How to use Video Converter Studio 4.0

Last updated on April 26, 2017 by

Apowersoft Video Converter Studio is easy yet powerful video/audio processing software running on Windows OS. It can not only convert but also edit video/audio files easily. Additionally, it can play almost all kinds of video/audio files by using its built-in HD media player. At present, the newest version has added more practical functions. The illustration below may help you know and use the software better in details:

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A Full Guide to use Video Converter Studio 4.0

  1. Settings Configuration
  2. Video/Audio Conversion
  3. Video/Audio Editing
  4. Video Downloader
  5. Screen Recorder
  6. MV Maker
  7. Media Player
  8. Troubleshooting & FAQ
  9. Technical Support

1

Settings Configuration

After you launch Apowersoft Video Converter Studio, you will see its friendly interface which displays the primary functions apparently. Before you start conversion, it’s recommended to configure the default settings. You can click “Settings” icon to configure the specific settings including “Preferences”, “Language”, and “Registration” and so on.

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Preferences

You can change the default settings to satisfy your own needs. For example, you are free to choose the folder to locate your converted files, screenshots, downloaded files and recorded files. Check the Preferences option to know more details.

preferences

ii

Language

You can choose from 20 language interfaces. You can change the language by clicking “Settings” > “Language” in the main menu and choosing the Language you want to use.

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Activation

For further info to activate Video Converter Studio, please click here to know the details.

register and activate

iv

Check for Updates

If a new version of Video Converter Studio is available, you can check update manually by clicking “Settings” > “Check for Updates” in the main menu, the program will pop up a notice window for asking you to update.

Update software

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Video/Audio Conversion

Now you can follow these steps to convert video/audio files to other formats.

i

Add files (videos/audio) into the program

Add files – Click “Add files” button on the toolbar and then choose video/audio files you want in the dialog opening subsequently, or you can drag your files to the interface directly. You can also add files by clicking the right button and choosing add files, and then choosing the files you want in the dialog that opens. The loaded files will be displayed on the file list.

Add file

Remove files – You can click “Removed selected” to remove selected files or clear the list by clicking “Clear task list” if you have chosen mistakenly. After the videos and audio are added into the program, all the files will be on the list. If you want to combine multiple files into a whole one, you can check Merge into one file.

Note:

  • Select a file and right click it > “Source Media Information” to check detailed information of the loaded files.
  • Select a file and right click it > “Open File Location” to check concrete location of the added files.
  • Click the “Audio Track toolbar” to select an audio track. Or you can add additional audio track from your hard disk.
  • Click the “Subtitle toolbar” to choose an external subtitle if there are more selections.

audio track

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Select the output format

Click to open “Profile” drop-down list, then choose the profile you want from the classified profile list. It can convert files to video formats like MP4, MKV, AVI and WMV, audio formats such as MP3, WMA, M4A and so on. And it also adds choices suitable for your devices like iPhone series, Samsung series, HTC, blackberry, Sony and many other devices.

Format support

If you’re not satisfied with the original profile parameter settings, you can click “Settings” button and adjust them in the “Preset Editor” window.

Preset-editor

iii

Choose output folder

Click drop-down button in the “Output” bar, then choose the destination folder for saving output files in the dialog that opens, and click OK button to return to the main window.

Output folder

iv

Start Conversion

After the above settings, check the files needed to convert in the file list, and click Convert to start video conversion. You can check the progress from the progress bar at the bottom of the main window.

Start conversion

Note:

  • Click “Stop” button to stop the conversion according to your own need anytime during conversion. Converting a long video may cost a lot of time.
  • Check “Shut down after the conversion”, the computer will shut down automatically after completing conversion.

3

Video/Audio Editing

The program provides you with a comprehensive video effect editing tool, with which you can trim video, crop video screen size, and pick out the segments you want from the source video/audio file. At the same time, you can also add watermarks as you want and insert subtitles to your file which makes you available to experience more functions while using it.

PS: Remember when you hit OK in “Edit” window and were taken back to the convert section, you need to choose a file format and press the lower right “Convert” button to save changes.

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Select a Video

Select a video, click “Edit” button and enter the Video Edit window to design your video/audio files.

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Trim Video File

You can trim the video by clicking “Add Trim Marker” button and set the start and end time by dragging the slider or clicking the up or down button to adjust time by seconds. Open “Preferences” to choose “Keep the selected section” or “Delete the selected section”. And you can click “Play” button to preview the changes or “Reset” button to cancel it.

Trim video

iii

Crop Video Screen Size

Move your mouse pointer onto one of the four blue solid lines on the cropping frame and drag the crop frame to crop the video. Setting the size and location works all the same. You can choose to rotate left 90 degrees or right 90 degrees; also you are able to flip the original file horizontally or vertically. Next, just set the aspect ratio to adjust the screen size, original resolution or crop size, 16:9 or 4:3 according to your own need. The “Synchronize(s)” is available to sync the video and audio.

