Enosoft DV Processor is primarily designed to perform real time processing on DV streams, either from an attached DV device or from existing DV AVI files. The processed DV streams can be sent to another attached DV device, a new DV AVI file or onto the computer's display. The key functions range from the relatively mundane - capture DV, send existing DV files back to a device etc - to real time logo insertion, aspect ratio conversion, timecode burn-in and synchronous control/capture from devices connected to separate computers on a local network.
Fixed bug in automation interface for changing embedded time/date with the emSpecified option.
Version 1.5.3 (21 November 2008)
Enosoft DV Processor
Fixed bug in automation interface for setting time delay/time lapse parameters.
Version 1.5.2 (26 June 2008)
Enosoft DV Processor
Fixed bug in Enosoft Virtual DV Renderer.
Version 1.5.1 (16 May 2008)
Enosoft DV Processor
Minor bug fixes.
Changed automatic naming of files during scene detection to included embedded data processing.
Enosoft DV Logger
Provided workaround for incompatibility on certain systems. Corrected a problem with logging Type-1 DV AVI files that leads to EDLs with a 2-frame break between scenes instead of one frame.
Enosoft AVI Repair Tool
Added a new utility to repair corrupt DV AVI files that occasionally occur due to underlying issues with DirectShow.
What's New in Version 1.5
The most significant new feature is the ability to control the Enosoft DV Processor from other software. This is achieved using the standard Microsoft "automation object" model. Any program that can control an automation object can control the Enosoft DV Processor. More than 300 functions are provided that provide control of all the software's functions.
In this very simple example, a VBScript creates an instance of the automation object, makes it visible and presents the user a simple message box. The Enosoft DV Processor is fully functional.
Set App = CreateObject("EnoDVProcessor.EnoDV2DVApplication.1")
App.Visible = true
MsgBox "Click OK to close...", vbOKOnly, "Example"
Full documentation for all of the automation functions is provided in the Type Library Reference document on themenu.
Some new features of the Enosoft DV Processor are only accessible via the automation interface:
Multiple outputs - an unlimited number of outputs can be connected to allow, for example, simultaneous writing to file, displaying on screen and sending to an external device.
50 independently configurable logos (compared to one via the non-automated case)
16 independently configurable items of custom text (compared to none via the non-automated case)
Display Input and Output monitor video in specific windows with selectable resolution
The Enosoft DV Logger is an example of how the automation of the Enosoft DV Processor can be used to create a powerful application to perform tasks that the standalone Enosoft DV Processor cannot.
Enosoft Virtual DV
This features allows other applications to use the output from the Enosoft DV Processor in real-time. To such applications, the processor's output appears as a standard DV capture device.
See Enosoft Virtual DV for full details.
Enosoft Net DV
This features allows other computers to use the output from the Enosoft DV Processor in real-time. To these computers, the processor's output appears as a standard DV capture device.
See Enosoft Net DV for full details.
Manual Device Control Detection
The software now detects when the user has pressed the device control buttons on the device itself (or when the device changes its transport state on its own).
When used in conjunction with Smart Device Control, this means that a camera operator can now press the record/standy control on the camcorder instead of on the software's interface. Note, this in this scenario, the device must be loaded with a recordable tape.
See Extended RemoteDV Functionality (below) for additional benefits of this new feature.
Extended RemoteDV Functionality
The RemoteDV feature in Version 1.0 communicated changes in the main processor state between a single master and multiple slave processors. These changes included run, pause and stop.
Version 1.5 extends this to include changes in the transport states of the Input and Output stages. In other words, if a user clicks the master's Input Play button, all the slaves will respond likewise.
Combined with the Manual Device Control Detection (above), this allows one camcorder to control others without having to use the software's interface. For example, if three camcorders are set up to record an event to tape, pressing the record button on one camcorder can start the others recording.
Raw DV File Support
The reading and writing of raw DV format files is now supported. To select an existing raw DV file as Input, simply choose the DV File... option from the Input stage's drop-down list. To specify a raw DV file for Output, choose the Raw DV File... option from the drop-down list.
