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XAVC Premiere Workflow: Import and Edit XAVC with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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What is XAVC codec?

XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. We can record 4K resolution with XAVC codec. 

Software Supported

Software that will support XAVC include Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Avid, Quantel, Grass Valley’s EDIUS Pro 7, Sony Vegas Pro 12, and Rovi MainConcept SDK. Obvious, we can’t import and edit XAVC codec video in Adobe Premiere.

XAVC Premiere Workflow

Don’t worry, there are still some cost effective but simple ways for you to import XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro CC. To avoid these problems or limit, it will be better to convert Sony XAVC codec to a more “edit” friendly codec for Premiere Pro CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC. Pavtube Video Converter (Top 10 Best Video Converter for Windows Review)is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC Converter for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. It’s able to convert XAVC from any camcorder to Premiere more compatible format MOV/WMV video. Besides, it might help you convert XAVC to other frequent formats like M4V, MOV, FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV etc. 

If you are Mac user, you want to transcode XAVC to FCP X, iMovie, Avid, FCE and more NLE programs, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.

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Key Features:

  • Three simple clicks to convert 4K XAVC videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CC compatible formats.
  • Aside from Adobe Premiere Pro CC, you can directly convert 4K XAVC to iMovie, QuickTime, Sony Movie Studio,Windows Movie Maker, Davinci Resolve and more video editors supported formats without additional settings.
  • Edit your 4K XAVC videos before converting them. With the built-in editor, you can trim or crop your videos. And you are able to add subtitles and watermarks to the videos as well.
  • Perfectly compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000.

Warm tip: The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. It converts multiple video clips at the same time, moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.

Install and run it, you will see the interface. The following is a simple instruction of how to use this Pavtube Video Converter: 

How to Convert and Import 4K XAVC Files to Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Step 1. Add 4K XAVC files

Click “Add Video” button to load .mts files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.



Step 2: Choose output format and specify output folder

Choose output format for your specific usage. For example in this case, click “Format” options to select the best format. It is recommended to select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” for best output format.. If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported m2ts files to one output video.



Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.



Step 3. Start the conversion

Finally, simply hit the big Convert button to start converting 4K XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro CC friendly video formats. 

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to Adobe Premiere Pro CC easily.

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Workaround to Edit M2TS Footage to FCE on Mac

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Just installed FCE. Cannot import or open AVCHD (*.m2ts) files taken by Panasonic. Updated to the latest version of the apps. The error “corrupted or unsupported fies”. Any help will be appreciated.”



M2TS is one kind of video types recorded by Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Canon and other HD camcorders. And the M2TS format bases on the MPEG-2 transport stream and supports 720p, 1080i, 1080p HD video formats.This is probably one of the most common video conversion topics I’ve seen on the boards here since I first started posting. I thought it might be a good time to note on this topic in the hopes that people searching may find this solution.


If you are taking footage from an AVCHD camera that stores its files in an AVCHD structure, DO NOT take the actual stream files out of their folders. DO NOT attempt to import the .m2ts files directly. 

Instead, connect the camcorder to your computer and run your FCE and import the footage that way. The editor will automagically import and transcode the footage from the distribution codec (AVCHD(.m2ts) structure usually storing H.264 video) into an editing codec (Apple Intermediate Codec or ProRES).

If you want to back up your master footage, copy the ENTIRE AVCHD(.m2ts) folder structure to another folder on your system. For example – if your SDHC card contains a Private folder under which all of the folders exist, copy the private folder to a HD with free space on your system. Then you can direct Log and Transfer to look in those folders. 

If you fail to import M2TS videos to Final Cut Express, it’s not surprising since only Final Cut Express 4 and the latter version supports M2TS format (but not in the trial version). >> What the best supported format of Final Cut Express.

If you have already copied the streams out or are using a device that only produces the .m2ts files – to use these files you’ll need to transcode them first. You can use Handbrake, but you won’t have a lot of fun editing unless you transcode a second time to get it from Handbrakes H.264 output into an edit codec.

