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Foxreal launches Mac video converter, supports Apple ProRes

updated 07:10 pm EST, Fri December 31, 2010

Converter works with HDV, AVI, MKV, TiVo, more

Foxreal Studio has launched new video conversion software for the Mac, Foxreal Video Converter for Mac. It converts between numerous video formats and has headlining support for Apple ProRes. It also supports other pro-grade codecs like DVCPRO HD and other DVCPRO codecs, HDV, Avid DNxHD and Apple Intermediate. It also converts between common formats like AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, VOB, MPG, FLV and WMV. It also supports AVCHD MTS/MTS2.

The software also converts TV formats like TiVo, TS and DVR-MS to quickly transfer those formats to an iPad or iPhone friendly file. It can also crop and trim clips, watermark and de-interlace them.

Foxreal Video Converter uses advanced audio/video sync and supports importing HD to SD for Final Cut Pro 7. It requires a 1GHz processor and Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, with at least 512MB of RAM. It costs $35.






by MacNN Staff

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  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +8

    Yet Again...

    Yet again MacNN promotes bogus software that replicates the functionality that either already exists within the system or is available through opensource and excellent shareware applications. This looks exactly like the crappy rip-off software that is so common on the Windows platform... which is exactly where it should stay! Avoid!

  1. stash99

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Re: Yet Again...

    Feathers, your comments are certainly appropriate for many of Foxreal video converter's features (e.g. ipod videos, etc), so for many people it may not be a good deal. But, I have not found reliable free software for many of the conversion features it supports. In particular, conversion from MOV to WMV format, which is important for those of us who regularly need to move movies from the mac to the PC world, is hard to find. Other products that can do this (e.g. Flip4mac) cost way more. Add the AVCHD and other pro format conversions along with its ease of use, flexibility and editing features, and it seems like a pretty good deal (especially for $24 holiday price). Are you aware of free/open source programs with all these capabilities?

  1. bonaccij

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    Re: Re: Yet Again...

    Actually Stash, yes, Handbrake is free open software that will do exactly this. I hate to say it, and I am NEVER negative here in the reviews section, but this software actually goes by several different names. FoxReal is just ONE "company" to be using this piece of software. They don't even bother to change the GUI.

    Unfortunately, Feathers is right. Stay clear of this software - not worth the money, and it doesn't produce very good video conversions. I say this because I, unfortunately, got schlubbed into buying this junk about a year ago.

  1. stash99

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Re: Re: Yet Again...

    bonaccij, thanks for the comments. I have used handbrake and like it, but it doesn't seem to be able to convert TO wmv format (only FROM wmv to other formats). Am I doing something wrong?

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +7

    sigh...

    Makes me really miss Visual Hub. It still works fine, but so sad that the dev is no longer updating it. Just the best lil converter app in the world :)

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