Do you want to share a highlight from your .m4v video file? Apart from cutting the specific scene out of the video, I bet most people prefer to create an animated GIF image from M4V video, after all, GIFs are quite popular and easy to share on social media platforms.
But the trouble is, a fair number of the alleged M4V to GIF converters don't deserve their titles, which can only convert the entire M4V video to a large-sized GIF image. If it bothers you as well, I'll recommend an efficient M4V to GIF converter to trim and extract a specific GIF handily.
Rather than those inappropriate online GIF makers, a desktop program undoubtedly make this job more efficient and robust. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a multi-functional video & audio processor that also incorporates a practical M4V to GIF maker, allowing you to trim and create an animated GIF image from an .m4v video file.
Double-click HD Video Converter Factory Pro icon on your desktop to launch it, to convert M4V to GIF, just hover your mouse over "GIF Maker" module and choose "Convert Video to GIF" option to open the M4V to GIF maker.
Tips: You'll be impressed by a clean interface integrated with 5 main modules: "Converter", "Downloader", "Recorder", "GIF Maker" and "Toolbox". Definitely, it can bring you more surprises.
Press "Add Video" button on the top menu bar to import the M4V video you want to make a GIF from. Alternatively, just drag and drop the M4V video into the left-hand media player section. After that, you can see some basic video information like duration, video resolution, frame rate, etc.
Note: Make sure your M4V files are DRM-free, this program doesn't work for some M4V files protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM.
Drag two sliders or type in the start and end time to determine your favorite moment in the M4V video. Click "Play" button to preview the selected section.
Select "Custom resolution" option to type in the values of GIF's Width and Height. Generally speaking, GIF images do not need a very high resolution. Keep "Constrain proportion" enabled to avoid image distortion.
Type in the image number per second as you wish. The smaller the number, the faster the GIF plays.
Select the output GIF quality and move the slider to change time delay for each frame as you wish.
Once everything is ready, click the inverted triangle icon on the bottom to designate an output folder to save the GIF image. Finally, press "Create GIF" button to start to convert M4V to GIF.
That's all I want to share with you. With this functional M4V to GIF converter, you can create an animated GIF with a flexible combination of them. For example, make a GIF from recording video, make a GIF from YouTube video, convert Vimeo to GIF, etc. You're also able to create a GIF with a series of images. Hopefully this app is helpful to you, thanks for reading!