Fast video cataloger 3.20 released

After some external testing and a few last minute fixes I have just uploaded the 3.20 version of Fast video cataloger.

This is a free update for all customers, just download and use your previous serial key.

There are two main new features in this version, the video wall window and the new user layouts. I wrote more in details about the new features in the previous posts.

The video wall is my new prefered view when browsing catalogs and the user layout is a small improvement that is really useful and once you get used to it, invaluable ( make sure to learn the shortcuts ).

Download the latest version from http://videocatalog.com/download as usual.

There is also some internal Changes in how the program uses threads. In general it should improve performance on multicore CPUs (more threading), if you do have a problem please let me know, and feel something is not working as well in this version as in previous ones, do let me know.

All in all, I think you will find this a fine improvement to the program.

/Fredrik

Is the new Fast video cataloger feature the fastest way to browse video thumbnails?

Is the new Fast video cataloger feature the fastest way to browse video thumbnails?

Fast video cataloger has a new feature that will help you browse for videos faster than ever before. This is probably the fastest way possible to quickly browse and discover videos in large collections.

Right now I am putting the finishing touches to a new (version 3.20) update to Fast video cataloger with two major new features.

I’ll write about the first feature here today, the fastest way yet in Fast video cataloger to scan huge number of videos from your collection.

The new version will be out in a week from now. Most likely when you are reading this the new version is already available for download from https://videocataloger.com/download.

I call the new feature Video wall and it has its own window. You might have seen other video walls and this is close but still not quite the same.

The Video Wall window cycles through all captured video frames from the current selection of videos.

Since it is not playing the actual video but rather quickly cycling through your selected video frames it can cover a whole video in a matter of seconds, and you can add more frames yourself wherever it is needed from the video. In other words the frames does not have to be equally spaced throughout the video, where interesting things happen you can add more frames and where nothing of interest happens you can have few frames.

There are a bunch of other advantages of not actually playing the videos.

It can be done without having access to the source videos, for example if they are stored on an external device. Doing it this way is much faster and far more efficient than playing the video. First of all video formats are not optimized with the goal of being able to fast-forward through they are optimized to be played in order frame by frame. To use the actual video source would require a lot of extra data to be read and it would not work for some format. It would also require a bunch of memory and it would probably kill or at least severely burn you CPU.

With the new video wall window you can easily have more than a hundred videos playing.

The video wall uses several hardware threads and I spend quite some time to optimize it for performance. Actually the code is probably not how the text book says you should do WPF applications but the result is way faster than the first implementation that followed the book.

If you are using a laptop on battery you might want to hide the video wall window as it does put a constant load on the system preventing it from ever saving power.

 

The fastest way to browse video thumbnails?

Video wall window

The Video wall window can switch between the different size of video frames right click on a video and select Small, Medium, Large or Very Large view in the View submenu.

I am pretty happy with this new function, why not try it for yourself I think you will like it.

/Fredrik

Video player that helps you focus on work

The integrated video player helps you focus on your work. We want you to keep using your favourite player for watching movies and use our built in player while working. We have added cool new features like saving specific video frames as jpeg images and flexible playback speed. Video players and software appearance and layout generally improve with each new release and Fast Video Cataloger 3 is no exception.We welcome your suggestions. Let us hear from you.

Since it is unlikely that all video scene thumbnails are perfect representations for a scene immediately from the automated indexing process. You add new ones by clicking the capture icon. We have no limit to the amount of video scene thumbnails you can have and they are easy to remove so capture away. For perfectionists that want the exact right place in the video simply pause the video and then use slow play. We have also added burst capture as a way of collecting a dense series of scene thumbnails as a help around moments in a video that is very interesting.
Try out our new player inside Fast Video Cataloger 3, we are quite pleased with it and are keen on feedback.

Fast Video cataloger playing with lots of scenes

Fast Video cataloger playing with lots of scenes

We have also added burst capture as a way of collecting a dense series of scene thumbnails as a help around moments in a video that is very interesting.
Try out our new player inside Fast Video Cataloger 3, we are quite pleased with it and are keen on feedback.

Quick introduction to our new Fast Video Cataloger 3

Keywording in fast video cataloger 3

New look and feel in fast video cataloger 3

We have changed the visual look and feel with the arriving of Fast Video Cataloger 3 to make users of other professional video tools feel at home. I will walk you through the most important improvements in more details soon but first a quick introduction. The interface is still focused on giving all the freedom you need to create your own perfect workstation. In addition to supporting multiple monitors in a natural way, FVC 3 fit perfectly into your family of favorite video tools via the new possibility to add your own Actions and connect them to the other programs you are using. The visual overviews of videos and video scenes are now adopted to the feedback we have received from our Fast Video Cataloger users. We redesigned the player according to the new look and added tools to help in cataloging videos inside and outside of our tool.
We hope you will enjoy Fast Video Cataloger 3 as much as our beta testers have. We strive to help you work cleverly with video clip libraries whether it is your collection of POV Go Pro clips or your business real estate videos or something else entirely.

Try it out today, it just takes a few minutes to get started.
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Video of Fast Video Cataloger 3

I put together this quick video of fast video cataloger 3 to show what it looks like to our newcomers. Download and try for yourself, it will save you time.
How would a structured video library affect your business?