Normally here I would suggest using Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (Best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Review). This app is able to convert M2TS files from AVCHD camcorders to video formats that supported by Final Cut Express, like Apple Intermediate Codec or ProRES codec MOV, MP4, DV, MPEG, 3GP. 
There are some other options that I’m sure some people will pop on to suggest, but I figured this would be the best and easiest method. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter is designed to convert M2TS to any other popular video or audio format at high fast conversion speed and excellent output quality. No matter you are an expert or novice, you could easily use it for its intuitive interface.

See Also:MP4 to FCE | XAVC S to FCE

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Key Features:

  • Three simple clicks to convert M2TS videos to Final Cut Express compatible formats.
  • Aside from FCE, you can directly convert M2TS to iMovie, QuickTime, Windows Movie Maker and more video editors supported formats without additional settings.
  • Edit your M2TS videos before converting them. With the built-in editor, you can trim or crop your videos. And you are able to add subtitles and watermarks to the videos as well.
  • Perfectly compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Below is a step-by-step tutorial for your to figure out your M2TS Final Cut Express problem.

How to convert M2TS to edit in Final Cut Express Smoothly

Install and run it, you will see the interface.

If your AVCHD (.m2ts) files are in camcorder or camera, first transfer the AVCHD (.m2ts) files to your Mac hard drive. 

Step 1: Add M2TS files to the program

Click the “Add File” button to select the M2TS videos from your hard drive to this program. To save your time, this program supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files at a time.



Step 2: Choose output format and specify output folder

Choose output format for your specific usage. For example in this case, from “Format” drop-down option, choose FCE best editing codec by selecting “iMovie and Final Cut Ex…” > “Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov). If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported m2ts files to one output video.



Step 3: Convert

Click “Convert” button to start conversion immediately. Few minutes later, you will get output video in your destination folder.

After converting M2TS to Final Cut Express. workable formats you can easily import them to your Final Cut Express for editing. Hope you have a good editing experience.

If you are looking for AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for Windows, please click HERE.

Tips

Final Cut Express is non-linear video editing application created by Apple Inc. It is the consumer version of Final Cut Pro and is designed for advanced editing digital video as well as high-definition video. But only Final Cut Express 4 and the latter version supports real-time editing in the MTS format (currently for Intel processors only).

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Tapeless MTS Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7

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MTS files exists among different camcorder manufacturers in former years, some of Sony and Panasonic camcorder still save their videos as .mts files. 



Why MTS Still Exist in Camcorder?

MTS utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVC) video compression codec and either Dolby AC-3 (Dolby Digital) or linear PCM (is used for the lossless encoding of audio data) audio compression codec. It permits MTS video to feature Efficient Reduction in the Size of the data file, provide Sufficient Shooting Time while maintain the High Picture Quality of the HD recording.

What makes MTS an Unique and Advanced Codec Compression (comparing with other Videos like AVC, MPEG-4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc) is that it includes features to improve media presentation such as: Menu Navigation, Slide Shows and Subtitles.

What Should Do for Editing MTS in FCP 7?

Mostly, the MTS footage is encoded with H.264/AVC codec which does not work well with video editing software except for few ones. Despite of this, H.264 codec is acknowledged as a universal codec for camcorder videos, especially for HD contents. The advanced compression method of H.264 results in much less storage and the same picture quality comparing with MPEG-4. However, the highly-compressed content is not so friendly for editing software. 

When you connect your MTS camcorder to the Mac computer, you found the computer recognises your camcorder but FCP 7 cannot. It means FCP 7 will not capture the MTS files directly from your camcorder in this situation. 

These files are very tricky to use, and also very tricky to backup. This is mostly because the file structure of the SD Card must remain intact in order for Final Cut Pro 7 to properly read the videos. Like the below:

I am trying to Ingest .mts files into Final Cut Pro 7.
I dragged all of the files from an SD card onto one of my External Hard Drives.
I open up Final Cut Pro 7, Go to Log and Transfer, Navigate to the AVCHD folder then to the BDMV folder then finally to the STREAM folder. In the STREAM folder sits all of the .mts files. They are all greyed out and I cannot Ingest them. They will not add to the Log and Transfer Window in FCP 7.
What am I doing wrong? How can I Ingest these files into FCP 7 so I can edit with them?
Thanks in Advance.


