Today multimedia content, especially videos, are becoming very important part of our life. We all have multiple devices with recording capability. Not only that number of such devices is increasing but they are becoming more and more complex. In very short period standard is moved from HD to 4K and now 8K is knocking on the door. With devices like GoPro even parts of our life which weren’t previously recorded are now recorded. Also, we are sharing videos more than ever – from having them on all our devices to sharing them on social networks.
Now imagine that you want to enjoy your personal videos recorded with GoPro or drone on your iPhone and show them to your colleagues at work. Well, you won’t be able to do that because of video format and parameter incompatibility. Not only that, your iPhone isn’t capable to reproduce many popular video formats like MKV, AAC or FLV. It is very probable that you won’t be able to watch a movie transferred from your PC on your iPhone. Same problems can happen even with music files transferred from another device.
The problems can be even in different direction. Videos recorded on iPhone are stored in new HEVC format which can’t be reproduced on non-Apple devices.
You can solve these problems by using specialized video processing software which can convert video files into a format that iPhone or other devices can reproduce. Among numerous programs we have tried VideoProc iPhone Video Converter appears to be one of the best. Read here how to convert videos to not only iPhone but to Android, camera, GoPro, drone, YouTube etc. supported formats.
VideoProc iPhone Video Converter is available for Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported) and Mac OS (Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS 10.14 Mojave).
Installation file for Windows version is about 47 MB. Installation process is simple and quick – it lasts less than 1 minute, and it doesn’t offer you much options to choose – just installation path and shortcut options.
When you lunch VideoProc for the first time it will scan your hardware and offer you information about supported conversion options. For this review have used a business level laptop from HP with Intel UHD 60 graphic card.
VideoProc has simple interface mainly consisted of white-gray shades and blue buttons. It is very pleasant, easy to use and quite intuitive. Even if you don’t have much experience with similar programs you won’t have a problem with using it.
Main screen is consisted of 4 big buttons which will lead you to four groups of functionalities:
Video future enables you to do video processing actions in manner which will be easy even for the beginners. Because VideoProc uses unique Level-3 hardware acceleration it can convert videos up to 47x faster using lossless video quality and with CPU usage to 40% lower than in other similar programs. Even large 4K UHD videos are converted smoothly.
As we previously said using VideoProc is very easy. To start you can simply drag and drop file you want to reproduce on iPhone or some other targeted device like Android phone. If you are not sure what format you need to choose to be able to play video on iPhone for example there is a great option to use. Simply click on “+” next to list of formats and windows with list of various targeted devices will be shown. They are grouped in categories like Apple device, Huawei device, Samsung device, Android device, Microsoft device, Sony device, YouTube video, Facebook video, HD video etc. When you choose specific category, you will have even more options to choose. There is around 420 device-specific profiles you can use.
Here is how Apple category looks like. You can see that you can target specific version of iPhone device which is helpful because there are differences in supported formats even between different versions of iPhones.
There are additional options which you can use. For example, you can different video effects, you can add subtitles to video (there is even an integrated subtitle search engine which is great for movie files), you can add watermark to video or do basic video and audio editing options like crop, cut, rotate etc.
When you are finished with editing you can start with conversion.
As you can see, if you don’t want to do audio and video editing you can convert any video to iPhone targeted format (H.264) in only few clicks. There is also bunch of other great features like converting iPhone video to GIF, adjusting frame rate, bit rate, resolution etc.
VideoProc enables you to download media content (both video and music) from more than 1000+ specialized web sites. Some of supported video and musict platforms are YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Vevo, Twitter, Dailymotion, SoundCloud etc. If you enter your YouTube or Vimeo account details, you can download your private videos or your Watch Later List.
Download process is simple. Just paste URL of web page containing video you want to download and click “Analyze”. Processor engine, which is regularly updated, will analyze the pasted URL and find all videos on the page. For each video found you will have option to download all available versions. If web site supports subtitles you will have option to add subtitles to video.
Unlike most online video downloading sites with VideoProc you will have option to download videos up to 8K quality.
Another great VideoProc feature is Recorder. With Recorder you can record your desktop screen, your web cam input or even both at the same time. Of course, sound recording is also supported. With it you can create tutorials, record gameplay along with your commentary, record chats and live streams etc.
Screen and Webcam recording has two options:
- Record screen while showing webcam
- Record webcam while showing screen
Depending on what do you choose your screen or webcam will occupy bigger part of screen.
Excellent feature is ability to access to paint tools during recording. With paint tools you can draw something or use standard objects like line and different shapes. You can also add annotations in different colors.
Off course in the Settings window, you can choose Recording Quality and select an output format (MP4, MKV, FLV, MOV, TS).
One more thing that I need to mention is possibility to record iPhone screen attached to computer without annoying red bar.
Free vs Pro version
Free (trial) version of product offers you all features that you can see in paid version but you can only convert max 5 minutes of each video or DVD.
Also, if you plan to use recording feature your output video will have the watermark.
What I like with VideoProc is that everyone can use it, from the first-time to advanced users. With it you can forget about incapability between your iPhone and other devices. Currently you can get VideoProc Full Filfetime version with 60% off discount here.