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Can I Play 4K movies on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1?

Category : Mobile Devices

iPad Mini (branded and marketed as iPad mini) is a line of mini tablet computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It is a sub-series of the iPad line of tablets, with a reduced screen size of 7.9 inches, in contrast to the standard 9.7 inches. It includes iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 1. They all have big resolution display. All these features show that iPad Mini series can better handle various tasks, especially for high resolution contents playback. So, can we play 4K movies/videos on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1 directly? Or, we need a solution to guarantee 4K playback on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1 successfully? Read this article to find out answers.



You’d Better Convert & Compress 4K Movies/Videos for iPad Mini 4/3/2/1, Why?

Only a video fully compatible with iPad Mini can be played on this Apple device without hassle. 4K videos are usually encoded with HEVC (H.265) and VP9 codecs, while iPad Mini only supports playing H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG videos in formats .m4v, .mp4, .mov and .avi. It means that 4K videos cannot be watched on iPad Mini directly unless converting 4K video to iPad Mini acceptable formats.

On the other hand, 4K video occupies much space. A one minute 4K video at 30 fps approximately requires 375MB. Even you have got the 128GB model, it can only save 6 hours of 4K video. Actually, the available storage is much less than 128GB because of operating system, apps and other data. Therefore, it is advisable to compress 4K videos to 1080P or 720P to save space and keep more favorite movies/videos on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1.

How to Play 4K Movies/Videos to iPad Mini 4/3/2/1?

A video converting program is quite necessary to make a reality of playing 4K movies/videos on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1.Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac)  is an all-in-one 4K video converter and compressor specially designed to convert HEVC/VP9 4K videos to mainstream video formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV with lower resolution 1080P/720P/360P etc, while keeping possible highest quality. With constantly update, it have built in 250+ presets helping you covert 4K videos to iPad Mini 4/3/2/1, iPad Pro, iPad Air 3/2, iPhone 7/6s (Plus), Apple TV (4), iTunes, Android, Windows Phone, Surface Book/Pro, Xbox, PS3/4 etc, with well-set parameters so that you can play any 4K movies/videos on portable devices without problem.
Download and install iFastime Video Converter Ultimate on your computer. Follow the steps to convert and compress 4K movies/videos to iPad Mini. Mac users please switch to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

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– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

Step-by-step Guide to Play 4K video on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1

1. Click “Add Video” on the top-left to add the source 4K video the software. 

 

2. Tap “Format” bar and choose a iPad Mini supported video format. You can directly to go the “iPad”, and click the “iPad Mini HD Video(*.mp4)” in the list. Or choose MP4, MOV, M4V from “Common Video” which are all the proper choice.

  

3. After other settings are confirmed, stroke “start conversion” and start on a new leg of converting the 4K video converted to iPad Mini video. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button. Then connect your Mini tablet to your computer and drop the movie file through iTunes. Now open your downloaded Sherlock Special Torrent movies on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1 and enjoy

PS: Simple comparison among iPad Mini 4/3/2/1

The most recent model is the iPad Mini 4. The iPad models are listed in a comparison grid.



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How do I Play 4K on Android Smartphones/Tablets?

Category : Mobile Devices

Time for 1080p HD phone has just popularized. Now 4K mobile phones have flooded into our life. There have always been debates about the necessary of 4K phone. According to Phone Arena, there are more than 40 types of 4K camera phones available on market by 2016. Actually there are more. Almost each smart phone and tablet manufacture has released 4K phones. But 4K phone here does not refer to 4K resolution phone. As for now, no phone supports 4K resolution. For now, most 4K phones refer to 4K camera phone with 4K recording function, or phones that can play 4K videos. Here we make a list of the representative 4K phone of each brand for your reference. For those who don’t support 4K playing, we also have come up with a solution to play 4K videos on your Android smartphones/tablets.



As an great Android video converter, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac)  enables you to convert 4k video (H.265/XAVC/MXF/MOV/MP4/AVI) to Android smartphones/tablets like Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 EdgeGalaxy Tab S2, Sony Xperia Z5, Surface Pro 4, Surface pro 3 etc fast and flawlessly. With the help of this excellent 4k video converter, you can also customize you video size, frame rate, video bitrate and more. What’s more, it also supports Windows (10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, etc).

Now, just start converting 4K videos for playing on Android smartphones/Tablets. Firstly free download the top 4K video converter for Android :

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– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

How to Convert 4K videos to Android devices with fast speed?

Step 1: Run iFastime 4K Video Converter for Android and hit the “Add Video” button to import the recorded 4K MXF/XAVC/XAVC-S videos etc.



Step 2: Click “Format” and select “Android”, the first four profiles are designed for any Android tablets and phones. You can choose it according to your own Android device. Last, click “start conversion” button and start convert 4K videos to Android support format.



Tips:

1. If you are not satisfied with the default settings, click the “Settings” button, you can change the settings by yourself. You can change the video size (pix), bitrate, audio channels, etc. Just remember the file size mainly depends on the bitrate, which means the higher bitrate you set, the bigger size you get. According my experience, the 1280*720 sizes and 1500kbps bitrate is just suitable setting for watching videos on Android tablets and phones.

2. If your want to do some editing with your video such as cutting the part you don’t need, adding text/image/video watermark or adding the subtitle, just click the “Edit” button to do these work.

3. If you want to keep multi audio/channel when you are playing 4K MXF video on the Android devices, you may try our Pavtube MXF MultiMixer. It helps not only import and export MXF files with the multiple audio tracks/channels, but also helps mix the multiple audio tracks/channels into one.

Not an Android user? Want to play 4K videos as well? Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate also support to other non-Android devices like Apple iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod), BlackBerry, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, WDTV, HDTV, TV, etc.

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Play/Stream 4K movies on Windows 10

Category : 4K Formats , Desktop Player

Four times as many pixels as 1080p, 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) is becoming a popular and well-known resolution now. It produces a sharper and clearer picture and people are willing to enjoy this vivid picture with ease. However, not all computers can support the smooth playback of 4K video, not all players can perfectly play 4K video. Next i will share you how to play and stream 4K movies on Windows 10.



