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4Media DVD to Video Ultimate for Mac Tutorial

Updated September 25,2009

4Media DVD to Video Ultimate for Mac is powerful and easy-to-use DVD converting software with the ability of converting DVD to almost all video and audio formats on your Mac computer. With its powerful compatibility for iPod, iPhone, PSP, Apple TV, etc., 4Media DVD to Video Ultimate for Mac enables you to convert DVD to various portable media players supported formats.

Additionally, it can help you clip DVD segment, crop DVD size, edit DVD effects, add audiotracks and edit subtitles, and add DVD watermark, to get the customized DVD video and audio files.

This article includes 6 parts.

Part 1: Getting Started
Part 2: Clip Video Segments
Part 3: Create Merged Item
Part 4: Edit Merged Video Item
Part 5: Add and Edit Video Effects
Part 6: More Applied Functions

Firstly, download 4Media DVD to Video Ultimate for Mac and then install and run it.

Part 1: Getting Started

Step 1: Install and run the software

After installation, run the software. You can see the main interface as below.

Install and run the software

Step 2: Add Files

Click "Add File(s)" button on the toolbar or select "File> Add File(s)" on the main menu to load DVD.

Add Files

Or, click "Add File(s)" drop-down button, select "Other Folder..." option, select a DVD folder in the file dialog box that opens, and load it.

Click "Add File(s)" drop-down button, select "Open IFO Files..." option, select an IFO file in the file dialog box that opens, and load it.

Step 3: Select output format

Select the files need to be converted and click "Profile" button to select the output format in the drop-down list. Then click "Browse…" button to specify destination folder for saving output files.

Set output format

Tips:

1. We provide abundant profiles compatible with various popular devices. Especially all-around HD video formats are supported.

2.Many options for you to choose. The "Recently Used" option can record your recent usages automatically and it is convenient to use them again.

3.Search for the wanted profile quickly by entering the profile keyword in "Start Searching" textbox of the profile list.

Step 4: Convert

After selected output profile, you only need to check the files you want to convert in the file list and click "Convert Checked Item(s)" button on the toolbar to complete the task.

Convert

Ok, the above is the simplest function in conversion. We provide you more functions as below!

 

Part 2: Clip Video Segments

At first, choose a video file you want to clip. Then click "Clip" button on the toolbar to enter "Clip" window. Set the start & end point to get the partial segment and repeat the action to get several segments at will. After clipping, check the "Output segments as a whole one" option and merge the segments in the list into one file. And then click "Move Up" or "Move Down" button to specify the sequence of these segments.

Clip Video Segments

 

Part 3: Create Merged Item

Select multiple files and click "Merge Selected Item into One" button on the toolbar to merge the selected files into one and create a merged item in the file list.

Create Merged Item

 

Part 4: Edit Merged Video Item

Firstly, right-click a merged video item in the file list, and select "Edit Joint Item" option from the right-click menu to open "Joint Item" window. Then select a video transition item and choose a transition effect from the transition panel on the left. Repeat this step to add transition effects to other videos. After adding transitions, choose a time length from "Duration" drop-down list as the transitional duration, and use "Move Up" or "Move Down" option to adjust the order of video items.

Edit Merged Video Item

Tips:

1. From "Settings" drop-down list, choose "Restore Defaults" to restore the default. Or select "Apple to All Transitions" to apple the above settings to all the sub-items in this joint item.

2. On the right preview panel, click "Play" button to preview the merged items with the added transitions.

 

Part 5: Add and Edit Video Effects

Firstly, choose the video you want to edit, and then click "Effects" button on the toolbar to enter "Effect" window.

1.Crop the video size

On "Crop" tab, enter height, width, left margin and top margin values to set the size and the position of the crop area. You can also adjust the crop area size and position by dragging the resizable handle and frame.

Besides, you can also check "Keep Aspect Ratio" option and choose the aspect ratio from the drop-down list. Click "Restore Defaults" to restore all settings to default, and preview the real-time effect in preview window on the right.

Crop the video size

2.Edit video image

On "Image" tab, enter the value of the brightness/contrast/saturation in corresponding textboxes to set the video image's brightness/contrast/saturation.

Edit video image

3. Add watermarks to video

In "Watermark" tab, click "Add Text Watermark" or "Add Picture Watermark" button to import watermarks into the watermark list. Select a watermark and set its transparency, vertical position, horizontal position, font, color, size or style.

Tip: You can add multiple picture and text watermarks into one video simultaneously.

Add watermarks to video

4. Add Effect to video

In "Effect" tab, choose one or more effects for the output video from the effect list.

Add Effect to video

5. Add background music to video

In "Audio" tab, click "Add Audio Track" button to add audio tracks into the list. And then choose the wanted one from the list as the background music for the video. You can also set the play mode as "Loop" or "Play Only Once".

Add background music to video

6. Add and adjust subtitle to video

In "Subtitle" tab, click "Add Subtitles" button to load the desired subtitles into the list. Then select a subtitle from the list and adjust its transparency, vertical position, font, color, size, style and line spacing at will.

Add and adjust subtitle to video

7. Compare the edited video with the source one

Click "Comparing Preview" button on the right preview panel to compare the edited file with the source.

Compare the edited video with the source one

 

Part 6: More Applied Functions

Add profiles for the same video file

Select the video and click "Add Output Profile" button to set multiple output formats for one file simultaneously. You can get different video formats for various digital players after conversion.

Compare the edited video with the source one

Gain exact video file size using bitrate calculator

To custom output size, select the video file and click "Tools > Bitrate Calculator" and input value to get exact video size.

Compare the edited video with the source one

Advanced parameters and settings Provided

Adjust output parameters include bit rate, frame rate for fluency, sample rate, audio channel, codec and many more.

Compare the edited video with the source one

Transfer to the devices after conversion

You can directly transfer the converted files to iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod, and PSP after the conversion.

Compare the edited video with the source one

Real-time video previewing

Preview and compare the source video with the edited version in real-time. Take snapshots of movie images while previewing.

Compare the edited video with the source one

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