Cucusoft is a multimedia software company that tends to focus on software geared for gadgets. This bundle includes two popular apps for the iPad specifically. Included is Video to iPad Converter + DVD to iPad Converter. Together they equal one total solution for converting all types of video into MP4 or M4V which is native for proper playback on any Apple gadget.
What I liked best about this offering is that the developers have already updated the software to work with the iPad 3, or new iPad (as it’s officially called as you know). This takes into account the Hi Res screen and the software has built in pre-sets which is optimal for the highest resolution if you so choose to use it. Keep in mind that the higher the resolution you go the higher the file size will be, so it will be easy to fill up those 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB rather easily. I have found a medium video resolution setting is optimal for both size and quality.
As far as features go in this software, all the standards you would expect are included. Really the only feature is the built in presets for video output for both your original video plus DVD video. You basically just choose the screen resolution and the video quality and off you go, Cucusoft Video Converter will do the rest and then let you know once it’s done converting. After you are given the option if you want to transfer to your iTunes library or not.
During our test we found that with our system* it took :43 minutes to convert a two hour movie. Using CUDA technology the video output was impressive and the syncing of the audio and video was spot on. I have used plenty of converters in the past where the audio and video were out of sync, so I am pleased to see that this is synced properly after the first go.
Like I mentioned before the software is optimized for the new iPad’s Hi Res screen and you are free to output to this format if you wish, just know that most movies will take up about 7GB of space at this resolution. Most movies are watchable without video degradation or pixelation using the default medium setting, which outputs most movies around the 1.5GB mark.
I really like how Cucusoft iPad Video Converter performed. From the easy of use to the one click process of converting videos this is an easy to use piece of software all around. If your main goal is to convert video files to your iPad then Cucusoft is not one to overlook.