Video conversions have become a quite common and normal thing nowadays. Sometimes we may need to convert camcorder videos for editing in professional video editors or sharing on YouTube, blog, etc. There’re also times when we need to convert downloaded online videos to other formats so that we could enjoy these online videos on iPad, Surface, iPod, etc. In such occasions, Leawo Video Converter Ultimate is of great help.


Leawo Video Converter Ultimate acts far more than its name implies. Not only converts video between various formats, but it also rips DVDs, burns video to DVD, downloads online video, edits and processes video with special effects, and even creates 3D movies from 2D source media files. It’s more a video toolbox than a simple converter.

Converting is the basic function within this Video Converter Ultimate. Leawo Video Converter Ultimate could rip and convert DVD to video/audio and convert video/audio in multiple formats. Within the test, videos in rare formats like ASF, TS and DV are processed well and smoothly. It supports up to 180+ formats of video and audio as input or output format, including MP4, AVI, HD MP4, HD AVI, HD MOV, HD TS, HD TRP, HD VOB, HD MPG, MOV, FLV, MKV, etc. Nearly all video files could be handled, no matter you’re going to convert DVD/video to video or burn video to DVD. While converting DVD/videos files, you could select and retain subtitles.


The parameter adjuster inside this Video Converter Ultimate makes it possible for you to determine the output format by yourself. You could adjust the video and audio parameters (like video codec, audio codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, etc.) of output files according to target players or devices.

This Leawo Video Converter Ultimate handled every test video file I possess for multiple handheld devices including my iPad mini, for which I use this Video Converter Ultimate to convert some MKV movies. Besides, it also supports outputting video optimized for social sites such as Facebook and YouTube or video editors like Windows Movie Maker, though the program doesn’t facilitate uploading the video for you.


Another feature this Leawo Video Converter Ultimate tops other video converters is its DVD burning. Not only ripping protected DVD discs and converting DVD movies to video, burning videos to DVD disc, folder or ISO files is extremely easy within this Video Converter Ultimate as well. Over 40 preset disc menu and template models are selectable for DVD authoring. This Video Converter Ultimate even allows you to design disc menu and template with your own image and music collections.


Furthermore, this Leawo Video Converter Ultimate offers quite different but enjoyable online video downloading experience. It could download videos and movies from multiple video sharing sites like YouTube, Yahoo video, Facebook, Megavideo, MySpace, DailyMotion, Veoh, Bing Video, etc. If you don’t want to download online videos, you could use the internal video accelerator to play and watch online videos. The built-in online video accelerator could speed up the video downloading and video buffering, thus offering smooth playback experience.


Asides these main functions, the bonus features are impressive. For 3D movie fans, this Leawo Video Converter Ultimate satisfies you with its 2D to 3D converter, which could convert 2D DVD/videos to 3D videos in different 3D movie effects: Red/Cyan, Red/Green, Red/Blue, Blue/Yellow, Interleaved, and Side by Side. For vivid 3D effect, you could even adjust the 3D depth from -50 to 50, with instant preview available.


Editing in Leawo Video Converter Ultimate is surprisingly simple. It offers a basic video size trimmer to cut video size and get desired video clips converted. Video black margins could be removed via the Cop feature. Also, the internal video editor could let you adjust video effect such as brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. Another funny feature is that it allows you to add image or text watermark to make the final results your own patent.


Besides the abovementioned features, some other minor features within this Leawo Video Converter Ultimate make it more user friendly, like the batch conversion, built-in player for preview and screenshot snapping, AMD/Nvidia/Intel GPU acceleration, etc.

Leawo Software offers quite powerful but easy to use and cost-effective Video Converter Ultimate, if compared with other Ultimate video converters. It performs its core tasks very well, like the DVD burning, DVD ripping and video converting. If the company could improve the performance of the internal video downloader, it would be more impressive. But obviously the video downloading is not the core function of this video converter suite.