Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Edit 4K Prores with Sony Vegas Pro 14/13/12

As one of the Windows exclusive professional non-linear editing software, Sony Vegas Pro gains great popularity for its fast speed, ease of use, comprehensive and rich editing features and also wide format import capability. However, a lot of people complain that fail to load the 4K Prores to Sony Vegas Pro 14 or early versions.

Media compatibility of 4K Prores with Sony Vegas Pro

From the specification page of Sony Vegas Pro 15, we can find the information that it has included native importing support for Prores format. In addition, as Vegas Pro 9 has included editing support for 4K resolution video, therefore, you will have no problem to load 4K Prores to Vegas Pro 15. However, we find no Prores importing support on Vegas Pro 14 specification page, not to mention the earlier version such as Vegas Pro 13/12, etc. There, to edit 4K Prores with Vegas Pro or earlier version, you will need to perform a codec transcoding process.

Transcode 4K Prores for Vegas Pro 14/13/12 editing

Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading our most powerful 4K Prores Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. The program has perfect importing support for 4K Prores in various different file types including Apple Prores 4444 XQ, Apple Prores 4444, Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 LT, Apple Prores 422 LT. The program not only assists you to transcode 4K Prores to Vegas Pro 14/13/12 editable MP4, MOV, WMV, MPEG-1/2/4, etc but also facilitates you to directly export Vegas Pro 14/13/12 specially optimized MPEG-2 codec with the optimal editing settings.

Related article: Top 10 Prores Converter | Blu-ray to Prores 422 | 1080p MKV to Prores 422 HQ 

Pavtube Video Converter is pretty simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, it has perfect compatibility with all Windows OS including Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7. The final results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can't tell the difference between the converted video and the original 4K Prores video.

How to Convert 4K Prores for Vegas Pro 12/13/14 Editing?

Step 1: Load 4K Prores 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 4K Prores files into the program. The program supports batch conversion mode, you can batch load multiple files at one time.

Load 4K Prores files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Vegas Pro 14/13/12 supported editing formats such as "MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)" under "Common Video" main category.

Output Prores supported editing 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 Vegas Pro users.

Alternatively, you can also choose to directly output Vegas Pro 14/13/12 specially optimized editing codec by following "Adobe Premiere/Son..." > "MPEG-2 (*.mpg)".

Output Vegas Pro specially optimized editing 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 4K Prores to Vegas Pro 12/13/14 supported editing formats or preset profile editing formats.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to load and import and edit converted Prores files with Vegas Pro 12/13/14 for high quality and high performance editing workflow.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Import DJI Osmo+ 4K to Davinci Resolve

The DJI Osmo+ is a handheld Gimbal with an integrated Zoom Camera, it offers up to 7x zoom when shooting in Full 1080p resolution, and up to 3.5x zoom at all other resolutions. As an advanced 4K camera, it shoots up to crisp DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution at 24/25 fps, UHD 4K at up to 30 fps in either MP4 or MOV container format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec. When the shooting is done, for people who want to do some color correction and professional audio post production of the DJI Osmo+ 4K video, Davinci Resolve can be the best choice for you. The following article will show you how to smoothly import DJI Osmo+ 4K to Davinci Resolve for a high quality editing workflow.

Can Davinci Resolve support 4K resolution video editing?

Davinci Resolve's official website shows that the Davinci Resolve 12.5 and later version only supports to import UHD video with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, it also means that if you try to load DJI Osmo+ DCI 4K video with 4096 x 2160 to Davinci Resolve, you will definitely suffer video playback choppy or stuttering issues.

Native work Osmo+ H.264 MP4/MOV with Davinci Resolve

Although the H.264 MP4/MOV video shot with DJI Osmo+ is included in Davinci Resolve supported file formats list. However, it is well known that H.264 is just a good delivery file format, it is not a good editing format. If you try to edit H.264 native with Davinci Resolve, you start to lose image quality as you do color correction or composite gradients to create greenscreen keys.

To solve above listed image quality issues, it would be much ideal for you to transcoding DJI Osmo+ H.264 to a Davinci Resolve compatible higher bit-rate format such as Prores files, which render faster but have more room, you can create great looking effects without losing any quality.

Related article: Can FCP Support Osmo 4K Video | Osmo 4K with PPC 2015 | Edit Osmo 4K with Vegas Pro

Best tool to transcode DJI Osmo+ 4K H.264 to Prores for Davinci Resolve

Here, you can get the job easily completed by downloading our best Prores Converter - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The application can assist you to batch convert DJI Osmo+ 4K H.264 to Davinci Resolve most favorable high bit-rate editing format Apple Prores in various different file types including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT. You can choose the suitable one according the following standards:

If you 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. However, if your computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work with Davinci Resolve, you'd better choose to output "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)"or "Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)"for better performance.

For Windows users, you can go to download Pavtube Video Converter to complete the conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

How to Import and Edit DJI Osmo+ 4K Video with Davinci Resolve?

Step 1: Load DJI Osmo+ 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 DJI Osmo+ 4K video files into the program.

Load DJI Osmo+ 4K video

Step 2: Select output file format.

Click "Format"bar, from its drop-down list, select your desired Prores format such as "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)", you can also choose other prores formats on your own needs.

Define output file format

Step 3: Edit DJI Osmo+ 4K video.(optional)

Select an item on the main interface to active the "Editor" menu, then click the pencil like icon to open "Video Editor" Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add special effect, reset, and adjust volume.

Edit DJI Osmo+ 4K video

Step 4: Convert DJI Osmo 4K video to Apple Prores format.

Go back to the main interface and press the "Convert" icon on the right-bottom to start DJI Osmo+ 4K video to Davinci Resolve Apple Prores conversion process.

