Import, Convert, Exporting Sun, 18 Feb 18 01:56:51 -0700 Import, Convert, Exporting en-CA How to export a 50P file as 50i for Broadcast Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:20:23 -0700 LargeMosquito 18980@/talks/discussions Hi everyone, I normally make videos for YouTube. I live in a remote area of Australia and this week I got asked to film some news footage for a statewide broadcaster. I asked them what the specs should be and they responded with: Film material in DV25 50i and deliver as MP4 H264. So the first stumbling block is that I shoot with a Panasonic Lumix GH4 which does not shoot interlaced only progressive footage so I just increased the fps from my usual 25p and shot the footage as a 50p MOV file. From what I've read you just drop the progressive MOV footage on to a sequence which has an interlaced preset and Premiere will fix that bit for you. That sounds too simplistic. I have gone through all the editing mode sequence settings and the only one I can find which might work is a Sony XDCAM HD422 1080i/p but when I google that I see another forum say that the only reason you would use that editing mode is if it was going to be played back on an XDCAM playdesk. Is someone able to decipher the specs of this broadcaster for me and tell me how to get my 50p MOV to them as an interlaced H264 MP4. I kind of feel like there's been chinese whispers between the tech team and news coordinator and the information I have received is not exactly right. Thanks The Big Mozzie

Adobe CC 2018 does not have Dolby audio support, hence missing codec Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:24:09 -0600 davjd 18049@/talks/discussions I've just updated to CC 2018 and now all .MTS files have no longer audio in Premiere, having Windows 7. The reason is that "Adobe Creative Cloud has moved to native Operating System (OS) support for Dolby Digital decoding (reading Dolby files) and is no longer providing support for encoding (writing) Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus sound formats in the current and future releases of Creative Cloud". The solution they suggest is: "Adobe recommends that you update to the latest version of your Creative Cloud software and updating to a more secure operating system (Windows 10 preferred)." Or to move back to CC 2017 Since I don't want to update to win 10 (now is not free, and I don't like it) I'm looking forward to find a solution. A shame, every single update causes problems.

Exporting audio in PCM and FLAC for YouTube Tue, 03 Oct 2017 20:00:25 -0600 DrDave 17896@/talks/discussions I see YouTube is now recommending PCM and FLAC for the audio part of uploads. I'm wondering what the best way to do this is, in Premiere Pro.
Obviously, it isn't part of the regular x264 or HEVC export process. Anyone have any experience doing this? I think Sorenson allows for it, but I'm not sure it is part of the official specification.

Rewrap an AVCHD file from quicktime .mov to .mts (Premiere issues) Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:31:36 -0700 CNek 6019@/talks/discussions Hello everyone ! I'm not new to this forum (a long time reader) but never posted yet. I'm an independent motion designer with some degree of photography and video skill, though i'm not rock solid on my video workflow yet... ;)

Making music video I started with FCPX which I love but crippled in some ways. No clear multi-track editing, not good communication with After Effects (which is my daily main tool), not a lot of plugin available... So I making the switch to Premiere, however I experienced troubles with FCPX original importted medias which are AVCHD file rewrapped to .mov. Don't have the MTS anymore... It's a known bug by Adobe, Premiere doesn't like this 32 bits container for native editing, basically render takes FOREVER (CPU saturated, slooooow scrubbing). No need to mention that I have a monster beast as a computer and everything is working fine with every others player. MTS high bitrate files from other projects works great in Premiere, in case if you're in doubt. I tried a tool called "remux" for mac but couldn't rewrap my clips in something other that MKV. These MKV will plays fine in VLC and Premiere but no sound in the last one.... too bad I was so close !

I searched through adobe forums and they made it clear : MOV and AVCHD in Premiere is not a good team for editing in Premiere, better stick with native MTS wrapper.... that I don't have anymore as I noticed before :'(

If someone knows a good workaround for rewrapping AVCHD's .mov files in something other that Premiere understand.... You will save my day :^)

Cheers mates.

WinRewrap - Batch ReWrap MTS to MP4/MOV . Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:42:50 -0600 fatpig 4775@/talks/discussions Hello,

I wrote a little Tool called WinRewrap. It will Batch Process MTS Files to MP4/MOV and adjust References to the MTS accordingly in your XML File. It uses ffmbc. ( ) I wrote it primarily for exchange between the new Sony Vegas Pro 12 and DaVinci Resolve. But it can be used for any Batch rewrapping task of MTS.

Of course, this is a very early version, so please let me know any problems that may occur. Note: Audio was converted to AAC in v0.1. Later version keeps the audio stream.

