Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tips for Importing Nikon D850 Footage to Davinci Resolve for Editing

Whether you're shooting weddings, landscapes, portraits, action or wildlife, the D850 won't leave you wanting. A much more versatile proposition than the D810 (and its closest rivals for that matter), the D850 is a brilliant DSLR, and perhaps the most well-rounded camera we've ever tested. For those photography enthusiast, second thing they have to do is to edit their works. So here comes the DaVinc Resolve, which stands out from professional editing software class and combines professional video editing with the world's most advanced color corrector and incredible new effects to allow you to edit, correct color, add effects and deliver projects from start to finish. DaVinc Resolve could be the best partner for Nikon D850.

DaVinc Resolve can support several different resolution: SD, HD. From its official formats website, we know this program covers a wide range of import/ouput formats as the list below.

Davinci Resolve supported file formats

DaVinci Resolve allows full unlimited editing and grading of anything in real time.
Video codec: QuickTime, Prores, DNxHD, MXF, DPX, CIN, EXR
Image format: TIFF, JPEG, MOV, TGA, BMP
Camera raw format: Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW, ARRI Alexa RAW and Amira. RED One, EPIC , Scarlet and Dragon R3D files including +5K, monochrome and HDRx images, Cineform , Cineform 3D, Phantom Raw, GoPro, Nikon, Canon C300, C500 and 1D, 5D, 7D, Sony F65/F55/F5 RAW, Sony XAVC variants

Nevertheless, we still get some issues about importing Nikon D850 footage to DaVinc Resolve from some forums. As we all know, we can get MP4 with H.264 codec and MOV movies files from Nikon D850. You also can shoot 4k at 30 fps, Full HD at 60 fps and other HD files via this smart camera. However, MP4, MOV are just container which covers a lot of codec, so it is common that you meet formats incompatibility issues when editing footage on DaVinc Resolve. In this article, we have list several cases for you when you meet the same issues you can know something.

Option 1: When you get Full HD at 60 fps video but it is very choppy when you editing via DaVinc Resolve. To solve this problem, we strongly recommend you a powerful assistant - Pavtube Video Converter/For Mac, which could help you downscale 60 frames video to 30p, or 25p for smooth editing on Davinci Resolve.

Option 2: For getting H.264 MP4 footage then importing into Davinci Resolve, if you don't care about the output formats after edititng on Davinci Resolve, you can skip this. Cause Davinci Resolve could decode H.264 MP4, but can't encode H.264 MP4 on Windows and Mac. For those people who care about the output format, you can take measures as following I will show you. To be frank, MP4 is not friendly to non-linear editing program, no matter Davinci Resolve, or other editing programs. To solve the video format incompatibility issues, we highly recommend you to convert H.264 MP4 to DNxHD MOV, which could be the best video format for non-linear editing program. You must want to know how to convert H.264 MP4 to DNxHD MOV, keep reading.

Option 3: For those people who are crazy about getting 4k UHD video and want to bring your works to a higher visual level via non-linear editing program, like Davinci Resolve, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, however, if your computer is not powerful enough to editing those footage, Pavtube Vider covnerter also can help you solve those problem easily by downscaling 4k to 1080p.

Key Features about Pavtube Video Converter

  • Convert almost all Nikon HD audio/video to 200+ audio/video formats like, MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, etc.
  • Convert Nikon 4k/HD footage to massive non-linear editing programs, like iMovie, Adobe Promeire Pro, After Effects,Final Cut Pro and more.
  • Get footages of Nikon/Canon/Sony/Panasonic series footage for free playback on popular devices like, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPad, PS4 Pro, and more.
  • Powerful editing functions enables you to trim or cut unwanted parts of recorings, insert subtitles, add creator's watermark, etc.
  • GPU acceleration technology available .

How to transcode Nikon D850 H.264 MP4 to Davinci Resolve for Editing?

Step 1: Add Nikon D850 H.264 MP4 with 30 frame video files.

