Cinematize 2 extracts audio and video clips off of DVDs and saves them in formats ready for use in popular applications including QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut, PowerPoint, iTunes, or even an iPod. Now you can create highlights collections from various DVDs, incorporate DVD clips into your presentations, create still pictures from DVDs, edit recorded TV programs, or listen to DVD soundtracks or view DVD video clips on your iPod. The intuitive interface allows even novices to start using Cinematize immediately, while the comprehensive features and high performance meet the needs of even the most demanding video and audio professionals.
Select, extract, and save any segment you want in 3 easy steps, even from a complex DVD. Now you can unlock the hidden gems in your existing DVDs and create something unique and exciting with your favorite audio/video editing software!
Step 1: Select the clip to extract from your DVD
^^ Select clips as short as a few frames within a chapter or as long as all the chapters in a movie
^^ Select any point within a chapter as the start point and any point within the same or a different chapter as the end point
^^ Select video tracks in any DVD format, PAL or NTSC, MPEG-1 or MPEG-2
^^ Select audio tracks in any DVD format: PCM, AC-3, MPEG, DTS, or SDDS
^^ Preview in full motion video
^^ Select from any complex DVD, even one with multiple angles and soundtracks
Step 2: Select extraction options for video, audio, and subtitles
^^ Extract audio alone, video alone, or together as an MPEG-2 or QuickTime movie
^^ Decode video to any codec supported by QuickTime
^^ Powerfully control the video decoding process from aspect ratio to output quality
^^ Decode AC-3 and PCM audio to AIFF, WAV, or QuickTime formats
^^ Extract MPEG, DTS, and SDDS audio to MPEG-2 or elementary stream formats
^^ Completely control decoding and output formats
^^ Extract with all original audio and video settings for maximum quality
^^ Save the extracted clips in formats compatible with popular applications including QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, PowerPoint, even your iPod
Step 3: Extract and save the selected clip
^^ Extract and decode video and AC-3 audio at high speed with multi-threading
^^ Choose to save multiple chapters as a single clip or multiple clips to automate your job (Batch extraction)
^^ Save QuickTime movies (as flattened single files or with separate audio/video files), AVI files, DV Stream files, iPod Video files, MPEG-4 files, or raw formats
^^ Save movie with advanced audio and video synchronization techniques
^^ Extract with acceleration on both G4/G5 PowerPC processors (Mac) and Intel-compatible processors
What's New in Cinematize 2
Cinematize 2 offers many new and improved features over Cinematize 1 to help create your masterpiece easily and quickly! Here are the list of new features and their benefits.
^^ Selection of clip start and end points down to the frame level
New in Cinematize 2, users can select any points within chapters to be start and end points. This allows extraction of just the right segments you need, saving extraction time and disk space. The segments you select can be as short as a fraction of a second or as long as an entire movie.
Using the time offset stepper, you can jump to the exact frame you want. Now you know exact timings and the length of the clip you are extracting. You can also switch between the start and end point frames very easily.
^^ Advanced audio and video synchronization
Cinematize 2 now does active synchronization of the audio and video using timing information from the DVD. Both tracks will now start at exactly the right time and be exactly the same duration.
In addition, Cinematize 2 now includes its own video decoder, eliminating the need for Apple's QuickTime MPEG-2 component and any of the sync problems resulting from it.
^^ Video decoding to any QuickTime codec, using Cinematize's own decoder
Cinematize 2 includes its own powerful video decoder, allowing users to decode video and save it into a variety of formats. Get the best quality by choosing "full quality 4:2:2 uncompressed video", or recompress into any of the formats supported by QuickTime.
In addition, since Cinematize 2 has its own video decoder, there is no need to worry about installing and worrying about upgrading the Apple QuickTime MPEG-2 component. Any sync or distortion problems caused by bugs in this component will not affect Cinematize 2.
^^ Powerful control of the video decoding process
Cinematize 2 gives you full control over the video decoding process. You can control everything from the decoding mode, output quality, to frame rate and frame size (aspect ratio) of the output video. Selection of decoding mode is especially useful in dealing with variable frame rate video. Selection of aspect ratio makes sure that you get the frame size you want.
^^ Batch extraction – save multiple chapters as one or multiple clips
New in Cinematize 2, you can choose to save multiple chapters as one clip or as multiple clips. This is especially useful when you want to extract and save each chapter as a separate clip. With this feature, there is no need to repeat the same steps just to save multiple chapters into multiple files.
^^ Improved performance with vector acceleration and multi-threading
Cinematize 2 has been optimized to take advantage of the AltiVec vector processor included in all G4, G5, and higher PowerPC processors. Cinematize 2 has also been optimized to take advantage of SSE2 vector instructions on Intel-based processors. As a result, Cinematize 2 will operate significantly faster on machines with these processors. However, Cinematize 2 will work fine on systems with older processors as well.
In addition, Cinematize 2 is now multithreaded, so that AC-3 audio decoding takes place in the background separate from user events. The result is faster decoding and smoother user interaction during extraction.
^^ Improved user interface
With a new permanent preview screen and time stepper, previewing and locating the segments you want is much easier.
In addition, Cinematize 2 now has tabs that are categorized into 3 easy steps.
^^ Step 1: Use the "Segment" tab to select segment you want.
^^ Step 2: Use the "Video," "Audio," and "Subtitle" tabs to select extraction options for video, audio, and subtitle.
^^ Step 3: Use the "Output" tab to determine output options, and then extract and save!