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M4A dash to M4A in AVS Audio Converter

Youtube-dl is an open-source software to download music from YouTube videos and listen to it without Internet. But some media players cannot open M4A dash audio files from YouTube. In AVS Audio Converter you can change their format to M4A without quality loss.

Why choose M4A

M4A is less popular than some audio formats like MP3 or WAV, but definitely has strong points:

  • High audio quality
  • Standard for Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
  • Supported by iTunes, Winamp, QuickTime, VLC etc.

Need to open M4A dash audio from YouTube? Convert it to M4A in free AVS Audio Converter!

How to convert to M4A

Follow these steps in AVS Audio Converter:

  1. Click on Add file to import M4A dash audio files.
  2. Choose M4A with a desired quality. The default choice is the best audio quality.
  3. Choose the output folder by clicking on Browse…
  4. Click Convert Now!
M4A dash to M4A in AVS Audio Converter

Choose Open Folder to find your M4A audio file.

Press Upload to save M4A on a mobile or USB flash drive.

M4A dash to M4A in AVS Audio Converter

Make audio files from YouTube compatible with your player in AVS Audio Converter!

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Still trouble getting started? Leave your questions in the comments or use our support contact form.

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Facebook videos in AVS Video Editor

Want to share a wonderful video with your friends on Facebook? Use these tips to get more likes!

Make shorter stories

Facebook has no strict guidelines, but 1-2 minute videos always work better. Start with shorter clips to get audience engaged.

Get straight to the point — viewers want to know what your video is about within first seconds. You can cut out unnecessary details from a footage in AVS Video Editor. Learn how in our article about cutting, cropping and trimming.

Reach mobile viewers

98% of people access Facebook from smartphones and tablets. Videos with an 1:1 or 9:16 aspect ratio are the best for mobile devices.

Go to Edit —> Aspect Ratio —> Custom in AVS Video Editor to make your video fit for Facebook mobile app.

Aspect ratio for Facebook in AVS Video Editor

Use songs and captions

Videos become more vibrant when accompanied by tunes. Drag‘n‘drop a song from your media library to the line for audio mix.

Have old scratchy record? Correct it in AVS Audio Editor automatically.

Soundtrack for Facebook video

Add some titles or speech balloons by clicking on Text. Choose between simple captions, animation and even Star Wars titles in AVS Video Editor.

Star wars titles in AVS Video Editor

Consider subtitles to let people watch videos without sound. Facebook can generate them automatically.

Upload HD videos

Lucky owner of a high quality cam? Apply pre-installed settings for HD videos when saving one in AVS Video Editor.

Facebook video in AVS Video Editor

Click on Produce —> Web, select Facebook and a suitable profile.

Make your fun and entertaining video with the latest version of AVS Video Editor:

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How to make videos look more cinematic. Learn more>>

How to use colour correction. Learn more>>

How to turn summer footages into blockbusters. Learn more>>

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Clean Voice Track in AVS Audio Editor

Voice recordings often contain background noises: microphone buzzing, computer humming, outside traffic. Use multiple tools in AVS Audio Editor to make your track sound clearer. They all have presets to keep things simple.

Noise removal

Noise removal polishes up your recording automatically — no need to adjust equalizer bands. With presets and basic parameters you can easily find correct balance by ear.

Step 1. Open your recording and choose Noise Removal on the main toolbar.

AVS Audio Editor removes noises from the entire track by default. If you need to clean up a particular area, click on Get Noise Profile and select it.

Step 2. Choose one of presets and click on Preview. Sounds better? Just choose OK to save the settings.

Equalizer

Set suitable voice frequencies in equalizer automatically with the Vocal preset.

Amplification

Remove sharp sounds or make whisper audible. Choose one of amplification presets or adjust one manually. Higher values — louder sounds.

Fade In/Out

Presets for fading in and out help mute accidental mouse clicks at the beginning and end of your recording.

Fading is also useful for podcasts where intro music should be played smoothly. Now you can make your voice recording more pleasant. Play with the sound editing tools in the latest version of AVS Audio Editor:

Useful links

How to regulate volume levels. Learn more>>

How to add an echo to an audio file. Learn more>>

Trouble getting started? Leave your questions in the comments or use our support contact form.

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Tilt-shift in AVS Video Editor

What is Tilt-shift

Tilt-shift is a technology that blurs corners of your video. It focuses viewers‘ attention on certain details. Professional photographers will think of tilt-shift lenses, but it is also a visual effect.