Part 1. How to Play 4K Movie Video on Windows 10 PC, Phone/Tablet

Let’s talk about how to play 4K movie video on Windows 10 PC, phone and tablet. It is true that you are allowed to watch 4K video on Win 10 OS with no need of 3-party player, but to play 4K (2160p) movie on Windows 10 without a hitch, there still are some points:

1. 4K Movie Resource: first download 4K movies on Windows 10 from YouTube, Vimeo, etc or get 4K streams from Netflix, Amazon, and so on. To play downloaded 4K video on Windows 10 phone and tablet, you may need a best Windows 10 video converter – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac)  to solve compatibility issues. 

2. 4K Video Player: for the time being, 4K videos are only encoded in HEVC/H.265 codec and contained in MPEG and MKV media container. So the added support for HEVC/MKV really matters here for 4K video playback on Windows 10. 

3. 4K Display: even if Windows 10 supports 4K, you still need a 4K screen, which has high enough pixels. Or you can stream downloaded 4K movie from Windows 10 PC to 4K TV for better watching. If not, the case would be: 

* If you play a 4K video in full screen on Windows 10 PC with 1080p resolution, you will only see a quarter of the image. 
* Or PC automatically zooms out from 4K to 1080p, which means you will play the 4K video on Windows 10, however, in 1080p resolution. 

4. High-speed Internet and high-end PC sets will be bonus points.

If all is ready but you still cannot play 4K video on Windows 10, then there is the chance that the 4K video you download might be corrupted. Follow a tutorial to repair corrupted video files. 

Part 2. How to Stream 4K Movies on Windows 10

Most wireless networks can’t keep up with streaming 1080p, from which you can tell to stream 4K video on Windows 10, you need a blazingly fast internet connection. But at least you can have a try, better using a free 4K video streamer for Windows 10. Here is an example for how to use AirPlay to stream 4K videos from Windows 10 to Apple TV.

Step 1: Free get 5KPlayer first and make sure your PC and Apple TV are connected to the same WiFi.
Step 2: Click “AirPlay” button on the top right corner and select Apple TV.
Step 3: Add your 4K video and that’s it. 4K movies streaming on Windows 10 begins. 

Note: 4K videos, not in MP4, M4V or MOV format, cannot be streamed via AirPlay. Do a conversion first with best 4K video converter – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate  for Windows 10, if necessary.

Features of The best 4K video converter for Windows 10

  • Compress and convert 4K to 1080p/720p with best quality
  • Convert any 4K MOV, 4K MXF, 4K MTS, 4K XAVC, 4K XAVC S, 4K H.265 etc to media player, TV, portable devices,PS4/PS3/Xbox, NLE supported formats
  • Basic video editing functions: split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles.
  • Batch conversion and super fast conversion speed
  • Supports Windows (10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, etc)

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Other Download:

– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

Plus: You can read review to learn more to help you. 

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Do the PS4 actually support Netflix 4K streaming?

Category : Game Consoles

If you are a video game enthusiast, you must have heard about or owned the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4 for short). The Sony PS4 is currently the best game console in the market, featuring with stunning hardware performance and the DUALSHOCK controller. You can even directly share your epic triumphs game experience with your friends by simply press the “Share” button. Moreover, one of the most headline-grabbing features of the PS4 is that it supports 4K movie streaming! You can stream the popular Netflix 4K videos to PS4 for nice playing. Amazing, isn’t it?

However, the PS4 does not support all 4K videos due to the formats and complicated codecs. Currently, most 4K movies are MXF/RAW/XAVC/XAVC-S format, while PS4 supports .mp4 files best. That means, although you can play 4K movie with PS4, there’re not many 4K MP4 video source available for you. That’s so pity. Luckily, now we’ve got this problem fixed! You know what, Doremisoft Studio has specially developed a new app called 4K Video Converter that can perfectly convert any 4K video to PS4 accepted format with 100% the original 4K video quality kept. With its help, playing 4K movie with PS4 will be so much easier. 

Besides, this powerful 4K to PS4 video converter also can convert other videos like H.265/HEVCMP4DVDMKV4K, MOV, MXF etc and various audio like M4A/WAV/DTS/AAC/WMA/FLAC to PS4 supported formats for smooth streaming and watching. (read review )

Follow the guide below to enjoy the 4K Netflix movies on PS4:

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– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

Step-by-step-guide to Stream Netflix 4K movies/videos to PS4 formats for streaming and playing

Step 1: Load 4K files 

Install and run the 4K video converter on your computer, install and run the program, then click the “Add File” button on the top menu to add .4K videos. Other way to do it is to directly drag-n-drop 4K file(s) on the program’s window. Other videos like MP4, MKV, AVI, Tivo, VOB, MPG, WMV, etc are also supported.

     

Step 2: Select the PS4 output format 

Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move your pointer to “PSP/PS3”. From the sub-list, you can choose “PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)”, “PS3 Video(1080P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)” that PS3 and PS4 read well there as shown below. Click on “Browse” button in the bottom-left corner of main interface (under “Format”) and the dialog opens up where you can set the name and the destination folder of resulting file.

     

Tip: For video experts, this 4k PS4 converter even gives you options to change the video encoding settings such as bitrate, aspect ratio, resolution, along with a slew of other settings for adjusting the audio quality. You can do this by clicking the “Settings” next to “Format”. Here I just accept the default settings, which are fine.

Step 3: Start 4K to PS4 conversion 

After all necessary settings, you can hit the “Start conversion” to start converting 4K to MP4 with best video settings for Sony Playstation 4. Once the conversion finished, click “Open” in main interface to quick locate the converted video. Then, you can stream the converted movies to PS4 via DLNA or USB freely. 

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How to watch 4K video online and on TV?

