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Easter Sunday 2014 is April 20 and it would soon arrive. What do people do usually on Easter Day? Many churches hold special services on Easter Sunday, which celebrate the Jesus Christ’s resurrection after his crucifixion. Many people also decorate eggs. These can be hard boiled eggs that can be eaten later, but may also be model eggs made of plastic, chocolate, candy or other materials. It is also common to organize Easter egg hunts. Eggs of some form are hidden, supposedly by a rabbit or hare. People, especially children, then search for them. In some areas, Easter egg hunts are a popular way for local businesses to promote themselves or may even be organized by churches.

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Panasonic DVCPRO P2 camcorder is “broadcast equipment that brings unprecedented mobility, performance and convenience to news gathering” and with its P2 card it can record DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO 50/DVCPRO/DV data. And it will generate footage into a MXF file which usually known as P2 MXF file. However, the P2 MXF file is not supported by some common video-editing software, including Avid, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker.

Read More: Panasonic Column | MXF Column

So if you happen to be lucky enough to have Sony Vegas or any of above video-editing programs together with Panasonic DVCPRO P2 camcorder, you will encounter some trouble when importing P2 MXF files into these programs for editing. And this trouble may puzzle many Panasonic DVCPRO P2 camcorder users. The point to solve this problem is transcoding Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF to AVI/MOV/MPG/WMV for Avid, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker.

Now what you need to do is to find a program which can help to transcode Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF to AVI/MOV/MPG/WMV. If you do not want to spend too much time on selecting the suitable program, here we recommend an easy-to-use program to help you getting the work done. You could choose Pavtube Media Magician, which will help to convert P2 MXF files into many video formats without any audio and video out of sync issue.

What’s more, good news to you is that you can get 50% discount now for 2013 Summer Holiday Sales. Do not miss it. Before purchase, you can get the trial version to test it.

Let’s refer to below detailed guide to convert Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF files on Windows. First of all, please make sure having downloaded and installed Pavtube Media Magician.

1. Launch it and load P2 MXF files. You can choose to load from folders or load from camcorder directly.

2. You can put files into edit area on the bottom for doing some simple edit. Special effect, 3D effect and audio can be adjusted for each selected task. For example, you can add Simple Gause, Sample Laplaci, Gray, Flip Color, Invert, and Aged Film to your output video for personalized video.

3. Click “Output” button to find output settings. Here you are allowed to select output formats for each task. You can directly select output editor, including Avid, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Cyberlink. It also supports lossless output and to upload to YouTube directly.

Before conversion, Select a task to adjust video and audio parameters(codec, size, bitrate, etc) for optimizing output video. The point is that multiple tasks can work together, which will help to save lots of time.

4. Click “Triangle” button to start transcoding Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF to AVI/MOV/MPG/WMV for selected tasks.

After conversion, you will be able to get the output files. Now you can import the converted Panasonic P2 MXF footage to Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker for future editing without any trouble.

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Panasonic AG-HPX500 is a shoulder-mounted P2 HD camcorder, which is equipped with its high definition resolutions including 1080i, 720p and records in DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO HD formats. More and more people are fond of using it to shoot videos for memorable records.

However, if you wanna use FCP X to do some further edit, something frustrating happens. Panasonic AG-HPX500 generates P2 MXF files while the most suitable format to FCP X is Apple ProRes. So the generated P2 MXF files can’t be edited directly on FCP X. To solve this problem, you need to encode Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 MXF to FCP X supported formats – Apple ProRes.

There is an easy-to-use Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, which support to output Apple PreRes/DVCPRO/HDV/Avid DNxHD/AIC. Meanwhile, Besides FCP X, it can turn MXF files into editable footage in iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Studio, etc. What’s more, merging several videos into one file will bring you a different experience.

Let’s try the trial version before purchase. Pls pay attention to your Operating System.

If it is Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) or higher OS, pls try PKG version.

If it is Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) or lower OS, pls try DMG version. Maybe you’re still a little confused about how to transcode Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 MXF to FCP X with MXF Converter for Mac, the following guide will show you details.

