How to Convert AVCHD/XAVC to FCP?

AVCHD is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video.

XAVC is a recording format that was introduced by Sony on October 30, 2012. XAVC is an open format that will be licensed to companies that want to make XAVC products. XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. The new codec is geared toward 4k production but can still be found useful for 2k production.

Final Cut Studio is the most popular video editing software on Mac owning to its flexible structure, better workflow and powerful editing ability. ProRes 422 is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc.

AVCHD to Apple Prores 422 Mac Converter Tool allows you to convert Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, etc AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, XAVC video files to Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and Apple ProRes (LT) for Final Cut Pro X to edit AVCHD videos for different usage in higher quality and efficiency on Mac os x.

XAVC to FCP Converter allows you to convert XAVC video files from Sony PMW F55 and F5 camcorder to Apple Prores 422(HD)(.mov), Apple Prores 422(LT)(.mov), Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(.mov), Apple Prores 422 (move), Apple Prores 4444 (.mov) etc to Final Cut Pro x, 6, 7 for editing.

Step by Step to Convert AVCHD/XAVC to Apple Prores 422

Step1: Free Download “AVCHD/XAVC to Apple Prores 422 converter Mac” on your Mac.

Step2: Click “Add Files” to add AVCHD/XAVC files, then click Profiles drop-down menu to set output as QuickTime.MOV -Apple Prores 422 click Browse to save it to destination place.

Step3: Click “Start” to convert AVCHD/XAVC files to Apple Prores 422.


Linear Video Editing

The process involves selecting and arranging sounds and images on a videotape. Such sounds and images are also modified whether they are generated from computer graphics or video camera.

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Because of the tiring procedure with kinescopes, the videotape was developed. After some time, videotape editing became viable just like film editing.

Modern live TV productions follow the same linear editing system but due to technological advancement, the productions are much more effective and efficient. The airing of shows over and over again was only possible with kinescope but that was before the videotape was invented. With kinescopes, picture degradation was a major problem as well as evident scan lines and image distortion. Delay on broadcasts was also another problem since the kinescopes were processed in film labs.

The medium used was primarily the television. Shot edits were done mostly in live TV productions. More than two cameras are used and the shot edits were executed by switching from one camera to another. Video switchers allowed the handling of several synchronized inputs and at the same time, mixing them into one output. With the use of the switcher, cuts are easily done in various video sources and in wipes, dissolves, and fades.

The first accepted videotape was the quadruplex recording, about two inches in width. The tape was cut and spliced to carry out editing tasks. The process was arduous and not many videographers performed it. It involved many disadvantages such as – you can’t use edited tapes again, you need to be skilled enough to carry out the process, lose sync, and each editing task requires several minutes (too time consuming).

Are you familiar with the TV show – ‘Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In’? This show utilized the arduous linear editing process. The hand editing was first developed in the 1960s. But since it involved problems like short buzzing (audio), it was not used all the time. This method was impractical for most producers. Producers are not familiar with the process and they can’t give their personal opinions. Documentary television productions hardly used video because of these problems.

Edit suites were developed by 1970s. It already involved the use of computers. Time codes were used to synchronize auxiliary devices and tape machines. CMX, Ampex, and Sony created the edit systems. Only high-end productions were able to access the edit suites because most of them are very expensive.

Today, linear video editing is still being used in newsrooms and some production facilities where newer technologies are not available. Because of the improvement in today’s technology, linear editing is less complex. As compared to non-linear editing, linear editing will require you to carefully learn the skills of a good videographer. However, if video editing is just your hobby, you can opt for non-linear editing.

Google Search Tips

In order to find resumes in Google, you’ll need to learn about two trusty little options you can use when searching: filetype and inurl. Most people save their resumes as Word docs or PDF’s and so we want to restrict our search>To do this, go to Google and in the search box type “filetype:doc” without the quotes. Make sure not to put a space between anything, otherwise Google will not recognize it. Now that we have filtered our search down to only Word docs, we’ll need to search for only Word docs with the word “resume” in the name of the Word file.

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Google Voice Local Search

I hate being charged $.40 or $1 or however much Verizon charges for their 411 service and that’s probably why I never use it! But alas, Google to the rescue! Google has just released a very nice service which is in the experimental stage called Google Voice Local Search. The nice thing about this service is that it has voice recognition and it’s pretty damn good at it!

In order to use the service, you simply need to dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone. It’ll ask you for your city and state and then you can say the name of a local business. Currently, the service is only for local businesses (your Yellow Pages basically), but may be expanded to include people lookups also.

I tried to have fun with the system and slurred my speech, but amazingly it was still able to figure out what I was saying! And by playing around with it, the best feature is not if you already know the name of the business, but if you’re just interested in a particular category. For example, if you’re in the mood for Italian, just say “Italian resturants” and it’ll go through the list that it has of top italian resturatns in your area ordered from best to worst! Good for the cheap people like me who don’t buy the Zagat’s guide!

Google Serves Up Apple Ads

While yes it would be an amazing feat of hypocrisy if Apple actually advertised against the search term “Sex Game Apps” that is not what is happening here, even though this specific Google Ads juxtaposition is worth noting due to Apple’s stringent attitude towards featuring sexually explicit materials in the App Store.

So what is actually going on? Crunchgear’s Greg Kumparak has a pretty solid theory; Due to the fact that Google won’t advertise for actual sex sites (only sex education-related sites pass muster), when a user searches for blacklisted stuff like “Sex Game Apps” the Google AdWords (and/or Automatic Match) algorithm treats the word “sex” as invisible and focuses on serving up ads triggered by the whitelisted keywords “Game Apps” in bold. Hence, why the iPod touch ad shows up above despite not having any mention of sex. The same trick works for “Nazi Game Apps” and myriad other racy iterations.

