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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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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

4.0 20050927
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).

Additional improvements

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.

How to:

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.

Rename clips:

Click into the name of the clip or use F2 to edit the name of a clip.

Select clips:

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

4.0 Beta
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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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