Thursday, August 27, 2015

MKV to Synology NAS Drive - Stream MKV files to Devices via Synology NAS with DLNA

Here provide an easy way for you to convert your MKV files to MP4 format for storing on your Synology NAS Drive and streaming over DLNA.

If you have multiple computers on your network, you're a candidate for a network-attached storage (NAS) device. Some NAS servers simply act as a shared volume for backing up and sharing files across your network, while others can do a lot more, such as sharing a printer among your networked PCs, acting as a media streamer or even a surveillance system by supporting IP cameras. You'll find NAS devices with a single drive and those with multiple drives that allow for greater data protection and higher capacities.

For example, the Synology DiskStation DS1513+ is easily one of the best multiple-bay NAS servers to date, performing superbly both as an advanced storage server and as the central host for a long list of home entertainment and business uses.

But the point here is, when we get some MKV to NAS, sometimes we can't get the MKV files playback from NAS like on media player, smart TV, let's look at some issues:

a) The NAS drive has a built in media server that doesn't recognize MKVs

b) The network connected device we are trying to play the MKVs on Media Player/Smart TV doesn't recognize MKVs


Have the similar trouble? Don't worry. This article aims to give you an easy way to fix the issue.

To manage your MKV files on kinds of DLNA compatible devices, you'd better convert MKV to the correct format before storing on NAS drive. Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is a highly recommended tool to help you finish the task. It is a great MKV converter that supports transcoding MKV to MP4, FLV, MPG, WMV and more. Meanwhile, it also comes with useful editing functions, like video joining, video trimming, splitting, cropping, etc. For those who are running on Mac OS X(El Capitan), please get iMedia Converter (for Mac). Now just download the program to learn how to convert MKV to store on NAS for DLNA streaming.

First download MKV to Synology NAS Drive Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Converting MKV to Synology NAS Drive streaming

1. Add MKV movies

Run the MKV to NAS Coverter; click the Add button to load .mkv files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program.

2. Select the output format

Hit the Format box and choose your desired format. To store MKV movies on NAS for widely using, you’d better encode .mkv to .mp4, .mov, or .avi, etc compressed format. And click Settings bar, you can adjust the level of compression to suit the quality you want.

Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind 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, and vice versa.

3. Start to convert MKV to NAS drive

Simply click the Convert button to start encoding MKV video to MP4/MOV for NAS.

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. Afterwards, it’s free to stream MKV files from NAS. Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among the NAS and Apple TV, PS3, HD TV or other media players.

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Converting DVD to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sony HDR-AZ1 and FCP 7/X Tutorial – Transcode Sony AZ1 XAVC S/MP4 to ProRes

Run into incompatibility issues editing Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC-S MP4 footage in Final Cut Pro 7? If so, keep reading, and you will find the best solution here.

Over the last two years, electronics giant Sony, have brought six new cameras to the POV camera market, under the Action Cam brand, offering arguably the stiffest competition to GoPro's dominance. Like GoPro, with each new model, Sony have added both incremental and headline-grabbing features to their products, meaning they're definitely worth taking seriously.

Sony Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 - Sony release most capable POV camera to date, named the Action Cam Mini, model HDR-AZ1. This new Action Cam Mini is compatible with USTREAM services where you can live stream all the action to friends and family watching online. It also supports full HD video (1080p), 120 fps frame rate video shooting in MP4 as well as the XAVC S codec, which records at high data rate of 50 mbps resulting in highly-detailed video content.

Well, XAVC-S format differs from XAVC in that it uses GOP codec of H.264/AVC for video file compression; it’s not an ideal editable format for NLE based on many users’ experience. So, how to make Sony AZ1 XAVC S clips workable in FCP 7/FCP X perfectly?

To achieve the goal, a professional XAVC S converter is needed. Overall, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the best choice for you. It allows users to prepare Sony (4K) XAVC S videos to be standard compatible for FCP X, FCP 7 effortlessly. It can help you transcode XAVC-S to Apple ProRes for FCP with several simple steps. Just do some clicks on your mouse with your finger, you can easily convert XAVC S files to ProRes .mov on Mac and then import XAVC S video into FCP for editing smoothly. Besides, it allows you to do some premiere editing work on Mac before transcoding like cropping, trimming, adding watermark, etc. Now download it and follow below steps to convert XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro.

