iDive
iDive
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iDive free download for Mac

iDive for Mac2.0.5

23 March 2011

Pro-grade video cataloging for DV enthusiasts.

What is iDive for Mac

Note: iDive is not being sold anymore and is listed only for people who had purchased it in the past.

iDive is a digital video shoebox...for your DV tapes and now for all your QuickTime movies.

It will turn any assortment of disorganised video files into an instantly accessible catalog. Finding a clip hidden amongst hours of footage will never again be a problem.

Intuitive concepts such as people, places, events can be dragged and dropped onto your footage to simply, and quickly annotate your shots. A stunning visual timeline gives you that extra perspective on time and allows instant selections based on capture dates.

Featuring extensive export capabilities, iDive is designed to become your DV editing application's best friend, by offering easy navigation, innovative visualization and turbo-charged search facilities.

What's new in iDive

Version 2.0.5:
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Fikon
Fikon
Jan 18 2020
2.0.5
0.0
Jan 18 2020
0.0
Version: 2.0.5
This product - which did what it should fairly well - was abandoned long ago. This is nothing unusual and after such a long time, you can't expect it to still work. However, it's sad when it easily could. The problem here is the activation. Your original serials won't help you, as a two-step online activation was used, and the necessary Aquafadas servers are long gone. As Aquafadas is still in business, I wish they would find a way to support their original customers.
Me2
Me2
Jun 5 2010
2.0.3
0.0
Jun 5 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.3
Have used Pulpmotion 1 and liked it. Registration is a pain and upgrades are expensive. In fact, all Aquafadas' software is expensive. Someone needs to notice the economy ain't good. Thank you.... this is IMHO.
Stike
Stike
Dec 7 2008
1.8.8
2.0
Dec 7 2008
2.0
Version: 1.8.8
I must say, I tried it and I dont like this app. Mainly because it really IS like iPhoto. It imports videos, renders them somehow (saving the still frames I think?) and then I am supposed to find those videos faster or something... which I dont. The timeline is clumsy in it´s execution and is not easy to handle at all. Also, why should I have yet another app listing my meta data like location, persons and events, when I have the spotlight feature? I can use other apps or even (although not so easily) OS X itself in order to tag my video files with this kind of data. I can see where this app is aiming with the use of video tapes, I mean, REAL tapes, not cataloging files on the HDD. But then again, I am not using tapes for video storage, they are simply not flexible enough. Worst about this app is, once I imported a few (20?) videos into it, I noticed that it already started eating up over 150 MBs worth of "database" stuff and some hard to identify binary files. I really cant use yet another HDD space hog, that´s why I already got rid of iPhoto... Maybe this app is just not for me...
Guest
Guest
Mar 12 2008
1.8.7
0.0
Mar 12 2008
0.0
Version: 1.8.7
MacWorld reviews iDive 1.8.7 Rating : 5/5 "Amazingly simple drag-and-drop interface, powerful search and filter features" "Video software can tend to be amazingly complicated to master, but iDive is just the opposite". "This represents excellent value for money and proves ideal for less confident home movie enthusiasts thanks to its easy-to-use construction." Here is Macworld's full review for iDive 1.8.6: http://www.macworld.co.uk/digitallifestyle/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=2518
Parkerbennett
Parkerbennett
Sep 13 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I wish they offered a bundle deal with PulpMotion. Half off is tempting. I'll have to play with the demo more...
Jonser
Jonser
Sep 13 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I have so many old clips hidden in my movies folder, this would be a help. The new iMovie requires too much machine for me.
Yogapaul
Yogapaul
Sep 13 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Ah, it will feel good if this can easily organize my jumble of videos.
Lcats
Lcats
Sep 13 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I have been using this for a couple of years now. While there are a few oddities in the user interface, it has been very helpful in organizing clips. The recent 1.8 update has some nice improvements. I'm looking forward to the 2.0 version.
Macupdate-User
Macupdate-User
Sep 13 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
This is exactly what I need!
Jeffrey-Mcpheeters
Jeffrey-Mcpheeters
Sep 13 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I already ordered a copy and I'm ordering another for my son. Great tool. Thanks, MacUpdate!
Skritter
Skritter
Sep 13 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
wow this look pretty neat, had never heard of it.
Shawnyq
Shawnyq
Sep 13 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I thought the new iMovie was something sweet, but Apple is just playing catch-up to this app.
Taylornj
Taylornj
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
ok ok I'm buying it!
Taylornj
Taylornj
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
whoo hoo! love it!
Cenocre
Cenocre
