Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Edit MXF in HitFilm Pro

Have shot some MXF files with your Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2 or Canon XF camera and wish to load them into the fastest video effects software - HitFilm Pro for some professional post editing workflow. However, although HitFilm Pro has included native import support for MXF files, however, a lot of people still complain that they encounter many problems when editing MXF file with HitFilm Pro.

"I am trying to import some video files in the .mxf format but when imported they are just showing a green screen in hitfilm. The original shots are in 180fps 1080P HD but I believe the codec is the main problem with the files (AVC/H.264)."

"I can't import MXF X-AVC recorded by Sony Z100. Same for 4k CineForm AVIs. HitFilm Pro 2017 just ignores these files when trying to import."

Why HitFilm Pro not fail to read MXF files?

From HitFilm Pro supported import formats, we can see that HitFilm Pro is only able to handle DVCPro HD MXF files. It also means that you will fail to load other MXF file types such as P2 MXF, XDCAM/XDCAM HD MXF into HitFilm Pro.

Transcode unsupported MXF for HitFilm Pro editing

To load P2 MXF or XDCAM/XDCAM MXF into HitFilm Pro for editing, you will need to perform a format transcoding process. Here, you can easily turn to our best Mac MXF Converter - Pavtube iMXF. The program has full importing support for both 4K and HD MXF files shot with Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD, Canon XF, Panasonic P2 and also Panasonic DVCPro HD. The application can assist you to transcode MXF to HitFilm Pro supported editing formats listed below:



AVI (including 10-bit and 12-bit GoPro Cineform (Windows only)
MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC)
QuickTime MOV (including 10-bit and 12-bit Pro-Res (requires that an up to date version of QuickTime is installed on your computer)


Apart from HitFilm Pro, this beneficial application also assists you to convert MXF to other editing software such as Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, etc specially optimized editing codec such as Apple Prores, DNxHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, etc.

Related article: Edit MP4 with HitFilm Pro | Import H.265 to HitFilm Pro | Import Video to HitFilm Ultimate

For those people who wish to preserve the multiple audio tracks or channels, you can use this application to directly export MXF to multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV formats. If you try to load the MXF files to Final Cut Pro X, you can also output Multi-track Apple Prores foramt with multiple tracks and channels, etc.

For Windows users, please switch to download Pavtube MXF MultiMixer to convert MXF for HitFilm Pro 2017 editing on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Step by Step to Convert MXF for HitFilm Pro Editing

Step 1: Load MXF files.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File"menu and select "Add Video/Audio"or click the "Add Video"button on the top tool bar to import sourceMXF video files into the program.

Load source MXF files

Step 2: Define output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of HitFilm Pro supported editing formats "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category. You can also choose other editing formats according to your own needs.

Output HitFilm Pro supported editing formats

Adjust output profile settings

In the Settings window, you can choose or specify exactly the parameters you like. And in the Task information section, you can compare information from the original video and output video.

Adjust output profile settings

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the"Convert" button at the right bottom of themain interface to begin the conversion process from MXF to HitFilm Pro supported editing formats.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder"icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problem to edit MXF files with HitFilm Pro.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Import iPhone MP4 to Premiere Pro CC 2018

The newly released Premiere Pro CC 2018 has many great new features including the new Timeline search options and changes that make it easier to upload videos to YouTube. In addition, there are also new options for customizing labels, managing multiple open projects, working with Premiere Pro in virtual reality (VR), and more.

Have shot some HD or 4K MP4/MOV video encoded with either H.264 or H.265 compression codec with your iPhone and wish to get a high quality and high performance editing workflow of iPhone MP4 video with Premiere Pro CC 2018. Although PPC 2018 has included native editing support for the HD/4K MP4/MOV H.264/H.265 video shot with iPhone, however, it is well known that both the H.264 and H.265 codec used by your iPhone are not good editing format, they are very processor intensive when playing on the timeline, in addition, they are not good for doing effects editing such as color correction.

Transcode iPhone MP4 to PPC 2018 best favorable editing codec

The good news is that with a third-party iPhone Video Converter such as Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, you can easily produce PPC most preferable editing codec with perfect quality and super fast encoding speed. If your original iPhone MP4 video is encoded with SD resolution, we highly recommend you to use our program to export Premiere Pro CC specially optimized MPEG-2 editing codec, if your original iPhone MP4 video is shot wit HD resolution or 4K resolution, then Apple Prores codec can be the best choice.

