Saturday, November 18, 2017

Edit GoPro Hero 4K H.265 with Avid Media Composer

Have shot some 4K H.265 video with your GoPro Hero 6 camera and wish to load the 4K footage into Avid Media Composer for some professional post editing workflow. The following article will show you how to get a smooth workflow of GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with Avid Media Composer.

Can Avid handle all GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video?

From Avid Media Composer supported file formats, we can see this professional editing software lacks the ability to direct handle 4K H.265 video shot with GoPro Hero 6 camera. What's more, as Avid's system requirements for 4K editing at quite high. You should have a dual 10 core Xeon system as an "entry level" 4K editing suite and ideally a faster computer for more 4K editing. It would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth editing.

Transcode GoPro Hero 6 4K for Avid Media Composer

To fix the codec incompatible issue, you can download a third-party video conversion app called Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to decode the unsupported 4K H.265 to Avid Media Composer most favorable 1080p DNxHD codec. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple GoPro Hero 6 4K into the application for conversion at one time.

Besides that, you can also 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.

The program is available on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc. It is accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version - Pavtube Video Converter for Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Step by Step to Transcode and Compress GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 for Avid Editing

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: Choose output file format.

From "Format" drop-down option, choose Avid Media Composer best editing codec by selecting "Avid Media Composer..." > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".

Output Avid supported 1080p DNxHD editing codec

Step 3: 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 GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video to Avid Media Composer best compatible 1080p DNxHD Codec editing format.

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

Stream 4K Video from Synology DS216play to Plex

Is Synology DS216play a good choice for 4K streaming via Plex?

"Hello! I'm a long time user of Plex with Synology NAS. But recently I upgraded my TV and now I own a 4k model. The problem is that my current Synology NAS is not powerful enough to play 4k content (Synology DS213). So I want to upgrade to a new version that will be powerful enough to stream 4k content. I appreciate if you could confirm if DS216play is the right choice. Synology website claims it is, but I'd like to confirm with you plex users."

Testing for DS216play 4K transcoding capability

DS216play is the least-expensive NAS box available featuring hardware-assisted 4K h.264/h.265 transcoding that we know of. Test from techhive shows that they have loaded the DS216+ with numerous test files, including about a dozen 2160p (UHD 3840x2160 and 4K 4096x2160) videos. They played files using Synology's in-browser Video Station player. 2160p videos (AVC and HEVC) played well also, at least those limited to about 30 frames per second and around 6 megabits per second (HEVC) or 20Mbps (AVC). AVC is a lot easier to process than the more heavily compressed HEVC. Beyond that, both audio and video stutter began to creep in; 60fps files weren't recognized.

From above tests, we can see that the Synology DS216play lacks the ability to handle 4K 60fps files, therefore, when you try to stream the 4K/60p files from Synology to Plex, the Plex Media Server will try to perform a transcoding process due to the incompatible frame rate. However, transcoding 4K content can be a CPU-intensive process and and especially NAS devices might not be capable of doing so in real-time.

Transcode 4K video for Synology DS216play streaming via Plex

To get a smooth streaming experience, then it is ideal for you to use a third-party video conversion app such as Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to transcode 4K video with incompatible frame rate to Synology Plex app smooth handle 30fps.

Besides the frame rate, you can also flexibly adjust other profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to perfrom the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

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Step by Step to Transcode 4K for Synology DS216play Streaming

Step 1: Load 4K video into the application.

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.

Load 4K video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Synology DS216play playable 4K H.264 or 4K H.265 file formats.

Output 4K H.264 file formats

Output 4K H.264 formats

Output 4K H.265

Output 4K H.265

Step 3: Adjust output frame rate.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, in video section, from "Size(pix)" drop-down list, choose Synology DS216play smooth playback 30fps.

Adjust output frame rate as 30fps

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 4K video to Synology DS216play smoothly playback 4K video with 30fps frame rate.

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

Friday, November 3, 2017

Roku/Plex Not Passthrough DTS-HD MA Audio

The condition is that you have an audio receiver that supports for DTS-HD MA audio, to get the best audio quality, you may wish that both Roku/Plex would passthrough that audio codec to your receiver. However, the condition is that neither Roku not recognize that audio codec, and therefore force the Plex Media Server to transcode the DTS-HD MA to PCM audio format.