First of all, there is no doubt that you should download and install MXF Converter for Mac.

1. Launch it and load original files. You are allows to input several videos and convert them at the same time. Besides, “Merge into one file” also allows merge several videos into one file.

2. Click “Format” menu to find suitable format for FCP X, Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) is recommended and it is the best suitable format for FCP.

3. Click “Settings” option you can change parameters to optimize output videos, such as bitrate, size, frame rate, etc

In addition, you can also do simple edit to personalize output videos, such as trim, crop, effect, etc

4. Start converting Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 MXF to ProRes 422 MOV by clicking “Convert” button and then click “Open” button to find the output file for importing to FCP X.

Now, open up Final Cut Pro X, choose File > Import > Files…to select and load the generated ProRes 422 MOV files to FCP X for editing use.

How to import video files and projects into Final Cut Pro X

Learn more about encoding MXF files from Panasonic P2 camcorders, Sony XDCAM camcorders, Canon XF and C300/C500 camcorders on Windows or Mac, please view our MXF ColumnPanasonic ColumnSony Column and Canon Column.

Hope this article helps you to solve any material exchange format (MXF) conversion issues. If you like, please share to those who have the same problem. Thank you for reading.

Tips:

1. If your MXF files have 2 audio tracks or more, here is a new program specially designed for multi-track preserving and mixing features, named iMixMXF. Featured formats include: MOV/MP4/MPG/WMV/FLV/MKV and more.

2. If you want to convert more videos in different formats, you could try iMedia Converter for Mac, which is capable of converting both various HD videos and latest DVD and Blu-ray on Mac(Mavericks and Mountain Lion included). You are also allowed to 1:1 backup the whole discs or copy BD/DVD main movie for further playback or editing. 20% discount will be provided if you get it during the time of Summer Sale Round 2. Just give a try.

Related guides:

Import Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 MXF footage to FCP
Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF to iMovie/FCE
Transcode Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to Avid
AG-HVX200 P2 MXF to FCP Converter
Convert Panasonic HVX200 MXF to iMovie 
Edit Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 MXF in Avid Media Composer
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Description: This Sony XAVC to Avid Converter offers you the workflow to import Sony PMW-400 XAVC footage to AMC on mac, as well as some more NLE programs. With it, you can easily convert Sony XAVC to various formats according to your needs.

“I’ve spent all day long to figure out how to get my XAVC footage working in AMC. They are shoot in 1080p 60i with a Sony PMW-400; I know DNxHD is a codec that AMC prefers, but how can I turn my footage into it easily? I’m not very familiar with mac, pls try to be simple.”

Sony’s new PMW-400 is one of Sony PMW series camcorders; it includes a 2/3-inch Full HD 3CMOS sensor to enable capturing wonderful moments. It brings great video quality as well as a revolution of vide recording codec–its new, more efficient, mid-range XAVC codec. The new XAVC codec is offered for 4k 4:2:0 videos shooting and allows high frame rate shooting at 1080/60i or 720/60p.

For most Sony PMW-400 users, one of the most importance thing with the footage should be how to playback Sony XAVC videos on mac, or edit them in NLE programs such as Avid Media Composer, FCP, iMovie, etc. It’s true that the XAVC codec itself is not supported by mac directly; hence the best workflow is to convert the Sony PMW-400 raw XAVC files to mac/Avid compatible video format firstly.

Sony XAVC Converter for Mac, a powerful Sony XAVC to Avid converter which is able to convert Sony PMW-400 XAVC videos to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on Mac.

How to import Sony PMW-400 XAVC to Avid Media Composer

Step 1. Install and launch this Sony XAVC Converter for Mac, click top left two icons to load individual videos or load the entire folder.

Step 2. Click Format and choose Avid Media Composer>Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the best video format for Avid Media Composer on Mac.

Click Settings to change the video bitrate, frame rate, size, etc. all according to your needs.

