Cisdem Video Converter User Guide

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Traci
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Cisdem Video Converter is all-in-one video converter tool. It can convert almost all video and audio formats; rip DVD to all kinds of videos, audio and devices; download video and music from website; advanced editing features to ensure the ideal output video. To facilitate your use with Cisdem Video Converter, below are four main parts for you to get started.

 

Part 1  Get Started

Download & Install

1. You can download the installation package of Cisdem Video Converter from here.

Free Download

2. Install Cisdem Video Converter with the downloaded package.

Double-click the dmg file.

Drag the Cisdem Video Converter icon to Applications folder.

Activation

After installing the program, you need to activate the program if you want to use the full version features.

1. Go to Lauchpad or Applications folder, double click Cisdem Video Converter to run the program, and then click the key icon in the top right corner.

2. Copy-n-paste the license code into the popped-up window, click "Activate".

Part 2 Video Converter

As we all know that no video file is compatible with all the devices and players, so it is necessary to own a tool like Cisdem Video Converter, which can convert videos to any format to suit your needs.

1. How to convert videos to any format?

2. How to convert videos for iMovie?

3. How to convert video to audio for iTunes?

 

How to convert videos to any format?

If you are a Mac user, you will find that there are many videos that can be played on a Mac but not on a PC and vice versa. In such a case, Cisdem Video Converter will come in handy to help you convert videos to any format you like in the following simple steps.

Step 1 Select the Convet tab, and then you can import videos by dragging or dropping the target videos into the blank area of the main interface or clicking File > Add Files... on the top menu.


You can also remove the added videos by dragging the target video out of the main interface or selecting the target videos and pressing "Delete" key on your keyboard.

 

Step 2 Select a target Output format

There are various output video formats supported with Cisdem Video Converter, just click the icon, then you can select the desired format. If you want to convert multiple videos to the same format, you can directly click "Convert all tasks to" to select your desired format.

You can also make advanced settings of the output file by clicking  after the output format.

Step 3 Click  to start the conversion.

Tips:
1. The converted file will be saved under the path User > Movies > Cisdem Video Converter folder by default, If you want to change output location, you can click File > Save Convert Folder to... and choose another save location.



2. If you want to generate one video to combine all the videos in, just slide on  before clicking the convert button. 

Please note that when you slide on the Merge button, please click "Convert all tasks to" to choose or change the output format.

How to convert videos for iMovie?

iMovie is a free video editor developed by Apple and many Mac users like to use it, but it supports limited video formats for import. Therefore, having an efficient video conversion tool installed on your Mac seems to be imperative. Here is what you need to do to convert a video to a format supported by iMoive.

Step 1 Select the Convet tab, and then you can import videos by dragging or dropping the target videos into the blank area of the main interface or clicking File > Add Files... on the top menu.


You can also remove the added videos by dragging the target video out of the main interface or selecting the target videos and pressing "Delete" key on your keyboard.

Step 2 click the icon after the target video, in the drop-down window, choose Apple Software > iMovie on the left panel, and then select a format MOV, MP4 or M4V.

Step 3 Click  to start the conversion.
When the conversion completes, you can directly click the Check icon after the video thumbnail to fast locate the converted videos. If not, the converted video will be saved under the path User > Movies > Cisdem Video Converter folder by default. After finding the converted videos, you can then import them into iMovie to edit the video as you like.

Tips: If you want to change output location, you can click File > Save Convert Folder to... and choose another save location.

 

How to convert videos to audios for iTunes?

If you have a music video and want to extract the audio from this video to add it into your playlist, you can try Cisdem Video Converter to follow the below simple steps to convert the video to your preferred audio format.

Step 1 Select the Convet tab, and then you can import videos by dragging or dropping the target videos into the blank area of the main interface or clicking File > Add Files... on the top menu.

Step 2 click the icon after the target video, in the drop-down window, choose Apple Software > iTunes on the left panel, and then select your prefferred audio format.

Step 3 Click  to start the conversion.
When the conversion completes, the converted audio will be saved under the patch User > Movies > Cisdem Video Converter folder by default, you can then import it into iTunes to enjoy the music.

 

Part 3 DVD Ripper

Nowadays, more and more people choose to play the videos with digitial files instead of DVD disc, but what to do when you want to watch your old memories or old but precious movies from the DVDs? In such a case, you can choose to convert the DVD into any digital format with Cisdem Video Converter.

