How to Edit iPhone 6S (Plus) 4K in After Effects

I’ve been filming a little bit of 4K video on my new iPhone 6s+ and I’m wondering how to edit iPhone 4K videos in After Effects. Searching the web, some guys recommend Final Cut Pro X which could do it natively. While, I wanna stick with After Effects, the workaround I need is to convert iPhone 4K MOV to After Effects with proper settings.

Actually, the 4K video was restricted to edit in After Effects. Only the latest version After Effects CC can natively support 4K video like Sony’s XAVC. The previous version After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6 has not yet been updated for 4K support. What’s more, due to the format limit, we can’t edit 4K MOV from iPhone in After Effects flawlessly. As mentioned above, we need to encode iPhone 4K to After Effects compatible video and even downscale 4K to 1080p if necessary. What you need is a 4K video converter application.

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the ideal 4K video converter for you, which can take your high quality 4K files and convert them into a supported format like MPEG-2 for editing in After Effects any version. Besides AE, this software can also export professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid, ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premier Pro and more. This 4K video converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as the users want. For Windows users, 4K Video Converter is the alternative choice.

How to convert iPhone 4K footage to MPEG for After Effects

Step 1: Load source iPhone 4k files

Launch the 4K Video Converter on your Mac, and you can either click “Add” button to import .wmv files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.

Step 2: Select output format

To import WMV files to After Effects, you can follow Adobe Premiere/ Sony Vegas column and select MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.

Step 3: Video/Audio settings

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.  If you are using After Effects CS6/CS5/CS4 which does not fully support native 4K files, 1080p would be the best settings. Of course, if you wanna get a 4K workflow in After Effects CC, you can keep the original 4K video resolution.

Step 4: Start conversion

Click the convert button under the preview window, the iPhone 4k video converter will start encoding 4K MOV for importing to After Effects.

Soon after the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for edit in After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6/CC perfectly.

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Best software to convert GoPro H.264 4K to H.265 4K

I got some clues that H.265 compresses video files to 50% with the most proficient encoding format today, MPEG-4, or also known as the H.264. So, I am trying to convert native GoPro H.264 4K to H.265 4K video file. A little searching turns up the solution. If you also wanna encode some H.264 files to H.265 format, just read on.

In order to convert H.264 video to H.265, you will need to have a reliable H.265 converter to do the job. Overall, Brorsoft Video Converter is considered to be the best choice for you.

This software is a powerful H.265 encoder, decoder and converter. It can help you convert non-H.265 videos(H.264, MKV, DivX, AVI, WMV, MOV, MXF, MPG, MTS…) to H.265 files and vice versa. It’s easy to use, and performs professionally. With it, you can fast convert GoPro H.264 4K video to H.265 4K seamlessly. What’s more, this video converter severs as a wonderful H.265 video player for you. And with the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. For Mac users, you can get H.265 Converter for Mac.

Start GoPro H.264 4K to H.265 4K Lossless Conversion

1. Add GoPro H.264 videos

Run the H.264 to H.265 Converter program, go to the menu bar, select Add button to select the GoPro H.264 files you want to import. You can also directly drag the video files to the program for conversion. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.

2. Choose H.265 as output format

From the drop-down list of ” Format” > “Common Video”, you can select H.265 Video(*.mp4) as the target format.

Tip: You can change the format parameters by click the Settings bar. The video size, video encoder, frame rate, bit rate, audio encoder, channel and more other parameters can be adjusted in this Settings option.

3. Start H.264 to H.265 conversion

When all the settings are done, click the Convert button to start encoding GoPro H.264 files to H.265. The conversion time depends on your video size, computer performance, output settings, etc. Generally, it won’t take too long. After the conversion, you’ll get resulted H.265(HEVC) videos for better usage.

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Using iPhone Videos in Windows Movie Maker

Before sharing your iPhone captured videos with your friends, you may choose to edit them first. If you are on a Windows computer, Windows Movie Maker is a free app for you. While, the problem is that Windows (Live) Movie Maker won’t support editing the MOV files created by your iPhone(including iPhone 6/5/4) natively. This article focuses on how to import iPhone videos to Windows Movie Maker flawlessly.

