Monthly Archives: May 2017

PS4 Pro Support 4K MP4 video files in Media Player app

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Four and a half months after the debut of the PlayStation 4 Pro, this 4K-capable console will finally gain support for playback of 4K video files. Sony also claims that the 4K video in MP4 format saved on USB stick or home server can be played on the Media Player app. (Remember, you’ll also need a 4K compatible TV to watch the videos in 4K).

What 4K MP4 files can be played on PS4 Pro?

Although we have clear known that the PS4 Pro media player app allows you to play 4K MP4, but not 4K MKV, 4K AVI, 4K WMV, 4K MOV, 4K MXF, etc. But it is well known that MP4 is a container file format, it can be encoded with either H.264 High Profile codec or H.265/HEVC codec. Whether PS4 Pro media player app can handle both this two type of 4K MP4 files well? Test from polygon shows that users can only play 4K MP4 video encoded with H.264/AVC but will fail to open the 4K H.265/HEVC video with the media player app on PS4 Pro. Therefore, if you wish to play 4K MP4 H.265 files or other 4K file formats with the media player app on PS4 Pro, you will need to perform a format or codec transcoding process.

Convert Unsupported 4K Video for PS4 Pro media player app

Here, you can get the job easily completed with a simple to use yet program program called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (review). The program has full support for all 4K video codecs such as 4K H.264/H.265/Prores or 4K file format such as 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/XAVC/XAVC S/TS/MXF, etc. You can batch convert multiple 4K files to PS4 Pro media player app readable 4K H.264 High Profile video with best quality and fast conversion speed.

Adjust output profile parameters

To get better output video and audio quality, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to let them fit with your PS4 Pro. If you don’t own a 4K TV, you can also choose to compress 4K to 1080p by changing the output video file resolution as “1980×1020”.

Tips for playing 4K MP4 with PS4 Pro media player app from USB

The Media Player app will only read videos on USB storage if that external device has not been formatted as additional storage for the PS4. It also means that it the USB storage that’s already been formatted as extended storage for your PS4 can only be used to save games and apps – it can’t be used to save and play videos.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is available on both Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is very easy to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, the Windows version of the program supports up to 6x H.264 codec encoding acceleration if you run the program on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nividia CUDA or AMD App acceleration. What’s more, the program can produce high quality results, you can’t find any difference between the converted video and the original 4K files.

How to Covert Unsupported 4K Video for PS4 Pro Media Player App Viewing?

Step 1: Load Unsupported 4K Video

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import Unsupported 4K Video or movies into the program.

Load 4K videos or movies

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select PS4 Pro media player app readable 4K MP4 files formats “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Define the output format

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

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.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from unsupported 4K video to PS4 Pro best compatible 4K format.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. You can either transfer the converted files to an external USB drive for view with PS4 Pro media player or stream the converted files to PS4 Pro media player via Plex Media Server or DLNA Server.


Import Samsung NX1 H.265 to Premiere Pro

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The Samsung NX1 Camera features a 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS sensor that not only produces high-resolution images, but also 4K video at 24 fps, UHD at 30 fps, and full 1080p HD video at up to 60 fps. High Efficiency Video Coding (H.265) is applied so that even 4K and UHD video files remain easy to edit and share. For Premiere Pro users, when the shooting is completed, you may come the ideal to load the H.265 footage into Premiere Pro for some professional post production workflow. However, a lot of users complain Premiere Pro won’t import the H.265 video just as the conditions mentioned below:

“I know that Premiere is h.265 compatible, but apparently not with NX1 version. It won’t import. Any work arounds?”

“I decided to give a trial a shot of adobe premiere pro, I have never used it before (coming from sony vegas). But it won’t import any of my h265 files that were recorded from my NX1 footage (Samsung). These are the raw files from the NX1, have not been transcoded or touched. When I try to import them it says “unsuported format or damaged file”. Any ideas?”

Why fail to open NX1 H.265 with Premiere Pro?

From Premiere Pro supported file formats, we get the information that H.265 is the native video format for Premiere Pro importing. However, another important information from 4kshooters.net also shows that Premiere Pro expands native 4K Ultra HD support for HEVC (H.265) in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.1. In other words, if you are using any of the previous version of Premiere Pro CC 2015.1, you will fail to open the 4K or UHD H.265 files. Therefore, for Premiere Pro CC 2014/CS6/CS5 users, you will need to perform a codec transcoding process from H.265 to Premiere Pro CC 2014/CS6/CS5 other compatible editing codec.

