Work AVCHD *.mts Files in DaVinci Resolve(Lite)

Q: “Is there any possibility to work with AVCHD-files (*.mts container) in DaVinci Resolve? I am using it on Windows 7 x64 and Resolve does not even find these files!”

We found more than one guys are complaining the issues when importing AVCHD MTS to davinci resolve for post production. For the purpose to help them get rid of the trouble, in this page, I will give you a quick workaround to import MTS into DaVinci Resolve for editing beautifully.

Although DaVinci Resolve supports a wide range of file formats, AVCHD .MTS is not supported unless it’s wrapped in MOV container. To edit MTS video files in DaVinci Resolve 10/11/12, you need to convert MTS to DaVinci Resolve edit-friendly format such as QuickTime, ProRes, DNxHD first.

To finish the task, you can use Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter, the best video converter that can help you transcode AVCHD .mts to DaVinci Resolve compatible video with original quality. Besides, this software can also transcode MTS files for editing in Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, etc NLEs. If you are running on Mac, please get MTS/M2TS converter for Mac. Download it now and follow the steps to convert your MTS videos to DaVinci Resolve.

Transcode MTS videos to DaVinci Resolve editable format

1. Import MTS files

Run the AVCHD MTS onverter 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

Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. Of course, you can also click “Common Video” > “MOV – QuickTime (*.MOV)” as the target format.

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.

3. Start converting MTS files

In the end, click the “Convert” button to start converting MTS for DaVinci Resolve and everything else will be automated.

When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated .mov files effortlessly. Now, it’s much easy for you to import the converted MTS files to DaVinci Resolve for further editing.

Additional Tips:

The versatile MTS to DaVinci Resolve converter is not only designed for converting MTS files for Resolve. It is also professionalized in converting AVCHD files editable in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, After Effects, Magix Movie Editor Pro, Pinnacle Studio, CyberLink PowerDirector, etc to meet your different needs.

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Importing Sony PXW-X70 XAVC-Long GOP to Sony Vegas

The hot camera Sony PXW-X70 records videos with the professional XAVC Long GOP, which offers up to 4:2:2 10-bit in cameras like the at up to 50 megabit/second. However, using XAVC Long GOP files is not as easy as it should be so far. This article focuses on Sony PXW-X70 XAVC-Long GOP to Sony Vegas workflow.

XAVC-L files can’t be supported by Sony Vegas Pro natively. Although Sony offers trial software to convert/transcode, at least the trial versions I have tried don’t even read professional XAVC Long GOP files, let alone transcode them. I have requested an NFR license to determine whether the issue is only with the trial versions, but I have not yet received said license.

There are several third-party software that promise to transcode professional XAVC Long GOP files. So far, the ones I have tried either crash upon opening or don’t read. The only piece of transcoding software I currently have installed that has been able to read and transcode professional XAVC Long GOP files so far is Brorsoft Video Converter.

It does a good job in converting Sony PXW-X70 XAVC-long GOP files to Sony Vegas Pro most compatible format like MPEG-2 with least quality loss. Plus, it supports encoding camera shootings in different formats (H.264 MOV, MTS/M2TS, MP4, MXF, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, AVI to Pinnacle Studio to meet your different needs.

Encoding Sony PXW-X70 XAVC-L files to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1: Run the best XAVC-L to Sony Vegas Converter, and click the “Add” button to load XAVC videos from PXW-X70.

Step 2: Click “Format” bar to determine output format. Follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.

Step 3: 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., in the Profile Settings.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start encoding Sony PXW-X70 XAVC-L to MPG for importing to Sony Vegas Pro.

When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted Sony PXW-X70 XAVC-Long GOP footage into Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13 to do further editing without hassle.

P.S. What’s GOP (not the political party) and i-frame?