Launch this assistant on your Windows, click the “Load file” or “Add Video” icon on the main interface to import Nikon D850 H.264 MP4 video into the program.

load H.264 mp4

Step 2: Choose DNxHD MOV as output file format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down option, choose "Avid DNxHD 720p/1080p(*.mov)" best editing codec by selecting "Avid Media Composer".

ouput setting dnchd mov

Step 3: Downscale 60p to 30p(Optional).

If you worry about footage with 60p which can't be played on Davinci Resolve smoothly, you can click "Settings" on the main interface, and change "Frame Rate" from 60 to 30. you also can flexibly tweak video Codec, Size, Bitrate, Frame Rate, Audio Codec, Sample Rate as you like.

Tip 1: Generally, the higher the bitrate is, the bigger file size it will be.

Tip 2: For those people who has a weak computer but get 4k footage, you can downscale resolution form 3840*2160 to 1920*1080

60 to 30

Step 4: Edit video.

This program also supplies simple edition features, please click pen icon on the main interface, and enter the "Video Editor" interface, there are seven edit tabs: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor and Subtitle for you to select. More feature you can check this review.

video editor

Step 5: Start the conversion process.

After all the setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start Nikon D850 H.264 MP4 to Avid DNxHD 720p/1080p(*.mov) conversion process.

You can click "Open" and pop up the folder with converted file, then launch Davinci Resolve on your Windows/Mac to import Nikon D850 H.264 MP4 video to Davinci Resolve for editing.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Convert MTS to M4V for Playback on iPhone 8/ iPhone X

MTS is a file extension for an AVCHD video clip format for high-definition video which is used by Sony, Panasonic, and other HD camcorders; based on the MPEG-2 transport stream and supports 720p and 1080i HD video formats. When you record video footage on an AVCHD digital camcorder, the captured footage appears as an MTS video file, a format most media players and video-editing programs don't recognize.

mts to m4v

When you try to play or watch .mts files on iPhone 8 or iPhone X, changing it to M4V would be a good idea as  M4V is a standard file format for videos for iPhone 8/X and other devices developed by Apple. M4V is based on the MPEG-4 AVC video codec, and it is also used by QuickTime. You could use M4V file freely in the Apple world, even from iPad, iPhone, to its apps. To convert MTS to M4V, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate plays a leading role in ripping camera MTS video files to video formats natively supported by Apple devices.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/Mac works as a professional MTS to M4V converter, which not only could convert MTS to M4V, MOV for playing on iPhone 8 or iPhone X, but also convert MTS to 200+ formats, MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, etc for almost all devices, like Android smartphone, tablets, laptops, game consoles, TV box, NAS, and more. You also could convert captured footage to M4V for editing with iMovie, after that, upload to Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and share with thousands of audiences. By the way, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate offers you 7 main editing functions, you can trim to remove unwanted parts, add your own watermark, crop video aspect ratio, more features you can explore by yourself.

How to convert MTS videos to M4V for iPhone 8/X?

Step 1. Import captured MTS videos

Download and open up recorded HD MTS videos to this MTS to M4V converter by clicking “File” > “Add Video/Aideo.”

add mts video to mts converter

Step 2. Choose M4V as output video format

Just click "Format" bar, navigate to "Common Video", then select "M4V MPEG 4 Video(*.m4v)".

output iTunes M4V format

Step 3. Edit recorded HD MTS videos (Optional)

Go to “Video Editor” window to create your personal videos by trimming, cropping, adding watermarks and special effects.

edit mts video

Step 4. Convert MTS to M4V for iPhone 8 / iPhone X

One click on the red button “Convert” to start to convert recorded HD MTS videos to iPhone 8/iPhone X compatible video format - M4V.

After conversion, transfer the converted MTS videos to your devices for playback or editing at will without worring about video format issues.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Convert MTS to MP4 with Ultimate Assistant

The MTS/M2TS video format, commonly known as "AVCHD", is a High-Definition (HD) video format produced by HD camcorders, like, Panasonic and Sony, which usually ship software with the cameras that lets you view video clips from the devices on your PC. MTS file shot by HD camcoder supports 1080p high definition and it is difficult to play cause few video player on your PC support to play MTS files. So if you want to play them on most devices like iPhone 8, Galaxy Note 8, Gear VR, or share them on Youtube, you have to convert MTS to MP4, which is more recognizable and compatible with virtually all media player and operating systems.

