Vidi
Vidi
0.4.7

4.7

Vidi free download for Mac

Vidi

0.4.7
27 October 2007

Watch and record TV on your Mac.

Overview

Vidi is an application that lets you watch and record TV on your Mac using the Formac Studio DV/TV/TVR and other video converters. It features perfect audio-to-video sync, full frame rate video while recording, and a streamlined user interface.

What's new in Vidi

Version 0.4.7:
  • OS X 10.7 compatibility release
  • First source code release

Requirements for Vidi

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

23 Vidi Reviews

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Moog-Modular
19 December 2013

Most helpful

Just tried this old program after updating my Imac to OSX 10.6.8. Worked great! No probs.
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Version 0.4.7
byrondement
30 October 2015
Perfect. I don't know anything about Formac TVR, but this is exactly what I needed. A no-frills, simple interface and a straightforward way to just capture pure DV from firewire. No bloatware, no editing tools, just a simple capture client. I can't speak to its TV programming or channel organization features, since that is not what I am using it for. I basically wanted a way to avoid the bloated mess that is iMovie for capturing DV video. This fits the bill even better than I'd hoped. :) Thank you!
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Version 0.4.7
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byrondement
byrondement
09 November 2015
Forgot to mention something important too, the reason I needed it. This simple DV capture program supports Av/DV pass-thru if you happen to have a device that does that, as I do. In many more full-featured editors with import abilities, the program will only capture if there is a "play" signal coming from the camera attached, thus making pass-thru impossible. Again, great product.
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Moog-Modular
19 December 2013
Just tried this old program after updating my Imac to OSX 10.6.8. Worked great! No probs.
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Version 0.4.7
Anonymous
09 July 2005
Vidi works with Director's Cut 2 vhs to digital converter,with very high quality!Excellent and free application!!!
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Version 0.4.5
Anonymous
15 February 2005
I wish this worked for the Plextor PVR (the TV tuner used by Elgato EyeTV system)too. Is this possible?
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Version 0.4.4d9
Anonymous
05 December 2004
I can only support the previous reviewer. The Formac TVR in itself is a good device; the software Formac delivers as part of the product is totally crap. It is only through Mitz Pettel's Vidi that I can use the device to the full extent, including listening to and recording FM radio. A brilliant piece of software....
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Version 0.4.4d9
Azrichg
05 December 2004
IF you have a Formac TVR and you are NOT using Vidi, then you are missing out on how good the TVR is. You can schedule recurring recordings for stuff like the Simpsons and The Daily Show. It doesn't HOG your system in any way, and it just plain works. The only improvement I could see is to make the volume in playback louder, but that may be a quicktime problem and not Vidi's fault. Thanx again Mitz for updating this for us! If you want to challenge yourself some more, maybe you could make it work with the ATI remote and have a sleep timer, heck, just make it into a 'virtual TV' with all the features you find on your standard TV, sleep, wake up timers, :) GOOD WORK!
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Version 0.4.4d9
Anonymous
29 July 2004
Since Formac TVR's software is pure s**t, I was about to take it back after three hours. It just sucks. Resetting picture source when adjusting controls, Timer doesn't work (it either doesn't start or stop) and overall sluggishness and unpredictability plagues it. Then, a quick look around the net and I came across THIS lovely piece of software - even though it is almost impossible to quit completely. But hey, that's about the only glitch when compared to Formac's real piece of bug-loaded crap. Shortly: This rocks. Keep up the good work!
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Version 0.4.4d7
Anonymous
08 July 2004
Great little app, with one bug-bear, after quitting it leaves a process running in the background called Vidi Server, (which I presume is for recording schedules), trouble is it's there whether you like it or not. You have to kill the process via the activity monitor. Would love an option to kill this process when I quit the app. My pet hate is unwanted processes eating up CPU cycles and RAM. Otherwise, a fantastic app, at a very, very reasonable price ;)
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Version 0.4.4d7
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Mitz Pettel
Mitz Pettel
13 July 2004
As you guessed, the Vidi Server is necessary for Vidi to function properly: it provides background recording, scheduled recording, the Vidi status menu and the control palette. When not recording, the Vidi Server uses virtually no CPU cycles (shows as 0.00% in Activity Monitor) and very little physical RAM. Vidi Server is also added to your startup items (called "login items" in Mac OS X 10.2), similarly to iCal's iCalAlarmScheduler and other applications' helper processes. This is not a bug.
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Version 0.4.4d7
Anonymous
31 March 2004
I'm able to use this app with my Canopus fire wire DV box. Translation with a little trick work I can program my VHS and the Vidi app to record shows. Pretty cool.
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Version 0.4.4d5
Anonymous
18 February 2004
Fantastic application! I have never been able to use my formac TV converter until now. The Studio TVR application never synchronized video and audio but this application does. Also easy to switch between channels. Thank you!
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Version 0.4.4d3
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