While AdWords loopholes like this are nothing new (try “Android Apps Boobs” if you’d like the Android compatible version), Apple’s inadvertent advertising against people searching for something the App Store explicitly doesn’t allow is enough to at least consider a change in policy, on either Google or Apple’s part.

Free Video Converters Mac

There is a collection of free mac video converters to help mac users to handle nearly any file format.

MPEG Streamclip is a powerful free video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows. It can play many movie files, not only MPEGs; it can convert MPEG files between muxed/demuxed formats for authoring; it can encode movies to many formats, including iPod; it can cut, trim and join movies. MPEG Streamclip can also download videos from YouTube and Google by entering the page URL.

FLV2iTunes is a simple docklet application for converting movies to iTunes,iPod, and iPhone supported format.You just need to drag and drop movies to it and you just need to wait. It will accept any movies format that are supported by ffmpeg (WMV, XVID, DIVX, FLV, AVI, and more), converts it, and insert the movie into iTunes library.

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

When you finish your iMovie project, you have multiple ways to finalize it: save onto your computer, transfer to iTunes, share to YouTube, Facebook and more if you’re using iMovie 09 and iMovie 11. However, you may still consider exporting iMovie to DVD to better preserve it or share it.

Media Converter is similar to ZamZar and, but requires you to create an account and log in. Also, it seems like it only supports downloading and converting videos from YouTube. You can also download their video download program, but it only supports 5 sites.

VideoDownloader is a FireFox extension, but also allows you to paste in any URL from many sites such as Blip.TV, iFilm, and even social networking sites like MySpace. You can also download a free FLV player from their site to play the videos.

Movavi Online is a free online web service that lets you download videos from YouTube, Google and other video-sharing sites and save them to your iPhone, iPod, cellphone, and popular video formats: AVI, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MP4, 3GP.

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Top 10 New Movies for Christmas 2012

Seven Psychopaths – stars Colin Farell who found himself involved in shih-tzu ‘dognapping’. Here he gets to meet a lot of unstable characters.

Great Expectations – base from the classic novel of Charles Dickens, the movie is one of the season movie releases and is expecting some great screen success.

Django Unchained – a film by Quentin Tarantino starring Jamie Foxx as the main character Django. Django is a slave who is an unlikely companion of a bounty hunter.

Life of PI – a movie about survival. The main character Pi Patel, a zookeeper son, fight to keep his entourage alive in a single boat in the middle of the ocean. It would have been easier if his companions are humans – but no, he has to keep assorted animals live (himself too) for him to tell a tale.

The Merry Graingers – is for a more fun and relaxing family afternoon movie marathon. This is a comedy film revolving around a family spending Christmas together. It shouldn’t be a strange setup only that they haven’t seen each other for seven years due to misunderstandings.

Rise of the Guardians – this is an ultimate kiddie Christmas movie. The villains expectedly creating havoc in a joyous season and the guardians, including St. Nick, raise arms to prevent chaos from reigning all over the earth.

Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist – this can be considered now as a classic fun family movie for Christmas. And although this might not be as good as the original film, its lead star Christian Martyn is cute enough to make the movie fun to watch.

Jack Reacher – another Tom Cruise movie with the hopes of reaching the success of his last year’s movie. This one is about a military man set to capture a deadly gunman who killed 5 innocent people in a seemingly random shooting case.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – set in a time before Lord of the Rings, the young Bilbo Baggins (younger than when he was in Lord of the Rings) who set out with Dwarves on a journey (very unhobbit-like practice) to reclaim Erebor, the lost Kingdom of Dwarves.

The most wonderful time – a movie about family and Christmas chaos.

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How to Free Edit Encrypted PDF Files?

If you want to edit the encrypted PDF files, you will need to remove the passowrd and restriction of the pdf files first.

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PDF Password Remover Online is, you guessed it, a free online PDF password remover. Just select a PDF file with an owner password, upload it, and wait a few seconds while the password is removed and the full set of PDF permissions are made available in a newly created PDF.

Method: PDF Password Remover Online is considered a password remover or cracker tool since no passwords are actually discovered.

Limits: PDF Password Remover Online works with PDF files up to version 1.7 level 8 with 128-bit AES encryption. The maximum PDF file size is 10 MB.

My Test: PDF Password Remover Online decrypted a small, version 1.6 PDF file with 128-bit RC4 encryption in just a few seconds, providing a new PDF for download with the password removed.

Top 2 Video Editing Software

Apple iMovie
iMovie comes with every new Mac (OS X) and you don’t need to pay extra money for it. The latest iMovie 11 is a great and free video editor for the Mac with many great features such as movie trailer, one step effect, audio editing, etc. And in just a few steps, you can share your movies to YouTube or export videos for your iPhone, iPad, etc. However, iMovie is only free if you buy a new Mac. And when getting started with iMovie, you will find it hard to master this software. All in all, iMovie is one of the best free video editing software for Mac users and receives good reputation. You can learn some iMovie video editing tips and trick at how to use iMovie.

Note: iMovie supported video formats are very limited to MP4, MOV and M4V. If you want to edit flash videos in other formats in iMovie, you can use a swf converter mac to convert the videos first. Otherwise, you should turn to other flash editing software mac which supports many video formats, like Wondershare Vivideo Editing Software for Mac.

Avidemux is another great free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux and BSD under the GNU GPL license and supports a variety of video, image and audio formats, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4, MOV, ASF, JPG, AAC, AC3, etc. High compatibility with many video formats is the highlight of this free video editing software for Mac.

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