I hope you can use it as well as I can. Ideas, suggestions and Bug Reports, please post here.




The Homepage is still in development. Anybody who would like to donate a small amount is appreciated :)

WinRewrap v 0.4

Changelog 0.4:

  • Added Cancel Option while ReWrapping
  • Added PCM and No Audio option

Changelog 0.3:

  • Added Option to Convert Audio to AAC
  • Added Check for 0-byte Files (returns error now)



  • ffmbc.exe (Release was tested with version 0.7.1 rc7) put it in the same folder as the WinRewrap exe.

  • Windows 7 / Vista Users may experience errors related to writing permissions.

Fix: Turn up your UAC to "always notify". if you turn it to not notifying, some applications are automatically denied access. like winrewrap.

to fix those, copy WinRewrap and ffmbc.exe to your Project Folder. (Tip: WinRewrap starts with its containing Folder under the Browse Dialog, If its your project Folder you can just click OK.)



support for rewrapping .MTS Files to .MP4 and .MOV using ffmbc.exe

this is essentially a frontend for ffmbc, designed for batch processing project folders containing multiple MTS Files and optionally an XML.

This enables project export from The New Sony Vegas Pro 12 to DaVinci Resolve, and can also be used for normal batch processing of entire Folders from GH2, etc.

It will automatically replace the MTS extensions to your new Container inside the XML, so you can automatically use it with the rewrapped files.

Known Issues:

Big Endian PCM Audio is not supported in Stream Copy Mode as of Version 0.4 (AF100) WinRewrap can, however convert to little Endian PCM Audio.

Bug reports please in the dedicated thread on



ProRes vs Cineform vs MTS + Profiles Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:56:08 -0600 neks 6533@/talks/discussions First of all hello to everybody and thanks to all who made this little camera shine!

Just wanted to share some test I did today about noise, conversion and profiles. I went outside and shoot few takes all with the same camera settings(iso 160, 1/100, F5.6), using Driftwood's amazing new Cluster X S2 - 1GOP Intra Moon T5 settings. Also, I did a few tests with profiles few days ago and what I could find is that Vibrant has the least amount of noise, while Smooth(that I was using all the time) was the worst, for me at least.

So here you can see 3 profiles used, Vibrant, Smooth, Cinema, all to -2, wanted to test them once again and make sure, plus convert the files to ProRes and CineForm and see the difference. Scaled at 400%

As ProRes looked more/less the same as the raw MTS file, I decided to push them even further and scale them to 800% and compare only CineForm and raw MTS files.

I know I'll be always converting files to CineForm before edit from now on, and never again use Smooth profile. Also because a weird amount of blockiness in 25p mode I'll probably just go with 24p when ever I can. Need to test 25p a bit more with this new Moon settings though.


Need to export ProRes 422 HQ from a PC Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:00:32 -0600 azza_act 13694@/talks/discussions Just wondering if there a way or program to export ProRes HQ from a PC??? I'm editing with Pr CC 2014 and use Davinci resolve too. Can't get to a Mac and I have a tight deadline....

A's Video Converter, something that really uses hardware Tue, 16 May 2017 12:20:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16945@/talks/discussions image

  • Hardware H.264 and H.265/HEVC encode using AMD VCE (Video Codec Engine)
  • Hardware H.264 and H.265/HEVC encode using Intel QSV (Quick Sync Video)
  • Hardware H.264 and H.265/HEVC encode using NVIDIA NVENC
  • Software H.264 and H.265/HEVC encode
  • Hardware decode
  • Hardware filtering
  • Up to 8 files transcoding at the same time
  • Simply movie editor
  • Batch transcoding and Combine transcoding
  • Automatic transcoding using folder watching

What are H.264 bitrate requirements for high frame rate (48, 50, 60 fps) 4K / UHD? Sat, 18 Mar 2017 03:17:55 -0600 neokoo 16605@/talks/discussions What is the bitrate (and/or other codec specifications) necessary for lifelike motion in HFR 4K and UHD video, when shooting on cameras that use H.264 codec?

For example, GH5 offers [4K/8bit/150M/60p] Long GOP setting. At 150Mbps, can it be trusted that motion will always be captured and reproduced well? Or could there be problems like stuttering or macroblocking, especially when there are lots of details in the image?

5DtoRGB for GH2 - advantages vs disadvantages? Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:27:48 -0600 qwerty123 530@/talks/discussions VideoArtifact: Footage Quality Restoration Software Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:19:34 -0700 rean 16146@/talks/discussions Video Artifact is a new standalone video editor for digital film restoration and footage quality enhancement.