Step 3. Click the big red circle at the bottom right to start converting Sony PMW-400 XAVC to Avid Media Composer on mac. Wait for a while; you can load the fresh hot converted video to AMC now.

Tips:

1. Refer to this guide to learn: how to load the converted video onto Avid Media Composer on Mac.

2. More guides can be found here about how to work with videos from different model of Sony cameras.

See also:

Import Sony PMW-400 XAVC footage to FCP 7/X
Editing Sony PMW-400 XAVC videos in iMovie11/FCE 4
Sony PMW-400 XAVC workflow with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects CS6, Creative Suite 6
Burn/Write Sony PMW-400 XAVC footage to DVD on Mac
Play Sony PMW-400 XAVC to QuickTime
Get Sony PMW-400 XAVC to work with Mavericks

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Source: Issues with using Sony PMW-400 XAVC in Avid Media Composer

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Description: Read this article if you are interested in editing Sony 3D DEV-5 MTS videos with FCP 6/7, it offers a possible solution for 3D AVCHD to FCP.

“My camera is a Sony DEV-5. The recorded format is AVCHD 3D/Progressive. It is a full HD camera, which means it captures 1920*1080 images. It would be my preference to move recorded 3D MTS videos to FCP for editing. What type of input formats are accepted for Final Cut Pro?”

Shooting and recording videos in 3D effect is a growing trend and software for converting 3D AVCHD MTS footages to a format that can be used for editing in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere is necessary nowadays.

Since Apple hasn’t included 3D media files into natively supported video formats within FCP 6/7, and change Sony DEV-5 3D MTS videos to FCP acceptable format is a have-to-do step if you intend to import and edit Sony DEV-5 3D AVCHD in Final Cut Pro 6/7. Which tool would be your first choice to transcode Sony 3D AVCHD footages to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7?Pavtube Sony 3D MTS to FCP Converter comes to help you out.

How to convert/transcode Sony DEV-5 3D AVCHD .mts to Apple ProRes 422 videos for FCP 6/7?

Preparations:

1. Copy your 3D MTS videos from Sony DEV-5 camcorder to computer hard drive.

2. Download free Sony 3D MTS Converter on Mac, install and launch it.

Brief Steps

Step 1. Drag and Drop source 3D MTS videos to Pavtube. Or click “Add Video” to import videos.

Step 2. Set up output format for Sony 3D AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7.

From Format list, choose “Final Cut Pro”> “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” for output.

Tips:

For iMovie 11/9/8 users, refer to the guide “Best method to import Sony DEV-5 3D MTS into iMovie 11/9/8

For FCP X users, turn to the tutorial “Can FCP X process Sony 3D DEV-5 .mts footage on Mac?”

Step 3. Start Sony 3D AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes conversion.

Press the big “Convert” button to start.

Once finished, click “Open” to get converted MOV videos.

Then you could open up FCP 6/7, and go to “File ->Import -> Files…” to import converted Sony DEV-5 3D AVCHD footages to FCP 6/7 project.

Read more 3D video tips:

How to watch 3D AVCHD on HD TV
Convert and Edit 3D MTS files
Transcode Panasoni HC-X900,HC-X900M 3D MTS on Mac
Import Panasonic HC-X900 3D AVCHD to FCP (X)
Play JVC GS-TD1 3d AVCHD mts files on PC and Mac
Premiere Pro work with Panasonic HDC-HS900/HS800/HS700

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Source: 3D MTS Converter-Get Sony 3D DEV-5 work with FCP 6/7

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Description: Pavtube software application offers an extra efficient way to import M4V videos to Final Cut Pro, and have a look at below guide of converting M4V video to FCP compatible MOV format on Mac Mavericks 10.9.

“I used HandBrake to pull files off the DVD disc which I recorded two days ago, which results in .m4v files and intend to edit them in FCP. I have had some success converting these .m4v files to ProRess in QuickTime then loading them into FCP for editing. Does anyone have a better and efficient workflow? Thank a lot.” 

