Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Upload Zenmuse X4S 4K Video to YouTube/Instagram

The Zenmuse X4S uses a DJI-designed compact lens with low dispersion and low distortion 24mm equivalent prime lens. Combined with CineCore 2.0, the Inspire 2's powerful image processing system, it can record 4K/60 H.264 and 4K/30 H.265 videos at a 100Mbps bit-rate, and oversample 5.2K video in real-time, capturing fine image details. After doing some either simple or professional editing with the Zenmuse X4S 4K video, you may come the idea to upload and share the Zenmuse X4S 4K video on YouTube or Instagram. The following article will show you how to make that achieved.

Best uploading settings for YouTube

Container: MP4

Video codec: H.264
Progressive scan not interlacing
High Profile
2 consecutive B frames
Closed GOP. GOP of half the frame rate.
Variable bitrate, no bit rate limit required, though we offer recommended bit rates below for reference,
Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0

Audio codec: AAC-LC
Channels: Stereo or Stereo + 5.1
Sample rate 96khz or 48khz

Compatible Frame rate and bit rate for 4K/1080p/720p uploading

Resolution and aspect ratio
YouTube uses 16:9 aspect ratio players. If you're uploading a non-16:9 file, it will be processed and displayed correctly as well, with pillar boxes (black bars on the left and right) or letter boxes (black bars at the top and bottom) provided by the player.
Time and file size limitations for YouTube video upload
Size: Make sure you're using an up-to-date version of your browser so you can upload files greater than 20GB. The maximum file size you can upload to YouTube is 128GB.
Length: By default, you can upload videos that are up to 15 minutes long, but you can upload longer videos by following the steps below to verify your account.
1. go to the upload page at youtube.com/upload.
2. At the bottom of the page, click Increase your limit. You can also go directly to https://www.youtube.com/verify.
3. Follow the steps to verify your account. You can choose to receive a verification code through a text message on a mobile phone or an automated voice call.
4. Once you've verified your account, you can upload videos that are longer than 15 minutes long

Best uploading settings for Instagram

Size: maximum width 1080 pixels (any height)
Frame Rate: 29.96 frames per second
Codec: H.264 codec / MP4
Bit rate: 3,500 kbps video bitrate
Audio: AAC audio codec at 44.1 kHz mono

Transcode DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K for YouTube/instagram

To smoothly upload and post Zenmuse X4S 4K video to YouTube/Instagram, you can get assistant from Pavtube Video Converter, which not only assist you to transcode Zenmuse X4S 4K video to YouTube/Instagram best favorable uploading codec, but also allows you to adjust other profile settings such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to produce the best YouTube/Instagram uploading settings.

Trim/Split DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K for YouTube/instagram

If your video exceed the uploading file length or file size for YouTube/Instagram, feel free to use the trim function to shorten the video length, use the split option to split large video into small parts by file size, count or length.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to fix DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K YouTube/Instagram uploading issues on macOS Sierra or previous version.

Step by Step to Transcode and Compress DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K for YouTube/Instagram

Step 1: Load DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K.

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 DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K video files into the program.

Load DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, output YouTube best compatible 4K file format by following "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" under "Common Video" main category.

Output YouTube best compatible 4K formats

For Instagram uploading, it would be much ideal for you to choose "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output Instagram 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 to let them fit with YouTube and Instagram.

Step 3: Trim/Split/Compress DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K video.


Open "Video Editor" window and switch to the "Trim" tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.

Trim DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K video


Click the split button on the file list to launch the Video Split window. Ticking "Enable" option, you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K video

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all settings are done, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin to convert and compress DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K video to the best formats and settings for YouTube/Instagram.
When the conversion is completed, you can smoothly upload and share DJI Zenmuse X4S 4K video on YouTube/Instagram.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Import Sony A9 4K XAVC S to Avid Media Composer for Editing

Sony's Alpha A9 is a new flagship mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel full-frame stacked CMOS sensor and fully electronic shutter featuring 20fps shooting, silent vibration-free operation, anti-distortion shutter, 1/32000 shutter, 4k video in XAVC S, dual SD slots, bigger battery, touchscreen and AF joystick. Are you working with media from the Sony Alpha A9 camera? If so, you are in the right place. In this page, we'll talk about how to import Sony A9 4K XAVC S to Avid Media Composer for editing in an effective way.

