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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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE