iDive
iDive 2.0.5
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Pro-grade video cataloging for DV enthusiasts.   Demo ($79.00)
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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
What's New
Version 2.0.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later





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iDive User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Me2 commented on 04 Jun 2010
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.
[Version 2.0.3]


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Stike reviewed on 07 Dec 2008
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...
[Version 1.8.8]


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try (developer) commented on 12 Mar 2008
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
[Version 1.8.7]


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ozean reviewed on 06 Dec 2005
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.
[Version 1.4.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Sep 2005
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.
[Version 1.4]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Nov 2005
Thanks for your comments and for pointing us to the things you don't like. We'll improve the ergonomy in the future releases.
We appreciate the fact thats some drag and drop operations need too many steps to complete. This is currently due to the fact that an import requires some parameteres to be set for the image sampling. We will in the future add some default configurations that will bypass the current import wizard and make the drag and drop an immediate operation.
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Dec 2004
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"!
[Version 1.2.1]


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calvin r. reviewed on 08 Nov 2004
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.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Sep 2004
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.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jul 2004
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.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Leerjet rated on 14 Nov 2012

[Version 2.0.5]



Peashooter rated on 27 Sep 2011

[Version 2.0.5]



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Gryphonent rated on 07 Sep 2011

[Version 2.0.5]



Jmulick01 rated on 03 May 2011

[Version 2.0.5]


Downloads:45,119
Version Downloads:1,829
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Demo
Date:23 Mar 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $79.00
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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.


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