Friday, December 15, 2017

Store DVD Movies on Synology DS218j

Highlights of Synology DS218j

- A versatile entry-level 2-bay NAS for home and personal cloud storage
- Over 113 MB/s reading, 112 MB/s writing
- Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
- Everywhere access with iOS/Android/Windows ready mobile apps
- An integrated media server supporting multimedia streaming

Store DVD movies on Synology DS218j

To store DVD movies on Synology DS218j, you can will need to digitize the DVD disc into digital file formats since this Network Storage Devices doesn't support storing physical disc media. Here, you can easily do the job by downloading Pavtube ByteCopy, which not only assists you to powerfully bypass all DVD copy protection including Region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc, but also perform the DVD to digital format ripping process on the same interface.

Backup DVD to Synology DS218j in different ways

To better satisfy your Synology DS218j backup or streaming purpose, the program offers different ways for you to make a copy or backup of your DVD movies.You can make a 1:1 full disc copy of DVD movies of original DVD structure and saved as a Video_TS folder , a fast main movie copy without unwanted comments, ads or trailers and saved as a VOB file or a lossless multi-track MKV copy from DVD with all your desired subtitle languages and audio tracks. If you plan to stream the NAS device stored DVD movies to different devices, you can also choose to rip DVD to some popular digital file formats or hot devices and applications preset profile formats.

For Mac users, please switch to 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.

Simple Step Guide to Copy or Backup DVD Movies to Synology DS218j

Step 1: Load DVD disc with 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 disc

Step 2: Backup DVD movies to Synology DS218j in different ways.

Full disc copy

On the top tool bar of the main interface, use the full disc copy 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.

Main DVD 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 DVD to " Lossless/encoded multi-track MKV(*.mkv)" under "Multi-track Video" category.

Lossless multi-track MKV copy

DVD to digital movie format copy

Here, select the output digital file format according to which devices you plan to stream the DVD movies from Synology DS218j to. Here, we choose one of the best compatible digital file formats "H.264 HD Video(*mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

DVD to digital movie format copy

Step 3: Start DVD to Synology DS218j backup process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin DVD to Synology DS218j 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 DS218j.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Backup Blu-ray Movies to Synology DS218j

The DiskStation DS218j is cost-effective home storage server which features a powerful 2-bay NAS with rapid data transmission and power consumption, designed for home users. For Blu-ray movie collectors who are looking for a safe place to backup your large collection of Blu-ray disc, the Synology DS218j can be the best choice for you. The following article will show you how to efficiently copy or backup Blu-ray movies to Synology DS218j.

Digitize Blu-ray disc for Synology DS218j

Break Blu-ray disc copy protection

Obviously, you can't directly store a physical disc media on your Synology DS218j. In addition, the heave copy protection and region code used on Blu-ray disc also makes it difficult for you to make a digital copy from the Blu-ray movies for Synology DS218j backup. As a matter of fact, to convert Blu-ray to digital file format, what you need is simply a Blu-ray Ripper application. The program we highly recommend to you here is called Pavtube ByteCopy. The program can powerfully bypass all Blu-ray copy protection including AACS, BD+, Cinavia, UOP, DRM, BD-ROM Mark and High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, etc. Besides that, it also keeps constant update to bypass new encryption such as MKB61 and MKB62 used on many of the recently released Blu-ray movies.

Backup Blu-ray to Synology DS218j in different ways

Different people may have different needs and requirements when performing the DiskStation copying process. To fulfill all your great needs, the application offers various different Blu-ray copy mode. You can make a 1:1 full disc copy of Blu-ray movies of original Blu-ray structure, a fast main movie copy without unwanted comments, ads or trailers or a lossless multi-track MKV copy with all your desired subtitle languages and audio tracks. Alternatively, you can also choose to convert Blu-ray to some popular digital file formats or hot devices and applications preset profile formats if you plan to entertainment on devices.

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.

Simple Step Guide to Copy or Backup Blu-ray Movies to Synology DS218j

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 movies

Step 2: Backup Blu-ray movies to Synology DS218j in different ways.

