“I have a Pentax K-3 II which I use a lot for video (“.MOV” format) but occasionaly I find the need to edit those clips, then save a shorter, edited version (hopefully without any or too much degradation) in the same .MOV format. So, what’s the deal with .MOV files and is there a simple way to edit those files on mac?”
The K-3 II from Pentax is an advanced DSLR optimized for both high-speed and high-resolution shooting. Featuring a 24.35 MP APS CMOS sensor and a PRIME III image processor, this camera is capable of shooting up to 8.3 fps, full HD video recording, and has a sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200. Benefitting the image quality is a selectable anti-aliasing filter, which can be turned on or off to either garner the highest resolution and sharpness possible or provide enhanced protection against moiré, and the in-camera image stabilization compensates for up to 4.5 stops of camera shake for sharper imagery. This sensor-shift design further lends itself to the Pixel Shift Resolution function, which composites four separate exposures into a single frame while moving the sensor in one pixel increments between each shot in order to gain truer colors, greater resolving power, and reduced noise. Also making use of the sensor-shift mechanism, an AstroTracer function utilizes the in-camera GPS module along with the shifting sensor to compensate for the Earth’s rotation and minimize the appearance of star trails when photographing the nighttime sky.Pentax K-3 II can records AVI, MOV and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 videos.
MOV is high definition video format that are commonly shoot by some digital camcorders like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC camcorder etc.They may can’t work with many video players even computer like PC or Mac. If you want to edit Pentax K-3 II video files on a Windows or Mac, you may problem need a Video Editor for Windows or Mac.
UFUSoft Video Editor (Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP pc) or Video Editor for Mac (Compatible with macOS High Sierra 10,13, macOS Sierra 10.12, Mac EI Capitan 10.11, Yosemite 10.10, Mavericks 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, etc) is probable one of the best AVI/MOV/H.264 video editing software available for you to easy edit Pentax K-3 II videos with the built-in 4k/1080p/720p video editing functions. You can cut Pentax K-3 II videos into smaller pieces, remove unwanted parts, add effect to Pentax K-3 II video files or add transitions between Pentax K-3 II videos etc on Windows or Mac. follow the Simple guide to edit Pentax K-3 II video files with UFUSoft Video Editor.
Note:Besides editing AVI, MOV and H.264 files, Video Editor for Windows or Mac can also help you edit other videos files different sources like AVCHD, MP4, WMV, MPG, FLV, 3GP, MOD, MXF,XAVC/XAVC S and H.265(HEVC)etc with or without converting to other video formats.
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How to Edit Pentax K-3 II AVI, MOV and H.264 Files with UFUSoft Video Editor for Windows or Mac?
Step 1: Load Pentax K-3 II AVI/MOV/H.264 files.
Free download Windows Nikon Video Editor or Mac Nikon Video Editor to pop up the following main interface:
Step 2: Edit Pentax K-3 II AVI/MOV/H.264 files.
Edit Pentax K-3 II AVI/MOV/H.264 files with video clip, video crop and video effec.
Clip: Drag the video file to either Video A or Video B in the timeline, hit the video, click “Scissors” button to trim the video to whatever length you want.
Crop: Hit the video in the timeline, and then click Settings on the top of the panel to pop up an interface where you can crop you video files, you can crop off your video in the directions of left, right, top, bottom, and also, you want rotate the video in the same four directions.
Effect: On Settings tab, you can tweak you video brightness, contrast, saturation and hue from Video sub-tab, add special effect to your video from Effect sub-tab (there are more than 50 special effect available from three main categories: Adjust, Distortion, Filter). Besides, you can also make editing for audio like Volume, Fade in and Fade out.
Step 3: Add transition to Pentax K-3 II AVI/MOV/H.264 files.
On the bottom of the panel, there is timeline with five layers: Text, Video A, Transitions, Video B and Audio for you to add image, audio, text as transitions between videos. Besides, you can also add special transition from Transition tab on the top of the panel which can be choosing from “Fade”, “Slide” and “3D” sub-tab of Transition to make more professional video.
Tip:You can use zoom-in (“-“) and zoom-out (“+”) button in the timeline to enlarge scale size so that you can have clear visual control of each frame and precisely edit separate tracks including videos, images, audios and text.
Note:Click Play button on the right of the panel you can only play the video you currently selected. Click Preview Mode, you can view all the video clips in the timeline as a whole.
Step 4: Save and publish.
After finish editing, hit Save and publish to save Pentax K-3 II AVI/MOV/H.264 files. Here you can change video and audio parameters such as Bit Rate, Encoder, Resolution and so on. When finish settings, click Next to save the video.
Tip: This UFUSoft Video Editor for Windows or Mac combines a great Video Converter, which allows you to convert imported videos to HD AVI, HD MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV, FLV, F4V, 3GP, VOB, ProRes MOV, AIC MOV, DNxHD, etc after editing if you like, then you can put and play them with iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, LG, HTC, Huawei, Nokia Lumia, Xbox, PS4, HDTV, etc, import and further edit with Sony Vegas, Movie Maker, Premiere Pro, Avid, FCP 6/7/X, FCE, iMovie, Magix,Pinnacle Studio,Camtasia Studio etc or upload and share in Youtube, Myspace, Google, Vimeo, Facebook, etc.