MovieConverter Studio
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Edit and encode video for SD and HD.   Shareware ($20.30)
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MovieConverter Studio allows users to edit and encode videos in standard and high definition.

Features:
  • Faster files loading: Now you do not have to load your videos one by one anymore, set its conversion settings and store it in the batch.
  • Special effects: Video noise removal (from 7 to 10 times faster than in the old version) and Video sharpness (to avoid too soft/blurred video). Now you do not have to load your videos one by one anymore, set its conversion settings and store it in the batch.
  • Multiples outputs: from mobiles to HD
What's New
Version 2.15:

New: Encoding module:

  • New preset reserved for playback onto multimedia hard disc: a preset "Standard Definition videos that occupy less disk space than the DVD format but with the same quality " ;-)
  • Handle "interlaced VC1" now (but approximately) (1 of the 3 video formats used in BluRay discs).
New: DVD-Video module:
  • You do not want a menu? You want a disc that directly starts to play? Now, you can make a DVD without menu if you had only one video in your disc (or if you grouped all videos in one, with the "chain" button ;-)).
  • DVD subtitles: Customize the color used for subtitles (select it in preferences panel).
Various bugfixes.

Version 2.15:

New: Encoding module:

  • New preset reserved for playback onto multimedia hard disc: a preset "Standard Definition videos that occupy less disk space than the DVD format but with the same quality " ;-)
  • Handle "interlaced VC1" now (but approximately) (1 of the 3 video formats used in BluRay discs).
New: DVD-Video more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • QuickTime 7.5 or later



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ver. 2.x:
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GeoProf commented on 17 Jun 2013
Am I wrong, or is this app not capable of converting to any formats other than .mpg or editable formats like .dv? It cannot convert a DVD or any other type of movie file to H.264 .mp4/.mkv, or .avi (which sucks anyway), or Flash, or QuickTime, etc.?
[Version 1.999]

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MovieConverter (developer) replied on 09 Oct 2013
Hi, the old version 1 was limited to standard definition. Here is the new version 2 … fully rewrite and no longer limited to just a few -old- outputs ;)
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GeoProf commented on 17 Jun 2013
The splitting of this app into 2 different output 'modules' — Editing and Broadcasting — has always annoyed me. These functional categorizations are not organic, and no other apps use such distinctions. I like to have all of an app's capabilities available to me all the time so I can select the one I want without having to search through its weird modules to find it. And if I complete one function and want to use a completely different one, I don't want to then search through the modules again to find it. And it's particularly frustrating that there's no easy way to go back and select between the two modules (at least none that I can discern, since the icons make no sense). Maybe that's why I have used this a total of perhaps 5 times since getting a 1.6 license several years ago, and I actually encoded files with it only twice because I got frustrated and switched to another program the other 3 times.

Unfortunately, the new version continues with the Editing and Broadcasting organizational scheme, so I won't be updating my license for this new version.
[Version 1.999]


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MovieConverter (developer) commented on 19 Aug 2012
The app is not "abandonware", but the old 1.6 version is ;-)

The final 2.0 version will come soon, a beta is available onto the site.
The 2.0 version is -of course- compliant with OSX: Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6) and Leopard (10.5) …and compliant with old computer PPC (on Mac Os X 10.5) too.

good videos
[Version 1.6]

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GeoProf replied on 11 Sep 2012
I’m very pleased to hear that! Glad we haven’t lost another good developer to the vagaries of Lion. In any case, OS X is again a good platform for video production (since Mountain Lion), but a number of apps have not yet made the leap — Good on ‘ya.
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GeoProf commented on 23 May 2012
Is a new version still in the works, or is this abandonware?
[Version 1.6]

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Aargl replied on 02 Jul 2012
The dev's website says he's working at a 2.0 béta version...
On my first attempt, version 1.6 crashed...
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PorkPieHat reviewed on 26 Nov 2011
Although the UI is pretty, it's confusing as hell and the Help files are impossible to understand. But it's one of only 2 apps I know of that get PAL to NTSC standards conversion right (the other is the free JES Deinterlacer). It needs MUCH better Help files and UI clarification, better file format support (it doesn't accept Matroska and other common file types), and an update of all the open source code it uses. But if the dev did all that, I'd buy it AGAIN. However, with iFFmpeg at $10, he'd really have to get everything right this time.
[Version 1.6]

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MovieConverter (developer) replied on 29 Nov 2011
you are -partialy- right :-D
…about UI clarification and some updates (but not about mkv files: the app already accept them, if it does not accept YOUT file, contact me directly to see what happened)
A brand-new-(but beta) version will be released soon: with a better ergonomy ;-) At first time, they will be no new visible features in this app (new features will be available in the release version only)

bye
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GeoProf replied on 11 Jun 2012
Please let us know when that's available. I haven't been able to use this app in a long while, but I look forward to its resuscitation.
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MovieConverter (developer) replied on 09 Oct 2013
"when that's available" ? now ;)
good videos
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GeoProf reviewed on 25 Nov 2011
I've owned this app for nearly 3 years, and I still can't get used to its bizarre interface. When I occasionally (and accidentally) hit upon the correct settings, it produces wonderful results, but it's just too confusing to consistently set it up right, especially if you don't use it regularly.