Photo by David McBee from Pexels

When is Tilt-shift used

Video makers may apply the tilt-shift effect to draw attention of the audience to important elements of the image. Look how the American insurance company Allstate used it in their TV commercial:

The message is clear. This video helps us focus on everything we need insurance for — cars, motorbikes, boats, real estate, and people‘s life.

Another way to use tilt-shift is timelapse. Such videos show quick motions on the same place. See the timelapse by Filippo Rivetti with blurred top and bottom. Looks vibrant, right?

Directors use tilt-shift in their films. It can express author‘s emotions and symbolize ideas as in The Social Network (2010) by David Fincher.

Have more ideas of creative tilt-shift usage? Share with us in the comments!

Good news — you can do such videos in AVS Video Editor. Let’s see how.

Tilt-shift in AVS Video Editor

Get AVS Video Editor and follow these steps to apply tilt-shift.

Step 1. Open AVS Video Editor and go to Video Effects -> Special.

Step 2. Find Tilt-shift and drag‘n‘drop it to a line for video effects. Regulate position and duration of the effect.

Here we go!

Get access to more video editing features in the latest version:

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How to turn summer footages into blockbusters. Learn more>>

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5 tips for spectacular videos

We bet many of you think that a professional video means high-cost equipment, lighting and software that laymen would learn to use in another decade only. Good news — in AVS4YOU everyone can make any video more Hollywood-looking with any budget or camera!

Just take these five tips into consideration any time you edit footages.

Use colour correction. One of the most important features of a pro video is finding balance of colours.

In AVS4YOU you have several options to play with:

  • Brightness.
  • Temperature.
  • Contrast.
  • Saturation.
  • Gamma.
  • Hue.

A bit difficult for a start? Use the Auto Color Correction option to make the adjustments automatically.

More about Color Correction

Stabilize shaking videos. OK, we don‘t have rails to move a camera, drones directed from smartphones and maybe even tripod. Of course, our videos get shaky sometimes and don‘t just look amateurish, they‘re difficult to watch.

To avoid shaking, stabilize your footage in AVS4YOU.

More about Stabilization

Apply effects reasonably. In AVS Video Editor we have many effects that can decorate your video, but also make it look unnatural, if you overuse them. Try to choose not more than two effects for a scene and make sure they are applicable to the tone of your video.

More about effects in AVS Video Editor

Smooth transitions. You must have seen that in professional videos scenes are rarely changed unexpectedly. Every time you want to change the plot, point of view or landscape, consider applying transitions to carefully bring viewers into another part of your story.

More about transitions in AVS Video Editor

It‘s not only about image. That‘s not to reduce the importance of how the things are shown, but if you choose a right-to-the-point soundtrack, your video will obtain a special atmosphere. A good example is nature footages accompanied by classic music.

And of course, every big masterpiece has titles in the end — in AVS Video Editor you can do it in a few clicks!

More about adding audio in AVS Video Editor

To sum it up, the most important thing is to keep your video harmonious visually and logically. Be careful when choosing effects, follow your inspiration and any video will become more spectacular.

Use these tips in the latest version of AVS Video Editor:

Read our blog post about colour correction in AVS Video Editor.

Learn how to fix videos filmed upside down.

Still trouble getting started? Leave your questions in the comments or use our support contact form.

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Best editors of 4K videos

Nowadays HQ resolution cameras and appropriate multimedia tools allow you to make professional videos at home without large money spendings. Let‘s see some software for editing 4K videos worth trying in 2021.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Adobe always gets into the tops of video editing software — and that is quite logical. With a large set of professional solutions for design, graphics and footages Adobe contributed to the visuals in some notable films, such as Avatar, Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate.

4K video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

With Adobe Premiere Pro СС you‘re free in expressing creative skills using perhaps the richest range of video editing features possible. It runs on Windows and Mac machines and its prices start from $20.99/mo.

Adobe Premiere is certainly the best choice, if video editing is your job or absolute hobby and you have rather deep knowledge of advanced multimedia tools. Otherwise it would hardly be a sensible investment.

Summary

+ The richest range of features

+ Windows and Mac supported

+ Automatic backups to cloud

— Expensive for home use

— High system requirements for HQ videos

— Takes time to learn

iMovie

As you probably guess from the name, iMovie is an editor for high quality videos on Mac devices. It has an intuitive interface and offers all necessary features for polishing up your 4K video and audio tracks.

