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ShedWorx Complete Product Listing
|Product Name||Used for||Price|
|Cosmos||Managing Photos and Movies||$39.99|
|VoltaicHD||Converting AVCHD video into other formats. Also for converting any Quicktime-supported file into another format||$39.99|
|RevolverHD||Creating AVCHD Camera Archives and AVCHD DVDs||$39.99|
|HD Quick Look||Providing thumbnails for AVCHD files when viewed in Finder||$7.99|
|mkvWatch||Converting MKV movies into a format you can actually watch. AppleTV and AVCHD output is supported.||$9.99|
|AVCHD Doctor||Repairing corrupted AVCHD movie files||$19.99|
|Smart Converter||Converting almost any video to popular video formats.||FREE|
|Smart Converter Pro||Converting almost any video format into any new video format.||$19.99|
|HD Import for Final Cut Pro X||Re-wrapping AVCHD movie files into Quicktime movie files, ready for Final Cut Pro X||$19.99|
VoltaicHD (Mac only) now includes a Timecode overlay function.
The settings for this function are able to be manipulated by modifying the text files TimeCodeFormat.txt which can be found under Voltaic->Show Package Contents->Resources.
Lines in TimeCodeFormat.txt can be commented out by putting a # as the first character of a line.
You can manipulate the following settings:
- FONTNAME: the name of the Font to use. It must be a font installed on your machine
- FONTSIZE: Size in points of the text
- DATEFMT: Date mask
- TIMEFMT: Time format mask
- HALIGN: Horizontal offset of the Timecode box, in pixels, from the bottom left corner
- VALIGN: Vertical offset of the Timecode box, in pixels, from the bottom left corner. Note than negative values are required
- TIMEFIRST: When set to true Time goes on top line, when false, Date goes on top line
- BOXMARGIN: X and Y width in pixels of the border between the edge of the text and outside of the box. Comment out this setting to have no box around the text.
- TRANSPARENCY_PERC: Transparency of the box. 0 is very transparent, 100 is not transparent.
Here is a collection of real-life stories and feedback about ShedWorx products
"Wow, nicely done! Just burned 6 MTS clips to DVD with RevolverH and it jumps clip to clip without a hiccup...fantastic! I would agree there is no need to join any longer as this was my only reason for doing so...", Andy S, USA
"Holy crap - you're just up the road! We wanted to use some footage in a student production at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle that was useless until I found VoltaicHD. Thanks, Michael"
"Thank you so very much for your quick reply to my query! Your advice was right for me, and it was also considerate of my lack of expertise in these matters. Thank you for your thoughtful courtesy in the lengthy, clear explanation of my options.", Mary USA
Another Indie feature film using VoltaicHD for its production-quality AVCHD conversions. This one is 'The List' from Prime Factor Films
Congrats to the - for me - new website design - fits the impression of easy to use-software and modern product, thumbs up and all the best still from Berlin, Stefan :-).
"And look at all this! Trimming, different export file formats, ugh baby yeah! Even if it still can't handle massive files, I can grab what I need without worry. Way to go!!! Thanks, Justin, for making this right. In my heart, I always knew you guys rocked the muthaf***in' MTS like no one else.", Kyle, USA
"I am so glad I found your web site and purchased the VoltaicHD converter, I don't know what I'd do without it! :-)", Laura, British Columbia, Canada.
"Several of the forums suggest NeoScene to convert the GH1 1080/P24 files into .MOV files. I found the program buggy. It crashed and hung regularly so I opted for the less expensive but more reliable VoltaicHD." Scott Bourne, Photofocus.com, GH1 Review on PhotoFocus.com
"This is a cracking piece of software by the way, I use it constantly and the upgrade will make life even easier. Many thanks, Dave F."
"We had some issues getting AVCHD footage recognized in FCP due to the card not being formatted properly, so we purchased the Voltaic software and it worked great! We used it on the Ian Carey Project - Get Shaky music video last October and it went on to win best dance video at the MTV Video Music Awards Australia this past March (2009).", Eddie, Vid-Atlantic Media Productions
"The $35 program will allow you to extract these files off your camera and SAVE THE DAY!....It works, we tried it and we had our HD clips transferred and back inside the Final Cut project. They win the "I SAVED YOUR ASS" Software Award of the Year.", Aron Ranen, dvworkshops.com
"I saw that there was a new version of Voltaic and I installed and it spit out ProRes. Just wanted to let you know that everything is working fine here with the
new update. Thanks a bunch and keep up the great work." Johnny, USA
"I just wanted to say thanks for creating a easy to use program that solves a complex problem for us new mac converters and those who just want to make good fun family-type videos. Its been a real challenge and now I think you product has fixed it at least for me." Warren, USA
"You guys are fantastic. I've been waiting for this for over 6 months, and you have provided a great product. Thanks for all of your hard work! I also really appreciate knowing that you are supporting a worthy cause." Nigel, USA
"Voltaic is working and it ROCKS! My headache with AVCHD is gone and I will be sure to get the word out that you guys got it right!!", Derek, USA
"brilliant - the best $30 I have spent in a long time. Thanks so much for the Great - Voltaic" Neil, UK
"You kick ass. You saved my life. You are genius at work. Thank you." Sean, USA
"Thank you thank you thank you! I love it!" Pat, USA
"Works great:-) Thanks for allowing me to use the Mac on my Sony SR1-HDR files!!! You guys rock!" Marc, USA
What is AVCHD?
AVCHD stands for "Advanced Video Codec High Definition". AVCHD was created by Sony and Panasonic as a new consumer-level high definition video codec for use in video cameras.
