Convert Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC

Summary: The easy workaround to import and edit Sony PXW-X70 XAVC footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC is to convert XAVC to Premiere Pro compatible MPEG-2 video. Here is how.



Sony PXW-X70, an ultra-compact XDCAM, records broadcast quality 1920 x 1080 HD video using a variety of codecs, at 4:2:2 10-bit in XAVC Long-GOP codec as well as AVCHD and DV format. Whereas, there are a few issues when importing XAVC files from Sony PXW-X70 to Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Q: I have some Sony PXW-X70 XAVC footage which is crashing Premiere CC. I have installed the latest update. Any help most appreciated.

I've seen this asked in various places however nobody from Adobe has addressed the issue so the result is a bunch of speculation from other users. So, is there any way to get Premiere Pro CC to import and edit XAVC S from Sony PXW-X70 beautifully? In fact, the XAVC Long GOP included in PXW-X70 is not an ideal editing format for NLEs, Adobe Premiere CC included. To edit Sony PXW-X70 XAVC footage in Premiere Pro CC smoothly, a workaround is to transcode XAVC to Premiere Pro CC most compatible format. Along with some help from third-party software, it can be done effortlessly. Here I share a simple guide on how to convert Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files for Adobe Premiere Pro CC editing smoothly. If you’re facing the issues, read on to find the answer.

First of all, download the app - Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac

This XAVC converter is able to transcode Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files to .mpg - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro CC. Plus, it supports encoding XAVC/XAVC S to more video editing software compatible file types, i.e. DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11, ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 and more. For Windows users, simply get the equivalent Brorsoft Video Converter is the alternative choice.

How to convert Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to Premiere Pro CC

Step 1. Add XAVC videos

Download, install and run the XAVC to MPEG-2 Converter for Mac; click "Add Videos" icon to load your source XAVC videos from Sony PXW-X70.



P.S. As you know, the new Sony PXW-X70 is an ultra-compact XDCAM that will be able to shoot 4K footage with an upgrade. This video converter app also can be used to convert 4K to Adobe Premiere Pro efficiently.

Step 2. Choose output format

Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well. You can click Settings to adjust video and audio parameters to get the best quality video.



Tips - Profile Settings:
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. Start Sony XAVC conversion

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Sony XAVC Converter Mac will start converting Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to Premiere Pro CC on Mac instantly.

Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Adobe PP CC as well as Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6 perfectly.

Additional Tips:

If you want to smoothly edit XAVC/XAVC S video in FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, etc, you just need to choose a proper video format like " Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)" for FCP in the second step. For Avid Media Composer, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output; For iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) as output.

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How to Get FCP 7 Work with XAVC S from Sony HDR-AS100V

Summary: You may find that Final Cut Pro 7 does not support Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S footage. Thus, AS100V XAVC S files must first be converted into a supported video file type before FCP can import them. Read this article below and you will how to.



There is an issue that has troubled me for days. When I opened FCP 7 on Mac, the footage from my Sony HDR-AS100V cannot be recognized. I had searched the method and tried the Log and Transfer, but still failed. An alternative way I found to get Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S into FCP 7 flawlessly is to convert XAVC S to ProRes. I’ve tried the workaround. Yes, it works. Now I’m going to share the details for importing Sony AS100V footage to Final Cut Pro 7. If you are stuck in the issues, just read on.

Generally, we can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import videos, images, ect to FCP for editing. But XAVC S codec is a new one, and is not widely supported, including FCP 6/7 and even the latest FCP X. Since, Apple ProRes is the most compatible codec for FCP, so if we want to edit Sony AS100V XAVC S on Final Cut Pro 7, it is necessary to convert those already shot XAVC S files to ProRes .mov using third-party software. I recommended you to try Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is a professional tool for Mac users to transcode full HD 1080p and ultra HD 4K to Final Cut Pro with the best quality.