For those unfamiliar, GOP is an acronym which stands for Group of Pictures. Both Panasonic and Sony offer both i-frame (intra frame) and Long GOP versions of H.264. The i-frame versions compress every frame individually, and are heavier (require a higher bit rate to achieve the same picture quality) but are more easily editable with older, less capable computers and older editing software. Long GOP versions only include some of the frames completely, and in other frames include the differences that appear in subsequent frames. Long GOP versions are more efficient, and therefore can give very high quality at a much lower bit rate.

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How to Copy DVD ISO files to iPhone 6S

Want to play DVD ISO movie on iPhone 6S? No idea? Well, in this article, I will quickly walk you through how to convert DVD ISO to iPhone 6S playable video with the highest quality.

To achieve the goal, a trustworthy DVD ISO Converter is dispensable. Here I highly recommend Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac, a top DVD ISO file converter software for iPhone 6S. With it, you can convert DVD Video_TS folder, ISO image files or DVDs to iPhone 6S within a few clicks. What’s more, it can also convert DVD to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. bypassing DVD copy protection.

For Windows users, please turn to DVD Ripper, which can help you transfer DVD movies to iPhone 6S on Windows(Windows 10/Windows 8 included). Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to copy DVD ISO to iPhone 6S.

How to convert DVD ISO to iPhone 6S friendly format

1. Add DVD ISO files

Install and launch the best DVD ISO Converter for iPhone 6S, then click “disc” button to import the DVD ISO movies. After the files are loaded, you can preview them on the right and take snapshots of any movie scenes.

2. Select Output Format

Select output format in the “Format” bar. Here “iPhone 6 H.264 HD 720P(*.mp4)” in “iPhone” column is highly recommended as the output format. Of course, you can also select MP4, MOV, M4V as output format from “Common Video” profile list.

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. Convert DVD to iPhone 6S

Finally, hit the Convert button; it will start encoding DVD ISO to iPhone 6S .mp4 video instantly. Once the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the final output files. Afterwards, you can play DVD ISO on iPhone 6S with ease.

P.S. If your movie isn’t already in one of the iPhone 6S supported formats or it’s still on a DVD or a Blu-ray, you can get Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, which can help you rip Blu-ray/DVD, and convert various formats of 720p/1080p HD videos in MKV, AVI, TiVo, VOB, MPG, MTS, etc. to your iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad 4 and other iOS, Windows, Android based tablets/phones for smooth playback. If you are on Windows, you can get Video Converter Ultimate for help.

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How can I convert TiVo files for DVD

I have several football games I would like to get off TiVo and onto DVD. My question is how can I burn TiVo to DVD? Searching online, I got some clues. What I need to do is to convert TiVo files to a DVD creator supported format like .mpg and burn it with Nero or other tools. Here is the step-by-step guide I worked out about how to convert TiVo files for DVD. If you are also have the intention, read on.

Part 1. Transfer TV shows from TiVo to PC

Before converting, you need to transfer those TiVo videos to your computer.  Follow the steps: Launch TiVo Desktop software on your PC. Connect TiVo to your home network, and then the TiVo Desktop will provide you with a list of shows for transferring to your PC. Then please transfer the TiVo TV shows you want to PC. Once all the shows you selected have been downloaded from your TiVo, they will appear in the Now Playing list in TiVo Desktop.

Part 2. Converting TiVo to MPG

After getting TiVo files on your PC, the next step is to convert TiVo to MPEG for burning to DVD with Nero. Download and install Brorsoft TiVo Video Converter, which can help you achieve your goal smoothly.

In fact, this TiVo file converter is an all-in-one video convert app. It can help you quickly and easily convert TiVo to any format like MPG, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, M4V, MP4, etc with least quality loss. Besides TiVo, this video convert program can also help to convert between any popular video and audio formats as you need. You could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. If you are running on Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version TiVo Converter for Mac.

Step 1: Start up this program, and then click “Add” to import all .tivo files. 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: Click Format bar and choose MPEG-2 from Common Video profile list as the output format. To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button.

Step 3: Hit Convert button to start TiVo to MPG conversion. The conversion process will take a while, and you’ll see an encoding progress bar. Once finished, click the Open button in the main interface and you can locate the encoded TiVo files effortlessly.

