Import Sony a6000 MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

I use a Sony Alpha a6000. The format shows AVCHD Video (.MTS). This works just fine in Windows Movie Maker, but it will not go into Adobe Premiere(CS6). I had searched the method online, some guys recommend me to install an earlier version of Premiere Pro like 4 – 5 depending what version fits what you do……(DO NOT UPDATE!!!). Well, I don’t think it’s an ultimate solution for me. An alternative way I found to get Sony a6000 MTS into Premiere Pro CS6 flawlessly is to convert Sony a6000 MTS to Adobe PP most compatible format MPEG-2. I’ve tried the workaround. Yes, it works. Now I’m going to share the details for you.

AVCHD MTS is a delivery codec rather than editing codec and the 1080 60p from Sony a6000 is a non-standard format for NLE including Adobe Premiere Pro, a quick workaround is to transcode MTS clips into Adobe Premiere Pro compatible format and relink against the transcoded version. To do that, a MTS file converter is needed.

Among so much software on the market, it is strongly suggested using Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. I tried the trial and it worked so I bought it right away I have no complain, the program works fine in 60p .mts to .mpg conversion for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, it provides optimal presets like ProRes for FCP, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid MC on Mac OS X. Moreover, it allows you to do simple editing to the videos such as cropping, altering video dimension, adding special effect, and adjusting video or audio parameters like Video Resolution/Frame Rate or Audio Sample Rate freely as you like. It has never disappointed any users in due to its splendid performance and easy-to-use operation which goes as below:

(P.S. If you only want to deal with AVCHD MTS footages on Windows Editors: Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker and Pinnacle Studio, etc, just try Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.)

Tutorial on converting Sony a6000 AVCHD to Premiere Pro CS7 in simple steps

Step 1. Install and launch the MTS converter for Mac. Afterwards, click the Add Files button to import your MTS videos. The program supports converting multiple files at a time.

Step 2. Click “Format” drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit AVCHD videos in Adobe Premiere, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.

Tip: The MTS to Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

Step 3. Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MTS to Adobe Premiere CS6 will begin immediately.

After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import Sony a6000 MTS files to Adobe Premiere CS6 for further editing without any hassle.

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TiVo to MKV- Convert TiVo to MKV in lossless way

Maybe you have recorded many TV shows with TiVo, but frustratingly, you find that TiVo files are not always compatible with other multi-media programs and editing software you may want to use. In this case, a wise choice is to change TiVo to MKV or other common video format. In this page, you’ll learn a lossless way to convert TiVo to MKV format in both Windows and Mac.

TiVo is an encrypted video format, and few media players can play it well and some freeware can’t handle it. To encode TiVo to MKV fast and easily, Brorsoft Video Converter is recommended here. This video app works as the best software to encode/re-encode TiVo into MKV with least quality loss. You should then be able to open, play, edit, upload the new file without any hassle. You could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync. The equivalent Mac version is Video Converter for Mac. Just download it and follow the steps to converting TiVo to MKV in a few clicks!

Convert TiVo recordings to MKV files without quality loss

Step 1: Load TiVo files

Start up this program, and then click “Add Videos” to import all .tivo files you wanna convert.

Tip: When first loading, this TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click “OK” to confirm.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click Format bar and select “MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)” as output format from “Common Video” category under the drop-down list of “Format”. If you want to get better HD video quality, select “MKV HD Video (*.mkv)” from “HD Video” category.

Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button. To convert TiVo to MKV with 5.1 audio, please set the audio channel as 5.1.

Step 3: Start TiVo to MKV conversion

Click Convert button to start transcoding TiVo to MKV. Once the conversion finished, click the Open button and you can locate the output files effortlessly. And then you can play, share, stream, edit the converted TiVo shows anywhere.

Additional Tips:
This versatile TiVo to MKV Converter not only can convert TiVo files to MKV video easily, it also can convert any video, audio format like AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, VOB, FLV, MTS, XAVC, MP3, WAV, M4A, etc to another format you want with the best quality.

