MediaPortal is a free copy of open source media center software, ideal for turning your PC into a very advanced multimedia center, or Home Theater PC (HTPC). It is often considered an alternative to Windows Media Center. While how to edit these TS files in FCP X, Avid, iMovie for better effects has confused us a lot. In this article, we can find some answers.
Using MediaPortal, you can listen to your favorite music and radio watch your videos and DVDs; or view, schedule and record live TV, much like a digital video recorder such as TiVo, but better. The MediaPortal TV-Server records TV programs in *.ts file format. The TS container stores the data of every TV Channel as received. This means it includes all audio tracks, DVD subtitles, etc. All the TS recordings are saved to the default path: My Documents\My Recordings. To change the default path: Configuration >TV-Server >Recording.
If you would like to import some of the TS files you have recorded to FCP X, Avid, iMovie for editing on Mac, you’d better transcode these TS videos to a format that is best suited for your editing system. For example, you need to convert TS to ProRes 422 for FCP X, rewrap TS to AIC for iMovie, and convert TS to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer.
Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is what you need to encode MediaPortal recorded TS files to FCP X, Avid MC, and iMovie editable file format. It features optimal format presets for these editing apps, resulting files with great image and sound quality without audio delay issues. Best of all, the 5.1 channels in your original TS files can be remained as well.
How to convert MediaPortal recorded TS files to FCP X, Avid, iMovie ?
Step 1. Run Pavtueb MTS Converter for Mac as the best MediaPortal TS Converter for Mac
As soon as its main interface appears, click "Add video" or "Add from folder" icon to load your MediaPortal recorded TS files that stored on your computer.
Step 2. Select output format for FCP X, Avid and iMovie
If you are editing TS files with FCP X, you need to choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format from "Final Cut Pro" option.
If you are working MediaPortal Recorded TS files in Avid Media Composer, you need to choose "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" as target format from "Avid Media Composer" column.
If you are using TS files within iMovie, you need to select "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output format under "iMovie and Final Cut Express" catalogue.
Step 3. Convert MediaPortal recorded TS programs to FCP X, Avid, or iMovie acceptable file format.
Once the conversion is done, you can click "Open" button to find out the generated files with ease.
How to import the converted TS files to FCP X, Avid and iMovie for further editing?
1) Launch Final Cut Pro X, choose File >Import >Files..., and browse to where you save the converted TS files to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add.
2) Open up Avid Media Composer, follow File >Import... to browse and load the files you need to edit.
3) Start up iMovie, choose File >Import >Movies..., and navigate to the source folder to import files.
How to burn MediaPortal recorded TS files to DVD on Mac?
Would you like to burn MediaPortal recorded TV shows to a DVD that is playable on your standard DVD player on Mac? That’s where Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac comes in. The steps:
Step 1. Import TS recordings to DVD Creator for Mac
Start up Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, click "Import" tab to browse your hard drive and add your source TS files recorded by MediaPortal into the program. Or you can just drag & drop the TS files into it for burning.
To create another Title, click the "Add Title" button and add more source videos. Please notice the size indicator at the bottom, if it exceeds the red line, you are suggested change to DVD9 or remove some videos.
Step 2. Author DVD menu
Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac enables you to custom a DVD menu to fully access your TS video on DVD disc. There are several built-in DVD menu templates under "Menu" tab for you to choose from. If you don’t want a menu, you can choose no menu. After selecting a menu template, you can change menu buttons, thumbnails, add text, background music and background images to author a personalized DVD menu.
Step 3. Preview and burn TS files to DVD on Mac
Switch to "Preview" tab to have a look at the final playback effect of your DVD. If anything needs to be changed, go back to the former steps to do modification. Once you are satisfied, go to "Burn" tab to set settings like video standard (PAL or NTSC), audio channels (5.1 channels, Mono, Stereo), output settings, disc label, and DVD drive (please insert a blank DVD disc into your selected DVD writer). Press "Burn" button and the Mac DVD authoring program will start creating DVD from TS recordings automatically.
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