Download XAVC S to FCP Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Step by Step Guide: How to transfer XAVC S from Sony HDR-AZ1 to FCP X/7 for editing

Step 1: Import XAVC S videos

Install and run the XAVC S to ProRes Converter on your Mac, then run it. Click on "Add", and browse your files; select all the XAVC S files you wanna convert.

Step 2: Choose ProRes as output format

Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

Tips: Adjust video, audio settings

Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing.

Step 3: Start XAVC S to ProRes conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the XAVC S to ProRes 422 conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Son HDR-AZ1 XAVC S video in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X with light speed.

See also:

XAVC S to Avid
XAVC S to iMovie
XAVC S to Final Cut Pro
XAVC S to Adobe Premiere
XAVC S to Sony Vegas Pro
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XAVC S to ProRes Converter
XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker
Source: Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 to Final Cut Pro workflow

Sunday, August 16, 2015

How to Put a DVD onto Lenovo TAB 2 A8 Android Tablet Playback

Step-by-step Guide to Rip DVD to Lenovo TAB 2 A8 with Best Android DVD Ripping Software .

At Mobile World Congress 2015 earlier this year, Lenovo introduced an update to its TAB Android tablets with the TAB 2 A8 and A10.The TAB 2 A8 tablet features an 8-inch IPS LED display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, and it looks crisp. Joining this is an MTK 8161 quad core 1.30GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage space. The battery is a 4,200mAh offering. The system, as you can tell from the screenshot above, is running Android 5.0 Lollipop.

If you liked the original TAB A8 tablet, you'll find the second generation is even better. If you didn't like the first version, now might be the time to give the model a second shot. The newer version doesn't feel as cheap as the first A8, with a slimmer body, more angular edges, and improved hardware. The performance is fairly top notch, and as a general Android slate for general tablet-y things like playing mobile games, browsing the Web, chatting, and toting around work documents, it holds up perfectly fine.

However, we may be confronted with an obstacle that we cannot watch DVD movies on Lenovo Tab 2 A8 directly.

Okay! Why Do We need to Rip DVD to Lenovo Tab 2 A8 Tablet ?

Actually, the advantages of converting DVD for Lenovo tablets might be much more than your imagination. You can be retrieved from the worries of DVD scratch issue and overheating of DVD player, and are enabled to watch any DVD movies when you are away from home for travel or business, and share some movie highlights with your friends. The best part of it may be the ability of making movies played and preceded smoothly without the need of network connection. So it is especially welcomed and recommended in case that no WiFi is available for your portable Lenovo pad.

How Can We Rip DVD to Lenovo Tab 2 A8 Easily ?

Well, no need to worry. Since Android devices don't have the drive for DVD playback, in order to get DVD movies playable on Android tablets or phones, you need to rip DVD to Android supported video formats like MP4 first before transferring them to your device. Brorsoft DVD Ripper is a good choice for ripping DVD movies to Android phones or tablets compatible video files with fast ripping speed and excellent output video quality. Plus, it has the optimal presets for Xoom, Transformer Prime, Kindle Fire HD, Nook (HD/HD+) Tablet, Toshiba Thrive, Google Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, etc. If you are running on Mac OS X, please turn to the equivalent Mac version entitled Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac. Now just download it and follow step-by-step guide to freely copy your favourite DVD movies to your Lenovo TAB 2 A8 for smoothly playback.

Free download the DVD Ripper for Android:

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Copy DVD to Lenovo Tab 2 A8

Step 1. Load your DVD movies

Launch the program and click Load DVD: Load DVD Folder, Load ISO Files or Load IFO files to import the DVD movies you want to rip. As you see, all added files will be listed below and you can preview them, take snapshots, choose subtitle and audio track, etc. as you like.

Step 2. Select output video format

Click on the pull down menu of “Format”, and select MP4 as output format since Lenovo Tab 2 A8 plays MP4 video 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. Start to covnert DVD to Lenovo Tab 2 A8

When you have finished all the above settings, you can simply click the Convert button on the main interface and let the software do the DVD to Lenovo Tab 2 A8 conversion for you.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the converted video files and then transfer them to your Lenovo Tab 2 A8 for watching on the go with ease.

Additional Tips: If you are considering to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to Lenovo Tab 2 A8, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Galaxy Tab 4, Nook HD, Kindle Fire HD X, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, iPad or other devices at the same time, Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.