It has free and paid editions.

Program helps you to prepare footages from consumer or professional video cameras, digicams and V-DSLR.

It can remove MJPEG, MPEG, H.264, H.265 compression artifacts and digital noise, improves sharpness and color resolution up to 16 bit 4:4:4.

Restoration features:

  • Script-based to work with unique cases. You can use many filters in any combination.
  • 50+ specialized restoration filters work in Y, U, V separately in 8/16 bit.
  • Possibility to use dozens of different type denoisers for different noise type.
  • Accurate denoising that keeps micro details with no "plastic" effect.
  • Removing of sharping halos.
  • Linear color high quality spline-based resize to resize up to 4K. Resize halos can be removed.
  • Precise halo-free radius-dependent sharping.
  • Film grain emulation and 3D LUT grading.
  • 4:2:0 8 bit to 4:2:2/4:4:4 16 bit chroma reconstruction.

It can be used in a post-production workflow if you use V-DSLR or consumer cameras.
Currently 50+ camera models supported and hundreds of compatible models.

Special features:

  • Batch processing without GPU. Very fast: 5 fps for typical V-DSLR AVCHD source and 2 fps for 4K.
  • Automatic joining of MTS, MOV and MP4 spans and renaming to format.
  • Non-standard 16-255 to TV 16-235 levels conversion.
  • ITU-R BT.601 ↔ BT.709 floating point conversion.
  • NLE and DaVinci Resolve compatible workflow.
  • Mastering to webm VP9/Opus or mp4 H.264/AAC 1080p/720p/360p/240p.

Examples with various restoration methods are available at

Some samples:

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New Gh5 - 6K photo mode - video workflow Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:42:48 -0700 davjd 16323@/talks/discussions Hi everyone. I will buy the gh5 in every case, because I already use my gh4 for doing everything for my job, photos and video. What I'd like to do when I get it, is to use the new 6k feature to shoot wedding videos and take pictures out of it, at least at the most important moments, for the rest 4K is ok. I'm so excited to know that 6k photo mode can be used to shoot video clips as well. Thanks to Driftwood we got a sample file
we can download, so I started playing with it. I think a lot of people like me is making experiments with that file and would like to use the camera for 6k shooting, so I thought to create a new topic for sharing opinions and techniques from now and when new material and the camera itself will become available. What I did until now is to try and convert the file using Hybrid to obtain a new h265 or h264 file with the same resolution, since Premiere CC cannot open the original file. The files I obtained did open in Premiere but play smooth only at 1/16th preview resolution. Can you suggest a player that opens the original file to grab frames?

Smart Rendering GH4 4K on Windows? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:05:46 -0700 NickHope 12262@/talks/discussions Before I start archiving the best parts of my footage in MagicYUV lossless .avi format at a bitrate 18x bigger than the original, I am wondering if anyone has found a way to reliably smart render (no recompression) 4K UHD MP4 footage from the Panasonic GH4. My typical nature footage features a lot of unwanted head and tail. Really I just want to split the files on the PC, not in-camera. I don't care if it's forced to i-Frames or if the first and final GOPs don't render well.

The "main" NLEs won't do it. I tried TMPGEnc Smart Renderer and that didn't work. I expect it's beyond VideoReDo and Womble.

I have heard that Cyberlink PowerDirector tries it but there are glitches in the result from version 12 (reported at ). Unfortunately the version 13 trial version doesn't support 4k so it would mean spending $80 on the program to test it.

I also notice that Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 features "4k smart rendering" and there is a fully-functional trial version but it's 800MB.

2016 Best Export Settings for YouTube Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:13:25 -0600 matt_gh2 15812@/talks/discussions Thought I had my secret sauce for export settings...but pulled a project from about a year ago, making some tweaks, and re-exported using my previous primo Premiere Pro settings...but image was destoryed. Tons of banding/blotchiness, general low resolution, etc (Even when playing in 1080 on YouTube). I was using H.264, 12 Mbps for Target Bit Rate, and 40 Mbps for Max Bit Rate, High Profile 5.1, and checking lower box for rendering at max quality. 3 minute video was 253 MB. I guess YouTube has changed their ways they compress/encode etc. Last year this export looked it's horrible!