Here, you can get the job easily completed with a program called Pavtube Video Converter, which can easily encode Samsung NX1 H.265 to Premiere Pro CC 2014/CS6/CS5 editable H.264, MPEG-2, DV AVI, WMV, file format, etc. To get better output video and audio quality, you can then flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like. For those people who have no ideal how to adjust those settings on your own, you can choose use the program to directly output Premiere Pro CC specially optimized MPEG-2 format.

Work NX1 H.265 4K with Premiere Pro CC 2015/2016/2017 on slow computer

Sometimes, even the version of Premiere Pro CC version can perfectly handle 4K H.265 files recorded by Samsung NX1, you may still find that the video playback very choppy on the timeline of Premiere Pro CC if you happen to own a slow computer that not meet the minimum requirements to edit 4K video. When in that condition, you can either select to create a Proxy file directly with Premiere Pro CC. Or use our program to compress 4K H.265 to HD H.265 to achieve a smooth HD editing workflow.

Edit 4K H.265 video

Don’t want to move the whole video clip into Premiere Pro for post editing, never mind, you can use the program’s built-in trim function to cut off unwanted parts. If there are blackbars around the video frame, you can use the crop function to remove them off. In addition, you can also add external subtitle to the video.

Pavtube Video Converter is available on both Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is pretty simple to use, any one can learn to use it in minutes. What’s more, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original 4K H.265 video.

Free download Windows version

Free download Mac version

How to Import and Edit Samsung NX1 H.265 with Premiere Pro?

Step 1: Load Samsung NX1 H.265 files.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source Samsung NX1 H.265 into the program.

Load NX1 H.265 files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, if you try to edit NX1 H.265 with Premiere Pro CC 2014/CS6/CS5 or previous version, it would be much ideal for you to transcode H.265 to Premiere Pro CC other handle file formats such as MPEG-2, WMV, DV AVI, H.264, Prores, etc. Here, you can directly output Premiere Pro CC native optimized “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” under “Adobe Premiere/Son…” main category.

Output Premiere Pro CC 2014/CS6/CS5 editing format

If you are editing 4K H.265 with Premiere Pro CC 2015/2016/2017 on a slow computer, then it would be ideal to compress 4K H.265 to HD H.265 file format.

Output H.265 HD format

Step 3: Trim/Crop/Add subtitle to NX1 H.265 video.

Select an item on the main interface to activate the “Video Editor” function, in the opened “Video Editor” window, you can trim or cut off 4K H.265 video length, crop to remove black frame or insert external subtitle to it.

Trim/Crop/Add subtitle to NX1 H.265

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert NX1 4K H.265 video to Premiere Pro CC/CS6 best favorable 4K editing formats.

When the conversion is completed, feel free to import video to Premiere Pro CC for professional post-production workflow on either powerful or slow computer.


Play 4K UHD Video and Movies on New iPad 2017

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Apple has recently unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad – the company’s first major product launch of 2017. The new iPad runs on Apple’s latest iOS 10 operating system, and uses the same A9 chip. The important distinction to make the new iPad 2017 is that it isn’t part of Apple’s iPad Pro series. It is much more thicker and heavier than the iPad Pro. For media enthusiasts who wish to get enhanced media experience on new iPad 2017, you may feel this new iPad models is worthy buying since it has the capability to handle 4K resolution video just as the ability that’s offered by iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 4. The following article will show you how to get any UHD video and movies played on 2017 new iPad without limitation.

