iDive
iDive
2.0.5

4.2

iDive free download for Mac

iDive2.0.5

23 March 2011

Pro-grade video cataloging for DV enthusiasts.

Overview

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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13 Reviews of iDive

Fikon
18 January 2020
Version: 2.0.5

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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.
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Fikon
18 January 2020
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.
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Me2
05 June 2010
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.
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Stike
07 December 2008
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...
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try
12 March 2008
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
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4.5
Ozean
06 December 2005
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.
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Anonymous
28 September 2005
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.
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4.25
N Peters
11 August 2005
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.
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Scott T. Hards
26 February 2005
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.
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Anonymous
22 December 2004
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"!
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bill11111
22 November 2004
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.
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Calvin-R-
08 November 2004
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.
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4.25
Anonymous
24 September 2004
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.
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4.25
Anonymous
30 July 2004
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.
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