Roku supported audio formats

After searching for Roku supported file formats, we can see that Roku can handle various type of audio formats including AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC, PCM, AC3/EAC3, DTS, ALAC. Unfortunately, the 7.1 surround sound including Dolby Digital DTS-HD MA and TrueHD is not supported by Roku. Therefore, when you try to stream the DTS-HD MA on Roku via Plex, the Plex Media Server will try to transocode the DTS-HD MA audio to PCM audio.

Transcode DTS-HD MA to Roku Dolby Digital AC3

Since you can't direct passthrough DTS-HD MA via Roku/Plex and also unwilling to let Plex to transcode the audio codec to PCM. You can still keep the 5.1 surround sound by converting DTS-HD MA to Roku compatible Dolby Digital AC3 or DTS audio. Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading Pavtube Video Converter. The program has perfect importing support for the 7.1 surround sound DTS-HD MA and also TrueHD audio. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can batch import multiple audio into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time.

Related article: Stream Divx Xvid AVI to Roku | Stream H.265 4K to Roku | Stream Media to TV via Roku

With this powerful yet simple to use application, you can easily generate both Roku and Plex compatible 5.1 surround sound Dolby Digital (AC3) or DTS audio with perfect quality and super fast encoding speed. To get the best audio quality, you can flexibly adjust output audio profile setting including audio bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs.

Pavtube Video Converter is available on available on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to assist you to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks.

Step by Step to Transcode DTS-HD MA for Roku/Plex Passthrough

Step 1: Load DTS-HD MA audio into the application.

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 the DTS-HD MA audio files into the program.

Load DTS-HD MA audio

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Roku/Plex supported passthrough 5.1 surround sound format "AC3 - Dolby Digital AC-3 (*.ac3)" under "Common Audio" main category.

Output Roku/Plex supported AC3 audio formats

Tips: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output audio profile parameters including audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output audio quality.

Step 3: Start the final conversion process.

After setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from DTS-HD MA to Roku/Plex passthrough Dolby Digital AC3 format.

After the conversion, you can click "Open output folder" to popup output directory with the converted audio files to passthrough to audio receivers from Roku via Plex.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Workflow of DJI Zenmuse X7 4K Video with Avid

DJI just made another huge splash in the industry with the official announcement of the brand new Zenmuse X7 for the DJI Inspire 2 drone aiming to redefine aerial imaging technology once again. The device is capable of capturing DCI 4K at 30 fps, and UHD 4K at 60 fps in Cinema-DNG format; it also supports DCI and UHD 4K in ProRes and H.265/H.264. For those people who wish to make creative editorial with DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video, Avid Media Composer can be your professional choice. The following article will show you how to get a smooth workflow of Zenmuse X7 4K video with Avid Media Composer.

Can Avid handle all DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video?

From Avid Media Composer supported file formats, we can see this professional editing software only supports to handle the DCI and UHD 4K H.264 video recorded with DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video, however, you will fail to direct import other 4K video including Prores, H.265 and Cinema-DNG format into Avid Media Composer. In addition, as Avid's system requirements for 4K editing at quite high. You should have a dual 10 core Xeon system as an "entry level" 4K editing suite and ideally a faster computer for more 4K editing. It would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth editing.

Transcode DJI Zenmse X7 4K for Avid Media Composer

To fix the codec incompatible issue, you can download a third-party video conversion app called Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to decode the unsupported 4K codec including H.265/Prores/Cinema-DNG to Avid Media Composer most favorable 1080p DNxHD codec. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video into the application for conversion at one time.

Besides that, you can also 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.

For Windows users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter to complete the conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

How to Transcode and Compress Zenmuse X7 4K to 1080P DNxHD for Avid?

Step 1: Import DJI Zenmuse X7 4K videos.

From "File" drop-down option, select "add Video/Audio"to add DJI Zenmuse X7 4K Prores/H.264/H.265/Cinema-DNG 4K files into the program.

Load DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From "Format" drop-down option, choose Avid Media Composer best editing codec by selecting "Avid Media Composer..." > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".

Output Avid best favorable DNxHD codec

Step 3: 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 Zenmuse X7 4K video to Avid Media Composer best compatible 1080p DNxHD Codec editing format.

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

Import Canon XF400/XF405 4K Video to Avid Media Composer

Canon's new XF400 and XF405 UHD 4K camcorders supports to record 4K video at up to 60p in MP4 format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec. When the shooting work is completed, for Avid Media Composer users, you may come the need to load the Canon XF400/XF405 4K video into Avid for some professional post editing workflow. Have more interest, just read on...

Can Avid handle 4K resolution video?