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I want an AV library that stores all media from diverse sources, such as photos and movies, and audio.
Okeedoak
Okeedoak
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Seems like a good program that fulfills a need but, at least for me, it has a few bugs and could be more intuitive. The window that appears upon double clicking Seems like a good program that fulfills a need but, at least for me, it has a few bugs and could be more intuitive. The window that appears upon double clicking a clip in the clip pane has some bizarre layout problems (ie. too big for screen or shrunk to half of the title bar in height, movie covers buttons). Why can't you drag keywords/tags right to the clip? Instead you drag to inspection pane. That's ok but not very intuitive.
Multimago
Multimago
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Looksvery nice for me. I have lots of tapes laying around just waiting for something like this tool...
Joe-P
Joe-P
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Looks like an interesting product. I am looking at a Digital Camera and apps like this could prove useful.
Buscemi
Buscemi
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
wow this look pretty neat, had never heard of it.
Jimbuckner
Jimbuckner
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Great cataloging system.
Tenorclef
Tenorclef
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I've been looking at iDive for quite a while. After contemplating it at $70, it's a no-brainer at $35.
Sharkez
Sharkez
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I like the annotation feature, should make finding things a lot easier.
Brentwin
Brentwin
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
With a video cam, you can quickly end up with dozens of unrelated short clips. This software looks like a great way to handle them.
Basement90
Basement90
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Great tool to use. Recommended by a friend.
Coronaminer
Coronaminer
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I never heard of this app. I like what I see so far. I just may have a weekend project whittling down our family tapes.
Sushi-Mobile
Sushi-Mobile
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
iDive is more than iPhoto for video clips: it can (re-)organize both. Without switching with other programs. Just what I needed. Fallen back to my old G4-iBook; the new one couldn't handle the rainy storms.
dmaxwell42-1
dmaxwell42-1
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I have been looking for an application like iDive. I will download the trial and check it out.
mu-11
mu-11
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Unfortunately, iDive doesn't even see MPEG files created by my Sony Cyber-shot digital camera. Too bad.
Laurel
Laurel
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
iDive is iPhoto for video clips. Brilliant! Thanks Aquafadas!
Zzzmarcus
Zzzmarcus
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Nice. I own PulpMotion and love it. I've had my eyes on this since I bought Pulp.
mu-11
mu-11
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
It should be interesting to see how this compares to the new video library feature of iMovie.
Petty-Evil
Petty-Evil
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
This is a great organizational tool for a video collection out of control. Well thought out and implemented. I've tried it out in the past, but couldn't justify the price at the time. Looks like a good time to get it.
Taylornj
Taylornj
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Have to go check out PulMotion now too!
Dripps
Dripps
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
This is probably something I can use if I would spend some time loading this from the tapes I have sitting around. What a mess!
Fairmeadow
Fairmeadow
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
If this can help sort out the boxes of tapes it's got to be worth a try.
Britonius
Britonius
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
This could be interesting for a video editor. I will have to check this out today when I get time.
DifferentVoice
DifferentVoice
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Pulp Motion is an awesome program, and this one looks great too. But I do very little video work, so I'm not sure I'd get my money's worth here. If you're a heavy DV user, I'd buy this in a second!
Ikeb
Ikeb
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
This is precisely what I have been looking for. Too many tapes and not enough time to organize them!
Memphisbird
Memphisbird
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I'm not sure that I really NEED this, but for half-price, I will buy it, and for 2 reasons (besides half-price): 1) it is probably one of those applications you don't know how badly you need it until you start using it; and 2) I bought PulpMotion when it was on the Promo and it is great. It is frequently updated with more cool things and we have had more fun with it, making it more than worth the half price I paid for that one! This is a very good company, in my opinion, so it makes me want to support them and buy more from them, so they will keep up the very good work.
Richl
Richl
