Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Edit 4K Video with Pinnacle Studio 21/21 Plus/21 Ultimate

The newly released Pinnacle Studio 21/21 Plus/21 Ultimate offers powerful and creative video editing by applying special effects, adding titles and templates or also multi-track, HD, 3D and 4K video editing. Have some 4K footage shot with your 4K device recorders and also wish to load them Pinnacle Studio 21/21 Plus/21 Ultimate. How about the workflow of 4K video with Pinnacle Studio 21/21 Plus/21 Ultimate?

Media compatibility of Pinnacle Studio 21/21 Plus/21 Ultimate

To answer this question, we should be clear of what file formats can be played on Pinnacle Studio 21/21 Plus/21 Ultimate:

Pinnacle Studio 21 Version Standard Plus Ultimate
HEVC (H.265)**
Import
Import
Import and Export
Dolby Digital
2CH
5.1CH
5.1CH
XAVC S support
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New

XAVC and DVCPRO HD decoding
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-
4K Ultra HD video support
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Import MXF files

Tips: HEVC (H.265) support requires supporting PC hardware or graphics card.

From above information, we can see that currently only Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate has editing support for 4K Ultra HD video. Neither Pinnacle Studio 21 Standard nor 21 Plus offers 4K video editing capability. Therefore, before importing 4K video to Pinnacle Studio 21 Standard/21 Plus, it is essential to compress 4K to 1080p.

Although the Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate provides 4K Ultra HD video editing function, however, it doesn't mean that you can import 4K video with any file formats into it. Currently, it only supports to handle 4K video with the format of XAVC S, MXF, H.265/HEVC, etc. Therefore, if you try to load other 4K video such as 4K AVI, 4K WMV, 4K MOV, 4K MKV, 4K TS, 4K H.264, 4K Prores, etc, you will fail to add them to Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate. When in that condition, you will need to perform a format or codec transcoding process.

Related article: Import MTS to Pinnacle Studio | Pinnacle Studio Supported Formats | Import MP4 to Pinnacle Studio

Best tool to transcode and compress 4K Video for Pinnacle Studio editing

For those people who are looking for a comprehensive solution to fix Pinnacle Studio 21 4K video editing issues, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has full importing support for all 4K video wrapped with different container file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, TS, XAVC, XAVC S, MXF and compression codec such as H.264, H.265 and Prores.

Here, you can not only transcode unsupported 4K video to Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate editable 4K file formats such as 4K H.265/HEVC, but also downscale 4K video to Pinnacle Studio 21 Standard/21 Plus compatible HD AVI/WMV/MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4, etc.

Edit 4K video with built-in editing functions

Before loading 4K video into Pinnacle Studio 21 Standard/21 Plus/21 Ultimate, you can first complete some simple video editing task with the built-in editing options offered by the application. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments from the beginning or end, crop video to remove the black edges, apply special rendering effect, change video picture effect, add video/image/transparent text watermark, insert external subtitle, etc.

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to complete the format and codec transcoding and compression process on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

How to Transcode and Compress 4K Video for Pinnacle Studio 21/21 Plus/21 Ultimate Editing?

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

Run the program on your computer click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to add unsupported 4K video files into the program.

Load unsupported 4K video

Step 2: Set output file format.

Click the pull down menu of "Format", from its drop-down list, choose one of Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate supported 4K file formats "H.265 Video(*.mp4)" under "Common Video" main category.

Output Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate supported 4K formats

To choose Pinnacle Studio 21 Standard/Plus supported editing formats, choose "AVI HD Video(*.avi)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output Pinnacle Studio 21 Standard or Plus supported HD formats

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

To deal 4K video with Pinnacle Studio 20 Standard or Plus, it would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p by outputting a HD file format and then changing the output file resolution as "1920*1080" or "1080*720" in the program's "Profile Settings" window.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 3: Edit 4K video.

Check an item to active the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply special rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Edit 4K video

Step 4: Start the final 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 Pinnacle Studio 21/21 Plus/21 Ultimate transcoding and compression process.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problem to import and edit 4K video with Pinnacle Studio 21/21 Plus/21 Ultimate.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

How to Copy DVD to QNAP TS-x73U NAS?

How to Copy DVD to QNAP TS-x73U NAS?



