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ScenalyzerLive (short: ScLive) makes capturing video and selecting useful scenes from your DV-tapes very easy, comfortable and FUN! Sclive is the "missing link" between the Camera and your editing-program. Due to the file-size or file-format limitation under the FAT32 file-system (Windows 98/ME) .avi files are limited to 2 or 4 GB, ScenalyzerLive provides a solid Workaround for this 2/4GB problem.

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4.0 20060412 (April 12, 2006)


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Download ScenalyzerLive 4.0 20060412  1.8MB  Win  Portable

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4.0 20051228
20051216 fixed memory-problem with stop-mo dialog if the file became too large
a tool for fixing corrupted dv-avi files has been added to file/tools
fixed: sclive would write incorrect settings to the metadata of avi-files when the files were not originally captured in scl
20051216 German and English Release build

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Scenalyzer, sclive

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This saved my old home videos off of mini DV tapes. It says it also can be used for analog tapes too.
It created .avi files for each section of my MiniDV tapes to a folder, and created a small index video (compressed version).
I have not used it for analog tapes yet, but that is my next step.
I used a minidv camcorder to output firewire into my laptop that had firewire input. I spent two weeks converting about 100 tapes, one after another. It worked wonders.

Review by Kirk Reed on Sep 16, 2018 Version: 412 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Excellent program. Works flawlessly. Have used it for years. Sadly, the developer has no plans on making this HD capable. Too bad.

Review by JoRodd on Feb 25, 2011 Version: 20051228 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Neither Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle were able to correctly detect scenes on DV tape shot on a JVC GR-D93US (NTSC). The all put way too many scene breaks into the file (even though it's supposed to work on time code -- still cannot figure out what the problem is) ScLive did without any problems.
Also, ScLive converts from AVI type 1 to AVI type 2, so you don't need a converter tool if this is one of your problems.
Have not had a chance to use other features yet, but hope to do so and update the comments at that point...

Review by wolffr on Jun 3, 2005 Version: 4.0B OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

I purchased this software when I bought my ADVC-100 and have not looked back. I capture TV/VHS/XBOX to Type 2 DV using the Canopus DV Codec and then use AVISynth scripts to import into Virtualdubmod for editing. These scripts are then fed into TMPGEnc with edits intact for an excellent end result. This program has worked flawlessly for me, once I got it set up exactly the way I wanted it. This is the only reason I mark it down a little, is because I needed to tweak a couple of things before I was happy with the set-up.

The preview window makes cueing a breeze, and the start-stop timer has been very useful for capturing 24-7 any day of the week. If you are considering getting a Canopus ADVC product, I would strongly recommend that you consider buying this product as the two compliment each other beautifully. At worst, use the trial version and make up your own mind. I don't think you'll be disappointed !

Review by jimmalenko on Nov 2, 2004 Version: 7/28/03 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Sometimes it captures well. I am capturing Type II DV from a Canopus ADVC 100. BUT! It captures AUDIO-only the best. Whatever happens, it always begins to stutter and start at random. It also seems to capture in a slow slow quick quick slow manner, with odd video artefacts such as serrated edges to moving objects - especially soccer players! I chose Scenalyzer because of its independence at being able to be programmed to switch both ON and OFF when recording. Using Windows Movie Maker - which works perfectly - I often end up with 40-50Gb files after 5-6 hours of recording - a lot of which is just 'fill' between the programs I want. My system is 2.4GHz P4 with 1Gb memory and a 149Gb HDD - yet Scenalyzer refuses to do a good job.

Review by Stonechatz on Nov 2, 2004 Version: July 28/03 v2.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 5/10

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