4K video editing in iMovie
Source: Apple

Good news is that iMovie is really easy to navigate through, you don‘t need an editing degree to use its functionality, there are apps for iPad and iPhone. Necessary tools are always at hand: many stunning effects, transitions, adding text, soundtracks etc. And the best about it — iMovie is entirely free!

All in all, it is a must-have for every Apple device holder. If you‘re not, buying one may be pretty costly.

Summary

+ Professional features

+ Easy to use

+ Mobile apps

+ Free on any Apple device

— macOS only supported

— Devices can be costly

Vegas Movie Studio

Another award-winning, easy to use, yet powerful video editing software with a comprehensive set of tools. Fast rendering through CPU/GPU, numerous effects and transitions, detailed work with colors — in fact, it includes most features needed for both amateurs and pros.

4K video editing in Vegas Movie Studio
Source: Vegas Movie Studio

The prices start from $49.99 and it is a one-time purchase. But here we see some drawbacks of the basic Vegas Movie Studio plan — pretty fundamental features like color correction and white balance are only available for the Platinum and Suite pricing plans.

Vegas Movie Studio is a good option, if you want some advanced features for 4K, edit videos on a non-regular basis and do not want to pay for a monthly subscription.

Summary

+ Professional features

+ Easy to use

+ One-time purchase

— Some features in more expensive versions only

— Rather high system requirements

Wondershare Filmora

Supported on Windows and macOS computers, Filmora is a good and affordable alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro for 4K video editing. It offers many effects, transitions, color matching, hardware acceleration and a clear interface:

4K video editing in Wondershare Filmora
Source: Wondershare Filmora

Besides, there are a lot of non-editing benefits like easy sharing to YouTube right from the app. The price for a license starts at $39.99, but you can try some features free.

Summary

+ Advanced, yet easy-to-apply features

+ One-time purchase

+ Windows and Mac supported

— Some features in more expensive versions only

— Rather costly Pro version

AVS Video Editor

AVS4YOU also offers HD video editing, as well as speeding up the process due to the integrated video cache technology and GPU acceleration. You get access to numerous effects and transitions, basic and advanced editing tools, including color correction, stabilizing shaky videos, trimming, rotating and more.

4K videos in AVS Video Editor

Apart from a video editor, you‘ll have a ready-to-go multimedia suite: video editor, video converter, audio editor and converter, media player, etc. See full list >>

Besides, AVS4YOU constantly has attractive discounts, free updates and support.

Summary

+ Features for HQ video editing

+ Easy to use

+ Acceptable system requirements

+ Full multimedia suite

— Windows only supported

Every of the above listed apps has strengths and drawbacks, so the right choice will fully depend on your needs, experience and volume of investments. It may sound banal, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution even in big multimedia suites. But we don‘t want to let you go empty-handed! Take your first steps in 4K video editing in AVS Video Editor for Windows:

Tell us in the comments, if we forgot to include some 4K video software worth trying in our top list.

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AVS4YOU colour correction

One of the most important, though often neglected features of truly professional videos is correct colours. We take it for granted in popular films, but poor colour balance is always noticeable when you see it. In this post we give you some tips on how to achieve a good one in AVS Video Editor without attending design classes.

In AVS Video Editor you have several colour correction options to play with:

  • Brightness
  • Temperature
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Gamma
  • Hue

A bit confused? No worries — at the end of this article you will know what each tool is about and perhaps use one in your future video projects! Let‘s look inside.

Brightness

Although the name suggests adding lights to a footage, it can also darken the image. That is exactly the case, if you want to put some shades and emphasize the contrast.

At the same time, a gentle shift to the right will make warm colours even more impressive. Notice how juicy these bright yellow petals become with +25 brightness?

Of course, you may not prefer too vivid colours. But if the image definitely lacks them, brightness correction can be a good idea.

Temperature

Artists describe different colours as cold and warm. White and sky blue usually make us think of the snow, ice and cold air, while yellow and orange throw us back to the summer beach and…well, oranges.

In AVS Video Editor you determine the weather in your videos, no more forecasts! Compare 50 degrees above and below zero on this beautiful lake:

Remember that temperature must correlate with the original footage. In other words, even this parameter can‘t make rain disappear from your video!

Contrast

As you probably can guess, this feature gives a nice contrast between light and dark colour of the image.

Look how moving the contrast slider to the right can make ocean shades deeper and mysterious:

However, contrast is what most laymen often overuse. Make sure your video still looks natural, not like a cartoon (unless it is your plan).

Saturation

Sometimes colours are too dim and go in disharmony with feelings your video should appeal to. In this case the image will probably need more intense shades.

