Category Archives: Video Production

macOS New app Release – Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 4.0.0

Product Announcements Cisdem of Madelia, Minnesota has released Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 4.0.0 with a refined output profile and support for more devices. The new interface will bring improved user experience.

Cisdem Video Converter is an easy-to-use and versatile video converter for Mac with four main functions: video conversion, video download, DVD ripping, and video editing. It supports all common video and audio formats as input and output formats. Users can convert video and audio files for playback on different devices with high quality and high speed.

“This upgrade brings a refined and improved output profile,” said Edward Riley, Cisdem’s project manager. “The new option Recently lists the recently used output formats for users to choose from. It doesn’t matter if users have no idea what formats their devices support. The output profile window lists common device types, brands, and models along with their supported formats. For example, to convert a video for iPhone XR, one just needs to navigate to the iPhone and select iPhone XR. It’s that easy.”

What’s New in Version 4.0.0?
1. Brand new interface
2. Refine the output profile and add support for more devices
3. Fixed some minor bugs

Main Functions
1. Convert videos and audios to all common formats with high quality
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac enables users to convert videos as well as audios to any common formats they may need for playback on devices such as iPhone XS, iPhone 8, iPad, Apple TV, Android devices, game consoles and more. It supports all common container formats and coding formats such as H.265.

2. Compress video file size and retain the quality
It can shrink video file size without quality loss. Users can easily compress videos for storing, sharing, uploading or other purposes.

3. Rip DVD to desired formats
Users can also use this Mac video converter to convert DVD and DVD folder to the formats they may need, such as MKV, MP4, and AVI.

4. Perform basic video editing tasks
Before converting videos, users can crop, trim or rotate videos if needed. It provides other editing functions such as Effects, Subtitles & Audios and Watermark.

5. Download videos from over 1000 websites including YouTube
The video download feature allows users to download 8K 4320p, 4K 2160p, HD 1080p, 720p and SD videos with high quality from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram, and over 1000 other sites.

Price and Availability
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 4.0.0 is available for download and purchase on the Cisdem website. Users can purchase a lifetime license for $49.99 USD and enjoy lifetime free upgrades. A free trial is available for download at the Cisdem website.

macOS App Giveaway – MacX Video Converter Pro

Product Announcements MacXDVD Software of Chengdu, China is commemorating its 9th anniversary, for which reason unlimited copies of MacX Video Converter Pro are given away. Every customer interested in MacXDVD’s grand anniversary giveaway is welcomed to join in the celebration, get the giveaway gift for free before May 31, 2019, and share the joy on the anniversary giveaway page.

Since MacXDVD introduced its first multimedia software to the market in 2010, tens of thousands customers have leveraged the power of its home-use software to bridge DVDs, videos and audios with their PCs, TVs, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and more, with no more restriction. This achievement owns to its unremitting endeavor in developing high-quality and truly customer-focused products. And now in its 9th year, MacXDVD has become a big shot in the multimedia software industry and has been thumbed up by over 200 million customers worldwide, spanning across the U.S.A, U.K, Japan, Germany, and many other regions.

Now as a way to continue that support and celebrate its 9th anniversary, MacXDVD awards its flagship MacX Video Converter Pro to all new and loyal customers. After repetitive updates over the past 9 years, the giveaway gift ushers in a new video converting era, giving customers ultimate control over 4K resolution videos, HEVC files and almost all sorts of video sources. The most recent breakthrough in level-3 hardware acceleration lets it enjoy absolute advantages in processing speed (conversion frequency reaches as high as 300fps) over other rivals and strike a perfect balance between the file size and output quality.

By far, the video converter is capable of making diversified video formats all-purpose. It can decode and encode various video formats, e.g. 4K to 1080p, MOV to MP4, AVI to MOV, HEVC to H.264, MKV to MP4, and more, so that video lovers can play them on media players, iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox, PSP or share them on YouTube, Facebook. It is skilled at basic video editing jobs and adjusting video resolution, codec, frame rate, bitrate or so for desired output quality and file size. To enter the contest, customers can just submit a valid email address to get the license code. There is no more condition attached.

To spark the 2019 anniversary celebration, MacXDVD Software also offers huge price cutting as high as 70% off. Customers can get its best-selling media suite inclusive of MacX DVD Ripper Pro, MacX Video Converter Pro and MacX MediaTrans for next to nothing, precisely at $49.95 only.