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How to Rip 3D Blu-ray for Rift Playback

Q: “I’m at the end of my rope and need help from the VR community. Has anyone figured out how to rip a 3D Blu-ray for Rift? The only 3D rip that worked was an MKV I found on a pirate site, so I know it can be done. I have a legit licensed version of MakeMKV, but when I rip a disc it’s not in 3D. I also tried to play direct from the Blu Ray, but PowerDVD (also legit purchase) says that the Rift isn’t a supported playback device. Any help?”

As you see, there are some guys are facing the troubles when trying to rip 3D Blu-ray to Rift for playback with 3D effects. Actually, MakeMKV can decrypt a Blu-ray disc, but it can’t output a 3D video. To get 3D Blu-ray to Oculus Rift, you will need a professional 3D Blu-ray ripping tool. This kind of software tool general has the power to convert 3D Blu-rays into several formats of 3D videos. Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is such a tool to help you convert 3D Blu-ray to Rift friendly 3D videos.

The program is easy to use and can help you rip 3D Blu-ray to MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, etc HD media formats. Best of all, this software allows you to fast convert 3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MKV, MP4 Top-bottom 3D, MP4 Side-by-Side 3D, MKV Top-bottom 3D, which can be played on Oculus Rift perfectly. For Mac users, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.

Full Guide: Convert 3D Blu-rays to 3D Videos for Rift

Step 1: Install and launch the latest 3D Blu-ray to Rift Converter onto your computer; then click the disc icon to load the target 3D Blu-ray.

Step 2: Choose output format

Navigate the Format bar and follow the path “3D Video > MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mkv)” or “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” for ripping Blu-ray to Rift playback.

Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth. To get best video quality, you’d better switch them to “original”.

Step 3: After you have done all the settings, return to the main interface to hit Convert button to start 3D Blu-ray to Rift 3D MP4 or 3D MKV conversion.

When the conversion is finished, you can transfer the 3D Blu-ray to Oculus Rift in 3D effects without any hassles.

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Sony a7S and FCP- Convert a7S XAVC S to ProRes for FCP 7

Just got a Sony 4K camcorder a7S that shoots in XAVC S. I am editing with Final Cut Pro 7. As far as I know, XVAC-S won’t be natively supported by FCP 7. To import Sony a7S XAVC S to FCP 7, I need to convert the files XAVC S to ProRes with least quality loss as possible.

I’ve scoured the internet and found there are some complete instructions and utilities can achieve my goal. Some people have reported success converting XAVC S to ProRes with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac and then editing them in Final Cut Pro 7 easily.

Overall, it is a professional Sony XAVC S to ProRes converter under Mac OS X(including Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony a7S XAVC S files to ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro (no matter Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6 or FCP 7). The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality.

Transcode Sony a7S XAVC S to ProRes for FCP 7

1. Load Sony XAVC S videos > Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC S files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.

2. Choose FCP friendly format > Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

3. Start XAVC S to ProRes mov conversion > Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window; it will start converting a7S XAVC S to Prores MOV for FCP7 on Mac immediately.

After the conversion, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, to import the converted XAVC S clips to FCP.

Additional Tips:

This versatile XAVC S to ProRes Converter can also help you to encode XAVC/XAVC S video to iMovie, Adobe, FCE, Avid, etc with optimal presets. You just need to choose a proper video format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step. For Avid Media Composer, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

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Tips for Importing DJI Inspire 1 4K to iMovie

With the DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with Integrated Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal, you can capture 4K video and take 12-megapixel still photos from the air. The Inspire 1 Camera shoots 4K video at 24p and 30p, and can shoot HD video frame rates from 24p to 60p. While the problem is, according to my testing, the 4K video was restricted to editing in iMovie, which can’t handle 4K videos well. If you want to import DJI Inspire 1 4K to iMovie, you will need to do some preparation before editing.

