Video Converter Factory Pro is a neat solution to all your video conversion needs. These needs grow exponentially with the number and variety of new devices that flood the market. This pro-like tool can convert from and to more than 150 video and audio formats – both individually and in batches – and includes support for all the newest portable devices available, including the new iPhone 6 family. To enhance its conversion capabilities, this application includes some editing functions, which – though far from being as “pro” as the program’s name might suggest – will help you improve your source videos, merge various videos into a single file, and correct some minor imperfections before converting them into their final format. You can drag and drop your source videos into the program’s main window or browse your system looking for specific video (and audio) files. Selecting the most adequate output format is equally simple, as you can rely on the program’s device-based format catalog that includes specific tabs for Apple, Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry, Nokia, and Sony most common and up-to-date products. All of these output profiles can be customized to better fit your needs and preferences. You can then save the newly created profile in the “Custom” section for future use. There is also a wide range of audio file codecs available for the output, which will allow you to extract the audio stream of any of your movies and save it in your favorite format.
You can trim and clip your videos prior to conversion to get rid of unwanted fragments or those unnecessary black bars that take up valuable screen space. You can also add interesting video effects to your source files in order to improve your viewing experience (higher contrast or sharper colors) or simply to give a more professional look and feel to your home videos (a black and white classy touch, an embossing effect, etc.). All these effects are equally easy to apply – just click on the thumbnails provided to check how each effect looks on your video and how it compares with the original, and then undo the last action if you are not completely satisfied with the results.
Video Converter Factory Pro offers much more than what many video conversion tools do, but it’s a bit short of actual professional tools to deserve the “Pro” tag in the name. Being halfway is not necessarily a bad thing, especially for those users who are afraid of too much technicality but require a minimum of editing functions. Trying it out is free, and that is something I can recommend to anyone looking for a versatile and intuitive video conversion tool.