ShedWorx is part of the AVCHD certification program. Under this program ShedWorx is given access to the formal AVCHD Specifications, test media and test software. With access to this program, ShedWorx maintains compliance with all areas of the AVCHD Specification.
Native AVCHD Output
Voltaic can create AVCHD movies from your AVCHD originals. Combined with the Shedworx AVCHD Previewer, VoltaicHD is now a simple AVCHD editor. You can trim and join AVCHD movies to create a single new AVCHD movie. The benefit of this approach is that there is absolutely no quality loss and it's FAST. Give it a try and see for yourself!
In January 2009, AVCHD released a new format variant called AVCHD Lite. This format limits the video resolution to 1280x720p and is intended for less powerful hardware.
The ShedWorx AVCHD Previewer plays back AVCHD with no artifacts, colour washout or stop-start playback. We restrict the number of frames per second and display size to ensure a trouble-free preview on all computers.
Adapts to your computer
On first use, the ShedWorx AVCHD Previewer runs a couple of tests on your computer to figure out how many keyframes it will display per second. From then on it will playback in real time.
The first version of the ShedWorx AVCHD Previewer does not play back audio. We’ll be adding this in a later release.
The ShedWorx AVCHD Previewer includes the ability to trim an AVCHD clip. This means you mark only the required section of a movie for conversion and the rest is not used.
VoltaicHD includes a simple way to add a Title to your converted movies. This can be a title for every movie or just for the start of a joined up movie.
The joiner will let you join up all clips from a conversion batch into one movie for easy uploading to YouTube or sending to iTunes..
You can set up your YouTube account details in VoltaicHD and the uploading is taken care of at the end of the conversion.
iPhone, iPod and AppleTV
VoltaicHD includes shortcuts for iPhone, iPod and AppleTV conversions and the ability to add the converted clips straight into iTunes.
Its Fast. Real Fast.
By taking advantage of VoltaicHD's simple native AVCHD editing features, you can have a HD movie loaded off you camera, edited in VoltaicHD and submitted to YouTube FIVE times as fast as iMovie.
Click here to find out more.
VoltaicHD can also convert from a large number of other HD video formats. Check out our Supported Cameras page to see if your camera is supported. If it is not, send us a sample and we’ll probably be able to help.
VoltaicHD Supports a number of High Definition video formats in addition to AVCHD. See our list of Supported Devices to see if your camcorder is supported.
VoltaicHD has a very simple list to which you can easily add AVCHD (and other) videos. Once you have files in the list, just press Start!
No rocket science
VoltaicHD contains a number of advanced features used to auto-detect your video's properties and optimise your conversion.
VoltaicHD will even convert corrupted files by applying its unique file repair function. VoltaicHD can convert files that iMovie and Final Cut/Compressor can not.
A number of preference settings are available for advanced users, but your normal user doesn't need to know a thing about AVCHD and the complexities within it.
VoltaicHD provides you with a convenient preview of the first frame of your video. This is displayed on a slide-out window, so you can display these previews only when required.
VoltaicHD does not need your camera connected when converting. Just copy your videos from your camera (or better yet use Cosmos to take care of this), drag them onto VoltaicHD, click Start and you’re away..
MTS and m2ts Files
AVCHD videos are saved with a .MTS or .m2ts file extension. A large number of built-in video converters require a camera or full camera file system in order convert the videos. VoltaicHD requires only the AVCHD video files.
VoltaicHD supports 24p pulldown to restore a 24p clip encoded at 60i, back to the original progressive 24p format in which it was shot.
Here is our article on 24p to provide more detail about this area.
Apple ProRes422 (Mac Only)
Since VoltaicHD for Mac supports any QuickTime format, exports can be made direct to Apple ProRes422, ready to edit in Final Cut Pro.
VoltaicHD for Mac supports the conversion of AVCHD and any QuickTime supported video format. This includes iPhone, iPod, AppleTV, YouTube and many other popular formats.
Here is a list of QuickTime components from Apple. Once installed on your Mac, VoltaicHD can convert to any of these formats.
We have included a number of key VoltaicHD functions as Applescript functions. This allows advanced users to call VoltaicHD from other applications, or Applescript scripts.
Microsoft Movie Maker
Our PC conversion process is optimised for editing in Microsoft Movie Maker. We have a default output of WMV, ready to edit.
We have developed two custom-built de-interlacing functions for conversion on the PC. Since most people are still shooting in interlaced mode, this is a very important function. VoltaicHD for PC provides it output movies as de-interlaced (progressive) movies, optimised for editing.
WMV and AVI
Windows Media Video (WMV) is the default output format for VoltaicHD for PC. This WMV variant is optimised for editing and often is not playable in full quality on standard PCs. More info ...
VoltaicHD for PC also supports AVI output to cater for a large range of video editors that prefer AVI to WMV.
VoltaicHD for PC output files are compatible with Sony Vegas Pro 8, Avid and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3
VoltaicHD for PC also supports converting from and to QuickTime movie files.
AVCHD file spanning
The new AVCHD high definition video standard stores video as files rather than tapes. This is very handy for video/asset management, but runs into a problem with very long clips.
With tape based recording, you can just record for as long as the tape goes. For files, as they get large, they have to be split. This is due to underlying limitations with the file system where the clips are saved (i.e. the memory card or hard disk drive on the camera).
You will find that for large AVCHD clips, the camera will split the files at either the 2Gb or 4Gb mark. AVCHD clips are different to other older video standards in that they are very highly compressed. This is achieved by storing a full image (also known as a keyframe or I-frame) only once, then just storing changes from then on, for a large number of frames.
When a file is split there is no keyframe at the start of second (and subsequent) clips. VoltaicHD can convert these subsequent clips, but it may skip a couple of frames as it looks for the first I frame (or keyframe).
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