The software that supports XAVC S importing and editing include CyberLinke PowerDirector, Adobe Premiere Elements, Apple's iMovie 10, Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate and Sony Movie Studio Platinum. However, Avid Media Composer, the most widely used NLE for professional video editing, is out of luck to be excluded. To import Sony A9 4K XAVC S to Avid Media Composer for smooth editing, a third-party software is required to convert XAVC S to DNxHD, a codec technology used by Avid is engineered to create mastering-quality media at reduced file size for faster and fluid workflow.

To convert Sony A9 4K XAVC S to Avid Media Composer compatible DNxHD codec, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. This software is able to convert XAVC S files from Sony A9 to Avid Media Composer, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE and more NLE systems fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. Then you will have no problem when importing and editing Sony A9 4K XAVC S with Avid Media Composer.

If you are working on Windows(Windows 10 included), please turn to Pavtube Video Converter. Download the tool and start the Sony A9 4K XAVC S video conversion.

How to transcode Sony A9 4K XAVC S for Avid Media Composer editing?

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Transfer 4K XAVC S Videos from Camcorder to Computer

a: Connect the AC Adopter to your camcorder's in-jack and the wall outlet (wall socket), and turn on the camcorder.

b: Connect the USB/Firewire jack of your camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB/Firewire cable.

c: Now your camcorder will be automatically detected and will appear as a hard disk drive on computer (usually a Hint pop-up in the bottom right corner). If your camcorder doesn't recognized by computer, install the driver using the supplied CD-ROM.

d. If you set your camcorder to record video to Flash Memory like Memory Stick or SD Card, you need a Card reader to transfer video from flash memory to your computer. There are many brands of card readers that are compatible with both Memory Stick and SD card, and usually have a USB jack, so you can easy transfer recorded video to computer like operating local disk files after connect the USB jack to USB port on your computer.

Step 2: Load Sony A9 4K XAVC S files to Converter

Install Pavtube Video Converter and run it. Click "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to import the Sony A9 4K XAVC S files to the application. You are also allowed to import a number of video clips to do batch conversion.

Add Samsung NX1 H.265 videos

Step 3: Select Avid DNxHD as output file format

From "Format" drop-down lists, you can select Avid Media Composer preferable editing codec from "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the output format.

Select Avid DNxHD as output format

Step 4: Change output profile parameters

If you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels, please turn to "Profile Settings" Window by clicking "Settings" button. Usually 1080p is the optimal setting for using in Avid MC, you can downscale Sony A9 4K to 1080p.

Change output profile parameters

Step 4: Start Sony A9 4K XAVC S to DNxHD Conversion

When ready, click "Convert" to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can open output folder to get the exported DNxHD files for use in Avid Media Composer with optimum performance.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to Rip Blu-Ray in the Right Way?

For a long time I have ripped my movies for home use and have been fighting through many different programs of swinging character and swinging prisms. Most functionally work for specific purposes or have the great advantage of being free, but no one can do all tasks as well. There are programs like Makemaker that makes MKV files of your DVDs but can not handle Blu-Ray, Pavtube iMedia Converter that manages Blu-Ray but not in lossless format or with multiple audio and subtitle or Handbrake that's free but Which can not combine sections on a Series DVD / Blu-Ray and is quite slow.

For a long time I have also experimented with file formats and found that MKV is just becoming?the most useful format in all respects, so this guide focuses on an end result in MKV.

Additionally, I am tired of having to install different software to handle the different discs I would like to rip and should remember the different settings and procedures for each program.

