iToolSoft HD Video Converter Review

iToolSoft HD Video Converter is one of the high-definition (HD) video converting software in the market. It can convert HD video files like AVCHD (mts, m2ts), H.264/AVC, MKV, MPEG-2(ts), DivX, HD WMV, MPEG-4, etc. It also has the ability to extract audio and capture pictures from video file. And create video out of the pictures…

iToolSoft HD Video Converter

iToolSoft HD Video Converter Features

  • Decode and encode HD Videos and DVs
  • High Converting Speed
  • Rich Video/Audio/Image Formats Supported
  • Conversion between Picture and Video
  • Flexible Settings to Simplify Your Conversion
  • Preview and Edit Video
  • Rip Audio and Take Screenshots
  • After-done Actions Available

Test Setup

CPU Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core processor QX9650
Motherboard GIGABYTE EP45-DS3
RAM 2 x 2GB Corsair Twin2X4096-6400C4DHX DDR2
Hard Drive 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s
Operating System Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Performance Results
The maximum video quality bit rate that iToolSoft HD Video Converter can support is 20Mbps. I took 2 video clips ~ 1920×1080 50p 28Mbps (50fps) and 1920×1080 50i 17Mbps (25fps) format to test. Both of them are coming from Panasonic HDC-SD700 HD Camcorder.

Source (m2ts)
1920×1080 50p 28Mbps (50fps) – (87.1 MB)
1920×1080 50i 17Mbps (25fps) – (29.54 MB)

Output (mp4)
1920×1080 50p 20Mbps (50fps) – 20100802_155253.m2ts.mp4 (71.88 MB)
1920×1080 25p 20Mbps (25fps) – 20100801_194823.m2ts.mp4 (23.88 MB)

1920×1080 50p 28Mbps
1920×1080 50i 17Mbps

It is easy to convert m2ts videos into Full HD H264 MPEG-4 AVC format. Just follow its online guide and you are ready to go. It took around 4 minutes 30 seconds to convert 30 seconds 50p video. And 1 minute 20 seconds on 25fps 50i video. Download above video outputs and play it with free Full HD player to see the video quality.

However, there are lot of issues that I found. No Real Media input format support. Ability to extract audio is not found. Create video clip from photos and segmentation failed (as above screen shot). Does not fully utilize quad-core CPU (only 30% usage when converting).

iToolSoft HD Video Converter is a so so video converter. It does its job but slow. And missing some promised features. Want to try it yourself? Download iToolSoft HD Video Converter at iToolSoft Website.



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