Category : 4K Formats , 4K MOV

4K TV has gone from being the future of TV to a firm reality. There’s an ever increasing range of TVs with prices dropping a healthy rate. The issue that would’ve put many consumers off making the next step though was lack of content, fortunately, that’s all finally changing…

From our experience, Ultra HD can look incredible, delivering impressive detail and clarity. But when it comes to 4K video content, for a long time we struggled to find much other than promotional videos of flowers and cityscapes. That’s finally started to change…Video-on-demand streaming services such as YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video all offer films and TV shows, some free, some paid-for. But the biggest news is that Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players are here.

Read also: top 4K movie siteswhere to get 4K movies

While they were promised before the end of 2015, we had to wait until March 2016 to see the Panasonic DMP-UB900 in our test rooms. The good news is we’ll eventually see more and more discs appear on sale in the UK and it’s not just the very latest releases that will be given the high-resolution treatment.

As for 4K broadcasts, BT was the first out the blocks with its BT Sport Ultra HD channel, but Sky plans to take things further by offering a range of 4K channels with its Sky Q platform. Sports will be the obvious place to start for ultra high-def pictures, and Sky has confirmed the entire 2017 F1 season will be broadcast in 4K, but it’s expected Sky will be showing plenty more besides.

But until then, allow us to round up the different ways you can watch 4K content right now…

How to watch 4K video on Netflix

Netflix was one of the first video-on-demand services to announce it would be supporting 4K streaming. It stuck to its promise, and in April 2014, it went live in the UK. But in order to access the content, you need to have the right kit.

To watch Netflix 4K online your 4K TV will need to support the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding)/H.265 compression standard. The first generation of 4K TVs didn’t support this, instead coming with the H.264 codec, which doesn’t support most of the 4K content now available.

You’ll also need to make sure your 4K TV (or other necessary kit) has an HDMI 2.0 connection that is HDCP 2.2 compliant. This ensures copy protection compliance for 4K content.

If you have a non-compatible 4K TV, all is not lost – manufacturers can release software updates. Panasonic, for example, has released a software update for its AX802 series (you can read the What Hi-Fi? review of the 58in version) which means it can now stream Netflix in 4K.

The simplest way to see if your set is compatible is to check it against this full list of Netflix 4K compatible TVs.

You will also need to sign up to Netflix’s 4K Ultra HD plan, which costs £8.99/month. This subscription plan comes with the added benefit of the user(s) being able to watch content on up to four screens at any one time, all from the one account.

And finally, you need a solid Internet connection. Netflix recommends a speed of at least 25Mbps, but ideally higher, for streaming 4K video.

Once you’ve ticked all those boxes, you’re ready to start watching – but what content is out there? It’s low on 4K movies but high(er) on 4K TV shows.

At the time of writing Netflix has 4K shows including: House of Cards Season 2, Breaking Bad and Netflix-original series Marco Polo along with some lovely scenic footage, called Oceans, Forests, Deserts and Flowers. Not a huge amount yet, then.

How to watch 4K on Amazon

Amazon is also offering 4K content through its Prime Instant Video streaming service. For those with Prime memberships, this service is available at no extra cost.

You can watch 4K video through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible TVs and the latest 4K Fire TV box. You can see a full list of Amazon Instant Video devices here – note this is a list of devices that are compatible with the movie streaming app as a whole and not necessarily 4K content.

The Amazon 4K service was initially available only on Sony 4K TVs, but the very latest models from most of the major manufacturers should come with the app pre-installed. If you have an older set you may need to perform a software update.

Amazon’s service offers a good selection of 4K films and TV shows. You’ll find TV, including many Amazon Originals shows such as Alpha House Season 2, Mad Dogs and Transparent, all available in 4K and all included in the Prime price.

Films available to stream include The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , Moneyball and The Da Vinci Code. But these are on a pay-as-you-go basis. The rental price is £6.99 (not all films can be rented) while the price to buy ranges from £14.99 to £22.99.

How to watch 4K on YouTube

YouTube also offers 4K video, but as with the previous two services, there are requirements. YouTube Ultra HD videos don’t use H.265 compression, instead, it uses another codec called VP9. The VP9 codec is royalty-free, meaning its adoption rate could potentially be higher, and it’s said by some to be more efficient when it comes to streaming Ultra HD video over the Internet.

So how do you watch 4K YouTube videos online? Google implemented the VP9 codec into its Chrome browser and YouTube back in 2013, so both have been able to support 4K streams for some time. If you search 4K content within YouTube right now, you’ll be able to select 4K as a quality option on each video.

But, as with HEVC/H.265, VP9 needs compatible hardware, i.e. a 4K screen, to watch. LG, Panasonic and Sony were initial partners in the technology, with Samsung, ARM and Intel all poised to release hardware in the future.

If you don’t have a compatible display, the video will be downsampled to the maximum output of your display.

Where else can you stream 4K video?

UltraFlix, the 4K streaming network from NanoTech, is currently available on a selection of 4K UHD Sony TVs. The 4K UltraFlix Network App claims to have over 600 hours of 4K content, which NanoTech describes as “the world’s largest library of 4K VOD content”.

Content includes movies, concerts, documentaries, special events and even 40 made-for-IMAX theatrical titles.

It’s been reported that the UltraFlix app should be available on Samsung UHD TVs in both the US and Europe, however, at the time of writing we weren’t able to find the app on our Samsung TV.

What about 4K on PlayStation Video?

Sony launched its own 4K Video On Demand service in the form of Video Unlimited 4K, which sat alongside its Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services. The service has since been rebranded as PlayStation Video.

The service includes 4K content, but only in the US. To access 4K content you need one of Sony’s 4K Media Players, such as the FMP-X1, or one of selected US Sony 4K TVs. Costs for the films from Sony’s service ranged from $7.99 for a 24-hour rental to $30 to buy. Sony says it has “no plans” to bring the 4K Media Player to the UK.

For now, you can’t watch 4K video or 4K games on the PlayStation (nor indeed on the Xbox).

Sony is also due to be launching a new Ultra app, which will bring 4K video to selected Android 4K TVs. Again, only in the US for now.

