Import Panasonic FZ300 4K to FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid

A new professional 4K camcorder- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has come to us. With it, users can record up to 4K videos. However, I can’t successfully import the Panasonic FZ300 4K to FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid MC or other NLEs for editing. I’m searching for a solid answer for the Panasonic FZ300 4K to FCP/ Premiere/Avid MC issues.

From the Panasonic DMC-FZ300 spec, I got to know it records 4K videos in MP4 wrapper. Generally, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer can’t support MP4 format well which is not an ideal format for editing. Plus, expect for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, the old version FCP 6/7, Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6 can’t support 4K video. To edit FZ300 4K in FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid MC flawlessly, an ultimate solution is to transcode/compress Panasonic FZ300 4K files for FCP, Premiere, Avid.

To achieve the goal, a professional 4K Video Converter is what you need. Featured with the most advanced converting technology, Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac is the optimal choice for you. It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, etc. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. If you are working on Windows(Windows 8 included), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Download the tool and start the 4K video conversion.

Convert Panasonic FZ300 4K to FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid MC for editing

1. Add video files to the software

Install the Mac 4K Converter program and run it. Drag the Panasonic FZ300 4K .mp4 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 output format

Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing 4K footage in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.

a. For importing Panasonic FZ300 4K to Final Cut Pro X/7, you can choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)” as output format.

b. To import Panasonic FZ300 4K to Adobe Premiere Pro, just choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.

c. To edit 4K video in Avid Media Composer, you are recommended to choose “Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)” as the target format.

3. Video/Audio settings

If you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels, please turn to “Settings” page. Usually 1080p is the optimal setting for using in Final Cut Pro, Avid MC and Premiere Pro. You can downscale Panasonic FZ300 4K to 1080p.

4. Start conversion

Hit the convert button; it will start converting Panasonic FZ300 4K for importing to Avid, FCP and Adobe Premiere. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for editing in FCP/Premiere/Avid perfectly.

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Import Canon VIXIA HF R600 MTS to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5

I record some video clips with my Canon VIXIA HF R600, I want to edit the MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro, but the problem is that, Adobe Premiere cannot import the AVCHD files. I’m looking for the easy solution to importing Canon VIXIA HF R600 MTS to Premiere Pro with smooth workflow.

Searching online, I was told that I need to convert MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro. The basic reason is that although Adobe claimed that Premiere Pro CS5 and above offer much better native AVCHD support than its predecessor, there are still some video, audio codec problems while importing/editing AVCHD MTS clips in Premiere Pro. Plus, even the Adobe program can ingest your MTS files directly, it takes a long time for rendering. The best method to ingest Canon HF R600 MTS to Adobe Premiere is to transcode MTS footage into a Premiere Pro most compatible format like MPEG-2.

Overall, Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is a highly-recommended video converting tool for you to convert MTS files to Adobe Premiere (CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC included) compatible format without loosing quality. With it, you can convert Canon VIXIA HF R600 MTS files to MPEG-2 for Adobe, DNxHD for Avid MC, ProRes for FCP, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie. For Windows user, please get MTS/M2TS Converter.Download the program and you can edit MTS in Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly as you wish.

Convert Canon VIXIA HF R600 MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro acceptable format

1. Import MTS to the converter

Run the MTS to Premiere Pro converter and click the Add Files button to import the MTS videos to be converted. The converter supports converting multiple files at a time.

2. Choose output format

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.

3. Start MTS conversion with a click

Hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro will begin immediately.

Tips & Tricks:

1. Adjust audio and video settings

The MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files to MPEG-2. 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.

2. Basic video editing (optional)

This Mac MTS converter enjoys a built-in video editor, so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions. The supported video editing operations are: Trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos. Just note that this step is skippable if you want to keep the original video effects.

After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import Canon VIXIA HF R600 MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing without any hassle.

iMovie TiVo solution: Importing TiVo to iMovie for editing

iMovie, a widely used editing software on Mac, does not support TiVo files. As far as we know, iMovie generally can recognize a few file formats like DV, MOV, M4V, MP4 and some AVI files from cams. So you will find once you’re trying to import a TiVo file to iMovie, you just get the “gray out” result. This article will give you a workaround to edit TiVo in iMovie flawlessly.

In order to enable iMovie to ingest TiVo videos for editing, the easy workaround is to convert TiVo to iMovie supported video formats. Since Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the most compatible codec introduced by Apple which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, the quick option is to get a TiVo to AIC Converter to convert TiVo files to AIC MOV for iMovie.