Full disc copy

On the top tool bar of the main interface, use the "http://www.multipelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/copy-the-entire-disc.jpg" 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.

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.

Blu-ray to digital movie format copy

Step 3: Start Blu-ray to Synology DS218j 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 DS218j 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 DS218j.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Play DVD Movies on iPhone X

Most of us have a large DVD collection, and lots of great films still to watch DVD. But wouldn't it be great if you could watch a DVD on your newly purchased iPhone X? It seems impossible to expect Apple to add a DVD drive on iPhone X for inserting your DVD disc, but the good news is that you can convert all our old DVDs into iPhone X playable digital file formats for syncing to it via iTunes.

iPhone X supported file formats

Before perform DVD to digital file format conversion process, we should first be clear of what digital file formats can be viewed on iPhone X. From Appple's iPhone X specification page, we see that iPhone 8 can direct playback the following file types:

Video formats: HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG
Audio formats: AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)

Rip DVD for iPhone X playback

Here, you can get the job easily down by downloading our powerful yet simple to use application - Pavtube DVDAid. The program can facilitates you to automatically remove all DVD copy protection and region code in the background with its built-in disc decrypter, and then freely  rip the non-protected DVD movies to iPhone X playable video and audio file formats listed above on the same interface.

To get the best output video and audio quality for iPhone X, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to let them adapt with iPhone X.

For Mac users, please switch to download the Mac version " Pavtube DVDAid for Mac 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 Rip DVD Movies for iPhone X Playing

Step 1: Import DVD Movies.

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: Output iPhone X supported file formats.

Clicking the "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select one of iPhone X playable digital file formats such as "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output iPhone X supported file formats

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

Step 3: Begin DVD to iPhone X ripping process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin DVD to iPhone X supported digital file formats conversion process.

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 add converted files to iTunes for syncing to iPhone X.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Play Blu-ray Movies on iPhone X

The iPhone X is Apple's new flagship 10th anniversary iPhone featuring a 5.8-inch OLED display, facial recognition and 3D camera functionality, a glass body, and an A11 Bionic processor. For Blu-ray movies collectors who are going to get one, you may come the ideal to enjoy your favorite Blu-ray movies on iPhone X when you are on the move. However, you may be disappointed to find there is no direct way to enjoy Blu-ray disc on iPhone X since it lacks the internal Blu-ray drive and the Blu-ray playback software. The good news is that you can rip Blu-ray disc to iPhone X playable digital file formats for viewing on the phone with its built-in video player software. Have more interest, just read on...

iPhone X supported file formats

Before going any further, first let's have a glance at what digital file formats can be viewed on iPhone X. From Appple's iPhone X specification page, we see that iPhone 8 can direct playback the following file types:
Video formats: HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG
Audio formats: AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)

Rip Blu-ray to iPhone X playing

When you are searching on the market, you may find that there are many programs on the market can assist you to complete the job. However, if you are looking for powerful yet simple to use application to get the job done, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy to you. The program can assists you to automatically and powerfully bypass all Blu-ray copy protection including AACS, BD+, Cinavia, UOP, DRM, BD-ROM Mark and High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, etc and even the latest MKB61 and MKB62 encryption used on many recently released Blu-ray movies.

On the same interface of the program, you can then rip the non-protected Blu-ray movies to iPhone X readable digital file formats listed above. To get better output file quality, feel free to adjust output profile parameters including video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc in the program's "Profile Settings" window.

For your convenience, the program is available on both Windows and Mac platform. For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac for macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.

Step by Step to Rip Blu-ray Movies for iPhone X Playing

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc.

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: Output iPhone X supported file formats.

Clicking the "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select one of iPhone X playable digital file formats such as "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output iPhone X supported file formats

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

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

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Start Blu-ray to iPhone X ripping process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin Blu-ray to iPhone X supported digital file formats conversion process.

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 add converted files to iTunes for syncing to Blu-ray to iPhone X.

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.