Avid's has enhanced the ability to edit at resolutions up to 4K to Media Composer 8.31. But all previous version, including version 8, can only edit at up to HD resolutions. In addition, Avid's system requirements for 4K editing at quite high. You should have a dual 10 core Xeon system as an "entry level" 4K editing suite and ideally a faster computer for more 4K editing.

Best workflow of XF400/XF405 4K with Avid Media Composer

For users who are still using Avid Media Composer 7/8 or previous version which can't handle 4K resolution video or if your computer doesn't meet the standards to edit 4K video, we highly recommended you to compress XF400/XF405 to Avid Media Composer most favorable 1080p DNxHD codec.

Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which has perfect importing support for the 4K H.264 video produced by Canon XF400/XF405 video. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can import multiple Canon XF400/XF405 4K video into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time. With the program, you can efficiently produce Avid Media Composer most favorable 1080p DNxHD codec with perfect quality and super fast encoding speed.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter to complete the conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Step by Step to Transcoded Canon XF400/XF405 4K to DNxHD for Avid Editing

Step 1: Import Canon XF400/XF405 4K videos.

From "File" drop-down option, select "add Video/Audio"to add Canon XF400/XF405 4K H.264 MP4 video files into the program.

Load Canon XF400/XF405 video

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From "Format" drop-down option, choose Avid Media Composer best editing codec by selecting "Avid Media Composer..." > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".

Output Avid Media Composer best compatible editing codec

Step 3: 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 Canon XF400/XF405 4K video to Avid Media Composer best compatible DNxHD Codec editing format.

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Play H.265 on iPhone 8/8 Plus

For movie enthusiasts who have just got the new iPhone 8/8 Plus, one of the great exciting feature or function offered by those new smartphone is that Apple has included H.265/HEVC playback support on them. A lot of Apple fans may wonder is it possible to play all H.265/HEVC video shot with iPhone 8/8 Plus, downloaded from online sites or recorded with cameras. Have more interest, just read on...

Which H.265 source can be played on iPhone 8/8 Plus?

The fact is that you will have no problem to play H.265/HEVC video shot with the built-in camera app of iPhone 8/8 Plus. However, as for H.265/HEVC video comes from other sources such as downloaded from 4K streaming sites or shot with Samsung/DJI camera, you will even fail to transfer them to iPhone 8/8 Plus, not to mention to view them with the built-in video player app on iPhone 8/8 Plus. The main reason is that currently iTunes lacks the ability to sync H.265/HEVC video to iPhone.

Convert H.265 for iPhone 8/8 Plus viewing

Since you can sync H.265 files to iPhone 8/8 Plus via iTunes, therefore, to get H.265 files from other sources played on iPhone 8/8 Plus, the most effective solution is transcoding H.265 to H.264 for syning from iTunes to iPhone 8/8 Plus. Here, you can get the job easily done with our best H.265 Decoder software, Pavtube Video Converter, which can assist you to complete the following jobs:
- 6x faster H.264 codec encoding speed under the Nvidia CUDA or AMP APP technology
- Support for both 4K/HD H.265 codec wrapped with either MP4 or MKV container format
- Batch load multiple H.265 video for conversion at one time
- Customize output profile parameters to get better output video and audio quality
- Further edit H.265 video to reduce video length, crop black borders, adding watermark, etc

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

Step by Step to Decode H.265 to H.264 for iPhone 8/8 Plus Viewing

Step 1: Add H265 HEVC Files.

Load HEVC files via "File" > "Load Video/Audio" or "Load from Folder" button or just drag and drop H265 files to this top H.265 Converter application.

Add H265 HEVC Files

Step 2: Choose H264 as Output Format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired H.264 file format to output. Here, we highly recommend you to choose the "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output H.264 HD format

Step 3: Start to Convert HEVC to H264.

Press "Convert" button and this H265 video converter will begin to HEVC/H265 to H264 on computer. After the HEVC to H264 conversion is over, you can eventually transfer HEVC to iPhone 8/8 Plus/6s/SE/6/5s via iTunes for smooth playback.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Convert MXF with Handbrake Alternative on Mac

Handbrake convert MXF with dropped audio tracks

MXF is a "container" or "wrapper" format which supports a number of different streams of coded "essence", encoded in any of a variety of video and audio compression formats, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file. Have shot some MXF files with your Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2 MXF and Canon XF, when you try to use the free video transcoder Handbrake to convert the MXF files to some common digital file formats such as MP4, MOV. Although Handbrake can import the MXF files, but it does not handle the MXF files with more than 2 channels, you just get a output video with dropped audio tracks.

