AVI might be the go-to for PC playback in terms of quality, but MP4 is the reigning champion for playback on your phone or tablet. MP4 has a much smaller file size than AVI, making it easier to store, use and share. MP4’s main advantage is its compatibility on several platforms and media players, such as VLC, Windows Media Player, and iTunes. MP4 is a compressed file type while AVI is less compressed; however, the difference in quality is trivial in comparison. Video-sharing platforms such as YouTube encourage users to upload in MP4 format due to its smaller file size, excellent video quality, and accessibility on nearly all modern devices. The only real downside to MP4 over AVI is the numerous crashes that may occur when importing MP4 files into a video editing software. Converting from AVI to MP4 is excellent for its storage and upload capabilities, as well as its compatibility with different operative systems, portable devices, and media players.
NOTE: Pinnacle Studio is Only Available for Windows OS.
Open Pinnacle Studio on your PC (if you need to install Pinnacle Studio, follow the buy now link above, run the installation file, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and setup process).
Simply drag and drop the video from the Pinnacle Studio library or your computer file explorer on to the timeline. Should you wish to crop video, trim video, or make any other edits, now is the time to do so.
When you’re happy with the video on the timeline, go to the Export tab in Pinnacle Studio. The default tab on the export tab is to export to file. Here you can select which file type you wish to export your video as.
Under properties, you can select the video profile to render too. To the right, under the preview pane, you can see the projected file size. Ex. If you select a 4K video format, the file size will be larger than if you export to an HD profile. Once your file type and profile are selected, you can proceed to export.
To begin export, press the Start Export button. This will render your video to the file format of your choice. This is a quick and easy way to export and convert video from one file format to another.
Pinnacle Studio is more than a AVI to MP4 converter. We built Pinnacle Studio to convert many file formats, including the formats below.
We designed Pinnacle Studio to do so much more than just convert files. With a wide range of features, tools, and templates, Pinnacle Studio has everything you need to create amazing videos.