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  • Philip
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    Originally posted by Claire View Post
    Philip, sorry the preview is not working for you, can't think why, graphics card issue? Dual monitor problem?

    The way I browse my HDV captures is set it up with Explorer thus..

    Options > System Integration > Add 'Browse with XnView' to context menu

    Now when you are in Windows File Explorer you find this option on your right click menu. I find it quite fast to show the video thumbnails even with 1200 in a single folder and the little movie preview works well, but not for .m2t files, just AVI and QuickTime.
    Thanks for the tip. I have tried your suggestion and dug through the xnview forums as well looking for a solution and I still can see none of the video previews. I can hear and see the scroll bar of the preview player move but not see anything. Back to the drawing board for me I guess!

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  • Claire
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    Philip, sorry the preview is not working for you, can't think why, graphics card issue? Dual monitor problem?

    The way I browse my HDV captures is set it up with Explorer thus..

    Options > System Integration > Add 'Browse with XnView' to context menu

    Now when you are in Windows File Explorer you find this option on your right click menu. I find it quite fast to show the video thumbnails even with 1200 in a single folder and the little movie preview works well, but not for .m2t files, just AVI and QuickTime.

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  • Philip
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    Originally posted by Claire View Post
    Excuse me, I was following this thread, do you know of the free Xnview? http://www.xnview.com

    It can extend Windows Explorer and lets me browse through my Edius HQ codec scene splits. Browsing is fast and as well as showing a preview on a sizable movie window it can move or copy stuff around like Explorer.
    I downloaded the xnview application and couldn't get any previews to work on HQ files. I got a control bar on the bottom for VCR type controls but now visible preview. Also what does the XnView extension for Explorer do. I have not got anything to work with the app. I'm still stuck with Edius capture solutions...not a pretty picture? :-(

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  • comedians
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    Claire that's a great freeby, thank you for sharing

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  • biopic
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    Another very useful feature in Scenalyzer, that I would like to see implemented in Edius, is the reporting of errors in the acquired DV stream. Having recently had to have a worn head drum replaced on a tape machine, the Scenalyzer warnings were the first indication I had that something was wrong. Otherwise, with today's efficient error correction mechanisms, drop-outs have to reach gross proportions before they are necessarily visible.

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  • peterC
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    Originally posted by Philip View Post
    The beauty of Scenalyzer was you got a small filmstrip of 5-10 thumbnails from scenes in the clip and you could see the content. It also had some very effecient ways to rename files. For instance I will make a dance montage of dancing clips at a wedding reception. I can highlight 50 clips at once, name one of them "dancing" and they will all get the same name. When you commit the changes to disk it will automatically name the clips "dancing####" with a sequencial numeric number. This makes it easy to catalog a bunch of similar clips and helps keep track of them when editing. You can also highlight a bunch of clips at once and change the path all at one time.

    You can even rename clips while they are being captured but I know that is a feature I will have to live without.

    Just a few functions that speed the process in Scenalyzer.
    Phillip, certainly a lot of features you have noted here for Edius batch capture
    to have implemented. Hope it goes further and implementation in Edius happens.

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  • Claire
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    Originally posted by Philip View Post
    How hard is it for someone to create a utility that will just take any AVI file (MSDV, Canopus DV, or CanopusHQ or even Cineform avi) and show some random thumbnails in a filmstrip. From there offer a simple easy way to change filenames and paths. I am not a programmer or I would figure it out myself but if it was that easy for Scenalyzer to accomplish it in DV why can't someone make a similar app that works with Canopus HQ or even Cineform AVI files. They are still frame based just more data.

    I don't care if it will capture and upconvert on the fly. I can do that in Edius and use a 3rd party app to catalog the captured file.

    This app would be a huge hit and sell many copies.
    Excuse me, I was following this thread, do you know of the free Xnview? http://www.xnview.com

    It can extend Windows Explorer and lets me browse through my Edius HQ codec scene splits. Browsing is fast and as well as showing a preview on a sizable movie window it can move or copy stuff around like Explorer.

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  • Philip
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    Originally posted by peterC View Post
    G'day Phillip.
    For anything I need to do regarding changing file names and changing paths, I use explorer only. I rename the file there and if I change the file path, I do it there. I then simply update the relevant Edius project when I re-open it. That's about it for me.

    Cataloging....well, not sure what you are doing here since I don't use Sceneanalyser to know. But it all happens within explorer for me, then I update paths and bin folders in Edius.

    As you say, Edius can do the splits for you, and you can rename the files there. If you plan well, you may get your catalogue regime happening there at the same time (during the capture and renaming process.)

    For sure, the batch capture utility in Edius could use some improvements. It's there, but a clunky layout/process at the moment

    HTH.