TS-x73U NAS has the large storage space, why not to copy DVD to TS-x73U NAS? You can get these benefits:
Don't need to manage and protect the DVD discs any more.
Finding DVD movie with the fast speed.
No any humidity, high temperature, dust. #dvd #nas #synology

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Trim Movies/Videos for Taking Extra Scenes

There are many times that we will need to trim or cut a video/movie for taking extra scenes:
- Remove a few seconds of dead time at the beginning of your video, or an unintentional camera droop at the end.
- Pull out all your favorite segments and save as new clips so you can and use them however you want.

Best tools to trim or cut extra scenes from video/movie

Although there are many video cutter or trimmer tools even including some free ones on the market, however, you may be disappointed to find that some is too complicated to use, others only support to import very limited file formats, there are still some programs can do the video cutting or trimming job accurately or force you to re-encoding the original video or movie to another file format without obvious quality loss.

For those people who are looking for a simple to use tool to accurately trim or cut any video you have in hand with no quality loss, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (get Mac version) to you. The program has full importing support for not only 4K/2K/HD/SD digital video in virtually any file formats (including H.265/HEVC, MXF, XAVC/XAVC S) but also commercial 3D/2D Blu-ray disc and DVD disc.  

Ways to trim or cut video for taking out extra scenes

As for the core trimming function, the program allows you to easily trim or cut unwanted scenes from the beginning or end easily and accurately in various different ways:
1. Drag the control sliders to include the segment you want to remain.
2. Click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video.
3. Input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.

Trim or cut video in original formats or various other file formats

For those people who don't want to suffer any quality loss, you can just choose to output the same file format as the original file format, also make sure to keep other profile parameters unchanged in the "Profile Settings" window. Alternatively, you can also select to trim or cut the video to other digital file formats as you like.

Crop/Merge/Split/Watermark/Apply Effect/Insert subtitle to video

Apart from trimming out the extra scenes from the video, you can also use this program to do other simple video editing task. You can crop the video to remove the black bars or unwanted size area around the video frame, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect such as gray, flip color, aged film, etc, add external subtitle to video, merge separate video clips into one single file or split a large video into small clips by file size, count or length.

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Step by Step to Trim Video/Movie to Take Out Extra Scenes

Step 1: Add source video or movie to the app.

Click "File" menu, and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import source video or movie files.

Add source video or movie

Step 2: Select output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired digital file format to output, here, we choose to output a popular devices and applications widely accepted file formats such as "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Choose output file format

Here, you can also select to output the same file format the original file format and keep all other profile parameters unchanged so that you won't suffer any quality loss.

Step 3: Trim movies to take out extra scenes

In the video editor window, choose the "Trim" tab and this tab is selected by default when the editing window appears. You can use the trim function to cut off unwanted parts from start and end. You can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set.

Trim or cut video to take out extra scenes

Step 4: Start the video or movie trimming process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin to trim or cut video/move to take out extra scenes.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can get a video clip with only your unwanted parts or scenes.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Edit/Play XiaoMi Yi 4K Video

The new Xiaomi Yi 4K action camera is main designed for photographers and travelers. The camera uses the world's leading 1400 mAh lithium-ion battery by Ampetrex Technology (iPhone supplier) with a high voltage of 4.4 V. Thus, the Yi 4K action camera is able to operate up to 8 hours in standby mode and up to 120 minutes when shooting the high-quality 4K / 30 fps video without WiFi and with the LCD screen turned off. After the shooting stage, you may wish to play the Xiaomi Yi 4K video on computer with media player software, transfer to view on smartphone, tablets or stream to large screen TV via media servers. For editors, you may want to do either some basic or professional post editing work of the Xiaomi Yi 4K video with either professional or prosumer editing software. The following article will share you some beneficial tips for better playing and editing Xiaomi Yi 4K video.

