updated 02:45 pm EDT, Tue August 19, 2008
ClipWrap m2t converter
Divergent Media has announced ClipWrap for the Mac, an m2t batch converter for creating QuickTime HDV files. With most Hi-Def cameras recording in m2t transport streams, and few video applications capable of handling m2t, ClipWrap attempts to bridge the gap, converting the streams to QuickTime movies. The software is a rewrapping tool, moving video and audio streams to a QuickTime container. In theory this avoids generational loss through re-encoding, and saves hours of encode time.
The program supports all m2t files, working with variations for each brand and camera. It offers timecode support, recombines spanned files, and additionally handles format recognition, choosing proper outputs for framerate, image size and other presets. ClipWrap costs $50, and requires Final Cut Studio due to the codecs needed.