How to watch 4K Blu-ray

For many, getting a broadband connection that’s fast enough to support 4K streaming (realistically at the very least 30 Mbps) isn’t possible right now. Therefore a better way to get 4K content into the home would be on a disc format.

The good news is Ultra HD Blu-ray is here. Discs that can handle resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 and up to 60fps can be classed as Ultra HD and the format also supports high dynamic range (HDR), higher frame rates (up to 60 frames per second) and object-based immersive sound, such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

HDR pictures can be delivered in one of two ways: either using the BDA-developed “BD HDR” section of the new specification, or via compatible HDR formats such as Dolby Vision. Video is encoded under the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, and uses 10-bit colour depth and the Rec. 2020 colour space.

You will of course need a new Ultra HD Blu-ray player to play the discs. We’ve already seen the Panasonic DMP-UB900 and awarded it the full five stars, but we’ve still yet to see Samsung’s UBD-K8500. And there are now 4K discs on sale in the UK.

The good news for disc lovers? There’s a strong argument that 4K Blu-ray beats 4K streaming…

What about watching 4K TV broadcasts?

BT became the first broadcaster to bring an Ultra HD channel to the UK, with the launch of BT Sport Ultra HD. The new channel launched in August 2015 and promises to show around one live Ultra HD event per week.

The focus will primarily be on football, but other events including the MotoGP, NBA basketball and Aviva Premiership rugby will also be shown throughout the year.

The channel will be supported by the majority of 4K TVs released in 2014/15, but you will need to subscribe to the Ultra HD package at £15/month, have an Infinity Fibre broadband connection and get the new BT Ultra HD box fitted.

Sky is claiming it will offer the “UK’s most comprehensive Ultra High Definition service” through its Sky Q platform, which is set to add 4K content in summer 2016, and has confirmed the 2017 F1 season will be broadcast in 4K.

What about 4K on the BBC or ITV? Don’t hold your breath – even if the BBC did say it would aim to broadcast 4K as standard by 2016.

Make your own 4K video

Still not satisfied? There’s always the option of creating your own 4K Ultra HD content.

An increasing number of phones are now able to record 4K video, including the new iPhone SE, meaning you can be making your own 4K movies in no time. And of course there are also plenty of 4K cameras.

It’s one easy and cost-effective way to fill the 4K gap, though we’re guessing your masterpieces may not match the quality of House of Cards…

The 4K verdict

The amount of available 4K content is finally making taking the 4K plunge a worthwhile proposition.

The amount of content available to stream is increasing all the time and while it may rely on a high-speed internet connection, it offers the most extensive catalogue.

4K Blu-ray discs are now here too, and from what we’ve seen offer a superior performance to streaming. While there may only be a few titles available at the moment, it should start to increase now that the hardware is here.

As for 4K live TV, we’re still waiting to reach critical mass, even if it’s clearly on the radar for the key broadcasters. Bringing 4K to the masses will clearly take time.

With the prices of 4K TVs coming down (rapidly), and the level of choice increasing – see our 4K TV review section – it’s more viable than ever to put a 4K TV in your home. And there is finally something to watch…

Tips: Have problems in playing 4K videos on TV? – Solved!

TV allows you browse and share files from your external storage devices on the 4K Ultra HD TV via HD cable or Wi-Fi connection. However, it is very likely to encounter video format/codec incompatibility problem. In that case, a third-party 4K TV Converter is needed.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac) currently developedUltra HD TV Video Converter to solve the problem. This Ultra 4K TV Converter is able to convert any video(DVD, Blu-ray, ISO,  MTS/MXF/XAVC/MP4/MOV/H.265) to any 4K TV format. Just download the Ultra HD TV Converter to help you. (read review)

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Other Download:

– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

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iPhone 7/SE/6S 4K Video and Final Cut Pro X Workflow

Last week I presented a webinar covering 4K Video, the iPhone 6s and Final Cut Pro X. As I was researching my presentation, I discovered a variety of interesting facts that I want to share with you.



Final Cut Pro X connects with your iPhone automatically; assuming the phone  is connected directly to your computer via a Lightning cable. This makes transferring files from the iPhone to the computer easy. However, even though the iPhone is directly connected, we can not capture live video from the iPhone.

Also, FCP X only checks the iPhone for content on two occasions:


When FCP X first starts
When the iPhone is first connected to the computer
This could be relevant if you are shooting on the iPhone which is still connected to your computer – for example, to move large files off your phone more quickly during production – after Final Cut is started, you’ll need to disconnect the iPhone cable, then reconnect it, in order for FCP to recognize new video files stored on the phone.

You don’t need to eject an iPhone from the Desktop to get FCP to recognize new footage. Simply disconnect the iPhone cable, wait about ten seconds, then reconnect it to your computer.

If you always shoot with the iPhone disconnected from the computer, this is a non-issue.

There are two frame sizes for 4K video:

UHD (Ultra High-Definition): 3840 x 2160 pixels
True 4K: 4096 x 2160 pixels
NOTE: A big benefit of UHD is that it exactly doubles a 1080 frame, which means that playing HD material on a UHD display will look as good as it can.

By default, the iPhone shoots H.264 1080p/30. You need to enable 4K video in Settings > Phone & Camera.

Once 4K video is selected, the iPhone shoots UHD at 30 fps. The frame rate is not adjustable.

NOTE: Thankfully, interlacing does not exist in any version of 4K media. All 4K media is progressive. Finally.

When importing files from an iPhone, media must be copied into a Library. Final Cut can’t edit video files stored directly on an iPhone.

H.264 is a very compressed 8-bit video format. The data rate for 4K video on an iPhone varies, depending upon the amount of movement between frames. During my webinar, the data rate averaged about 20 mbps; while others have reported double that rate.

For the purposes of planning, assume iPhone video requires 6.5 MB/second, 375 MB/minute, 22.5 GB/ hour. Your results will vary. Remember that iPhone storage is not unlimited.

OPTIMIZING

Conventional wisdom suggests that we should optimize 4K media during import. However, optimizing may not be the best choice. Optimizing depends on the configuration of your computer. Older machines will probably need to optimize or create proxies, but, before optimizing, try editing the native footage first. There are lots of options.