As far as we know, the iPhone (including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, etc.) records in MOV files compressed with H.264 codec. Although the newest WMM 2012 edition, which you probably have since you are using Win7, can handle H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video but the “horsepower” of your PC might not handle the needed decompression very well, especially if you are trying to edit on a laptop. You’d better get an iPhone video converter and transcode iPhone videos to WMV, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

Converting iPhone videos to Windows Movie Maker

Here we recommend the easy-to-use yet professional app Brorsoft Video Converter to aid you finish the task. With it, you can change iPhone MOV into Windows Movie Maker compatible format like WMV, AVI with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into WMM with smooth editing without any trouble. What’s more, it can convert AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, VOB, MKV, etc files for importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro, Windows Movie Maker and more.

1. Install and launch the iPhone video to WMM Converter and load source clips to it.

2. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. For editing Sony Handycam video in Windows Movie Maker, you can select HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.

Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

3. Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will convert iPhone videos to Windows Movie Maker friendly format on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.

After the conversion, you can get the converted iPhone H.264 files from output folder for further editing with Windows Movie Maker without trouble.

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Can’t import Android Video to Windows Movie Maker- Solution

No matter have an Android phone or tablet at hand, you probably would like to capture some videos with it. At least I have had the experience. While, something frustrating, when I tried importing Android video to Windows Movie Maker for editing, I got this error: the file could not be imported. What can I do to fix this?

I have researched the web, tried to follow these instructions and finally solve the Android video to Windows Movie Maker incompatible issues. Below is the solution I share with you.

Windows Movie Maker is most popular video editing. Basically it can only support WMV, AVI format. The point here is, mostly, the video you shot by your Android phone is .3gp or .mp4 format, both of which are not friendly for editing in Windows Movie Maker. In order to make the videos from Android compatible with Windows Movie Maker, the easy workaround is to convert Android video to Windows Movie Maker most likely format like .wmv with a 3rd party video app.

1. Download and install Brorsoft Video Converter

It works as a best Android video converter. Applying it, you can transcode Android files to Windows (Live) Movie Maker supported WMV, AVI, etc. with high output video quality. Plus, it can also help you to convert Android videos to MOV, FLV, AVI, MKV, MPG, etc. for different uses.

2. Launch Android video converter and click add button to import source video files to the program.

3. Click Format bar and choose “HD Video” > “WMV HD(*.wmv)” as the output video format. AVI is also the choice.

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.

4. Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will convert Android videos to Windows Movie Maker friendly format.

After the conversion, you can get the converted Android videos from output folder for further editing with Windows Movie Maker without trouble.

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Solution to play AVI files via Plex

I have what seems to me to be an extremely weird problem. I got some AVI movie files, and want to play AVI files via Plex. Anyway, I received no luck. Searching Plex forum, we found many guys are facing the similar troubles “AVI files not seen in Plex”, “Plex won’t play AVI files”

In the very end, I astonishedly found a workaround to fix the issue by converting AVI to Plex compatible format with an amazing tool. Here is how.

First download and install Brorsoft Video Converter.

Overall, this video app is professional on fast transcoding AVI to Plex Media Server with MP4 format without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports AVI videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MKV, MXF, TiVo, MTS, MOV, VOB, WMV .etc. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos on Mac OS X(El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included) for further usage.

How to convert AVI to Plex for playback

1. Import AVI videos > Launch the AVI file converter program, and click “Add” button on the main interface to load your AVI files for converting. (Drag&Drop function is included.) It supports batch conversion.

2. Select output format > Click “Format” bar and choose MP4 from “Common Video” as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily. If your source video is in 1080p and you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for Plex Media Server.

3. Further Settings > With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

4. Start AVI to Plex Conversion > After all necessary settigns, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start encoding AVI to Plex friendly MP4 video.

After the conversion, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Now you can stream AVI files through Plex Media Server to HDTV, PS3, Xbox360 or other devices with ease.

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How can I transfer AVI to TiVo program

Recently I downloaded a couple of movies off the internet stored on my PC. They typically come in .avi format. When I copy these AVI files to my TiVo programs file, it does NOT show up in the “Now Playing on my PC” folder (at the bottom of the “Now Playing” section). I have researched the web and tried to follow some instructions. Now I’ve worked the best way to transfer AVI to TiVo from PC for playback with ease.