Supported 4K formats and settings by new iPad 2017

Although the new iPad has the ability to handle 4K resolution video, however, it doesn’t mean that you can throw 4K video with any file format, resolution, codec, bit rate, frame rate, etc to it. Like iPad Pro, Air 2 or iPad Mini 4, the 4K video that can’t be watched on 2017 new iPad should comply with the standards below:
Video codec: H.264 High Profile Level 4.2
Video frame rate: 30fps
Video file format: MP4, MOV, M4V
Audio codec: AACLC
Audio bit rate: 160Kbps
Audio sample rate: 48kHz
Stereo/Dolby/Multichannel audio bit rate: 1008 Kbps
Stereo/Dolby/Multichannel audio sample rate: 48kHz

From above lists, we can see that the new iPad 2017 has very strict requirements on both file formats and other settings on the 4K video to be played on it. If the 4K video or movies you try to view on new iPad 2017 are encoded with incompatible codec/file format such as H.265, Prores, AVI, WMV, MXF, XAVC/XAVC S, MXF, etcc or other unsupported playback settings like frame rate, bit rate, audio bit rate, sample rate, etc, you will either fail to open the 4K files on the new iPad 2017 or get bad playback experience such as video playback choppy, black bars around the video, frame gets dropped, etc.

Convert 4K Video or Movie for 2017 new iPad playback

To get the best playback effects of UHD Video or Movie on new iPad 2017, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review), which has enhanced media compatibility with all 4K video such as 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/MXF/XAVC/XAVC/H.264/H.265/Prores, etc. You can use the program to easily transcode all above listed 4K video to new iPad 2017 best compatible 4K H.264 High Profile video. In addition, you can also adjust to produce new iPad 2017 favorable playback settings such as video codec, video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc in the program’s profile settings window.

Adjust output video aspect ratio

The new iPad uses a 4:3 screen aspect ratio to display video, however, the DCI 4K video has an aspect ratio approximately 1.9:1 which the UHD 4K video has aspect ratio of 16:9. When you try to view DCI 4K or UHD 4K video with incompatible aspect ratio on new iPad 2017, there will be black bars around the video. The good news is that you can easily eliminate this problem by change output video aspect ratio with the “Crop” function in the video editing window.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is available on macOS Sierra 10.12, Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11, Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10, Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9, etc, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version – Pavtube Video Converter for Windows 10/8.1/8/7. The program is pretty stable, there are hardly any crashes during the conversion process. What’s more, the final results produced by the program are pretty high quality, the quality of the converted video is almost identical to the original video.

How to Convert UHD Video and Movies for new iPad 2017 Playback?

Step 1: Load 4K videos or movies.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source 4K videos or movies into the program.

Load 4K videos or movies

Step 2: Output new iPad 2017 supported 4K file formats.

Scroll down the “Format” drop-down options, choose 2017 new iPad compatible 4K file formats by following “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)”.

Output new iPad 2017 supported 4K video

Step 3: Adjust output profile settings.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to adjust output profile settings to make them fit with your new iPad 2017, you can set the output video codec as “h264”, audio codec as “aac”, video frame rate as “30fps”, video file resolution as original (3840×2160 or 4096×2160), audio sample rate as 48000hz, audio bit rate as 160000bps to make them fit with new 2017 iPad best playback settings. If you choose to output to stereo audio or Dolby Audio, please set audio bit rate as 1008000bps and sample rate as 48000Hz.

Step 4: Adjust output video aspect ratio.

Go the “Crop” tab in the “Video Editor” Window, switch to the “Advanced Mode”. To change output video aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1, here, just choose iPad accepted 4:3 aspect ratio. Once you select the “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.

Adjust output video aspect ratio

Step 5: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from 4K Video to 2017 new iPad best favorable playback formats and settings.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Launch iTunes on your Mac computer, add converted files to iTunes library, then connected your new iPad 2017 to the Mac computer, sync the files to new iPad 2017 via iTunes for viewing on the move.


Import and Edit GoPro 4K Video with Premiere Pro CC

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With the GoPro Hero 4 or GoPro Hero 5 camera, you can capture 4K video at 24, 25, 30 fps at in MP4 container file format with H.264 compression codec. For Premiere Pro CC users who try to edit the GoPro Hero footage with Premiere Pro CC 2014.0.1, they complain that they even get choppy playback issues when playing back the GoPro 1080p MP4 files on the timeline of Premiere Pro CC just as the conditions listed below:

“I have no issues playing back a 5K RED R3D file or a 4K mov file from a GH4 but I’m getting choppy playback in a Premiere Pro timeline from the GoPro’s MP4’s even at 1080 Superview. Was wondering if there is something I need to be able to edit the native MP4 files or do I need to transcode the files from the GoPro to ProRes to be able to work with them in Premiere Pro CC.”

