Monday, October 19, 2015

iPhone Sony Movie Studio Codec - Easily import iPhone videos (MP4/MOV) to Sony Movie Studio

Here we’d like to offer you some tips of how to import iPhone MP4, MOV video files to Sony Movie Studio for editing without any trouble.

Maybe you have tons of videos shot with your iPhone(iPhone 6/iPhone 5/iPhone 4S) and you want to edit them with Sony Movie Studio before uploading or posting them for sharing. However, when users import iPhone video to Sony Movie Studio, there are always the render issues. The audio doesn't import; the video is clunky and choppy...



If you're facing problems editing iphone video files with Sony Movie Studio, you could adjust iPhone MOV/MP4 to a more editing-friendly format, like MPEG-2 for Movie Studio. The article would show you how to convert iPhone videos to Sony Movie Studio step by step with a professional yet easy-to-use Video Converter (Windows 10/8.1/8 compatible) from Brorsoft. By running it, there's no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Sony Movie Studio. And you can convert any video to Movie Studio highly compatible videos without losing quality. Here is how t do it.

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Steps of converting iPhone video files to Sony Movie Studio

Step 1. Load iPhone MP4/MOV files to the program

Launch the program, and open the folder where you have saved the MP4, MOV files, and then directly drag the files to the program interface, the files will be loaded to the program immediately. Alternatively, you can click "Add" button to import the iPhone videos to the program.



Step 2. Select the output format

Click "Format" bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format on the drop-down menu.



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

Step 3. Start iPhone video to Sony Movie Studio conversion

Hit Convert, let this smart Video Converter to do the rest for you! If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box "Shut down the computer after conversion".
You're done. Now your iPhone MP4, MOV files will be converted into MPG files ready to be imported to Sony Movie Studio beautifully.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sony PXW-FS5 and FCP Mac - Editing Sony FS5 4K XAVC in Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X

To learn how to import Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC files to FCP 7, FCP X, read the following pages in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 Help.

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Recording Format (Video)

XAVC QFHD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile

XAVC HD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:2 Long profile

AVCHD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible

The XAVC codec can be used for 4K and HD recording, while MPEG-2 ios limited to HD recording. However, Sony FS5 owners have been complaining about the lack of XAVC support in Final Cut Pro 7 and FCP X. Actually, Apple Final Cut Pro has added the ability to import XAVC files. But it's limited to Final Cut Pro X 10.0.x via the Sony PDZK-LT2 plugin (You need to install additional software to import Sony XAVC and XDCAM media.). Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the problems. The easy workaround is to transcode FS7 XAVC footage to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s ProRes. Check out the solution here.



I recommended you to try Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC footage shot from Sony PXW-FS5 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro(6/7/X), Adobe Premiere Pro(CC/CS6/CS5), Avid Media Composer(7/6/5), iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. Don't hesitate to download the program and learn the step-by-step tutorial.

Download XAVC Converter Mac:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Tutorial on converting Sony FS5 XAVC to Final Cut Pro 7 in simple steps

Step 1. Launch the XAVC to ProRes Converter on your Mac, then click the adding button to import your XAVC flies from HD drive or your camcorder directly.



Step 2. Click the Format bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get the Apple ProRes codecs, including ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want.



Step 3: Finally, hit "Convert" button to start XAVC to ProRes .mov conversion on Mac OS X. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

Once the conversion finished, you can import the converted PXW-FS5 XAVC file to FCP X/7/6 smoothly with superior speed once the post production process begins.

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