: the Multi-Purpose Media Player for
Anybody Who Really Analyzes Digital Video!
Common Uses and Applications
Anyone who needs extremely fast and powerful controls for analyzing digital video will find to be an indispensable tool.
Click on a link below to read a sampling of what can do for:
Home Video Users
enables you to reference all of your home movie footage from a single video catalog file. In other words, you can use one video catalog file to instantly play any scene from any video file on your hard drive. Essentially, your video catalog file will have all the functionality of a DVD menu, but will be faster, easier to create, and much more customizable.
So how does this make life better for home video users? Well, just imagine being able to instantly play highlights from your daughter's birthday party, your son's baseball game, your family vacation, and your wedding, all from a single catalog file. Then, imagine doing all this without expensive and time-consuming video editing or DVD authoring software.
Film buffs who watch movies on their computer will love 's extensive playback features, which simply blow away those of other media players. Choose from 0.1x to 0.9x slow-motion speeds to find the perfect setting for playing action-packed video. Or, let your eyes absorb every exciting detail of an action-packed scene by playing it using the frame-by-frame advance feature. Plus, use 's loop controls to define a specific scene and then repeatedly play it back at the touch of a keystroke--no rewinding necessary!
also has very powerful video cataloging features that provide much more flexibility than DVD menus. While a DVD only allows you to jump to a few pre-selected scenes, allows you to bookmark all of your favorite scenes (whether they be just a funny one-liner, or a longer scene) from various movies while naming and annotating each bookmark however you please. Then, you can "command" your entire movie collection from a single file, allowing you to instantly reference and play any scene from any movie at the touch of a button!
Sports Video Enthusiasts
Simply put, 's breakthrough video playback features will revolutionize the way people watch sports video. Choose from 0.1x to 0.9x slow-motion speeds to find the perfect setting for observing all the action. Or, play video frame-by-frame to let your eyes process every exciting detail of an action-packed play as it develops at your fingertips. Because you control the rate of frame progression, you can savor every individual element that composes the scene. Plus, use 's "jump-back seconds" or loop controls features to repeatedly play any scene back at the touch of a keystroke--no rewinding necessary. And, of course, all of these features are fully controllable via the keyboard.
But, there's more. Say you've recorded several major sporting events and want to be able to watch the highlights without having to manually find them in your many video files. Just use 's cataloging features to instantly reference and play highlights from those games, anytime you want. Imagine being able to instantly play highlights from last-year's NBA Finals, this year's Superbowl, the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2002 World Cup, and any other sporting event in your library, all from one single video catalog file. Combine all these great cataloging features with video playback controls that make you feel like a TV sportscaster, and you've got one powerful media player!
Sports Team Coaches and Managers
's breakthrough video playback features will prove very useful for any sports coach who studies and prepares game plans using film. First, the range of slow motion playback speeds--0.1x to 0.9x--allows you to achieve the perfect setting for viewing action-packed sports video. Or, play video frame-by-frame to carefully analyze a sports play as it develops at your fingertips. Because you control the rate of frame progression, there are no annoying playback delays, counter or slider-bar slips, or chances of missing critical footage. Furthermore, 's "jump-back seconds" and looping features allow you to repeatedly re-play critical footage at the touch of a keystroke--no rewinding necessary. Simply put, 's amazing playback controls are far more effective and convenient than those of any other technology, including DVD players.
But, there's more. can also help coaches prepare video game plans--without editing any video or creating any DVD menus. Just use 's cataloging features to reference specific highlights from any game, scrimmage, or practice in your video library. You can later play all of those scenes directly from the video catalog, either individually or sequentially, at the touch of a button. Of course, you can also create multiple video catalogs, if, for example, you wanted to organize your video library by sport, team, year, opponent, etc. So, imagine being able to instantly play highlights from last-year's state championship, this year's practice scrimmages, and those scouting videos you filmed at the beginning of the season. Then, imagine being able to easily create effective game and teaching films that reference all this footage in ways that can help improve the technique and performance of your athletes.
Security Video Analysts
is an effective and affordable tool that can help you analyze and organize security video footage. First, there's 's several fast-motion playback settings, which allow you to achieve an ideal speed that is fast enough for quickly scanning through hours of video, yet slow enough to keep you from missing any critical events. Then, when you find something in the video that merits more careful analysis, you can choose from several slow-motion settings that allow you to carefully examine what is going on. You can also use the frame-by-frame feature to analyze scenes that are especially difficult to discern.