Recording specification for Xiaomi Yi 4K Video

Video Resolution & Frame Rate

4K - (3840 x 2160) - 30 / 25 fps (60 mbps)
2.7K - (2704 x 1520) - 60 / 30 / 50 / 25 fps
1440p - (1920 x 1440) - 60 / 50 / 30 / 25 fps
1080p - (1920 x 1080) - 120 / 100 / 60 / 50 / 30 / 25 fps
960p - (1280 x 960) - 120 / 100 / 60 / 50 fps
720p - (1280 x 720) - 240 /200 fps
480p - (848 x 480) - 240 / 200 fps

Video Format

.mp4 format, .H.264

Transcode and compress Xiaomi Yi 4K video for better playing/editing

The 4K H.264 video recorded by Xiaomi Yi is a good delivery codec but not a good editing format since it is very CPU intensive when decoding. Therefore, you won't get a smooth editing workflow when you try to directly work the Xiaomi Yi 4K video with professional or prosumer editing software such as Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Davinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, etc. To get a high quality and high performance workflow, it would be much ideal for you to transcode the H.264 to your editing software favorable editing codec.

Although the H.264 codec used by Xiaomi Yi camera is widely supported by most media player software or portable devices, however, you may be disappointed to find most processor on your computer or portable devices lacks the ability to handle 4K resolution video, in addition, the 4K video will take a lot of space of your computer hard drive or device internal memory. To get a smooth playback experience, it would be a good option for you to compress 4K to 1080p with smaller file resolution.

Here, you can easily transcode and compress Xiaomi Yi 4K video to 1080p by downloading Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The program has perfect importing support for the 4K H.264 MP4 video shot with Xiaomi Yi camera. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple video into the program at one time for conversion to save your precious time. With the program, you can not only transcode Xiaomi Yi 4K video to NLE editing software compatible file formats or specially optimized editing codec such as Apple Prores, Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, MPEG-2, etc, but also compressing 4K to 1080p fix the video choppy, buggy or stuttering issue when playing or editing 4K video on editing software or devices/applications.

For Windows users, please go to download Pavtube Video Converter to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

How to Transcode and Compress Xiaomi Yi 4K Video to 1080p for Better Playing and Editing?

Step 1:Load Xiaomi YI 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 Load Xiaomi YI 4K video files into the program.

Load Xiaomi YI 4K Video

Step 2. Define the output file format.

Click the "Format" bar, from its drop down list, select one of the popular file format such as "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category that's supported by most devices and applications. 

Output device widely compatible file formats

For people try to load the Xiaomi Yi 4K video into video editing software, you can try to direct output video editing software preset profile format such as "Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)" under "Final Cut Pro" main category.

Output video editing software preset profile formats

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, in video section, from "Size(pix)" drop-down list, choose "1980*1020" to compress 4K to 1080p.

Step 4: Start Xiaomi YI 4K to 1080p Conversion process.

Hit "Convert" button to begin Xiaomi Yi 4K to 1080p transcoding and compression process. When the conversion finished, check the generated 1080p video, then you get a smooth playing and editing experience with Xiaomi Yi 4K video on any devices or applications.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Import and Edit Canon EOS 6D Mark II MP4 with iMovie

Canon has certainly made the EOS 6D Mark II a more well-rounded and better specified camera than the EOS 6D. The main update comes in the form of a 26.2MP CMOS sensor and the use of the DIGIC 7 Image Processor to deliver sharper, more vivid imagery in a variety of shooting situations. This setup offers an improved native sensitivity range of ISO 100-40000, which can then be expanded to ISO 50-102400, as well as speedy shooting rates of up to 6.5 fps.

Video recording format of Canon EOS 6D Mark II

For multimedia creation, the 6D Mark II comes equipped with powerful Full HD video recording options. You can record both full HD 1080p video and HD 720p video with a maximum frame rate of 60p in MP4 container file format with the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec.

Related article: Import XC10 MXF to iMovie | Convert XAVC MXF to iMovie | Edit 4K Video with iMovie

Import and Edit Canon EOS 6D Mark II with iMovie

Obviously, you'll have no problem to import the Canon EOS 6D Mark II MP4 video into iMovie since H.264 is a supported editing codec by iMovie. However, the inter-frame formats H.264 is better for final delivery but should not been used to edit with, when you try to import the H.264 directly into iMove for editing, you will encounter the following problems:
- Slow searching for and decoding of frames
- Frame-accuracy problems
- Crashing or freezing
- Strange artifacts or blocking on your video
- Error messages or displaying black video

Best editing workflow of EOS 6D Mark II with iMovie

For those people who wish to get a high quality and high performance editing workflow of EOS 6D Mark II MP4 with iMovie, we highly recommend you to convert the inter-frame H.264 codec to iMovie compatible HD intra-frame editing codec - Apple Intermediate Codec.

