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Tools for Converting Video Formats

With the exciting introduction of Land Surveyors University to the network, there may come a time in the near future when you will find yourself in need of a way to convert video formats before uploading them to the network.  And for purposes of clarity there are quite a few acceptable formats which can be uploaded to Land Surveyors United platform. You can add up to 30 videos at a time, and each video may be up to 100MB in size. We support videos in the .mov, .mp4, .mpg, .avi, .wmv, .3gp, and .3g2 file formats.  However, if your camera or phone spits out some other screwy video file format, here are a few free tools that you can use to convert your movies to a filetype that LSU will accept.

Free Video File Format Conversion Tools

Miro Video Converter (Windows & Mac)

A very simple but powerful application to convert any video into MP4, WebM (vp8), Ogg Theora, or for Android, iPhone, and more.

Miro Video Converter is open source and has presets to convert videos into selected device with the right size + format.

 

Freemake (Windows)

Freemake is a feature-rich video converter that supports too many formats from avi, wmv, flv or swf to mp3, ogg, aac, wma and much more.

The program also has built-in video editing, photo slide show creation and burning the outputs to DVD.

 

Prism Video Converter Software

Convert AVI MP4 WMV MOV MPEG FLV and other video file formats

 

Prism is the most stable and comprehensive multi-format video converter available and is very easy to use.

 

  • Convert or compress video files within minutes
  • Universal video converter supporting all popular formats
  • Batch video conversion to convert thousands of videos
  • Free version available for non-commercial use (see below)

 

Upload Videos From the Field to Your Profile using Your Phone

We've explained once before how surveyors can easily upload their videos from the field using a cellphone.  If you choose to go this route, after you upload your video using the email address from your phone, it will be sitting in the videos on the network for you to go back and edit to perfection, adding subject tags, location, a detailed description of your evidence and a catchy title.

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