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I have been playing with this program and it looks quite useful. I have Dvs scattered throughout my Mac and getting them all in one place would be very helpful. I have been looking for an iPhoto like program and this seems to fill the bill. I also own Pulpmotion which is a very cool program. I would urge you to take a look at PM as well.
Patrick-Donegan
Patrick-Donegan
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Wow! This is great! I have SO many DV tapes and I got to the point that I cant remember what is on where. This will let me get things in order. Now, I need a way larger shoebox- actually b
Madcran
Madcran
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Don't have any DV tapes or a video camera, sorry this is not for me.
Jack-Sparrow
Jack-Sparrow
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Hmm, even the price ain't bad...
Fonix
Fonix
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I'm definitely getting this, and I'm looking at their other offering, PulpMotion, which looks like a nice slideshow/animation app.
Heras
Heras
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I tried it but unfortunately the codec of my camera isn't recognized. So i stopped using it.
Taylornj
Taylornj
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I have been thinking of something like this and I was pleasantly surprised to see it here! Awesome!
Mac-Advisor
Mac-Advisor
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Great app! Now my countless videos are seeing the light of day again. THX!
Willgr
Willgr
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Just the thing to go with my new 24" iMac and my new Sony DV camcorder. Oh, and the 40 tapes I need to capture and edit I can now track as well. Way to get organized!!!
Mrcheaps
Mrcheaps
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I've got a lot of videoclips from Digital Juice and this seems like a handy way to combine their clips with my other libraries!
Michele3
Michele3
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
We had iPhoto for photos and now we have iDive for DV. The app is great and if you take a lot of videos this is a life saver!
dennispipper
dennispipper
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Looks like a winner. I have lots of tapes laying around just waiting for something like this!
Marius-Van-Zyl
Marius-Van-Zyl
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
seems like a good idea. I have YEP which does the same for PDF's and I use it quite often. I will have to try this out.
Quasimodo
Quasimodo
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Excellent idea. DV management is none too easy w/o this.
Vvarp
Vvarp
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
I am feeling like somebody reads my mind! Thanks!
Shiskbob
Shiskbob
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Now my son the up and coming video artist could use something like this. I am not yet in this level of business collecting footage that warrants such a catalog.
Sushi-Macc
Sushi-Macc
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
with this, my wife can quit buying DV tapes by the ton now we can edit down to disk and reuse the tapes
Grfx-Guru
Grfx-Guru
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
This is a excellent idea for a program and very well executed. The timeline type calendar for cataloging the video is a great idea. The developers have really thought this one thru. If you shoot a lot of video you might want to give this one some serious thought.
Artroom
Artroom
Sep 12 2007
1.8
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8
Now this is something useful for anyone using lots of video! I just i hope i get time to try it out before the offer expires...
Ozean
Ozean
Dec 6 2005
1.4.6
4.5
Dec 6 2005
4.5
Version: 1.4.6
This is a very important app for me, allowing me access to aspects of my recordings that otherwise would take lots of time - or that would go completely unnoticed. I use this for research and although it is not the perfect tool I am sure it will improve quickly and I am very happy to have invested my money in this product. Matthieu, the head of the developer team, is very responsive and has implemented features/resolved bugs which I have requested/reported to him. I do recommend this app and I am very confident about its future development.
Guest
Guest
Sep 28 2005
1.4
4.0
Sep 28 2005
4.0
Version: 1.4
don't like it. First of all, at first launch the window does not fit a 1024x768 screen. And about 1000 warning and dialogs pops up, boring... Then the interface is very confusing, so many buttons and drop areas... c'mon you can make it more "mac". Then I cannot drop the movie files on the app icon in the dock, nor on the main window. But I can drop em on the trash icon in the app... ??? Then it asks me wich file I'd like to import, but I dropped only one!! Why is it asking me then ? And there are too many settings for the importation. And when you abort the importation, the alert panel is not localized. This app doesn't deserve the "i" in its name, because it's not easy to use.
Guest
Guest
Aug 11 2005
1.4b6
0.0
Aug 11 2005
0.0
Version: 1.4b6
It is a surprising and beautiful experience at the same time to see its film file like a photo album and to have exactly the same much fun.
Guest
Guest
Feb 26 2005