1. How to convert DVD to any format?

2. How to copy DVD to DVD?

 

How to convert DVD to any format?

If you want to convert the DVD to digital formats for safekeeping, the following steps will help you to get started.

Step 1 Import DVD

Navigate to the Rip tab, you can directly drag and drop the DVD folder into the blank place of the main interface or click File > Add DVD to add the DVD into the program.

Step 2 Mark the titles you want to convert

Normally a DVD contains several titles in it, the main titles and some short titles. You are allowed to select the titles you need to convert by ticking the check box at the left upper corner of the thumbnail.

Tips: When a DVD had multiple audio tracks and subtitles, you are only allowed to select one audio track or subtitles to rip, please correctly select the audio track and subtitles after loading the DVD disc.

Step 3 Select the Output format

There are various output video formats supported with Cisdem Video Converter, just click the "Convert all tasks to" to select your desired format.

 

Step 4 Convert DVD

Click  to start the conversion, when it completes, you can directly click the Check icon after the video to get into the save location of the converted videos.

Tips: When a DVD contains multiple titles, you can select to generate one merged video or separate videos by sliding on/off this button 
 

How to copy DVD to DVD?

If you want to copy a DVD to a new blank DVD disc or ISO/DVD Folder for playback, firstly you need to convert DVD to a video format with Cisdem Video Converter and then use Cisdem DVD Burner to burn the converted video into a blank DVD disc or ISO/DVD Folder, the following steps will explain you how to do that.

Step 1 Import DVD into Cisdem Video Converter

Navigate to the Rip tab, you can directly drag and drop the DVD folder into the blank place of the main interface or click File > Add DVD to add the DVD into the program.

Step 2 Check the titles you want to convert, and then pick an Output format by clicking "Convert All tasks to"

Step 3 Click  at the right lower corner to start the conversion

 

Step 4 Access the converted video files

When the conversion completes, a check icon will appear after the title, you can directly click the check icon to get into the location of the converted videos. 

Step 5 Import the converted videos into Cisdem DVD Burner and burn it into a blank DVD disc or ISO/DVD Folder.

You can reference the Cisdem DVD burner User Guide to learn how.

 

Part 4 Audio Converter

Besides video files, Cisdem Video Converter also supports converting music files, so if you don't have a music player that can support all the audio formats, own Cisdem Video Converter will help you to convert audio files to any format.

 

How to convert audios to any format?

Step 1 Import audio files into Cisdem Video Converter

Select the Convet tab, and then you can import audios by dragging or dropping the target audios into the blank area of the main interface or clicking File > Add Files... on the top menu.

Step 2 Choose an Output Format

There are various output audio formats supported by Cisdem Video Converter, just click the format icon after the audio, in the drop-down window, select "General Audio" on the left panel, select you preferred format from the list. If you want to convert all the audios to the same format, you can directly click "Convert all tasks to" to select your desired format.

Step 3 Click  at the right lower corner to start the conversion

When it completes, you can directly click the check icon to get into the save location of the converted audios. The path of the default save location is User > Movies > Cisdem Video Converter folder, but you can also click File > Save converted file to to change the save location.

 

Part 5 Video Editor

Besides converting videos, with Cisdem Video Converter, you can also edit the videos when you need. Click  at the right upper corner of the video, it will bring you to the edit window, you can trim, crop, effects, rotate, watermark, subtitle, volume on the video, click the Save button when you've done with the editing, click  to start the conversion, when the conversion completes, you will get the edited video file. Below are the introduction of all the editor tools.

a. Trim

1. You can click  to play the selected file. Move  and  of the playback progress bar to choose a specific part of the video.

2. You can also manually enter the Start Time and End Time to confirm the clip to be trimmed.                                      

3. To reset the start and end time back to the original, just click 
   

b. Crop 

1. Navigate to Crop tab, you can manually adjust the cropping area by dragging the central and surrounding handles.

2. You can also adjust the size and position of cropping area by changing the figures in those four boxes. 

3. You can select an output aspect ratio for cropping with four options: Keep Original Ratio, 16:9, 4:3 and Any.

4. To reset the video back to the original, just click 

 

c. Effects

1. Navigate to Effects tab, set the degrees of Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Tint, Temperature by resetting their respective control sliders.