Then, how to get Final Cut Pro 7 working perfectly with AVCHD MTS footage? A best way is to convert MTS files to ProRes .mov, something ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP 7.

Converting MTS files to ProRes MOV for Editing in Final Cut Pro 7

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (Best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Review) which can be used as a MTS to FCP 7 Converter under Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and lower versions. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HD, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444 for FCP 7, and it works well and converts flawlessly.

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Download and install Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter on Mac. Run this program immediately. Now just follow the step by step guide demonstrate how to convert MTS files to ProRes MOV for Editing in Final Cut Pro 7.

Notes: 
1.When converting video to Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.

2.If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.

Step-by-Step Guide:

Step 1. Click the “Add File” button to select the MTS videos from your hard drive to this program. To save your time, this program supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files at a time. 



Tips: When the MTS files are loaded to the Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter, you can view the videos from the Preview window. Simply select an item and click the “Play” button. When the video is playing, you are allowed to take snapshoot.

Step 2. Choose output format, to edit videos on Final Cut Pro 7 native codec, you are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s best for Final Cut Pro 7 editing. 



Read the difference of ProRes. 

• Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT); 
• Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP; 
• Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422; 
• Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows. 
• Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material. 

Actually, different Apple ProRes codec corresponds to different needs. Here you can refer to this article “Differences among Apple ProRes codec“. 

Step 3. You can click “settings” to adjust the output parameters, like resolution, bitrate, etc. Don’t forget the balance between video quality and size. 



Step 4. Click the “Convert” button to start converting MTS to Apple ProRes 422. After that, click the “Open” button to locate the output files and transfer the files to FCP 7 as usual. 

Launch Final Cut Pro 7, choose File >> Import >> Files…, and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add.

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Converting Videos Shot with AVCHD So You Can Edit them in FCP

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Hi everyone. I have a 2012 imac and I want to edit some video from my Sony hdr-cx160 camera. I’m using Final Cut Pro, but before I start a project, I’ve been doing research on the AVCHD format. Apparently its difficult to edit in because of its compression. I guess I need to convert the format first, but I don’t want to lose any quality at all, otherwise that would defeat the purpose of buying the HD camera. I’ve found a lot of info on various codecs. Some say cineform is the best, some say ProRes, but only for Final Cut Pro, some said I should use QuickTime player to convert to. mov. All I’m really concerned with is what will preserve all of my quality, and work with Final Cut Pro since that’s what I’m using. if anyone can give me advice, id appreciate it!

Assuming you shoot AVCHD (M2TS/MTS) videos to edit them, you have two solutions:

  • Use an editing program that supports AVCHD (M2TS/MTS) videos. I use Premiere pro CS6 for that. Copy the footage onto a hard disk. Be sure to copy the entire file structure of the card instead of just the clips. Then use the Media Browser in Adobe Premiere Pro, or use Prelude, to import the  AVCHD (M2TS/MTS) footage, then the files can be editable in Premiere pro CS6.

If you are not prepare to install and editing your AVCHD (M2TS/MTS) in Premiere Pro CS6, you still want to edit the AVCHD (M2TS/MTS) in Final Cut Pro, though, is easy to solve. Just download the latest version of Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter / Mac Version(read the review)and you’ll be able to convert the AVCHD (M2TS/MTS) files to a more common format – Apple ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro with high video quality. 

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Its features include cut, merge, edit and trim clips features with an option of adding text and music, combine clips to produce single video, change resolution, video bits, frames. This program can also promise you to play AVCHD (M2TS/MTS) files and other video and audio files on different playback devices.

  

You can use a bunch of video converters out there. The only ones I’ve used is Pavtube Video Converter, so I cannot say much about the other converters.

How to Converting AVCHD (M2TS/MTS) into ProRes for FCP

Step 1. Run AVCHD to FCP converter on Mac, and click “File” or the file icon to import AVCHD MTS/M2TS/M2T/TS.



Step 2. Choose compatible format for FCP

Apple ProRes 422, as a member of Apple ProRes family, is well supported by Final Cut Pro. Just click the format bar to follow “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).”



