iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac User Guide and Tutorials

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How to convert all video files on Mac OS X?
How to trim video clips?
How to crop video clips?
How to set video effect?
How to capture pictures from video?

1. How to convert all video files and extract audio from video?

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to use iSkysoft Video Converer for Mac to convert videos on Mac OS X (Tiger , Leopard and Snow Leopard). You can convert all video formats such as MPEG1, MPEG2, MP4, TOD, MKV, 3GP, 3G2, MOV, AVI, TS/TP (for HD Video) to any popular video formats including FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, M4V, AVI, and MPG with this excellent Mac Video Converter. You can also extract audio form video to MP3, AAC, OGG, APE, WAV, AC3 and M4A with excellent audio quality and super high conversion speed.
You can download it for free from the product page of Video Converter Mac, (choose Intel version OR PowerPC version according to the processor of your iMac/MacBook/MacBook Pro/MacBook Air/Mac Pro… )
Step 1: Launch Video Converter for Mac and Add Videos

Click the “Add Files” button or directly use drag & drop to add video or audio files you want to convert to the program.
Convert video formats on Mac OS X
This Mac Video Converter supports batch conversion, it allows you to import several multimedia files so that you can convert several videos or audios in one go.

Step 2: Output Settings

support all popular video and audio formats
iSkysoft Mac video converter can convert video to all popular formats on Mac for iPod, iPad, iPhone 4,   iPhone, PSP, PS3, Apple TV, Zune, Creative Zen, MP4 players and MP3 players, etc.
Choose the format from the format drop-down list before the conversion.This smart video converter provides optimized default settings for a series of players, so if you don’t know what formats your player supports, you can just select the format according to the device name.

Audio formats
Choose audio format (MP3, WAV, AAC) if you just want to extract audio from video on Mac. Then select an output format for each video file and specify a directory to save the output files.
If you don’t want to do these settings, the default settings will just work perfectly. If you don’t want to use the default video and audio encoding settings, just click the “Settings” button to customize output settings.

Video: Set video encoding settings by selecting a resolution, a frame rate, a bit rate and a video encoder.
Audio: Set audio encoding settings by selecting a sample rate, an audio channel, a bit rate and an audio encoder.


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

Step 3: Start the Conversion

When you are ready to convert the added videos on Mac, Click the “Convert” button to start conversion and then you can just go out for a walk or take a nap, and the conversion may have been finished when you come back.

2. How to trim video clips?

Step 1:

Click the “Trim” button to open the Trim window below:
split video on mac

Step 2:

Drag the slider to set the starting time and ending time, and then click “OK”.
Note: You can preview the trimmed video clip before conversion in preview window on the program’s main interface.

3. How to crop video clips?

Step 1:

Check the video you want to trim, and click the “Crop” button to open the Crop window below:
crop video

Step 2:

Select an output aspect ratio and the available options are: Keep Original, Full Screen, 16:9 and 4:3.
You can enter the crop values manually or drag the rectangular selection frame round the video to select the displaying area.
Note: You can preview the cropped video clip before conversion in preview window on the program’s main interface.

4. How to set video effect?

If you want to adjust the video effect of your movie, you can click the “Effect” button and drag each effect adjustment slider to set the brightness, contrast, saturation and volume. You can also choose a special effect from the Effect drop-down list to apply to your movie.

5. How to capture pictures from a moive?

Step 1:

Go to “iSkysoft Video Converter” > “Preference” to set the image format (JPEG, BMP) and select output folder.

Step 2:

After the files are added, preview the video and click the “Snapshot” button to capture picture.
capture image

Step 3:

You can click the Snapshot Folder button to view the captured pictures.

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