Tag - Video conversion
Rovi has introduced an update to its video software, DivX Plus. The latest version is claimed to reduce video conversion times, while adding an MP4 output option geared for iPhones and iPads. Users can also stream content to DLNA-compatible devices, such as televisions and set-top boxes.
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.
Elgato has released a new iPhone and iPad compatible software-edition of its video conversion utility, Turbo.264 HD. The app can be used to edit HD camcorder clips on the Mac, and convert the finished product to a high-quality iPhone/iPad supported format. A series of built-in editing tools allow users to crop, scale, rearrange, and combine multiple videos into a single movie, and includes support for both drag-and-drop functionality and multiple video clip conversion.
Red Giant Software has launched a Final Cut Pro plug-in, Magic Bullet Grinder, designed to convert DSLR video into formats compatible with editing software. Users can convert H264-encoded video into ProRes, Standard, ProRes Proxy, and PhotoJPEG formats. The utility supports batch processing and takes advantage of multi-core CPUs for faster conversion speeds or simultaneous processing of multiple videos.
Pavtube Studio has added to its line of video conversion software with the release of iMedia Converter for Mac. The program works as an audio and video conversion tool capable of ripping DVD and Blu-ray movies. The conversion process is claimed to maintain all aspects of a movie including commentary, menus, titles and ads. When working with high-definition videos, users can compress or recode the data into other formats without losing HD resolution. Support is also included for recorded TiVo shows and animated GIF images.
TeleAdapt has launched the Mini DisplayPort and USB Audio to HDMI Adapter, a new cable that enables Mac owners to use an HDTV as an external monitor. Unlike typical adapters that send just the video signal, the TeleAdapt adapter uses USB audio to combine the audio and video signals through the same HDMI cable. It is capable of connecting any Mini DisplayPort-based MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iMac computer, with supported resolutions up to 1080p.
Moyea has released a new product in its line of file conversion software, the YouTube Converter for Mac. The utility provides tools for downloading and converting any FLV- or F4V-formatted YouTube video into a variety of different file types. Users can also export the files into other applications for further editing, such as iMovie and Final Cut Pro, while batch conversions help save time.
Pavtube has released a newer version of its YouTube Converter for Mac 1.0, adding Snow Leopard compatibility. The application is designed to convert YouTube videos to a wide arrange of video formats including MP4, M4A, MOV, or WAV, enabling them to be played on mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod, Apple TV or Quick Time Player. The program also doubles as a video downloader, supporting batch downloading, along with converting multiple video files simultaneously.
Wondershare has released its newest application, Video Converter Pro for Mac. The software is used to convert a large variety of video types or rip media from non-commercial DVDs. The application supports AVCHD video and can extract audio as an MP3, AAC, WMA or AIFF file. Videos can be converted into formats compatible with devices such as iPods, iPhones, Apple TV, PSPs, and BlackBerrys.
Pavtube Studio has launched Pavtube FLV Converter for Mac 1.0, allowing for Flash video conversion to a variety of other video formats. The new converter works with FLV and F4V flash movies, converting them into iPod, iPhone, mobile phone and Apple TV capable formats like MP4, 3GP, MOV, MKV and MP3, among others.
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TimePorter carry tote for Apple Watch
Twelvesouth today began shipping TimePorter, a new travel tote and portable charging stand for Apple Watch that that carries a 6m Apple Watch charging cable, extra Watch bands, USB chargers and more. The case also incorporates the Apple Watch Charging Disc, converting your case into a charging and display stand. It is available for $50 in white or black. http://bit.ly/1SCQM4T
WaterField cycling ride pouches
WaterField's new cycling ride pouches are custom-fit to carry both in one compact kit and are ready for the summer cycling season. The Cycling Ride Pouch includes a clear window that allows basic phone access with the phone still safely within the case, and the Cycling Club Pouch incorporates a padded phone pocket to separate up to an iPhone 6 Plus-sized phone from the tool compartment. Both handsome pouches fit neatly in a back jersey pocket, with optimized surface area for comfort. The Cycling Ride Pouch sells for $80, with the Club Pouch retailing for $50. http://bit.ly/1rRqN4e
Dish providing on-site iPhone repair services
Dish has expanded into the iPhone repair industry. Available today, the satellite television company's "Smart Phone Repair" routes a technician directly to a customer's door. DISH's network of technicians in all 50 states will repair cracked screens and replace batteries on Apple's iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus. In the coming months, the company intends to expand its service to include additional devices and smartphone accessories. http://bit.ly/1SLaDiW
India rejects Apple's refurb request
Apple's request to the Indian government to be allowed to sell refurbished iPhones has been rejected, a move that will hurt the company's efforts to attract budget-oriented consumers. Opposition to the importation of refurbished iPhones is said to have been led by local smartphone makers (and, it should be noted, Samsung), who feared that lower-cost iPhones would undermine the government's own mandates on manufacturing phones in India, and trigger a flood of used electronics into the marketplace, driving prices generally downward. Currently, Apple has just two percent of the smartphone market there, and is also applying to the government for permission to open directly-controlled Apple Stores. That decision is still pending. http://bloom.bg/1rRgi0I
Amazon Prime Now available via website
Amazon's Prime Now rapid delivery service is now available to use from the web, giving users an alternative to using the normal mobile app. Available as a free option for Prime subscribers in certain areas, the web-based service continues to offer the same selection of goods as the mobile version, and is still free for deliveries within two hours, $8 for within one hour. http://amzn.to/1UvqYgi
SoundCloud Go expands to UK, Ireland
SoundCloud has expanded its subscription service to the United Kingdom and Ireland, its first expansion since launching in the United States in late March. Priced at £10 ($14) per month, SoundCloud Go lets users listen to existing tracks ad-free, as well as complete access to licensed music from major record labels, and the ability to download tracks for offline listening. http://bit.ly/1rhBv35
Maps adds transit for Rio Olympics
On Monday, Apple added public transit directions for Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to its Apple Maps program in advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics, which begin on August 5. The addition marks the first time a Brazilian city has gotten the upgraded public transit maps, which include station maps as well as transit schedules and tracking. The transit directions cover ferries as well as bus, subway, and light rail lines. The company has recently expanded transit directions to Montreal in Canada, and Seattle, Portand (Oregon), and other US cities.