There are many ways to convert MTS file to MP4 file, in this article we gonna show you how to convert MTS to MP4 online in some websites, and how to use desktop MTS to MP4 software to get this goal.

Method 1: Convert MTS to MP4 Online

Method 2: Transcode MTS to MP4 with Desktop Software

Method 1: Convert MTS to MP4 Online

Just searching "Online Video Converter" on Google, then you can get many online video converter which can help you convert MTS to MP4. The popular and safe online converter websites includes:

Here, we choose to use the MTS to MP4 converter in site to show the steps to change MTS file to MP4. Firstly, open the site:

STEP 1: Upload MTS-file(s) Select files from Computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, URL or by dragging it on the page

load MTS

STEP 2: Choose "to MP4" Choose MP4 or any other format you need as a result (more than 200 formats supported)

MP4 format

STEP 3: Download your MP4 Let the file convert and you can download your MP4 file right afterwards

download MP4 video

Pros: Easy to use, convenient, free source for users.

Cons: Not safe enough, users should sign up and supply email address or other personal information to this website.


Method 2: Transcode MTS to MP4 with Desktop Software

To convert videos saved as an AVCHD (MTS) to MP4 on Mac, getting a great media conversion tool would be a smart choice. There are tons of video converters in this world, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate stands out from its class, as a ultimate desktop video converter which should turn .mts to .mp4 easily with zero video quality.

This MTS to MP4 converter allows you convert MTS files in batches, there are hundreds of ouput formats for you to select. You can convert MTS to H.264/MPEG-4 MP4, H.265/HEVC MP4, DivX MP4 with 4K, HD, SD resolution and also can convert 3D MTS to 3D MP4 or convert 2D MTS to 3D MP4 for your VR Headsets and 3D TVs.

Moreover, this converter not only helps you convert MTS to MP4, but also could work for other devices. It could convert MTS to AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, MOV, and more. It allows you import files in MP4, ISO, AVI, MKV, even Blu ray and DVD and convert them to video/audio formats you desired. Besides, it is equipped with professional video editing functions. You can merge several files into one, split one file into several parts, trim or crop your videos, add watermark, or video effects, more features are waiting for your exploration.

By the way, it has both Windows and Mac version, below we gonna go with Windows version to show you simple guide of converting MTS to MP4.


Step-by-Step to Convert MTS to MP4 with Desktop Video Converter

Step 1: Import MTS/M2TS videos

Click "Add File" button to open the file browser window and navigate to the MTS/ M2TS files you would like to convert. Or drag-and-drop files stored on your computer to the interface of this MTS converter. It supports batch conversion, which allows you to import and convert multiple video files at once.

load mts

Step 2: Choose MP4 output format

Just click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select H.264 file format by following "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" or you can choose H.265 MP4.  


Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here all the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc are adjustable to facilitate you to get the best output video and audio quality.

Output format for HD TV

Edit MTS Files Before Conversion(Optional)

Click pen icon on the main interface, and enter "Video Editor" window, here are manys video editing functions for you to select. You can trim, crop, add effect, watermark and subtitle to your videos.

edit mts

Step 3: Convert MTS keeping HD-quality to MP4

After all the settings, now, just click the "Convert" button to start converting .mts to mp4 file. After the conversion, you can locate the generated files in the output folder. Now, you can play your converted MTS file with normal video player on PC cause nearly all video players support to play MP4 video.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

How to Watch 4K video on PS4 Pro via Netflix, Amazon, Youtube and USB

We all want to see the crisp, hyper-detailed glory of 4K from the comfort of our own home, but there’s a few twiddly things you need to do beforehand. As the PS4 Pro doesn’t support some 4k Blu ray discs you’ll be restricted to streaming 4K mainly via Netflix, Amazon Prime video, YouTube or USB.

First you need a 4K/UltraHD TV. If you haven’t got one of them, you might as well stop reading now... 

Still with us? Good! In this article, we will go through 4 parts to make you more clear with this question "how to watch 4k videos on PS4 Pro".