Pricing and Availability
MacXDVD 9th-anniversary giveaway takes place from now to the end of May 2019. All customers are eligible to win MacX Video Converter Pro for free. Step 1: Go to the anniversary giveaway page. Step 2: Enter a valid email address and click Get License Code, after which a license key will be presented to you in the pop-up window automatically. Step 3: Download the program and activate the license key as soon as possible.

macOS New App Release – iFlicks 3


Product Announcements  – Indie developer, Jendrik Bertram of Paderborn, Germany has released iFlicks 3, a major update of the popular iFlicks for macOS. iFlicks is the best and most complete video and metadata handling solution available for macOS. There is no easier way to add your video files to iTunes or Plex so you can watch them on your iOS devices or third-party media players.

iFlicks 3 is the third major release of iFlicks, which brings you a bunch of new features and improvements.

It is now possible to process videos containing HEVC content just as quick as H.264. Direct passthrough of HEVC tracks from mkv files to m4v now only takes seconds, just like it has always worked for H.264 tracks. This works just as quick for all your HD content, no matter if 4k or 1080p. Additionally, you can use iFlicks 3 to encode video tracks to HEVC. To make use of this feature you need at least macOS High Sierra, as it is the first version to natively support HEVC. On the newest generation of Macs, video encoding can even make use of the T2 Chip to perform encoding as fast as possible.

To provide even more flexibility to our power users, it is now also possible to create custom presets with different settings from the built-in ones. It is also possible to use these custom presets together with the immensely powerful rule system to create an even more customized workflow.

As an additional bonus iFlicks 3 has a tweaked interface incorporating countless improvements. The most notable ones being full Dark Mode support on macOS Mojave, as well as Touch Bar support for MacBook Pro.

Leading Metadata Handling

  • Automatic lookup for Movie and TV Show metadata
  • Finds beautiful Artwork, including squared Artwork for TV Shows
  • Automatic lookup for subtitles and chapter titles
  • Behavior completely customizable using extremely powerful Rules

Powerful Video Processing

  • Extremely fast and lossless passthrough for H.264 and HEVC
  • High-Quality encoding capabilities for H.264 and HEVC
  • Dedicated presets for Apple Devices like iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
  • HD support (4k, 1080p, 720p)
  • Encoding of Stereo and Surround Audio tracks
  • Supports all common video formats like mkv, mp4, m4v, mov, avi, mpg and many many more
  • Subtitle and Chapter support

Extensive Automation Possibilities

  • Support for Custom Presets based on user preferences
  • Watch Folders to pick up and automatically process files added to monitored folders
  • Extremely powerful rules to customize the complete workflow
  • AppleScript support for even more fine-grained control

Intuitive User Interface

  • Just drag videos to iFlicks and hit start to process the videos
  • Clean interface to get you started without distractions, Advanced functionality just a click away
  • Tightly coupled with iTunes. Just drag items from iTunes to iFlicks to update metadata

Language Support:
iFlicks supports English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokml, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese languages.

Device Requirements:

  • macOS 12.2 or later
  • iTunes 12

Pricing and Availability:
iFlicks 3 is available as a subscription and one-time payment version. The one-time payment version is available from the Mac App Store for US $34.99, the same price as iFlicks 2 before. Prices may vary by location.

The subscription versions are available from the Website and Mac App Store:

  • iFlicks Basic: $0.99 monthly, $9.49 annually
  • iFlicks Plus: $2.49 monthly, $18.49 annually

Special upgrade pricing will be in place for the yearly subscription versions:

  • 50% Off until end of February 2019
  • 25% Off until end of March 2019

macOS New App Release – Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 3.10.0


Product Announcements – Cisdem of Madelia, Minnesota has released Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 3.10.0. This update adds more than 20 supported sites to its video download function, which can already download videos from over 1000 sites including YouTube.

Cisdem Video Converter is an all-around video downloader, video converter, DVD ripper, video editor, and video compressor. It can download SD, HD and 4K UHD videos from more than 1000 sites including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Instagram, etc.

“Despite its name, Cisdem Video Converter is also a powerful video downloader,” said Edward Riley, Cisdem’s project manager. “The previous versions can already download videos from more than 1000 sites that provide video content. That includes all popular video sharing sites and social networking sites. It’s a very long list. And this update makes the list even longer. In addition to the newly added supported sites, the update has also fixed the download failure of some YouTube videos and improved the overall download performance.”