2. Choose a special effect for the output video from the list in "More Effects" option box.

3. In this section, you also can find the deinterlacement feature, which can turn interlaced videos into a non-interlaced form, enhancing spectators viewing experience rather appreciably. And it is also quite easy to use. Just need to check the box of "Enable Deinterlacing".

4. To cancel all the effects and reset the video back to the original, just click 

5. If you want to use the same effects on all loaded videos, you can click  after finishing the settings.

 

d. Rotate

1. Navigate to Rotate tab, each of the four buttons specifically represents one specific way to rotate or flip the video, click the button as your requirement.

2. To reset the video back to the original, just click  

 

e. Watermark

1. Navigate to Watermark tab, you are allowed to add any text watermark or image watermark to the video.

2. Text watermark: select the "Text type", type the content in the box, pick its font and color by clicking  and  , and set its position and degree of transparency. 

3. Image watermark: select the "Image type", click  to choose the image to be used as a watermark, and set its position and degree of transparency.

4. If you want to use the watermark on all loaded videos, you can click  after finishing the watermark.

 

f. Subtitle

Navigate to Subtitle tab, and then you are able to select embedded subtitles the video includes or import an external subtitle files from your local drive.

Tips:

1. Cisdem Video Converter supports .srt, .ass and .ssa subtitle file.

2. The Subtitle feature is not available while converting DVDs. 

 

g. Volume

1. In some cases, the voice of the original video is too loud or too low, if you want to adjust it, you can navigate to Volume tab, slide the volume bar as you like.

2. In addition, if you want to add “Fade In” effect at the beginning of the video or add “Fade Out” effect at the end of your video, tick the option “Fade In” or “Fade Out” and then select the duration.

 

Part 6 Video Downloader

Step 1 Copy the video links/URLs from video website.

 

Step 2 Paste the link/URL into the address box, press Enter on your keyboard or click  after the address box, Cisdem Video Converter will start to fetch the video information and display it in the interface.

Tips:

1. In addition to the URL of individual video, you are allowed to paste the URL of playlist to directly download the videos from a playlist.

2. If you need to paste URLs in bulk, you can click File > Input URLs, and then paste the URLs in the following blank box. Please paste one URL per line, and you can switch to a new line by pressing Option+Enter.

Step 3 Select an output format you'd like to download.

Normally Cisdem will help you to auto select a proper video format with the highest quality, you can also click  to select another output format to download.

Note:

1. Cisdem will download the source video file from the online website, if the downloaded file is not compatible with QuickTime or Music, you can use Cisdem Video Converter to convert the downloaded files.

2. Apple software is not compatible with Mp4(av01), so if you want to play the downloaded video files with Apple software, you are suggested to select the output format as Mp4(avc1) instead of Mp4(av01).

 

Step 4 Download the YouTube videos

Click  to start the downloading. The downloaded videos will be saved in an auto-generated folder "Cisdem Video Converter" under Downloads folder.

But you are also allowed to change the save location of the downloaded video by clicking File > Save Download Folder to...

In addition to YouTube, you can also download videos and musics from 1000+ video-sharing sites, including Facebook, VEVO, Vimeo, Dailymoon, etc.

 

Part 7 Video Player

Cisdem Video Converter has a built-in video play that allows you to play any format in one place, in the following steps, we will instruduce you how to use it to play any format videos.

Step 1 Import the videos into Cisdem Video Converter

Click File > Add Files... to upload a video file from our local drive or simply drag and drop the target video into the program's interface.

 

Step 2 Play the video

Click the play button on the thumbnail of the target video, then it will bring you into a video play window, here you can pause or stop the video, adjust the volume and capture the images by clicking 

Tips: You can click File > Save screenshot to... to change the save location of the screenshots, also you can click File > Show screenshot in Finder to fast locate the screenshots.

If you want to play videos with more personalize settings, you can download and install Cisdem Video Player, which is totally free for the playback of videos.

 

Part 8 Update Application

We always suggest users to use the latest version of the program.

When you launch Cisdem Video Converter, Cisdem will auto check for updates.

Also, you can click Cisdem Video Converter > Check for Updates… on the left top menu bar to manually update it.

 

 

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Traci Gordon has worked as a tester in a software company for 8 years, she believes that the best software should be a tool that can help users accomplish what they need with the simplest steps.

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