I use the video function of my ancient SONY DSC T10 to make short (3-10 minutes) one-shot movies of my students doing speaking exercises in my English class. On a given day, this can mean 5-10 little videos.
The camera output is mpg 640x480, and I convert the films to mp4 320x240, so I can send them to the students as email attachments. Of course the sound quality has to be good since the students have to be able to hear themselves.
After bringing the movies into my computer with USB, I generally just use winFF. When I forget to turn the lights on in the classroom, I use Corel VideoStudio to correct the overly dark results.
Video to Video Converter (I used the zip version) did the whole job easily and quickly. The fact that it does batches is great, and the built-in ability to modify the brightness, saturation, contrast, hue, and VOLUME(!)- while taking a bit of fooling around to determine the "right" levels - is a BIG plus for my purpose. The whole "correction" process was much faster than with VideoStudio and the results were just as good.
However, even selecting the lowest quality didn't have any appreciable impact on the file size, which was uniformly too big for my purpose. They were all 6-7mb, and I need them to be 1.5-3 or so.
In the end, I still had to run the four movies I'd converted with Video to Video through winFF to reduce the file size. This only took a minute or so, though, so the whole process really worked quite efficiently.
I have to confess that I really didn't spend a great deal of time looking around to try to find a setting that would make the files as small as I wanted.
All in all, I was very happy with Video to Video Converter. If I can figure out how to get the file size down, I'll be even happier.
Review by jgg
May 7, 2013 Version: 188.8.131.52
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10
Value for money: 10/10