It desperately needs an update, so hopefully the dev will take that opportunity to rework its UI to follow more standard guidelines, or at the very least have the Help files rewritten by a native English speaker to make them more intelligible (I speak fluent French and English but still struggle with it). It's even difficult to determine what it can and cannot do - partly because of the UI and partly because of its very poorly written Help files.

Developer, please don't dismiss my comments about your UI. That is a consistent complaint of many commenters here, so please reconsider MCS's design.
[Version 1.6]

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MovieConverter (developer) replied on 29 Nov 2011
Hi
"please reconsider MCS's design" : yes, and I reconsidered it yet (the app wasn't ergonomic enough)

But I don't understand your complain about Help (an native english speaker corrected help). But the help is still too technical, so too boring (so, not very functional for lambda users)

See you after the new version ;)
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GeoProf replied on 11 Jun 2012
Please understand that I am anything BUT a "lambda" user (a term not really used in American English). As an academic documentary filmmaker, I have over 20 applications for various types of video transcoding and manipulation, and I use them at least a couple of times per week, though iFFmpeg has replaced several of the older ones. My criticism about MCS's organization — with respect — comes from someone with over 11 years of experience using FFMPEG via CLI on 3 different flavors of UNIX and 9 years on OS X, not to mention many years with QT Pro, Final Cut Pro and Compressor, Sorenson Squeeze, MainConcept Reference, Episode Pro and several others.
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NinaWalker reviewed on 26 Sep 2011
Help!
for some reason, when i use the converter it only converts the first 2 minutes of my video. why is this happening?
[Version 1.6]

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MovieConverter (developer) replied on 28 Sep 2011
Hi,
Did you read the description on this page? (aka the app is Shareware)
Did you read the "splash screen" at launch time? (saying that -whitout registration- this app limits encoding to 3 minutes long)

And if the concern was elsewhere, so contact me directly and explain what happened ;-).

PS: thanks for the "no feedback" but the 2 stars
bye
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Bob115 reviewed on 23 Aug 2011
Still one of the best out there.
I find I try all the programmes but if I ever
have problems this always sorts them out
9 times out of 10.
Great little programme.
[Version 1.6]


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Grhsvo commented on 16 Aug 2011
I'm confused. On launch, the app asks if I want to download some additional tools. When I click agree it says "the app will now quit. Next time, accept the license." It stops just short of saying "hey moron, accept the license will ya" but...where? How?
[Version 1.6]

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MovieConverter (developer) replied on 28 Sep 2011
Hi, that's weird (it means that the app detected that you clicked on the "cancel button" …instead of?)

If you will manage to reproduce it, so it's a bug (and contact me directly to correct it)
bye
bye
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Donkey'S Butt commented on 06 Feb 2010
It's quite impressive to the extent that this app uses an army of at least 35 command-line tools. I have never seen so many in one app. But where do they come from? The ReadMe file doesn't mention anything about them.
[Version 1.54]

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Movieconverter (developer) replied on 06 Feb 2010
hello, credits of these great unix tools are available in the "about box" (in the app). Click on the button to access to full credits and sources (you will reach the site).
PS: You could only find sources from unix tools on the site, you will find no credit nor sources from tools I specially made for the app ;).

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Downloads:12,956
Version Downloads:1,105
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Shareware
Date:21 Jan 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.30
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MovieConverter Studio allows users to edit and encode videos in standard and high definition.

Features:
  • Faster files loading: Now you do not have to load your videos one by one anymore, set its conversion settings and store it in the batch.
  • Special effects: Video noise removal (from 7 to 10 times faster than in the old version) and Video sharpness (to avoid too soft/blurred video). Now you do not have to load your videos one by one anymore, set its conversion settings and store it in the batch.
  • Multiples outputs: from mobiles to HD and Hard Multimedia Disks.
  • DVD: Menus can be automatically animated and with sound.
  • DVD: Menus in full screen onto any TV whatever its size.
  • DVD: Ability to chain several videos.
  • DVD: Creating submenus: customized or automated.
  • New interface: simpler, more ergonomic, more reliable.
  • Encoding module (for DVD or DV): Unlike other video apps, MovieConverter automatically fixes all your difficulties (anamorphic or interlaced files, standard conversion PAL-NTSC -without jerk- to conform videos to your television specifications). But MovieConverter handles simple video too.
  • Free HD Module: Convert videos from your camcorder HD (AVCHD, TOD, and Sanyo) into QuickTime compatible files (ready for iMovie -HD, '08 or '09- and FinalCut) (P.S.: no need to register ;) ).
  • DVD-Video Module: Automatically create a DVD-Video with menus, thumbnails and captions (from Encoding Module or reuse your EyeTV files).
  • Modify module (eg: to conform streams from your JVC Everio to DVD-Video, without re-encoding).
  • Mux Module: combine audio(s), video(s) and subtitles into a single MPEG.
  • Demux Module: extract audio(s), video(s) and subtitles too!


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