DropDV for Mac

DropDV for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 8 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0.10
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
March 01, 2005
Price:
Purchase; $39.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.2/10.3
Total Downloads:
706
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

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  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 2 stars

    "Gotta be a Geek to Understand This Thing"

    June 19, 2010   |   By jholmes_jr

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    It seems to do fast, accurate conversions from mpg to DV

    Cons

    It's confusing, and the documentation is a stupid text file that assumes you already know how everything works. If I were a tech-head I'd probably love this thing

    Summary

    Disappointing

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  • 4 stars

    "DropDV - does it use multiple cpus"

    March 18, 2005

    Version: DropDV 2.0.10

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I have not run any side by side comparisons on DropDV 1.x and 2.x. There does not appear to be any use of multiprocessing on my G4 Dual 1.42 PowerPC.

    Listed as a new feature for 2.x, is â??Multiprocessor enabled.â?? I am curries what this means in the MAC world? While an application may be aware of multiprocessors, it is something again to exploit that environment. I have not observed any sign that this is being done. Multiprocessing allows the execution of more than one task at a time.

    This application does not warrants a price increase of 100%. Is this code entitled to be called shareware code?

    I worked as an Advisory Systems Engineer for 24 years. I wrote code for the operating system. This code runs on over 40 large frame IBM systems. The system is written to run on multiple CPUs. It can dispatch the same code on one or more CPUs. It can subtask and run different code on different CPUs.

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  • 1 stars

    "Charly Chaplain"

    October 25, 2004   |   By usarian

    Version: DropDV 1.1.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    this is a much needed tool and it would be great if it worked. unfortunately the audio is still massively out of sync... but that's because the video loses so many frames that everyone's walking around like Charly Chaplin !

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  • 2 stars

    "tested..."

    June 28, 2004   |   By paulc

    Version: DropDV 1.1.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Took a muxed mpeg1 file and simultaneously converted it in Toast 605 and DropDV. Results:

    1. Toast completed the job in half the time it took DropDV
    2. The DropDV version was quite a bit darker than the DV file produced by Toast

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  • 4 stars

    "Errrrr...not very good..."

    June 18, 2004   |   By altoidboy

    Version: DropDV 1.0.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Um, I just tried out the trial version. My exported movie was an MP1 from EyeTV. Used DropDV to convert it, but when I play the two versions side-by-side (the original MP1 vs. the DropDV-converted DV stream), I find I've lost quality. Quite a bit of quality. The DV stream is stretched awkwardly, and it's more blocky. Nope, not happy. And not for $20! That's a rip-off.

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  • 5 stars

    "Not there yet"

    June 16, 2004   |   By millertyme

    Version: DropDV 1.0.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Yes, it works as promised. The ease of use is great. The only thing the prefs do for you is change the location of the converted file. The file of converted however is dark. I mean really dark. To the point that a few of the already dark scenes are worthless. It would be better if it had the ability to control contrast and brightness.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very handy and simple, no muss, no fuss"

    June 14, 2004   |   By gsarff_dotmac

    Version: DropDV 1.0.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It does what it says, drag an mpeg-1 video/audio muxed stream onto it, walk
    away and come back later and have a dv stream with audio ready for imovie,
    idvd, dvd-studio pro, or final-cut.

    As to what it does that bitplayer doesn't, first it isn't a player. It is a converter.
    Second, I just dragged an mpeg-1 vcd compliant bitrate video/audio muxed mpg file into bitplayer, and it played it yes. I told it to Export. File type DV Stream,
    clicked the Options button. Yes video, Yes Audio, clicked the export button.
    A short video, only about 5 megabytes, about 23 seconds of video. Wait a bit,
    I have a DV-stream. As I suspected, video, but no audio. Silence. Just like
    quicktime does it. Just like a lot of other converters do it. They export the video and not the audio. DropDV does do the audio and the video.
    I used to use a multi-step process of the free bbDemux, to get two streams, and then use madplay to turn the mp2 audio into AIFF, then use quicktime to call
    up the video and audio and then paste the audio back into the video and then export to DV. DropDV is much less complicated.

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  • 5 stars

    "Got an EyeTV? You might want this."

    June 14, 2004   |   By Andy Rogers

    Version: DropDV 1.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Works great with mux'ed EyeTV .mpg files that you've recorded. Convert to .dv file with this droplet, then open in your QuickTime Player (Pro?) and export as a QuickTime movie. You can retain all sound after the conversions.

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