In addition, 's video cataloging features can help you document and reference specific events from any security video in your library, without the need to edit any video or create any DVD menus. Thus, allows you to quickly and inexpensively report on any important event that has been recorded by any camera in your security array--all from a single video catalog file.
Digital Video Editors
's video cataloging features can be very useful for digital video editors who compile "edit decision lists" (EDLs). Essentially, an EDL is an inventory of start and end times that designate the specific clips to be included in a final video output. 's video cataloging system can significantly facilitate EDL creation by automatically writing these "in" and "out" times to a video catalog file.
But a video catalog file is so much more than just an EDL. For example, unlike an EDL, a video catalog file enables you to actually play your scenes at the touch of a button, either individually or sequentially. In addition, you can rearrange the order of bookmarked clips within a video catalog file, which essentially works like a spreadsheet. In fact, rearranging bookmark order is as easy as highlighting a row with your mouse and then dragging it to another location within the grid. This spreadsheet-like application also allows you to sort, name, and extensively annotate each scene. Using a "running dialog" box built into the video playback window, even allows you to view and modify these notes as you play your bookmarks!
Through all these features, allows you to build and then preview a mock-up of your final video output, without having to import several different source clips into a specialized editing application, and without having to produce any video editing "projects." In other words, provides an extremely fast and flexible way to perfect a mock-up of your finalized video output, before taking your source clips to the editing room.
Music Enthusiasts, Musicians, and Disc Jockeys
In addition to video files, also plays music files (all common formats). can therefore be used to build music play lists, just as you can with most other media players.
However, while many media players can organize your audio files into a conventional music library, is the only one that allows you to bookmark specific points within songs. In fact, enables you to build play lists that "join" songs into each other, not just play complete songs in a certain order. Simply use 's loop controls to bookmark the points you want to join; the process works the same as for video clips. So, you can build a finished audio track (as a catalog file) consisting of parts of one or several different audio files.
There are several possible applications for 's audio joining capabilities. One might be to build soundtracks for slide show presentations. By selecting specific pieces of different music and audio tracks, and by then merging them together within a catalog file, you could build a complete soundtrack that cues specific pieces of songs in and out, at the exact times you need them to. Another use might be to "quote" a song (or even a line from a movie); you could bookmark a specific part of an audio clip, then playback only that part, using a specific cue from within a slide show presentation. Yet another use might be to listen to pre-recorded radio programs. You could use to bookmark specific tracks, enabling you to skip over all the talk and commercials, or even to identify and skip directly to all of your favorite parts of the program. Normally, you would need audio editing software to do any of these activities!*
can also help you extract song lyrics. All of 's playback controls work the same for audio files as for video files. Therefore, you could use the jump-back feature to instantly re-play any part of a song over and over again until you are able to discern the lyrics. You can set the number of seconds to jump forward or back, enabling you to review any part of a song without wasting time "rewinding" it on a CD player (or on a media player slider bar, for that matter). Then, you can type these lyrics into the description memo box in 's Video Catalog Window. You can even make the lyrics appear as a "running dialog" as you play your song!
Of course, you can also use the description memo box for other purposes. For example, musicians and/or professional DJ mixers can use it to note any technical features of an audio track (such as pitches, crescendos, scales, cords, etc.). This catalog file can then be easily used to share notes among your friends and colleagues.
* Please note that does not provide audio mixing capabilities such as fading and volume leveling; it can only play audio tracks and pieces of audio tracks from within a catalog file, using the start and end times you specify.
Public Speakers (or Anyone Who Gives Presentations)
These days, even the driest corporate presentation often delivers some degree of audio/visual entertainment. And if you're someone who gives captivating presentations or lectures on more exciting topics such as traveling, outdoor adventure, or any other interesting topic, can really help you prepare your audio/visual content.
The real advantage of is its ability to play selected clips of any media file from within a single catalog file. Essentially, this capability frees you of the need to use complicated and expensive audio or video editing software. In fact, all you need to do is bookmark the specific audio or video clips/scenes that you want to showcase in your presentation and does the rest!
Many presentation applications include features that allow you to start an audio or video file on cue. If you have such a feature, just point it at your catalog file; will automatically open. You can then play the specific media clips you bookmarked on-cue. Or, you can open your catalog file manually and start the entertainment directly. Either way, offers an extremely fast and easy way to showcase audio/visual content that can really spice up your presentation!
was designed by dancers for dancers. In fact, the program was originally conceived to help dancers improve their technique, styling, repertoire, and performance. Visit the
Uses for Dancers page to see what we mean by all this.
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