When the conversion is done, feel free to import converted video to Davinci Resolve for furthering professional editing.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

How To Stream Blu-ray on Panasonic Viera Smart TVs

Streaming media has opened the floodgates for what's possible in entertainment, and there are now more high-quality options than ever before. With so many ways to enjoy your favorite TV programs, movies, sports, music, video games and more, choosing the ideal streaming media player might take a little bit of research. This guide will help you find the device that best fits your lifestyle. Read this article and you will know all.

Can Bought/Rented Blu-ray Movies Play on Panasonic Viera TV?

We can get better visual enjoyment if we watch high-definition video on HDTV like watching the new released Blu-ray movies on Panasonic Viera Smart TVs. However, most disc lovers may find that when they copy Bought/Rented Blu-ray discs to USB flash drive and try to play them on Panasonic Viera TVs via USB, it fails. If you are one of them and still looking for solutions, here is a tutorial you cannot miss.

Solution to solve this annoying Blu-ray on Panasonic Viera TV playback issues

Surely, it's not necessary to purposely buy a Blu-ray Player just for watching Blu-rays on your Panasonic Viera TV; as long as you have an external Blu-ray drive, we can make all this happen. We can derive from the official website of Panasonic Viera TV that it only supports playing MP4 videos from USB. Therefore, Blu-ray videos can be played on Panasonic Viera TV without bug if they can be converted to videos of MP4 format.

Based on this conception and years of research, Pavtube finally works out the program called BDMagic working to rip and convert Blu-ray to a Panasonic Viera TV supported video format first.

Among various Blu-ray ripping tools, Pavtube BDMagic is rating in the first place. It is easy to use and helps you fast rip and convert (3D)Blu-ray, DVD to a Panasonic Viera TV playable format MP4, MKV with perfect audio and video sync keeping HD quality. Besides, this Blu-ray converter and rip BD, DVD, ISO to a wide range of formats, like WMV, MOV, MP4, AVI, even H.265 MP4 and the list goes on. Apart from that, it also provides a large variety of output formats that compatible with iPad Air 2, iPhone 6 Plus, PS3, Samsung Galaxy, Window 8.1/8 tablet, Xbox and more. Mac version is here. Download the program and start conversion.

Here is the step-by-step guide on ripping, converting Blu-ray to Panasonic Viera TV

Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies

Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray Ripper for Viera TV and click "BD/DVD disc" icon to load movies.

Load Blu-ray movies

Step 2: Choose output format

Click the "Format" option, and choose MP4, MKV from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for streaming to Panasonic Viera TV.

Choose output format

Step 3: Advanced video/audio settings

Click the Settings icon to set the correct video, audio codecs.

Step 4: Start Blu-ray to Viera TV ripping

Click the "Convert" button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray to MP4/MKV for Panasonic Viera TV immediately.

When the conversion ends, you will be able to get the result video via tapping the Open button in the main interface. Afterwards, you can stream/transfer Blu-ray rips onto Panasonic Viera TV for smooth playback via USB without any incompatible problem.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Useful Tips To Help You Edit Samsung NX500 4K H.265 Videos In Sony Vegas Pro 15

Samsung NX500 could record true 4k video for 4X the resolution and details of Full HD. With HEVC (H.265) support, capture extreme details using half the storage space typically used for HD recording. For Windows users who owns the professional video editing software - Sony Vegas 15, it is likely that you may look for a way to load the NX500 4K H.265 video into Vegas Pro for some professional post video editing workflow.

Although more and more professional non-linear ediitng software have added imput support for 4k resoltion so does the version of Sony Vegas Pro 15, H.265/HEVC is the new video formats which is not recognized by most video editing software and media players. So it common that you fail to play and edit the Samsung NX500 4k H.265 video with Sony Vegas Pro 15. Any solution?

Best Workflow - Transcode Samsung NX500 4K H.265 to Sony Vegas Pro 15

To successfully import NX500 4K H.265 to Sony Vegas Pro 15 for editing, you will first need to transcode unsupported H.265 codec to Vegas Pro editable video editing codec such as H.264, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 with a specially program called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate | For Mac. Since the source video is 4k hevc footage, it will be CPU consuming when editing the footage with an old or not powerful enough computer, this video converter allows you to compress 4k to 1080p or 720p to create a lower-resolution video file or editing with Sony Vegas.

Before the conversion, this NX500 4K H.265 to Vegas Pro 15 converter grants you to adjust video codec, resolution, bit rate and audio channels and more to get a more perfect video. Moreover, you can trim the video length, crop the video to remove the part you unwanted, or add external subtitles to it to explain your video. More funtions in this guide are waiting for your exploration.

How to Transcode NX500 4K H.265 to Sony Vegas Pro 15

Step 1. Import NX500 footage to the computer.

Run the program on your computer, click "File" > "Add from Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder"to import NX500 4K H.265 video into the program. Or you can driectly drag or drop the vdieo to this software at will.

import nx500

Step 2: Pick the output file format. 

From "Format" drop-down options, select one of Sony Vegas Pro supported editing formats such as H.264, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 to output, you can also select to output Sony Vegas Pro specially optimized file format from "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > "MPEG-2(*.mpg)".

output formats

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, click "Size(pix)" to select 1920*1080 as the final resolution for output video. Or you can downscale the video bit rate to get smaller video size.

Note: Normally, the video size is based more on bit rate than video resolution. If your computer is powerful enough, you can skip the step.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.

Hit right-bottom convert button to start transcoding NX500 H.265 to Sony Vegas Pro 15 supported 4k or 1080p MPEG-2 video edting workflow. 

When the conversion is completed, you will be free to import converted files to Vegas Pro 15 for professional editing workflow.