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Simple Tutorial to Capture and Convert 8mm DV to 16:9 HD MP4

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I'm shooting 8mm DV Widescreen (16x9) with a Panasonic NV-GS400. My plan is to capture all my tapes onto Mac as DV AVI Type 2 for archive and also convert DV to HD MP4 with 16:9 aspect ratio for presenting on my projector and then playing on Apple TV. But I have a problem with correct aspect ratio when converting 8mm DV shootings to MP4. The converted files are automatically viewed as 4:3 Aspect Ratio but it should be 16:9.

After some initial tests, with the help of iMedia Converter for Mac, I successfully encode DV AVI to MP4 as 16:9 without loss in quality. The built-in editor tool provides some useful edit functions which enable you to enhance the video clips, including cropping, flipping, trimming, splitting, apply special effects, add subtitles and watermark. So I can easily convert DV movies to MP4 with vertical flipping or horizontal flipping. And one highlight I appreciate is the perfect audio and video synchronization technology the program use.

Want to edit DV movies in FCP, After Effect, Sony Vegas, etc? Want to encode DV AVI to DivX? Want to convert DV movies to DVD MPEG format? It's no problem! More than a DV to MP4 Encoder, the iMedia Converter for Mac can output more than 50 types of video formats, including MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV, etc.  

Below is a simple tutorial to convert DV to 16:9 MP4 with cropping and flipping. The 4-steps DV to MP4 conversion is time-saving and easy-to-handle. For windows user, you can turn to Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate.

1 Add 8mm DV shootings

Click "Add Files" icon to add your DV files from desktop or other folders. Or directly drag the DV files directly to the program window.

2 Choose MP4 as output format

Click "Output Format", choose "HD video>"H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" as output format.

You can also directly set your exact device from "Device" category as the output, such as iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, HTC, Android phones, etc.

3 Crop and Flip 8mm DV recordings

Click "edit selected task" icon in the main interface. Here, you can crop the unwanted part or black edge. Vertical flip or horizontal flip is available with one click.

Click "Crop" to set Aspect Ratio as 16:9 do you can encode DV to 16:9 MP4.

4 Start DV to MP4 conversion

Click "convert" button and the iMedia Converter for Mac will start to convert video from 8mm DV to 16:9 MP4 with HD quality fatly. This program is very efficient, and the progress bar will show you the percentage and remaining time.

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