Part1: Stream Youtube 4K Videos on PS4 Pro

Part2: Play Netflix/Amazon 4K Videos on PS4 Pro

Part3: Watch 4K Videos on PS4 Pro via USB

Part4: Convert Local 4K Videos to PS4 Pro


Part1: Stream Youtube 4K Videos on PS4 Pro

If you want to stream YouTube videos in 4K you need:

  • A PS4 Pro set up for 4K image quality.
  • An Ultra HD or 4K display device (TV, projector, etc.).
  • A steady internet connection of at least 25 Mbps.

Once a 4K video is selected, the PS4 Pro will automatically stream the content in 4K resolution.

If you want to make sure you’re streaming in 4K, in the You Tube app go to [Settings] > [Show Video Info] > [Enabled].

ps4 pro youtube 4k

A 4K video normally has 3840 x 2160 resolution, so if you see these values, you are streaming in 4K quality.

On the Youtube app in the console you will need to search for video with 4K. For example – game trailers 4K, you will get a lot of results in with 4K tag at the bottom. Just select it to play. 

get 4k on youtube


Part2: Play Netflix/Amazon 4K Videos on PS4 Pro

You'll obviously also want to make sure you get the full 4K experience, so make sure your in the Video Output Settings your resolution is set to 'Automatic'. There's step-by-step process for each video provider below, so have a glance at these screenshots if you get stuck. 

Getting 4K on PS4 Pro

Step 1: Select the settings toolbox. 


Step 2: Select the 'System' option. 


Step 3: Make sure the HDCP option is ticked. 


Step 4: Make sure your resolution is set to Automatic in the Video Output Settings. 


Getting 4K on Netflix

All you need to do is find the UltraHD 4K category and you're good to go!


Getting 4K on Amazon Prime Video

Select the Ultra HD Movies and TV category. Yup, that's all you need to do. 

amazon prime video


Part3: Watch 4K Videos on PS4 Pro via USB

In this part, we gonna show you how to play local 4k video on PS4 Pro. Before you get started with it, two thing you need to prepare. One is to download the Media Player from PlayStation®Store, the other is to make clear with the Media Player on PS4 Pro Supported 4k video Format. Below is the information to make you to understand in depth.

Media Player on PS4 Pro Supported Format:


Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2

Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)


Video: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2

Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)


Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2

Audio: AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

After downloading the meida player, then you may go with the procedures below with us to start play video on PS4 Pro via USB.

Step 1. Select  (Media Player) from the content area. Connected USB storage devices or media servers that are on the same network as your system will be detected and automatically displayed.

Play Video on PS4

Step 2. Select the USB storage device or media server.

Step 3. Select the 4K video that you want to play.


Part4: Convert Local 4K Videos to PS4 Pro

As we all know, MP4, AVI, MKV, are just a container which could include various codec. From PS4 Pro supported formats, obviously, 4k video formats mustn't be limited in those several containers. In this case, you may find that most videos can't be played by PS4 Pro directly, such as Blu-ray disc, DVD disc, Blu-ray ISO, DVD ISO, VOB, MOV, WMV, M4V, FLV, MTS, etc. If your videos are not in the supported format, you will need to use video converter software to convert Blu-ray/DVD, 4k recordings and other 4k videos to PS4 Pro supported format.

On the market, a ton of 4K video converters are waiting for your exploration. After a long time test, finally, we get the ultimate one - Pavtube Video Converter/for Mac, which has the ability to convert any 4k video like 4K H.265/HEVC Video, 4K H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, 4K TS, 4K AVI, Youtube 4K, DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K and more with 4096 x 2160 or 3840 x 2160 resolution to 4K H.264 MP4, 4K MKV for PS4 Pro.

Moreover, this program is equipped with professional editing functions. With it, you can adjust video effect like brightness, saturation, contrast, and volume. Besides, you also can merge several cllips into one, or just split one video into several parts. Cropping, trimming vdieo, adding watermark, etc, many features, you can click this review to know more.

Step by Step to Convert Local 4K Videos to PS4 Pro

Step 1: Start the program on your computer, click "File" > "Load Video/Audio" or "Load from folder" button to import unsupported 4K video files into the program. 

load 4k video

Step 2: Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down option, select H.264 HD MP4 from "HD Video" for PS4 Pro. PS4 Pro also supports MKV, AVI, so you also can choose HD AVI, HD MKV here.

