac. Also this application supports converting MTS to 3D videos on Mac. You are allowed to convert MTS recordings to other video format that can play well on any portable devices like iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV/PS3/most popular mobile phones. It also has multiple editing functions to help you edit different MTS recordings instead of professional video editing software such as Final Cut Pro, iMovie, etc. most popular video editors on Mac. What’s more, it is convenient to convert any part of your MTS file, crop the video play region to suit for your players, even input watermark, merge, settings and more.

System Requirements:

  • Processor: Intel® processorOS
  • Supported: Mac OS X 10.4 or above
  • Hardware Requirements: 512MB RAM, Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher

The bad:

  • A little Expensive
  • Can’t create Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom 3D video.

Top 3. Tipard MTS Converter for Mac – Good

Price: $40

Tipard MTS Converter for Mac

Tipard MTS Converter for Mac can not only converts MTS to AVI, WMV, MP4, 3GP, FLV, MKV, VOB, DV, etc. but also converts M2TS, TS and HD MPG, HD MPEG, HD MP4, etc to what you need video or audio formats, like AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, AU, FLAC, MP3, M4V, MP2, OGG, WAV, WMA. Besides, it provides many optimized settings and features as well. So that you can customize the advanced output settings, make your own special editing by set video brightness, contrast, saturation, crop video, trim video/audio and even merge multiple files into one file.

System Requirements:

  • Processor: Intel® processorOS
  • Supported: Mac OS X 10.5 or above (highly supports 10.7.3)
  • Hardware Requirements: 512MB RAM, Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher

The bad:

  • PowerPC Processor is not supported.
  • Not supporting Mac OS X 10.8 and Mavericks 10.9
  • Expensive
  • 3D video output not supported

Top 4. AnyMP4 MTS Converter for Mac – Fair

Price: $35

AnyMP4 MTS Converter for Mac
AnyMP4 MTS Converter for Mac, the outstanding and great Mac MTS Converting software, has powerful converting function to convert MTS to other popular video/audio formats on Mac with unparalleled speed and excellent quality. This Mac MTS Converter can also convert M2TS, TS to common video formats for editing on Final Cut Pro, iMovie and playback on iPad, iPhone, iPod for better entertainment.

System Requirements:

  • OS Supported: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Processor: Intel ® processorHardware
  • Requirements: 512MB RAM, Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher

The bad:

  • Expensive
  • 3D video output not supported

Top 5. Alternative MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac – Perfect

Price: $35

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is a useful timeline-oriented video editor and converter. It helps transcode not only camcorder videos, but also MTS, M2TS, M2T, TS, MXF, MKV, MOV, Tivo, AVI, VOB, WMV, MPG, FLV, F4V, 3GP, EVO, VRO, WebM and so on for further editing in non-linear editing software (FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Xpress Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effect C6S, iPhoto, etc.), watching on iOS/Android/Windows tablets and phones, or direct uploading to YouTube. What’s more, with it, you can edit videos through trimming, cropping, adding watermarks, insert subtitles, etc.

  • OS Supported: Mac OS X 10.5 above (including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard,Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, etc.
  • Processor: 1G Hz or above PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor.
  • Requirements: 1024*768 or higher resolution display.

The bad: Not supporting output 3D video.

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Hope the top 5 MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac review would help you, which it the best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to meet your needs? Just get the best AVCHD Converting software to convert your MTS/M2TS files on Mac for watching on iPad, iPhone, iPod, smartphone, MP3/MP4 player or editing in FCP, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Coposer, etc. without any hassle. Now do you best to make your digital media life colorful!

Comparison chart with detailed comparison parameters for you to make a reference:

Software Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Pavtube Video Converter for Mac Aiseesoft MTS Converter for Mac Tipard MTS Converter for Mac AnyMP4 MTS Converter for Mac
Price $29 $35 $35 $40 $35
Input File Formats
MTS/3D MTS - - -
M2TS/3D M2TS - - -
Output File Formats
Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie/FCE -
Prores Codec for Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Pro X -
Avid DNxHD Codec for Avid Media Composer/Davinci Resolve -
Premiere Pro/Premiere Elements Preset Editing Codec -
H.265 - - -
QuickTime HD Video
H.264 HD
H.265 HD - - -
SBS/TAB/Anaglyph 3D Video - -
Output Device Preset Profile Formats
Apple TV
Android Phones/Tablets
Windows Phones/Tablets
Game Consoles
TV - - -
Adjust Profile Parameters
Video/Audio Codec
Video Resolution
Video/Audio Bit Rate
Video Frame Rate
Audio Sample Rate
Audio Channels
Video Editing Functions
Preview Video
Trim & Crop
Rotate Video Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise
Split & Merge
Add Text/Image/Video Watermark
Adjust Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
Adjust Play Region - - - -
Insert Subtitle - - -
Supported New Mac OS
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan - -
Mac OS X 10.10 Yostemite -
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks -

