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HandySaw DS -> Version History

This is the version history page for HandySaw DS, showing the last 20 software updates. You can return to the main page for this software by clicking here.


Version 4.4
  • Release Date: Aug 18, 2010
  • QuickTime splitting engine added
  • Now HandySaw can use Apple QuickTime API to copy media in separate files for MOV and MP4 sources without media transcoding
  • Several minor improvements
Version 4.3
  • Release Date: May 21, 2010
  • FFmpeg splitting engine added

    Now HandySaw can internally use included FFmpeg.exe application to copy media in separate files. This allows to create Split result for many formats with or without media transcoding

  • "Split by ffmpeg.js" plug-in removed
    Mpegcut.dll usage removed

    Because of new FFmpeg engine addition old splitting routines were removed

  • Self-tuning added to thumbnails retrieving and Manual Trimmer positioning routines

    Some decoders do not allow 1-frame precision seeking. Self-tuning algorithm added and it improved seek accuracy

  • Scene margins support added to Split result

    Now user can specify how many extra media HandySaw will save before and after scene in new file during splitting

  • SaveToTextFile method added to SDK
    Lang property added to SDK
  • When HSQ file loaded and media file is missed user asked about new file location

    Now became possible to specify new media file location and do not run redetection at HSQ file opening if source media file was moved

  • Cut list import in Manual Trimmer added

    You can import list of cuts from external text file

  • Now comments are appending instead of assigning in Manual Trimmer

    When user selects comment from "Сomments templates" menu it appended via ";" to current scene comment instead of replacing one

  • Debug capabilities extended

    Many debug info generating code added. Debug mode may be switched in preferences

  • Online new version checking added

    HandySaw can periodically check new version appearance via Internet

  • Max value of scene trimming increased to 999
  • Interface font changed to TrueType "Microsoft Sans Serif"

    It is ClearType compatible

  • "Break in timestamps enough for new scene start" parameter added

    Before it was hardcoded as 1 second. Now user can change it

  • RGB to YUV conversion internal routine added

    Even if decoder cannot produce video in YUV color space HandySaw now can internally convert incoming RGB video to YUV and allow to scenes detector to work in YUV color space

  • YUV colorspace now is default

    Because scene detector shows better result in YUV color space it made default color space

  • Several minor improvements

Version 4.2
  • Release Date: Dec 24, 2008
  • Windows Vista compatibility improved
  • Several scene naming templates added
  • Several user interface design changes
  • "Split by VirtualDub.js" plug-in improved
  • "Split by ffmpeg.js" plug-in improved
Version 4.1
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2006
    • Now plug-ins can have adjustable by user parameters
    • Thumbnails retrieving routines rewritten
    • Some core routines rewritten
Version 4.01
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2005
  • Saving of each scene of a WMV file in separate WMV a file without recompression is added
  • You can choose how many thumbnails per scene Manual Trimmer shows in scenes list
  • Several bugs was fixed
  • Bugs tracking system is added

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