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How to edit, crop, combine and convert video on Mac OS X?

This step by step guide is dedicating to demonstrate how to convert, trim, combine and edit video on Mac OS X (Leopard supported). It includes the following five parts:

 

  • Part1. How to convert video to MP4, AVI, MPEG, MOV, 3GP, MP3, etc. on Mac OS X?
  • Part2. How to trim, crop, join and edit video on Mac OS X?
  • Part3. How to download limewire music and video to iPod, PSP, Zune on Mac OS X?
  • Part4. How to download YouTube video to iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune and cell phone on Mac OS X?
  • Part5. How to convert video to MP3 and WMA on Mac OS X?

 

The tool you need is Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac, which you can download for free from here.


 

Part1. How to convert video to MP4, AVI, MPEG, MOV, 3GP, MP3, etc. on Mac OS X?

Step1. Install and run Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac, click the "Add" button to import your videos. This Video Converter for Mac support batch conversion, so you can import multiple files at a time.

Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac

Step2. This software can convert video to various video formats for iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, cell phone, etc. Click the “Format” drop-down list to select the format you prefer for each added file. If you don’t know what formats your device supports, you can just select the format according to the device name.



If you want to customize the output quality, click the “Settings” button to open the Settings panel, where you can set resolution, frame rate, video bit rate, audio bit rate, sample, etc. Since Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, you can use different profiles for the added video files to save your time. If you don’t want to do these settings, the default settings will just work perfectly.
Mac Video Converter

After all you finish the above steps, click “Start” to begin the conversion.

 

Part2. How to trim, crop, join and edit video on Mac OS X?

  • If you want to cut the black edges off your video, you can click the “Crop” button to open the crop panel. There is a frame in dashed line around the movie video; you can drag it to cut off the sides you don’t want. You can also type in values in the four Crop value boxes to crop your video more accurately.
    edit video on Mac

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  • If you want to join several video files into one single file, on the main interface, tick the check box “Merge into one file”, and you will only get one output file instead of multiple files.
    ipod video format

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  • This video converter provides rich video editing functions, you can click the “Effect” button and customize the brightness, saturation, contrast; volume, etc on the Effect panel. You can even apply special effects such as “Emboss”, “Negative”, “Old film” and “Gray” by selecting a special effect from its drop-down list. If you want to remove the original audio, you can convert your video with 0% volume.
    video effect

 

  • Part3. How to download limewire music and video to iPod, PSP, Zune on Mac OS X?
  • After finish the above steps, click “Start” to begin the conversion. Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac fully supports video or music downloaded from Limewire. For the detailed information, you can refer to this guide:
    http://www.dvd-video-converters.com/dvdvideoguide/limewire-video-to-ipod-zune-iphone-psp-guide-1.html
    After you download video from limewire, just load it into Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac and convert it to MP4 or WMV. Then you can use iTunes or Zune software to sync the video to your portable devices.

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  • If you use iTunes to convert limewire video, the output video may have no sound, because iTunes cannot convert muxed video (muxed videos are video files whose audio and video are on the same track, and QuickTime or iTunes cannot properly process this kind of videos). You can learn more info about muxed video by visiting:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302588

 

  • Part4. How to download YouTube video to iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune and cell phone on Mac OS X?
  • Video files downloaded from YouTube are stream videos (flv). You have to convert them to MP4 or WMV video to transfer them to your iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune or cell phone. If you don’t know how to download YouTube videos to your computer on Mac OS X, you can refer to this guide:
    http://www.dvd-video-converters.com/dvdvideoguide/youtube-video-to-ipod-guide.html
    After you download YouTube videos to your computer, convert them with Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac and use iTunes or Zune software to transfer the converted videos to iPod, PSP, Zune and cell phone.

 

  • Part5. How to convert video to MP3 and WMA on Mac OS X?

If you want to convert video to MP3 or WMA for your portable player such as iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, Creative Zen, Zune, cell phone and so on, this software can extract audio tracks from your video to MP3, WMA, WAV, AC3, AAC, and M4A etc. supported by these players. After you load your video files, in the main interface, select MP3 as the output format, and then start conversion. If you want better music quality, you can select a higher audio bit rate and sample rate in the Settings panel.


After the conversion, drag the converted audio files to iTunes library, connect your iPod Nano or iPod shuffle to your computer, click iTunes “File -> Sync iPod”, and click OK. If you don’t have iTunes, you can download it for free from Apple’s official site:
http://www.apple.com/itunes
For PSP, just copy the files to the “Music” folder on your memory stick.
For Zune, just drag and drop the files to your Zune software, and click “start sync”.