What’s New in Version 3.10.0

  1. Add support for more websites
  2. Fix the download failure of partial YouTube videos

Main Features of Cisdem Video Converter for Mac

  1. Download SD, HD and 4K UHD videos from more than 1000 sites
    Users can use this Mac video converter to download videos, individually or in batch, from YouTube, Facebook and many other sites with high speed and high quality.
  2. Convert video and audio files to various formats without losing quality
    This video converter for Mac supports all common video and audio formats as the input format and output format. It allows users to easily convert videos and audios, individually or in batch, to make them perfectly compatible with media players, iPhones, Android devices, video editing software, video-sharing platforms, or for other purposes.
  3. Convert DVD and DVD folder to MP4, AVI, MP3, MKV, etc.
    It is also able to rip DVDs and DVD folders to different video or audio formats so that these movies and series can become easily available at your fingertips.
  4. Compress video size and help save disk space
    This app can also help users shrink video file size and save storage space. It will downsize video files with minimum quality loss.
  5. Crop, rotate, watermark videos and perform other basic editing tasks
    It can also do some basic video editing such as merging, trimming, cropping, rotating, watermarking, adding subtitles, adding effects, etc.

Price and Availability
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 3.10.0 is available for download and purchase on Cisdem’s official website. You can get a lifetime license with $49.99 with lifetime free upgrades. A free trial is available on the Cisdem Video Converter for Mac website. To get more information about Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac, please visit the Cisdem Video Converter for Mac website.

macOS New app Release – Sapphire 2019

Product Announcements – The newest version of the post-production industry’s most renowned, high-end visual effects plug-in suite Sapphire 2019 is now available. Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX of Boston, Massachusetts, the award-winning plug-in developer, delivers powerful new creative effects to editors, VFX artists, and motion graphics artists.

“The new release takes Sapphire’s legendary LensFlare effect and Flare Designer and completely reimagines it,” states Brian Fox, Director of Product Marketing, Boris FX. “The end result is a slick user-friendly interface with increased functionality, a new preset browser integrated directly into the Flare Designer, over 27 new professionally designed presets, and a new easier component workflow to quickly create complex flares.”

Fox continues, “New effects and transitions like PixelSort, a trendy effect popular in glitch art, and WhipLash, a swish pan transition on steroids, have been added for even greater creative freedom. And significant updates to Mocha’s integrated masking and tracking tools and GPU-boosts make Sapphire 2019 a must-have for time-strapped editors and artists.”

“I’m really excited about Sapphire 2019,” says Ra-ey Saleh, Editor/Colorist. “The new WhipLash transition, a kind of suped-up swish pan effect is the next big, fun transition you’ll see all over TV!”

“The improvements to the Sapphire Flare Designer make modifying and customizing the new flare presets a breeze,” notes Alejandro Brubaker, Creative Director at “The perfect lens flare can add so much value to a shot. I can’t wait to start using them!”

New in Sapphire 2019:

New! Lens Flare Designer: Hollywood’s favorite photorealistic lens flare designer has been completely overhauled and redesigned with a fully customizable UI, a new flare component workflow, and tons of new presets designed by the pros.

New! PixelSort: A trendy, digital glitch art effect perfect for music videos and highly-stylized looks.

New! WhipLash: A swish pan style effect in warp speed. Uses multiple copies of an image to travel through time further and faster. Features tons of advanced parameters for ultimate control.

New! Transition Presets for Builder: Retro multi-color shape wipes and organic transitions with a hand-drawn look are simple presets thanks to the new Animating Shape effect inside of Builder (Adobe After Effects(R) CC, Adobe(R) Premiere Pro(R) CC, Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic Resolve, and Blackmagic Fusion only).

New! Mocha Essentials Workspace: Simplifies the power of Mocha with an updated interface, new magnetic spline tool with edge-snapping, a new freehand spline tool, new preset geometric shapes tools for easier effect masking and rotoscoping, and support for high DPI monitors.

New! Fastest Sapphire Ever: Improved GPU performance (NVIDIA CUDA only) with significant speed increases for some hosts.

