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How to edit, crop, combine and convert video on Mac OS X?

This step by step guide is dedicating to demonstrate how to convert, trim, combine and edit video on Mac OS X (Leopard supported).

The tool you need is Aimersoft Mac Video Converter, which you can download for free from:
http://www.macvideotools.com/MacVideoTools/post/Aimersoft-Mac-Video-Converter.aspx

Part1. How to convert video to MP4, AVI, MPEG, MOV, 3GP, MP3, etc. on Mac OS X?


Step1. Install and run Aimersoft Mac Video Converter, click the "Add" button to import your videos. This Mac video converter support batch conversion, so you can import multiple files at a time.

Step2. This software can convert video to various video formats for iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, cell phone, etc. Click the “Format” drop-down list to select the format you prefer for each added file. If you don’t know what formats your device supports, you can just select the format according to the device name.

If you want to customize the output quality, click the “Settings” button to open the Settings panel, where you can set resolution, frame rate, video bit rate, audio bit rate, sample, etc. Since Aimersoft Mac Video Converter supports batch conversion, you can use different profiles for the added video files to save your time. If you don’t want to do these settings, the default settings will just work perfectly.

 After all you finish the above steps, click “Start” to begin the conversion.

Part2. How to trim, crop, join and edit video


If you want to cut the black edges off your video, you can click the “Crop” button to open the crop panel. There is a frame in dashed line around the movie video; you can drag it to cut off the sides you don’t want. You can also type in values in the four Crop value boxes to crop your video more accurately.

If you want to join several video files into one single file, on the main interface, tick the check box “Merge into one file”, and you will only get one output file instead of multiple files.

This video converter provides rich video editing functions, you can click the “Effect” button and customize the brightness, saturation, contrast; volume, etc on the Effect panel. You can even apply special effects such as “Emboss”, “Negative”, “Old film” and “Gray” by selecting a special effect from its drop-down list. If you want to remove the original audio, you can convert your video with 0% volume.

Part3. How to convert video to MP3 and WMA on Mac OS X?


If you want to convert video to MP3 or WMA for your portable player such as iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, Creative Zen, Zune, cell phone and so on, this software can extract audio tracks from your video to MP3, WMA, WAV, AC3, AAC, and M4A etc. supported by these players. After you load your video files, in the main interface, select MP3 as the output format, and then start conversion. If you want better music quality, you can select a higher audio bit rate and sample rate in the Settings panel.
After the conversion, drag the converted audio files to iTunes library, connect your iPod Nano or iPod shuffle to your computer, click iTunes “File -> Sync iPod”, and click OK. If you don’t have iTunes, you can download it for free from Apple’s official site:
http://www.apple.com/itunes
For PSP, just copy the files to the “Music” folder on your memory stick.
For Zune, just drag and drop the files to your Zune software, and click “start sync”.