Tutorial on converting Sony AS100V XAVC S to Final Cut Pro 7 in simple steps

Step 1. Launch the XAVC S to ProRes Converter on your Mac, then click the adding button to import your XAVC S flies from HD drive or your camcorder directly.



Step 2. Click the Format bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get the Apple ProRes codecs, including ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want.



Step 3. Press the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for editing Sony HDR-AS100V footages in FCP 7 with best quality.

Step 4. Hit the Convert button in the main interface to start the XAVC S to FCP ProRes conversion on Mac OS X.

After the conversion, you can run the Final Cut Pro and click File --> Import --> Files to import the converted files and edit them in FCP without any rendering or unrecognizable problem.

P.S. If you want to make your Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S files editable in iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. the Mac XAVC S Converter will also be a great choice for you. Choose a proper output format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express-Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” for iMovie in the second step.

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Best Format Settings for Ripping DVD to Fire HD Kids Edition

Summary: Have some DVD movies and want to transfer these DVD to your kids Kindle Fire HD? Here you will find the easiest way to convert and rip DVD movies to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition, which will enrich your children’s life.



When got a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition for your kids, you probably would like put some DVDs onto it to let your children enjoy their favorite movies. However, you may be disappointed that you could not just transfer DVD to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition directly without conversion, since there’s no DVD drive there. No idea? I think this article would help you out.

You may have tried a pile of software just to get DVD movies onto Kindle Fire HD for playback. Have you meet any troubles by using those DVD ripping software like video/audio out of sync, bad image quality, slow conversion speed… In fact, to avoid these problems, a yet professional and easy-to-use DVD ripping tool is the key, which is able to make a fast and smooth DVD to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition conversion.

Overall, Brorsoft DVD Ripper is the ideal tool to help you out. It features great ability to handle the latest DVD releases without neither crashing issues nor importing errors. Plus, in adopting of advanced audio and video in sync technology, the DVD ripping software for Kindle guarantees the output files without audio and video out of sync issues. Best of all, it offers optimized format preset for the Kindle Fire HD tablet to generate best videos suitable for viewing. If you are a Mac user, you can use the DVD Ripper Mac to reformat DVD to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition on Mac. Just download it and follow the guide below to copy DVD movies to Kindle Fire HD(Kids Edition) for smooth playback.

Guide on how to rip DVDs to Fire HD Kids Edition video formats

1. Install, launch the best DVD to Kindle Fire HD Converter and import DVD source files

- Click on ‘DVD Disc’ icon, ‘DVD Folder’ icon, or ‘DVD IFO/ISO’ icon to load your source files.

- Select the movie title you want to convert, and preview the file you just selected from the DVD movie in the preview window if you want.

- Select wanted subtitles and audio track if necessary.



2. Click on the pull down menu of "Format", and select "Android -> Amazon Kindle Fire HD H.264 video (*.mp4 )" as target format. The output videos could fit on Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition perfectly.



Tip: If you like, you can click on Settings you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. Keep in mind that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

3. Click on ‘Convert’ button to start converting DVDs to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition.

Once the process completes, just click "Open" to find the Fire HD playable MP4 videos after the conversion and transfer them to your device with ease.

P.S. If you are considering to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to Kindle Fire HD(Kids Edition), Kindle Fire HDX, Nabi 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, Samsung Galaxy S5, Nook HD, Nexus 7 and other devices simultaneously saving time and effort, Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate will a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.

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Panasonic GH4 Tutorial: Downscaling UHD 4K to 1080p

Summary: A tutorial shows you how to downscale Panasonic GH4 4K to 1080p for easier playing and editing.

More and more professional 4K cameras come to us and one of the hottest is Panasonic GH4. The most stunning feature of the GH4 is that it can shoot 4K video(in .MP4, .MOV format), capturing either Quad HD (3840 x 2160) or ‘Cinema 4K’ (4096 x 2160). While, there are a few issues when viewing, loading and editing Panasonic GH4 4K in NLE like Adobe Premiere Pro, FCP, iMovie… A better solution to work Panasonic GH4 4K videos is to downscale Panasonic GH4 4K to 1080p. I would like to share some skills for you.