Best Handbrake alternative to convert MXF on Mac

For those people for wish to preserve the multiple audio tracks when converting MXF with multiple audio tracks, we highly recommend Pavtube iMixMXF to you. The program has perfect importing support for all MXF files recorded with Sony XDCAM/Panasonic P2/Canon XF camera. The program can assist you to convert MXF files to various popular digital file formats and also multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV or Multi-track Apple Prores formats for playing and editing with multiple audio tracks well preserved.

Step by Step to Converting MXF Files with Handbrake Alternative on Mac

Step 1: Load MXF 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 MXF video files into the program.

Load MXF files into the application

Step 2: Define output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of desired multiple track formats such as "Multi-track MP4(*.mp4)" under "Multi-track Video" main category, you can also choose other file formats according to your own needs.

Output Multi-track MP4 format

Step 3: Adjust multi-track settings.

After you choose to output "Multi-track Video" from "Format" drop-down list, click "Settings" button to open "Multi-task Settings" window, click "Audio" tab, check the audio track you want to output and specify the codec you'd like to encode with.

Adjust multi-track settings

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 MXF to Multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV conversion process with multiple audio tracks preserved.

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

Friday, September 29, 2017

Watch 3D Movies on Gear VR with Galaxy Note 8

When Samsung's Note 8 smartphone launches on Sept. 15 it will be accompanied by a new version of the company's Gear VR headset, made in partnership with Oculus. This latest iteration doesn't boast any new features, but Samsung did say that it was the only version of the device the Note 8 would support. The following article will show you how to watch 3D movies on Gear VR with Galaxy Note 8.

Play 3D YouTube video on Gear VR

There are tons of 3D and 360-degree 3D movies on YouTube, and you can access all of them from your Gear VR! All you need is the Samsung Internet app from the Oculus Store, and a good set of headphones. All you really need to know is what kind of 3D video you're looking at. The Samsung Internet app distiguishes these videos in five different ways.

Here's how you play a 3D video in YouTube on the Gear VR:
1. Select YouTube from the Suggested Links list
2. Search for 3D Videos
3. Tap results to select a video
4. Tap the video icon beneath the YouTube playbar
5. Select 360
6. Tap the video icon again
7. Select the correct 3D from the list

Play local 3D video on Gear VR with Galaxy Note 8

Apart from 3D YouTube video, you can also create Galaxy Note 8 compatible 3D SBS MP4/MKV from 3D Blu-ray movies or common 2D/3D DVD or digital video. Here, you can get the job easily done with our best 3D Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, the program not only assists you to create Gear VR compatible 3D formats from commercial 3D/2D Blu-ray and DVD disc, but also from digital video in virtually any file formats.

Adjust output 3D profile settings

To get your desired 3D video quality and effect, you can adjust the output 3D video depth value to change the 3D depth perception. As for whether selecting the full SBS 3D or half SBS 3D, if you have a VR player with more graphic power and you wish to have a better 3D video quality, just select the full 3D SBS format, if not, a half SBS would satisfy your needs. Apart from that, you can also check the "Switch Left Right" option to change the image display order for 3D SBS movie.

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

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Step by Step to Create 3D Movies for Gear VR Watching with Galaxy Note 8

Step 1: Input 3D/2D Blu-ray, DVD or digital video.

Start the application on your computer. For loading digital video, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" (batch load multiple files) option. For loading 3D/2D 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 3D/2D Blu-ray, DVD or digital video

Step 2: Output Gear VR supported 3D movie format.

Move to "Format" menu, find Samsung Gear VR compatible "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)" or "MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mkv)" as output format.

Output Gear VR compatible SBS 3D movie format

Step 3: Adjust 3D profile settings.

Click settings to open "3D Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust output 3D video depth, select the specific 3D resolution: Side by Side (Half - Width) or Side by Side (Full) or change the image display order for 3D SBS movie.

Adjust 3d profile settings

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

Go back to the program main interface, hit on the "Convert" button and start to create Gear VR compatible 3D SBS MP4/MKV video from 3D/2D Blu-ray disc, DVD disc or digital video. When the conversion is done, you can locate the generated 3D SBS MP4 video in output folder to view on Gear VR with Galaxy Note 8.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Import MP4 to Lightworks

As a professional non-linear editing system, Lightworks can import a wide range of file types. However, a lot of people complain that they fail to import and edit MP4 video with Lightworks just as the condition listed below:

"I am trying to edit an MP4 video file. The Frame Rate is 29.97 I realize I need to convert this to edit in Lightworks. I installed EyeFrame Converter, but the selection of conversion choices is a bit daunting. The default (LW FREE MJPEG HD + Embed TC & RN - Proxy Quarter Size) doesn't work. What's the basic idea in using this tool to import MP4's into Lightworks? I am trying to edit MP4's that are bound for Powerpoint presentations."