Pricing & Availability:
Sapphire 2019 supports popular video host applications including Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Flame family, and OFX hosts The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve and Fusion, and Magix VEGAS Pro. Full license, upgrade, and subscription options can be purchased through

Multi-Host Option (includes all supported host plug-ins: Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, OFX)
Single license: $2795
Upgrades start at $895
Annual subscription: $895

Individual Plug-in Host: Choose one: Adobe/OFX, Avid, Autodesk
Single license: $1695
Upgrades start at $495
Annual subscription: $495

Sapphire 2019 is also available as eight individual effect category units: Adjust, Blur & Sharpen, Distort, Lights, Render, Stylize, Time, and Transitions. New licenses start at $195. Upgrades from previous versions are $99.Sapphire is available through the website.

macOS New App Release – VideoProc 3.0

Product Announcements – Digiarty Software of Chengdu, China, an industry-leader of multimedia software developer, today announced with proud the debut of VideoProc 3.0, the most competent product ever with full support for GPU acceleration for all Windows and Mac users. The program blends 4 “the best of its kind” video tools into a unique span-new build, namely an HD/4K video editor, a media converter, an online content downloader, and a desktop & iPhone recorder.

“VideoProc is by far the most powerful software we’ve ever created to edit, convert, compress, record, and adjust videos. We’ve embodied a slew of next-generation technologies in it, including the world’s unique Level-3 Hardware Acceleration tech relied on Intel, Nvidia and AMD, as well as support for 4K/8K resolutions, HEVC and 3D,” said Jack Han, CEO of the company, “It has almost all users’ needs covered related to video processing with fluid experience – it is a future product and the beginning of our following plans. The program (both for Windows and Mac) now goes live from today.”

Edit & process 4K/HD videos, DVDs, and more:
VideoProc, as its name indicates, gives a focus on processing videos. This is not limited to format changing but also touches on virtually every aspect of “entry-level” editing like cutting, merging, cropping, subtitles adding, rotating, watermarks, and effects. With a specialized ToolBox, the program also offers “professional-grade” options to deshake, denoise, make GIF, correct lens distortion, etc. for enthusiasts, creators or anyone trying to make exquisite videos at one go. All features are engineered with a special care on modern video content such as 4K UHD videos, highly-compressed HEVC files, footages @ FHD 60fps, 120fps, Raw recordings from GoPro, DJI, DSLR cameras, iPhone, other popular devices.

The built-in transcoding engine takes care of a mish-mash of media types and formats, freely converting videos, DVDs and audio files among H.265, H.264, MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, and 420 popular formats. An all-encompassing presets library makes media perfectly fit the latest mobiles, TVs, online sites and social media. Full control over the bit rate, resolution, quality, GOP, encoding mode, etc. is at users’ fingertips for further customization. It’s a one-stop solution for polishing footages shot with drones, making family travel videos, compressing GoPro 4K clips for social media, sharing game walkthroughs, becoming a YouTube star, and more.

Full GPU acceleration makes 4K processing fast and smooth:
Pioneering the unique Level-3 Hardware Acceleration technology, it’s the only software on the market that applies full Intel, Nvidia, and AMD GPU accelerations throughout processing, bringing the speed to 47x real-time faster. Together with advanced technologies like Auto Copy and High-Quality Engine, it runs up to 5x faster than rivals with top quality while keeping the system cool and brimming with power. The program actually covers 98% of daily used features. Other features include:

  • Video downloading – Free download videos, playlists, 4K/8K UHD clips, audio, etc. from 1000 online sites. It offers super fast speed and 100% intact quality.
  • Recording – Capture screen, webcam, and iPhone with audio. Record picture in picture, add texts or outlines, adjust flexible recording settings, and more.

“We created VideoProc in responding of the deluge of video content and rapid evolution in HD, UHD resolutions that create too much burden to process cost-effectively and swiftly,” added Jack Han, “With the single tool, users gain all the features they require for everyday video tasks. They don’t need to shell out big bucks and go through the intimidating learning curve for presumer tools. Simply start editing right out of the box.”

Pricing and Availability
VideoProc 3.0 is available now worldwide for users on Windows 10/8/7/Vista and macOS Mojave or earlier. Officially priced at $59.90 (USD), a full license is now half off at $29.95, together with various flexible license options offered at steep discounts in celebration of its grand release. Check the details at VideoProc Official Page.

macOS New App Release – Videux 1.2

Product Announcements – Half8Fish LLC of Boca Raton, Florida has released Videux version 1.2 for macOS. Videux is an organizer, player, and workflow assistant for video that is highly optimized to get tens of thousands of videos organized and ready for editing. Videux is an indispensable tool for stock videographers and people with large video libraries.