1.2.5
0.0
Feb 26 2005
0.0
Version: 1.2.5
There appear to be three programs struggling to be the iPhoto of video: iDive, Foottrack, and iVideo. The latter's own site reveals a relatively feature-sparse (no compression), budget-type program, so I didn't spend any time comparing it with its more powerful competition; I'm going to be cataloging hundreds of tapes and need some power. Foottrack and iDive are both excellent programs. I compared both and dumped multiple tapes to both to see how they worked. For core features, they both do exactly what they say they will, and overall performance was good. So why did I choose to buy iDive instead of Foottrack despite a $20 price difference? 1) Design philosophy: I simply like iDive's interface better for the work at hand. both Foottrack and iVideo tout that they have an iPhoto-like interface and yes, that makes things easy-to-understand, but the iTunes/iPhoto style of interface isn't necessarily the end-all of software design. Video has its own needs. I like the way the people at Aquafadas were not afraid to "think different," which is in itself oh-so-Apple. 2) Stills: Only iDive has the ability to archive stills of the tapes you catalog; you can set the number of seconds in the intervals between them. This is a brilliant way to save disk space, but still let you catalog the contents of older or less important tapes in your collection. 3) Search controls: Foottrack has iPhoto-like keywords, and they work just great. Some people may like this system better than iDive's unique People/Places/Events system (either is fine for me, since people, places and events are pretty much all I need). But Foottrack's time/date search capabilities pale next to iDive. The latter has a unique time slider bar at the top of the screen which lets you effortlessly select any period in time and find all those clips with dates falling within the highlighted section. iDive also allows you to apply iTunes/iPhoto style ratings to your clips. 4) Display controls: iDive has more extensive options for choosing how to sort your clips in the viewer (such as by rating, or title) and more customizability of the the data shown for each clip. Other notes: Foottrack has an important feature that the current version of iDive lacks: the ability to play back multiple clips back-to-back. I asked about this in a mail to the Aquafadas' feature request mail address, and was told it's coming very shortly. Also, when I evaluated Foottrack (ver. 2.0.2), I experienced an important technical problem: The program appears to be dropping a few frames from the beginning of every clip. The first frame is there, but then there's a gap of 2-4 frames before the capture restarts. I confirmed this problem on two different Macs capturing with completely different hardware. This may of course be corrected in a future release, but that alone was a deal-breaker for me when considering which to purchase, as I want to be able to move the captured clips directly into Final Cut for editing. Conclusion: If you only shoot a few tapes a year and don't care about archiving stills or extensive display & search options, you may find Foottrack suits your needs just fine. But for someone like myself who wants a single program that has the flexibility to handle a variety of personal and professional needs, and the disk-saving stills function, blow the extra $20 and give your money to Aquafadas.
Guest
Guest
Dec 22 2004
1.2.1
4.0
Dec 22 2004
4.0
Version: 1.2.1
Wow. As I saw the review in a Mac-Mag' I thought to myselfe: Give the Demo a try. A started to caputer my first tape - and I couldn't stop! This is the way I like to clean up my shoebox. Also the developer really loves his product. See the list of improvements of the last months! I love this "tool"!
Guest
Guest
Nov 22 2004
1.1.1
0.0
Nov 22 2004
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
I have been using iDive for 3 month now and I'm just wondering how I was doing without it before... I wouldn't give it back.
Calvin-R-
Calvin-R-
Nov 8 2004
1.1.1
5.0
Nov 8 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
I just love it! The feature I prefer is the TIMELINE. Drag over a period of time and you see the relevant clips. FAST & POWERFUL. I also rated the clips in order to view them by rating.
Guest
Guest
Sep 24 2004
1.1
4.0
Sep 24 2004
4.0
Version: 1.1
iDive is a fantastic product. Very inventive, very intuitive and extremely useful - a very rare combination... I have found the developers extremely responsive, so it looks as if it's only going to get better.
Guest
Guest
Jul 30 2004
1.0.2
4.0
Jul 30 2004
4.0
Version: 1.0.2
I am very happy with this software and purchased a license after logging 1 DV tape. The feature that I like most is searching the clips using people, places, and events. I type in "David" and all clips that have been tagged with having David in them will appear. Very powerful and very useful! Never again will I not know what is on a tape. The searching feature works well, but takes some time to understand how to use. To me, it acts more like a filter that needs to be reset to perform another search - unintuitive, but it does work.
$79.00
3.8
0.0
App requirements: 
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  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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