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Top MXF Converter- Transcode P2 MXF/MXF for editing and playing

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I need help in putting together a procedure to convert a .mxf file and a p2 mxf file into a .mov file for using on my computer and playing on other players. I thought this might be just as easy as downloading a converter that would re-wrap the file, but as I understand it, Canon/Sony/Panasonic uses its own metadata when creating .mxf files and so all converter tools I’ve tested have not been any help. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Convert P2 MXF/MXF

If you have have accumulated many P2 MXF/MXF files, you may find P2 MXF/MXF video is not compatible with most video editing software, media players or portable devices. In fact, MXF format is great to record high-definition videos, but it is not easy to use, which means you can’t direcly open and edit MXF video in professional video editing programs like Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, FCP, iMovie, etc. and mobile devices like iPad, iPhone, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Kindle Fire HD, Nook Tablet, etc.

So, you need to convert MXF to MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, ASF, SWF format which is suitalbe for editing and playing beforehand. To achieve this goal, here I’d like to recommend an excellent MXF converting tool with multi-track feature- Pavtube MXF MultiMixer (or iMixMXF for Mac users) works as a professional your best choice to covnert MXF to any common formats as you want which is native and friendly for editing and playback. What’s more, it is the best Mixer tool which transcode MXF to MKV/MP4/MOV with the preservation of multiple audio tracks of original MXF videos. Other than multi-track preserving features, it is also capable of mixing several audio tracks into one track. Download and install the best Multi-track MXF Converter and Mixer, and then follow the instruction.

Simple Steps to Help You P2 MXF/MXF files to MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, ASF, SWF

Step 1. Load P2 MXF/MXF footages.

Transfer .mxf footage to your computer, and run Pavtube MXF MultiMixer or iMixMXF, click “+” button to load the MXF video files or load the MXF folder .

transcode mxf to mp4

Tip 1: “Merge into one file” can help you to convert several MXF videos into one video. Just select the tasks you need and then check “Merge into one file”, you will get one combination of those videos.

Step 2. Select MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, ASF, SWF format.

Click “Format” menu to find “Common Video”, choose “MOV – QuickTime(*.mov)”, “WMV3 (WMV9)(*.wmv)”, “MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)”, “DivX AVI – Audio Video Interleaved(DivX)(*.avi)” or “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” for output.

H.264 MP4 format

Tip 2: If you want to get multi-track format, choose the corresponding format from “Multi-track” option.

Step 3. Settings.

Click “Settings” you can choose to keep default settings or adjust parameters, like codec, bitrate, channels, etc, according to your different requirements.

Tip 3: If you choose multi-track format and do not need all audio tracks for output, you can click settings and uncheck the audio tracks you do not want for output. To mix multiple audio tracks into one track, go to check “Mix into one track” on the lower left. Conversely uncheck it you will get multiple audio tracks separately.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Click “Convert” button to start converting P2 MXF/MXF footage to MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, ASF, SWF videos, after a while go to “Open” button to locate the generated files.

Now, you have success converted the MXF files, and you can playback and edit them with any video editing software and players! Just have a try! Also read how to convert P2 MXF/MXF files to FCP X, iMovie/FCE and Avid Media Composer.

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Can VLC Media Player correctly play MKV video files

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If you have downloaded some MKV HD movies that you would like to put them on players like VLC Media Player for playback, you may wonder if VLC can correctly play MKV videos. VLC is the most popular open source media player on the internet. In fact, as it is claimed on VLC official site, VLC does support MKV files. However, sometimes, we still have trouble in playing MKV in VLC.

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For example, if your MKV files is HD or the file length is long, when add or import MKV to VLC, VLC player says MKV doesn’t have cook audio codec and more. And the videos will be loaded for a while, and then VLC freezes and I have to force quit.

