Quickfire
Quickfire 1.3.12
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Quickfire is a video player with a host of features for film, video, animation, and VFX professionals. Written by VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett, it gives you an array of useful features not found in any other player. If you review rushes or work-in-progress, make selects, or need to easily show or comment on selections of videos, then you'll probably find some of Quickfire's features useful.

Playlists
  • Drag and drop folders and/or video files to create playlists of videos to watch
  • Search, sort and reorder videos
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What's New
Version 1.3.12: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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MidiPro203 commented on 19 Mar 2014
I have not downloaded Quickfire, yet (am on the road).
Seems to be a good QT replacement, though and I wonder what types of video formats it can import/export. I'm on 10.9.2, I still use QT Pro 7.6.6 because in QT X a few useful export features were removed.

From the reviews and after checking out the website, this looks very promising.

Thank you in advance for any replies.
[Version 1.3.5]


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JCH2 commented on 19 Mar 2014
I will not review it as yet. I still much prefer VLC for standalone media playing. But I am intrigued enough to keep following this one's development.
[Version 1.3.5]


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ammma reviewed on 15 May 2013
Very good app but it doesn't watch the folders it imports videos from. I have to add the folder to playlist again after adding any new video file. At least I can't find any update function to auto the process.
[Version 1.2.0]

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ChasJ replied on 29 May 2013
I'm not sure this would be expected behaviour.
For example, I don't expect iTunes to automatically add items to playlists I create in it.
I'll certainly consider it though if others would find this useful.
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ammma replied on 29 May 2013
That'll be great if an option added.
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kapps commented on 16 Mar 2013
Is it possible to export the session as a video ?
[Version 1.1.0]

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ChasJ replied on 07 May 2013
This may come in a future "pro" version - but I'm reluctant to make the app a content creation tool.
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ironskirt2 reviewed on 26 Feb 2013
Great bit of kit. Very quick and smooth. The color correction tools are much more precise than QT7 or VLC. I do on-camera playback for various tv shows. I can see this program being used quite a bit.

Three things...

One, is there any way to lose the playback controls when in full frame? Kinda a deal breaker for on-camera work. QT7 controls disappear after a few seconds...


Two, if the user could tab through the numeric fields in the CC panel, that would vastly increase the speed of use...



Three... It seems that the viewer window's anchor point is the playback controls.

So if you view a piece of video in portrait mode (I generate content for cell phones and tablets), the controls get moved off screen...

If the next video previewed is landscape, it gets pulled down to the bottom of the screen, rather than the top. It then has to be repositioned to view the entire viewer...


Thanks again... You should think about charging for this. Or at least set up a donation button.
[Version 1.1.0]

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ChasJ replied on 27 Feb 2013
Glad it's useful for you.
Hideable controls in full-screen mode are already in the next release in a few weeks (not sure why I didn't do it in the first place!).
The other requests should be fine to implement too.

In the meantime to help you with issue three - set the viewer to a size and position you like, then in preferences click "Bookmark current viewer size". Now when you press "command 4" hotkey the viewer will snap to that size and position. Easier than resizing by hand each time.

Cheers.
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Ean reviewed on 26 Feb 2013
Nice playlists, nice controls, and interesting markup tools, but uses more than three times the CPU of Quicktime Player. My laptop fan went crazy while playing a tiny, low-res file. With more work on the inefficiency and some hot key stuff, this could could be the Pro we never got in Quicktime.
[Version 1.1.0]

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ChasJ replied on 26 Feb 2013
Thanks for the feedback Ean. I'll spend some time on the CPU munching. For "hotkey stuff" do you mean letting the user define their own?
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Ean replied on 27 Feb 2013
OS X allows some key command tinkering which may do the job. In my quick test I felt like some things I wanted to control with the keyboard required menu-mousing. Honestly, I'd have to go back and be more methodical about testing. I'll find you later. I really want to go back and work more with the text annotation and flagging stuff when not swamped.
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ChasJ rated on 15 May 2013

[Version 1.2.0]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:19 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Quickfire is a video player with a host of features for film, video, animation, and VFX professionals. Written by VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett, it gives you an array of useful features not found in any other player. If you review rushes or work-in-progress, make selects, or need to easily show or comment on selections of videos, then you'll probably find some of Quickfire's features useful.

Playlists
  • Drag and drop folders and/or video files to create playlists of videos to watch
  • Search, sort and reorder videos
  • View as List or Thumbnail tiles
Playback Controls
  • Easily step from video to video with up and down arrow keys
  • Play forwards, backwards and frame-by-frame
  • Variable playback rates (0.2 - 5 x normal)
  • Loop Movie, Loop Playlist, and Play Once repeat options
  • Trim handles with user defined head and tails (can be used to play selection)
Drawing Tools
  • Draw onto individual video frames (useful for adding notes and marking-up)
  • Brush and eraser tools with variable colour, line-width and opacity
  • Drawings can be played back in realtime or hidden during playback
  • Use the Snapshot feature to save images with drawings
Colour Grading
  • Grade each video with RGB/CYM, gamma, exposure, saturation, brightness and contrast controls
  • Copy and paste grades between videos
  • Paste to all or selected videos
  • Use the Snapshot feature to save images with grade
Notes
  • Add typed notes to each movie
  • Add coloured flags to each movie (Red, Yellow, Green)
  • Export notes and flags as .rtf (for emailing) or .csv (for import into spreadsheet/database applications)
  • Dual notes fields with customisable titles (IE "Animation Notes" and "Director's Notes")
Advanced Display Features
  • Masking (1.66, 1.77, 1.85, 2.0, 2.35 and 2.40 ratios)
  • Mask Opacity (25%, 50%, 75% and 100%)
  • Frame Counter overlay
  • User defined frame-counter start number (handy of you have slate or bars at beginning of movies)
  • Timecode overlay
  • Filename overlay
  • Mirror image on X and/or Y axes
  • Zoomable image with click and drag to pan the image
  • Hotkeys for 1:1 Pixel Scale, Scale Up, Scale Down and Fit Viewer
Audio
  • Save audio track to file (as .wav)
  • Remove current audio tracks
  • Link audio file to movie
  • Save movie with current audio (does not save grade or drawings (yet!)).
  • Snapshot images
  • Snapshot while graded, zoomed, mirrored, masked and with overlays and drawings if visible
  • PNG or JPG with compression settings
  • User defined resolution and filename


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