VideoPier

VideoPier 1.2

Watch camcorder MPEG2 clips on your Mac

VideoPier allows you to play MPEG2 files from your camcorder onto your Mac. View full description

PROS

  • Import and export movies
  • Preview on your Mac
  • Works with iMovie '08

CONS

  • Can only export to QT

Good
7

VideoPier allows you to play MPEG2 files from your camcorder onto your Mac.

Once your camcorder is connected to your Mac and the application is open you'll be able to preview all your videos straight from the VideoPier interface. You can choose from both the embedded player and full screen.

VideoPier also lets you copy files from your camcorder to your Mac and import clips afterwards. If you want to use them later, whether in your iPod, on a DV camera or in iMovie, VideoPier can also export your videos to the adequate Quicktime format. It's a shame that the application doesn't offer more video formats to choose from though.

If you have iMovie '08 set up, you'll be glad to know that you can export clips to the application and even create events for them beforehand. That way clips will come in iMovie '08 already organized.

VideoPier is a niche product, as its sole purpose is to allow you to play MPEG2 camcorder clips on your Mac. Yet it is very useful if you use your camcorder and iMovie alot.

VideoPier is the missing link between MPEG2 camcorder and your Mac. It lets you visualize the clips on your camera that Quicktime would otherwise refuse to open. VideoPier lets copy them to disk, and export them to any format for viewing (iPod, AppleTV, iPhone) or editing (iMovie 06/08). It offer the following features:

  • Detect your camcorder and let you visualize all clips.
  • Copy files from your camcorder to your hard drive in their original format.
  • Import clips that have been already been copied to disk.
  • Create events for the imported clips (events are organized by year like in iMovie 08).
  • Visualize your clips, including their date.
  • Multi-clip playback in the embedded player or in full screen.
  • Export to any Quicktime format, to DV for iMovie 06, to the iPod/iPhone and Apple TV. In Addition, VideoPier will keep track of the exported file so you can alsways retrieve it later.
  • Export to iMovie 08

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VideoPier 1.2