Look how this parameter may freshen our ocean footage:

Likewise you can reduce intensity of colours, if you find them annoying for viewers‘ eyes — just move the slider to the left.

Gamma

This effect is quite close to modifying brightness, but using more in-depth change of colours. While brightness makes simple adjustments in a tonal range of a video file, Gamma alters the values of every pixel making the overall image brighter or darker.

Here is a good example of darkening pixels to underline particular colour palette:

Hue

Become a true painter by mixing colours in your video! With such impressive shades we can almost turn divers into space travellers:

Remember that the chosen colour will be added, not applied. Example: If you need green palette, and a footage contains plenty of yellow, you need to choose blue (Blue + Yellow = Green). Or the Hue effect may help you create sepia colours.

Before you start

There are also some basic tips to keep in mind:

  • Try and experiment. After all, you can always undo the changes.
  • Avoid excessive colouring. It can annoy viewers and make your footage look artificial.
  • Use Auto Color Correction option to make the adjustments automatically. Sometimes it is not easy to find a good balance yourself and AVS Video Editor can give you an idea.
  • Original video quality is important. That is to say correction is just an editing tool, not an ideal video maker.

Now it is time to show what you can do in the latest version of AVS Video Editor:

Read more about colour correction in AVS4YOU knowledge base.

Learn how to fix upside down videos in this post.

Still trouble getting started? Leave your questions in the comments or use our support contact form.

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AVS Audio Editor balancing

Imagine a music teacher Jack who has a bunch of memorable audio recordings — Jack playing ragtime, his son‘s first guitar melodies and his wife singing Christmas songs. He wants to blend these recordings on one CD and present it on a family celebration.

Jack fused audio files and was disappointed by the result — ragtime music was really loud, guitar melody hard to be heard and Christmas songs were something in between.

In AVS Audio Editor that can be easily fixed by normalizing volume levels of your tracks. Let‘s see how.

Step 1. Open audio files for editing by clicking on the Open button on the Home tab. Find all necessary files and add them to AVS Audio Editor.

Step 2. Switch to the Effects tab and click the Batch button. In the appeared window leave all boxes unchecked except for Normalize*.

Step 3. Click on the Normalize effect and define the volume level. Choose OK and select songs where the effect should be applied.

Preview the result — if everything is right, save your audio file as usual. Now you can listen to music without changing volume for each track!

*The Normalize effect not in the list? Click on the Effects >> button and select Amplitude -> Normalize.

Try it out in the latest version of AVS Audio Editor:

Read more about normalizing the volume level in AVS Audio Editor.

More information about changing properties in the Normalize effect.

Still trouble getting started? Leave your questions in the comments or use our support contact form.

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AVS4YOU February update

We reviewed some feedback from our users and fixed common issues in AVS4YOU apps. Here‘s what you get in this release:

  • High quality video presets available for Samsung S21.
  • Enhanced performance for MP4, M4V, MOV, F4V, 3GP, Fragmented MP4 (fMP4) and MP4 dash.
  • Stability upgrades for AVI and MOV files with MJPEG codec.
  • 2 new JPG patterns in AVS Video Editor.
  • Multiple localization enhancements and bug fixes.

Keep up with the latest version:

What would you have in the next AVS4YOU update? Give us some fresh ideas in the comments below!

Read our recent blog posts on editing raw footages:

The difference between trimming, cutting and cropping video files

How to fix upside down videos

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How to Fix Upside Down Videos

AVS4YOU rotate videos

Got a video filmed upside down? The way out is really easy and obvious — just rotate a video in AVS Video Editor!

Here‘s how to do it:

Step 1. When you uploaded your file, find Video Effects and choose Transform on the list of directories.

Step 2. Find the Rotate option and drag‘n‘drop it to the timeline. Define position or duration of the effect — just move the effect block or alter its borders!

Step 3. Right-click the effect and select Properties. Set a positive or negative angle depending on the side you want the video to be rotated to.

Done! Now just preview changes and save the edited file as a new video.

Watch this video to learn how to convert, upload and then rotate a video from your mobile device step-by-step:

Try out this and many other effects in the latest version of AVS Video Editor:

Read more about applying effects in AVS Video Editor in our knowledge centre.

Smartphone videos are often shaky. Here‘s how to stabilize them in AVS Video Editor.

Learn how to regulate aspect ratio of your videos.

Still trouble getting started? Leave your questions in the comments or use our support contact form.