Part 3. How to burn MPG to DVD

1. Download and install Nero Vision/Video.
2. Select to create DVD-Video and add the MPG files to the Nero Vision/Video.
3. Set the desired video quality.
4. Choose Pre-defined Main menu for your DVD video.
5. Preview the DVD main menu and click Next.
6. When you are done arranging your files, Insert Blank DVD in burner Drive and click the “Burn” button to convert them into a format that the DVD can utilize.
7. Nero will now start converting the video and after conversion it will burn the video files to the DVD disc.
8. After completion, Test your DVD.

You’re done.

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Best Ways to Play MPG on Mac OS X (El Capitan)

You may find your MPG files couldn’t be played on Mac OS X. The reason is that MPG is not a Mac native format. To play MPG on Mac(El Capitan included), we have top 3 solutions right here for you! Everyone who wanna add and view MPG files on Mac OS X, just go through this simple guide.

Solution 1: Play MPG in QuickTime with Perian installed

Perian is one of the most popularly used free QuickTime components to provide native support to a wide variety of file formats such as MPG.

Note: Perian can be only used on Mac OS Snow Leopard. Moreover the latest version of Perian, 1.2.3 requires installation of QuickTime 7 which is not available for other Mac OS apart from Snow Leopard such as Mountain Lion. Perian doesn’t work on Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan and there is no upgrade news now. If you are running on Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, you’d better skip this way.

Solution 2: Download MPG Player for Mac – VLC

Apart from using Perian you can also use a universal media player such as VLC player to play various types of file formats such as MPG on Mac. The VLC player works seamlessly on Mac and can be used to convert MPG format files into a format of your choice.

Note: For seamless functioning you must ensure that you download Front Row which will allow you to import the MPG files into the VLC player for conversion. But you will not be able to transfer the converted files into other Apple products for playback.

Solution 3: Convert MPG to Mac compatible format

For those who don’t wanna spend time looking for third-party QuickTime components, or third-party video player to play MPG on Mac OS X(El Capitan), here is the alternative suggestion: download and install Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.

It is a great application that helps you to convert and play MPG on OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, etc in an extremely easy way. It enables you converter MPG videos to Mac supported formats like MOV and MP4 with both rather fast speed and original quality. Except from converting MPG video, this tool supports the conversion of more than 70 popular video formats MKV, WMV, FLV, AVI, VOB, TiVo, as well as Blu-ray, DVD movies on Mac OS X(El Capitan included). Below is the step-by-step guide that shows you how to encode MPG files to Mac OS X compatible videos.

1. Launch the MPG Converter for Mac. You can directly drag local .mpg videos into the program window or click “Add” button in the bottom left to import .mpg files.

2. C]lick Format bar and select “MOV” or “MP4” from the “Common Video”, which are fully compatible with Mac OS X. QuickTime Movie Format” format is also an optimal choice.

3. In the end, you just need to click the “Convert” button start the conversion. When the converting process ends, you can open output folder to check and play converted MPG videos on your Mac(El Capitan). It would be easy for you to enjoy the converted MPG videos with Quick Time on Mac OS X with original quality.

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Tips Importing GoPro 4K to Pinnacle Studio

If you are an experienced GoPro user, you may know that the GoPro 4K files are not well supported by Pinnacle Studio, so we need to transcodee GoPro 4K to Pinnacle Studio native format. And I know there are lots of converters claimed that they can convert GoPro 4K videos form GoPro Hero3/Hero 4 to Pinnacle Studio, but in fact, they are useless and inconvenient because their conversion speed is too slow and costs too much quality.

The common recommended solution I figured out is to convert GoPro 4K to MPEG-2 for Pinnacle Studio with Brorsoft Video Converter (a professional 4K video converter tool). 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/CC, Adobe After Effects, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Pro and more. With it, you can encode 4K videos from GoPro to Pinnacle friendly format without any quality loss.

