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Simple and Useful Final Cut Pro Alternative for Mac

Simple and Useful Final Cut Pro Alternative for Mac

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Summary: Final Cut Pro is a professional and powerful video editor, as we all know that it cannot be replaced by any other video editor, however, for many beginners, it is always a litter difficult to familiar with it, you will cost a lot of time to learn how to use it natively. Here in this article we recommend you simple and useful Final Cut Pro alternative instead for the beginner, enable you handle with the video editing work just like a professional editor. 

What is Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro on the other hand, focuses on more technical features, which clearly aim to a professional market. It once started as Macromedia’s effort to create the best professional tool for video editing which later continued to be developed by Apple itself. And they have quite made it. Yes, Final Cut Pro offers a collection of video effects, titles, animations, audio presets and others like iMovie does but much wider and with a superior quality. Also, you will find the capability to extract video from your devices or media easily, only in Final Cut Pro, you will be able to import simultaneously from several of them, or even create a common video source to share with your teamwork on a server, making it the most robust software to exploit the higher-end Mac’s potential.

Multi-cam support for syncing up to 64 simultaneous shots from different cameras, background rendering for your project to be processed as you work rather than after hitting export, professional coding and export options, color, video and audio correction, XML metadata support and many more are exclusives on Final Cut Pro that make it the most complete solution even for a full-lenght movie.

Final Cut Pro Alternative

For many Final Cut Pro beginners, there is a litter difficult to familiar with Final Cut Pro software. Here is a simple and useful Final Cut Pro alternative for you guys–Pavtube Media Magician for Mac. It is a user-friendly package designed for video transferring, compressing, converting and entry-level video editing. It helps you transfer any AVCHD (and other HD cam) videos to Mac HDD, make your own film with some basic editing, and upload your masterpiece to YouTube. Also, it gets your MTS, M2TS, TOD, MOD, MOV, MXF video into the correct format to suit your project of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, etc. No matter you are an experienced videographer or a video-editing novice, you will be very impressed with its easy-to-use process and its compatibility with a wide variety of cameras/camcorders footage, such as MXF, AVCHD*(MTS, M2TS), AVCHD Lite*(MTS, M2TS), MOV, TOD, MOD, MP4, AVI, etc.

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Supported formats:

Media Magician for Mac supports the same import and export formats as Pavtube Video Converter for Mac does.

Split/Merge features:

a). Merge multiple AVI, WMV, MP4, MPG, etc files into one big file.

b). Cut out junk frames from each video and join the rest clips while exporting your self-made film.

c). Export video in AVI, MP4, MPG, MKV, etc with specified quality (high, medium, low quality).


Related program

Pavtube Video Converter / Mac Version: An all-in-one program integrating conversion and editing 4K videos, 1080p/720p MKV, MXF, M2TS, etc. on Mac OS X El Capitan.

Pavtube HD Video Converter / Mac Version: It is designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon), non-protected HD or movies, DVR files (*.tivo) to other file types for playback on popular media devices like Apple TV, PS3, Xobx, Xobx360, WD TV HD Player.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate /iMedia Converter(Mac Version): An all-inclusive converter to complete 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD, ISO, SD/HD/4K Video to m3u8, H.265 MP4, do H.265 to non-H.265 conversion on Mac OS X El Capitan.

Pavtube MXF Converter / Mac Version: can handle MXF/MXF footage produced by Canon, Sony and Panasonic camcorders and convert MXF video files to various video format supported by popular devices such as iPad Air/4/3, iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4, Apple TV 3, Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab S/3/2, Samsung Galaxy S5/S4/S3, Surface RT/Pro, PS4/PS3, WDTV, etc.

Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter / Mac Version:The best MTS converter on the market, which can convert MTS videos and other HD formats to FCP X Apple ProRes codec MOV format, or convert MTS to Avid Media Composer/Adobe Premiere Pro/iMovie native supported video format.

Here we list some more reference Q&A, hope it can be reduce your confuses about this Final Cut Pro Alternative:

Q: I purchased and tried installing your software on a Mac pro with leopard 10.5 and get a message that says: Install Failed – The Installer could install some files in “/Applications”. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.

A: Pavtube has been updated to support the coming Mac Mountain Lion system. This new pkg file may have problem to install on Mac OSX 10.5.8. If you have this problem pls download the special installation file for Mac OSX 10.5.8 from below link. 

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Q: I just purchased Pavtube (so I have the latest version). I am using it to convert my camera video files into a format that is compatible with Final Cut Pro for video editing. But none of the FCP formats seem to work. The conversion takes place but I only get an audio file and no video. Final Cut Pro (nor any other program) cannot open these files. Converting the video files to other formats i.e. Quicktime HD, works perfectly well, but none of the “Final Cut Pro” presets do. Is there something I’m missing or is there a bug in the program? 

A: To convert correctly with Final Cut Pro output formats it is required your computer must be installed with FCP, otherwise there will only be audio without video in the generated file.

Q: Trying to convert MXF files from Canon XF300, the below error messages come up. 

“There are 1 MXF files without source audio files. Please put the relative source audio files to the same directory with the MXF videos, or to the relative Audio folder, and import the MXF video files again. The mentioned MXF video files: If the converted files are abnormalities of voice sound, please contact the customer support.”

There are no more files that I can add and all files are in the same directory with mxf same results with no sound form hard disk after import through canon xf utility or straight from CF card. 

A: This problem has been fixed in latest release on March 19, 2012,pls make sure you are using the latest version. If not, pls download the update from your Pavtube account or contact for a download link of update.

Q: My videos were recorded by my HD camcorder, there are many stripes and noises on the picture after conversion, why should this happen? 

A: Some footage is taken under interlacing mode, and this lead to stripes and lines on the screen. To eliminate the lines, you may follow ‘Edit’ menu-> ‘Effect’ tab and check ‘Deinterlacing’ box before conversion. As to the noise, when you apply the special effect mode “Simple Gauss Blur” from the drop-down list, the noise will be reduced greatly.

Q: What are the differences between the trial version and the retail version? 

A: A trail version converts videos with watermark (the logo of Pavtube) on the screen, output up to 5 minutes lossless videos, and asks if you would like to purchase at each run while a retail version allows you to use freely without putting on watermark. As a customer of Pavtube, you will be reminded to update the software whenever a new version is released. The update is free of charge for lifetime. Besides, your emails will be attended at the first time, your advice and requirements will be much valued when we upgrade the software.

Q: How to combine multiple video clips into one file? 

A: Select the items you want to combine together and check the box of ‘Merge into one file’ before converting the videos.

Q: My widescreen movies (16×9) aren’t staying widescreen after conversion. I don’t want the video to be stretched and made taller. What can I do? 

A: Simply click ‘Settings’ button and set the Video Size to 1920*1080 or 1280*720 before converting the movie.

Q: How can I set the output file name? 

A: Please drag the wanted files to timeline and do necessary settings, go to the conversion task section, create a conversion task and click on the name of the task, and then you can rename it when the text is editable.

Q: How do I install and register the software? 

A: Please find more details at Install and register Mac products.

Q: I am unable to download the program properly. What can I do? 

A: Please check whether your computer has been infected. Take IE as an example, you check your IE settings, click “Internet option…” under “Tools”, and then select the “General” Page, just click “Delete file…”, and it will be OK.

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