Both MOV and AVI are container formats, which means they differ in features and compatibility, but the codecs ultimately decide the quality. Uncompressed AVI files tend to be quite a bit bigger. However, compressed AVI files retain much of their original quality. MOV is similar in this aspect; it is a relatively large file when uncompressed but keeps much of its original quality when compressed. The most significant element of MOV, in comparison to AVI, is its simplicity; MOV features a superior and user-friendly design for video editing and playback. So why should you convert MOV to AVI? One of the significant benefits of AVI is its compatibility with multiple devices and software. While MOV and AVI are similar in terms of file size, AVI also saves you a bit of data by being slightly smaller. Due to its longtime popularity, AVI features support on nearly every platform, unlike MOV, which is best suited for Apple’s own software and devices.
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 MOV to AVI 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.