3-steps Tutorial on converting GoPro 4K to Pinnacle Studio

Step 1. Load GoPro 4K files

After downloading, install and run this GoPro 4K Video Converter, just copy the 4K MP4 files from your GoPro right to your hard drive, import the files to the software.

Step 2. Select Pinnacle Studio best format

Click “Format” bar and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4, WMV from “Common Video” as the output format.

Tip: You can also click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit GoPro 4K movies in Pinnacle Studio easily. Generally, 1080p video size is good for Pinnacle editing.

Step 3. Convert GoPro 4K to Pinnacle Studio

Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding 4K video from GoPro Hero 3, Hero 4 for Pinnacle Studio.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, and then you can load the converted GoPro 4K files into Pinnacle Studio 14/15/16/17/18 for working perfectly.

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Importing & editing MP4 files in Avid Media Composer

MP4, as the most popular video format, is widely used. You can access a pile of videos in MP4 in your ordinary life. However, you may as the other guys encounter the problem while importing MP4 to Avid Media Composer for further editing.

Q: “I got a bunch of video recordings in .MP4 format that from my GoPro Hero3 and Sony PMW-EX3. Whereas, when I wanna edit those MP4 footage in Avid Media Composer before sharing with my friends, I met problems: the Media Composer handled with the MP4 files so slowly and some files even couldn’t be recognized. I couldn’t edit my videos smoothly.”

As matter of fact, Avid Media Composer might not work with some MP4 files due to the codec issue or other reasons. In order to ingest MP4 files into Avid MC for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to transcode MP4 footage to DNxHD, which is natively supported by Avid. To get the work done, you can take Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is one of the best Mac MP4 to DNxHD converter tool for you.

The program comes with optimized format for Avid Media Composer, which enable you to transcode MP4 to DNxHD .mov for using in Media Composer directly without any rendering or codec problems. Besides Avid, this video converter also provides the presets like ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro. For Windows users, please get Video Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert MP4 files to Avid Media Composer on Mac(Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan).

How to Convert MP4 to Avid Media Composer supported DNxHD .mov

Step 1. Install and launch MP4 Video Converter on your Mac, and then import MP4 files to the converter. Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several MP4 clips together.

Step 2. Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.

Step 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.

Step 4. Click convert button to start transcoding MP4 files to DNxHD .mov on Mac.

Click the Convert button of the MP4 to DNxHD converter, you can easily encode MP4 files to Media Composer.

When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import converted MP4 clips into Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8 for further editing.

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How to import and edit Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC in Final Cut Pro

The Sony XDCAM PXW-Z100 is a fantastic value for getting into the 4K workflow. It applies Sony’s new XAVC 4:2:2 10-bit intra frame recording format bring you superb video quality. While something frustrating, when importing Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to FCP for post-workflow, there are always some issues. To help so many guys to get of the trouble, here I’d like to share some tips and tricks for Sony PXW-Z100 to Final Cut Pro workflow based on my own experience.

As far as I know, Sony’s XAVC recording format first employed in the PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K camera is still not supported well by Final Cut Pro so far, not only the 4K video. To edit Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 smoothly, a suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode “XAVC” to “ProRes”, which is an edit- friendly format supported by FCP.

With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC 4K footage shot from Sony PXW-Z100 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. Now just download it and follow the steps below to finish the Sony XAVC to ProRes MOV conversion.

Convert PXW-Z100 XAVC to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro

Step 1. Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

Step 2. Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP, so that you can edit your original Sony PXW-Z100 video in Final Cut Pro perfectly.

Tip: 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. For editing Sony Z100 footage in FCP 7, you’d better downscale the video size from 4K to 1080p as FCP can’t deal with 4K video well.

Step 3. Finally, hit the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac video converter will start converting Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Prores MOV for FCP on Mac OS X.

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted XAVC clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add. Now you can start fun away with editing Sony PXW-Z100 video in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 without issues.

Additional Tips:

This XAVC to FCP Converter can also help you to encode XAVC video to iMovie, Adobe, FCE, Avid, etc. 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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