AVI is a very popular video format that is supported by the majority of media players. You may have got some AVI files from your digital camcorders or download from the internert, and now that you may want to edit or play the AVI files on Mac. However, Mac's AVI support is not that good and Mac user may suffer stuttering playback and other issues. Actually, Apple only supports a couple types of seldom-used AVI file: "Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ULAW, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format". If your AVI files are much more common AVI file type, encoded with a codec that QuickTime can't recognize, like DivX, XviD, you'll need to convert AVI to MOV or other Mac compatible formats for further editing or playback.
Most Effective Way to Convert AVI to QuickTime MOV on Mac
If you are looking for a tool to convert AVI video to QuickTime MOV, EaseFab Video Converter for Mac must be the best choice to achieve this. With only a few simple clicks, you will get a MOV video from AVI without any quality loss. Then you will be able to edit your video on Mac with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE or play them on iPhone or iPad at will.
* Convert AVI to QuickTime MOV with three simple steps.
* Support to convert videos between any two common formats, such as AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, WMV, FLV, VOB, 3GP, M4V, etc.
* Export optimized presets formatted in .MOV with professional encoders - Apple ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC), DNxHD, etc.
* Edit your AVI videos before convertings them with built-in video editing tools, like Trim, Crop, Add Effects, etc.
* Extract audio from AVI files if you want.
Guide to Convert AVI to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X
Step 1. Load AVI files to the program
Drag & drop the AVI files to the Video Converter for Mac. Alternatively, you can click "Add Video" button to select the videos and import them to the program. This application supports batch conversion, so you can add more than one file at a time.
Step 2. Specify MOV as the output file format
Click the "Profile" drop down list to select "MOV" from "Commoon Video" category as the output format. Before conversion, you can click the "Settings" icon to customize the video/audio settings including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc for iMovie, Final Cut Express.
Tip: If you want to convert AVI files for editing in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, etc. editors, you can choose the corresponding preset from "Editing Software" category. If you want to put the output MOV files on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV or other popular portable devices for playback, you can choose the presets for iOS devices offered in the Apple category of format tray. Because the app has optimized the video settings for the output files, so the video could fit on your devices perfectly.
Step 3. Start the AVI to MOV Mac conversion
Hit the "Convert" button and let this smart Video Converter for Mac do the rest for you! This app is specifically designed for Mac users. It works quite well on iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air running Mac OS X 10.5 and above (Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion included).
What's more, for your convenience, the Mac application offers some useful edit functions. You can crop video frame size, trim, apply cool effects to videos and so on. To get more details about this, you can go to the User Guide of Video Converter for Mac.