Step 3. Edit AVCHD MTS/M2TS (Optional)

You can edit your AVCHD MTS/M2TS first before importing them to FCP. Click the button “Edit” or the pencil icon to edit AVCHD MTS/M2TS. On the editing interface, you are allowed to cut and get the recording clip you want by trimming, cut off black edges and unwanted areas by cropping, add special effects, inserting subtitles, and add watermarks to make your recordings perfect.



Step 4. Convert to FCP

Click the big button “Convert” on main UI to realize conversion AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP.

Step 5. Import the converted AVCHD files to FCP

Run FCP 6/7/X on Mac, and click “File” > “Import” to add the converted AVCHD MTS/M2TS/M2T/TS to it.

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Can Any Video be Viewed in Virtual Reality Like Oculus Rift

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There are already a number of apps out there both for the 3D VR Glasses/Headsets such as Oculus Rift and for Google Cardboard-style devices which can play a movie in a “virtual theater.”

Basically, it puts you into a seat in front of a giant movie screen. This is particularly useful if you want to watch a movie on your cell phone. 

Next, if you have a movie that’s been filmed in 360 degrees, the YouTube app for Android will automatically convert it into immersive, side-by-side virtual reality view. (iPhone support is reportedly coming… eventually).

If you have a movie that’s been filmed in regular old 3D, you can also watch it with a headset, but it won’t be immersive — you won’t feel as though you’re in the middle of it. At best, you’ll feel as though you’re sitting in a theater wearing 3D glasses, watching a 3D movie.

There are tools to emulate 3D perspective from 2D movies, but have very low expectations. It gets very uncomfortable and most of the times it gets the depth incorrectly. A 2D movie simply doesn’t have enough information to have a software guess what’s the right depth and since you don’t know what’s behind an object, even when it guesses the depth correctly, it won’t look natural.

Play any video files on Oculus Rift with 3D effect

To watch any incompatible file formats such as AVCHD, MXF, Tivo, etc video files on Oculus Rift in 3D effect, you will need to convert these file formats to 3D SBS. Pavtube Video Converter / Mac Version, a comprehensive tool that’s capable of converting various media files to 3D SBS format to watch on Oculus Rift and also other Virtual Reality devices including Samsung Gear VRZeiss VR One, etc.

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Step by step to convert any video to Oculus Rift 3D formats

Download and install Pavtube Video Converter on your computer or Mac (compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and lower versions / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and lower versions). Run this program immediately. We choose the windows version as the guide, Mac version as the same in the steps.

Step 1: Import video.

Import the video files to this program by click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder”. Or you can directly drag and drop the files to the program interface.



Step 2: Output Oculus Rift compatible 3d format.

Tap on “Format” bar and find “3D Video”, there are a lot of format options for you. You can choose the output 3D format according to your phone, here “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” is recommended.



Step 3: Convert Files to Oculus Rift SBS 3D MP4.

Hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start the conversion process.

When the conversion finished, transfer the generated files to your phone to watch on Oculus Rift with the Oculus Live app.

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Upload Sony a7s XAVC S files to Vimeo/Youtube/Instagram

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Is it possible to upload XAVC S 4K MP4 Video to YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram for sharing? If you are looking for an answer to this question, you may wish to read this post. It shows an easy way to make YouTube, Vimeo or Instagramaccept XAVC S 4K media.

“Hi, folks, I’m trying to upload a video clip copied from my Sony A7s XAVC S files to YouTube for sharing. The thing is that YouTube failed to process this XAVC S file and said ‘The video has failed to process, please maker sure you are uploading a supported file type’. Then I try to upload the Sony a7s XAVC S files to YouTube and Instagram, failed too. Does anyone know what I should do to go about this? Any ideas? Any help and suggestion would be highly appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance.”

Currently, with a lot of 4K videos on YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram, more and more people would like to enjoy the high 4K resolution videos. No doubt Sony is the first one who has announced that they have released out the latest 4K camcorders such like Sony Alpha A7S, Sony A77 II, Sony a7 II, Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam, Sony FDR-AX100 4K and Sony FDR-AX1 4K. But how to share 4K XAVC S movies on webs? Now let’s find more details on how to upload XAVC S files to Vimeo, YouTube and Instagram for sharing.

