ImTOO PSP Video Converter Interface
ImTOO PSP Video Converter has a busy Interface. You could say there are four main sections. At the top of a space for a list of video files, that we'll call a Track List. Below it we have a small Preview Window, and a white space beside it that will give information on selected video files when your Track List is full.
Below that again you can choose encoding pre-set encoding Profiles (makes everything much easier), and an output path. You can also save profiles there. On the right are all the different settings for video output. These will be usable only when a video file is selected. If you don't know about these settings, don't tamper with them.
So even though it is busy, it is still quite easy to understand. Looking back at the Track List space at the top of the application again, you will see an Add button. Click Add and field the video files on your HDD that you want to encode, and open it. Now your Interface will get even more busy.
Now that you have a file added, select it. There are a couple of obvious changes. The Information window now has info on the source file, its video format, audio format, bitrate and framerate information etc. You can preview now too if you want (sometimes doesn't seem to work) by pressing play in the Preview window. You can add multiple files to the Track List and manage them with the buttons below.
On the right of the application you will notice that now a lot of settings can be edited. These are your output settings. Notice under the Preview window you can change between pre-set profiles, when you do this you will see the audio and video output settings change.
Firstly, let's set a Profile and Destination.
Setting a Profile and Destination path
There are a number of Pre-set profiles to choose from. Choose from a profile depending on the capacity of your Memory Stick. The Profile I have selected in the Image produces small files with decent quality (Video: 368x208, 29.97fps, 512kb/s, AAC Audio: Stereo, 24hz, 64kb/s) but if you have enough free space then go for other Profile options such as PSP MPEG-4 Video - Excellent Quality. This produces nice quality with a bitrate of 1500kb/s.
To select a destination folder click Browse. You do not need to set this destination folder as your PSP, we will transfer the files after they finish encoding. The Open button will open the destination folder for you.
Further Editing Output Settings
If you are unhappy with any of the quality settings that are pre-set, you can edit some values on the right side of the application. Under General you can set Duration, which allows you to set the recording time. You can also set Start Time and Timestamp here.
Under Summary you have the option to set a Title for the video you are encoding. Under Video, you can change the resolution (Video Size), Bitrate (higher bitrate means a bigger file and better quality) and the framerate (best left at 29.97fps). Under Audio, you can edit the Sample Rate, Bitrate, Channels or choose to disable the audio. As with video, the higher the Bitrate the better.
Try experimenting a bit.
Written by: James Delahunty