Related article: Edit XDCAM MP4 in PPC | Edit Sony PXW FS5 4K in Premiere | Edit H.265 with Premiere Pro

The application supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple iPhone MP4 video into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time. What's more, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version - Pavtube Video Converter for you to complete the conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Step by Step to Import and Edit iPhone MP4 Video with Premiere Pro CC 2018

Step 1: Load iPhone MP4 video.

Install and run the best iPhone Video Converter, and click the "File" button to load iPhone MP4 video into the application.

Load iPhone MP4 video

Step 2. Choose output format.

If your original iPhone MP4 video is shot with SD resolution, then just choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format on the drop-down menu.

Output PPC 2018 specially optimized SD editing codec

If your original iPhone MP4 video is shot with HD or 4K resolution, then just choose "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)" under "Final Cut Pro" main category.

Output PPC best compatible HD/4K editing codec

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from iPhone MP4 to PPC 2018 best compatible SD/HD/4K editing codec.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to import converted files to PPC 2018 for smooth posting editing workflow.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Work DJI Osmo+ 4K with Sony Vegas Pro

The Osmo+ features a 4K camera capable of capturing DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution at 24/25 fps and Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) at up to 30 fps. Some people try to load the Osmo+ 4K video to Vegas Pro, however, they often encounter crashing issues just as the condition listed below:

"My Sony Vegas Pro crashes when I try to import/load an Osmo+ 4K MP4 file with H.264/AVC codec (just that combination, AVIs with H.264 work fine), giving me a "Sony Vegas has stopped working" error, no matter what I do, and to make matters worse, it began to crash a couple of months ago - before that, I had no problems at all with MP4/H.264 files, they worked just fine."

Can Vegas Pro native import Osmo+ 4K video

The DJI Osmo+ record both UHD and DCI 4K MP4/MOV container with the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec. After searching for Sony Vegas Pro supported file formats, we find no native importing support for DJI Osmo+ 4K H.264 MP4/MOV video.

Transcode Osmo+ 4K H.264 for Vegas Pro editing

To load Osmo+ 4K H.264 to Vegas Pro, you will need to perform a format or codec transcoding process. Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading our best 4K Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter, which has perfect importing support for the 4K H.264 MP4/MOV files shot wit DJI Osmo+ camera. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple Osmo+ 4K video into the application.

The program can assists you to directly decode Osmo+ H.264 MP4/MOV to Vegas Pro specially optimized MPEG-2 editing codec with the optimal editing experience. Besides that, it also works as a splendid DJI Osmo+ 4K video editor to assist you to complete some simple editing task such as trimming, cropping, merging, splitting, adding watermark, applying special effect, inserting external subtitles, etc.

Related article: Can FCP Support Osmo 4K Video | Workflow of Osmo with Davinci Resolve | Edit Osmo 4K with PPC 2015

Pavtube Video Converter is available on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7. It is very easy to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. What's more, it supports to produce high quality conversion results with better video/audio quality.

How to Import and Edit DJI Osmo+ 4K Video with Davinci Resolve?

Step 1: Load DJI Osmo+ 4K video.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import source DJI Osmo+ 4K video files into the program.

Load Osmo+ 4K video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Sony Vegas Pro specially optimized editing codec "MPEG-2(*.mpg)" under "Adobe Premiere/Son..." main category.

Output Vegas Pro specially optimized editing codec

Step 3: Start the conversion process.

After all settings are done, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin to convert DJI Osmo+ 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro best compatible MPEG-2 editing codec.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to import converted video to Sony Vegas Pro for smooth post video editing workflow.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Import Video_TS to iMovie

Simple introduction of Video_TS folder

When you insert a video DVD into your computer, you can open the DVD and view the contents just like a folder on your hard drive. Most video DVDs have two folders in the root directory - AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. The VIDEO_TS folder contains all the DVD's video data and playback information. There are 3 different types of files under Video_TS folder. The VOB (video object) files contain the majority of the DVD data. The .IFO (information) files contain basic information about the DVD and the corresponding VOB files. While the .BUP (backup) files are exact copies of the IFO files.