Most Mac users would prefer Final Cut Pro to handle and edit video recordings since it is such an excellent editing software, but Final Cut Pro is not compatible with many video formats, such as AVI, MKV, MP4, and M4V and if you attempt to import AVI, MKV, MP4 and M4V files into FCP on Mac Mavericks 10.9, you have to convert these videos to Final Cut Pro acceptable MOV format firstly.

Step-by step guide of importing M4V video to Final Cut Pro on Mac Mavericks 10.9

Step 1. Run Pavtube M4V to Final Cut Pro Converter on Mac Mavericks 10.9.

Free Download this Pavtube M4V to FCP Converter on your Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9, install and launch it.

Step 2. Add M4V video clips.

Click “Add” button and browser to M4V located folders on your computer.

Step 3. Choose output format and custom profile presets.

Select best M4V to FCP profile preset by clicking “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)“. Plus, you could adjust profile parameters like size, bit rate, frame rate to get better video quality or custom file size.

Step 4. Convert M4V video for Final Cut Pro.

Click the big “Convert” icon to start M4V to Final Cut Pro conversion. When finished, get the generated .MOV files by clicking “Open” button and you could import your M4V videos to Final Cut Pro for editing.

If you want to burn video files from FCP to DVD, Pavtube DVD Creator for Mavericks is a good choice, now is 50% OFF. refer to the tutorial.

Related articles:

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How to import AVCHD footage to FCP 7
How to Edit AVI files in Premiere Pro
Import Panasonic HX-WA20 MP4 to FCP(X) 
Convert Sony XDCAM footage to Final Cut Pro
Rewrap 1080p MKV files to Apple ProRes 422 HQ
How to import 1080p/720p videos to FCP
Convert XDCAM files to QuickTime MOV
MP4 to FCP Converter
Transfer AVI video to Final Cut

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Source: Problem importing M4V files into FCP

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If you want to work with Sony EX1/EX3 XDCAM footages in Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac, this article will help you out with step-by-step guide with brief screenshots.

“We have some footage shot with a Sony camcorder. The ultimate goal is to edit the XDCAM EX-1 MP4 footages in Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac. But the problem is that it doesn’t allow us to rename the files in batch before converting. So the output videos are all in a mess. Has anyone ever run into this problem?”

Sony XDCAM EX-1 and EX-3 series are one of the high-end professional Sony camcorders with outstanding video quality. The footages are wrapped in XDCAM codec MP4 format which is uncommon with normal quicktime supported mp4 files. Yet you can still load them into some NLE programs such as Premiere Pro CS6, but due to the codec issue, Sony XDCAM EX1/EX3 footages cannot work smoothly in CS6, which makes the editing become harsh to some extend.

As is mentioned above, due to the complex file structure in BPAV folder, any substandard customize renaming may make the footages cannot sync video and audio automatically.

If you copy the BPAV folder to another folder on the local hard drive, in Premiere, you can navigate to, import and edit that footage; but all the files are still named numbers from the camera. Using Bridge with the BPAV folder structure doesn’t work anymore as for FCP.

Therefore, it should be a good idea to convert Sony XDCAM EX1/EX3 MP4 footages to Premiere Pro CS6 preferred format. Come and try this Sony XDCAM EX Video Converter, which is use-to-use, capable of converting XDCAM video to various formats, and supports batch renaming painlessly.

Click here to download a free trial version without time limit.

 

How to convert Sony EX1/EX3 XDCAM MP4 to MPG/WMV/MOV for using in Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac?

Step 1. Install and run Pavtube XDCAM to Premiere Pro CS6 Converter. Connect your Sony XDCAM EX1/EX3 camera to Mac, click the top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder correspondingly. Click the file name below Destination File to rename them directly.

Step 2. Click “format” and choose “Adobe Premiere -> MOV (AVC)(*.MOV)” as the best video format for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

Click “Settings” and change output settings for Premiere Pro CS6 according to your needs.

