Video Utilities

logoDo you have MP4 video that needs to be a Quick Time MOV?  Or do you have video on a SD card that you need made into a DVD? Or do you simply have some video file that won’t play on your computer? Studio 300 can help with our versatile video utility software resources. It’s easy to capture, burn, convert, copy, and share digital video.

  • HandBrake is a tool for converting video to nearly any format using today’s wide variety of video codecs.
  • Toast Titanium is a great tool to convert and burn video projects to DVD.  20110310102457281Take video from almost any source, convert them to other popular formats to use on your iPad, iPhone, HDTV, and more.

Both of these programs are easy to use – just drag and drop.  Advanced users will appreciate the ability to tweak options to improve encodes and burning.  Stop by Studio 300 and will show you how easy it is to use these tools (and many others).

-R vs +R

dvd_discsA common question we hear in Studio 300 is this: What is the difference between -R and +R blank DVDs? The general rule is to use -R for playable (video) DVDs and +R strictly for data disks. That said, the -R format is more common and will work with almost all DVD players and recorders. The +R format isn’t compatible with all players (except those made by Sony and Yamaha). Today the formats are generally interchangeable, but for the fewest problems and the most compatibility, we suggest that you use the -R format for all your DVDs.

Making a DVD at Studio 300? You can bring your own blank media, but we also sell blank DVD-R discs for 25 cents in case you forget.