As I mentioned above, the GH4 records 4K videos in MP4, MOV format. Well, according to my testing, the 4K video was restricted to editing in editors. There's actually no way to edit a 4K project in FCP 7/iMovie/Avid natively. In this case, downscale 4K to 1080P is really necessary since 1080p would be the best settings. It will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. And it also brings easier 4K playback if you want to view the 4K videos on your TV or other media devices.

Tutorial: Downsize Panasonic GH4 4K to 1080P video

First, download and install Brorsoft 4K Video Converter

It is surely in the support of compressing 4K UHD videos to 1080p faultlessly. Hence, you can downsize your 4K video to 1080p from Panasonic GH4 as easily as you can image. Plus, this 4K video converter enables you to transcode 4K videos to any format MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, MPG, AVI, MKV... as you want. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can trim, crop and retouch your videos in clicks. Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K HD video converter, player and editor. If you are running on Mac OS X, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the alternative choice, which allows you to batch convert 4K clips to 1080p on Mac(Mavericks included) at high speed.

Step 1. Load Source 4K Video

Launch the 4K to 1080p Converter; click “Add” and load your 4K HD files. This program supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time.



Step 2. Decide output format

Click the "Format" drop down list to select a proper video format as you want. Since this video converter also provides optimal profiles for kinds of editing programs and media devices, you can also select a proper format that best meets your needs.



And by clicking Edit, you can trim, crop videos, adjust video effects, add watermarks, etc.

Step 3. Set Video Resolution at 1080p

Click “Settings” button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert ultra HD 4K to 1080p, do remember adjusting video size to 1920*1080. That is the exact 108p.



4. Start Panasonic GH 4K to 1080p conversion

Hit “Convert” button to let the 4K HD to 1080p conversion begin.

When the conversion finished, check the generated 1080p video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to playback and edit your Panasonic GH4 4K clips. Enjoy.

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Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC and Sony PXW-X70 4K Raw XAVC Files Workflow

So as to as have smooth work with the Sony XAVC footage from Sony PXW-X70. In this article, I will list specifics about a workflow of Sony PXW-X70 XAVXC codec through Premiere Pro(CS6).

The Sony XDCAM PXW-X70 camcorder weighs in at 1.4kg and measures 180.9×287×130.3mm. Supporting multiple video recording formats, the Sony XDCAM PXW-X70 features an XLR terminal, dual memory card slots as well as HDMI and 3G-SDI interfaces, and records video at up to 1080p resolution at up to 60fps, with Sony promising 4K recording capabilities via a future firmware upgrade.

I have a Sony PXW-X70 video camera and shoot ballet dancing videos at a 4K resolution. The output video is XAVC file. Even though Sony claimed that Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 supports XAVC import from camcorders, the trial version does not work with XAVC video yet. To edit Sony XAVC video on Adobe Premiere Pro, my solution is to convert the XAVC video filmed on the Sony XAVC camera to MPEG2, AVI for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.




To edit Sony PXW-X70 XAVC footage in Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC smoothly, a suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode “XAVC” to MPEG-2, which is a friendly format supported by Adobe PP.

With Mac XAVC converter, you can effortlessly transcode Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files to .mpg - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro. Plus, it supports encoding XAVC/XAVC S to more video editing software compatible file types, i.e. DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11, ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, etc. If you're using a Windows, simply get the equivalent Brorsoft Video Converter to convert Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to Premiere Pro on Windows(Windows 8).

1. Download, install and run the XAVC Converter for Mac; click "Add Videos" icon to load your source XAVC videos from Sony PXW-X70.



2. Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well. You can click Settings to adjust video and audio parameters to get the best quality video.



3. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac video converter will start converting Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPEG-2 files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch your editing program to import converted XAVC clips into Premiere Pro for further editing.