Enosoft DV Logger
The Enosoft DV Logger is a tape logging application that works with Microsoft Excel. It provides an excellent example of how the new Automation feature of the Enosoft DV Processor can be harnessed to create new, powerful tools.
Full documentation is provided in the Enosoft DV Logger User Guide on themenu.
Color Bars and Tone Generation
When the processor is running, the active audio and video output can be replaced with colors and an audio tone.
See Color Bars and Tone Generation for details.
Replace Timecode With Current Time
The timecode information can be replaced with the current time (as determined from the computer's clock). See Embedded Data Processing for more information.
Improved RemoteDV function
Fixed two problems with scene detection
Version 1.0.1 Official release
Free for personal use. $129 (US) introductory price for commercial use.
Version 0.20 (28th January 2007)
Audio Proc Amp functionality, featuring:
• XY/Vectorscope plots
• Bar meter
• Gain controls - realtime adjustment
• Channel inversion (i.e., L = -L, R = -R)
• Stereo to Mono
• Channel swapping (L = R, R = L)
Implemented "over" function for audio bar meters
Embedded data processing - change recording date, time, timecode, CGMS flags, aspect ratio flags, add User Bits, scene detection
Implemented Save/Load - saves window layouts, processor settings etc; supports drag-and-drop
Resolved transparent logo artifacts issue
Resolved distorted text overlay character issue
Version 0.19 (28th December 2006)
Audio and video monitoring during capture and transfer back to tape etc.
Fast AVI-to-AVI processing option
Numerous code optimizations to reduce CPU usage
Improved waveform monitor and vectorscope appearance
Corrected an error with the luma gain proc amp control
When launched in response to Windows’ Autoplay feature, the software will automatically connect to the device and it will appear as the input stage
Legacy DirectDraw code removed to ensure compatibility with Windows Vista Aero interface
Operating systems supported:
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP x64
Microsoft Windows Vista (final release version)
Known issues with XP x64: None.
Known issues with Vista: Video monitor window positioning using the mouse is erratic.
Version 0.18 (27th November 2006)
Audio level indicators – displays the audio level for each track on both input and output
Improved playback to video renderer window – now supports full screen and secondary displays. Hence, a DV stream can be view full screen on a separate monitor
Improved user interface – multiple configuration windows can remain open simultaneously
Windows-type Help file – This replaces the PDF version and has been significantly updated
Type-2 DV AVI files are now supported as an output format. This permits Type-1 to Type-2 conversion and vice versa. DV can be captured to Type-2 as well as Type-1.
Type-1 DV AVI file sources can be “scrubbed” and accurately cued with single frame precision.
Version 0.17 (27th October 2006)
Smart Device Control - this allows an input (source) DV device to control the transport of the output (recording) device and vice versa.For example, pausing one of the devices will automatically pause the other.
Color Logo Support - the logo insertion feature now supports color logos.Source images for logos can be BMP, JPG, TIF, GIF and PNG format.In the case of PNG files, full alpha blending is supported.
For both new features, please refer to the Enosoft Users Group for more information (the software manual provided with this package has NOT been updated to reflect these additions.)
An additional localization issue has been resolved that prevented the output DV stream from being sent to an output DV device.
Transport control using the mouse has been improved.
Version 0.16 (16th September 2006)
Non-English Language Windows Versions - A localization problem was preventing the software from functioning correctly on non-English Language versions of Microsoft Windows. This has been corrected.
The Installer now checks for the minimum requirements of Microsoft Windows XP operating system running on an IA32-compatible processor that supports SSE2 instructions. If these requirements are not met, the software will not be installed.
Transparent logo insertion has been improved.
The format of the version numbers in the installed files has been changed from, for example, 0.1.6.0 to 0.16.0.0.
Version 0.15 (9th September 2006)
Diagnostics reporting has been added. Please see this thread for more information.
Windows Vista Support:
The way in which Microsoft Windows Vista handles DV devices means that the names of DV devices listed in the input and output drop-down lists appeared empty. This version overcomes that limitation.
For other issues relating to using the software with Microsoft Windows Vista, please see this thread.
