August 6, 2017 - New! VMac Video Converter for OS X version 1.0 released!
VMac for OS X is a simple yet powerful video converter ported from the Dali Convert code base
It currently supports conversion to H.264, ProRes, DNxHR, MJPEG, PNG, DPX and TIF image sequences
It also includes FPS and playback speed control, application of 3d LUT or Photoshop Curve,
timecode passthrough and audio codec selection for most codecs
It also provides single or batch mode processing and video scopes for on-location spot checks
VMac is currently on introductory sale - please see the VMac Home Page for more info and downloads!
July 18, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.3.02 released!
Removed Quicktime requirement for Dali Convert
July 17, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.3.01 released!
Added blur control to Video Scope adjustment panel
Added fix for missing dependencies causing Dali Convert to crash at startup
Added licensing and trial mode back to Dali Convert
Both new Dali Convert and original Convert V4 license keys are valid
Several bug fixes and UI tweaks
July 9, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.2.01 released!
Added re-designed stand-alone Video Scopes with Adjustment Panel to Main interface
Added ability to open selected clips in Dali Convert or Dali Trimmer directly into the Video Scopes
When opened from Dali Trimmer scopes are ganged to the current working clip
New Adjustments Panel can make quick color corrections using the Video Scopes as guides
The new Video Scopes can also apply a 3D LUT or Photoshop Curve directly to your clip
Preview your clip with adjustments and LUT applied and aspect ratio correction
Render your clip with LUT or corrections to ProRes, DNxHD/DNxHR, Web mp4 format or image sequence
The 3D LUT Viewer has been replaced by the Video Scopes module
Check out the Dali Video Scopes page for more information and use
June 30, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.20 released!
Added ability to load photo RAW .dng files directly into Media Browser - double-click opens in Dali Monocle RAW full color correction panel for adjustment!
Added ability to import audio clips directly into the Media Browser - then right-click to open in new
Metadata and Album Art panel - adds metadata and album artwork to your audio clips - saves to .m4a format
June 27, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.13 released!
Added aspect ratio control to 3d LUT Viewer
Added color wheels - shadow, midrange and highlight controls to Dali Monocle RAW Photo module - more control for correcting photo RAW images singly or in batch
Added fix for Media Browser sending to Trimmer exception error
June 21, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.12 released!
Added DNxHR HQX and DNxHR444 to codec selection
Added audio track selector for MXF format clips - select tracks to render in Preferences
Added 3D LUT viewer to Dali Convert right-click menu
Added resize and aspect ratio corrections to Dali Monocle RAW Photo module - makes it easy to resize when shooting anamorphic or cropped frame
Added fix for accessing 3D LUT files from drives other than the boot drive
Added fix for QuickTime not installed error on some systems
June 14, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.11 released
Added fix for Sony FS7 camera failing conversions with empty data track
June 9, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.10 released
Added new 3D LUT viewer into the Media Browser
Load clips into browser, select a clip and right-click select "Apply 3D LUT"
The LUT wiewer can be resized to suite and has a live preview to show the LUT applied to the clip
Drag and drop a clip or new LUT into the bottom of the viewer to change clip or LUT on demand
You can also open multilpe viewers at once
Added fix for Media Browser not showing thumbnails (please let me know if you still have this issue!)
May 24, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.02 released
Added fix for Dali Trimmer not retaining temp directory
Added ability to toggle between setting Constant Quality or Average Bitrate for H.264, H.265 and MP4 HQ conversions in Dali Convert - click the "Constant Quality" label to toggle
May 22, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.01 released
Added fix for mis-directed Check For Updates - was pointing to old Convert V4 page
May 19, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache Multimedia Suite released!
Dali's Mustache is an entire suite of software tools designed for high-volume, high-fidelity media conversion. The user interfaces are designed for smooth and logical handling - even when dealing with thousands of source clips and multiple projects
The main interface provides access to the following tools
Dali Convert media conversion utility Dali Trimmer - pre-editing utility Dali CRC - archive and renaming utility with CRC checks Dali Monocle - Photo RAW image utility for color and monochrome Dali Sequencer - convert image sequences to video Media Browser - load in all your clips for easier management
Dali's Mustache is the replacement for Convert V4 and related tools
For more information and basic user guide check out the Dali's Mustache Home Page
There is also a new Bug Reporting blog online - if you find a bug in any of the applications offered please create an account and post your bug report to The Bug Tracker
May 13, 2017 - New White Dash Pre-editing utility released!
White Dash was designed to make selective cuts in the new Panasonic GH5 6K photo mode and other 4K and beyond video clips before batch conversion - reducing compute time and disk storage needs
For more information and basic user guide check out the White Dash Home Page
April 19, 2017 - New Convert V4 version 4.5.11 released - Panasonic GH5 6K update!