AVI is a container format that can use any combination of codecs. The only ones that Desktop Plus supports are DivX (v4 & higher) and Xvid. If your AVI movies contained other video/audio codecs, it won’t supported by TiVo. As some guys recommend, it should support MPEG-4, MPEG-2 format perfectly. To upload AVI videos to your TiVo, you need to convert MKV to a TiVo friendly format first. Below is the detailed guide.

First download and install Brorsoft Video Converter, which is an all-in-one video converter tool that lets you effortlessly convert your video and audio files from one format to another at ultra-fast speed. It supports a wide range of formats like AVI, VOB, MXF, AVCHD (.mts/.m2ts/.m2t), TiVo, MPG, WMV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MKV, AVCHD, etc., and includes presets for popular devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC, Nook Tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7/10, etc. What’s more, the built-in editor lets you personalize your videos before the conversion. With it, you can fast encode AVI to TiVo supported file type with the best quality.

If you’re using a Mac, simply turn to Video Converter for Mac, which allows you to convert and transfer AVI files to TiVo on Mac OS X (including El Capitan and Yosemite). Now download the right version and follow the tips below to finish your task.

Guide: How to convert AVI to TiVo format

Step 1: Start the AVI to TiVo converter. As long as you launch it, the following main interface will pop up. Now you can click on “Add” button to import .avi files which you want to convert into this program. It supports batch conversion, so that you can convert several MKV files at a time!

Step 2: Hit the drop-down list of “Format” to choose “Common Video -> MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg) as the best format.

Tip: By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 3: Finally, press “Convert” button to start AVI to MPEG-2 conversion for TiVo. After conversion is done, simply click “Completed” to back to main interface, and click “Open” button to find generated output videos and then transfer it from your PC to TiVo. You’re done.

Additional Tip: How to transfer home/downloaed videos from your PC to TiVo

To transfer home videos from your PC on your home network to your TiVo media device, you must have purchased the Home Networking Package, and downloaded and installed the TiVo Desktop 2.8 software (which comes as part of the Home Networking Package).

To make sure you’re using TiVo Desktop 2.8, launch TiVo Desktop and go to Help > About TiVo Desktop.

1. On your PC, open My Documents > My TiVo Recordings.
NOTE: You can change the location of this folder under File > Preferences.

2. Copy the home videos you wish to transfer to your TiVo into the My TiVo Recordings folder.
Supported files include:
indows Media Video (.wmv)
QuickTime Movie (.mov)
MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v)
MPEG-2 (.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2)
DivX and Xvid (.avi, .divx)

3. These will now display in your TiVo Desktop’s Now Playing List.

4. On your TiVo, navigate to TiVo Central > Now Playing List.

5. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select your “Now Playing on [YOUR PC]”.

6. Select the video you wish to transfer and follow the screen prompts to begin the transfer.

7. While the video is transferring, a blue light will be lit on your TiVo media device.

8. Once the blue light turns off, the video has finished transferring. You can find the transferred video in your TiVo Now Playing List.

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Convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to QuickTime MOV Video

I have what seems to me to be an extremely weird problem. I got some Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files saved on my computer HD and wanna play them with QuickTime Player. I though that QuickTime Player could support MP4 format. However, the result showed that QuickTime Player could not recognize these video files. How can I play Sony XDCAM EX MP4 in QuickTime on Mac?

As far as we know, the Sony XDCAM EX line of cameras offers a great form factor and workflow. They’re perfect for any shooting situation where you need a lighter, more compact camera, but don’t want to sacrifice image quality. They also provide a simple, tapeless workflow that speeds up your file transfer and editing process. But these SxS cards are not supported by the QuickTime Player. If you are eager to transfer Sony XDCAM EX MP4 videos to QuickTime Player for playing, you’d better encode Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to MOV first.

To achieve the goal, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you which is professional on dealing with Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footage to MOV for playing on QuickTime Player. Moreover, it also offers other native codecs for media players and NLEs such as VLC, iTunes, FCP, iMovie, Avid, Premiere and so on. Now, download the software and follow the guide to start conversion.