If you are able to edit the native footage smoothly, with no dropped frames or stuttering during playback – AND you don’t plan to do extensive color correction or effects – editing native video is probably the best option.

Otherwise, you can always process the optimized or proxy footage in the background while you work, this is one of the unique features of FCP X. Optimizing to ProRes means that more effects play in realtime with more video streams, and both rendering and exporting is faster.

Thinking of speed, the more RAM you have, the more footage Final Cut can cache off the drive before the system has to “page” — flush the RAM and going back to the hard drive to get more files. A hard drive is always slower than playing out of RAM and this is important when you have lots of 4K video streams.

NOTE: At a recent demo, Apple showed 16 streams of 4K media optimized to ProRes 422 playing as a multicam clip on a new Mac Pro. In fact, there’s a preference setting that automatically optimizes multicam clips that I recommend be turned on if you have a fast system.

Keep in mind that if you are dropping frames during editing, you can switch FCP to display the media at “Better Performance.” (To make the switch, go to the View menu in the top right corner of the Viewer.)

Remember, also that FCP supports editing while importing or transcoding is running in the background. So, if it is important to share a 4K master with a quick turn around, you have the best of both worlds — speed when you need it and quality later when you export the master — just switch back to original media with a single click in the View menu.

NOTE: The only video format available for optimizing is ProRes 422. If your iPhone 4K videos are not ProRes, you need convert your iPhone 7/SE/6S 4K footages to FCP X supported Apple ProRes MOV for smooth editing in FCP X. Here suggest you the best 4K video converter for FCP – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (Windows) , which can convert your any iPhone 4k videos (4K MXF/MOV/MP4/MTS/MKV/H.265 etc) to FCP X friendly formats. It powerfully support Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard. (read review )

Other Download:

– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/imedia-converter-mac/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-iMedia-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177788.html

DATA RATES

4K video can be edited on almost all currently shipping computers. (In fact, Apple was showing 4K XAVC video editing on an iMac three years ago.) Any mid-range or above MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac Pro with at least 16 GB of RAM will easily handle editing 4K video.

The bottle-neck isn’t the computer, but storage. LOTS of large, fast storage.

4K will push the limits of older systems (say, more than 3 years old). In which case, install the fastest drives, best graphic cards, and more than the minimum amount of RAM in your system. Less than 8 GB of RAM will not yield good performance with 4K.

FCP X has been designed to take advantage of all that the hardware has to offer — without having to drop the visual quality of the original just to play it back.

PROXY FILES

When should you create proxy files? For me, there are two answers:

You have an older, slower system that can’t handle large 4K files
You are editing multicam clips
In both these cases, I would use proxy files.

SUMMARY

All too often, we obsess about the wrong things. The speed of our computer is no longer the gating factor of performance. Instead:

Buy a mid-range CPU or faster
Buy as much RAM as the system can hold, or you can afford; at least 16 GB
Buy the fastest GPU the computer supports
Buy the fastest and largest storage you can afford
Edit camera native unless your system performs poorly
Optimize media if you need significant color grading or more efficient effects
Use Proxy files on slower systems or for multicam editing
The iPhone brings 4K media into the hands of almost everyone. FCP fully supports editing 4K media but mot all 4K video formats. 

My iPhone 4K webinar illustrates this entire 4K capture, storage and editing workflow. Wish you have a nice day.

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Top 4K Movie Sites in the World

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If you recently bought a 4K Ultra HD television — or you’re thinking about scooping one up soon — you will inevitably find yourself on the hunt for 4K UHD content to enjoy (read: show off) in all of its sweet, eye-popping glory.

We’ve got a classic mix of good and bad news for you: The good news is the 4K Ultra HD content pipeline has transitioned from a trickle to a steady flow, and in the next couple of years, it’s going to be more like a rushing river. The bad news is that, for now, some of these sources will be exclusive to certain TV brands or streaming devices. Still, most sources have opened up considerably since launch, making this a great time to consider going all-in on 4K Ultra HD.



To save you some hassle, we’ve compiled all current and forthcoming 4K Ultra HD content sources into one place with details on pricing, popular titles, and when to expect more.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Cost: Ultra HD Blu-ray players run $400 – $800

Requirements: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and compatible 4K Ultra HD TV

Riding in a hard-copy format once dismissed as obsolete in the streaming age, 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays and their corresponding players aim to be a very big part of the future of Ultra HD. The platform promises fewer artifacts than highly-compressed 4K streams, and brings along HDR functionality and an even more expansive color spectrum to grow with the 4K Ultra HD TVs of tomorrow.

Ultra HD Blu-ray players and discs are now available for purchase at many popular electronics stores. You can find a list of Ultra HD Blu-ray titles here and learn much more about 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray here.

Netflix

Cost: $12/month

Requirements: Recommended Internet speed of 25 Mbps or higher; compatible hardware includes most major TV manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Vizio, Philips, and Hisense 4K Ultra HD TVs, or a compatible 4K Ultra HD TV connected to Roku 4 or Amazon Fire TV streaming boxes

The constant innovator, Netflix was one of the first services to stream 4K Ultra HD content, taking flight with its original series House of Cards Season 2 in April 2014. Content has started slow but is constantly growing — especially since all of the service’s major original series are being shot in 4K. Series like House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and The Blacklist have been joined by a steady wave of original series like Bloodline, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Sense 8 among others.

For eye-candy background, the service also hosts some pretty epic nature docs from the Moving Art series like Underwater, Waterfalls, and Forests. Movie choices are still rather light, including Hitch (why, Netflix?), The Patriot, Jerry Maguire, and the Netflix documentary Keith Richards: Under the Influence.

Amazon Instant Video

Cost: Free with $99 per year Prime Membership, plus select titles for rental and purchase priced around $20-30

Requirements: Select Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio, and Panasonic 4K Ultra HD TVs, as well as compatible 4K Ultra HD TVs connected to the Roku 4 and (of course) the new Amazon Fire TV set-top box.