Additional Tips:

This Sony XAVC Converter Mac can also help you to encode XAVC/XAVC S video to FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, etc. You just need to choose a proper video format like " Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)" for FCP in the second step. For Avid Media Composer, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output; For iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) as output.

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How to Convert H.264 to iMovie (iMovie 08, iMovie 09, iMovie 11)?

Summary: Can't import H.264 to iMovie for editing? Being puzzled? Here you'll find the answer and learn how to import H.264 video to iMovie(iMovie 11, iMovie 09, iMovie 08) with ease.



I was trying to bring a .mov file to iMovie 11, but the filename is greyed out in the finder window so I can't select it. According to the QuickTime inspector, the video was encoded in H.264. The problem I’m facing now is how can I import H.264 to iMovie for further editing without any hassle.

Will iMovie(iMovie 11) play H.264 codec? As far as I know H.264 is supposed to be a supported codec in iMovie. However, if aspect ratio and frame rate can’t fit iMovie editing, it will still reject your H.264 files. What’ more, H.264 is highly compressed. It is not designed as a format for editing. That's not where you want to start with editing for high quality results.

Luckily, you can get the H.264 format video recognized by iMovie (iMovie 11) easily. What you need is only a Mac video converter that can convert H.264 to iMovie most compatible Apple InterMediate Codec. It can ensure the best results when editing H.264 files in iMovie on your Mac.

After trying several video apps, I’d like to recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. It can help you encode H.264 videos to iMovie even if you're a Mac newbie. It offers optimized preset Apple InterMediate Codec .mov that brings you more compatibility. Besides, Apple ProRes, DNxHD, etc profiles are all provided to help you transcode H.264 to FCP, Avid Media Composer with the best quality. Just download it below and follow the step-by-step guide to finish the H.264 to iMovie conversion with ease and start your home movie making.

How to convert H.264 files to iMovie on Mac

1. Install the H.264 to iMovie Converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the H.264 files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.



2. You can directly choose the preset iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format.



Tips: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality. 1080p/720p video size, 30fps frame rate, are the optimal settings for iMovie.



3. The last step, you can click on the Convert button to start transcoding H.264 to iMovie.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then you can start fun away with editing H.264 footage in iMovie 08/09/11 without problems.

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Easy way to play DVD(ISO) files on Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Summary: This tutorial shows you an easy way to put DVD movies to Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 from your big DVD collection for playback on Tab 3 during travelling.



Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, with its beautiful 1,280×800-pixel screen, delivers exceptional multimedia experience for us. This Galaxy series tablet supports various video formats MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, WMV7/8, VP8. And you can still enjoy more out of the tablet by converting DVD to Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 preferable MP4 videos. In that case you would be able to transfer DVD movies to Galaxy Tab 3 whenever you like instead of having a massive shelf of discs scattering around. Read on to learn details.

Since the Galaxy Tab 3 doesn’t have a built-in DVD drive, you have to rip DVDs to Galaxy Tab 3 with a DVD Ripper. Commercial DVD movies are protected by the CSS protection, so when choosing DVD ripping software, make sure the DVD ripper can decrypt encrypted DVDs. Now, I will share a tutorial about how to convert DVD(ISO) to Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 highly compatible videos format so that you can play DVD movies on Galaxy Tab 3 freely.

I got the Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Samsung tablet to make the conversion task. Actually, I quickly discovered that there are a lot of DVD rippers and converters on the market. I downloaded several trial versions to try. I decided on it because, it not only would do what I needed but, because I’m a novice at this, even I could operate the user interface. With this easy-to-use DVD ripping tool, I fast ripped and converted DVD movies to Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 playable format MP4 and all files work perfectly on the device. What’s more, it enables users to copy DVD movies as you want. For Mac users, please get DVD Ripper for Mac. Below is the detailed guide on the DVD to Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 conversion process.