Why Lightworks not import MP4 video?

After searching for Lightworks supported file formats, we can see that only the following file formats or codec can be loaded into Lightworks with no problem.

- DVCAM / DVCPRO 25, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD
- Uncompressed SD 8 bit and 10 bit, Uncompressed HD 8 bit and 10 bit
- MPEG-2 I-Frame SD, MPEG-2 I-Frame HD, MPEG-2 Long GOP
- IMX 30, 40, 50
- AVCHD (M2T, M2TS, MPEG4, H.264)
- Avid DNxHD - all variants, including Thin Raster**
- AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100
- XDCAM EX (native MP4 support), XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD 50 422
- Apple Pro Res
- RED R3D
- DPX 8 bit, 10 bit, 16 bit
-Image Sequence (BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, TGA, Compressed TGA, TIFF)
- Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode options
- Cinema DNG

What's more, the compatible editing frame for Lightworks is 23.976, true 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, or 60 fps.

Convert MP4 for Lightworks smooth editing
If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to get the job easily completed, we highly recommend you to download our best MP4 Converter - Pavtube Video Converter is highly recommended to you. The program has full support for all MP4 files encoded with various different video codec (H.265/HEVC) or audio codec (DTS and FLAC included) to Lightworks Pro editable file formats listed above. Besides that, you can adjust the output file frame rate or other profile settings to make them adapt with Lightworks.

For Mac users, please download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to fix MP4 Lightworks editing issue on Mac OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra.

How to Convert MP4 for Lightworks Editing?

Step 1: Load MP4 files into the program.

Install and launch the MP4 video converter program on your computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to load unsupported MP4 files into the program.

Load MP4 files into the application

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Click "Format", from its drop-down option, choose one of Lightworks supported "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output Lightworks supported file formats

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, here you can flexibly adjust the frame rate and other profile settings such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc to make them adapt with Lightworks.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Begin MP4 to Lightworks conversion process.

After all settings is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from MP4 to Lightworks conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, you can click "Open Output Folder" button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you will have no problem to import and edit MP4 files with Lightworks.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Copy/Backup Blu-ray to Synology DS1517+

Equipped with dual-channel memory and a PCIe slot, the Synology DS1517+ supports installing the dual M.2 SSD adapter card, M2D17, or the 10GbE NIC, for high-IOPS system cache and ultra-fast data transmission respectively. Have a lot of movies on Blu-ray disc and wish to digitize them for better storage. The Synology DS1517+ can be your best choice. Have no idea how to copy or backup Blu-ray movies to Synology DS1517+, just read on...

Best solution to make a Blu-ray to Synology DS1517+ copy or backup

Remove protection from Blu-ray movies

To copy or backup Blu-ray movies to Synology DS1517+, you will first need to make a digital copy from the Blu-ray movies. Due to the complicated encryption used on Blu-ray disc, you will need a specific application to bypass the protection. The good news is that here comes Pavtube ByteCopy, which can assist you to powerfully and automatically bypass all Blu-ray copy protection and region code in the background, so that you can then freely copy the movies on Blu-ray disc without any limitation. Besides that, the program also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new disc encryption such as MKB61 and MKB62 used on many recently released Blu-ray disc.

Copy or backup Blu-ray to Synology in different ways

The biggest merits of this program is that you can perform the Blu-ray disc copy protection removing and Blu-ray to digital format copying and ripping process on the same interface. To satisfy your different needs, the program offers various different disc copying or ripping mode. You can make a 1:1 full disc copy of Blu-ray movies of original Blu-ray structure with all the subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter information well preserved, a fast main movie copy without unwanted comments, ads or trailers or a lossless multi-track MKV copy with all your unwanted subtitle languages, audio tracks. As for ripping Blu-ray, you can either choose to convert Blu-ray to popular digital file formats or hot devices and applications preset profile formats.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to perform the copying or backing process on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step to Copy or Backup Blu-ray Movies to Synology DS1517+

Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies into the application.

Download, install and run this Blu-ray ripper and copy software. Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer's Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn't ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read on the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press "File" > "Load from disc" option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.

