VideoReDo Plus Specifications

Specifications Highlights:
  • New: AdDetective assisted commercial detection
  • New: Also works with Windows MCE, TiVo, Siemens M740AV
  • New: Real-time preview of your edits
  • New: Thumbnail views
  • New: Audio graphic display
  • New: Create DVD Chapter Files
  • New: Transport multiplexing / demultiplexing generates a fully compliant MPEG-2 transport stream. This strict adherence to MPEG gives users confidence in the quality and validity of the output.
  • Support for MPEG2 program streams.
  • Support for MPEG1 program streams
  • Support for MPEG1 Layer II.
  • Support for High Definition (HD) program streams.
  • Support for AC3/A52 audio (DVD audio encoding).
  • Support for CBR and VBR programs.
  • Flexible program navigation using either mouse and/or keyboard
  • Ability to tailor the program to suit your way of working.  All navigation movements, both buttons and keys, can be configured by you.
  • No re-encoding of video. This translates into very fast creating of output files ( just minutes for a multi-hour program ), and no loss of quality, even with repeated editing.
  • Frame Accurate cut points. - You set edit points to a specific frame.
  • Ability to save your edits as project files.
  • Ability to process SmartSkip™ files created by BeyondTV from SnapStream.
  • Ability to join edits from multiple files into a single file.
  • Ability to capture still frame images to a bitmap file.
  • Automatic audio / video synchronization compensation for lost or corrupt frames.
  • Manual adjustment of audio synchronization.
  • Support for both WAV and DirectSound audio.
  • Intuitive, enjoyable interface, short learning curve. - Edit and Go.
  • Ability to tailor the output stream parameters.
  • Quick trim option to chop off the end of the program.
  • Free technical support.
  • Active Support Forum

Supported file formats and compression methods:

Video: MPEG2, both constant- (CBR) and variable-bit rate (VBR)
MPEG1, CBR (VCD format)
Audio: MPEG1 Layer 2, AC3/A52 (Dolby digital)  
File formats:

MPEG2 program streams (input and output),
MPEG2 transport streams,
DVD VOB files,
MPEG1 program streams,
MPEG1 and MPEG2 elementary streams (output only),
PVA streams (input only),
DVR-MS MPEG2 (MCE) (input only),
TIVO created by TivoToGo (input only),
REC created by Topfield (input only),
CRID created by Siemens M740AV (input only).

Picture formats: NTSC: standard definition, high definition, with or without 3:2 pulldown.
PAL: standard definition, high definition

VideoReDo can work with any kind of MPEG2 elementary stream, program stream and transport stream. A program stream is the most common way of storing MPEG video in a computer file. One benefit of this is that DVD VOB files are internally formatted as a program stream and can be edited with VideoReDo. VideoReDo can process both constant (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) MPEG2 programs, without user intervention. Just open your program file and start editing. Most program stream files store their audio with MPEG1 Layer 2, or AC3 encoding. MPEG1 audio encoding is typical of computer capture cards, while AC3 is often the standard for commercial or stand-alone DVD recorders. VideoReDo works with both encodings automatically.

All audio formats can be optionally converted, on output, to MPEG 1 Layer 2 or LPCM (WAV) for maximum device compatability.

"Smart Rendering " of your program material: Many video editors decode and re-encode your program during the editing process. Instead of decoding and recoding your entire file when edits are saved, VideoReDo Plus only recodes a few frames at each cut point. This advanced technique has two major benefits:

Speed: The decoding and re-encoding process adds a great deal of time to your editing session, often hours to create output video. VideoReDo only decodes and re-encodes when it has to, usually just one or two frames at each cut point. This greatly speeds overall performance.  VideoReDo output speeds are usually limited by the performance of your disk drives, not your CPU. Although performance will vary from system to system, a good rule-of-thumb is that it takes about 6 minutes for VideoReDo to output an hour's worth of video.

Quality:  Each time you decode and re-encode an MPEG2 video stream, you lose some image quality as a by-product of the decoding/encoding process. Successive edits of the same material with other editors can significantly degrade the overall image quality.  Since VideoReDo does not re-encode material, there is no loss of quality after repeated edits.

Intuitive interface hides the complexity of MPEG editing. VideoReDo has a simple, easy to use interface which masks all of the complexity of MPEG2 program stream editing. The initial learning curve for the editor is extremely quick; most users don't even read the help file. And, for those users who will only use the program occasionally, there will also be no time required to "re-learn" the program's functions and features.