To fulfill task, you can try Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (compatible with Yosemite and Mavericks), which can transcode TiVo to AIC encoded MOV which ensures best results for using in iMovie(no matter iMovie HD, iMovie 08, iMovie 09, or iMovie 11). It also provides simple video editing functions for you. The main features of this TiVo to iMovie converter for Mac are high conversion speed with zero quality loss and supporting to convert from and to more than 70 formats like MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MKV, MOV, etc.

How to convert and import TiVo recordings to iMovie with 3 easy steps

Step 1. Load TiVo files

Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag and drop the TiVo files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the app.

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

Step 2. Select output format

Hit the “Format” bar and select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for iMovie.

Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc for iMovie.

Step 3. Start converting TiVo to iMovie

Tap “Convert” button on the main interface to start TiVo to AIC MOV conversion on Mac OS X.

You can check the conversion process in the Window. After the conversion, it is easy to import TiVo videos to iMovie’11, iMovie’09, iMovie’08 for further editing.

Editor’s Note: This smart  TiVo to iMovie converter can also help you to convert TiVo and many other video formats like AVI, MPG, MP4, MOV, MTS, VOB to professional encoders like ProRes, DNxHD, MPEG-2, etc. to seamlessly fit Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc. Besides, you can use it to convert videos to play on your portable media player.

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Importing Sony a7R II 4K XAVC S to Final Cut Pro 7/X

The Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony is prepared to take mirrorless imaging to another level. Onto video, the major addition is internal UHD 4K 3840 x 2160p recording at 30 or 24 fps with the XAVC S format at 100 Mbps. While, if we want to import XAVC S videos from Sony a7R II to Final Cut Pro for editing, you may find the high quality XAVC S files especially the in 4K are not recognized by FCP well. So what’s the available workflow for Sony a7R II and FCP?

Apple does not respond on these forums and no one here knows or can say when, if ever, XAVC-S will be natively supported by Final Cut Pro. Based on our testing and other users’ feedback, to work Sony a7R II XAVC S with Final Cut Pro flawlessly, a wise solution is to make the XAVC S compatible with FCP. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users convert 4K XAVC S to ProRes, which ensures the best results when using in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X.

With this professional Mac XAVC S converter, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K or 1080p XAVC-S from Sony A7R II for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc.  Now the following article will show you how to transcode Sony a7R II XAVC S to Final Cut Pro editable format in detail.

1. Download, install and run the XAVC S to FCP Converter; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source XAVC S videos from Sony a7R II.

2. Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing XAVC S in FCP with natively supported video codec.

3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting Sony a7R II XAVC S to ProRes .mov for importing to Final Cut Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in FCP 7 as well as FCP X perfectly.

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How to Rip DVD to H.265 MP4 with best quality

H.265/HEVC is a cutting-edge, high-efficiency video codec that can compress video files to the half size with the same video quality as the original. That’s basic reason why it wins lots of users. If you have a large pile of DVD discs, why not rip DVD to H.265, which can save space while keeping the original quality.

To achieve the goal, you will need a great and powerful DVD to H.265 converter. Here we highly recommend Brorsoft DVD Ripper. Serving as an outstanding DVD converter and ripper software designed with H.265 encoder, Brorsoft DVD ripper enables users to convert DVDs to H.265 MP4 with 50% output size reduced and original quality kept. What’s more, it has a built-in optimized profile bank which covers all the mainstream video formats MOV, MKV, FLV, M4V, WMV, MPG, 3GP, and popular devices iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tab, Microsoft Surface RT/Pro and more. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. Download the program and learn how to rip and encode DVD to H.265 MP4 video.

Rip and Convert DVDs to H.265 MP4 video

1. Load source media > After installing this DVD to H.265 Converter software successfully, just run it. Then load in the source DVD you want to convert by inserting the DVD disc into the optical drive, dragging & dropping the ISO file or movie folder into the main region of the main interface.

2. Select H.265 as output format > Hit the “Format” box and select H.265 Video(*.mp4) from Common Video profile. It enables you to rip DVD to H.265 .mp4 with the best quality.

Tip: Before conversion, this DVD ripping software allows you to click “Settings” button right besides “Format” and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3. Start DVD to H.265 conversion > After all necessary settings, click “Convert” button to begin your DVD to H.265/HEVC conversion. Note that High codec H.265/HEVC will output much sharper video quality, but the conversion time will also relatively longer than common codec.

Once the conversion is done, click Open button to locate the results videos in H.265 codec. The final videos bring you the smaller size as possible with near zero quality loss.

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