With effective organizational features, Videux can handle just about any video collection with ease, tagging them with keywords, ratings, and flags. Videux keeps track of model releases, license agreements, metadata, and much more, making it easy to see at a glance the state of your video library. This free upgrade is packed with new features and functionality: transcoding, proxies, keywords enhancements, in/out points, markers and more:

  • Named markers and in/out points are now supported, and exported to Final Cut Pro X (Premiere Pro support coming soon). In/out points can now be used to trim clips. Markers can also be used to export still frames. In/out points and markers are shown on the player, and can be edited or deleted.
  • Keywording is significantly enhanced with keyword suggestions and auto-complete. Keywords can now be renamed globally. In the filter view, keywords now can scroll and there is a new search function to find keywords. This allows Videux to support tens of thousands of keywords.
  • Videux now supports transcoding of video clips, in batch. Transcoded clips are automatically added to the catalog. Major encodings and containers are supported, with more options on the way.
  • Users can now make proxies for better playback of difficult to play clips. An example would be a 4K MPEG2; on slower computers this format can be choppy. By creating a proxy, playback is smooth at all speeds, making it easier to review clips.
  • Trimming clips is now supported, and can operate on many sections of multiple clips. Trimmed clips are added to the catalog
  • Extracting still frames (JPG or PNG) is supported, in batch
  • A major database optimization means faster response when dealing with large catalogs
  • Added ‘add keyword’ shortcut and menu item
  • More file types supported
  • Like all of our new versions, this upgrade is free to existing customers

“If you’ve ever used Adobe’s Lightroom for stills, Videux offers similar functionality for video files: you can ingest and catalogue your footage, assigning star ratings and keyword metadata to make sure it’s searchable (and crucially, findable) in the future.” – Elliott Smith; News Shooter

Versions: Videux ships in three flavors: Videux Pro DL (full version, downloaded from, Videux Pro AS (full version, Apple App Store), and Videux Play LT (player only version, Apple App Store).

  • Videux Pro AS and Videux Pro DL:
  • Videux Pro AS and Pro DL versions include all of the following features:
  • Import by File menu or drag-drop
  • Import Final Cut Pro X or iMovie libraries
  • Import Premiere Pro Projects (Pro DL Version)
  • Player: Plays most modern video formats, more being added contiuously
  • Fast clip-to-clip movement
  • Multi speed playback, both directions
  • Fullscreen mode
  • Frame accurate timecode display
  • Skimming playhead
  • Set ratings and picked status
  • Collections
  • Can be nested
  • Default collection makes adding clips very fast
  • Keywording with autocomplete and suggestions
  • Freeform metadata
  • Detailed video info display
  • Track and attach licenses and releases
  • Action history
  • Powerful filter based search
  • Search text (includes metadata)
  • Picked status
  • Ratings
  • Keywords, search
  • Resolution
  • Frame rate
  • Directories
  • Collections
  • iMovie libraries
  • Final Cut Pro X libraries
  • Premiere Pro projects
  • License agreements
  • Model releases
  • Imports
  • Playlists
  • Any combination of clip types
  • Clips can repeated
  • Playlists can be fullscreen and loop for a kiosk
  • Export to Final Cut Pro X with keywords and metadata
  • Export to Premiere Pro or After Effects
  • Named markers and in/out points, exported to Final Cut Pro X
  • Transcoding of video clips, in batch.
  • Proxy generation, in batch
  • Trimming clips, in batch
  • Extracting still frames (JPG or PNG), in batch

Announcing Videux – Video Organizer, Player and Workflow Assistant

Videux Play LT: The Play LT version is different in that it includes primarily only the player portion of Videux, along with the ability to pick/cull, rate and sort video. The player includes the same features as the full versions, with multi-speed and fullscreen playback, and skimming playhead. Videux Play LT can be upgraded with in-app purchases to be equivalent to Videux Pro AS. Priced at just $4.99, Videux Play LT is the easiest to use, most enjoyable video player for the Mac.

System Requirements: 64bit Intel Mac running El Capitan, Sierra or later

Pricing and How to Buy:
Videux Pro DL – The full version, available as a download with a 7 day trial:
Videux Pro DL Introductory Pricing $99.99 (USD)

Videux Pro AS – The full App Store version:
Videux Pro AS on the App Store Introductory Pricing $99.99 (USD)

Videux Play LT – The player only version, with in-app purchases
Videux Play LT on the App Store Introductory Pricing $4.99 (USD)