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Bview

Minimum system requirements:

  • 64-bits processor
  • Apple OSX 10.9 or higher
  • Linux 64-bits (Debian 7 or higher / Ubuntu 14 or higher)
  • Nvidia GeForce 8x or better
  • Nvidia Quadro 2000 or better
  • ATI Radeon R600 (HD 2xxx, HD 3xxx series) or better
  • AMD FirePro W5000 or better
  • Other graphic cards may work but remain untested
  • OpenGL 3 or higher

Input :

  • MOV (Apple ProRes family, H.264 and DNxHD), MPG/MPEG, MP4, AVI
  • PNG, Cineon, SGI, RGB, JPEG, TIFF, Targa, HDR/RGBE and Softimage PIC
  • Raw formats: RAW, CR2, DNG, NEF and RW2
  • DPX: supporting 8, 10, 12 and 16 bits depth
  • OpenEXR support (RGB/RGBA), lossy and lossless compression, 16/32bits pixels
  • Sound: WAV, MP3, AAC, AIFF and FLAC
  • Import 3D LUT (.3dl)
  • Import CDL (.cc / .ccc / .cdl)

Display:

  • Pixel color inspection
  • View image info
  • Display R, G, B, A channels
  • Display Y, U, V components
  • Toggle spectrograph
  • Apply a gate
  • Apply a safe area
  • Apply a pixel ratio
  • Crop image

Playback:

  • Playback at 24, 25, 30 or customized fps
  • Set in/out bounds on timeline
  • Playback directly from disk or RAM (“real-time 2K player” when using powerful workstation with high-speed disks)
  • Define starting and ending frame with a step
  • Different play modes: normal, repeat, reverse¬†etc..
  • Toggle full-screen playback

Color correction:

  • Gamma and brightness correction
  • Import and apply your own or predefined 3D LUTs
  • Define the specific color space for each input source
  • Support one CDL per input source

Compare modes:

  • Switch between sequences of images or movies from 2 buffers (A/B) per view
  • 3 comparison modes: wipe (with precise controllers), blend and diff (with sliders)
  • Enable the dual view to compare two images side by side

Annotate:

  • Add notes to your review using simple tools
  • Notes highlighted on the timeline
  • Save notes alongside your project
  • Export and link notes

Media management:

  • Define begin/end/step for each input source (in order to view only a subset of a source)
  • Input sources can be set up in a module
  • Modules can be used for simple video editing: every input in a module are played one after another or with precise editing on frames basis
  • CDLs can be used on a module and each input
  • LUTs can be used on a module
  • Color spaces can be applied on each input within a module
  • Disable unnecessary sources for a better review and memory usage

Stereo:

  • Stereo capable from any input format: sequences of images or movies
  • Compatible with compare modes
  • Stereo sources can be chained like a single view source
  • Multiple display modes: left/right eye only, anaglyph, interlaced and active (requires monitor, Nvidia graphic cards, active glasses…)
  • Complete support of color management features

Export and archive:

  • Export/Archive any input source to another format
  • To movies: MOV (codecs H.264 and DNxHD) with presets
  • To images: PNG, CIN, DPX, SGI, EXR, JPEG, TIFF, PIC, Targa, HDR and RAW with compatible compression options
  • Export to a specific color space
  • Set starting and ending frame
  • Set padding for sequences
  • Set output resize mode
  • Export current selected input source, module or whole project
  • Export with notes
  • Export/Archive available in command line

Memory efficiency:

  • Easy to read memory usage bar
  • Cache limiter settings (no memory swap)
  • Lower memory usage by:
    • setting proxy
    • use a black and white mode
  • Insert markers on the timeline and dispose cached frames from memory outside, inside or between markers

Flexible UI:

  • Pack/Unpack for a minimalist or complete interface
  • Show/Hide menu or tools
  • Manage features per view:
    • lock zoom and drag manipulations
    • lock timeline options
    • lock toolbar
  • Command line interface (Batch Bview)