Amazon’s 4K Ultra HD service was originally slated for an October 2014 release date, but the service took its time and showed up as an early Christmas gift in December 2014 instead. Amazon’s free service (with Prime subscription) launched with 4K Ultra HD versions of some of its original series, and has expanded to include Alpha House (season 2), Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Red Oaks, and The Man in the High Castle, as well as the company’s entire list of new pilots.

Amazon also has a limited selection of 4K Ultra HD movies as part of its Prime collection, including a few nature films, as well as titles like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hitch, Jerry Maguire (déjà vus, right?) and even a 3 hour 4K Ultra HD fireplace video for the holidays. As for the not-so-free selections, Amazon sells a number of 4K Ultra HD titles starting at around $20, including Bad Boys (I, and II), Fury, Elysium, and The Fifth Element.

Finally, Amazon also now streams a short selection of 4K Ultra HD series with high dynamic range (HDR), including Mozart in the Jungle and Red Oaks. So far the feature, which is designed to deliver epic contrast, tends to suffer heavily from compression artifacts in our experience, even at relatively high bandwidth speeds. The jury’s still out on how long it will be until HDR streaming is worth getting excited about.

Sony’s Playstation Video (aka Video Unlimited)

Cost: Average of $4 to $11 per TV episode for purchase, $8 per movie for 24-hour rental, $30 to $35 for purchase

Requirements: Sony Ultra HD TV, or newer 4K Ultra HD TV (with HDCP 2.2 copyright protection) and a Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD media player ($500-700)

Sony blazed the trail with 4K content, and since the megacorp is able to handle the programming from acorn to oak, it offers more sheer volume than any other marquee service. And while the device that proffers Sony’s wares was originally proprietary, updates have opened the media player to allow a variety of 4K Ultra HD TVs to support it, though reviews for the device have been less-than-kind thus far.

Sony’s VOD service allows downloading for purchase and rental of around 200 movies and TV shows on the media player, which hosts a 1TB internal hard drive. Movies typically take up around 40GB of space, and though renting will save a lot of room, many titles are only available for purchase. Frankly, streaming 4K from other services is a much more convenient option. On the other hand, downloading should result in higher video quality for the average Internet connection. Highlights for the service include series like Breaking Bad, and a list of around 200 movies including The Amazing Spider Man, Moneyball, Evil Dead (2013), Godzilla (1998), Hancock, Pineapple Express, and many more.

Sony’s Ultra streaming service

Cost: $30 per movie purchase, no rentals available

Requirements: 2015 or 2016 Sony 4K Ultra HD TV powered by Google’s Android TV system.

At first glance, Sony’s new streaming service, Ultra, looks a lot like the company’s previous 4K Ultra HD service which debuted in 2013, Video Unlimited (now called Playstation Video). However, there are some major differences here. First of all, Ultra is a streaming service as opposed to a downloading service, meaning your movies will live in the cloud, not on your device — that’s probably a good thing considering how large 4K titles are (around 40GBs or more) as well as the poor reviews of Sony’s ill-fated FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD media player. However, that also means you’ll need to stick with a new Sony TV to use Ultra.

Another important distinction is that Ultra titles are for purchase only, priced at a whopping $30. (As a bonus, those who buy a new Sony TV “this summer” will get four free movies when they sign up.) On the bright side (literally), many titles will support HDR, allowing HDR-compatible TVs to display a wider color gamut, and improved contrast between dark and bright scenes. However, since Ultra is streaming only, it remains to be seen if artifacts will arise due to internet bandwidth issues. Ultra only carries Sony Pictures titles at present, including newer movies like Concussion, and older hits like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and Ghostbusters. Sony movies in users’ UltraViolet catalogs can also be streamed on Ultra, and Sony will even let users upgrade Sony UltraViolet titles to 4K “for a special discounted price.” HDR is the big seller here, but for now, Ultra is one of the more restrictive (and expensive) services on the list.

M-GO

Cost: Approx. $7 for rental (varies by title), and $20 to $25 for purchase

Requirements: Recommended minimum 10 Mbps download speeds; select Samsung 4K Ultra HD TVs and SUHD TVs

M-Go’s VOD service launched its 4K library in an exclusive partnership with Samsung November 12 of 2014. The service began with a modest offering of titles, including Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Limitless. Since then M-Go has ramped up slowly towards a few dozen titles, including How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar 3, as well as some HDR-ready titles like Exodus: Gods and Kings, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Life of Pi, and The Maze Runner, among others. The pickings are still relatively slim for major features, but representatives recently reached out to DT and assured us that “Fox is committed to releasing its upcoming slate in 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range” on M-Go, so that should mean a steady trickle of titles from at least one major studio is on the way.

DirecTV

Cost: $4 to $16 per 4K Ultra HD title on demand, live channel requires DirecTV Ultimate or Premier package

Requirements: On-demand: Manufacturer-certified DirecTV 4K Ready TV (or standard 4K TV and 4K Genie Mini) and DirecTV’s Genie HD DVR (model 530 and up), Live: previous requirements plus the latest Genie HD DVR (HR54)

Pioneering the first 4K Ultra HD service for any cable or satellite provider, DirecTV set up shop to deliver a handful of VOD movies in 4K on November 13, 2014. Top titles at launch included Star Trek (2009) and Transformers: Age of Extinction, along with several nature documentaries, and some older movies like Forest Gump, and Amistad. While the service is a milestone for the genre, it was really just a first step for DirecTV. The service announced on March 10 2016 that its first live 4K channel will debut with The Masters golf major, beginning April 7. The channel will then offer other live events and programming, with plans to offer a handful of live 4K Ultra HD channels — including more live sports — in the near future.

YouTube

Cost: Free

Requirements: Recommended Internet speed of 25 Mbps or higher; newer Ultra HD TVs with Android TV OS (Sony, Philips, Sharp) along with newer Samsung and LG TVs. (Note: The number of TVs that support YouTube’s brand of 4K is still in flux — just because there’s a YouTube app doesn’t mean it’ll be in 4K — so check with retailers before purchasing.)