Crop video

Adjust crop area by drag-n-drop: drag the central and surrounding handles to adjust the crop area. You can drag the crop area to the position you want with left mouse.

iv

Edit Video Image

You can adjust the “Speed”, “Volume”, “Brightness”, “Contrast” and “Saturation” of the video by dragging the sliders.

effect

v

Add Watermarks

This is a new added function. From now on, you can add watermarks including images and texts freely. Click “…” and you can add images from your hard disk. Click “T” to input words, numbers, symbols, etc. Use “︿” and “﹀” to change the order the watermarks will show in the video if you add more than one watermark. The Size, Location and Transparency of the watermarks can be adjusted as you need.

Add watermarks

vi

Subtitle Setting

You can click “…” button to add external subtitile. After you import your subtitle file, you can set these options like “Font”, “Size”, “Effect”, “Color”, “Position” and “Subtitle Encoding” as you want. Or you can click “Search subtitle” button to look for the corresponding subtitle file from website. The very recent version added “Style” for your choice to make thre subtitle look more unique in the video. Adjust the “Transparency” and the “Location” by drag their respective slider. Click “Top”, “Middle” or “Bottom” button if you need an elaborate adjustment.

subtitle

4

Video Downloader

This program is equipped with a Video Downloader that enables you to grab online video to local drive. Also, this tool is capable of detecting and downloading online streams automatically. It’s workable on most of popular video sites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc. Plus, you’re allowed to choose desired quality for downloaded video like 4K and HD by dropping down the menu next to address bar.

i

Download video automatically

Go to “Download” tab and enable video detector at bottom of the interface. Open the site that presents the video you want to download. It will start working very soon.

ii

Download video manually

You can also paste video URL on address bar directly, and then press the button of “Add to download” to start downloading.

video downloader

5

Screen Recorder

If the online video is protected from downloading, the built-in Screen Recorder will be serviceable. You can make use of the recorder to capture online streams as well as screen activity happening on your screen.

i

Enter the tab of “Record” and configure recording settings according to your preferences.

ii

Drop down “Audio input” and choose a desired sound source like system sound, Microphone or both.

iii

Select a preferred recording mode in “Record” menu.

Tips: There’re multiple recording modes available in this tool including full screen, region, webcam, around mouse, and even only audio. You can customize recording area at any size you want.

screen recorder

6

MV Maker

This converting program also comes with a MV Maker that can help you make a fantastic photo movie. It offers multiple amazing transition effects for each picture. Absolutely, you can also customize background music and size for your MV.

Press “Make MV” then load the pictures in program by clicking “Add pictures”. Create animation effects for the pictures with the given transition animations at right part. Insert BGM for your MV in the tab of “Music”. Next, go to “Size” tab and set video resolution and size. When you have finished the above steps, click “Preview” to check your MV. Last, click “Save MV” to save your work in hard drive.

MV maker

7

Media Player

The Converter has a built-in player, which is convenient for you to play the files and check the effects after your editing.

Click “Play” or “Stop” button to play the files, and you can adjust the volume freely. You can click Magnifier image to maximize the media player window and adjust volume, subtitle, and full screen respectively.

Media player

Tips:

Take Screenshot – The program supports taking snapshot at any time during preview to store your favorite video images. Please choose a video file in the file list, and click Play button in the preview window to play the video file. When it plays to the image you favor, click “Take Screenshot” button to store the current image in the snapshot folder. You can click “Open Folder” to open the snapshot folder.

Take screenshot

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How-to & Troubleshooting & FAQ

Please refer to the frequent asked question listed below to solve your problem before contacting our technical support.

Q: How to disable the audio or add additional audio in output file?

A: You just need to click the Audio Track button and select No audio to disable it or select Add audio… to add additional audio stream.

Audio track

Q: How to get higher video quality?

A: The output video quality is decided by many factors, such as source file quality, output format, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, and so on.

If you don’t mind, please change another format for a try or make the values of resolution, bit rate and frame rate larger.

Output parameters

Note:

It takes longer time to convert a video if the parameters are larger. So to get a higher quality will slow down the conversion speed more or less.

9

Technical Support

Contact Us

Any time that you need help while using Apowersoft products, please contact our support team at support@apowersoft.com or submit your request via the online form, our customer service staff will give you a response within two (2) working days.

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  • Purchased video converter studio and got ripped off. 1G VOB file only converted to 16 seconds. re-installed software, same problem. I would like my $40 back.
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    • Hi, I am very sorry for the delay and inconvenience. Would you please contact us via support@apowersoft.com. Our technical support will process your issue for you as soon as possible.
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  • This is a garbage TRIAL version. The option to select an output format is not in the trial version. Of what value do you perceive there is in converting an mp4 to a copy that is also mp4???
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    • Hi, sorry, I don't know what happened to you and you rushed to the conclusion by saying it's "a garbage Trial version". I wish to know the details.:) This Manual is workable for both trial and paid version. Trail version has its limits, for example, output 1/3 length of the original file. As to your question "Of what value do you perceive there is in converting an mp4 to a copy that is also mp4???", I should say pictures in the manual are just for helping users understand the words more easily not mean converting an mp4 to a copy that is also mp4. Btw, there is something that I should make clear is that file conversion can reduce file size to a smaller one better suitable for portable devices. Anyway, I'm sorry if the software makes you upset. If you want to free convert your file, the online service is available here. https://www.apowersoft.com/free-online-video-converter
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