Contest applications for Windows 7: a tool for video SolveigMM Video Splitter

So happened that in the competition laquo; Best applications for Windows 7raquo;, which takes place the Russian subsidiary of Microsoft in conjunction with our website, status laquo; nedeliraquo application, the second week in a row the program pertaining to video processing. This is not surprising – with the advent of cheaper cameras and recording capabilities of amateur video of acceptable quality, even with regular camera video processing tools have become much more popular.

SolveigMM Video Splitter – a program that allows you to solve one of the most essential tasks in video processing – it is designed to cut the video into parts. Along with this SolveigMM Video Splitter lets you and other related operations: cutting a separate piece of video, stitching together multiple files into one. The main feature of the program, which sets it apart from dozens of others, is the ability in most cases, do not re-transcoding video, which preserves the quality of the original video. Additionally, SolveigMM Video Splitter uses the latest technologies, including DirectX and Windows Media Format Libraries 9 Series.

Laquo; Serdtsemraquo, the application is the engine SolveigMM Video Editing Engine, which, as the name implies, is a proprietary company Solveig Multimedia. Engine provides, in particular, editing MPEG-2 frame accurate, files AVI, ASF and WMV up to keyframe extraction of audio or video files from AVI, WMV, ASF, MPEG-2, and the recovery, indexing damaged or neproindeksirovannyh files Windows Media (WMV, WMA, ASF) by re-multiplexing.

But for the end user who wants to cut a piece of video or perform another operation, ease of the interface is not as important as laquo; nachinkaraquo; application. SolveigMM Video Splitter is pretty standard for these applications look.

Main area is the preview area. Under it is the scale with which you can navigate to any point in the loaded clip, and set markers, marking the place of cutting. Display of the scale can be controlled. In addition, there are buttons for playback, move the keyframe and to control the volume. Also, a button to calculate the estimated size of the output file.

Markers defining piece that will be cut, you can move and add more. Thus, if from one roller to remove several fragments (such as advertising), it’s easy to make a single pass. It is possible to quickly invert the selection, as well as with special buttons to note which parts should be removed, and what – are processed. Data on selected fragments are displayed on the dashboard.

Despite the fact that the most important commands for working with rendered directly in the main window, the list of functions is not exhaustive. All other commands can be found in the main menu. For example, there is a command to delete all markers for rapid movement on the scale of navigation, to control scale. For each team, placed in the main menu provides shortcuts, which, incidentally, are fully customizable. You can save different profiles of key combinations and load them as needed.

Also well thought out navigation. Using menu commands and keyboard shortcuts can not only move between frames and keyframes, and go to the end or the beginning of the clip, peredvigatsyanbsp, for two minutes, or one-twentieth of the video forward or backward. Navigation tools make it easy to allocate the next and previous markers.

Another interesting tool is the program – time calculator. It can help you determine what will be the duration of the video after trimming.

SolveigMM Video Splitter supports all major formats and containers Digital Video: MPEG-2 (. mpg,. mpeg,. vob,. ts), DVD VOB, Windows Media (. asf,. wma,. wmv,. wm) , AVI. With regard to the latter, is the support for files larger than 4 GB, VBR MPEG audio track while maintaining synchronization, and all popular codecs for video compression (DivX; XviD; 3ivX) and audio (MPEG-1, 2 Layer I, II , III; AC3; OGG). When working with Windows Media may fix damaged video files that do not have an index.

As mentioned above, the operation of trimming (cutting the clip) is without re-encoding. Besides the fact that the video quality is not affected, there is one positive thing – speed. Since the re-encode the video is not necessary, the result can be obtained in just a few seconds.

SolveigMM Video Splitter supports processing files in batches. Produced clips are added to the list of tasks with one click. When the list is generated, you can open the Batch Manager, view detailed information about each task, and if necessary edit. Before the program starts batch processing, a list of jobs can be saved. At the user’s utility processes all the files listed in the list, or just selected.

Another module SolveigMM Video Splitter allows you to perform gluing several files into one. Gluing works for files AVI, WMA / WMV / ASF, MP3 and MPEG-1/MPEG-2. It should, however, take into account: the operation was so successful, it is necessary that the files were the same compression settings of audio and video.

For convenience when adding to the list of jobs Join Manager software allows you to see their basic parameters. If the list of files with different properties, SolveigMM Video Splitter will warn you with a message in the status bar.

Unsuitable files can be quickly removed from the list, anbsp, lists of union ndash; sohranitnbsp, for future use. For more convenient work with the association manager, a special floating panel, with which you can add files to load a previously saved list and run batch processing.

Perhaps the only serious drawback SolveigMM Video Splitter is a program that applies to commercial products. On the other hand, the features of the engine SolveigMM Video Editing Engine really interesting – no wonder it is sold not only in products Solveig Multimedia, and separately for developers who are using the SolveigMM Video Editing SDK to create their own applications to edit audio and video data.

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