MiniDV Assembler

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Description:

This application is particularly useful for owners of digital MiniDV camera's and others who use the Sony MiniDV format for high quality video production.

'MiniDV Assembler' allows you to append multiple MiniDV files with nice looking transition effects for both audio and video. Multiple transition effects are supported, like cross-fade, zoom, blur and a flash effect.

I created MiniDV Assembler because there are no easy to use video editing applications for Linux yet. Yes, Kino is promising, but its user interface is still a mess and development is slow.

MiniDV Assembler only touches the head and tail parts of the original video files that are needed to create the transition effects. The rest of the video is left untouched, which means zero quality loss.

MiniDV Assembler can also be used to generate video editing scripts that can be run without KDE and Kommander.

Requirements:

* Kommander ( Part of KDEWebDev package, version 3.3.x or newer)
* Imagemagick 6.1 or newer
* SMIL Utils
* Sox

How to Install:

Just unpack the archive and run the 'Installer.kmdr' script. That's it!


Please drop me an e-mail if you experience a problem.
Last changelog:

14 years ago

VERSION 0.90 ( May 1st 2005 )

* Initial release

VERSION 0.91 ( May 1st 2005 )

* Remove temporary files on exit

VERSION 0.92 ( May 9th 2005 )

* Random name for temporary files directory

VERSION 0.93 ( September 20th 2005 )

* Fixed installer to detect KDE path

VERSION 0.94 ( Januari 16th 2006 )

* Fixed wizard to work on KDE 3.5
* Lots of bug fixes all over

VERSION 0.95 ( March 7th 2006 )

* Write chapter definition file for KDE DVDAuthor Wizard
* Add support for NTSC and Widescreen recordings
* Add sanity check: Refuse mixing PAL/NTSC
* Add sanity check: Refuse mixing 16:9/4:3

VERSION 0.96 ( June 10th 2006 )

* Add more dependency checks
* Fix 'Abort' button
* Improve audio transitions

oldcpu

13 years ago

Does DV Video Assembler support AC3 format?

Since I could not get DV Video Assembler to run on my SuSE-10.0, I tried on my SuSE-9.3. I had to compile SMILutils-0.3.0 without the "--with ffpeg" option, as it would not compile with my ffmeg with that option. I have ffmpeg-0.4.9.4pmcvs20060201 from Packman installed.

The DV Video Assembler GUI ran, but when I tried to use it against some mpegs that had ac3 audio, and I obtained the error message:

"Something is wrong with the sound track of video oldcpu-input1.mpg. Failed to detect the correct sampling rate."

I believe this to be a good mpeg (I've successfully used it as an input to other dvd programs such as KDE DVD Author Wizard). The audio is ac3 at bitrate of 224000 bits per sec, 2 channels, and a sampling rate of 48000 Hz.

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meneerdik

13 years ago

How on earth did you manage to open a MPEG file? MiniDV Assembler deals only with MiniDV files....

MPEG is no good for editing, only for playing video. But if you really need to edit MPEG you should either use a big, heavyweight video editor like Cinelerra or convert it to MiniDV first.

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oldcpu

13 years ago

Does anyone have any recommendations as to where one can download the latest version of SMILutils (for use with DV Video Assembler)?? And is it necessary to compile SMILutils with ffmpeg, for DV Video Assembler to work?

I managed to find v.0.30 from here:
http://www.kinodv.org/article/view/70/1/7

But it would not compile under my SuSE-10.0, and would only compile under my SuSE-9.3 if I did not select "--with-ffmpeg" option.
I don't know how important having ./configure --with-ffmpeg=/full/path/to/ffmpeg specified, but I suspect its necessary.

I could not find the v.0.3.1 (nor any newer versions) even though they purportedly exist according to this URL:
http://www.opensubscriber.com/message/mjpeg-users@lists.sourceforge.net/1893563.html

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oldcpu

13 years ago

My apologies for the duplicate post. Moderator, if possible, could you delete this (or the original) duplicate?

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oldcpu

13 years ago

Does anyone have any recommendations as to where one can download the latest version of SMILutils (for use with DV Video Assembler)?? And is it necessary to compile SMILutils with ffmpeg, for DV Video Assembler to work?

I managed to find v.0.30 from here:
http://www.kinodv.org/article/view/70/1/7

But it would not compile under my SuSE-10.0, and would only compile under my SuSE-9.3 if I did not select "--with-ffmpeg" option.
I don't know how important having ./configure --with-ffmpeg=/full/path/to/ffmpeg specified, but I suspect its necessary.

I could not find the v.0.3.1 (nor any newer versions) even though they purportedly exist according to this URL:
http://www.opensubscriber.com/message/mjpeg-users@lists.sourceforge.net/1893563.html

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meneerdik

13 years ago

As far as I know, SMILUtils 0.3.0 is the latest version. Your Linux distribution should provide a package, and if not ask for it.

You do not need to compile it with --with-ffmpeg or anything, it will work perfectly fine without any special options.

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mononoke

13 years ago

hi, which application do you recomment for grabbing DV-files from the tape (cassette).?
(I am using a Sony DV Cam)

thanks

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meneerdik

13 years ago

You can either use the 'dvgrab' package, or the 'SMILUtils' package. SMILUtils contains the 'dvconnect' tool, which is more advanced and can both capture from your camera and send edited video material back to your camera.

If you use FFMPEG to capture a movie on DVD to a DV file on harddisk, you can even store your DVD movies on MiniDV tapes!

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rsklnkv

14 years ago

I am an avid dv hobbyist and find it tough to do a whole lot on linux using free software. I'd love to replace my payed-for software with gpl'd stuff. This is a great start!

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meneerdik

14 years ago

You guys are silent these days... :)

Some feedback would be much appreciated!

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matt2002

14 years ago

looks like k.i.s.s. - keep it simple, stupid - very easy to use.

Thanks!
Matt

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14 years ago

VERSION 0.90 ( May 1st 2005 )

* Initial release

VERSION 0.91 ( May 1st 2005 )

* Remove temporary files on exit

VERSION 0.92 ( May 9th 2005 )

* Random name for temporary files directory

VERSION 0.93 ( September 20th 2005 )

* Fixed installer to detect KDE path

VERSION 0.94 ( Januari 16th 2006 )

* Fixed wizard to work on KDE 3.5
* Lots of bug fixes all over

VERSION 0.95 ( March 7th 2006 )

* Write chapter definition file for KDE DVDAuthor Wizard
* Add support for NTSC and Widescreen recordings
* Add sanity check: Refuse mixing PAL/NTSC
* Add sanity check: Refuse mixing 16:9/4:3

VERSION 0.96 ( June 10th 2006 )

* Add more dependency checks
* Fix 'Abort' button
* Improve audio transitions

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