Transcode Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files to MOV for QuickTime Player

1. Launch the  Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to MOV converter program and click “Add” button to load Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files you want to convert. You also can simply drag&drop the files to the software’s window list directly.

2. You can choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” as the output format. The default setting will work great, you also can customize video and audio output parameters, such as resolution, bit rate, audio channel, etc and save them as your profile.

3. The last step, click “Convert” to encode Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to QuickTime MOV. The conversion windows will pop up immediately.

In a couple of minutes, your videos will be successfully converted into MOV. Then, you can click “Open” to find your converted QuickTime MOV videos quickly. Now, you can open the encoded MOV files via QuickTime Player without issue.

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5 Best Free Video Converter for Mac (El Capitan, Yosemite)

Searching Google, you can find tons of free video converter apps for Mac out there. We’re cutting through the chafe and giving you 5 best Free Video Converter for Mac that can meet your different needs. Each app also sits at a different complexity and skill levels, so if you’re just looking to perform a quick conversion without tinkering around you’ll be able to do that.

Top 1. HandBrake

Originally only a DVD ripping tool, Handbrake evolved into more of a universal video converter with its most recent release. Now it can handle pretty much anything you throw at it and then spit it back out in a new format. It’s well-polished, solid, reliable, and just an overall pleasure to use. Yes, I’m groveling so go and check it out.

Top 2. ffmpegX

The great thing about ffmpegX is that it’s based on a large collection of Unix tools which give it excellent power and flexibility, plus it’s wrapped in a simple drag and drop interface. The variety of formats it supports is quite extensive and the level of customization it offers is almost too much. That is, if there was such a thing.

Top 3. MPEG Streamclip

Drag your video clip into the window and export to your chosen format — that’s all there is to it with MPEG Streamclip. If you require some extra control over the final product, there are a ton of options for that too. Is it a pretty program? No. Is it functional? Oh yeah.

Top 4. MediaCoder

If you’re willing to delve headfirst into the software, MediaCoder is a capable program loaded with terrific conversion features. The interface, though bewildering at first glance, is relatively straightforward once you learn your way around, offering a boatload of customizable features for converting video to a specified output format of your choice. Whether you want to batch process a number of AVI files to MPEG or compress files for a reduced memory footprint, MediaCoder can handle it (albeit with a throwback design).

Top 5. iSquint
Sadly, development on iSquint has been discontinued, at least in its current form. The good news is you can still get your hands on this helpful utility and it continues to work great at converting videos for iTunes. Eventually a new version will be released under a new name (it’s in open source development at the moment), but in the meantime you can enjoy all of its current benefits.

Above are Top five free video converters for Mac users. Whereas, some limits with these free video converting programs always around you like limited output formats, heavy quality loss, slow conversion speed… and can’t meet the needs of users. That’s the reason there are still many users looking for a professional video converter for Mac OS X. Here, the best alternative Mac tool we recommend is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

Overall, it is an all-in-one Mac video converter, player and editor. This full-featured Mac video converter software could convert among a diverse range video formats that you may want, including HD videos like MKV, AVCHD, M2TS etc, and regular video such as AVI, MPEG, MP4, DivX, XviD, MOV, FLV, VOB and so on. Besides, it supports converting video to iPad, iPhone, and Android, Windows based mobile devices with the optimal presets. With this software, you can also tweak the video, audio parameters that best suits you need. Thanks to its built-in editor, you can also easily trim, crop, set effects, add subtitles to your source video as you want. The most important feature is that this Mac video converter is fully compatible with Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite as well as the latest version El Capitan. Just download it as the best video solution for you to solve all the incompatible issues on Mac.

Main feature of Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac:

* Convert All Popular Video and Audio Formats
* Support H.265/HEVC Encoding and Decoding
* Support Transcoding HD/4K Videos from Camcorders & Cameras
* Export Apple ProRes/DVCPRO/HDV/Avid DNxHD/AIC for NLEs
* Support Presets for Almost All Popular Devices, iPad, Android, etc.
* Support Batch Conversion with Fast Speed and Excellent Quality
* Edit Videos through Trimming, Cropping, Adding Watermarks, Insert Subtitles, etc.

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