application to scan mini DV tapes for scenes

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Kevin D Brady, May 5, 2009.

  1. Kevin D Brady macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2009
    I am looking for an application which will scan Mini DV tapes in I fast-forward and will make thumbnails of each new scene. I am not looking for an application which will scan a digital file for scene changes. The goal was not to have to capture the tape onto the computer-simply to scan the tape itself and create thumbnails.

    There is a Windows application called Scenalyzer which does this.

    Thank you in advance

    Kevin D. Brady
  2. RatVega macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2005
    Southern California
    You might try iMovie 7 or 8. Although you need to acquire the video in order to view it, the "skimming" process is remarkably fast and will allow you to cut and save scenes pretty much on-the-fly. Or, if you prefer, you can delete footage on-the-fly...

    In either case, you then have options like exporting XML to Final Cut Pro or transcoding via QuickTime to another app.

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