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Top 5 Free Video To Gif Converters

Top 5 Free Video To Gif Converters

What’s GIF? It’s a lossless format for image files that supports both animated and static images. So convert a video file into a short GIF file will make it smaller and easier to manage. There are many free online converters and apps can convert video to GIF, I review and collect 5 Video to GIF converters for you, they are clean and easy to use.

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What’s the advantages of GIF file?

  1. GIF files have relatively small file sizes; this means that they can be used easily online for Blog, Website, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  2. GIFs supports transparent backgrounds, so you can make a professional look to your website with an animation over a different background.
  3. GIFs is that can show something in a better way than would normally be possible as they can show emotions and movement which a still image may not be able to, this might also be helpful when creating tutorial animations.

#1. EzGif

EzGif video to gif converter

EzGif is the most versatile online service which provides many unwanted options to create the GIF image. This is only suitable for those users who know about video editing and doesn’t have any problem to go through the long complex processes. After conversion, you can even crop the GIF image, resize it or change the speed of GIF image.

#2. Makeagif

Makeagif video to gif converter

Makeagif is actually a dream world for a GIF lover, with thousands of GIF images on the website, it allows you to create GIF images in very simple steps. Upload the photo, set timing for your Image, loop and ratings for your GIF image and hit the convert button to start the conversion process. Once the GIF image is created, you can either download it or share with your friends on different social networking websites.

#3. Imgur

Imgur video to gif converter

This last option is only useful for those users who want to create GIF images from the online video sharing websites such as YouTube, Dailymotion or Vimeo. Simply copy the link of the video from any website and select the start and end time. The only option that you can use is the addition of the text on a video in Video to GIF by Imgur.

#4. TunesOver

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TunesOver is a perfect and a great desktop application available for both Windows PC and Mac OS X that will convert any type of the video into GIF image. You don’t need to have the internet connection to convert the video and the best part is that you don’t have to upload the private videos. In other words, it is a great tool from the security point of view. The GIF maker feature is located in the tool kit of the TunesOver and it provides most useful and perfect options for output GIF images. You can change the output size of the GIF image, frame rate of the image and can also change the start and end time to cut the GIF image from the video. Last but not the least feature of the TunesOver is that it will work with any video format.

#5. Imgflip

Imgflip video to gif maker

Top in the list is an amazing service provided by one of the most famous image hosting website, Imgflip. One feature which differentiates this tool from remaining services is that you can also convert the YouTube videos to the GIF images. Simply paste the address of the YouTube and it will automatically convert it to the GIF image. Moreover, it provides many options to change the frame rate, speed, and size of the video, but these options are only available for the pro version.

Download Top 10 popular Halloween Movies from YouTube to computer

Download Top 10 popular Halloween Movies from YouTube to computer

“Trick or treat”. Yeah! Today is Halloween. Happy Halloween Day! Tthis is my favorite holiday! Scare, Candy, Pumpkin and Fun.

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And here is my favorite list of the top 10 popular Halloween Movies on YouTube. Share for you.

  1. The Exorcist: A mother decides to seek for the help of two religious men to exorcise a demand possessing her daughter.
  2. Demons: A ronin warrior gets robbed and decides to get his revenge by setting off on a deadly mission.
  3. The Shining: This is about a trip that was taken by a family and the creepy things that they were made to endure.
  4. The Ornate Lock: A movie where creepy things start occurring as a result of a door being opened in an old haunted bungalow.
  5. Alien: Upon receiving a call for help from a planet that is not known, the ship decides to head to earth only to notice that an alien has gotten on board.
  6. Diabolique: Two women dating a head-teacher come together to kill him but the corpse vanishes after the deed is done and the women begin to experience strange things.
  7. Frankenstein: This is a movie about a scientist who creates a creepy being from the parts of dead humans.
  8. Night of the Living Dead: This is a movie about a cluster of people who must do everything to escape a zombie attack in a farmhouse.
  9. Psycho: A secretary who rips her institution of a huge sum of money ends up in a hotel manned by a man who is controlled by his creepy mother.
  10. Faust: This is a movie about a wager between Mephisto and God.

If you want to save these YouTube movies to your computer, here is a step by step guide for you. What you need is this YouTube downloader, it’s available on Windows and Mac. And I will take the Mac version as a sample in this guide, the Windows version is almost the same, I’m sure you can handle it. Now, let’s start the guide to download the Halloween movies to computer.

Step 1. Download and install the YouTube Downloader, and then run the YouTube Downloader.

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Step 2. Launch your Safari web browser. Go to youtube.com and find the Halloween movies you want to save to computer. You can use Firefox or Chrome, IE explorer web browser as well.

Step 3. YouTube Downloader will detect the Halloween movie automatically and show a Download button at the top left corner. Click it to download the Halloween movies to your computer. That’s all. It couldn’t be easier to save YouTube videos to computer like that.

How to use iMovie to speed up video

How to use iMovie to speed up video

iMovie is the best free video editing software on Mac. Many youtuber and bloger use it to make awesome videos for their channel. And I will share a tip here to show you how to use iMovie to speed up video.