Why Premiere Pro CC can’t properly handle GoPro Hero 4K video?

It is widely known that Premiere Pro CC is one of the professional editing program that can handle 4K resolution video pretty well. However, sometimes, if you try to handle 4K resolution video with Premiere Pro CC on a slow or under powered computer, you will only find that the video skips and jumps on the timeline, making it virtually impossible to edit with any real finesse.

The good news is that you still the chance to edit 4K video with Premiere Pro CC on slow computer since the latest Premiere Pro CC now provides an incredibly powerful proxy workflow that makes editing of 4K media a breeze. For detailed steps, please read this article: create Proxy files directly with Premiere Pro CC.

Sometimes, even you try to edit the 4K video on a fast or powerful computer, you will need find that it needs long time to decode the 4K video or you will start to lose image quality as you do color correction or composite gradients to create greenscreen keys. The main reason is that the 4K video recorded by GoPro Hero 4 or 5 adopts a compression codec of H.264, which is a good delivery file format, but no an ideal editing file format for the following reasons:

1. H.264 is mathematically intense. It takes some serious computer horsepower to decode its compression.
2. Because it is so mathematically challenging, it takes longer to render H.264 files than other formats.
3. As H.264 is an 8-bit format shot by HDSLR, which means you are potentially compromising your effects and especially color correction and composing gradients.
4. H.264 does not integrate easily with other video formats.

Transcode GoPro 4K H.264 to Apple Prores codec

If you wish to get a high quality and high performance workflow of H.264 video with Premiere Pro CC, it would be much ideal for you to transcode the H.264 to a more ideal editing format that Premiere Pro CC supports. After a lot of comparison, we final settle on Apple Prores codec thanks to the great merits listed below when used as an editing format:
– Supports all of the current frame size such as SD, HD, 2K, 4K and 5K
– Encoding with variable bitrate to be economical with video storage, without damaging the visuals.
– Best codec choice for any work relating to a project that needs a quick turnaround time
– As a 10 bit codec, Apple Prores can process a lot of more color data and make the color correction process easier.

To get the job easily done, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review), which helps to directly to convert GoPro Hero 4/5 4K H.264 to Premiere Pro CC favorable Apple Prores formats in various types including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT. For users who have a slow Mac computer, you can take good advantage of the small resolution file Apple Prores 422 Proxy or Apple Prores 422 LT created by the program for smooth editing workflow of 4K video with Premiere Pro CC.

For your convenience, the program is available on both Windows (get Windows version) and Mac platform. In addition, the program has perfect compatibility with the new Windows 10 and macOS Sierra 10.12. Unlike other lower quality conversion tool on the market, the program is very safe and clean, it doesn’t feature any any ads or bundled adware. What’s more, the quality of the converted video is pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the result file and the original source video.

How to Import and Edit GoPro Hero 4/5 4K Video for Premiere Pro CC Best Editing Workflow?

Step 1: Load GoPro Hero 4/5 4K Video.

Open the program, click “File” menu, from its drop-down option, select “Add Video/Audio” to load GoPro Hero 4/5 4K video to the program.

Load GoPro Hero 4/5 4K Video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, you can choose one of Premiere Pro CC best compatible editing format Apple Prores format. If your computer is powerful enough to handle 4K video, it would be ideal for you to choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” or “”Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)” for high quality performance on Premiere Pro CC.

Output Prores 422 or Prore 422 HQ format

If you have a underpowered Mac computer, it is ideal for you to output “Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov)” format.

Output Prores 422 Proxy or LT format

Step 3: Adjust output file resolution.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, under video section, adjust output video resolution as “1920*1080” or smaller resolution for smooth editing 4K video with Premiere Pro CC on slow Mac computer.

Adjust output file resolution to 1080p

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert GoPro Hero 4/5 4K video to Premiere Pro CC best favorable Apple Prores editing formats.

When the conversion is completed, feel free to import video to Premiere Pro CC for professional post-production workflow on either powerful or slow Mac computer.


