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GIF to MOV: Convert Video from GIF(Animated GIF) to MOV(QuickTime Movie) with River Past Video Cleaner, GIF2MOV converter, conversion


What is GIF?

Animated GIF is not really a video format. It is a sequence of GIF frames stringed together. Due to the 256-color limitation of GIF, the color is dithered. The compression is not that great, so the file size tend to be large given the frame rate and resolution.

However, since GIF is supported by all web browsers without any add-on, it is a great way to create small video thumbnails. Generally, the resolution should be kept small (80x60, for example), the frame rate should be kept low (4 fps, for example), and the duration should be kept under a few seconds.

Animated GIF is not really a video format. It uses 256-color GIF compression, with low quality and relatively large files. It is not suitable for video playback. However, since it is supported by all web browsers without any add-on's, it is a great format for video thumbnails and should be used for this purpose only.

To convert from animated GIF to a regular video file, you need to have Apple QuickTime installed.


What is MOV?

Quicktime is a multimedia development, storage, and playback technology from Apple. Quicktime files combine sound, text, animation, and video in a single file. Using a Quicktime player that either comes with a Web browser or can be downloaded from Apple or the browser company, you can view and control brief multimedia sequences.

As a multimedia stardand, QuickTime is not purely linear. It could contain interactivity and causes problems when converting to other video formats.

A lot of digital cameras record video in QuickTime support.

More information can be found on Apple's QuickTime page.

To encode QuickTime movies, you will need River Past MOV Booster Pack in addition to the video software. Don't forget to have the latest QuickTime installed.


Additional Requirements 

To convert from GIF(Animated GIF) to MOV(QuickTime Movie) video with River Past Video Cleaner, you must have River Past MOV Booster Pack installed.

Launch River Past Video Cleaner

Once River Past Video Cleaner is installed properly, launch Video Cleaner.



Add File

Click on the "Add File" button on the tool bar. The standard file open dialog appears. Select "GIF - Animated GIF (*.gif)" in its "Files of type" combo box.


Select the file you want to convert and click "Open". The file will be added to the conversion file list.

Note: To convert from Animated GIF files, you must have Apple QuickTime installed.


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Select output format

Use the setting panel on the bottom of the window to control the output format. Click on the toggle to the left of the "Output Format" label to expand the panel. Select "MOV - QuickTime Movie" as the "File Type".


Troubleshoot

If you have MOV Booster Pack installed, but don't see MOV as an output option, you have a problem with QuickTime installation.

Please make sure you have the latest QuickTime installed. Occasionally, QuickTime may be corrupted due to conflict with some other software. In any case, reinstalling QuickTime should fix this problem.

Note: To convert to MOV files, you must have Apple QuickTime installed.

Note: The MOV Booster Pack must be installed for the "MOV" output option to show.

Change Video Settings

Click on the toggle to the left of the "Video Settings" label to expand the panel.


Select "Specify" under "Size" and/or "Frame rate" to enter the video resolution and/or frame rate.


You can change the compressor, quality, size, and frame rate of the video.

Additional QuickTime settings can be accessed through the "More" button.


The size of the MOV file depend a lot on the chosen video compressor. River Past software are only compatible with standard codecs from Apple at this moment. Among the Apple codecs, "MPEG-4" offers the best compression.

The file size also depend on the "Quality" setting. Move the slider to the left for smaller file size, at the expense of video quality. The file size difference is significant with "MPEG-4" as the compressor.

Depending on the selected Compressor, you can control its quality, bitrate, or both.

Change Audio Settings

Click on the toggle to the left of the "Audio Settings" label to expand the panel.


Select the audio compressor for the conversion. Depending on the compressor, you may also change the sample rate, channel (stereo or mono), bits/sample, and bitrate.


Select output directory

Expand the "Output Directory" panel. Use the "Browse" button to select an output directory.



Convert

Click the "Convert" button on the tool bar.


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