Step 1. Launch iMovie, double click the video clip in the Project Browser to bring out the inspector window.

Step 2. Here you will see a speed slider. Drag it to the left will make the video slower, or to the right to speed up the video.

Speed Up Video with iMovie

Step 3. After you get the right speed, click ‘Done’ to save the video.

 

Although iMovie is a good video editor, but it’s a little bit simple. If you want to a more professional video editing software. This filmora is your best choice, it built-in 100+ Unique Effects and Filters to help you make professional videos easily. And here is how to use filmora to speed up video.

Step 1. Download and install Filmora, it’s available on both Mac and Windows system. And then run it.

Step 2. Drag and drop a video into Filmora, double click it to open the Video Inspector panel.

Speed Up Video with Filmora

Step 3. Drag the Speed slider to speed up your video. You can preview the video to make sure you get the right speed. And then click “OK” to save the video, done.

How to download Facebook videos to Mac

How to download Facebook videos to Mac

Facebook Videos

Download videos from Facebook to Mac is so easy when you get the right way! The tool you need is this Facebook Video Downloader (also named as iTube Studio). I have tried many video downloaders, and this one supports Facebook videos greatly. And it runs smoothly on my Macbook Air.

Here are some advantages of the Facebook Video Downloader

  1. One Click to download Facebook videos.
  2. Compatible with all types of Web browsers including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, IE.
  3. Not only a Video Downloader, but also a Video Converter. Convert Facebook video to AVI MP4 WMV MKV for editing or burning to DVD, etc.
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Now, let’s start the guide to download Facebook videos to your Mac.

 

Step1. Install Facebook Video Downloader

After you download the Facebook Video Downloader installer to your Mac. Double click it, check out the browser option you often use, e.g. Safari, Firefox, Chrome during the install process.. Launch it and you will see the software interface as follow:

Facebook Video Downloader

 

Step2.Download Facebook Videos

My favorite web browser is Safari. So I will take Safari as sample in this guide. The operation steps for Firefox or Chrome are the same.

Open Safari and go to facebook.com, login your account and go to Photo category, you will see Facebook videos by click the ‘videos‘ link of ‘See All‘. And you will see a Download button in the top right corner of the video.

Download Facebook Videos

Click the “Download” button to add the Facebook video to downloading queue. This app supports batch download, you can download up to 20 Facebook videos at a time. When Facebook videos are downloaded, you could find them in the Library window.

Tips: The downloaded Facebook videos are in FLV format. If you want to put them on portable devices like iPod, Mobile phone, Tablet. You can use the Video Converter built-in to convert the Facebook videos to the right format like AVI or MP4. Just switch to Library and check the boxes in front of Facebook videos you want to convert. Then click Convert button to select an output format, that’s all.

For more details about download Facebook videos, here is a video tutorial on YouTube for you:

How to copy DVD movie to iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 on Windows and Mac

How to copy DVD movie to iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 on Windows and Mac

The new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have finally gone official. We now have a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 plus. With the bigger screen and higher resolution. Now enjoy your favorite movies on the iPhone 6 would be much joyful. And here is a step by step guide will show you how to copy your own DVD movies to iPhone 6 plus and iPhone 6. Moreover, you can also put DVD movies on your iPod or iPad with this guide.

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The tool you need is this DVD to iPhone 6 Plus Converter. It’s available for both Windows and Mac. I have tried many tools to convert video for my iPhone 6 plus, both freeware and shareware. They are neither not worked well, nor the conversion quality is poor, some even build-in spyware and viruses.

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First, you should know what’s video format is compatible with the iPhone 6 plus and iPhone 6, here are the specs from apple.com

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

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

Now, let’s start the guide to copy DVD movie to iPhone, I will take my iPhone 6 plus and Windows 8 computer as sample in the guide. The operation steps are the same for Mac.

 

Step1. Download and install the DVD to iPhone 6 Converter. And then launch it.

Step2. Load your DVD movie into the converter. Here are four ways to do that.

a) For the DVD disc, put the DVD disc into your computer DVD-Rom first, and then click ‘Load DVD‘.

b) If you already rip your DVD movie to computer in DVD folder, like Video_TS folder or Audio_TS folder, you can click ‘Load DVD folder‘ to import the movie into the converter.

c) If your movie is in ISO format, use the ‘Load ISO file‘ to add the movie.

d) This converter supports all types of video format including AVI, MP4, MPEG, VOB, MOV, FLV, MKV, MTS/M2TS/TS/TP/TRP, MOD, TOD, WMV, 3GP,, RM, RMVB, WTV, OGV, MXF, VRO, TIVO, etc. Click ‘Add files‘ to import your video files.

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Step3. In the “Output Format” drop-down window on the right side of the program window, go to the ‘Format’ tab and select ‘MP4 Video‘. If you want to customize the video resolution or video bit rate, you can click the ‘Setting‘ button to open the setting panel.