Play NBA Recordings on TV/iPad/iPhone/Android

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Have downloaded some 2017 new NBA video in 4K UHD, HD 1080P, 720P, SD from popular NBA sports streaming sites like NBA TV, VipBox TV, StreamSports.me, LiveTV.sx, BossCast.net, etc and wish to play the NBA recordings offline on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet on the move or stream to your large TV for watching repeatedly. The following article will show you how to convert NBA recordings to TV, iPhone, iPad, Android with the best playback settings.

Best tool to convert NBA recordings for playing offline

Although there are many programs can complete the job for you, however, if you are looking for a program to handle downloaded NBA video recorded all file resolution and file formats, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (review) to you, the program can comprehensively handle 4K/2K/HD/SD NBA recordings with all file types (H.265/HEVC is also included). The program features batch conversion mode, therefore, you can batch load multiple files into the program at one time to save a lot of time.

As for the important output function, you can not only use to the program to produce TV, iPhone, iPad, Android or other hot devices and programs preset profile formats, but also directly to output TV, iPhone, iPad, Android preset profile formats with the optimal playback settings. To get the best playback settings for your devices, you can also flexibly adjust the output video apsect ratio to let it fit with your iPhone, iPad, TV or Android.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is very easy to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality,, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original NBA recordings.

Free download Windows version

Free download Mac version

How to Convert NBA Recordings to TV, iPhone, iPad, Android Playback Repeatedly?

Step 1: Load NBA recordings.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source NBA recordings files into the program.

Load NBA recordings

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose one of the popular digital file format that’s widely by iPhone, iPad, TV or Android such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Define the output format

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the 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 for your iPhone, iPad, TV or Android.

If you have no ideal how to adjust those advanced settings on your own, feel free to directly output iPhone, iPad, TV or Android preset profile format. For example, you can output Sony TV optimized file format under “TVs” main category.

Output Sony TV preset profile format

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from NBA recordings to iPhone, iPad, TV or Android supported file formats or specially optimized file format conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.


Encode 4K MXF to MP4 in 4K/HD/3D Format on Mac

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Have recorded some 4K MXF files with your Sony F55/FS5/PXW-Z150/PXW-7100, Canon XC10/XF-300 or other cameras and wish to convert the 4K MXF files to the more compatible 4K MP4 files for conveniently sharing on YouTube and playing on computer or streaming to 4K TV, HD MP4 file formats for smoothly viewing on smartphone, tablets, HD TV, HD TV streaming boxes or a 3D MP4 file formats for watching on popular 3D VR Headsets like PS VR, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, etc. The following article will offer a comprehensive solution to encode 4K MXF to MP4 in 4K/HD/3D MP4 on Mac.

One stop solution to encode 4K MXF to 4K/HD/3D MP4 on Mac

The professional program we highly recommended to you here is called Pavtube iMixMXF, it has full support for all 4K MXF files with different compression codec produced by Sony/Canon cameras. It supports batch conversion mode, therefore, you can load multiple 4K MXF files into the program for conversion at one time. As for the core conversion function, it various output MP4 format options with different file resolution and compression codec. You can choose to convert 4K MXF to 4K MP4 with H.264 High Profile or H.265 compression codec, transcode and compress 4K MXF to HD MP4 with H.264, H.265 or MPEG-4 compression codec or encode 4K MXF to 3D Side by Side/Top and Bottom/Anaglyph MP4 file format for VR Headsets viewing.

Preserve multiple audio tracks in 4K MXF file

For those people who wish to preserve the multiple audio tracks in 4K MXF file when loading the footage into Mac NLE applications or playing with Multi-track media player apps, you can get great benefit of this best 4K MXF Multi-track Converter to convert convert 4K MXF to 8 multi-track output formats including Multi-track MKV, Multi-track MP4, Multi-track MOV and also 5 different versions of multi-track MOV output formats with Apple Prores codecs for FCP editing. Apart from converting 4K MXF with multiple audio tracks preserved, the program also facilitates you to mix all the audio tracks into one. This feature can mix the audios of interviewer, interviewee, surroundings, or editors’/directors’ comments into one.

Tips: When you choose to output Multi-track format, the video editing function is then disabled by the program.

Pavtube iMixMXF is available on macOS Sierra 10.12, Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11, Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 and Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9, it is also accompanied with a Windows version – Pavtube MXF MultiMixer for Windows 10/8.1/8/7. The program is pretty simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. What’s more, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, the quality of the converted video is identical to the original 4K MXF video.

