Softpedia Editor's Review for Color7 Video Converter
Burn, convert, split and merge all your video files
Written by Sorin Cirneala on December 29th, 2011
Color7 Video Converter is a powerful video converter that is designed to be easy to use by every computer user. It can help you convert every type of video file into a format and size that is compatible with your portable device.
The program includes a lot of preset profiles that allow you to convert movies for mobile devices such as iPad, PSP, iPad or Pocket PC. Each profile is customizable, as you can change the video and audio codecs as well as the resolution of the video file. You can also create one or more custom profiles and save them in a certain category.
The interface of the program is quite simple and easy to use. You just have to load a video file, select the profile and click on convert. The program can also convert multiple files although this feature is not available in the trial version.
If you want to publish a movie on a website and you are worried that not all users have the required codec pack to view the file you can convert it to a Flash movie. The program transforms the video into a SWF file that can be rendered by most Internet browsers.
Before converting a movie you might want to remove some parts that are not relevant. This is why the program includes a trimming tool that enables you to preview the file and to set the time range that you want to keep in the converted movie.
The program needs about 13 MB of RAM and that does not change significantly during the conversion process. We are satisfied with quality of the output and with the time it takes to convert a video. In our tests, it took about 30 seconds to convert a 5 minute file to both MP4 and WMV.
The DVD burner featured by the application is optimized for the creation of video discs as it includes templates for DVD menus and allows you to customize each disc. If you add just one video file you cannot take advantage of this feature but it comes really handy when you put together a family vacation disc with many short clips.
The most prominent feature of the program and the main reason for you to try it is represented by the large list of preset conversion profiles.
Color7 Video Converter description
Here are some key features of "Color7 Video Converter":
· Burn videos in DVD/VCD/SVCD
· Convert AVI, DVD, VCD, SVCD, MPEG, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, MPEG 4, RM, RMVB, WMV and other video format
· Convert your movies in batch mode
· Live preview during conversion
· Capture from DV, WEB Camera, VCR, TV Tuner, and Analog Camera
· Split AVI, VCD, DVD or other videos into several ones
· Merge AVI, VCD, DVD or other videos in one movie
· Customizable video screen size, audio/video bit rate, frame rate
· Pentium 233 MHz
· 64 MB RAM
· 50M HD
· 30 days trial
· Encodes only first 5 minutes of each file
· The Duration setting is not available
· Nag screen