YouTube’s 4K content uses the VP9 compression codec — as opposed to the more commonly-used HEVC (H.265) codec — which helps the platform serve up high-quality 4K Ultra HD video at up to 60 fps playback for a silky smooth ride. Thanks in large part to its massive army of video contributors and a barrage of 4K cameras now on the market, YouTube has quickly become one of the best sources for 4K Ultra HD content online. You won’t find a big catalog of films or series, but those looking for some brilliant scenes to show off their TV’s mad 4K Ultra HD skills will find them here, with everything from nature videos to high-flying daredevil stunts. And perhaps best of all, it’s all free.

UltraFlix

Cost: $1 to $10 per rental

Requirements: Recommended minimum download speed of 6 Mbps or higher; apps for select Samsung, Hisense, Vizio, and Sony Bravia Ultra HD TVs, or compatible Ultra HD TV and a Roku 4. So many options now makes Nanotech’s $300 Nuvola NP-1 streaming player a much less appealing outboard choice for the service.

The self-proclaimed largest 4K Ultra HD library of streaming content available, Ultraflix hosts hundreds of hours of 4K nature documentaries (including 40 titles originally created for IMAX), dozens of concerts, videos from acts like AC/DC and Madonna, and hundreds of hours of sci-fi, action, comedy, and drama, all for rental in 48 hour blocks. Featured Hollywood movies include Terminator Genisys, Star Trek (2009), World War Z, and Transformers Dark Side of the Moon, as well as old favorites like Rocky, Rain Man, Fargo, and RoboCop, among others.

Tips: Watching 4K movies on 4K TV and other devices

Maybe you like watching these 4K contents on your 4K TV or other device. But sometimes you will encounter the 4K video playback on 4K TV issues due to the compatibility problems or the high resolution. So in order to make you avoid these problems, you can seek help for iFastime Video Converter Ultimate (Mac) to solve your playback isses by converting your movies (DVD, Blu-ray, SD/HD/4K H.265/MP4/AVI/MOV/MXF etc) to 4K TV more friendly formats for smooth playing at home with families and friends. (read review)

           

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Best 4K Media Players for UHD 4K TVs

There is a big question on the minds of all 4K TV enthusiasts: how to gain access to 4k content? With the inception of 4k technology, a number of leading manufacturers faced this issue. However, most of the manufacturers have come up with reliable and advanced solution i.e. 4K Media Players.



Sony Ultra HD 4K Media Players

Sony’s advanced 4K Media Players (FMP-X1 and FMP-X10) allow you to enjoy true 4k content on your ultra-widescreen 4K TV. The new 4k players let you grab nearly two hundred titles including 4k movies (e.g., The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and famous TV shows (e.g., Breaking Bad). They support Netflix streaming service and are compatible with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.

Nanotech’s Streaming 4K Media Player

Nanotech Entertainment has recently launched premier 4k streaming media player Nuvola NP-1 that has the capability to play UHD 4K Videos and Films. It features Android 4.4.2 OS with Quad Core Cortex A-15 processor. In addition, it is equipped with integrated Ethernet and 2×2 Wi-Fi enabling you to connect to any network and enjoy 4k videos or games in Ultra HD resolution.
Red’s 4K REDRAY Player

Red’s REDRAY® is another prime 4K Media Player that lets you enjoy unique home cinema experience. It delivers 4K content to your UHD screen utilizing internet based digital distribution system. It can play 4k, 3D and High-definition videos which can be stored on 1TB integrated hard drive.

Philips UHD 4K Media Player

TP Vision’s 4K Media Player (UHD 880) supports all latest Philips 4K TVs and is compatible with new HEVC video streaming standard (aka H.265). The latest 4K UHD Player comes with Android L OS providing access to a variety of apps and games. Moreover, it features Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB.

Additional Software : Ultra HD TV Converter: Ultimate Way to Enjoy Videos on 4K UHD TVs

iFastime Video Converter Ultimate (Mac) to help you convert SD, HD, as well as 4K video to 4K TV format. By using this tool, you can easily convert videos to Ultra HD TV supported formats and enjoy your favorite videos freely on 4K Ultra HD TV, including Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, Seiki, Sharp, Vizio, Hisense, etc. It is also a great video editor tool, which empowers you to create personalized videos with built-in video editing features. (read review)

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Tips: Where can I get 4K Ultra HD TV shows and movies today?

I’ll start with the bad news. Even though TVs with 4K/Ultra high-definition resolution have been available for a couple of years now, there still aren’t a lot of actual 4K TV shows and movies available.

Aside from YouTube, 4K today mostly consists of original TV series streaming from Netflix and Amazon. We won’t get 4K Blu-ray until next year, and there are no 4K TV channels in sight.

So what’s the good news? There’s more 4K to watch than there was last year, and your new 4K TV probably has an app or three that can show it for free (as part of your subscription). If your TV doesn’t have the right app, you can buy a new 4K-streaming device, like a Roku 4, to serve up those extra pixels.

4K promises improved picture quality since it has four times as many pixels as the highest high-definition resolution, namely 1080p/1080i. Those extra pixels are often very difficult to discern in the best of cases however, and in our tests 4K streams and regular high-definition streams looked very similar. So even though 4K can look great, so can good old 1080p, and you shouldn’t expect to be blown away by the difference.

Below you’ll find a roundup of today’s 4K/Ultra HD sources and what you’ll need to watch them on your TV. It’s important to keep in mind that almost all the content listed is streaming, and to do that, you’ll need an Internet connection of at least 15 Mbps, ideally more. Netflix recommends 25 Mbps.

Amazon

Amazon Original shows like “The Man in the High Castle” and Amazon pseudo-exclusives like “Orphan Black.” Certain shows, like “Mozart in the Jungle” and “Bosch,” are also in High Dynamic Range (HDR). Some 4K movies can be purchased or rented.

