BTV Pro is an application for the Macintosh that allows you to view, capture and edit video,
and create stop-motion animations. It also has advanced capture features such as time lapse,
motion detection, and DV input/output. It works with any Macintosh compatible video input
source such as video input cards, TV cards, built-in video, USB, DV, and FireWire video sources.
BTV Pro is available as a classic application for Mac OS 8 and 9, and also a Carbonized application
that runs natively under Mac OSX.
BTV Pro has all the features of BTV in addition to those described below.
- Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.1 or higher
- 256MB RAM
|License:||Free to try, $40.00 to buy|
- Movie playback and editing
Once you have captured a movie you can open it in BTV Pro for playback and editing. Movies are displayed in their own windows with a standard QuickTime controller bar:
- Automatic Backup
HyperCoder can be configured to automatically backup your files when you save them.
By storing 2 previous versions of each of your project files you can be sure that you will not loose your work.
- Exporting movies
You can use BTV Pro's movie export feature to recompress the movie using different compression settings,
adjust the frame rate, temporal compression, sound settings, and also add filters.
- Stop-motion animation
BTV Pro has many features for creating stop motion animations. You can capture individual image files and then compose them all into a movie later.
- DV video input/output
BTV Pro has extensive features for capture and output of DV video:
- DV device control
BTV Pro includes full DV device control via a floating window.
- Frame averaging
To create a noise-free image, the frame averaging feature takes a number of frames from the
video input and averages them together to produce a single image. This can significantly reduce,
or even eliminate, the noise in the video signal. This works because the image is constant but
the noise is quickly varying so over several frames it averages to zero.
- Motion detection
This feature constantly analyses the video input and will only capture video when there is motion.
The settings are fully adjustable so that it can be used with a variety of different subjects:
- Folder Viewer
BTV Pro has a built in Folder Viewer feature that allows you to view resizable thumbnails of all the image
files in a folder. You can then rename and delete the files straight from the Folder Viewer.
This is a very useful tool for managing large numbers of images files.
In addition to the basic AppleScript commands described in the BTV, BTV Pro has commands to control movie playback, output to FireWire, adding frames to a movie, and more.