Here, you can perform the codec transcoding process by downloading Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, the program has perfect importing support for both the 1080p and 720p H.264 MP4 video shot with Canon EOS 6D Mark II. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple video at one time for conversion to save your precious time.

With the program, you can easily encode EOS 6D Mark II MP4 to iMovie most favorable AIC codec with best quality and super fast encoding speed. Apart from iMovie, the program also assists you to produce other NLE software native workable editing codec such as Apple Prores for Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro CC, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer or Davinci Resolve, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is pretty simple to use, any one can learn to use it in minutes. In addition, it keeps constant update with perfect support for the new Mac OS including macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Transcode Canon EOS 6D Mark II MP4 to AIC for iMovie Editing

Step 1: Load Canon EOS 6D Mark II MP4 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 Canon EOS 6D Mark II MP4 files into the program.

Load Canon EOS 6D Mark II MP4 video

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From "Format" drop-down option, choose iMovie best editing codec by selecting "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." > "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov).

Output iMovie AIC format

Step 3: Edit Canon EOS 6D Mark II MP4 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 subtitle.

Edit Canon EOS 6D Mark II MP4 video

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 EOS 6D Mark II MP4 video to iMovie best compatible Apple Intermediate Codec editing format.

When the conversion is completed, launch iMovie on your Mac computer to import converted video to iMovie for smooth editing workflow on either fast or slow Mac computer.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Work GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with iMovie

The new GoPro Hero 6 now supports to capture HEVC (High Efficient Video Codec) encoded UHD video at 79Mbps in 60fps mode. For Mac users who are looking for a free but professional video editing software to perform some professional editing with the GoPro Hero 6 4K video, iMovie can be your best choice. How about the workflow of GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with iMovie.

Can iMovie native import GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265?

Following the release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple has updated its consumer level video editing tool, iMovie, with support for High Efficiency Video Encoding, a tentpole video feature introduced alongside the company's latest hardware and software releases.  However, you may find that you can only import 4K HEVC/H.265 files captured on iPhone 7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus directly into iMovie, but get no luck to get 4K H.265 files downloaded from online sites or shot with cameras/camcorders including the GoPro Hero 6 into iMovie.

Related article: iMovie Supported Video Formats | iMovie Editing 4K Video | Edit H.265 with iMovie

Transcode GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 for iMovie

Therefore, to work GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with iMovie, you would definitely need to perform a codec transcoding process. Here, you can complete the conversion by downloading our best Mac 4K H.265 Converter - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. If you own a powerful Mac computer that can perfectly handle 4K resolution video, it would be ideal for you to use the program to transcode GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to iMovie supported 4K file formats such as 4K MPEG-4 MP4, 4K QuickTime MOV, etc. If your computer is not powerful enough to deal with 4K resolution video, then just use our application to compress GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to iMovie readable HD file formats such as HD MPEG-4, HD H.264, etc. For those people who wish to get a high quality and high performance of HD video workflow with iMovie, you can use our program to directly export iMovie best favorable Apple Intermediate Codec - AIC, a less processor intensive editing codec specially designed by Apple for high quality and high performance workflow with iMovie.

Edit GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with iMovie

Before loading GoPro Hero 4K H.265 into iMovie, you can complete some basic editing task with the built-in editing options offered by the program. You can trim or cut video to remove the unwanted parts or segments, crop video to remove the black edges or unwanted size area, add video/image/transparent text watermark, apply special rendering effect, change video brightness, contrast, saturation or add external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is very simple to use, any one can learn to use it in minutes. In addition, it has perfect compatibility with the new macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Import and Edit GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with iMovie

Step 1: Load GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 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 GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video files into the program.

Load GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video

Step 2: Output iMovie supported 4K or 1080p formats.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, if your Mac computer is powerful enough, you have direct choose to produce iMovie supported 4K editing formats such as "MOV - QuickTime(*.mov)" under "Common Video" main category.

Output

If your Mac computer is a little old or slow, then it is ideal to compress GoPro Hero 6 4K to 1080p to produce iMovie smoothly workable HD H.264 file formats.

Output iMovie smoothly playable HD file formats

Step 3: Edit GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 files.

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 GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to iMovie preferable 4K or 1080p editing formats conversion or compression process.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can smoothly import converted video to iMovie for smooth post editing workflow.