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
New features and functions:
“Have all your tapes on your hard disk”. ScLive can now index DV-tapes with optical scene detection or at 1x, 2x or 12x speed with date stamp scene detection, and with optional video and sound in reduced size and reduced quality. Index file sizes are between 10 and 600 Mbytes per 60 minutes tape, small enough to keep the indices of all your tapes on your hard disk.
E.g.: Copy an analogue Hi8 tape to a DV-tape. Then index the DV-tape with optical detection, correct any necessary scene-breaks by joining or splitting scenes. Eventually print the index or export it to html, .txt or to a batch list. Any time later you can simply set batch-marks on the scenes you want and ScLive will frame-exactly batch capture the scenes you choose. You can also copy scenes or part of scenes from one or many tape-indices to a new cliplist and then batch capture the new cliplist.
Tapeindex-files are always created in ScLives tape-index folder (e.g. “c:tape-indices”) and have the following extensions:
.scl: tape-indices that contain only thumbnails-pictures and clip-information
.avi: tape-indices with thumbnails and video in reduced size
–This means a tapeindex-file with video is stored in a single .avi file which contains the video, the audio and – invisible to other programs - the complete clip-information.
Smart Batch capturing
ScLives batch-capture-engine has been greatly improved. It can now capture scenes or part of scenes from one or multiple different tapes, capture scenes from imported batch lists or simply wind and play the tape at any position you choose in a tape-index, it works quickly, very efficiently and correctly - no matter if the tape has interrupted time codes or not.
A cliplist is a list containing scenes or parts of scenes from various tapes or files.
At the beginning of a new video-project, you can browse trough various tape-indices and copy the needed scenes into a new cliplist (e.g. use “Right-click / Edit / Add selection to collection”, CTRL+D or the yellow arrow in the toolbar to quickly copy the currently selected clips to a collection-cliplist). Cliplists can be saved for later reference and can be used for batch capturing.
Clips in a cliplist, DV-avi-files on the disk or scenes in a tapeindex can be trimmed, split, combined, sorted, named, commented, printed, scene-detected or exported to html-files, .txt files or .txt batch lists. A new filmstrip-view shows the single frames around the current cursor-position and allows you to work frame exactly. Use the context-menu (right-click the clips) or the toolbar below the clips for accessing these functions.
You can trim, join, delete, rename, copy and move existing dv-avi-files in ScLive’s main dialogs file-view, e.g.: select an unwanted part of a file and delete it. ScLive will not change the files on the harddisk until you let it “commit changes” (push the little OK button or use CTRL+O).
Various attributes of each clip/file/scene can optionally be displayed or printed with the new lists, including 1 to 9 thumbnails, comments, aspect-ratio, recording-date, time codes, audio-settings, indications of errors on the tape, number of frames dropped in this scenes, and many more. Right-Click into a cliplist and use “list-settings…” to change the layout of the list, Right-click the header of a list if you want to see or hide a column at the position you right-clicked.
Create a tapeindex:
Insert the tape in you camera. Open the menu “Tape” and select “index”. ScLive will ask for the settings and start indexing the tape. When the index is finished, ScLive automatically saves it to the harddisk. Sclive can also capture and index at the same time (using the index-option “capture and index at the same time”).
Set the batch-mark using the <INS> key on scenes you want to Batchcapture of the tape-index. Then use Start Batchcapture. Alternatively collect scenes from various tape-indices use CTRL+D and push start-batchcapture in the collection-cliplist.
Drag/Drop: Clips can be dragged & dropped between various lists, to start dragging click into the top-left rectangle of the thumbnail-pictures of a clip.
Click into the name of the clip or use F2 to edit the name of a clip.
Click a clip to select it.
Click the first clip, hold SHIFT and click the last clip to select all clips from the first clip to the last clip.
Double-click a clip and all clips that have been recorded at the same time are selected (=group select).
Click three times and all clips in the list are selected.
Hold CTRL and click a clip to select/deselect individual clips.
4.0 Beta 20050325
Improvements since 20050322: fixed a problem where sclive wouldn't write files quickly enough