Friday, July 21, 2017

Play 4K MXF with multi-track on PC/Mac

Material eXchange Format (MXF) is a container format which can bundle together multiple video, audio and program data then makes a lossless file format with large size. As it is widely used in high definiton camcorders such as Panasonic P2 series, Sony XDCAM series or Canon XF series. As we all know, 4K MXF shot by UHD camcorders is CPU heavy when you want to play it on media player on Mac/PC. No matter what kind of media player you are using such as VLC, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, etc, when you play this footage in them,most time those media player can't play them, or they can play but playback will be very very choppy.

To solve this issue, what you need is just a video converter which could help you to convert 4K MXF to massive formats which is supported by VLC, Quicktime, almost any video player. We recommend you Pavtube MXF MultiMixer after step-by-step tests and comparisons about the dozens of video converters. This wonderful transcoder supports you to convert 4K MXF files to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/MPEG HEVC, MOV, M4V WMV, MKV files for playback on your media player.

For those people who want to preserve the multi audio tracks, Pavtube MXF MultiMixer has full support for all 4K MXF files generated by Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, Canon XF and Avid Media Composer, and so on. MXF MultiMixer supports import multi-track MXF and under "Multi-track video" category, you can output Multi-track MP4/MKV/MOV, and Multi-track Interlaced DV PAL video (.avi) for you to play on your media player smoothly and without lossing any channel. Before exporting multi-track format video, this professional assistant grants you to choose to mix the MXF multi track/channel audio into one or just keep them. Mixing the multi tracks/channel means you can get single audio with all channels, including the audios of background, interviewer, and interviewee.

For your convenience, the Mac version of Pavtube MXF MultiMixer - Pavtube iMixMXF is also available. The program has splendid support for the new Windows OS and Mac OS system, once you have brought this program, Official supplies free permanent update, so you don't need to worry about the problems of version and OS incompatible issue. Furthermore, the version of Mac - Pavtube iMixMXF supports 5 kinds of "Multi-track Apple ProRes (. mov)" formats for your FCP. More features are waiting for your explore...


Step by Step to Play 4K MXF with Multi-track on Mac


Step 1: Load 4K MXF files with multiple audio tracks.

Launch this assistant on your Mac, click the “Load file” or “Add Video” icon on the main interface to import 4K MXF files with multiple audio tracks into the program.

load 4k mxf files


Step 2: Output Multi-track video format.

Click the "Format" bar, swim in its drop-down list, navigate to "Multi-track video" main category, here are 4 types of Multi-track formats including Multi-track MP4/MKV/MOV, and Multi-track Interlaced DV PAL video (.avi) for you to choose.

Tip: The program also offers 5 formats of "Multi-track Apple ProRes" for FCP. And Apple Prores codecs under FCP category cannot keep multi tracks. The only way to output multi-track Apple Prores is to chose them under Multi-track Video category.

multi-track formats



Step 3: Adjust multi-track settings.

Click "Settings" window on the main interface and pop up the "Multi-task Settings", here you can ckeck or unckeck video/audio channels as you like.

Tip: Mix audio tracks: Check “Mix into one track” under the left bottom of “Multi-task Settings” interface, you can then mix the multiple audio tracks into one as we just talk above the article.

adjust multi track settings


Step 4: Convert 4K MXF files with multiple tracks.

Start 4K MXF files with multiple tracks conversion by clicking the right-bottom convert button. Just wait for a second, you can click the "Open" button of the main interface and that will pop up the folder with converted file.

After you have done all these, then you can play the 4K footage on your PC VLC, Windows Media Player, Quicktime following your heart . By the way, this smart converter offers simple and useful editing functionalities at premise not choosing Multi-track video as output files. The door of new world is opening for you.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Play WMV Files with VLC on Mac

What is a WMV file?

WMV stands for Windows Media Video. A .wmv file is a compressed video format that was developed by Microsoft for Internet streaming applications. Many of the videos and movies that are found online are in .wmv format. The Windows Media video can be opened and viewed with large majority of media player apps such as Windows Media Player, Real Player, MPlayer and also VLC media player. However, a lot of people reflects that they fail to play WMV with VLC on Mac. The following article will show you how to convert WMV files to VLC best compatible file formats for viewing on Mac.