The reason why you can’t successfully ingest DJI Inspire 1 recorded 4K MP4/MOV files to iMovie is simple. Currently 4K footage is not widely supported yet, only a few video editing program like FCP X can support it. In order to edit DJI Inspire 1 4K MOV/MP4 files smoothly, the easy workaround is to use 3rd-party software to rewrap and convert DJI Inspire 1 4K footage to iMovie more “editable” format Apple InterMediate Codec .mov in 1080p. With the help of Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac, you can finish the task easily and quickly.

Overall, the program is a professional 4K Converter, player and editor. It can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K H.264(MP4/MOV), XAVC, XAVC S, etc footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, FCE and more. Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed to import your DJI Inspire 1 4K videos to iMovie for smoothly editing.

How to convert DJI Inspire 1 4K footage for iMovie editing

Step 1. Load 4K videos > Run the program you just set up. You can hit Add button to import the 4K video files from DJI Inspire 1 or hard drive to the converter.

Step 2. Choose output format > Click Format bar and choose  iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov) as output format for editing raw 4K in iMovie with natively supported video codec.

Tip – 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. You can keep original 4K resolution or adjust video size to 2K or 1080 full HD as you need.

Step 3. Start converting 4K video > Hit the convert button of the best 4K to iMovie Converter. It will start converting DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOB for iMovie immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in iMovie perfectly.

Additional Tips:

This versatile  4K Converter for Mac not only can encode 4K videos to iMovie, but also provides the optimal presets like ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro. Just choose a proper output format for your editing program.

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Tutorial on playing VOB/AVI/MPG/MKV to Surface 3

If you are looking for tablet which comes with perfect balance of performance and value for students, families, and more, Microsoft Surface 3 is the first and best choice. With the 10.8 inch screen, it is the amazing device to watch movies when traveling or being at home. However, it is not easy to play .avi, .vob, .mpg, .mkv on Surface 3 directly because Surface 3 video format is limited to H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV. If you want to enjoy movies MKV/AVI/MPG/VOB on Surface 3, you need to changes these video format first.

To achieve the goal, first you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter(available for Windows or for Mac users), a powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. If you’re facing problems when playing MPG, AVI(DivX, XviD), MKV, VOB, TiVo, Flash etc. files with Microsoft Surface 3 or other Android, iOS etc. based devices, it would be the best tool for you to solve the issue.

Overall, the program is a dynamic video conversion software which can help you re-encode almost all 1080p/720p HD and even 4K videos including MPG, MKV, AVI, VOB MOV, TiVo, MTS, H.265, etc. files to Surface 3 highly supported MP4 video files with high output video quality and fast encoding speed. Follow the steps below and you can play MKV, VOB, AVI, MPG on Surface 3 with ease.

How to batch convert AVI/MPG/MKV/VOB to Surface 3

Step 1. Add video files to the program

Launch the Surface 3 video converter program and add videos in the following two ways: 1> Click Add button to choose video files from your hard drive for converting. 2> Directly drag the movies you want to convert to the left item bar. To save your time, you can add multiple files for converting at a time since batch conversion is well supported.

Step 2. Decide output video format

Click “Format” bar, and select “Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)” as target format. The output videos could fit on Surface 3 tablet perfectly.

Step 3. Advanced Video, Audio Settings

The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the settings button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly.

Step 4. Start video conversion for Surface 3 tablet

Click Convert button to start encoding VOB, MPG, MKV, AVI to Surface 3 tablet immediately.

Once the process completes, download and transfer the result .MP4 files to your Surface 3 Windows 8.1 tablet and then you can play VOB/MKV/AVI/MPG movies on Surface 3 tablet with ease.

If you also wanna watch DVD, Blu-ray on Surface 3, you’d better get the Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate, an all-in-one video conversion tool to achieve your goal.

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How can I play DVD on Chromebook?

Q: Can Chromebooks Play DVDs?

When you got a Chromebook, you may want to watch DVD on Chromebook, but you would have confusion as the above user: can Chromebook play DVD? In this article, I would like to give you the definite answer.