XAVC S can support 4K resolution (4096 x 2160 and 3840 x 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps) and uses MP4 as the container format. Generally speaking, video-sharing websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Instagram accepts video files in format of FLV, AVI, MP4, etc. To be able to upload XAVC S 4K or Full HD MP4 files to YouTubeVimeo or Instagram, an easy and direct way is converting XAVC S recordings to a format that is well supported by the video-sharing websites.

If you guys meet the issues like ‘The video has failed to process, please make sure you are uploading a supported file type’ when uploading your XAVC S files to YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram, do not worry about it anymore. To solve the problems, there is a way out—using the Pavtube Video Converter / Mac Version. By fast transcoding XAVC S to the supported formats for YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram. To illustrate my point better, a step-by-step guideline is specially provided as below you can take a good reference.

You can download a trail version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try follow the step-by-step guide:

    

A quick guide on how to convert XAVC S media to YouTube/Vimeo/Instagram

Step 1: Run Pavtube Video Converter as a professional XAVC S Converter for YouTube/Vimeo/Instagram. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source media, you can double click it to have a review on the preview window.

Step 2: After loading your XAVC S files in. We should come to the output list to find some best output ones for YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. For example, we can choose the ‘Flash Video’>>’FLV Video (*.flv)’ as the best video. While for Vimeo, you can choose the ‘HD Video’>>’AVI HD Video (*.avi) as the right output ones.

Tip: You can click “Settings” to adjust your parameters if you need. But if you do want to keep the original quality of the videos, you can just leave the default settings or choose “original”.

Step 3: Back to the main interface and hit the ‘Convert’ button, here we are going to start the XAVC S conversion work for uploading to YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram to share with your family members or net friends.

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Top 6 Avid Media Composer Plugins for Movie Editing

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Characterized by delivering accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, Avid Media Composer eliminates time-consuming tasks so users can focus on telling a great story with powerful tools and various effects. In order to stretch the legs and hands of this software, there are multiple useful plugins popping-up. Here we’d like to share top 6 Avid Media Composer plugins during the procedure of movie editing.

# 1. Boris Continuum Complete AVX

Boris Continuum Comprehensive 9 AVX provides the most thorough VFX and compositing plug-in collection for Avid Media Composer. A massive 200+ filters are for users including 3D effects like Extruded Text, 3D bit effects and others like image restoration devices, lens flares and illuminations, prize-winning chroma keying and compositing, a complete collection of color improvement devices, time-based impacts such as Optical Stabilizer, warp and perspective results, and blurs, glows, and cinematic impacts. All BCC AVX filters make use of either multi-processing or OpenGL equipment velocity for an interactive results design encounter.

# 2. Digital Rebellion Pro Maintenance Tools for Media

Pro Maintenance Equipment (formerly FCS Maintenance Pack) is an energy pack created to keep your Final Cut Workshop, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony or Adobe Premiere Pro Mac running at ideal performance and help deal with troubles when they emerge.

# 3. The GenArts Sapphire

Pro Maintenance Equipment (formerly FCS Maintenance Pack) is an energy pack created to keep your Final Cut Workshop, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony or Adobe Premiere Pro Mac running at ideal performance and help deal with troubles when they emerge.

# 4. ConoaEasyFX

The six plug-in is for adding impacts to your movie or video. The Conoa EFX Keep Colour plugin permits approximately 4 shades should be removed or kept inside the media. Six very unique plugins to add little effects to the film and video and you can apply any of the layers as the alpha channel and smooth your video! Right now added: Conoa EFX will Keep Color plugin that allows over 4 colors to get subtracted and keep in the media. You can check out the sample here and check out gallery page.

# 5. Waves WLM Plus Loudness Meter

The Waves-WLM Plus Loudness Meter plugin gives precision loudness dimension, metering, adjustment and modification tools for program, motion picture trailers, video games, packaged media and additional.

