Cisdem Video Converter User Guide

Rosa Reyes
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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; And 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  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.

Part 2  Activation (Optional)

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 3 Application Operating

After launch the Cisdem Video Converter on your Mac, the main window will be showing, you can see 3 features on the top menu: Convert video, Rip DVD and Download online video.

 

Part 3.1 How to convert videos to any format?

Step 1 Add videos

To add videos to the program, there are two methods:

1. You can directly drag and drop the videos into the blank place of the main interface.

2. Click "File" > "Add File(s)…" on the menu bar, then you can select the videos you want to convert from your local.


To delete the added videos, there are four mothods:

1. You can directly drag the target video out of the main interface to remove it.

2. Command click to select the target videos, press "Delete" on your keyboard.

3. Command click to select the target videos, click "Edit" > "Delete" on the menu bar.

4. If you want to directly clear all the added videos, click "Edit" > "Clear" on the menu bar.

 

Step 2 Edit Videos (Optional)

Before converting videos, you are allowed to customize the videos when you need. Click  at the right upper corner of the video, you can trim, crop, effects, rotate, watermarks, subtitles & audio, 3D effects on the video.

a. Trim

1. Select "Trim" on the tab.

2. Click  to play the selected file. Click to set the starting point of the playback. When the video gets to the place where you would like it to end,  click to mark the spot. The timer underneath the preview screen clearly shows this clip's starting point, finishing point, and length. If you want to back to the original, just click                                                      

3. You can also move the right and left markers of the playback progress bar to choose a specific part of the video to be converted. 
    

Tips: You might as well use  to make the editing more precise than ever. 
 

b. Crop 

1. In the Crop tab, check the box of "Enable Crop".

2. You can manually adjust the cropping area by dragging the central and surrounding handles.

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

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

c. Effects

1. In the Effects tab, check the box of "Enable Effects".

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

3. Set the degrees of brightness and contrast by resetting their respective control sliders.

4. 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 turn on the "Deinterlacement" switch.

d. Rotate

1. In the Rotate tab, check the box of "Enable Rotate". 

2. Each of the four buttons specifically represents one specific way to rotate or flip the video, they are Counterclockwise Rotation, Clockwise Rotation, Flip Horizontally, and Flip Vertically.

e. Watermarks

1. In the Watermarks tab, check the box of "Enable Watermarks". 

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

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

f. Subtitles & Audio

1. To add subtitles and select audio stream to the output video, please click "Subtitles & Audio" tab.

2. Choose your desired subtitle from the "Subtitles" drop-down list, If you need to add external subtitle, select "Load Subtitles" from the drop-down list, and choose the subtitle file (.srt file).

3. If you want to apply a different soundtrack, please make your choice in "Audio" option box.

   

g. 3D Effects

1. In the 3D Effects tab, check the box of "Enable 3D Effects".

2. Choose a 3D Type for the output video from the "3D Type" option box.

3. Set the 3D Depth by adjusting the little slider or click on the stepper.

 

Step 3 Select the 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 change the resolution of the output file by clicking 

Step 4 Convert videos

Click  to start the conversion.

Tips:

1. If you want to change output location, select the location you want to save the converted videos with "Output" option.

2. If you want to generate one video to combine all the videos in, just turn on  before conversion. 

 

Part 3.2 How to convert DVD to video formats?

Step 1 Add DVD

To add DVD to the program, there are two methods:

1. You can directly drag and drop the DVD into the blank place of the main interface.

2. Click "File" > "Add DVD" on the menu bar, select the DVD you want to convert to videos, and then click "Open" to wait the process of loading DVD.

Tips: Add DVD can only be done in Tab1 or Tab2 interface, Tab3 is not allowed. 


To delete titles of the added DVD, there are four mothods:

1. You could directly drag the target title from the main interface of the program to remove it.

2. Command click to select the target titles, press "Delete" on your keyboard.

3. Command click to select the target titles, click "Edit" on the menu bar, click "Delete".

4. If you want to directly clear all the added DVD, click "Edit" on the menu bar, click "Clear".

Step 2 Select the titles you want to convert

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

 

Step 3 Select the Output format

There are various output video formats supported to 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.

Tips:

1. If you want to change output location, select the location you want to save the converted videos with "Output" option.

2. When a DVD contains multiple titles, you can select to generate one merged video or separate videos by sliding on this button 

3. You are not able to edit video in a DVD, so if you want to edit your videos, we suggest that you can convert the DVD to digital formats and then edit it.
 

Part 3.3 How to download videos from YouTube?

Step 1 Copy video link/URL from YouTube

Step 2 Paste the link/URL to the address box

Step 3 Download the YouTube videos

Click  to start the downloading. You can find the downloaded videos in an auto-generated folder "Cisdem Video Converter" under Downloads.

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

 

Part 3.4 How to download videos from YouTube Playlist?

You might have your favorite songs or tutorial videos created in the form of playlist, but how can you get the urls of individual videos and access to download them with Cisdem? Cisdem Video Converter is not available for directly downloading videos from a playlist link, but you can do as follows to extract individual videos from YouTube playlist when you need.

Step 1 Copy one of the individual video link from a YouTube Playlist.

For example I want to extract the second video from a playlist, just right click this video and select "Copy Link Address".

Step 2 Run Cisdem Video Converter, paste the URL in the address box(blank space), and then delete the part that highlighted in blue.

Step 3 Click Download button   and start to downloading.

Tips: With the same steps, you are allowed to download the other individual videos from the playlist, please don't forget to delete the part "&list=xxxxxxxxxxxxx" from the playlist link when pasting in Cisdem Video Converter.

 

Part 4 Update Application

We always suggest users can keep using 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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Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.

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