Then how to solve the problem? Here are three possible solution to Successfully Play MKV in VLC.

Solution 1: Change Parameters

If the MKV file that is skipping is playing from a local hard drive, choose the “All” settings at the bottom of the dialog to show all of the options, then navigate to Input / Codecs -> Access modules -> File.

The caching value here is set in milliseconds, so setting the value to 1000 will buffer for 1 second (the default is 600, or 0.6 seconds). The problem with setting this option too large is that if you want to manually skip to a new point in the file, there will be a larger lag while the content is buffered again.

Solution 2: Disable hardware decoding

Some users resolve choppy VLC Playback on mkv files by disabling hardware decoding. Normally you would want hardware acceleration of the decoding process, but in some cases, it can conflict with your drivers, and it is worth a try.

Solution 3: Convert MKV to VLC most friendly format

In order to add MKV files to VLC Media Player for playback, the most effective and easy way is to convert MKV to VLC playable format. Along with some help from third-party software. With Pavtube Video Converter, a great MKV Converter for VLC, you can easily achieve your goal smoothly.

Related topic: Play MKV with AC3 on VLCPlay 4K Video with VLC | Play H.265/HEVC with VLC | Play MXF with VLC

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The following guide shares with you how to encode 1080p/720p MKV to VLC Media Player for playback step-by-step.

Step 1. Install and launch the MKV Converter for VLC, and click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button to load your MKV files. The software supports batch converison so that you can add several MKV files to convert at one time.

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Step 2. Click on “Format” boarder to set output format.

Now that we’re converting MKV for VLC Media Player, a recommended format is “DivX AVI – Audio Video Interleaved(DivX)(*.avi)” or “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” from “Common Video” option.

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Step 3. Finally click on “Convert” button to start converting MKV to MP4/AVI for VLC Media Player.

In this way, you can get MKV files playable on VLC without problems. We hope this short article will bring some new multimedia life to your VLC Media Player.

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Import AVCHD MTS, M2TS, M2TS, TS to Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS X

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AVCHD is a highly compressed video formats and usually recorded by camcorders like Panasonic, Canon, Sony, JVC, Hitachi, etc. And Final Cut Pro is a professional non-linear editing software application. You may face the rendering problem when editing AVCHD MTS, M2TS, M2TS, TS files in Final Cut Pro X. For example you can import AVCHD files to timeline and play the video in real-time, but when you change the opacity or apply effects, you will notice the strange and it is rendering in FCP X.

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The article is a step by step guide, showing you how to convert AVCHD MTS, M2TS, M2TS, TS to Final Cut Pro X on Mac. And in order to keep the excellent quality of the files, it employs a professional AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac to be the assistant. Moreover, this Mac program has preset for Final Cut Pro X.

How to convert AVCHD MTS, M2TS, M2TS, TS for importing and editing with FCP X?

1. Run Pavtube AVCHD MTS Converter for Mac as the best AVCHD Converter for FCP >> Read Review . As soon as its main interface appears, click “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon to load your MediaPortal recorded MTS, M2TS, M2T, TS files that stored on your computer.

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2. Choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format from “Final Cut Pro” option as the best codec with editing MTS, M2TS, M2TS, TS footage in FCP X.

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3. Click “Convert” to start AVCHD to FCP conversion.

Once the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to find out the generated files with ease.

How to import the converted MTS, M2TS, M2TS, TS files to FCP X for further editing?

Launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted MTS, M2TS, M2TS, TS files to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add. Now you can freely use your AVCHD MTS, M2TS, M2TS, TS files on Final Cut Pro X.

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BDMagic for Mac 30% OFF as 2014 Back to School Unique Gifts

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Now it’s almost time to back to school, have enjoyed a color and meaningful Summer break? Let’s get ready and be excited for another great term! Meanwhile, after a long summer holiday, are you looking forwared to see everyone and prepare some cool gifts for your classmates or teachers?

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The giveaway includes Blu-rays, DVDs and HD Videos related software which will give you great experience when enjoying these videos and movies on Android/Apple/Windows devices. Besides that, you will have no worry about any compatibility issues when editing the MTS/MOV/MXF  files in Mac editors(FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, etc.), and Windows editing programs (Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro, Movie Maker, etc.)!

