News Archive

August 4, 2020
HandySaw DS version is released:
  • FFmpeg updated
  • Several minor fixes
February 13, 2017
HandySaw DS updated to version
  • Trimmer user interface has been improved, it has become much more responsive
  • Now preview images in scene list can be freely resized
  • Thumbnail extraction engine has been improved
  • Scene redetection tool has been extended by adding settings for scene trimming and merging
  • Scene redetection tool window now also is resizable
  • Properties FrameType, AspectX, AspectY and IsExtInfoValid added to SDK
  • Final Cut XML.js plg-in has been updated to version 1.80: format compatibility has been improved by using of new properties of SDK
  • HSQ files format has been changed, now version 4
  • Shell context menu item now added to .MXF too
  • ffmpeg and lavfilters have been updated
  • Several other minor improvements and fixes
August 15, 2014
New version of HandySaw DS got number
  • Ability to finely configure a process of selection of DirectShow filters for use by application was added
  • LAV Filters included in installation package and used without installation in system
  • Thumbnail extraction engine reworked and improved
  • DirectShow splitting engine totally refactored
  • Debug logging system optimized
  • FFmpeg updated
  • Numerous minor improvements and fixes
September 26, 2013
HandySaw DS updated to version
  • "Final Cut XML.js" plug-in updated to be compatible with Adobe CC
  • Processing of video when frame width is not multiple of 8 fixed
  • "Scenes Export" dialog interface error fixed
  • "Export scenes with markers to files" command added to Trimmer
  • Debug logging system optimized
  • Several minor fixes
May 20, 2013
HandySaw DS version is released:
  • Compatibility with LAV filters improved
  • Several minor fixes
February 20, 2013
New version of HandySaw DS is released:
  • Export To File from Manual Trimmer now processes all marked scenes
  • Wavdest DirectShow filter now included and used when necessary without installation in system
  • Added FFmpeg Splitting Engine profile that copies media starting from nearest previous video keyframe
  • Several minor fixes
January 3, 2013
HandySaw DS updated to version
  • Scene name and comment now saved in file during Export To File from Manual Trimmer
  • Metadata saving bug fixed in DirectShow splitting engine
December 14, 2012
HandySaw DS updated to version
  • Compatibility with 3rd party DirecitShow filters improved
  • DirectShow splitting engine updated
  • FFmpeg updated
  • All Split engines now save scene name and comment to file as metadata
  • Several other minor improvements and fixes
November 30, 2012
HandySaw DS updated to version
  • Compatibility with DirecitShow filters improved
  • Several other minor improvements and fixes
July 31, 2012
Davis Transcoder updated to version
  • MPEG-2 profiles updated(video bitrate corrected and Closed GOP turned on)
  • Progressbar in taskbar added
  • Now content of debug window saved to file in My Documents folder right before executing of "action executed after processing of all files"
July 9, 2012
Davis Transcoder updated to version - added ability to set action that executed after processing of all files: quit application, shutdown computer, etc.
May 24, 2012
Davis Transcoder updated to version
  • FFmpeg updated
  • Profiles updated to new FFmpeg syntax
  • Profiles with autoformat added
January 20, 2012
Davis Transcoder updated to version
  • Profiles list now can be divided into groups
  • Result files can be opened by system default mediaplayer
  • Minor GUI fixes
December 2, 2011
Two events today: new site design and new version of HandySaw DS -
  • FFmpeg splitting engine updated
  • Vertical scaling in scenes redetection dialog of Manual Trimmer added
  • Taskbar progress indication in Windows 7 added
October 31, 2011
HandySaw DS updated to version
  • Manual Trimmer video playback engine improved
  • Minor fix in frame-timecode conversion routines
  • Several other minor improvements and fixes
August 12, 2011
I've found fake website davisr(point)ru.
This guy stole my Flash Guard idea and design, slightly changed them and now proposes some "Flash Guard 2.0" application.
After I installed it in test virtual pc my antivirus catch virus, so I do not suggest to use it.
This rat say on his site that Davis Software is he and he is Dmitry Sinitsyn and Davis Software changes domain and is old one!
And he even asks for donations for Flash Guard...
Please do not let him to mislead you, Dmitry Sinitsyn is me and my site is DAVISR.COM
August 11, 2011
Next version of Flash Guard - is ready. Minor changes.
August 9, 2011
New major version of Davis Transcoder 2 released and available for public.
August 19, 2010
HandySaw DS
FFmpeg splitting engine updated
August 17, 2010
New 4.4 version of HandySaw DS is ready!
QuickTime splitting engine added.
May 21, 2010
HandySaw DS 4.3 released today!
There are quite a lot of changes:
  • FFmpeg splitting engine added
  • "Split by ffmpeg.js" plug-in removed
  • Mpegcut.dll usage removed
  • Self-tuning added to thumbnails retrieving and Manual Trimmer positioning routines
  • Scene margins support added to Split result
  • SaveToTextFile method added to SDK
  • Lang property added to SDK
  • When HSQ file loaded and media file is missed user asked about new file location
  • Cut list import in Manual Trimmer added
  • Now comments are appending instead of assigning in Manual Trimmer
  • Debug capabilities extended
  • Online new version checking added
  • Max value of scene trimming increased to 999
  • Interface font changed to TrueType "Microsoft Sans Serif"
  • "Break in timestamps enough for new scene start" parameter added
  • RGB to YUV conversion internal routine added
  • YUV colorspace now is default
  • Several minor improvements
November 4, 2009
I've created new plug-in for HandySaw DS - "Final Cut XML.js". You may get it in downloads section.
The plug-in creates FinalCut XML file that describes sequence with input file splitted on clips by scenes. It also contains scene comments and markers.
Many editing systems now supports Final Cut XML format importing so I guess it may be useful.
October 5, 2009
Flash Guard is here.
Now administrator can more flexible set up user rights.
May 25, 2009 version of Flash Guard is ready.
Now almost all controls are disabled in locked mode.
April 24, 2009
HandySaw DS is updated to
Minor performance improvements.
April 24, 2009
New version of Flash Guard is ready.
  • tray icon bug fixed
  • logging added
  • administrator now can apply restrictions
  • license text included
December 23, 2008
HandySaw DS 4.2 is ready!
  • Windows Vista compatibility improved
  • Several scene naming templates added
  • Several user interface design changes
  • "Split by VirtualDub.js" plug-in improved
  • "Split by ffmpeg.js" plug-in improved
February 15, 2008
Today I release new useful utility - Flash Guard.
It really can protect your system from any virus which spreads on USB flash drives and uses Autorun technology for infection.
Application is freeware.
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.