See also:

Tips for Copying DVDs to Synology NAS
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Get DVDs to Synology NAS for storage/streaming

Summary: This is a simple guide on how you can move your own DVD collection onto Synology NAS fast and easily by ripping DVD to Synology NAS friendly file type.

If you have a number of DVDs, instead of watching them with a DVD player, you can choose to move your DVD to Synology NAS, one of the best NAS servers for backing up and sharing across your network with ease. The point here is, what would be the best way to go about it? Well, this article will give you the answer to copy DVD collection to Synology NAS within clicks.

First of all, you’d accept the truth that Synology NAS can’t support DVD files. To get DVDs onto Synology NAS, you'll need a third-party DVD ripping software to get the content off the DVD disc as a protection-free and easily readable element for NAS. There’re kinds of different software out there (some free, some not) with a variety of different options. It seems a bit overwhelming. Here we highly recommend Brorsoft DVD Ripper, which can help us finish DVD conversion bypassing DVD copy protection.

With it, you can convert DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV for Synology NAS streaming with no quality loss; it also enables you to copy DVD main movies for backup onto NAS in .vob format. And what we’ve learned is that MP4 would be one best target format for it is fully compatible with nearly all media devices including iPad, iPhone, PS3, Apple TV, etc. If you are running on Mac OS X, turn to DVD Ripper for Mac.

Steps: Convert DVD to Synology NAS compatible format

1. Import DVD movies

Insert your DVD disc to the drive, then launch the DVD ripping software and click the "Load Disc" button to have the DVD content imported. You can also add VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO files are the source files for converting.

2. Decide output format

Click Format bar and choose your desired format. To store hundreds of DVD’s on NAS, you can rip DVD to .mp4, or .avi, .mkv, etc compressed format. And MP4 is the best output format for Synology NAS we recommend.

3. Advanced Settings:

With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD while also saving space. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

4. Start DVD to NAS conversion

Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert DVD to Synology NAS compatible video files.

Once the conversion is finished, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then just stream and enjoy the high quality DVD movies on your media players from Synology NAS.

More Guides:
How to Rip DVD to Use Over DLNA
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Rip Blu-ray to MPEG for Playback Easily on Windows/Mac
Ripping and Copying DVDs to Synology NAS for streaming
Rip and Copy DVD/Blu-ray to Seagate Wireless Plus friendly video
Format-Shifting DVD/Blu-ray to MPEG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Canon C300 MK II to FCP - Edit C300 Mark ii 4k XF-AVC/H.264 MXF in Final Cut Pro 7/X

Anyone know how to import Canon C300 Mark ii 4k XF-AVC media into FCPX ? Here displays an easy and direct way of converting Canon C300 MK II 4K Video to ProRes 422 for use in FCP 7, FCP X with optimum performance.

The EOS C300 Mark II is a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail. Canon’s new range of XF-AVC H.264 codecs, designed to be compatible with industry standard Non-Linear Edit systems, makes integrating both 4K and 2K/Full HD footage into workflows effortless, while maintaining the highest image quality.The range features XF-AVC intra for 4K, andXF-AVC Long GOP and Proxy options for 2K/Full HD recording,both of which utilise H.264 codec, offering post production flexibility and ease of use.

Recording file format: XF-AVC (Material eXchangeFormat (MXF))
Recording Standard: Video Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
File Format: XF-AVC (MXF)

Well, MXF is much difficult for FCP 6/7/X to recognize and support. So, how to make Canon EOS C300 Mark II XF-AVC MXF and FCP 6/7/X compatible without problems?

A fast and fluid workflow for editing Canon C300 MK II XF-AVC MXF in FCP is to encode Canon XF-AVC codec to Apple ProRes codec with a powerful third party program. Here Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you which is professional on dealing with XF-AVC MXF to ProRes for editing in FCP 6/7X easily and efficiently. Besides FCP, it also offers other optimized codec for non-linear editing programs, such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere .etc. Now, download the software on Mac and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Free download the Canon MXF to FCP Converter:

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to convert Canon EOS C300 Mark ii 4k MXF to Final Cut Pro7, FCP X

Step 1: Load MXF footage

Launch the program and click "Add " button to import the EOS C300 Mark ii MXF files to the top MXF to ProRes Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.