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Windows 9 Rumors: Top 5 Business Features

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For plenty of businesses, Windows 8 is a tough sell. A focus on a new touch-optimized interface required users to relearn how to navigate Windows, and the removal of key interface elements left even savvy workers feeling confused.

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Now, Microsoft hopes to reclaim the workspace with Windows 9, a brand-new version of Windows expected to launch sometime later this year. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed many details about its next major release, but leaks and rumors have given us an idea of what to expect. That potentially includes the ability to disable Windows 8′s intrusive Start screen and the addition of a voice-activated virtual assistant. While we wait for more details, here are five rumored features for Windows 9 that could make it better for work.

Return of the Start menu

Windows 9 is likely to be more familiar to Windows veterans, if rumors are true. Reports suggest that the classic Start menu — the same small menu that pops up when you click the Start button in every version of Windows prior to Windows 8 — is set to return in the new release.

That’s a big departure from the touch-based, full-screen Start menu Microsoft launched with Windows 8. The so-called “modern” Start menu features big, colorful tiles for launching touch-optimized modern apps, which are totally separate from their desktop counterparts. The result was a mixed-up user interface that required users to relearn how to navigate Windows — and that made businesses wary of adopting the platform. That’s why Microsoft may be set to bring back the classic Start menu, which lets you launch applications without pulling you away from the desktop.

Meanwhile, a related rumor suggests that Microsoft is set to ax the Charms menu, a hidden menu in Windows 8 that gives you quick access to options such as Shut Down and Search. On touch-screen devices, the menu is accessed by swiping in from the right side of the screen. But the menu is awkward on desktop PCs, where users often accidentally activate the menu when moving their mouse near the right side of the screen.


Cortana, a virtual personal assistant, debuted on Windows Phone 8.1 this year as Microsoft’s Answer to Siri on the iPhone and iPad, and Google Now on Android devices. Now, rumors suggest that the productivity-boosting application is making its way to the desktop for Windows 9.

Cortana helps you be more productive by letting you perform a huge variety of actions using voice commands. If the app is included in the next version of Windows, it might appear on your taskbar so you can activate the command prompt with a click. From there, you’ll presumably be able to issue a voice command using your computer’s built-in microphone, or simply type a command, just like on a Windows Phone device.

On a mobile device, you can ask Cortana about the weather forecast, set an alarm or simply perform a Web search using voice commands. It can also push notifications to you, such as alerts about upcoming appointments or even flight delays. Only time will tell which new functionality might debut with a desktop version of Cortana.

Context-sensitive interface

The return of the classic Start menu doesn’t mean the death of the modern Start menu. Instead, Windows 9 may default to different menus depending on which type of device you’re using. That makes sense: The classic Start menu is better suited for office workers in the desktop environment, whereas the touch-optimized modern menu, along with touch-based modern apps, are better on touch-screen tablets. According to some rumors, desktop users will still have the option of accessing the full-screen Start menu, and even running modern apps — but the interface won’t be thrust upon them like it was in Windows 8.

But what about hybrid devices such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, which can be used as either tablets or desktop computers? One rumor suggests that the Windows 9 interface could change depending on how you’re using it. When you have a keyboard attached, it might default to the Windows desktop with the traditional Start menu, and when you’re using your device in tablet mode, it would default to the modern, full-screen Start menu, to give you quick access to touch-based apps.

Mobile continuity

Windows Phone isn’t the most popular smartphone platform, but it is a solid pick for business users since it’s potentially more secure than Android, and integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office. But so far, the platform has been mostly disconnected from the desktop Windows environment. Microsoft has hinted that the next version of Windows could help unify mobile and desktop Windows devices. Part of that integration includes a single app store for smartphone and PC apps, though it’s not yet known what other ways Windows 9 might interact with Windows Phone.

For example, Apple recently announced that the next version of its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, will connect wirelessly to your iPhone or iPad, letting you instantly continue working on a document or email when you leave one device and pick up another. Is it possible that Microsoft could implement similar functionality in its next OS release?

Virtual desktop support

Virtual desktops are a handy organizational tool that are already available on Mac computers. Now reports indicate they’re headed to Windows 9. In a nutshell, virtual desktops let users create multiple active desktops and toggle between them with a mouse click. That means you can quickly switch between different groups of applications that you use for different tasks, without cluttering up your task bar. That functionality can already be achieved using a third-party program, but this will mark the first time that virtual desktop functionality is baked right into Windows, if the reports are true.