Best tool to convert WMV files for VLC viewing on Mac

Here, you can easily fix VLC not playing WMV files on Mac issue with a powerful media conversion tool called Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, the program has full importing support for 4K/2K/HD/SD WMV files encoded with various different compression codec. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple WMV files at one time for conversion. With this powerful Mac conversion application, you can efficiently convert WMV files to VLC media player compatible file formats listed below:

Container formats: 3GP, ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, FLV, Matroska(MKV), MIDI, QuickTime File Format, MP4, Ogg, OGM, WAV, MPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), AIFF, Raw audio, Raw DV, MXF, VOB, RM, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio, DVB
Video format: Cinepak, Dirac, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HuffYUV, Indeo 3, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo 3&4, Sorenson, Theora, VC-1, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, DNxHD, Prores and some WMV
Audio formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, DV Audio, XM, FLAC, It, MACE, Mod, Monkey's Audio, MP3, Opus, PLS, QDM2/QDMC, RealAudio, Speex, SCreamtracker 3/S3M, TTA, Vorbis, WavPack, WMA (WMA 1/2, WMA 3 partially).

Related article: Play 4K Video on VLC | Convert VLC Files to MP4 Mac | Play Panasonic Video with VLC 

Tips: To get better output video and audio quality, click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

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Step by Step to Convert WMV for VLC Playback on Mac

Step 1: Load WMV files into the program.

After the successful installation, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to load WMV files into the program.

Load WMV files

Tips: If you want to batch load multiple WMV files, make sure to store all your files in the same folder, then click "File" > "Add from folder" or press the "Add from Folder" button on the top tool bar to batch importing them into the program.

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Here, you can select to output one of VLC more compatible file format such as "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output VLC more compatible file format

Step 3: Adjust output profile settings for VLC playback.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window to tweak the output profile parameter settings such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality for VLC.

Step 4: Start the converting process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to convert MKV to VLC playable video and audio file formats.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to Rip Blu-Ray in the Right Way?

For a long time I have ripped my movies for home use and have been fighting through many different programs of swinging character and swinging prisms. Most functionally work for specific purposes or have the great advantage of being free, but no one can do all tasks as well. There are programs like Makemaker that makes MKV files of your DVDs but can not handle Blu-Ray, Pavtube iMedia Converter that manages Blu-Ray but not in lossless format or with multiple audio and subtitle or Handbrake that's free but Which can not combine sections on a Series DVD / Blu-Ray and is quite slow.

For a long time I have also experimented with file formats and found that MKV is just becoming?the most useful format in all respects, so this guide focuses on an end result in MKV.

Additionally, I am tired of having to install different software to handle the different discs I would like to rip and should remember the different settings and procedures for each program.

I have chosen that ByteCopy from Pavtube should be my favorite tool as it has some obvious benefits when it comes to ripping. You can rip Blu-Ray and DVD on 2 methods. Either as lossless copy or as a converted encoded file with a less natural quality loss, but more importantly you can select multiple audio and subtitle tracks and you can encode them individually in the entire file to match your hardware setup as best as possible.?I personally rarely use lossless as it takes too much and would like my Blu-Ray into a 4-5 GB file for network playback for my ATV4.

Pavtube ByteCopy

So what can ByteCopy do? It looks like many of the other programs on the market when it rips and copies Blu-ray Disc and DVD movies to MKV. ByteCopy plays an irreplaceable role as the exclusive Blu-ray ripper that converts the main movie on Blu-ray, audio tracks and subtitles exactly as you want without compromising video and audio quality. When it encoder and diminish Blu-ray content, CUDA acceleration is turned on by default whenever possible and it gives a significant boost in speed.

Export file format: MKV
Video: H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, VC-1, MPEG pass-through; H.264, Xvid, MPEG, VC-1 encoded
Audio: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital, DTS-HD High-Def, DTS-HD MA Pass-through; Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, AAC, MP3 encoded.

Method 1

Step 1. Blu-ray rip in Lossless Mode, ie a rip of Blu-Ray main movie with all original video, audio and subtitle tracks without changing anything. For those who have a lot of disk space and who do not want to compromise on anything. Start ByteCopy and load your disk by clicking the DVD / Blu-Ray button. The movie is now loaded (copy protected or not) and the main movie is automatically selected, but everything can be selected. Useful if you have plenty of space.

