Video Summary 2 makes a summary image of video data in a movie file by extracting a number of frame images. The images are arranged in a grid in one image. You can save, print, copy, and drag it. You can also attach the image to the movie file as Finder's icon. This is useful to navigate you to watch the interesting scenes in the movie, to analyze the motion captured by your camera, to make a picture of motion sequence for a printed document, and so on.
The source movie must be playable by the AVKit framework of OS X, such as QuickTime, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, and 3GPP formats. Windows Media and Flash Video are not supported. QuickTime movies are not always loadable, depending on what type of CODEC was used for compression. MPEG-2 format is also playable, but this software does not work well with it.
This is a successor of VideoSummary for older OS X. It was based on QuickTime APIs but the new one is based on the modern APIs called AVFoundation and AVKit. Unfortunately, because those new APIs have supported neither copy-and-paste of a video data segment, nor the third-party CODEC plug-ins yet, this version lacks some useful functionalities, such as editing a movie, importing a movie segment from the clipboard, loading a movie of Windows Media, and so on. It is not scriptable yet, but will support it in a future version.
Updated on Dec 28 2015