There’s even an emerging standard in the H.264 file format, and the formerly de facto video standard, Flash, is slowly dying away. One problem remains. How do you convert a video file to a different file format to run on all devices– Mac or PC, iPhone or iPad, or Android, Windows Phone, the web or whatever?
Convert, Crop, Clip, Or Merge
Like it or don’t there are still a few dozen video and audio file formats in the world and they’re everywhere when you least expect them to be.
Not all video cameras save videos in the same file format. Even audio files are in different formats.
Fortunately, most audio and video device manufacturers agree on MP3 audio, but what about video?
Any Mac user who is serious about using video from multiple devices to be saved on multiple devices has a video convert.
The new kid on the block is Video Converter Pro which has a longer than long list of file formats to take one video file (or audio file) and convert it to another.
What I like about Video Converter Pro is exactly what many Mac users may not like.
Controls. Lots of controls and settings and configuration options.
That’s where this app does better than most. You can apply custom settings for bit rate, sample rate, and create your own presets.
It converts video files from and to most major file formats for audio and video, but presets make it easy to convert a file to a device– iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Android, YouTube and more.
It won’t convert a standard definition video to an HD format, but does give you additional tools to crop video segments, clip segments, and even merge multiple video files into a single video.
And, there are modest controls for video brightness, contrast, saturation and a few effects. Video Converter Pro is well done, mostly easy to use (unless you don’t understand bit rate, codec, and other buzz words). The presets and variety of options make it a worth tool for video conversions.