Step 2: Select output format

Click on the "Format" bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the output 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: Start conversion

Tap Convert button to start transcoding Canon C300 Mark ii MXF to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP. Now you can edit MXF clips from Canon C300 mk ii in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without any problem.

Read More:

Convert MXF to MOV
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How to Convert MXF footage for Editing in Premiere Pro

Thursday, August 6, 2015

How to solve MTS to Edius incompatible issues

Summary: If you encountered problems when importing MTS files to Edius, you can follow this article to find the solution and solve it.

I am new to EDIUS and just have been using it for a few days. I got several short MTS files from a Sony camcorder and want to use Edius to edit them. When importing MTS to Edius, problem comes out- Edius cannot handle the MTS footage perfectly. What would be the best way to around the MTS to Edius issue?

Read through some posts online, I have found some similar (but not identical) problems like file import failure, no video playback, program crashed… After looking into this more, I know that the latest version Edius Pro 7 can support AVCHD, but when handling different kinds of MTS clips, problems still exist. The basic reason is that AVCHD is a ‘version’ of the MPEG-4 AVC specification or H.264, which is not an ideal editing format. To edit MTS files in EDIUS 5/6/7 in a flawless way, the best method is to transcode MTS to EDIUS more edit-friendly format.

First download Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter. With it, you can batch convert MTS files to EDIUS natively supported format without losing any quality. Plus, this MTS converter also supports converting MTS footage to Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, After Effects, Premiere Elements and more to meet your different needs. Now, follow the step-by-step guide transcoding MTS files to EDIUS.

Steps to convert MTS videos to Edius acceptable format

Step 1. Add MTS files

Install and launch the MTS to EDIUS Converter, and then click “Add Video” button to import .mts, .m2ts files. You can check the “Merge into one file” to join multiple MTS videos together.

Step 2. Decide output format

Click the "Format" bar and select "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format on the drop-down menu. It ensures the smooth editing with Edius.

Tip: 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 MTS conversion

Click Convert button to start converting MTS file for Edius editing.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the output videos which can be directly imported to EDIUS. You've done. Now you can import and edit MTS files in EDIUS 5/6/7 without any issues.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

XAVC S from Sony RX100 IV won’t work in Premiere Pro- Fixed

Summary: You may find that Adobe Premiere Pro does not support Sony RX100 IV XAVC S footage. To import Sony RX100 IV XAVC S to Premiere, you’d better convert RX100V XAVC S to MPEG-2. Learn how to.

I'm considering buying a good 4K camcorder and Sony RX100 IV seems good. The only concern is the compatibility of Sony RX100 IV and Adobe Premiere Pro, as I know it can record 4K XAVC S videos, but XAVC S in not widely supported by NLEs. After long time searching online, I get some tips and ticks for importing Sony RX100 IV XAVC S to Adobe Premiere. Now I will share with you.

Sony RX100 IV highlight feature is 4K recording using XAVC S format. However, XAVC S is not good for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro(even the latest version Premiere Pro CC), and you will encounter importing and codec problems when you try to handle Sony RX100 IV XAVC S videos with Adobe. In order to ingest RX100 IV XAVC S files into Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to transcode Sony RX100 IV XAVC S footage to MPEG-2, which is natively supported by Adobe PP.

Converting Sony RX100 IV XAVC S to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro

To get the work done, you can take Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is one of the best Sony XAVC S converter tool for you. The program comes with optimized format for Adobe Premiere Pro, which enables you to transcode Sony RX100 IV XAVC S to MPEG-2 for using in Premiere Pro directly without any rendering or codec problems. For converting XAVC S video clips to Adobe on Windows, please get Video Converter. Download the right version and follow the tutorial below to convert Sony RX100 IV XAVC S files to Adobe Premiere Pro within 3 clicks.

1. Launch the XAVC S to MPEG-2 Converter and you can click "Add Video" button to load source files from RX100 IV camcorder for converting.

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.

Tip: 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.

3. Click the convert button to start transcoding Sony RX100 IV video for Adobe Premiere Pro.

After the process completes, click "Open" button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer the converted Sony RX100 IV 4K XAVC S files to Premiere Pro for further editing easily and quickly.

Additional Tips:

This powerful XAVC S Converter for Mac not only can encode XAVC S files to Adobe Premiere, but also enable you to convert XAVC, XAVC S to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, After Effects and more editing programs.

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