Movie Thumbnails Free
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Your movies at a glance!
Movie Thumbnails is a tool that allows to create an overview or contact sheet of a movie combined with metadata like resolution, codec details and so forth.
Movie Thumbnails is fast and easy to use, can batch process several movie files at once and even be automated with AppleScript.
No more guessing the content of your movies.
Now also supports QuickTime plugins that provide WMV and other codecs.
Restrictions of the free version:
- you can create images with a maximum of 24 tiles.
- the maximum width of a tile is limited to 200 pixels. The maximum height is 150 pixels.
- in the generated images some tiles are replaced by an application logo.
- setting a custom logo for the thumbnails overview images is not possible.
- no AppleScript support.
What's New in Version 1.2.0
- More image formats in addition to JPEG (BMP, PNG, and TIFF).
- Opacity settings for PNG and TIFF formats.
- Even better support for QuickTime Plugins.
- A few bug fixes.
Works as advertised!
Program is a great demo for the paid version. Thumbnails limited to 24 images in demo along with random display of "Made with Movie Thumbnails Free" in thumbnail collage (see screenshot). Application has been able to handle most video formats I've thrown at it, so far, including the usual mp4, mov, flv, avi, mkv and with Flip4Mac installed wmv. YMMV. Some videos of the same length are processed fast than others. WMV videos must be pre-cached before playback via QuickTime so are processed at a slower pace.
Great app - does what it says
I am changing my review to 5 stars, because I realized that this DOES work on mkv, fly files etc. My problem before was that I hadn't installed a plugin (like Perian QT Plugin for many media types - on the MacUpdate website) so that QuickTime can handle those file types. After I installed Perian, now this Movie Thumbnails app works perfectly for all the files I have.
I am using OS X Lion 10.7.3
Nice, but does not register EMBEDDED timecode
Note that the app assumes a video starts at 00:00:00, thus if you are inputting a file with embedded timecode (as an editor or special-effects person might) this is probably not the choice for you. Other than that, this app is very efficient. A few more formatting options would be nice.