What's everybody using for their export settings these days for YouTube? (and Vimeo for those interested there too)

Tip for importing 'missing' GH2 clips in Final Cut Pro X Mon, 04 May 2015 22:52:04 -0600 arvidtp 12929@/talks/discussions Often I find that when I go to import footage from an SD card I've shot on my GH2 (hacked, settings are Sanity 5.1 or Sanity X) Final Cut X's import window will not see some earlier video clips I'd shot (and not yet imported). I discovered after a recent shoot that if I turned the camera off, changed the battery, turned it back on and kept shooting, only the clips shot after the battery change were visible to FCPX. So, after cursing at FCPX as I am wont to do, I started copying the .MTS files (which thankfully are always still there on the card) and preparing for the annoying process of concatenating spanned clips by hand and re-wrapping them all, when I hit upon the idea of seeing if I could just repair the AVCHD file structure.

Well, it turns out to be pretty simple. It seems that when the GH2 is power cycled, it makes a new playlist in the AVCHD structure (you can tell because there are multiple .MPL files in PRIVATE/AVCHD/BDMV/PLAYLIST/), and FCPX only sees clips from the most recent playlist with no way to switch to another playlist.

After a little hunting with a hex editor, I found that PRIVATE/AVCHD/BDMV/INDEX.BDM tells the importing software (at least in the case of FCPX) which playlist to look at. There is a number at the end that matches the number of the most recent playlist file (eg 00001) for 00001.MPL. So if you import the visible footage, you can then backup INDEX.BDM and use a hex editor to change that last number in it to the number of the previous playlist. You're just changing a single byte! Save, then open the FCPX import window again (maybe you need to relaunch FCPX? - don't remember) and the clips that were missing will probably be there. I assume you could repeat the process if you had 3 or more AVCHD playlist files on the card.

for a free hex editor on mac, I recommend Hex Fiend:

Don't use a normal text editor – more than that single byte will probably change and you'll be sorry.

So to summarize

If missing clips in FCPX import:

  • import what you can see
  • check for the presence of multiple .MPL files
  • change the 5 digit number (eg 00001) in INDEX.BDM to refer to a different .MPL file
  • import again in FCPX - missing clips should show up

attached are some screenshots of changing the contents of INDEX.BDM.

Hope this tidbit of knowledge helps some people out. I wish I had discovered it a year ago – would have saved me some aggravation for sure.

Using alpha channel for correcting playing video? Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:54:08 -0600 Vesku 13955@/talks/discussions Is there any way to use real time image adjustments with alpha mask channel in video player?

I have uneven back light in my TV and it would be nice to have a masked correction for display faults. Corner color and contrast are also fading when watching very close. A mask correction would help for that too.

Recovering a .mov 4k file Fri, 12 Aug 2016 01:46:28 -0600 davjd 15510@/talks/discussions Hi, my phantom 3 crashed yesterday, and the video recording was interrupted because the battery fell out. I was recording 4k@25fps (.mov). The file is there but is not usable because has not been closed properly. Any suggestion on how to recover it? Or is there a thread that can help me? Thank you for answering.

Codec help! HVC1 encoding Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:34:41 -0600 Gethinc 15219@/talks/discussions I've had a stock library refuse my h.265 6K files, but will take hvc1. I'm struggling to find any info on it. Anyone any wiser than me out there? Ideally I'd like to encode straight from adobe media encoder, rather than trans-coding.

4K HEVC 10 Bit Mastering and Exporting Thu, 12 May 2016 08:25:55 -0600 Tron 15071@/talks/discussions Seeing as how things are finally moving in the direction of HEVC and 10 bit (Rec.2020) on the delivery side of things, I'm curious as to what 10 bit camera recording bitrates we could expect to see coming down the road. ProRes intra codecs seem unnecessarily overweight at 4K resolution and will probably not be offered by Canon, Sony, Panasonic and JVC for internal acquisition (prosumer class). I'd be OK with a long-GOP HEVC codec seeing as how the new GPUs all seem to support hardware decode/encode capability.

Would 200 Mbps be a reasonable bit rate to expect for next-gen cameras like the GH5 if they support internal 10 bit? Any opinions on whether companies like Blackmagic or Atomos will eventually offer a recorder with HEVC option that's easier on storage media? Anyone currently working with10 bit HEVC delivery pipelines? Thanks.

seeking source code developer: make preset, mts/avchd > image sequence? Thu, 05 May 2016 00:13:33 -0600 smrlo 15044@/talks/discussions here's the link to the program: I'm not skilled at all in coding at all, anyone willing to look into making a preset?

Otherwise, anyone got a clue how I can convert mts to raw images? Is that even the best conversion to try with the gh2 hack?

GH2 and FCP7 import problem Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:59:07 -0600 klausvonperkele 14935@/talks/discussions Hi!

