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Converting MediaPortal TS for Editing in FCP, iMovie/FCE


    MediaPortal is an open-source media center software project, often considered an alternative to Windows Media Center. Click MediaPortal if you want to get more detailed information.

    Using MediaPortal, the user 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. Among these functions, the users may be more interested in below questions:

    What is the default recording format of MediaPortal?

    The MediaPortal TV-Server records in *.ts file format saved to the default path: My Documents->My Recordings. The ts container stores the data of every TV Channel as received. This means it includes all audio tracks, dvd subtitles, etc. (The way to change the path: Configuration->TV Server->Recording.)

    How can I change .ts file for further editing on Mac (FCP/FCE/iMovie)?

    TS video format is not so easy for editing tools to recognize and support owing to codec problem. So if you want to edit .ts files in Mac Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express or Avid MC, you’d better convert these .ts videos to the certain format which is compatible with your editing systems, such as TS to Apple ProRes for FCP, TS to AIC for iMovie/FCE, or Avid DNxHD for Media Composer. Here Brorsoft Video Converter 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.

    Free Download MediaPortal TS Converter Mac:

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    How to Convert MediaPortal TS for FCP, iMovie/FCE

    Step 1: Load original MediaPortal TS files
    Drag TS files to the program directly. Or go to the "File" menu, choose "Add Video" to locate the TS files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion.


    Step 2: Set output format
    Tap the "Format" button, select iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format for iMovie and FCE. And for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 is optimal.


    Step 3: Start converting MediaPortal TS on Mac
    Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding MediaPortal TS files to useable file formats for Final Cut Pro or iMovie/FCE.

    When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the converted MediaPortal TS files effortlessly. Launch editing tool on your Mac, choose "File > Import to import converted TS files in FCP/FCE/iMovie for further editing.

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