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Step4. Click ‘Convert‘ to start the conversion. This will take a few minutes to finish the conversion, you can go away to take a coffee. It took me 26 minutes to convert a two hours long movie.

Step5. Click ‘Open Folder‘ to locate the converted video. Open iTunes, and drag and drop the video into your iTunes library. Plug in the iPhone 6 plus to computer with a USB cable. And the iPhone should be detected. And then sync iPhone 6 plus with iTunes, the video will be transferred to iPhone 6 plus automatically, done.

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How to add slow motion effect to video

How to add slow motion effect to video

Slow motion is a cool video effect, if you want to make some special slow motion video for your YouTube channel, here is a step by step guide will show you how to add slow motion to video, easy to follow, I’m sure you can handle it.

The tool you need is this Video Editor, not free, but specially designed for newbie to video editing, it built-in many cool video effects. Only a few clicks to make amazing video. Well worth the money.

Step1. Download and install Video Editor. You can either click “Import” on the primary windows and select the video file from your computer, or simply drag and drop the video file to the User’s Album. Next, drag the video from User’s Album to Timeline for editing. Besides slow motion for your video, Video Editor comes with powerful features such as adding titles, photos with transition, applying visual effects, Picture-in-Picture video, and so on.

Step2. On the Timeline, double click on the added video to open up the video editing panel. You will see the Speed option, and the speed number indicates fast or slow motion. Move the little triangle button to 0.5 and you get a slow down version of the video. Click Play button in the preview windows to have a look at the new edited video.

  • 0.5: half of the original speed (Slow Down, Half)
  • 1: The original speed
  • 1.5: 1.5 times of the original speed (Speed Up, 1.5 x Speed)
  • 2: Double of the original speed (Speed Up, Double)

Tips: You can also click the bottom Audio menubar to make audio edits like change audio volume, pitch, set fade in/fade out effect, and more.

Step3. You could continue editing the videos. When all done, click “Create” to save the result. You can save the video in any popular formats on the computer by clicking “Format”. If you want to play YouTube video on iPod, iPhone, iPad, click “Device” and select your device. You can also share the video up to YouTube directly or burn the video to DVD.

If you need more detailed info, you can refer to this video guides of how to add slow motion effect to videos.

How to import Camcorder videos and photos into Mac

How to import Camcorder videos and photos into Mac

After you recorded some family videos or photos with Camcorder, you must want to edit them with iMovie or iPhoto. The first simple step to import them into your Mac. The process is not difficult, but it must be done properly in order to achieve a good result. And here is a step by step guide will show you how to connect Camcorder to Mac and get the best quality videos and photos.

Connect Camcorder to Mac

The tool you need: A 6 pin or 4 pin cable. Usually, camcorders need a 4 pin cable end in order to be able to connect to the Mac, although sometimes they might allow a 6 pin end as well.

Tips: Some camcorder videos are in HD format, like AVCHD, MTS, TS, etc. They are not compatible with iMovie or Final Cut Pro. You can follow this guide to convert the video to the right format.

Step1. Make sure your camcorder is set to the correct mode for importing photos and videos. For information on which mode to choose, see the instructions provided with your camcorder. If your camcorder has a sleep mode, make sure it is disabled or set to a time increment long enough to allow your images and videos to download.

Step2. The first step is to locate the four-pin FireWire port on your video camcorder. On most video camcorders, you’ll find it located under a plastic or rubber boot. Leave the video camcorder powered off and simply lift up the boot from the camcorder and insert the smaller four-pin end of the FireWire cable into the the FireWire port of the camcorder.

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Step3. Once the camcorder is connected, take the other end of the FireWire cable, the larger six pin end, and insert it into the FireWire port of your Mac. When both of the cables are connected, you can turn on the power to your video camcorder.

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Step4. In a few seconds your Mac should automatically launch iMovie. Follow the on-screen instructions on your Mac and begin the video transfer from your video camcorder to your Mac.

How to download dailymotion video to Mac for free

How to download dailymotion video to Mac for free

Dailymotion is a good YouTube alternative, you can upload and share videos with it online. And there are many cool and funny videos on Dailymotion like Music Videos, TV shows, Movie, Animation, Podcast and so on. When you found a good video, you may want to save it to your computer, and this step by step guide will show you how to download Dailymotion video. Even you are new to Mac, you can follow this guide to manage the job.

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The tool you need is this Mac Online Video Downloader, I have tried many apps to download Dailymotion video, and this one works fairly well. It’s easy to use and it’s compatible with all Mac OS even the Maverick. Now, let’s start the guide.

Step1. Download and install the Mac Online Video Downloader, open the Safari browser, go to dailymotion.com and find the video you want to download to Mac.

Step2. Play the video, the app will analytic the dailymotion video and show a ‘Download’ button on the top of the video. Click it, the downlading process will be started automatically. This app supports batch downloading, you can download several dailymotion videos at the same time. Tha’t all, it couldn’t be easier to download dailymotion video to Mac like that. More important, the software is free to download video, you just need to pay for it if you need to convert the video.