M4V and MOV were both made by Apple for use with their software. M4V was popularized as the container format for iTunes. M4V shares traits with MP4 as a compressed file that retains its quality. The notable difference is how M4V can use DRM protection. MOV is a video format file designed to work with Apple’s QuickTime player. However, it’s also compatible with multiple operating systems such as Windows. M4V and MOV are both container formats and not codecs; this means they don’t inherently differ in quality, as it’s up to the video codecs used. MOV supports more of these codecs than M4V does, making it a more accessible filetype. M4V is best used when transferring video between your devices. Converting from M4V to MOV should be done if you want a file type supported by all Apple devices; MOV can be viewed in QuickTime or used for editing in iMovie.
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 M4V to MOV 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.