How to Convert DVD to Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 playable videos

1. Add DVD files

After downloading, install and run the program. Insert the DVD files into your computer's DVD drive and then click "Disc" icon to load your DVD files. You can also import ISO files, IFO files or DVD folder (DVD folders files name appear like "Video_TS") for conversion.



2. Choose output format

Choose output profile via clicking the Format bar. Here I recommend you select “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Video(*.mp4)” as the export format. The output videos could fit on Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 as well Tab 3 10.1, Tab 3 7.0 plus perfectly.



Tip: You may also click “Settings” to set the Video/Audio Parameters like Size (resolution), bitrate, frame rate, etc. according your own will. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

3. Start DVD ripping

Finally, you can start converting DVD movies to MP4 for Galaxy Tab 3 by clicking the “Convert” button.

When the conversion finished, transfer the converted video file to Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 via USB cable. After that, you can watch DVD movies on Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 at ease.

If you are considering to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your Galaxy Tab 4/Tab 3, Galaxy S4/Galaxy S3, or other devices like iPad, Google Nexus 10/7, Kindle Fire HD, at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Video Converter is the alternative.

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Converting AVCHD MTS to ProRes from Canon C100 to FCP 7

Summary: You may find that Final Cut Pro 7 does not support Canon C100 MTS footage. Thus, C100 MTS files must first be converted into a supported video file type before FCP can import them. Read this article below and you will how to.



I was totally new to Final Cut Pro. When I opened FCP 7 on Mac, the footage from my Canon C100 cannot be recognized. I had searched the method and tried the Log and Transfer, but still failed. An alternative way I found to get Canon C100 MTS into FCP 7 flawlessly is to convert C100 MTS to ProRes. I’ve tried the workaround. Yes, it works. Now I’m going to share the details for importing Canon C100 footage to Final Cut Pro 7. If you are stuck in the issues, just read on.

Final Cut Pro is a great software, which is the most popular NLE software. We can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import videos, images, ect to FCP for editing. But AVCHD is not the friendly format for Final Cut Pro, including FCP 6/7 and even the latest FCP X. Apple ProRes is the most compatible codec for editing in FCP. So if we want to edit Canon C100 AVCHD on Final Cut Pro 7, it is necessary to convert those already shot AVCHD files from C100 to ProRes .mov using third-party software. I recommended you to try Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, which is a professional tool for Mac users to transcode MTS to ProRes 422 for FCP.

Tutorial on converting Canon C100 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro7 in simple steps

Step 1. Connect your Canon C100 to your Apple with USB2.0. Launch the MTS Converter for Mac, then click the adding button to import your MTS, M2TS files.



Step 2. Click the Format bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get the Apple ProRes codecs, including ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want.



Step 3. Press the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for editing Canon C100 footages in FCP 7 with best quality.

Step 4. Hit the Convert button in the main interface to start the MTS to FCP ProRes conversion on Mac OS X.

After the AVCHD to Apple ProRes conversion, you can run the Final Cut Pro and click File --> Import --> Files to import the converted files and edit them in FCP without any rendering or unrecognizable problem.

P.S. If you want to make your Canon C100 files editable in iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. the Mac AVCHD Converter will also be a great choice for you. Choose a proper output format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express-Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” for iMovie in the second step.

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Help with Editing Canon C300 MXF files in Premiere Pro CC/CS6

Summary: Can’t import Canon C300 MXF video to Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly? In this article will give you the answer how to import Canon C300 MXF video to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 for smooth editing.

The EOS C300 is Canon's first foray into digital cinema and is equipped with Canon's DIGIC DV III image processor, a 9.84-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of Super 35 format, and your choice of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, and 59.94 fps recording. As a new Canon C300 user, you may be confused with C300 workflow. Here I’m looking at importing C300 footage into Premiere Pro CC/CS6. Though Adobe Premiere Pro especially the CS6, CC7 provide native support for Canon MXF, with no transcoding, smooth importing, strong metadata support, real-time editing, and flexible delivery options, something frustrating to its users is that when loading Canon C300 MXF files to Premier Pro, some error messages like missing codec, looped audio, etc occurred from time to time.