    The beauty of Scenalyzer was you got a small filmstrip of 5-10 thumbnails from scenes in the clip and you could see the content. It also had some very effecient ways to rename files. For instance I will make a dance montage of dancing clips at a wedding reception. I can highlight 50 clips at once, name one of them "dancing" and they will all get the same name. When you commit the changes to disk it will automatically name the clips "dancing####" with a sequencial numeric number. This makes it easy to catalog a bunch of similar clips and helps keep track of them when editing. You can also highlight a bunch of clips at once and change the path all at one time.

    You can even rename clips while they are being captured but I know that is a feature I will have to live without.

    Just a few functions that speed the process in Scenalyzer.

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  • peterC
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    I am still looking for that application that will let me catalog files and change names/paths after the capture process as easily Scenalyzer.
    G'day Phillip.
    For anything I need to do regarding changing file names and changing paths, I use explorer only. I rename the file there and if I change the file path, I do it there. I then simply update the relevant Edius project when I re-open it. That's about it for me.

    Cataloging....well, not sure what you are doing here since I don't use Sceneanalyser to know. But it all happens within explorer for me, then I update paths and bin folders in Edius.

    As you say, Edius can do the splits for you, and you can rename the files there. If you plan well, you may get your catalogue regime happening there at the same time (during the capture and renaming process.)

    For sure, the batch capture utility in Edius could use some improvements. It's there, but a clunky layout/process at the moment

    HTH.

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  • Philip
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    Originally posted by aldigitalguy View Post
    The best FREE capture tool out there for HDV is HDV Split. It is a utility for capturing HDV stream from your camcorder with scene splitting by timestamp and dropped-frames indicator. You can also split MPEG2 Trasnport Stream files captured earlier - new scenes are detected by date and time read from .m2t file.
    From there you can use a watch folder to convert what you need to HQ. I love it.

    Here is a link to it.
    http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm
    Ok...so I downloaded a copy of HDVSplit. Tell me what it does better than Edius capture tool. It captures and splits on the timecode change....so does Edius..... no benefit there.

    It saves to a specified folder. Edius saves to the project folder....simple enough task to just move them after capture.... no benefit there

    It can take one long m2t file and split it....no big deal...I don't forsee my self capturing a long m2t file and needing it split. If I capture with Edius I will use scene splitting there and not need to worry.

    Other than the ability to split a previously captured file I see no benefit to HDVSplit from what Edius offers.

    I am still looking for that application that will let me catalog files and change names/paths after the capture process as easily Scenalyzer.

    I also tried AVCutty that someone else recommended and it was not any easier than Edius to deal with. How hard is it for someone to create a utility that will just take any AVI file (MSDV, Canopus DV, or CanopusHQ or even Cineform avi) and show some random thumbnails in a filmstrip. From there offer a simple easy way to change filenames and paths. I am not a programmer or I would figure it out myself but if it was that easy for Scenalyzer to accomplish it in DV why can't someone make a similar app that works with Canopus HQ or even Cineform AVI files. They are still frame based just more data.

    I don't care if it will capture and upconvert on the fly. I can do that in Edius and use a 3rd party app to catalog the captured file.

    This app would be a huge hit and sell many copies.

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  • aldigitalguy
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    HDV Split

    The best FREE capture tool out there for HDV is HDV Split. It is a utility for capturing HDV stream from your camcorder with scene splitting by timestamp and dropped-frames indicator. You can also split MPEG2 Trasnport Stream files captured earlier - new scenes are detected by date and time read from .m2t file.
    From there you can use a watch folder to convert what you need to HQ. I love it.

    Here is a link to it.
    http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm

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  • Philip
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    Originally posted by leethomas View Post
    I have not yet gone HDV, but am thinking about it. So, just to get this straight (and I am a SCLive user as well), you're telling me that there is not a program included as part of Edius that will capture and separate the clips in a similar fashion as SCLive...? If not, how are you guys doing that?
    Edius will split the clips in HDV or CanopusHQ based on Timecode but what it won't do is the easy cataloging and naming of files like Scenalyzer does. The cataloging ability and thumbnail previews of Scenalyzer will be greatly missed till someone finds a usable alternative for HD type files.

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  • Zorro
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    If you go into Settings/application settings/ deck settings you will see several options for dividing files while capturing.
    Maybe the most handy feature of SCLive is to split files (coming from a live or an analog source) during capture on the fly without losing a frame. I've already submitted this point to the 'feature request' section.

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  • GrassValley_MD
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    If you go into Settings/application settings/ deck settings you will see several options for dividing files while capturing.

    Check the one you want and uncheck the rest.


    Mike

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  • leethomas
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    I have not yet gone HDV, but am thinking about it. So, just to get this straight (and I am a SCLive user as well), you're telling me that there is not a program included as part of Edius that will capture and separate the clips in a similar fashion as SCLive...? If not, how are you guys doing that?

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