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DVdate -> Version History

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Version 8.0.6
  • Release Date: Dec 8, 2019
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  • DVdate 8.x.x En is a upgrade of the interface of DVdate, a successful software appreciated by many digital video users all around the world. It is a very powerful application for all AVI files, and perhaps the best program in the world for avi DV files (the format of most digital camcorders).

    The main functions of DVdate 8.x.x are:

    - display a list of all AVI video clips loaded in it, for instance all AVI from a folder, or even all AVI files from all hard disks, and display them sorted by alphabetical order, or by file size, file date, or even by the datecode (= date of capture by the camcorder), timecode, duration...

    - display many data about each AVI file, for instance codec of video or audio, image
    size, duration for audio as well as for video (they are not always the same). For avi
    DV files it indicates if it's Pal or NTSC, and if it's 4x3 or 16x9 image ratio, and of course the type 1 or 2. It displays also the datecode and timecode of each DV frame. It indicates with the letters iavs if the file is a strange DV type2 having an interleaved stream instead of a video stream.

    - preview the video in the integrated player or in full screen. One may browse through
    the frames, with frame by frame precision, or even browse from scene to scene. DV date
    displays in real time the datecode and timecode of the current frame.

    - convert the video files for example:
    * from DV type 1 to DV type 2 and reciprocally
    * from Pal to NTSC and reciprocally
    * from an analogic video to a DV type 2 one.
    * from strange DV type 2 to standard DV type 2
    * from a DV 4x3 to a DV 16x9 (widescreen) and reciprocally

    - extract the audio stream to a WAV file.

    - inlay the datecode (or other texts containinf indo about the video) into the video frames. This function (also available for preview with DVdate) is highly personnalizable. You may choose the font, the color, the size,
    fix a time difference, change the display format of the datecode. You may choose to
    display automatically for a given number of seconds the datecode at every scene change, or at every new day. The position of the inlay may be easily changed in the video. The datecode may be displayed on two lines. The timecode may also be inlayed.

    - fix the datecode included in the DV frames in order to compensate a time difference.

    - fix the framerate of a video file.

    - change the FOURCC of the codec of a video.

    - change the date of a video DV file and replace it by its datecode.

    - rename DV files using datecode or timecode or other data.

    -edit the list of scenes of an avi file (either calculating them by video content or by gap in the datecode, or by equal intervalls). This list may be edited to add captions, merge scenes, or cut scenes.

    - create a scn file, compatible with Studio from Pinnacle, containing the list of scenes.

    - export the data contained in a scn file to a text file, or Word, Excel, Writer or Calc file, giving for each scene the following data, separated by commas:

    * rank of the scene
    * start
    * end
    * datecode of start
    * timecode of start
    * duration
    and for Word and Writer also a thumbnail from the video for each scene.

    - Split a DV video into clips, one clip for a scene

    - create a srt file containing subtitles displaying the datecode

    - Display the RIFF header of an avi file, like Riffwalk - an old program by Microsoft -
    used to do.

    -DVdate can be launched from a script file to automate its functions.
Version 8.0.4 Version 8.0.3 Version 7.2.2
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2017
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  • * small improvements in the interface
    * the OS is better detected -(until windows 8.1)
    * a bug solved when loading files and quit
Version 7.2.1 Version 7.2.0
  • Release Date: May 14, 2016
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  • * small improvements in the interface
    * the OS is better detected -(until windows 8.1)
    * a bug solved when loading files and quit