The basic reason is that MXF is a self-container format; it is not a good editing format for NLE system including Adobe Premiere Pro. To help Canon C300 owners get rid of this trouble, I will show you the easiest and quickest way to convert Canon C300 MXF files to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro. Here you can download and apply Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to achieve the goal effortlessly.

This MXF converter for Mac can easily convert Canon MXF files to Premiere Pro from C300 as well as C500, XF305, XF100, XF300… without quality loss. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. If you are on Window PC, please get the MXF Converter. Just download it and follow the workflow using Adobe Premiere Pro with Canon C300 content.

Transcoding Canon C300 MXF files to Premiere Pro CS6/CC7

STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart Canon MXF Converter Mac and transfer your C300 MXF recordings to the program for converting.

Tip: You can join several MXF clips together via checking the “Merge into one file” box.



STEP 2: Click format column and choose best video format for output. Follow and set Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas —> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as target format.



Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.



STEP 3: After the settings, click “Convert” button to start converting C300 MXF to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CS6/CC on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .mpg videos which can be directly imported to Premiere Pro. You’ve done. As you see, now you can import and edit Canon C300 MXF files in Premiere Pro CC/CS6 without any problem.

Additional Tips:
If you want to edit Canon C300 MXF media in Final Cut Pro, please choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output; For iMovie or FCE 4, choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”. For Avid MC, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)”.

See more:

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Import Panasonic HC-X800/HC-X900 MTS to Premiere Pro CS6
Converting 4K videos from Panasonic GH4 to work in Sony Vegas Pro

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Convert Panasonic FZ1000 4K MP4 to AIC .mov for iMovie

Summary: If you have Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 4K to iMovie importing issues, this article will give you the solution how to make iMovie work with Panasonic FZ1000 4K recordings smoothly.



Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 is one of the hottest 4K cameras in this Summer. The headline feature of the Panasonic GH4 is that it’s a Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 4K video(in .MP4, .MOV format) for under $2000, capturing either Quad HD (3840 x 2160) at up to 29.97p or ‘Cinema 4K’ (4096 x 2160) at up to 24p. If you recorded some videos by Panasonic FZ1000, you may like editing the 4K videos on Mac. This guide focus on Panasonic FZ1000 4K to iMovie workflow.

Can iMovie ingest 4K videos from Panasonic DMC-FZ1000? The result may let you down- iMovie won't open and import Panasonic FZ1000 4K footage correctly. Question is, what's causing the issues? According to my experience, it may due to the high video resolution and the video codec incompatibility. Since Apple InterMediate Codec is the best editing video codec for iMovie, so we can convert Panasonic FZ1000 4K MP4 to AIC .mov(1080p would be the best settings.) with a top 4K Video Converter, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert FZ1000 4K footage to iMovie(11) friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac- a best 4K Video Converter compatible with Mac Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion…

It does a good job in converting Panasonic FZ1000 4K MP4 files to iMovie most compatible format with least quality loss. Plus, it supports encoding camera shootings in different formats (MTS/M2TS, MP4, MXF, XAVC, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro to meet your different needs.

Transcode Panasonic FZ1000 4K files for iMovie editing

Step 1: Run the best 4K video to iMovie Converter, and click the "Add" button to load 4K MP4 videos from Panasonic FZ1000.



Step 2: Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing in iMovie: iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).



Step 3: Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface.



Step 4: Click the arrow button to start transcoding FZ1000 4K MP4 to AIC for iMovie as well as immediately.

After the conversion finished, you can easily transfer your 4K footages from Panasonic FZ1000 to iMovie for further editing without any problem.

See more:

How to Import 4K video to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X
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Can Final Cut Pro X open 4K files from Panasonic FZ1000?
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