Sony PDM-700 MXF to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid converter

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Sony PDM-700 MXF to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid converter

Postby kyo » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:21 am

Sony PDM-700 MXF to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid converter

Summary:If you want to load Sony PDM-700 MXF to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid, you can follow this article to convert to best codec and format for these software.

The Sony PDW700 is a 2/3" high definition camcorder capable of recording XDCAM HD in 4:2:2 color space. The camera features the sophisticated Power HAD FX CCD block, boasting 1920 x 1080 effective resolution. The camera is fully equipped for HD broadcast acquisition and comes with a 7-year laser-block "powertrain" warranty, making it a premier choice for even the most hostile environments. The XDCAM series takes recording to the next level, utilizing non-linear single and dual-layer optical Blue Laser technology. Less time logging, capturing and digitizing footage allows videographers to move seamlessly between acquisition and post-production.


High Quality Broadcast

The PDW700 has the ability to shoot a 50mb/s variant of the popular XDCAM HD codec. The extra bandwidth allows the format to record in 4:2:2 color space, making it extremely useful for compositing and multiple-generation layer effects. The camera uses advanced CCD technology. The Power HAD HD FX (1920x1080) CCDs have specifications that approach the very highest quality FIT chips found in top-tier equipment such as those used in HDTV production.

MXF footages to Mac editing problems

Sony PDW700 XDCAM camcorders' video format is MXF, using MXF footage on Mac is a big problem. Sony PDW700 XDCAM MXF format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie or Avid on Mac. So if you want to edit Sony PDW700 XDCAM MXF in Final Cut Pro, FCE, iMovie, Avid or other software, you first need to convert Sony PDW700 MXF video to compatible format like ProRes 422 codec, AIC codec, or DNxHD codec. ProRes codec is a common format developed by Apple, ProRes 422 is intended for non-linear editing with Apple Final Cut (Pro), and AIC codec is mainly for iMovie and FCE, DNxHD codec is for Avid Media Composer editing. They retain higher quality when you convert Sony PDW700 MXF to these codecs. Below are some useful tips for you and you will know how to import Sony PDW700 XDCAM MXF to Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie or Avid MC on Mac.

1.Download Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac. This is excellent software which can help you convert Sony PDW700 XDCAM MXF video to ProRes for FCP X, FCP, AIC, DNxHD codec MOV format. Besides, it supports many other formats for output.


2.Install and launch the Sony PDW700 XDCAM MXF to Mac Converter, import the MXF video you want to convert.

3.Choose the best output format for iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid. Click on "Format" and choose the corresponding output format.

For FCP X, FCP, you can choose "Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)"; for iMovie and FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC); for Avid, you can choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov). They are the best codec and format for editing.


4.You can click settings to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate and frame rate.


5.You can click edit button to edit MXF video, such as deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up and crop.

6.Click convert button to start. Sony MXF to Mac iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid Converter will transcode MXF to Apple ProRes, AIC, DNxHD codec, and convert MXF to MOV format.

After converting, you can import Sony PDW700 footage to iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid editing instantly without rendering. More output formats are supported.

Tips: You can use Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac to burn PDW700 XDCAM MXF to DVD on Mac, which is easy to use and can save you much time.

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Re: Sony PDM-700 MXF to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid converter

Postby Applefly » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:10 am

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Since the traditional Halloween Day is coming, are you excited to receive this new Kindle Fire tablet as present so you could enjoy these new releases in Blu-ray and DVD anywhere you like? But since Blu-ray and DVDs are usually not compatible with portable tablets and cannot be easily backed up, you may need to make a copy of your Blu-ray and DVD collections in advance so that you could watch your favorite movies on portable devices or burn the copies to blank DVDs later. Below is a brief guide for you learn the easy way to put and play Blu-ray/DVD movies on Kindle Fire HDX 7, just follow it.

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Step 1. Launch the Blu-ray ripping software, click the Load Disc button to browser to disc drive and load source disc to the program.


Step 2. From the drop-down boxes of "Subtitles" and "Audio" to choose one desired audio track and subtitles.

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Step 4. If you like, enter "Settings" option and adjust profile parameters such as video codec, bitrate, frame rate, etc to maintain better video and audio quality on Kindle Fire HDX 7.


Step 5. Now hit the "Convert" button on program UI to start ripping your BD/DVD movies to Kindle Fire HDX 7 compatible MP4 format.

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Source: Put and play new released Blu-ray/DVD movies on Kindle Fire HDX 7
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Re: Sony PDM-700 MXF to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid converter

Postby HaileyLi » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:19 am

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"Hi, I just ordered a Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch on Amazon; couldn't be more excited for waiting it delivered LOL! But here is a question: I read that its supported video formats are very limited; can I still watch youtube videos on it?"

Amazon just released a new 7-inch tablet –Kindle Fire HDX 7. The new HDX tablets—the third generation of the Kindle Fire brand—carrying amazing display - 1,280 x 800 at 216 pixels per inch to 1,920 x 1,200 at 323 ppi, matching the Nexus 7's display pixel for pixel and leaving the iPad mini's 1,024 x 768, 163-ppi screen in the dust.


Similar to its ancestor Kindle Fire HD, the new HDX could only support very limited video formats which make playing videos painful; moreover, 16GB is fast becoming too small for storing HD content. So whether we can watch MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/WMV/MPG/FLV/F4V on Kindle Fire HDX 7?

The answer is YES!

All you need to do is to convert MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/WMV/MPG/FLV/F4V videos to Kindle Fire HDX 7 most compatible format – Xvid MP4.

To accomplish this goal, you are highly suggested to try this Video to Kindle Fire HDX Converter, a professional tool to help you quick convert various video formats to Kindle Fire HDX's Xvid MP4 format with best video quality and simplest workflow.

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Tutorial: How to transfer MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/WMV/MPG/FLV/F4V to Kindle Fire HDX 7

Step 1. Run this Video to Kindle Fire HDX7 Converter; add videos.

You can click the top left two icons to choose import individual videos or the entire folder. Drag-and-drop is also supported.

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Step 2. Choose Kindle Fire HDX MP4.

Click the Format drop-down list, choose "Android>Amazon Kindle Fire HD(*.mp4)" which works well for Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch. Or you can submit "kindle" in search box at the bottom right corner.


Step 3. Customize video specs (Optional).

Your can click "Settings" to free change video size, bitrate, frame rate and others. If you own a 16GB tablet and do not want to keep videos in large size, you can lower the bitrate settings to get video in proper size.

Step 4. Start Conversion.

Now hit the big red "Convert" to start converting MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/WMV/MPG/FLV/F4V to Xvid MP4 for Kindle Fire HDX 7. After conversion, you can click "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video.

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