After 3years I finally took my GH2 back in use and shot some video. Everything worked just fine, but when I tried to import to FCP7 I had "no data".error? This happened to half of my material? Others imported just fine. Any ideas what has gone wrong? GH2 is hacked with (maybe Flowmotion hack? no quite sure…) i tried google for answers, but none of them worked for me… Anyone got some ideas what should I do?

Do you use banding filter? Fri, 25 Mar 2016 03:38:21 -0600 Vesku 14868@/talks/discussions I have found a way to improve my playing GH4 videos using clever dithering by banding filter. It removes noise, banding and rough colors and the result is like 10bit video in 8bit screen. I use Potplayer but I think there is bedanding filter in other players too. I have one sample frame. Look the smooth gradients and still very sharp details. The effect is even better in playing video. The trick is to use that filter in player so that the re-compression is not removing dithering effect.

collecting ideas to build up a AVCHD - ProRes - Resolve workflow. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:59:55 -0600 peaceonearth 4670@/talks/discussions I had two large project of 3 days shooting each (for me it's large), having shot some hundred clips in CM Intra patch means 300 - 400GB of data for each project. I had no story board as basis for a timeline just rough ideas of my clients so I had to review all the clips and started to work natively in PremierePro to create a story line. I am quite happy with Premiere and native mts files but there was some grading neccessary and I had to hand over the project to a colorist. It doesnt work with mts files.

I could have converted all files to QT ProRes before starting editing but it's needless to mention that the huge amount of data is hard to deal with and converting is time consuming too. How could I do it better next time?

60p to 60i Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:18:19 -0600 fran 14820@/talks/discussions Hello, We are going to shoot a tv show for Japan, here in Spain. We got FS7 on NTSC 60i as they want it, but is imposible to shoot interlaced on A7sII. I' m wondering about to put the small A7S II on NTSC 60p and leting them interlace in post the footage. What do you think? Would be a total mess or will work for them? Thanks

4K Downscaling progress topic Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:13:01 -0600 RRRR 10637@/talks/discussions I couldn't find anything dedicated (and I may have missed something important) so: This is a topic dedicated solely for any kind of progress updates on software, code and methods to downscale 4k with best possible results to help people establish a workflow for converting 4k footage. Meanwhile, it may be a good idea to also map the best downscaling methods that already exist.

Best render settings for Youtube Sat, 06 Jun 2015 21:04:15 -0600 MikeLinn 13132@/talks/discussions

XAVC-S vs MP4 Recording Formats Sat, 05 Mar 2016 04:53:12 -0700 glenpinn 14713@/talks/discussions Hi everyone, i am in the market for a new 4k Video Camcorder, after dumping my FZ1000 last year as it just didn't suit my Run-n-Gun shooting style when mounted on my hand rig and my Flycam HD3000 stabilizer.

I have kind of short listed between the new Sony AX53 (1/2.5" sensor) and the AX100 (1" sensor) as it seems both Cams offer me everything i need for the type of shooting style.

That aside, both record 4k/25p and 1080/50p in the XAVC-S format @ 100Mbps, and my previous FZ1000 Bridge Camera recorded in MP4 @ 100Mbps, but back when i got the FZ1000 i had not really heard a lot about XAVC-S as i rushed into getting the FZ1000 because it was cheap.

so my question is, i have read some stuff about XAVC-S being a more efficient format than MP4, others just say that is not true, and i just can't seem to find anything definitive about how they both work, and if one is actually better than the other, for both 4k and 1080 modes.

My friend has a Panasonic VX870, and it shoot 4k/25p MP4 @ 72Mbps (it only averages 62 to 65 max so far) and the 4k seems to look ok, but i have seen some samples from an AX55 (ak AX53) and it just seems to look nicer for some reason XAVC-S at a higher bitrate maybe, better glass, better sensor, not sure)

If anyone can shed some light on XAVC-S vs MP4 i would appreciate some advice, or links to some useful information.


Windmotion - upsampling to 4:4:4 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:57:48 -0700 zsero 5909@/talks/discussions I've just seen this post over at doom9 forums about a guy making a super high quality filter to upsample to 4:4:4 16-bit. Especially for GH2 / GH3 owners. Trying to invite him over here.

HEVC Video Codecs Comparison 2015 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:18:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14415@/talks/discussions image



Need Davinci Resolve Lite 9.0.4 Mac .dmg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:19:03 -0600 Psyco 11135@/talks/discussions I'm need Davinci Resolve Lite 9.0.4 as its the last version that runs stable on OSX 10.6.8. I want to convert the raw files from BMPCC and can't upgrade the OS because of other hard- and software (and because I want an OS I can work with;-).

Has anybody still that .dmg or .zip and can upload it for me to some file sharing platform please?