Step by Step to Encode 4K MXF to MP4 in 4K/HD/3D Format on Mac

Step 1: Load 4K MXF files.

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

Load 4K MXF files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired MP4 file formats according to your own needs.

Output 4K H.264 High Profile MP4

Output 4K H.264 High Profile MP4

Output HD MPEG-4/H.264/H.264 MP4

Output HD MPEG-4/H.264/H.264 MP4

Output 3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph MP4

Output 3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph MP4

Tips: If you wish to preserver the multiple audio tracks in original 4K MXF files, navigate to “Multi-track” main category, there are 3 types of Multi-track formats including “Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)”, “Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)”, “Multi-track MOV(*.mov)” for you to choose from.

Output Multi-track MP4/MKV/MOV

For import 4K MXF to FCP editing with multiple audio tracks, just choose among the 5 Multi-track Apple Prores format offered by the program.

Output Multi-track Apple Prores

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from 4K MXF to 4K/HD/3D MP4 format encoding process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Feel free to play and share the files on computer, smartphone, tablets, TVs, TV boxes, YouTube, etc.


Import 4K Video to Aperture 3

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The Aperture is a photo editing and management computer program developed by Apple for the OS X operating system. In Aperture 3.0 released on February 9, 2010, Apple has update this program with the capability to handle video and audio files. For people who some personal 4K media such as 4K video footage shot with your 4K cameras, camcorders, smartphones, tablets, how about loading and working those 4K video with Aperture? Have more interest, just read one.

Can Aperture 3 handle 4K resolution video?

From Apple’s official page, we find that Aperture 3 can work 4K video captured with the following cameras with specific file container, video compression codec, frame rate.

Camera Model

Container

Codec

Pixel Size

Frame Rate

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

.mp4

H.264

3840×2160

30, 24

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)

.mp4

H.264

3840×2160

30

Panasonic GH4

.mov

H.264

3840×2160

30, 24

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1

.mp4

H.264

3840×2160

15

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000

.mp4

H.264

3840×2160

30

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7

.mp4

H.264

3840×2160

30

Pentax 645Z

.avi

M-JPEG

3840 x 2160

24 (Interval Movie)

From above lists, we can see that you can only load above listed cameras recorded 4K video with compatible container file format, compression video codec and frame rate into Aperture 3. If you try to import 4K video captured with other cameras or the 4K video recorded with above listed cameras but encoded with unsupported container file format, compression codec or frame rate, Aperture 3 will unable to handle the 4K video or suffer other issues such as unable to import, video playbacks choppy, frame rate drops, etc.

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Edit 4K video with built-in editing tools

Besides loading the 4K video into Aperture 3, you can complete some simple editing tasks with the program’s built-in editing options. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted segments, flip or rotate video angel, crop video to remove unwanted black bars, adjust output video aspect ratio, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect, change video picture effect, remove/replace audio in video, add external subtitle to video, etc.

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How to Convert and Compress 4K Video for Aperture 3 Editing?

Step 1: Load 4K video.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source 4K video files into the program. The program supports batch conversion mode, you can batch load multiple 4K files into the program.

Load 4K video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Aperture 3 supported 4K editing file formats such as 4K H.264 High Profile video or H.264 MOV file.

Output 4K H.264 High Profile video

Output H.264 High Profile MP4

Output 4K H.264 MOV file

Output 4K H.264 MOV file

Then, click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, in the video section, from “Codec” drop-down list, choose “H.264” codec, so that you will output a 4K mov file with H.264 compression codec.

Tips: You can also tweak other settings such as video frame rate, bit rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to let them fit with Aperture 3. If the Aperture 3 can’t handle 4K resolution from some cameras, just compress 4K to 1080p by changing the output file resolution as “1920*1080”.

Step 3: Edit 4K video.

By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external.

Edit 4K video

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion and comression process from 4K video to Aperture 3 editable 4K file format or 1080p file format.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Feel free to load the converted files into Aperture 3 for further posting workflow.


