VisualHub

VisualHub is an excellent tool for converting video into various different formats, very useful if converting video for mobile devices and Windows PCs.

VisualHub

Note this is Mac software and therefore won’t run on Windows.

VisualHub bridges the gap between numerous complicated video formatting standards, and people that just want to get the job done.

The more I use it the more I like this tool more and more.I guess what I like about it, is that it works and importantly works fast.

The other day I created a video using iMovie. Just used the in-built iSight camera in my iMac, added a few photos and screenshots. I exported this as a full resolution Quicktime movie. I knew that the Windows PC it was going to be played on probably wouldn’t have Quicktime, so using VisualHub converted the seven minute video into a WMV file. This took less than two minutes (it may have been less than a minute it was that fast, I didn’t have the time to check how long it was taking). I then checked the WMV file on two separate Windows PCs, and it worked really well, the quality was still there from the original Quicktime movie.

Other videos I have converted for the PSP and my phone have also worked well, as has converting FLV (Flash video) files into a WMV format for putting into PowerPoint presentations (again this was on a Windows PC, I copied over the converted files).

I wonder how I use to work before VisualHub, it’s a great tool.

One Reply to “VisualHub”

  1. Hi All, It’s mid-December 2008 and VH is going away. Meanwhile, I’m trying to use MP4 files in iMovie and VH always generates an error message about pipe width having to be a positive number. Two questions: 1) Have you ever come across a worthy successor to VisualHub? 2) If not, is there a simple way to import iTunes tunes into iMovie? I used to use VH for everything. With Leopard, it’s getting sketchy.

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