Version 0.14 (23rd August 2006)
Functionally, Version 0.14 is the same as Version 0.13.
However, it has been recompiled using the latest compiler and other tools from Microsoft and other vendors. Changes have been made to remove the risk of so-called "buffer overruns" that malicious software can exploit.
The limited operational period has been changed from 15 days to 30 days.
Version 0.13 (6th August 2006)
New Proc Amp functionality, featuring:
• Vectorscope display
• Waveform display
• Luma gain and offset adjustment
• Chroma gain and offset adjustment
• Phase (Hue/Tint) adjustment
• Cr gain and offset adjustment
• Cb gain and offset adjustment
• Contrast adjustment
• Split screen
• Save/Load settings to disc
See User Manual for details.
Version 0.12 (20th July 2006)
Added full user control for Text Overlay configuration in the form of a new Position Control dialog.
The Logo Configuration is now a part of the Position Control dialog.
See User Manual for details.
Version 0.11 (9th July 2006)
Added RemoteDV function to allow synchronous capture from multiple devices on different computers
Implemented “Reset” function to allow Processor to be reset to a known state (removes need to close and relaunch software if device changes etc)
Improved handling of device arrival and removal
Corrected problems associated with active objects remaining at program termination
The GUI is pretty good and the feature-set greater than similar freebies out there. I tried Windows Movie Maker 6 (didn't work on this Win7x64, but has on others) and WinDV (downsampled audio to 32 KHz for me). This one did what i wanted perfectly with my JVC DV-AVI.
Some of the features are pretty self-explanatory once you read the very good help file. I was a bit confused at first, but after about 30mins of playing about it all came up good.
You can export the settings which is fantastic, because on my PC it cleared the settings each time i loaded it.
Bloody great tool. Thank you to the author for making it free for personal use.
You can use "Enosoft AVI repair tool", a tool included with Enosoft DV Processor, to convert from DV type 1 to DV type 2 and from DV type 2 to DV type 1.
This is the only tool I have found that works at 100%
The other ones:
-Ulead DV Type 1 to DV Type 2 Converter --> if the files are big (>4 GB) audio gets corrupted with "shshshshsh" sound.
-Canopus_DV_File_Converter V1.0.2 --> if the files are big (>4 GB) aborts before ending.
-DVDATE V7.1 --> works OK but downsamples audio to 32000Hz. (Why??)
The proc-amp feature of this program provides a handy solution for correcting the IRE level when capturing a NTSC analog signal through a digital camcorder. As has been discussed in various forums here, such captures will typically be about 10-15% more bright than the original source tape, and consequently will appear “washed out.” Using the Enosoft proc-amp and reducing the offset of the luma setting by minus 7.5 will correct this, so that the brightness level of the DV capture is correct. Then one can encode the DV .avi file to mpeg without having to use any filters at the mpeg encoding state to correct the brightness level. Additionally, if your DVD recorder has a firewire connection, Enosoft can send a DV signal to it from a DV .avi file and the DVD recorder will treat it just like the DV input of a Digital Camcorder. (At least, this works for my Philips DVDR 615 DVD recorder.) The licensed version of Enosoft has the capability of doing this all in one step, that is correcting the digital capture from the digicam sent through one firewire connection and then sending the signal to the DVD recorder via a second firewire connection. But this feature is prevented in the unlicensed version by the insertion of blue frames every ten seconds or so.
Enosoft can capture DV to an avi file as either type 1 or type 2 DV. Enosoft recommends capturing to type 1 because type 1 allows the program to use its “scrub” bar (that is go to whenever you want in the file) whereas type 2 does not. However, Enosoft’s type 1 DV does not appear to be compatible with Procoder 2, and VirtualDub will only accept type 2 DV. So if you’re planning to encode with either of these programs, you should capture to type 2. Vegas 4, however, will accept Enosoft’s DV type 1.
All in all, the unlicensed version, even with some of its limitations, is an impressive and useful program.
For personal use, the price is impossible to improve ;)
I have tested this tool in WXP. I just installed in Vista but I have not tested all its functions yet. So far so goo
Posted February 25, 2007 by ofbarea.
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