Load Blu-ray disc

Step 2: Backup Blu-ray movies to Synology DS1517+ in different ways.

Full disc copy

On the top tool bar of the main interface, use the  option to make an entire disc copy of original DVD structure without changing anything.

Main Blu-ray movie copy

From "Format" bar drop-down list, select "Copy" > "Direct" Copy, you can then copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a Blu-ray video, you will get .m2ts as output.

Main Blu-ray movie copy

Lossless multi-track MKV copy

To preserve all your wanted audio tracks and subtitles streams in the source movie, you can use the program to rip Blu-ray to " Lossless/encoded multi-track MKV(*.mkv)" under "Multi-track Video" category.

Blu-ray to lossless multi-track MKV copy

Blu-ray to digital movie format copy

Here, select the output digital file format according to which devices you plan to stream the Blu-ray movies from Synology DS1517+ to. Here, we choose one of the best compatible digital file formats "H.264 HD Video(*mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Backup Blu-ray to digital file format

Step 3: Start Blu-ray to Synology DS1517+ backup process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin Blu-ray to Synology DS1517+ copying or ripping 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 produce a digital file for either safe backup or convenient device streaming from Synology DS1517+.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Backup DVD to Synology DS1517+

Synology DiskStation DS1517+ is a 5-bay NAS powered by a quad-core CPU with AES-NI hardware encryption engine. Equipped with dual-channel memory and a PCIe slot, DS1517+ supports installing the dual M.2 SSD adapter card, M2D17, or the 10GbE NIC, for high-IOPS system cache and ultra-fast data transmission respectively. For those people who are looking for a safe way to store your large collection of DVD movies, Synology DS1517+ can be your best choice. The following article will show you different ways to copy or backup DVD movie to Synology DS1517+.

Copy or backup DVD movies to Synology DS1517+

Bypass protection from DVD movies

As a network storage devices, the Synology DS1517+ has no specific requirements for the file formats storing on it. However, it would be a great hassle for you to copy DVD movies to Synology DS1517+ due to the complicated protection used on the DVD disc. You will need a specific program to bypass that protection. Here, you can get the job easily done with our powerful DVD Ripping application - Pavtube ByteCopy, which can automatically bypass the DVD copy protection and region code in the background with its built-in disc decrypter, you can then make a digital copy of the movies on DVD disc without any limitation.

Backup DVD movies to Synology DS1517+ in different ways

Besides breaking protection from DVD movies, you can also use the program to backup DVD movies to Synology DS1517+ in different ways: if you wish to keep the original structure of your DVD movies, you can make a 1:1 full disc copy of DVD movies with all the subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter information. If you care much about conversion time, you can perform a main DVD movie copy without unwanted trailers, ads, comments, etc. For those people who wish to backup DVD to digital file formats with all your unwanted subtitle languages, audio tracks, you can select to backup DVD to lossless multi-track MKV format. What's more, you can also choose to convert DVD to popular digital file formats or device preset profile formats according to your own needs.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to perform the copying or backing process on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step to Copy or Backup DVD Movies to Synology DS1517+

Step 1: Load DVD movies into the application.

Download, install and run this DVD ripper. You can load DVD by clicking "File" > "Load from disc". Or load DVD Folder by clicking "File" > "Load from folder" or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking "File" > "Load IFO/ISO"

Load DVD movies

Step 2: Backup DVD movies to Synology DS1517+ in different ways.

Full disc copy

On the top tool bar of the main interface, use the  option to make an entire disc copy of original DVD structure without changing anything.

Main DVD movie copy

From "Format" bar drop-down list, select "Copy" > "Direct" Copy, you can then copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a DVD video, you will get .VOB as output.

DVD main title copy

Lossless multi-track MKV copy

To preserve all your wanted audio tracks and subtitles streams in the source movie, you can use the program to rip DVD to " Lossless/encoded multi-track MKV(*.mkv)" under "Multi-track Video" category.

DVD to lossless multi-track MKV copy

Convert DVD to streaming devices compatible formats

Here, select the output digital file format according to which devices you plan to stream the DVD movies from Synology DS1517+ to. Here, we choose one of the best compatible digital file formats "H.264 HD Video(*mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Convert DVD to device compatible file formats

Step 3: Start DVD to Synology DS1517+ backup process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin DVD to Synology DS1517+ copying or ripping 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 produce a digital file for either safe backup or convenient device streaming from Synology DS1517+.