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Handrake H.265/HEVC Encoding on Mac

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H.265, also referred to as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a new video compression standard which achieves double the data compression of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and, best of all, preserves the best video quality. It supports 8K UHD and resolutions up to 8192×4320. There are a whole collection of tools and utilities that can encode H.265/HEVC, but in this article we will focus on how to encode H.265/HEVC on Mac with Handbrake for Mac.

Guide to encode H.265/HEVC with Handbrake on Mac

Tips: To encode H.265/HEVC with Handbrake on Mac, make sure to download Handbrake 1.0.0 or later version as it has added support of H.265/HEVC encoding. Then follow the guide below to create high quality and small file size H.265/HEVC video on macOS Sierra.

Step 1: Free download, install and run Handbrake on Mac. Load the file to be encoded to H.265/HEVC by clicking “Source” > “File” button on the top left side. Or you can tap the Folder button to batch convert multiple files at a time. It will take a few minutes to scan the title.

Step 2: Click the Browse button to specify a destination folder on your local Mac to save the encoded files.

Step 3: Choose output file container format and codec.

Click the “Video” tab, change the video codec from H.264 to H.265 (x265). Also make sure to change the container from MP4 to MKV so that you can embed subtitles if you want to.

Step 4: Tweak the settings. Generally, please leave the settings unchanged.

4.1) Go the Filters tab and set the Interlace Detection to Fast so as to only deinterlace frames are interlaced visibly.
4.2) Set the Denoise to hqdn3d with a custom preset of 1:1:4:4 to get rid of noise or grain from the video.
4.3) Leave Use Advanced Tab instead setting unchanged -> set Encoder Preset and move the slider bar from Fast to Medium as it keeps good balance between H.265 encoding time and file size. Faster setting will result in a larger file and vice versa.
4.4) Change the Constant Quality value to 23 for HD 1080p videos and 22 for HD 720p videos. Generally, the smaller the RF value is, the better quality and higher bitrates are, and vice versa. Please don’t go any lower than 30 or higher than 15 in order to get good quality with acceptable size.
4.5) Leave the audio codec unchanged in the Audio tab -> change the bitrate to 256 for good quality and Mixdown to 5.1 Channels.
4.6) Add tracks, import SRT as the external subtitles, codes the text into the video stream, display subtitles especially when the dialogue is in foreign language, etc.

Best Handbrake alternative to encode H.265/HEVC on Mac

Although Handbrake now includes H.265 encoding on Mac, however, a lot of people complain that they fail to run the H.265 MKV or MP4 files on Mac by using neither VLC or QuickTime 7 with perian. Those problems reflects that Handbrake encoding H.265/HEVC is still not mature yet. If you are looking for a more powerful and reliable program to encode H.265/HEVC on Mac, we highly recommended Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to you. The program can comprehensively encode 2D/3D Blu-ray disc/BDMV folder/ISO image file, DVD Disc/Video_TS folder/IFO/ISO image file to both H.265 MP4 and MOV file format with the resolution of 4K or 1080p resolution. Unlike Handbrake which features a unapproachable interface, the program is pretty simple to use. You can complete the whole conversion with just few clicks: import files, choose H.265 output file format, hit convert button.

For advanced users, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters 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.

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac has perfect compatibility with the new macOS Sierra, in addition, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for you to encode H.265/HEVC using GPU acceleration on Windows 10/8.1/8/7. The program is quite safe and clean since it doesn’t feature any ads or bundled adware. What’s more, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the ripped video and the original video.

How to Encode H.265/HEVC on Mac with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac?

Step 1: Input Blu-ray/DVD or digital video.

Start the application on your Mac computer. For loading digital video, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” (batch load multiple files) option. For loading Blu-ray or DVD disc, Insert your Blu-ray or DVD disc into your computer’s optical drive , hit “File” >  “Load from disc” option.

Load Blu-ray/DVD or digital video

Step 2: Output H.265 video.

Clicking the Format bar drop-down list, the program supports to output 3 types of H.265 video.

Output H.265 MP4 video

Output H.265 MP4 video

Output H.265 HD MKV video

OutputH.265 HD MKV video

Output H.265 HD MP4 video

OutputH.265 HD MP4 video

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the 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 the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the encoding process from Blu-ray/DVD/video to H.265 on macOS Sierra.

