Showing posts with label QuickTime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label QuickTime. Show all posts

Friday, August 23, 2013

Convert QuickTime .mov to iMovie on Mac OS X Mavericks/Mountain Lion

This guide introduces the best workflow to import QuickTime mov to iMovie on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or Mountain Lion for smoothly editing.
Q: “I have some standard MOV files and enjoys playing back them smoothly in QuickTime Player. But when I import them to iMovie and want to edit, now the videos seem to randomly switch frame rates during playback. Did you do anything wrong?”
A: iMovie is really picky on video formats as well as video codecs. For example, normal mov files are not supported natively so that you cannot playback smoothly your quicktime mov in iMovie. The best compatible codec for iMovie is Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC); in this case, you are suggested to use Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mavericks to convert QuickTime MOV to AIC MOV for editing in iMovie.

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How to transcode Quicktime MOV files for editing in iMovie?

The above introduced Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac program, which is not only able to convert various HD videos (including Quicktime mov, MKV, MTS, MXF, AVI, VOB, MPG, 3GP, Flash videos etc.) to AIC, but also convert them to Apple ProRes for FCP, DNxHD mov for Avid Media Composer/Xpress Pro, convert to MPG/AVI/MOV for Premiere Pro, convert to various video formats for editing, playback, sharing, storing and burning, etc.

First download a free trial version and install it on your Mac(including 10.9 Mavericks and Mountain Lion 10.8).

Let’s start to quick convert QuickTime MOV to iMovie compatible codec on Mac.

1. Load .mov files.

Run Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, then click the top left two icons to load individual mov videos, or import the entire folder.

pavtube quicktime mov to imovie converter

2. Choose the proper format for iMovie.

Click the drop-down list besides “Format” and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as the best format for editing in iMovie. Click “Browse” to choose output path.

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Tips: Click the Pencil-like icon on the top to trim, crop, edit audio, add 3D effect and subtitles.

3. Custom video/audio settings for iMovie.

Click the “Settings” and customize output video size, bitrate (decide video quality and size), frame rate and other specs. You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in iMovie. 

4. Start Quicktime mov to AIC mov conversion.

Click the “Convert” button to start converting Quicktime mov to AIC mov for iMovie. Wait for moments and you will get the best video. Click the “Open” button to locate the converted video and then import them to iMovie for editing on Mac Mountain Lion and Mavericks.

5. Import video files to iMovie.

Launch iMovie, choose “File” > “Import” > “Movies…” and choose the path above:
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rip Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac OS X Lion

QuickTime is an extensible proprietary multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video. However, Blu-ray (.m2ts) and DVD (.vob) are out of the range of QuickTime audio or video formats. That doesn't means you are totally banned to watch Blu-ray and DVD movies in QuickTime Player. Actually, an available Blu-ray and DVD Ripper for Mac will definitely do you a favor to remove copy protections, and rip the movies to a Mac QuickTime Player compatible format. Here it mainly tells a step-by-step tutorial about how to convert Blu-ray and DVD movies to Mac QuickTime Player supported format.

The decryption software we recommended is Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac - A powerful Blu-ray to QuickTime MOV Converter tool designed for Mac users. It is capable of converting Blu-ray movies to MOV/HD MOV format, so that you can enjoy HD Blu-ray movies with QuickTime Player, or edit them in Final Cut Pro/Express on your Mac conveniently without any trouble.

More than that, with full supports for retail BD movies, the Blu-ray to MOV Converter for Mac is good at decrypting almost all latest BD copy protections, including AACS and BD+, so you can rip the latest released Blu-ray movies to QuickTime MOV at will. See the detailed tutorial as below.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray.

Put the Blu-ray disc into the BD drive and then click the import from BD ROM button after launching the program.

Step 2. Choose QuickTime compatible formats.

Click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then follow "Common Video > MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)" for ripping movies from Blu-ray Disc to QuickTime MOV.

Optional - Adjust video and audio settings

The Mac Blu-ray to QuickTime Ripper allows users adjusting video and audio parameters before converting bluray to mov. Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust video and audio settings in the following popup window, including codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 3: After everything is done, click "Convert" button to start ripping Blu-ray to QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac.

The program for Mac OS adopts advanced audio and video in sync technology, which will guarantee you perfect audio and video synchronization. Once the conversion is done, you can click "Open" button to get the final output QuickTime files with ease.

So there you have it. Pretty simple. Now just enjoy/play 1080p Blu-ray/DVD movies with QuickTime Player on your Mac as you like.

  1. Let's back to Step 2: You can also click on "Format" bar to determine the output format. Select HD Video and choose an acceptable format from the list (H.264 MP4 as shows above). Click on "Settings" and you could further customize video and audio parameters, for example, 1280 by 720 pixels (adaptable with 16:9 wide screen) at 29.97 fps, AAC audio at 160 Kbps, 6 Channels (Dolby 5.1 channels). Click on "OK" to confirm your settings. In Export to box you could specify destination for the ripped file.
  2. In "Subtitle" tab on "Editor" Window, you are able to add *.srt and *.ass subtitles you get from internet or other places to the BD/DVD movies.
  3. Support Direct copy titles from BD and DVD in Original Format.
  4. Support TrueHD 6.1 and TrueHD 7.1 decoding.
Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is the best choice if you want to play Blu-rays/DVDs on Mac with QuickTime, Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Android/Windows 8 tablet/phone and other devices with high quality. It enables you to transcode Blu-ray/DVD to FCP, FCE/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Adobe After Effects CS6 and DaVinci Resolve etc. It is also possible to backup Blu-rays to hard drive or NAS with original structure. With Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, you can easily and quickly rip Blu-ray/DVD discs and make a backup, conversion, compression of your Blu-ray/DVD for any use.
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