My go-to video converter over last two years. While we face a wide range of conversion needs, we have several standard scenarios that represent the bulk of transcoding tasks:
* MTS (AVCHD at various bit rates) to WMV for transcription and internal distribution
* MTS or WMV to MOV for Mac folks
Key benefits that keep me coming back:
+Speed, including multithreading and utilization of Intel Quick Sync CPU-based acceleration, critical for our many laptop based tasks.
+Reliability and frequency of updates/fixes
+Simplicity with templates that are easy to construct
+Reasonable level of customization for the encoding schemes. Though the parameters for customization are limited to container/file format (MP4, M2TS, MPG, WMV, AVI), Video Format, Resolution, Aspect Ration, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Format, Sampling Rate, and Audio Bit Rate, the customization options within each output parameter meet our needs, and, because a broad range of folks with differing skill levels use the software, the simplicity/customization trade-off is worth it to us.
Few improvement areas:
-No lossless join option
-Output folder does NOT default to source folder, requiring frequent trips to the settings dialog, which is accessed via the not entirely obvious button with a gear icon on it.
IF the customization options meet your needs, highly recommended.
Review by El Supremo
Nov 10, 2013 Version: 6.7.4131_47226
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10
Value for money: 9/10