4Media Video Converter Ultimate is intended for video editing and encoding. Moreover, it can create video slideshows from standard picture files. As an extra function, it can rip audio CDs while also retrieving disc info from online databases.
The application supports a wide variety of sources. Thus, you can import video in multiple formats as well as image files. It is also consistent with its batch-processing support and allows importing complete folders as well.
This converter has a very nice interface, which will pose no difficulty to those users, who are already familiar with this kind of software. If something needs to be criticized about its design is probably its extreme similarity with other converters.
After creating your conversion list, you can check both the original content and the intended modifications by means of the built-in media player. At the same time, it will allow you to take snapshots of your favorite scenes.
It is a good thing that the converter includes lots of editing functions, which will allow you to perform simple authoring actions with no difficulty. Along with the usual functions, such as adding visual effects, clipping, adjusting image parameters and cropping, you will also find more sophisticated ones, like converting 2D videos into 3D movies. A particular mention should be made to its powerful subtitle editing function, which you can use to create movies with various embedded subtitle streams, provided the video format allows it.
Although configuring a working output profile is probably the most difficult part about converting media, you will find no difficulty in creating video compatible with a particular device with this application. Instead of messing with strange terms as bitrates and frame rates, you can simply look for the name of the intended device and let the program do the rest for you. In the case of some Apple gadgets (iPhones, iPad, iPod), it is even easier because pressing the corresponding button will automatically send the resulting files to the device. Moreover, it can also send the videos to iTunes. Finally, those users who would like more personalized results can configure the output parameters manually with the help of the built-in bitrate calculator.
In general, 4Media Video Converter Ultimate is an excellent application. As mentioned above, it lets you not only convert a wide range of video formats but also create home videos thanks to the available editing functions. Additionally, it can do its job very fast because it supports modern GPUs. It can also check for new program updates automatically.
- It supports a wide range of video formats
- It allows creating video slideshows
- It is very easy to use
- It includes multiple editing functions
- It allows creating video with multiple subtitle streams
- Its interface design is unoriginal