I have chosen that ByteCopy from Pavtube should be my favorite tool as it has some obvious benefits when it comes to ripping. You can rip Blu-Ray and DVD on 2 methods. Either as lossless copy or as a converted encoded file with a less natural quality loss, but more importantly you can select multiple audio and subtitle tracks and you can encode them individually in the entire file to match your hardware setup as best as possible.?I personally rarely use lossless as it takes too much and would like my Blu-Ray into a 4-5 GB file for network playback for my ATV4.

Pavtube ByteCopy

So what can ByteCopy do? It looks like many of the other programs on the market when it rips and copies Blu-ray Disc and DVD movies to MKV. ByteCopy plays an irreplaceable role as the exclusive Blu-ray ripper that converts the main movie on Blu-ray, audio tracks and subtitles exactly as you want without compromising video and audio quality. When it encoder and diminish Blu-ray content, CUDA acceleration is turned on by default whenever possible and it gives a significant boost in speed.

Export file format: MKV
Video: H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, VC-1, MPEG pass-through; H.264, Xvid, MPEG, VC-1 encoded
Audio: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital, DTS-HD High-Def, DTS-HD MA Pass-through; Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, AAC, MP3 encoded.

Method 1

Step 1. Blu-ray rip in Lossless Mode, ie a rip of Blu-Ray main movie with all original video, audio and subtitle tracks without changing anything. For those who have a lot of disk space and who do not want to compromise on anything. Start ByteCopy and load your disk by clicking the DVD / Blu-Ray button. The movie is now loaded (copy protected or not) and the main movie is automatically selected, but everything can be selected. Useful if you have plenty of space.

Load Blu-ray movies

Step 2. Click the converter button to start riping your Blu-Ray to MKV, with the main file, all audio and subtitle tracks. If you have finished ripping, you can click "Browse Export Path" to find the MKV file. TIP! You can change the output path under settings in the software. Then just wait

Start Blu-ray to MKV Ripping process

Under lossless (default) mode, Pavtube ByteCopy will convert Blu-ray movies to MKV without changing anything. All it takes is to rip the main movie file from the disk and pack it in an MKV container. You get lossless quality with all subtitles and audio tracks, because original video, audio and subtitles are preserved. In addition, you also keep chapter marks.

Method 2

Certainly the method I use most. It shreds the disc with the subtitles and audio tracks you want, while compressing the file to a somewhat more handy size without compromising on quality compromises. I will show you how to do this, but you can change the different parameters for what suits you best. I rip my movies for a setup with an NAS that streams to a jailbreaked ATV4 with Firecore media player installed. This gives the smallest file the exact content I want.

Step 1. Load the file from ByteCopy. The main movie is automatically selected.

Load Blu-ray movies

Step 2. Select the title in the window and click edit disk. You can now choose which audio tracks and subtitles you want. TIP! You can set your selection by default in ByteCopy's settings, so they are remembered each time. In addition, you can also select a specific player you want to rip to, so ByteCopy converts light and subtitles to file formats that are compatible with your player. I always use lossless and put my own choice of file types.

Select desired Blu-ray subtitles and audio tracks

Step 3. If it's only a specific part you want to rip (for example, only main), go directly to the selected track and click Title Settings. Here you can choose to rip in Full HD, or as I do just below HD. At Full HD, I recommend bitrate of 8000, at HD you can reach 6000. Is it a DVD you rip, then choose 720x576 in Size and you can beat a bitrate of around 2000. Remember to tick the Enco if you Will change the resolution and bitrate.

Customize video settings

Step 4. Next turn is the sound. I always start by clicking uncheck All, as I usually only want Danish and English audio. After checking the checkboxes you want, you can choose whether you want the Encode audio, or just keep it as it is in Source. I always keep it as ATV4?can handle DTSHD for a stereo TV speaker, but for some, it may be necessary to convert to a stereo track.

Remove unwanted audio tracks

Step 5. Then we are on subtitles. Again Unchecl All and select the subtitle (s) you want. I always choose Danish only, but some may want others too. When done, click OK, and click the MKV button to begin.

