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HandySaw DS 4.4
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HandySaw DS 4.4

Publisher:Davis Software
Language:English, Russian
Requirements:Pentium CPU, MS DirectX 8.1
Install:Install and Uninstall
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Publisher's Description:

HandySaw DS - HandySaw is intended to facilitate the job for people who work with nonlinear editing software.

To accelerate the digitalization process the source material is usually captured as one or several large piecesoperate with such source files can be rather difficult. Instead of one long clip it would be desirable to have a set of short clips, each one containing one single "scene" (e.g. from the start to the end of recording).

This is the task that can be accomplished by HandySaw DS.

The program offers two methods of detection of scenes in the videofile:

1. Optical. The program parses content of the videofile, finds scene changes and divides the initial video into separate scenes. For this analysis only videostream data is used; timecodes or any other information are not required. Of course 100% correct results cannot be guaranteed but, on the average, it is rather high.

2. By time of shooting. Cameras of DV standard and the standards based on DV (DVCAM, DVCPRO), during shooting saves time and date of shooting of each frame of video on a tape. Then if video is transferred in a computer via digital FireWire interface this information is saved in the videofile. If HandySaw finds it then search of scenes is fulfilled with usage of these data. In this case accuracy of detection makes 100 % under condition of absence of a spoilage in initial video.

After or instead of automatic dividing you can verify and divide video in Manual Trimmer

List of Changes:

Version 4.3 from 2010-05-21

Show all changes

Version 4.1 from 2006-04-26

Now plug-ins can have adjustable by user parameters. Thumbnails retrieving routines rewritten. Some core routines rewritten.


Optical video scene detection software

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Latest User Reviews:

M4 2011-01-19 05:54:31 #
Version: 4.4

Nice idea but unstable with different formats.
CanĀ“t handle .vro or renamed mpg files.

C Masters 2010-12-13 03:04:21 #
Version: 4.4

I have not had time to look more closely, but it failed for me. The text report gave the clips accurately but the video clips always returned a single, presumably recombined, clip. Just what I already had in fact.

I am using Windows 7, perhaps that is it.

Mcstrubel 2010-10-21 09:45:56 #
Version: 4.4

Great software, especially when u forget to capture clips with scene detection turned on in Premiere or Edius.
Edius 5.5 does not recognize the edius edl exported by Handysaw (It can`t reconnect the media)
I just added another AV track with the original clips above and cut them manually using the edl as reference. It`s a workaround.

Ashcrest 2009-08-19 00:26:03 #
Version: 4.2

HandySaw does exactly what is says it does, and appears to do it well. The problem I have is your site declares it to be freeware, whereas it is actually a crippleware demo. A fully working version costs 54 euros.

Tommasorossi 2009-02-10 09:04:17 #
Version: 4.2


sincerly perfect, it works fine

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