iFunia HD Video Converter for Mac Review
Ever since HD launch, AVCHD has turned into the new hype. If you get ready to convert all your favorite HD(including AVCHD) videos to portable players on Mac, or if you wish to convert M2TS/AVCHD files to an alternative format to send to people without the HDD software that comes with AVCHD camcorder, iFunia HD Video Converter for Mac comes as a good choice.
What it does?
iFunia HD(AVCHD) Video Converter for Mac is a utility for converting HD video files including AVCHD M2TS MTS video for use on personal computers or popular portable players. Between an extensive list of supported devices, presets and advanced options as well as additional features such as batch jobs and video editing, there isn't much not to like about this application feature-wise.
Working with it
The workflow of many conversion tools for converting HD video has become rather similar, and iFunia HD Video Converter does not follow them. It offers a 3-step conversion method, incredibly easy to use for any type of user. Simply add your source HD files, select your desired format and output directory and you are on your way. This software is designed with the novice user in mind. Perhaps one of our favorite features is iFunia HD(AVCHD) Video Converter already has specified settings for many popular portable media players like iPod, PSP, iPhone and more.
Things are made easy for you, as the software supports drag-n-drop to add HD AVCHD video source. And, the converter proves not to be stiff, you can convert video files between various formats at the same time. Simply set different output formats for different source file and click "Start", iFunia HD video converter will convert them one by one. Also, despite the fact that its name suggests that most popular HD formats including HD AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD, WMV HD, AVI HD and MOV HD video are supported, it will also do a great job with SD video as well.
For the output settings, you have the possibility to adjust the video frame rate, codec, bit rate, resolution(1280*720, 1440*1280, 1920*1280), and audio frame rate, sample rate, channel, etc. You can also enable the use of the high quality engine, but during our testing, we noticed no difference in quality or duration of the conversion process, only a slight increase in the size of the output result.
An additional functionality of the main screen window is given by the fact that it provides video editing ability. Thus, you can opt for fine-tune your video by trimming, cropping, merging or adding special effects. A nice feature of iFunia HD Video Converter's video editing window is the real-time preview. Original Preview and Output Preview helps you compare and adjust video with ease. But the app only provides you basic video editing to meet your common needs. You can get powerful and advanced programs to edit your AVCHD HD video on Mac.
The application offers a 3-step way to convert your HD video between the most popular video formats on the market: HD AVI, AVCHD (MTS, M2TS), HD MOV, HD WMV, HD MPEG-2, HD FLV; and it is also capable of extracting the audio track and save it as an MP3 / M4A / WAV / WMV / AIFF files.
There is no ability to trim video into any segments randomly. Automatically adding the converted video to the device it has been processed for would be a nice touch to the application.
The price of iFunia HD(AVCHD) Video Converter is $32, it is almost perfect. This product is truly suggested if you are looking to convert your home AVCHD HD movies to any formats you need.