# 6. Digital Film Tools Super Bundle for Video

The DFT Super Package for Film/Video includes Composite Collection Pro, Film Stocks, Copy, Rays, Refine &zMatte!

When importing and editing the camcorder videos in Avid Media Composer, users always encounter video and audio problems, such as XAVC (.mxf) or XAVC S (*.mp4) format is efficient, but simply isn’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Uncompressed HD format delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a work-flow dead in its tracks. Well, Avid DNxHD format delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises. So, before transferring camcorder videos to Avid MC, you’d better convert camcorder videos to Avid DNxHD for smoothly editing.

Overall, Pavtube Video Converter / Mac Version (read the review) is just one of the best Avid Converter for you to transcode any files for Avid smooth editing. The program is capable of converting camcorder videos to DNxHD for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5 and more.

Key Feature of Pavtube Video Converter:

  • Support nearly all HD/SD video and audio formats to various video and audio format;
  • Make videos & movies & audios compatible with Android tablets/Phones, Apple devices, Windows 10, Mac OS X El Capitan, video game console, websites and more;
  • Edit videos with trim, crop, split, merge and special effects;
  • Process videos and movies in batch even faster and easier;
  • Attach external *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitles into source media for entertainment;
  • Support perfect audio and video synchronization.

The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. It converts multiple video clips at the same time, moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.

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Export iMovie 10 project to WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, WebM, MPG, DivX etc

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iMovie 10 extends more ways to share your video. You can share your video to iMovie Theater, email a movie/trailer/clip, share video to iTunes , export video as a QuickTime file, as well as share a movie online. However, one can on longer able to export iMovie to AVI, MOV in the latest iMovie 10. What if you want to share your homemade videos in your iMovies with your friends who can only play AVI or WMV? And what if your project requires your iMovie video in other video formats like FLV, MKV, MOV, WebM, MPG, Flash, Divx, etc.?

Don’t worry, this article introduces a detailed guide on how to Export iMovie 10 project to WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, WebM, MPG, DivX etc.. Following this guide, it’s easy to Export iMovie 10 to WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV Movie Video in HD/SD. Visit this guide if you have problem of importing AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, AVCHD MTS, MXF, XAVC, etc. to iMovie.

How to Make iMovie 10 Export WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV?

If you want to export iMovie 10 to MOV: Opened the package contents of the iMovie Library, and selected the project you want in MOV format. Then open the folder called Original Media and in there is a .mov file. You can copy the MOV file to anywhere you want.

If you want to export iMovie 10 to WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM, MPG, Divx, etc.: As iMovie can only export movie in MP4 format, you will need first export iMovie to MP4, then you can convert iMovie MP4 to AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM, etc using a free video converter like MPEG Steamclip or a paid professional video converter.

Step-by-Step Guide on how to Export iMovie 10 to WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV

Step 1: Export iMovie 10 to MP4

Highlight the project in the iMovie Library. Then go to File > Share > File. In the dialog that appears, you can set title, description, tag, size of your movie. Click Next and Navigate to the location where you want to save the file, and click Save. Wait for the blue circle activity indicator to finish.

Step 2: Download Video Converter for iMovie 10

Download iMovie 10 Video Converter – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. Install and and launch it.

  

Step 3: Add the exported MP4 files to Video Converter for iMovie 10

Press “Add Video” button to import the MP4 files just exported from iMovie 10. Or you can also drag your files directly to the main interface of the program.



How to convert iMovie 10 to WMV, AVI, FLV or MKV

Step 4: Set video format

Click the drop-down button on the right side of the “Profile” button to choose desired video formats like “WMV – Windows Media Video(*.wmv)” or “AVI – Audio-Video Interleaved(*.avi)” from the “Common Video” category.

To convert iMovie 10 HD video to AVI HD, WMV HD, choose “HD WMV Video(*.wmv)” or “HD AVI Video(*.avi)” from the “HD Video” category.



Step 5: Convert iMovie 10 to WMV, AVI, MKV, FLV, ASF, etc.

Click “Convert” button to start converting iMovie 10 to WMV, AVI, HD WMV, HD AVI, MKV, FLV, ASF, etc.