Load Blu-ray movies

Step 2. Click the converter button to start riping your Blu-Ray to MKV, with the main file, all audio and subtitle tracks. If you have finished ripping, you can click "Browse Export Path" to find the MKV file. TIP! You can change the output path under settings in the software. Then just wait

Start Blu-ray to MKV Ripping process

Under lossless (default) mode, Pavtube ByteCopy will convert Blu-ray movies to MKV without changing anything. All it takes is to rip the main movie file from the disk and pack it in an MKV container. You get lossless quality with all subtitles and audio tracks, because original video, audio and subtitles are preserved. In addition, you also keep chapter marks.

Method 2

Certainly the method I use most. It shreds the disc with the subtitles and audio tracks you want, while compressing the file to a somewhat more handy size without compromising on quality compromises. I will show you how to do this, but you can change the different parameters for what suits you best. I rip my movies for a setup with an NAS that streams to a jailbreaked ATV4 with Firecore media player installed. This gives the smallest file the exact content I want.

Step 1. Load the file from ByteCopy. The main movie is automatically selected.

Load Blu-ray movies

Step 2. Select the title in the window and click edit disk. You can now choose which audio tracks and subtitles you want. TIP! You can set your selection by default in ByteCopy's settings, so they are remembered each time. In addition, you can also select a specific player you want to rip to, so ByteCopy converts light and subtitles to file formats that are compatible with your player. I always use lossless and put my own choice of file types.

Select desired Blu-ray subtitles and audio tracks

Step 3. If it's only a specific part you want to rip (for example, only main), go directly to the selected track and click Title Settings. Here you can choose to rip in Full HD, or as I do just below HD. At Full HD, I recommend bitrate of 8000, at HD you can reach 6000. Is it a DVD you rip, then choose 720x576 in Size and you can beat a bitrate of around 2000. Remember to tick the Enco if you Will change the resolution and bitrate.

Customize video settings

Step 4. Next turn is the sound. I always start by clicking uncheck All, as I usually only want Danish and English audio. After checking the checkboxes you want, you can choose whether you want the Encode audio, or just keep it as it is in Source. I always keep it as ATV4?can handle DTSHD for a stereo TV speaker, but for some, it may be necessary to convert to a stereo track.

Remove unwanted audio tracks

Step 5. Then we are on subtitles. Again Unchecl All and select the subtitle (s) you want. I always choose Danish only, but some may want others too. When done, click OK, and click the MKV button to begin.

Remove unwanted subtitles

Then the task is created and ByteCopy starts calculating time and size based on your choices and the power of your computer. As you can see in the screenshots below, ByteCopy is quite accurate in its calculations, and only diverges a very small amount. The time you see listed is on a 2012 13 "Macbook Air, and I think it's quite good to be able to rip and compress / encode a Blu-Ray disc in less than 2 hours. Is it just a DVD, then we talk for half an hour.

Start Blu-ray movie copying process

ByteCopy is by far the best and fastest program I've tried. You can download a trial version from Pavtube, either ByteCopy for Windows or ByteCopy for Mac OS X. You can make 7 lossless rips with the trial and want to rip and encode to get a watermark on the movie. You can purchase the software for only $ 42 including unlimited lifetime upgrades. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Make iMovie Export WMV Video Easily

After completing the editing workflow in iMovie, you may come the ideal to export the iMovie project to the WMV video which can be easily played on Windows platform with Windows Media Player, loaded and edited with Windows Movie Maker or sending via Email. The following article will share a way to make iMovie export WMV video easily.

It won't be difficult for you to export iMovie video to MP4, AVI, however, you will be disappointed to find that iMovie itself offer no output support for WMV video. Fortunately, you can easily fix this problem with a third-part iMovie video to WMV Converter.

The program we highly recommended to you is called Pavtube Video Converter to you. It supports batch conversion mode, you can load multiple iMovie video at one time for conversion to save your precious time. The program can assist you to convert iMovie video to WMV video with various different compression codec including a a high quality WMV files with VC-1 codec and also a fast conversion speed WMV2 codec.

Hot Search: Export iMovie Video to MP4 | Export iMovie Video to AVI 

To get better output video and audio quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to in the program's "Profile Settings" window.

This iMovie video to WMV Converter is available on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7. It is accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is very stable and there are hardly any sudden crashes occur. In addition, the generated files by this program are high quality, you can't tell the difference between the output video and the original iMovie video files.

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Step by Step to Export iMovie Video to WMV Easily

Step 1: Load iMovie video files.

Install and Launch the Mac conversion program on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import iMovie Project exported files into the program.

Load iMovie video files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired WMV file format to output.