Version 7.1.1
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2008
  • improvement of "hints et captions" in the window to overwrite datecode
  • features a new command to overwrite a datecode into a DV file that had none (or to write over an existing one)
  • the command RiffHeader displays the header with colors and can save the header either in text format (*.txt) or in richtext format (*.rtf)
  • the command RiffHeader displays explicitely the data located in the INFO part
Version 7.0.10
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2008
  • When exporting scenes to Excel (or other application) for several files at once, the datecode and timecode of each video is correctly used. (Thanks toAndrew Booth who reported the bug).
Version 7.0.9
  • Release Date: Jun 4, 2008
  • The template for renaming can now contain blank spaces
  • The hint on the information panel is better displayed on 3 lines
  • The preferences are better saved and deleted according to the request of user
  • An error happening sometimes when quitting is fixed
Version 7.0.8
  • Release Date: May 3, 2008
  • The command Change the video frequency is fixed
  • The command Change the video codec is fixed
  • The confirmation prompt is now completed in the commands for Renaming
Version 7.0.7
  • Release Date: May 2, 2008
  • The command Rename works now with several files
  • The button Select All updates the number of selected files. It toogles between all or only one selected
  • Ascn file that has been edited can be saved even if one quits DVdate without closing the Scenes Editor
  • More Texts have ben translated in English.
Version 7.0.6
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2008
Version 7.0.5
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2008
Version 7.0
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2008
  • new Unicode compatibility (for Asian languages),
  • the new Scenes Editor with export to many popular programs,
  • the flexible size of the program window
  • etc.
Version 6.4.4
  • Release Date: Aug 4, 2007
  • the command split in scenes works better (not asking indefinitely for confirmation)
  • a command +H is added to the script commands: if set, it closes DVdate at the end of the script
Version 6.4.2
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2007
  • The function "Send To" can again be properly activated
  • The srt files are correctly created (many thanks to AndrĂ© Gasquet and Jurkowski who reported independently the bug).
  • The command "Modify the codec" is more accurate. (It changes also the parameter bicompression in the bitmapinfoheader of the avi file).
  • One can abort the opening of many files with the Escape key
Version 6.4.1
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2007
  • DVdate features a scenes editor for creating very comfortably a scn file (compatible with Studio from Pinnacle, but also with all softwares of Paul Glagla).. The scenes can be automatically detected by video content or by gaps in the datecode. One can merge scenes, or split them, add captions for each scene.
  • The list of scenes may be saved either as a scn file, or a text file, or a Excel worksheet containing all scenes
  • DV video files can be split into individual clips containing one scene each
  • DVdate features a powerful script language, that can launch scripts as text files, or be used as command-line switches.
  • breaks during a command are better processed, and the partial file is added to the list of files in DVdate. Generally speaking, some bugs affecting the processing of a big number of files at once have been fixed.
  • DV headers and datecode or timecode superposition is now exact in DV type1
  • DVDate can be saved as a portable file on a usb key or an external hard drive, and be launched from there with all its preferences.
Version 6.3.3
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2007
  • the video renderer is better compatible with some graphic board, and color depths of the screen
  • a black border may be put around the inlay in order to improve the contrast with the video frame
  • the DV codec should be better detected for some avi files, for instance those produced by Adobe Premiere Pro 2
  • the audio is better managed in conversions, specially inlay
  • the audio data is updated in real time during play of a DV type 1 video
  • the widescreen format also
  • when opening the parent folder of a video, that video will be selected
  • the datecode and timecode is better recognized for some cameras (many thanks to Bo from UK who has send me a video sample giving a very good clue to get the datecode from some JVC cameras).
  • the command "fix a time difference" works better and makes changes that are recognized by more programs
  • The command Inlay used to hang with some videos that had been captured in DV type 1 with dropped frames. It is now fixed and the video proceeds until the end. Many thanks to bpatel who made tests and has send me a sample of such a "hanging video".
  • The video image is better suited to the video window without black strips.
Version 6.2.1
  • Release Date: Dec 8, 2006
  • sliders for positioning inlay are better set at start of program
  • some minor interface bugs are fixed
  • the Esc button functions better to abort commands
  • the empty strings are better saved in the preferences, and no more interpreted as default values
  • the *.srt subtitle files now include spaces around the -->. It seems better compatible with some programs.
  • the datecode and timecode is better preserved when converting a file. For instance, in Movie Maker the scenes in the resulting file are now recognized.
Version 6.2.0
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2006
  • one may create a .srt file of subtitles made from the inlays of datecode
  • the Deinterlacer filter of Pinnacle is no more compulsory, and everybody can now convert from NTSC to Pal and reciprocally
  • there is no need to install the Wavdest filter to extract audio
  • the time difference may be fixed with any value, and not only an entire number of hours
  • the datecode may be added BEFORE the filename and not only AFTER it.

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