How to Convert Video Files Into HD Quality

If you want to convert your standard definition video files into HD quality, you may need to download or purchase a program from the Internet--as your computer most likely doesn't come with the proper conversion software. There are many options, including SoThink HD Video Converter, AVS Video Converter and 4Media Video Converter--all of which include free trial offers. Each supports a number of popular video formats, including MOV, MP4, WMV and AVI, among others. Allow several minutes to several hours for HD conversion to complete.

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SoThink HD Converter

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Download a free trial or purchase SoThink's HD Converter software (see the link in the Reference section below). Agree to the terms of use and launch the program.

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Click the "Add Files" button at the top of the toolbar to enter a pop-up window and direct the program to the video file you want converted.

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Press the "Target Profile" menu, revealing a list of options. Choose one of the HD video settings, based on your needs. If converting for use in another program or for viewing on a portable device, consult your user manual for its supported video format.

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Make sure your video clip is checked off in the program's main screen and click the "Convert" button to start the conversion process.

AVS Video Converter

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Launch AVS Video Converter after completing download and installation (see the link in the Resource section below).

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Select the video you want to convert by clicking the "Browse..." button next to the input file name field. Direct AVS to your video using the Windows Explorer pop-up screen and open it in AVS.

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Select one of the output formats at the top of the screen, depending on your needs. Wait for the presets to load in the "Profile" field.

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Click "Edit Profile" and choose one of the "HD" presets.

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Select a save location on your computer's hard drive by clicking the output file name "Browse..." button.

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Click "Convert Now!" to begin the conversion.

4Media Video Converter

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Run the video converter software and wait for the main interface to load (see the download link in the Resource section below).
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Select "Add File" from the "File" toolbar to find the video you want to convert. Open it in 4Media.

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Click the "Profile" drop-down box and navigate to the "HD Video" sub-menu. Choose an HD format from the list of options.

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Adjust the video quality in the right-side panel to the highest setting.

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Click the destination "Browse..." button and set a file path for your HD video. Press "OK" to exit back to the main screen.

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Press "Convert" at the top of the toolbar to begin converting your video to HD.