How to copy Video_TS folder for iMovie?

When transferring Video_TS folder to iMovie, make sure to transfer all the contents of the Video_TS folder.

Rip Video_TS folder for iMovie editing

Obviously, Video_TS folder disk image formats that iMovie lacks the ability to handle, to fix the format incompatible issue, you will need to perform a Video_TS to iMovie supported file formats transcoding process.

Related article: Import XC10 MXF to iMovie | Convert XAVC MXF to iMovie | Export iMovie to WMV/AVI/FLV/MKV

Since the Video_TS folder are copied from DVD disc, here, you will need a DVD Ripper application. Sometimes, the VOB files in Video_TS folder are encrypted with CSS copy protection, therefore, a powerful DVD Ripper program that can assist you to bypass that protection. Here, we highly recommend you to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac. The program not only helps you to automatically bypass the CSS or also other copy protection from Video_TS folder in the background, but also assists you to directly rip Video_TS folder to iMovie most favorable high quality and high performance editing codec Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) with perfect quality and super fast conversion speed.

Besides Video_TS folder, you can also use this application to Rip commercial DVD disc, DVD IFO/ISO image or Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder and Blu-ray ISO image file to iMovie most preferrable editing codec for best editing workflow.

Step by Step to Rip Video_TS folder for iMovie Editing

Step 1: Load Video_TS folder.

Run the Video_TS Converter Mac and you can load DVD Folder by clicking "File" > "Load from folder".

Load Video_TS folder

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Here, you can select "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." -> "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)"as the best output format to get videos with optimized settings for iMovie.

Output iMovie best supported AIC format

Tips: If you like, you can click"Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. Remember bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3: Start Video-TS to iMovie conversion.

When all the settings are fine, click the "Convert" button to start converting your Video_TS folder to optimized AIC .mov video files for iMovie.

When then conversion completes, click the Open button to get the ripped video files. Launch iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import converted videos to iMovie for further editing.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Play M2TS Files with Plex

Does Plex support m2ts streams natively?

"I have several m2ts files in my movie/video folder, but they are not recognized by Plex. Is it required to convert these to an mkv or other supported format before Plex will pick them up and add them to my library? Based on a quick google search, it doesn't seem so, but I can't figure out why mine don't show up."

Although Plex can play nearly any media file you throw at it except image formats such as ISO, IMG, Video_TS, BDMV or other "disk image" formats, however, it's very likely that the M2TS is not supported by the Plex app that you are connected to a Plex Media Server. In that condition, the Plex Media Server will convert it on-the-fly. As the video transcoding will use a lot of CPU power, if you have a weak CPU, then it would much ideal for you to convert your media into a compatible format with your Plex app in order to reduce transcoding with the Plex Media Server.

Best tool to Convert M2TS for Plex playing

Here, you can easily fix the format incompatible issue by downloading a third-party M2TS Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. The application has perfect importing support for M2TS files produce from both Blu-ray disc and Sony AVCHD cameras.

Related article: Plex Supported File Formats | Play MP4 on Plex | Play 4K on Plex

With this powerful yet simple to use application, you can efficiently convert multiple M2TS files to various Plex client compatible file formats and parameters listed below:
Container: mp4
Resolution: 1920x1080 or lower
Video codec: H.264 (level 4.0 or lower)
Video Framerate: 30fps
Audio codec: AAC
Audio channels: 2
Bitrate: 20Mbps or lower

To get the compatible parameters, just click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, then flexibly adjust the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to let them adapt with your Plex client.

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Convert M2TS Files for Plex Direct Playing

Step 1: Load M2TS files into the application.

After the successful installation, click "Load file(s)" or "Add video"to load M2TS files into the program.

Load M2TS files

Step 2: Set output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select most Plex clients best compatible "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)"under "HD Video" main category.

Output Plex client most compatible file formats

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to let them adapt with your Plex clients.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.

At the end, just go back to the main interface and press the "Convert" button to start M2TS files to Plex client conversion process.

Within a few minutes, you can get the converted video files you want by clicking the Open button. Then feel feel to add converted files to Plex library for streaming and playing on any devices as you like.