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 generated files on your Mac computer with VLC or stream to 4K TV via Nvidia Shield TV, Roku 4 or Amazon Fire TV 2.


Best Workflow of Mavic Pro 4K with FCP X

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The DJI Mavic Pro camera shoots up to 4096×2160 4K video at 30 frames per second. For Final Cut Pro X users, when the shooting is completed, you may come the need to import the Mavic Pro 4K video into FCP X for some post editing workflow. The following article will show you the workflow of Mavic Pro 4K video with Final Cut Pro X on both powerful or slow Mac computer.

Detailed video format pecification of DJI Mavic Pro

Before going any further, first take a look at the 4K format specification of DJI Mavic Pro listed below:
Container format: MOV
Compress Codec: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution and frame rate: DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24p/UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24/25/30p
Video bit rate: 60Mbps

Workflow of DJI Mavic Pro 4K with FCP 7/X on powerful Mac computer

If you Mac computer is powerful enough to handle 4K resolution very well, then you can directly load the 4K H.264 video recorded by DJI Mavic Pro to FCP X since FCP X has included native importing support for H.264 files. However, since H.264 is mainly used as a delivery file format but it is not an ideal editing format, when you try to directly edit H.264 with FCP X, you will start to lose image quality as you do color correction or composite gradients to create greenscreen keys. There just isn’t a lot of room to work.

Transcode Mavic Pro 4K H.264 to Prores for FCP X best editing workflow

To solve the editing issues caused by H.264, it would be much better to transcode H.264 to FCP X’s high performance and high quality editing codec Prores, which render faster and have more room, so you can create great looking effects without losing any quality.

Here, you can get the job easily done with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. The program can assist you to swiftly convert Mavic Pro 4K H.264 to FCP X most favorable editing codec Apple Prores in various different file types including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT. If you Mac computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work with FCP X, you’d better choose to output “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)” for better performance. However, if your Mac computer is old or slow, or you just want to do some rough editing, you can select to output “Apple Prores Proxy)(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores (LT)(*.mov)” format to save more space and bandwidth.

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is pretty simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, it keeps constant update with perfect support for the new Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra 10.12. What’s more, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original 4K video.

How to Convert Mavic Pro 4K H.264 to Apple Prores for FCP X Best Editing Workflow?

Step 1: Transfer DJI Mavic Pro 4K video to Mac computer.

The DJI Mavic Pro 4K records footage on an SD card, you can remove the SD card from the camera, insert the SD card to a card reader, then plug in the card reader into your Mac computer SD card Port for transferring the video footage to your Mac local hard drive.

Step 2: Import DJI Mavic Pro 4K videos.

From “File”drop-down option, select “add Video/Audio”to add source DJI Mavic Pro 4K video files to the program.

Load DJI Mavic Pro 4K videos

Step 3: Select output file format.

From “Format”bar drop-down list, select your desired Prores format types according to your own needs. If your Mac computer is powerful enough to handle 4K video, it would be ideal for you to choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” or “”Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for high quality performance on FCP X.

Output Apple Prores 422 HQ or Prores 422 format

If you have a slow Mac computer, it is ideal for you to output “Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov)” format.

Output Apple Prores 422 HQ or Prores 422 format

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all the settings is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert Mavic Pro 4K H.264 video to FCP X best favorable editing format Apple Prores codec.

When the conversion is completed, launch Final Cut Pro on your Mac computer to import converted video to FCP for smooth editing workflow on either powerful or slow Mac computer.

Workflow of DJI Mavic Pro 4K with FCP X on slow Mac computer

If your Mac computer is not powerful enough, you can either use the program – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac listed above to create Proxy files such as Apple Prores 422 Proxy or Apple Prores 422 LT or directly with Final Cut Pro X by following the steps below:

There are multiple ways to create Proxy media in Final Cut Pro X: You can do so upon initial media import, or you can do so after media is imported.

On the media import screen, you’ll see an option under the Transcoding section to create proxy media. Ensure that this option is checked to convert all imported videos to proxy media right after import.

 Create Proxy media on import

The second way to create proxy media can be employed after media is imported. Simply right-click on the media that you wish to convert to proxy media, select Transcode Media and check the box next to Create proxy media

Create Proxy media after imported