News Archive

December 4, 2007
Infrequent PSQ generation bug fixed in new HandySaw DS
November 14, 2007
HandySaw DS ready. WMV processing bug fixed.
October 25, 2007
HandySaw DS uploaded. Some bugs was fixed, some improvements was made and ffmpeg.Cutter.js plug-in was included.
October 04, 2007
There is new plug-in for HandySaw DS - ffmpeg.Cutter.js. You may get it in downloads section.
Plug-in uses ffmpeg.exe ( utility to save each scene from source file into separate file of same format.
This plug-in does not recompress of video and audio and supports many file formats.
July 24, 2007
New build (143) of HandySaw was uploaded. Several minor bugs were fixed and MPGTX.MPEG.Cutter.js plug-in was included in installation.
July 05, 2007
MPGTX.MPEG.Cutter.js plug-in for HandySaw DS was created and you may get it in downloads section.
Plug-in uses mpgtx.exe ( utility to save each scene from MPEG file into separate MPEG file.
April 26, 2006
HandySaw DS 4.1 is ready!
  • Now plug-ins can have adjustable by user parameters
  • Thumbnails retrieving routines rewritten
  • Some core routines rewritten
January 03, 2006
Davis Software made a distribution contract for Korean market, CeresInfo at 3rd Jan, 2006.
Korean broadcasting market is rocketing over last 5 years from SD to HD and it's well known as Test Bed for the new technology in broadcasting. CeresInfo is one of the leading Broadcasting system integrator in Korean market over 5 years.
This new partnership between two companies will help HandySaw can be going with the new technologies needed for fastly changing broadcasting market.
Contact information
Sung-Wook Hwang
December 06, 2005
Minor update of HandySaw DS. Now 4.01 version is ready!
  • Saving of each scene of a WMV file in separate WMV a file without recompression is added
  • You can choose how many thumbnails per scene Manual Trimmer shows in scenes list
  • Several bugs was fixed
  • Bugs tracking system is added

Read HandySaw DS description
Download and try it!
August 15, 2005
New version of automatic optical scenes detection tool - HandySaw DS 4 is released! Many improvements and new features!
Look here for details
September 16, 2004
As you already know HandySaw DS 3.21 can generate Vegas 4 EDL files.
But new Vegas 5 cannot open these files. They slightly changed format of EDL file.
In next version HandySaw will be able to create Vegas 5 EDL too but now you may use
my new little tool - Vegas 4 To 5 EDL Converter!
July 12, 2004
New changes in HandySaw DS!
Differences in HandySaw DS 3.21:
  • The new type of result - Vegas EDL is added
  • If video contains the information on time of shooting it is displayed in Manual Trimmer
  • In the processing log-file the method of scenes detection for each processed file is displayed
  • The bug, resulting to that sometimes video was recognized optically even if there was an information on time of shooting in the file, is corrected

Read HandySaw description here
Download and try it!
May 27, 2004
Next version of HandySaw DS is ready!
New features and changes in HandySaw DS 3.2:

The report generator - Clip Sheet is added

Now you can print out the information on the videofile: splitting into scenes, frames of video, names of scenes, various time info (a clip, the scene, a tape), time of shooting, the comments. Instead of output to the printer it is possible to save the report in BMP files sequence.

The mechanism of optical redetection of scenes is added

After video have been optically scanned once, you can start scenes redetection, changing value Threshold and instantly estimating result!

Scene naming templates are added

Now you define, what names will be given to the retrieved scenes. At your service a wide range of variables which can be included in Scene naming templates.

Possibility to process video of the Windows Media format

Now nothing prevents to recognize scenes in files of WMV format.

The format of HSQ files is changed - now version 2

The format of HSQ files is changed up to version 2 to have possibility to store the information on optical scanning of video. HSQ V1 can be read by HandySaw DS 3.2.

Possibility to speed up optical recognition of files of some formats at the expense of usage of video of the reduced quality is added

Now for videofiles with MS DV Video Decompressor or Morgan Multimedia MJPG Decompressor codecs it is possible to increase speed of optical scanning in several times!

Read HandySaw description here
Download and try it!
March 23, 2004
HandySaw DS PSQ Combiner is released!
This tool can combine several PSQ files generated by HandySaw DS into one PSQ.
January 16, 2004
HandySaw DS 3.1 is released!
The algorithm of ignoring of flashlights is added.
Search of scenes on recording-time was added:
In DV (and based on DV - DVCAM, DVCPRO...) videofiles HandySaw DS tries to find data of the shooting time of each frame of video and, in case of good luck, uses this information for detection of scenes. Processing speed considerably increases. Accuracy of recognition in this case - 100%.
December 23, 2003
 HandySaw DS 3 is released! 
Now you can verify automatic scene detection and do manual corrections before saving result using new Manual Trimmer!
Several new output formats were added. Now you may import scenes into Adobe Premiere Pro!
Read program description here.
September 14, 2003
I'm back here
August 15, 2003
I'll be on vacation till September.
August 13, 2003
New version of FitCloser - V1.2
Now works in russian Windows.
June 17, 2003
New version of Virtual Dub Job Generator - V1.1
Funny bug was fixed. Also a new - 2.02 version of the automatic optical video scenes detection program - Handy Saw DS.
Two bugs in AVI copying mechanism were fixed.
Please download it here.
May 19, 2003
New version of XLS2PSQ Converter - V1.2
Small bug was fixed
April 11, 2003
  Long-awaited news!  
I with pleasure present to you completely new version of the automatic optical video scenes detection program - Handy Saw DS 2!
It is much more accurate, faster and more powerful than its progenitrix Handy Saw 1.2.
Download and test it.
I wait for your impressions by e-mail and at the forum. Attention! Registered users who have changed e-mail address, please inform me the new one to receive a keyfile for HSDS2.
April 8, 2003
New utility for video editor - mtxodml Switcher. It can easily convert Matrox AVI files into OpenDML format!
March 18, 2003
Welcome to my forum! I really need your feedback
February 21, 2003
New version of XLS2PSQ Converter - V1.1
Detection of One-To-Many references was added
December 29, 2002
Site was redesigned again
Now looks better, I guess
December 19, 2002
Now there is possibility to purchase Handy Saw online!
No bank transfers, no headache!
December 19, 2002
Site was totally redesigned and opened
Forum will be ready soon
November 11, 2002
Good news!
Since today I have a site
September 4, 2002
I'm back here
August 5, 2002
I'll be in vacation from August 6 till September 6.
November 10, 2001
Site was moved "Thanx" to XOOM/NBCI
March 3, 2001
New version is ready - V1.2b
The structure of created .PBL file was considerably perfected. Now project, created with the HandySaw use, can be trimmed (Utilites/Project Trimmer).
The correct recognition of any values of "Frames Per Second" of a source video was added.
The possibility to discard adjusted quantity of last frames of each scene was added.
The indexing of the scenes now is carried on in decimal format instead of in hexadecimal.
Generated .PLB files are compatible with Adobe Premiere 6 now. It is recommended to import them to the project via File\Import\File.
September 8, 2000
I'm back here
August 19, 2000
I'll be in vacation from August 21 till September 6.
August 7, 2000
New version - V1.1 beta 2
Small bug in V1.1b of audio disappearing during long source splitting was fixed.
August 4, 2000
New version - V1.1 beta
The opportunity to save each found scene in separate AVI file was added. Now HandySaw can be used with any videoediting system, not only Adobe Premiere 5.*
July 21, 2000
New version of demo - V1.0b3
NTSC support was added.