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Top 40 Keyboard Shortcuts for Final Cut Pro X

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You can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly accomplish many tasks in Final Cut Pro. To use a keyboard shortcut, press all the keys in the shortcut at the same time. 

The most efficient editors tend to master major keyboard shortcuts, without relying strictly upon user interface buttons and commands.  Use this cheat sheet to help ingrain the editing commands you use most in Final Cut Pro X! Top 40 Keyboard Shortcuts for common commands are listed in the table below. 

Operations

Option + N Create a new Event
Cmd + N Create a new Project
Shift + Cmd + D Create a Project Snapshot
Cmd + [plus] Zoom into Timeline or image
Cmd + [ minus ] Zoom out of Timeline or image
Shift + Z Size the Timeline or image to fit in the window
Control + Cmd + 1 Toggle Library and Browser display on or off
Control + Cmd + 3 Toggle Event Viewer open / closed
J – K – L Reverse – Stop – Play the playhead (Tap multiple times to change speed)
S Toggle skimming on or off
N Toggle snapping on or off
V Toggle clip visibility on or off
Control + Y Toggle skimmer info display on/off in Browser
Cmd + 4 Toggle Inspector open/closed
Cmd + 5 Toggle Effects Browser open/closed
Cmd + 6 Toggle Color Board open/closed
Cmd + 7 Toggle video scope display on/off


Editing

I Set the In at the position of the skimmer/playhead
Shift + I Jump the playhead to the In
Option + I Delete the In
O Set the Out at the position of the skimmer/playhead
Shift + O Jump the playhead to the Out
Option + O Delete the Out
Option + X Delete both the In and the Out
M Add a marker
Option + M Add a marker and open the edit marker dialog
E Perform an Append edit
W Perform an Insert edit
D Perform an Overwrite edit
Q Perform a Connected edit
Shift + G Create a connected storyline
Shift + 1 Edit audio and video to the Timeline
Shift + 2 Edit video-only to the Timeline
Shift + 3 Edit audio-only to the Timeline
Option + W Insert a gap at the position of the skimmer/playhead
Control + S Expand/collapse audio from synced video
Option + Control + S Expand/collapse audio components (multitrack audio)
Shift + Cmd + F Play project full screen (ESC to return)
Shift + ? Play a few seconds before and after the skimmer/playhead position


Trimming

A Select the Arrow (selection) tool
T Select the Trim tool
P Select the Position tool
B Select the Blade tool
R Select the Range tool
Shift + X Jump the selected edit point to the position of the skimmer/playhead
[ comma ] / [ period ] Move selected clip or edit point one frame left/right
Shift + [ comma ] / Shift + [ period ] Move selected clip or edit point ten frames left/right


Other cool shortcuts

Cmd + T Add cross-dissolve
Control + T Add default full-screen title
Shift + Control + T Add default lower-third title
Cmd + E Export master file of project



When Final Cut Pro is chosen for your editing job, you may encounter such many problems like no audios, no video images or can’t be imported issues. The thing you should make clear is that Final Cut Pror has it’s best compatible format or codec, for Final Cut Pro, the best compatible format or codec is Apple ProRes(Apple ProRes Codec Types).

There if you make the video you recorded into the best compatible format or codec for the editor you have chosen, the edit job will be easier or more smoothly. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac are high recommend here for you. It is a professional video tool can be convert all the camera video into the editor best compatible format or codec.

Key Features of Pavtube Video Converter.

  • Convert almost all HD/SD audio/video formats: All types of audios and videos (e.g. SD/HD/Tivo/DRV/Camcorder HD footages, etc) to almost any audio and video formats.
  • hange default settings: You can change the parameters such as video size, bitrate, frame rate, and channels for your video file according to your need to get the best output effect.
  • Batch conversion: Handle multiple videos and realize batch conversion to save your time and energy.
  • Merging & splitting: Merge several video clips into one bigger file and splitting one video file into several clips according to the clip quantity, duration time and file size.
  • Create new output format: Adjust profile parameters, rename and save it for future use.
  • Supported OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
  • Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard

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