How to convert AVI to MOV on Mac
This guide will show you how to convert AVI to MOV on Mac. AVI is a common format of video files recorded with camcorders or downloaded from internet in Windows world. If you are a Mac user, you may want to convert to MOV video format so you can play it on your Mac computer.
The AVI format consist of Motion JPEG format up to 35 Mbps, 30 frames in each second and PCM stereo audio. Any other AVI format than this is not compatible with Mac. Therefore, if you want to add your videos to iTunes or to iMovie for editing, then you will have to convert the video to MOV format, which is Mac OS compatible.
You can do this video conversion with QuickTime Pro, but if it is not installed in your system, then you will have to install the Video Converter for Mac to convert the video from one to another.
Converting AVI videos to MOV format
Step 1: Loading the videos to the converter
You can drag and drop the files in AVI format to the converter or you can also click on "Add" button for adding the files from there. The imported files will show up on the user interface. You can rename the output file, preview the video or get screenshots.
Step 2: Selecting the output format
Choose "MOV" as the output format or you can also choose device specific formats for iPod, iPad, Apple TV etc. The presets are available in the drop down list and helps in importing the files straight to iTunes.
Tips: Inside the "Edit" panel, you can set some visual changes to the video to be converted. Go to "Crop" tab, move the limiters of the dashed frame on the player window to remove black edges.
Step 3: Begin the process of conversion
After choosing the desired output profile, return to the main interface and just click on the "Convert" button and the AVI to MOV video converting will be started. When the conversion is finished, click "Open" button to locate the output folder.
That's it, you can convert any video format on Mac with 3 simple steps. This video converter software compatible with X 10.5 Leopard, X Lion, and X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Once the video is converted, you can enjoy it with QuickTime player or you can also edit them with Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
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