Step 3. Click the big red circle to start converting Sony XDCAM EX1/EX3 XDCAM MP4 to MOV/MPG/WMV for Premiere Pro CS6.

This Pavtube XDCAM Video Converter for Mac provide the settings for stream server which allows you edit the converted video in another computer; or you can just leave and check “shut down computer after conversion”.

PS: More guides about how to edit Sony footages on Mac all can be found here.

See also: 

Edit PDW-700 XDCAM MXF in Movie Studio Platinum Suite 12
Work Natively with Sony PDW-700 XDCAM HD MXF in FCP X
How to Import XDCAM into FCP X without using any plugin 
Convert Sony XDCAM MXF files for iMovie 11
Transfer Sony XDCAM footage to QuickTime MOV on Mac 
Easy way for Editing Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM MP4 clips with Mac

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Source: Sony EX1/EX3 XDCAM Footage in Premiere Pro Not Working

Description: If you want to convert Sony A58 AVCHD footage to Mac compatible format, and edit in FCP/FEC/iMovie/Avid, Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac is a powerful program which can easily help you out.

“Hi, I just got a brand new Sony A58 for my birthday and shot some wonderful videos, it’s great. But the problem is both I and my family don’t know how to deal with the footages on mac, the AVCHD files are not supported by iMovie, FCE, or any other program on Mac. Any ideas?”

The Alpha SLT-A58 is one of the SLRs camera from Sony which apparently want to enter the SLRs market with such a worthy entry level product. The Alpha A58 replaces Sony SLT A57, and become a competitive camera in this price class with incredible video quality. Sony A58 record full hd videos at 1080p resolution and in 60i or 24p for your choice. What’s more, the videos it outputs is wrapped in AVCHD codec for blu-ray-like picture quality.

However, here comes the problem. The AVCHD codec allows people save large extraordinary videos without quality loss, but the output video size is pretty large correspondingly. It’s not easy for permanent preservation. Also, AVCHD is not a mac (nor windows) friendly video codec, and the mts format is not support by many nonlinear editing programs on mac, such as Final Cut Pro, iMovie/Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, etc.

What should we do to Make Sony A58 footages working with FCE/FCP/iMovie on Mac?

Since Mac and NLE do not work with AVCHD or mts format natively, you need to convert Sony SLT-A58 AVCHD files to proper format for editing on Mac firstly, which can be as simple as a few clicks with this Pavtube AVCHD to Mac Converter.

How to convert Sony SLT-A58 AVCHD to Mac for editing in FCP/FCE/iMovie/Avid

Step 1. Connect your Sony SLT-A58 and turn it on; launch Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, click top left two icons to load your footage.

Step 2. Choose compatible video format on Mac.

Click Format, you will many profiles for different programs and usage.

For Mac FCP users, the Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) is the best format to be editing in FCP 6/7/X.

For Avid users, Click Avid Media Composer>Avid DNxHD(*.mov), you will get the preferred video format for Avid.

If you are running iMovie or FCE, click iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) because it’s the best codec for editing.

You can also click Settings which is marked as 3 above, to set the output video specs manually.

Step 3. Click the big red circle to start converting Sony AVCHD footage to Mac for FCP/FCE/iMovie/Avid. Check “start streaming server after conversion”, you can share/edit the converted video directly on anther Mac.

More Tips:

1. Read more step-by-step guides on how to load converted video to iMovieFinal Cut ProAvid Media Composer.

2. Refer to here to learn how to work with different model of Sony cameras.

Related guides:

Sony FS700 1080 50p/60p AVCHD workflow for Avid
Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD work with Final Cut Pro
Transcode Sony CX730 AVCHD to Final Cut
Easily work with Sony HDR-PJ780/PJ790V AVCHD in FCP X
Import Sony A99 MTS to Premiere/Avid
Edit Sony HX200V AVCHD in Final Cut Pro on Mac
Effortless Ingest Sony XR500 AVCHD to FCP 7

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Source: Natively working with Sony SLT-A58 AVCHD files on Mac

Description: This article aims to help Black Magic Cinema Camera users to smoothly convert the Blackmagic DNxHD compressed footage to FCP ProRes on mac for further edting.

“Hi I have some videos shot on a black magic cinema camera to edit in FCP. They are MOV files but encoded with DNxHD, what i should do?”

Blackmagic Cinema Camera, a camera from Black Magic Design, is very popular these years. It is equipped with 2.5k image sensor and capable of recording uncompressed 12-bit RAW DNG files, or ProRes/DNxHD codec; they are preserved in built-in SSD drives. It supports recording more than five hours on a single 480 GB SSD. Hereby, many people choose to start video shooting with this BlackMagic Cinema Camera for its lovely price and good video quality.

For people who want to edit their blackmagic cinema camera videos on mac, FCP should be the top 3 choices. However, although the compressed video from blackmagic camera do have prores codec, it’s not very native and well compatible with FCP. Besides, many other users may choose ANxHD as the default output format.

Therefore the best workflow it toconvert Blackmagic camera videos to ProRes for FCP on Mac. To accomplish this goal, a powerful, easy-to-use DNxHD to ProRes Convertercan help you out within a few clicks.

How to transcode Black Magic Camera DNxHD MOV footage to FCP ProRes on mac

Step 1. Install this professional Mac HD Video Converter, load Black Magic Cinema Camera footage into it.

Raw videos are preserved in a portable SSD drive inside camera; you can mount the disk to any computer, or use Blackmagic Design’s HyperDeck Studio deck.

Click Top Left icon to load individual videos, or the second one to load the entire folder.

Step 2. Choose FCP most compatible video codec.

Click the Format drop-down list at the bottom, choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(*.mov), it’s enough for most common editing in FCP.

If you want to get better video quality in FCP, Apple ProRess 422(HQ) may works for you better. Otherwise you can click Settings and choose high quality in bitrate box.

Step 3. Start converting Blackmagic Cinema Camera mov to ProRes for FCP

Click the big red circle to start the conversion; if you want to do a batch conversion, it’s able to choose shut down computer when conversion is done, or you can choose to start streaming server and share the videos in another computer directly.

Tips:

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Read this article and you will know how to convert Sony XDCAM EX footages to ProRes as the preferred codec fro Aperture 3 on Mac.

“I have some mp4 files from a Sony XDCAM EX camera. These common mp4 videos can play back in quicktime player, but the wired thing is when I load it into Aperture 3, it said the video is not supported! Did I do something wrong? How to get MP4 files from Sony XDCAM MP4 to Aperture 3?”

Aperture 3 enables you to use many video and audio formats from popular still cameras; the supported video varies from 1080 24p, 25p to 60p. But not all the quicktime player compatible video format is well supported in Aperture. Apple list a tablet of supported camera models, unluckily, Sony XDCAM EX series is not included.

Therefore, for Sony XDCAM EX series camera users, the best way to get Sony XDCAM EX MP4 working in Apple Aperture 3 is to convert the XDCAM encoded MP4 files into Aperture preferred ProRes codec. It’s not complex at all, get this Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac installed, and follow these steps, you will have it done within a few clicks.

How to convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes 422 for Aperture 3 on Mac

Step 1. Connect your Sony XDCAM EX camera to mac and keep it on, launch the Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes Converter, click top lest two icons to load the footages.

Step 2. Click the drop-down list desides Format, choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the best video codec for Aperture as well as FCP.

Click Settings and choose the output video size, bitrate, framerate and others as you need.

Step 3. Now just click the big red circle to start transcoding Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to Apple ProRes for Aperture 3 without quality loss on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8.

Wait for a while or choose to shut down computer after conversion done, or you can lauch stream server so that you can share the converted video on another Mac directly.

How to import Apple ProRes MOV files to Aperture 3?

Launch Aperture 3, choose “File > Import > Files…”, and browse to the folder you saved the converted video to. Choose the videos that you’d like to import.

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