Tips: If you care much about output file quality, it would be much ideal for you to choose the "WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv)" under "Common Video" main category which will ensure you to produce a high quality WMV files with VC-1 codec.

Output high quality WMV files with VC-1 codec

If you care much about conversion speed, then just choose "WMV2(WMV8)(*.wmv)" under "Common Video" main category.

Output WMV2 codec

Tips: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from iMovie video to WMV format conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to play the generate WMV video on Windows platform with Windows Media Player, edit with Windows Movie Maker or for emailing.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Play and Edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S on Windows PC

Sony's new advanced full-frame camera for professional photographers which called A9 can shot up to 100Mbps 4K UHD XAVC S video at 24p/25p/30p. When the shooting is completed, how to play and edit the 4K footage on Windows PC becomes a hot issue that people pay more attention to. The following article will offer beneficial tips and solutions to assist you to smooth play and edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S on Windows PC with best quality.

Play Sony A9 4K XAVC S on Windows PC

When you are searching on the Internet, you may be disappointed to find that there are hardly any media player software for Windows/PC to handle XAVC S video. In addition, the process of decoding 4K video is very CPU intensive, you can easily suffer video playback lagging, stuttering issue even you are fortunately enough to find a media player that can handle XAVC S video.

Compress and Transcode Sony A9 4K XAVC S for smooth playback

To smoothly play Sony A9 4K XAVC S on Windows PC or other devices such as smartphone, tablets, game consoles, HDTV, etc, it would be essential for you to convert and compress 4K XAVC S to the widely accepted and popular H.264 HD format with the resolution of 1920 * 1080 (best for computer or HD TV) or 1080 * 720 (best for smartphone or tablets).

Edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S

The good news is that many professional NLE editing software such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Davinci Resolve, Sony Vegas Pro, etc has upgraded with perfect support for 4K XAVC S footage support. However, you will fail to import and edit the Sony A9 4K XAVC S with some consumer video editing software or free video editing software. In addition, sometimes, even your professional NLE editing software has the capability to handle 4K XAVC S video, but if your computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements to edit 4K video, you will only find the footage skips and jumps and finally makes it impossible to edit with any real fitness. To fix this problem, you can choose to buy a new computer, create a proxy files with lower resolution or directly compress 4K to 1080p which will ensure you a smooth editing workflow on any old computer with less power.

Best tool to convert and compress Sony A9 4K XAVC S

If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to convert and compress Sony A9 4K XAVC S, you can't miss Pavtube Video Converter, which has full support for Sony A9 4K XAVC S video, you can easily compress 4K to 1080p by outputting 4K video to a HD file format. The program offers various HD format options for you to choose from, such as popular digital HD format like HD H.264, HD H.265, HD AVI, HD WMV, HD MPEG-1, HD MPEG-2, HD MKV, etc or smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs or editing program best favorable editing HD file formats.

Edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S video with built-in editing tools

Apart from converting and compressing Sony A9 4K XAVC S, the program also works as a perfect 4K video editor. You can do a lot of simple video editing tasks with its built-in editing functions. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off unwanted black borders or area, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, adjust picture effect like brightness, contrast, saturation or apply special rendering effects like Gray, Flip Color or Aged Flim, etc to your video or add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to videos.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress Sony A9 4K XAVC S for Better Playing and Editing

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Step 1: Load Sony A9 4K XAVC S into the program.

Start the program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import Sony A9 4K XAVC S video.

Load Sony A9 4K XAVC S video

Step 2: Choose output file format.

To downscale Sony A9 4K XAVC S to 1080p, you can choose to output a popular HD file format such as "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category, you can also choose to output other HD file formats according to your own needs.

 Choose output file format

Tips: Click "Settings" icon on the main interface to open the "Profile Settings" window, from "Size(pix)" drop-down options, select "1920*1080 or "1080*720 to compress 4K to 1080p.

Step 3: Edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S video.

On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencial like icon to open "Video Editor" window, you can trim Blu-ray movies to remove the unwanted parts by setting the start and end time, crop to remove the black borders or unwanted area by dragging the dash line around the video frame, flip video, add text/image/video watermark, change video picture effect, replace/remove audio in video, add external subtitles, etc.

Edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S video

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all settings are done, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin to convert and compress Sony A9 4K XAVC S to 1080P or 720p H.264 file format.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to play and edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ video on any devices or with any editing program on Windows PC.