Tip: After you have selected the output format, click the "Setting" button, here, you can adjust parameters. To make sure the output file is 4k video just need to check pix is 3840 x 2160 or not.


Step 3: To convert unsupported 4k video for PS4 Pro by hitting the "Convert" button on the main interface.

When the conversion is completed, click "Open Output Folder" to popup the folder with converted files, then you can easily transfer and play converted 4K files on PS4 Pro via an external USB drive.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Play Any 4K Video on Plex Media Server

Watch how Plex makes it possible to enjoy all of your media, whether in your living room, the car, or on a boat in the South Pacific! Plex stands out of its class, which has completely overhauled its media streaming software for living room and replaces Plex Home Theater and delivers a host of new features such as 4K playback support. From Plex official website, we get this information:"Plex Media Player automatically detects the resolution of your screen and draws the interface accordingly. The app also supports playback of 4K video files using the H.264 (AVC) codec in most containers, so long as your computer is powerful enough to decode it. "

From above, to play 4k videos on Plex Media Server successfully, the premise is that 4k video must be encoded with H.264/AVC codec, besides that, you must have a powerful computer which can decode 4k smoothly.

In our daily life, there are many ways to get 4k videos, like 4k source from DJI drones, downloaded from YouTube, shot by 4K device recorders. All those 4k video could be in different container file formats such as 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/TS/MXF/XAV/ XAVC S or codec like H.264, H.265, Prores, etc. To play any 4k video on Plex Media Server, here we recommend you a shortcut -  transcoding the incompatible 4K video to Plex Media Player readable 4K H.264 codec. Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac is a professional video transcoding software which can solve "play any 4k video on Plex Media Player" problem easily.

Analysis of Playing 4K on Plex Media Server

4K transcoding is a very intensive process, and it will be CPU comsuming when you running Plex Media Server to play 4k video. If your happens to run a slow computer, you can easily suffer video stuttering or lagging issue when using Plex Media Player to view the 4K video, unless you are running a powerful computer.

To solve this problem, it would be essential for you to perform a codec transcoding and format file size compression process. It would be a great hassle for you to do the codec transcoding and another program to do the file size compression process. Pavtube Video Converter could help you to compress video files size in just few clicks. Its all-round features are not limited to here, keep reading.

Features of Pavtube Video Converter

For fast computer with powerful CPU, Pavtube Video Converter has enhanced media compatiblity with all 4K container file formats and codec listed above. You can load 4k video into the program and then efficiently convert them to Plex Media Player readable 4K H.264 file formats for playback. By the way, batch conversion is also available.

For slow computer, the best way is to use Pavtube Video Converter to  compress 4K to 1080p, then you will get a higher level playback experience when wathcing 4k video on computer via Plex.

The place you need to compress 4k is not only on computer, if your TV doesn't support playing 4k video whereas you have shot some wonderful recordings, now you can perform 4k video compressing then play them on TV. Compression features also be applicable to massive device like iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Eve V, game console, and more.

Moreover, compare with compress, you are also able to upscale video by adjust video settings like changing 720p to 1080p. This program supports you to import 200+ kinds of video files and output hundreds of video/audio files for various devices, like AVI, WAV, MKV, MP4, MOV, etc.

Professional editing function allows you make your personal video by trimming, cropping, adding text/image/video images, inserting SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle into source video, etc.

What is worth mentioning, batch conversion and GPU acceleration can largely save your energy and time.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress 4K for Plex Media Server Smooth Playback

Step 1: Load 4K video.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import 4K video files into the program.

Input 4K video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, just output Plex Media Player playable 4K format ""H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" under "Common Video" main category. Or you can select other formats as you like.

high profile h.264

Step 3: Adjust video settings

 Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, from "Size(pix)" drop-down list, select "1920*1080" to compress 4K to 1080p.


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 to convert and compress 4K to Plex Media Server compatible file codec and file size resolution.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then add converted files to Plex for playing smoothly.