One of the most frustrating things about video work is conversion between one format and another. This typically comes up when you've finished your project. You export it, make a DVD and then someone says, "You should put it on the web/your website/YouTube." And this is when things get hairy.
What do you do when you have a huge Quicktime (.mov) file and you need it to be a small Quicktime file or maybe even an .mp4 or something else for the web? What you do is go to Visual Hub. Check it:
A quick look shows you two things. It's a simple interface and it has a lot of workable formats. You can convert to formats for all types and generations of iPods and other Apple devices. You can convert to .dv, .avi, .mp4, .wmv and even Flash video. And, as you might imagine, you can convert back from all these file formats as well. As such, it's also one of the best converters for moving video out of un-wieldy Windows formats like .wmv and .avi.
Unfortunately VisualHub is no longer available to the general public; the company that built and sold the product has discontinued it. However, the Digital Media Studio has it on all its macs.
So, if you have some video to convert, stop by and let us show you how. Or you can watch this video. And if you can get around the fact that the guy sounds like John Leguizamo, you can actually learn a lot about this awesome program: