Wetpixel member, Chris Parsons has released version 1.4 of the Videux video organizer, player, and workflow assistant. Designed specifically to keep track of a large number of video files located on numerous volumes, this version adds the ability to import directly from a variety of cameras, date organization and bulk keywording
A 7-day trial is available and Videux is available at a special rate of $29.99 form the designers or the App Store.
Videux Release 1.4 Now Available
The 1.4 release of Videux is now available. It has been a long time since our previous release; we’ve had some personal circumstances that greatly impacted our development plans. See the “personal note” below for more information about that. The good news, though, is that we are back in development mode and the 1.4 changes represent all new code. We’re also coding the next release, 1.5, right now. So, expect more features and enhancements in the coming weeks. As always, we welcome your feedback.
The main feature for this release is the ability to import directly from a camera, including cameras like the GoPro and drone cams. In addition, we’ve added an option to organize your videos on import. You can organize by today’s date or by capture date. We’ve tested with several cameras; let us know if you have problems with this feature on a specific camera.
We’ve also added the ability to add multiple keywords at a time, delimited by commas, semi-colon, or tab. And since the Add Keyword field supports copy/paste, you can paste in long strings of multiple keywords. For example, if you paste this string into the Add Keywords field: ” Cheddar; Goat Cheese, Mozzarella”, Videux will add three keywords. Spaces inside of each keyword is preserved, but leading or trailing whitespace is trimmed. So in this example, you’d get three keywords: “Cheddar”, “Goat Cheese” and “Mozzarella”.
Features added in the v1.4 update:
- Import from Camera. No card reader needed! Plug your camera into your computer via USB and Videux can now import from the camera. (Card readers are typically faster than direct from camera, but sometimes reading from the camera is more convenient.)
- Organize by date. During the import process, you can now choose to have the video files organized by date (either today’s date or the capture date). This functionality will be available for regular file imports in a coming release.
- Keywords can now be added in bulk. If you separate a list of keywords with a comma, semicolon, or tab characters, Videux will now add these keywords in bulk. The keyword field also supports copy/paste, so you can paste in a list of keywords for a single video or for multiple videos at a time.
- Dropdown panels are now a slightly lighter color to make it easier to see the panel.
- The delete dialog now a bit easier to use but still requires a very explicit action to delete your data.
- Version update and licensing frameworks updated/improved to conform to new Apple requirements.
Additional new features quietly added in v1.3:
- Re-linking: allows you to relink files individually or entire directory trees. This is especially useful if you move your video collection to a new hard drive. Just re-link the directory at the top level and Videux will access the new tree.
- New Trimming options: In the Preferences pane, you can now specify one of three different options for how trims are made. We like the ProRes option, but you can also re-encode in your original container, or skip re-encoding and copy the encoded video.
- DV containers now supported for transcoding and proxy.
- Proxy location: You can now specify (in the Preferences pane) where Proxies are stored. This makes it easier to manage disk space and organization of your clips.
The 1.4 updates can be accessed as follows:
App Store Versions (Videux Pro AS and Videux Play LT): As with any App Store app, you should get the update automatically if you have App Store set to do that. Otherwise, open the App Store and click on “Updates”.
Videux Pro DL: If you have auto-updates enabled, the updater should find the new version the next time it checks in. If not, click “Videux Pro DL->Check for Updates”.
Plans for next release:
For our next release, we’ll be focusing on adding the organize-by-date capability to the regular file import and to your existing library. This will enable you to quickly organize a rats nest of videos across multiple disk drives. We’re also tidying up the playlist functionality and adding a way to skip ahead to the next video in the playlist (or skip backward). We’re also looking at a couple more options for a proxy generation.
A personal note:
Two years ago, I lost my partner and son, Jared. While I don’t like putting much personal info out on the web, I do want to talk about him for just a moment. Jared was a kind and gentle soul with a brilliant mind. He was painfully shy around people he didn’t know and had a hard time with social interaction, but he was the smartest person I ever met. He was a brilliant programmer and came up with the main UI engine that allows Videux to display huge numbers of videos without bogging down the CPU. It’s hard to express how difficult that problem was and how elegantly he solved it, but I am still impressed when I look at that code. When he died, I wasn’t sure I could keep going with Videux. It was our project and so much of him was in this code. Version 1.3 was entirely his work, and I struggled to get it built and release it. I did, and then I took a break from working on the project. It has been two years now, however, and I had to make a decision whether to continue the project or let it go. I’ve decided to continue and dedicate my work on it to Jared’s memory. So a few months ago I started working hard again on Videux and now have this release ready. At first, I feared that working on it would be too difficult emotionally, but I have found it to be a comforting way to remember Jared. I’m feeling more energized to deliver the vision that we had when we started this project.
Announcing Videux - Video Organizer, Player and Workflow Assistant
Videux ships in three flavors: Videux Pro DL (full version, downloaded from videux.com), Videux Pro AS (full version, Apple App Store), and Videux Play LT (player only version, Apple App Store).
Videux Play LT
The Play LT version is different in that it includes primarily only the player portion of Videux, along with the ability to pick/cull, rate and sort video. The player includes the same features as the full versions, with multi-speed and fullscreen playback, and skimming playhead. Videux Play LT can be upgraded with in-app purchases to be equivalent to Videux Pro AS. Available for FREE, Videux Play LT is the easiest to use, most enjoyable video player for the Mac. And in-app purchases mean you can try the basic play and add more functionality as you want it.
Pricing & How to Buy
Videux is ON SALE NOW:
Videux Pro DL - The full version, available as a download with a 7-day trial: Buy Videux Pro DL
SALE Pricing $29.99
Videux Pro AS - The full App Store version: Videux Pro AS on the App Store
SALE Pricing $29.99
Videux Play LT - The player only version: Videux Play LT on the App Store
FREE (in-app purchases available)
64bit Intel Mac running El Capitan, Sierra or later
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