Remove unwanted subtitles

Then the task is created and ByteCopy starts calculating time and size based on your choices and the power of your computer. As you can see in the screenshots below, ByteCopy is quite accurate in its calculations, and only diverges a very small amount. The time you see listed is on a 2012 13 "Macbook Air, and I think it's quite good to be able to rip and compress / encode a Blu-Ray disc in less than 2 hours. Is it just a DVD, then we talk for half an hour.

Start Blu-ray movie copying process

ByteCopy is by far the best and fastest program I've tried. You can download a trial version from Pavtube, either ByteCopy for Windows or ByteCopy for Mac OS X. You can make 7 lossless rips with the trial and want to rip and encode to get a watermark on the movie. You can purchase the software for only $ 42 including unlimited lifetime upgrades. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

5 Quick Solutions to FLAC File Issues While Using VLC

VLC is a popular Media Player for playing Video, Audio or Music files. Apart from that, you can also use it as a powerful Audio Converter to handle some incompatible audio format such as - FLAC. However, a lot of people complain that they encounter problems when using VLC to play FLAC files such as VLC crashes issue, stuttering issue, skipping issue or audio missing issue. The following article will share 5 quick solutions to fix common FLAC issues when using VLC.

FLAC file issues when using with VLC

1. VLC 2.2.0 or 2.1.2 crashes when opening FLAC files

VLC 2.2.0 (and 2.1.2) crashes when opening FLAC files that worked on previous versions. Files are located on a local drive.

Solution: There're 2 ways for choice, the temporary fix is to replace libflac_plugin.dll from PluginsCodec with this:http://people.videolan.org/~jb/tmp/libflac_plugin.dll, the permanent one is to uninstall VLC and visit http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.htmlto download the latest version 2.2.1 (assume you're using Windows operating system). Make sure to download the corresponding 32-bit file or 64-bit file.

2. VLC crashes when trying to encode FLAC files

This is another issue that users might be bothered since stutter delay ruins the video experience to a large extent.

Solution: VLC can only decode this type of container, and cannot encode it. To encode files in FLAC format use the flac command line tool from FLAC'S website.

3. FLAC stutter Delay in VLC

This is another annoying issue that destroys the video experience with VLC media player.

Solution: Open VLC, open VLC Preferences, click on Settings>Preferences or hit Ctrl-S if you have experience with personal computers. Then following the picture steps to finish:

Fix video stutter delay in VLC player

4. FLAC Skipping in Rincewind

I am however experiencing audio skipping when playing FLAC files from the local disk. The skipping is not permanent, but happens every minute or so for 5 - 10 seconds. Am experiencing this problem both using the built-in line out on a MacBook running 10.7.5 and using an M-Audio Firewire 1814 soundcard on a Mac mini running 10.9. Not experiencing such issues with any other applications on either machine.

Solution: In fact, it was just a bug that has been resolved in the latest version of VLC, you can upgrade your software to the latest version for once and all.

5. No Audio While Playing FLAC Files

Today I went to play a FLAC file and got no sound at all. The tags for the file are there and the player seems to be playing the file normally as far as the clock goes. Im using windows and I tried uninstall/reinstall but that didnt fix the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

Solution: Sound card was frozen or another program was using it. Just restart your computer.

There are still other ridiculous issues not listed that a minor part of users experience on a daily basis while using the VLC. As a suggestion, you can turn to the best VLC assistant as a way out. It is no exaggeration that with Wondershare VLC Assistant, you'll no longer face FLAC file not playing issue at all.
Best VLC assistant to Fix all VLC media playback issues

Obviously, there are still other issues that you will encounter when using VLC to play video or audio file formats. If you find no way to fix all those issues on your own, here, a powerful VLC Assistant - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended to you, with the program, you can efficient convert FLAC to any of your desired audio formats with perfect output file quality and fast conversion speed.

To get better video and audio playback experience, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters including audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like. Or do some simple video editing tasks such as trimming audio length or merging separate audio clips into one file.