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Convert Recorded Tivo Videos to MOV for Playback on QuickTime, iMovie, FCP/FCE on Mac

I just have recorded many TiVo HD shows and want to convert them to MOV format for playback in QuickTime, for uploading to iPod, iPhone, or for editing in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express etc. I have tried several softwares like Toast 7 but failed, anyone knows that a program to transfer TiVo videos to QuickTime MOV format? Thanks in advance!

Well, as we know, we can't directly play TiVo HD shows in QuickTime, so that it is inconvenient to play TiVo HD shows on Mac OS. With the circumstances, to convert TiVo to MOV is the best solution once and for all. This article will discusse an easy way to convert recorded TiVo HD shows to MOV format videos for QuickTime on your Mac. Let’s see together.

iOrgsoft Tivo to MOV Converter for Mac lion is a great application that helps you encode TiVo recorded shows and convert them to your Mac. You can use this easy yet professional software to convert TiVo videos to MOV on Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion included). With it, you can convert TiVo videos to QuickTime MOV, iMovie MOV, Final Cut Pro MOV, Final Cut Express MOV and so on. Actually, you can transcode Tivo to not only MOV, but also to all popular video and audio file formats, such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MP4, AAC, AC3, MP3, etc with fast conversion speed and high output quality.

In addition, it is built in Mac lion Tivo to MOV Editor which provides powerful editing functions like trimming your clips, adjusting contrast, color and brightness, and merging, etc. Read on to learn how to convert Tivo to MOV files for QuickTime, iMovie, FCP and FCE etc with this smart program.

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Note: If you have problem transferring TiVo files to Mac, you can take assistance of TiVoDecode Manager which is freeware.

Launch the program and add files

To start with, downdload and launch the program. And then add native TiVo files to the program by hitting the button "Add Files". You are allowed to import a bunch of files in one go since the program is able to handle batch conversion.


Select MOV as output foramt

When finishing importing files that need converting, go to choose the proper output format. You will see there is a video icon next to each imported file. Click it and you will find the format list. Choose the proper MOV format. For example, if you need to play the files on iMovie, you can go to "iMovie" column to choose "iMovie ProRes MOV".


Reset output parameters

After choosing the output format, you can reset the output parameters like video resolution, frame rate, bit rate etc by hitting the "Settings" button next to the "Convert to" list which also allows you to find the format list.


Do Editing work

Optionally, you can do some editing work on the imported files before you start the conversion.
Trim: By setting start and end time to cut the file into time-length pieces.
Crop: Cut off the unwanted area of the file, such as advertisment on the edges.
Effect: Add artistic film effects like old film, gray or emboss to the file. 3D effects are also provided.
Audio effect: adjust volume; audio fade-in/out effect.
watermark: add image and text watermark.


Start converting TiVo to MOV

When everything is ready, click the convert button to start converting TiVo to MOV.

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