You’ll need: A Prime subscription ($99, £79 per year, but includes things like free 2-day shipping, music streaming and more) for streaming; built-in apps; the latest Fire TV box or Roku 4.

Netflix

Netflix original shows, like “House of Cards” and “Jessica Jones,” and movies like “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Skyfall.”

You’ll need: Built-in apps on your TV, a Roku 4, Nvidia Shield, Amazon Fire TV (latest model) or Tivo Bolt; an upgrade (if you haven’t already) to the Premium Netflix plan, which is currently more per month than the standard plan. 
VUDU

Movies like “San Andreas,” “The Lego Movie,” and “Edge of Tomorrow” are on the US service. On some devices and with some films, there’s HDR and Dolby Atmos available as well. Rent for $10, buy for $25 to $30.

You’ll need: A Roku 4 or Vizio R-series (currently the only HDR and Atmos option). Vudu recommends a connection speed of at least 11 mbps, a bit lower than the others. 

Sony PlayStation Video (formerly Video Unlimited)

A sizable collection of TV shows and movies.

You’ll need: Sony’s $700 FMP-X10 4K Media Player. More info here.

M-Go

A few dozen titles, most you’ve never heard of, to rent or buy. A few dozen more slightly more recognizable titles are also in HDR.

Screenshot by Geoff Morrison/CNET

You’ll need: A Samsung TV. 

YouTube

There’s lots of free 4K video content on YouTube, but it’s mostly “store demo material” stuff like slow pans of landscapes, languid insects, and other pretty pictures.

You’ll need: A device with a 4K-compatible YouTube app, namely a Roku 4 or an Nvidia Shield (for built-in apps, typically only 2015 televisions excluding Vizios can handle YouTube in 4K). Or a computer.

UltraFlix

A pretty random collection of 4K movies, like “Face/Off,” “Almost Famous,” “Footloose” (nope, the other one), “Star Trek” and “Terminator Genisys.”

Screenshot by Geoff Morrison/CNET

You’ll need: Certain Sony, Samsung, Vizio or HiSense TVs. The app was also recently added to Roku 4. More info here.

DirecTV

No 4K channels yet, but some movies to rent. According to DirecTV, “The number of 4K movies varies from week to week, but there are always at least two 4K movies available to watch instantly.”

You’ll need: A Genie DVR (“Model HR34 and above”); a 4K TV with HDCP 2.2 or a “Direct TV 4K-Ready TV” (many Samsung and LG models). More info here.

Comcast

A few free NBC shows. No word yet on their Xi4 4K set-top box.

You’ll need: A Samsung TV with the Xfinity TV app. More info here.

PC

If you’re a gamer, many games can be played in 3,840×2,160, but you’ll need some serious hardware to do it. Check out how to use your 4K TV as a monitor for more info. It’s also a way to get YouTube (if your TV doesn’t support it) and Vimeo in 4K (which has started to roll out adaptive streaming for all users, and across all their apps early next year).

The future: 4K Blu-ray!

In early 2016 we should see the first Ultra HD Blu-ray player and discs hit the market. This should expand the amount of content significantly. More importantly, it will increase the quality of the content, since streaming 4K is at best only marginally better — and can look worse — than (regular) Blu-ray.

In the first wave you can expect two things with absolutely certainty: high disc prices and low movie quality. Such as been the case with every new format release. Terrible movies on pretty, pretty discs (or tapes, or big discs).

Prices will fall, better movies will be released. Sands through the hourglass…

Is it worth upgrading to a 4K TV yet?

In reality, there’s still not a lot of 4K content. A few TV shows, and a few movies. This early into the HD transition, we were in a little better shape, in terms of content (thanks to all the broadcasters trying to top one another). If you’re considering getting a 4K TV because of the content, well, it’s not worth it yet just for that.

If your TV is pretty old and you’re considering upgrading, know that 4K TVs aren’t stupid (anymore), and the best looking TVs today also just happen to be 4K. If you do, there will be some content to watch, and more than they’re used to be, just not a lot. Yet.

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Is there a Way to Put 4K XAVC S files to Windows Movie Maker?

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Windows Movie Maker (codenamed Sundance, formerly known as Windows Live Movie Maker in Windows 7) is a video editing software by Microsoft. It is a part of Windows Essentials software suite and offers the ability to create and edit videos as well as to publish them on OneDrive, Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, and Flickr. If you have recorded some videos by cameras, you can import them to Windows Movie Maker for editng. But if the videos are 4K XAVC S format, maybe it is not easy to import 4K XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker smoothly. The reason is simple: 4K XAVC S is not in the supported video format of Windows Movie Maker. To achieve your goal, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker compatible video format first. Here is the entire process.

To be able to import and edit 4K XAVC S in Windows Movie Maker fluidly, we would recommend transcoding the A7s II XAVC-S footage to Movie Maker preferred WMV/DV AVI format first. This requires third party software like Pavtube Video Converter  (Pavtube Video Converter for Mac).

It supports creating high quality WMV video for your Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, no matter what’s the format of your source video files. It can convert almost any video like MP4, MKV, H.265, AVI, MXF etc to WMV so you can import your XAVC S video to Windows Movie Maker for editing. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark. For basic video editing tasks, you can even replace your Windows Movie Maker with it. What’s more, the program also provides optimized presets for FCP, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, Sony Vegas and many more. 

First free download and install Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate on your PC, here’s a quick guide explaining how to process XAVC-S 4K to WMV/DV AVI conversion for Windows Movie Maker via using this converter app.

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video_converter/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html

How to Convert 4K XAVC S files to Windows Movie Maker formats for editing?

1. Add XAVC S videos

Install and launch the 4K XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker converter, then click Add Video to import the XAVC S video files you want to convert to the software. Alternatively, you can directly drag video files to the item bar for conversion. Batch conversion is well supported so you can add many files at a time for conversion.



2. Choose Windows Movie Maker editing format

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.



Tips: Click “Settings” button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality, these adjustable parameters include codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.

3. Click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.

When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can import and edit 4k XAVC S files in Windows Movie Maker smoothly.

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