Fast flexible program navigation: VideoReDo was designed from the ground up to have fast, flexible, and customizable navigation tools.  VideoReDo allows you to quickly find the general location you want to edit, and then use a variety of fine-tuning controls to position to the exact frame. Navigation can be performed either with the mouse or keyboard. VideoReDo uses its own built-in MPEG2 decoder and file handler, so there is virtually no delay when positioning, no matter what the size of the file. All of the navigation controls and keyboard commands are customizable. You can alter the amount of program movement assigned to each function - from a single frame to multiple minutes. The behavior of the mouse wheel which can also be used to scroll through the program, is also customizable.

Choice of edit mode: VideoReDo has two edit modes, cut mode and scene mode, which can be changed anytime prior to opening a file.

Cut Mode: In Cut mode, you identify the scenes you want to remove. This mode is perfect for removing commercials from a TV program. Simply set the selection markers at the start and end of a scene and press the "Cut Button".  Selected areas will be removed from the output file, while unselected areas will be written.

Scene Mode: Scene mode is just the opposite. Selected areas will be output, while unselected will be omitted. This is the ideal mode when you only want to extract material from a file.

Full and customizable integration with the Windows Shell: VideoReDo integrates with Windows by supporting "drag and drop" and double-clicking from the Windows File Explorer. With Drag and Drop, you open a video program or VideoReDo project by dragging a filename from the Windows File Explorer onto the VideoReDo Window or desktop icon. You can also optionally associate VideoReDo with any of your program stream file types (e.g. mpg, or mpeg). Then, when you double-click on them in the Windows File Explorer, a new copy of VideoReDo will be launched and the desired video program or project file opened. You can customize which file types are supported so that VideoReDo doesn't conflict with other file associations you may have.

Context sensitive help for all screens and dialogs: Complete documentation is provided with the included HTML help file. If you are ever in doubt about what to enter, press the F1 key to display the help page appropriate for the currently displayed screen.

Built in joiner to concatenate multiple MPEG files into a single stream: You can save your VideoReDo edits as a project file for later or additional processing. A VideoReDo project file, which is a list of edit points, can be saved or reloaded at any time. It may also be used as input to the joiner so that you don't have to save your edits before they are joined with other files. If you are a BeyondTV user, their SmartSkip™ files can be loaded directly into VideoReDo to automatically load their skip points as program edits.

Automatic and Manual Audio and Video Synchronization: For those situations where the source material may not be entirely in synchronization, VideoReDo allows you to change the audio and video adjustment by up to 1 second in either direction using a control that lets you preview your adjustment before writing it to a file. Synchronization errors may also be caused by dropped audio or video frames that take place during the capture process. Synchronization problems aren't usually noticeable during PC playback since most players will re-synchronize every 1/2 second or so.  However, when these errors are burned to DVD, the synchronization problems will be extremely apparent. VideoReDo is configured to automatically detect and correct these types of errors.

AdDetective assisted commercial detection: Let VideoReDo/Plus take the pain out of finding the best places to cut advertisements from your videos.  VideoReDo's AdDetective will scan your files for likely places where advertisements start and end. You can preview and change the recommendations before editing, or let VideoReDo/Plus do the job automatically.  The choice is yours.

Real-time preview of your edits: With VideoReDo/Plus you can check your edit points to make sure you selected the optimal frames to cut. Simply click on the preview button or keyboard command and VideoReDo/Plus switches instantly to preview mode.  You can navigate in preview mode just as you would in edit mode, and our unique preview option lets you tab to each cut point so that you can quickly preview each of your cuts.

Thumbnail and Audio Display: Thumbnails represent a whole new way to view and navigate your video. Customize your own list of thumbnail interval presets, from single frame to multiple minutes.  Then with a click of the mouse or the press of a key, see multiple frames at the same time.  The audio display option shows you the audio level so you can choose the optimal cut point.

Create DVD Chapter Files: Why not take advantage of VideoReDo's great navigation tools to create chapter files for your DVD authoring program.  VideoReDo/Plus supports formats used by many popular programs including DVDLab.  And, if you use open source authoring programs, like DVDAuthor or DVDStyler, VideoReDo/Plus will create the XML command file so you can quickly author your DVDs.

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