version 1.7 (2015-02-16) :
- New feature: Generate a Poster frame for your Multimedia Hard Disk. Your Multimedia Hard Disk can display a thumbnail of your videos (i.e.: WD TV Live)? So, generate it while making your contact sheet.
- User request: Ability to customize the width of your contact sheet "to be seen onto computer".
- The app is more reliable (memory management bug fixes)
- Various minor bug fixes and improvements.
version 1.61 (2014-09-22) :
► The application is now available from its own site in 64-bit: better performance, better security and reliability, better memory management. And if your computer or system is too old for a 64-bit version? …A 32-bit version is still available (with no features less :-)).
► Nicer: ready for Retina screen displays.
► Bugfix: The app did no more handle mpeg files correctly. Corrected :-)
New version of the app, now optimized for old and new computers.
version 1.6 (2014-09-03) :
► *** VERSION AVAILABLE ON THE MAC APP STORE: ***
- The application is now running in 64bit mode!
- …what about the version available onto this site? Yep, it is still in 32bit (which allows you to continue using the QuickTime technology. This technology still works very well, even though Apple has now banned its store ;-))
- The application is now optimized for Retina displays.
- Compatible with future Mac OS X.10 system.
- New feature (requested by users): the ability to customize the name of the contact sheet.
- Loading 3x faster with AVCHD files.
- Logging: better gaps management between thumbnails.
- Memory fix: the application crashed after treating more than 1,000 videos (it could happen during a Logging ;-)), corrected.
- Many bug fixes.
version 1.51 (2014-05-16) :
► *** Mac App Store version ***
- Apple now refuses all QuickTime based apps, so welcome to a brand new AVFoundation based app!
- AVFoundation is a set of pseudo-QuickTime codes, inherited from iOS.
- AVFoundation is more modern than QuickTime (it handles some more modern videos and wrappers formats), but only handles a very few limited number of formats.
- Which changes for us? …It was a huge work, to adapt some thousands of lines of code :-(
- Which changes for you? …Almost none (the internal engine of the app still automatically collects informations about your video, and automatically select -for you- the good way to produces thumbnails). So, you do not notice any difference :-).
- No reason to comply to Apple's caprices: the app did not switch to AVFoundation (the actual app works well and is fully compatible with all MacOS systems ;-)).
What else? What's new?
- The app is more reliable: previously (barely), you could pause a thumbnail generation in progress, while dragging a new video onto the app. Now both actions are completly independants :-)
- a lot of internal improvements.
- a new preference, to show (or hide) the site address at the bottom of the contact sheet.
- Correction of some random behaviors with customized colors (page background and border color of thumbnails).
version 1.5 (2014-01-15) :
► Add (partial) support for 'VC1' video format (one of the three video formats used in Blu-ray).
► Some captions were missing (or not well translated).
► Various minor bug fixes.
version 1.4 (2013-11-19) :
► Some videos were reported as not-compliant (mainly videos with "comb effects"). Corrected :-)
► Various minor bugfixes.
version 1.3 (2013-11-13) :
► Mac OS 10.9 compatibility (minor changes).
► Improvement: add a 'Logging' option: to extract one thumbnail every (xx) seconds.
► Major bug fix: correct some random results when you directly change the output options from videos inside "batch window". Now the app is far more reliable :-)
► Add German and Italian localizations.
► User request: Ability to not warn about the end of an encoding (…set the new checkbox in preferences panel).
► Various minor bugfixes.
version 1.2 (2013-05-22) :
► Add a new automation: The number of thumbnails into your "contact sheet" is automatically adjusted depending on your video duration (e.g.: what the aim to produce 64 thumbnails for a 10 seconds length movie? ;-))
Notice: if you do not like this new automation, just disable it. This new setting is available in preferences pane, it is a checkbox to enable (or to disable if you want to restore the previous behavior… or if you do not like automations).
► Various minor bugfixes.
version 1.1 (2013-03-05) :
✔ If the chosen output is "thumbnails+poster frame", avoid to pick the poster frame from a not-interesting image (…like a movie credits ;-)).
✔ Various minor bugfixes.
version 1 (2012-12-31) :
Here is the final version (I hope so ;-))
- Your ProRes and AIC (AppleIntermediateCodec) files are now correctly read. The trouble with the QuickTime's specific formats (supported from plug-ins) is now solved.
version 0.99 (2012-12-26) :
Initial version (an application started long ago but not finished).
Presumably there is a correction to make for Mountain Lion, about access to QuickTime modules (I still have to identify the concern).
Apart from that? …This version seems OK :-)