Chromebooks are light, inexpensive notebooks built for online computing. These small laptops have just 16GB of internal storage and connect to the Google Drive, where you can store your videos, music and pictures. If you have a large DVD collection, you can put DVDs onto Chromebook. While, something frustrated, currently Chrome OS doesn’t support the video codecs for DVDs. Playback of DVD Video requires special decoding software and codecs to work. Google has not licensed this software and included it with Chrome OS. How to solve the issue?

A quick and easy solution is to convert DVD to H.264 MP4 for watching on Chromebook. Brorsoft DVD Ripper is the best DVD ripping software I’ve used so far. It can help you rip DVD to Chromebook compatible video format with easy operation and high output quality. And one best advantage of this DVD ripping software is that it provides kinds of optimal video presets for Android, iOS, Windows based portable devices like iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus 7, Nook HD, Apple TV, Surface Pro, etc. Other features like editing, copying entire DVD disc are all provided for you. The Mac equivalence to convert DVD to play on Chromebook is DVD Ripper for Mac.

Rip DVD to Chromebook friendly video for smooth playback

1. Add DVD movies

First, load the DVD movies you want to play on Chromebook into the program. As you see, you can either convert the whole DVD or just choose the chapters you want to convert.

Tip: Since regular DVD movies usually have several subtitles like English, French, German, etc. You can click Subtitle to choose the one you need.

2. Choose output format

Click Format bar and just select an output format as you like. In most cases, MP4 format is recommended to users. It could fit on your Samsung, Acer, HP and Toshiba Chromebooks.

Tip: If you need, you can click Settings to set the video parameters like bit rate, resolution, frame rate, etc. 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 conversion

Finally, click the Convert button to start converting DVD to Chromebook.

After the conversion, connect Chromebook to your PC for transferring DVD movies to it. Now start enjoying your DVD movies on Chromebook with HD quality.

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Rip and copy DVD to Surface Hub Windows 10 Tablet

Microsoft debuted the Surface Hub, a futuristic 84-inch 4K TV-tablet-computer hybrid built for the workplace. More than just a centralized hub for video conferencing and presentations, with the Surface Hub, users can also put some video, movie files to it for playback on the free time. This article aims to give you some tips for playing DVD on Surface Hub Windows 10 tablet.

To play these DVD on Windows 10 Surface Hub tablet or stream to big screen TV, you need choose an up-to-date DVD Ripping program for Surface Hub. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard DVDs, but keep in mind that that program can’t rip copy-protected DVDs without a third-party add-on, and it doesn’t have Microsoft Surface tablet specific profiles. Here I highly recommend Brorsoft DVD Ripper(or the Mac version).

Basically, the software can help you rip DVD(ISO, VIDEO_TS) to Surface Hub highly supported MP4 video files with high output video quality and fast ripping speed. Besides, you are allowed to edit the DVD movies by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. to get the very wanted part and effects as you like. Moreover, this DVD converter can also help you convert DVD to all other popular video formats like AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc. for playing and sharing on iPhone, iPad, Galaxy S6, Apple TV, Nexus 7, YouTube etc. bypassing the DVD copy protection. Just download it and follow the steps below to download and put DVD movies onto Surface Hub for smooth playing.

The Easy Way to Convert DVD movies to Surface Hub compatible video formats

1. Import DVD movie source

Download and install the DVD Ripper for Surface Hub Tablet. Once the program is installed, start it up and pop in your disc to load your DVD movies. You can also add ISO file, IFO file or Video_TS folder.

2. Choose output format

To convert DVD files to Surface Hub, just click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then choose H.264 MP4 from Common Video profile list.

3. Advanced Settings (Optional)

If you think the video size this not suitable for your Windows 10 Surface Hub Tablet, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

4. Start DVD to Surface Hub conversion

Hit the convert button on the DVD to Surface Hub Converter; start ripping DVD to MP4 for the Windows 10 tablet.

After encoding process has finished successfully, go into the destination directory to find the converted DVD files. Now just enjoy them on your Surface Hub tablet anytime as you wish.

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