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HandySaw DS

Download HandySaw DS, a tool that divides videos based on scene changes and DV timestamps
Language: English
Ease of use: Intermediate
Latest Version: 4.4 (details)
OS Support: Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows Me Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows 2003 Windows Vista
License: Commercial, 54.95
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From the Author :
HandySaw is intended to facilitate the job for people who work with nonlinear editing (NLE) software.

To accelerate the digitalization process the source material is usually captured as one or several large pieces; editing in Adobe Premiere with such source files can be rather difficult. Instead of one long clip it would be desirable to have a set of short clips, each one containing one single "scene" (e.g. from the start to the end of recording).

This is the task that can be accomplished by HandySaw DS.

The program offers two methods of detection of scenes in the videofile:
  1. Optical. The program parses content of the videofile, finds scene changes and divides the initial video into separate scenes. For this analysis only videostream data is used; timecodes or any other information are not required. Of course 100% correct results cannot be guaranteed but, on the average, it is rather high.

  2. By time of shooting. Cameras of DV standard and the standards based on DV (DVCAM, DVCPRO), during shooting saves time and date of shooting of each frame of video on a tape. Then if video is transferred in a computer via digital FireWire interface this information is saved in the videofile. If HandySaw finds it then search of scenes is fulfilled with usage of these data. In this case accuracy of detection makes 100 % under condition of absence of a spoilage in initial video.
After or instead of automatic dividing you can verify and divide video in Manual Trimmer.


Supported File Formats:

Input Files: ASF, AVI, DivX, DV, MOV, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPG, VOB, WAV, WMV, Xvid

OS Compatibility:

Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows 2003/Windows Vista

Revision History:

Version 4.4
  • Release Date: Aug 18, 2010
  • QuickTime splitting engine added
  • Now HandySaw can use Apple QuickTime API to copy media in separate files for MOV and MP4 sources without media transcoding
  • Several minor improvements
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