Fixed PNG, DPX and TIFF image sequences overwriting each other
Now each image sequence will create a new subdirectory using the original clip name
TIFF images now rendered at 300 DPI for printing
various bug fixes and performance enhancements
March 31, 2017 - New Convert V4 version 4.5.10 released!
Big Media Browser update!
NEW! Now the Media Browser is setup to work directly with the V4 Media Pool and the new Cutting Tool
Added "Send to Media Pool" and "Send to Cutting Tool" menu items
Changed clip handling - click a thumbnail to select a single clip, or Shift-click to select multiples
Ctrl-drag-and-drop clips from the Media Browser into the V4 Media Pool, the Cutting Tool Pool or to copy to any file location or into other applications
Added thumbnail panels with clip duration, file size, resolution and frame rate info
March 27, 2017 - New Convert V4 version 4.5.01 released - quick maintenance update
Added fix for clip import issues when GIF selected at startup (with session settings retained)
No other changes were made in this release
March 27, 2017 - New Convert V4 version 4.5.00 released! Major Update!
Major update! Many UI updates and handling optimizations!
NEW! Use your iPhone, Android or MIDI controlled as an editing control surface!
More information on the new Cutting Tool page
Added new module - Lens Correction!
Correct for wide-angle and fish-eye distortion - or add it!
Added new module - Fade In and Out!
Add smooth fade in and out effects to your finished videos with optimizations for web or broadcast applications
Added new waveform views to the 5.1 Surround Sound tool
Updated Media Merge tool UI
Added fix for OP Atom failures when no project name was entered
Threads setting now retained if retain option is selected in preferences
Also added several bug fixes and enhancements
March 18, 2017 - New im2 Image Processing Utility version 2.3.00 released!
Added new module - Batch Render Mode!
Now you can queue up multiple image sequences for fully automated batch processing!
Use the new directory tool to import directories and subdirectories of the folder selected - im2 will import image sequences as they are located and place each into the Render Queue.
The new Batch Render Mode does require a license to enable
On sale now for a limited time only! Regular price $19.95 USD - introductory sale price $9.95 USD!
Also added several bug fixes and enhancements
March 16, 2017 - New Vscope version 1.2.00 released!
Updated UI to new V4 look / feel
Several bug fixes and enhancements
For more info and downloads check out the im2 Page at the Free Tools Page
March 16, 2017 - New VizDiff version 2.0.00 released!
Updated UI to new V4 look / feel
Several bug fixes and enhancements
Added ability to view source and comparison clips side-by-side in the scope viewer
For more info and downloads check out the Free Tools Page
March 15, 2017 - New Convert V4 version 4.4.00 released!
New codec selection "Clip Welder" - join most any media clips together! Fast!
Works great with spanned clip sets - Clip Welder will join all clips in the Media Pool into a single video, in sequence
New up / down arrows just beneath the Media Pool will move selected clips up or down in order to change the sequence if needed
Also works with most any sets of similar clips - i.e. same resolution and frame rate and same container format (.mov, .mts, .mp4, .mxf, etc) Perfect for throwing together a demo reel!
Clip Welder does require a licensed version of Convert V4 to enable - see here for purchase information
Also added a fix to SEDL renders possibly producing extra blank frames - now use the Cutting Tool to select cuts from your source clips, render to a high-end codec(ProRes STD or DNxHD STD work well), then use the Clip Welder to stitch together a frame-accurate video
Did I mention that Clip Welder also works with audio clips? It will weld 'em just like video!
Fixed audio codec issue when 48k 16-bit PCM codec was selected but AAC audio was rendered
Fixed scaling issue with H.264 conversions being forced to 1920x1080
Fixed issue with possibly failing MP4 conversions after new install
Many UI fixes and updates - improved Media Pool handling
Added Raw Video codec option - creates rawvideo MPEG2 .mpg
Misc bug fixes and several enhancements
March 9, 2017 - Updates to Convert V4 and ARC archiving tool!
Convert V4 version 4.3.00
Added new Directory Watch Automation - At the top of the Source Info panel is the Directory Watch selector
Click the red check box to setup the watched directory and to run the watcher. Green means running - red means stopped.
When media files are copied into the watched directory, Convert V4 will automatically load the new clips into the Media Pool and process them according to the codec and options configured. Once processed by V4 files are then moved into the "processed" directory created inside the watched folder - to indicate they have been converted. Stragglers (behind due to copy timing issues) are then picked up after a short delay and placed back into the Media Pool for conversion.
Stop the watcher to run normal manual operations.
Also updated several UI elements and added several UI fixes and enhancements.
Added a new Speed and Frame Rate Wizard to help make sense of the V4 speed and frame rate features - slow motion, drop frame and resampling. Right-click to engage
Changed project name behavior - now if the Subdirectory check box is checked and no project name is entered V4 will automatically use the current timestamp as the subdirectory name.
Misc bug fixes and performance enhancements
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ARC - Archive, Rename and Catalog Utility
Big UI update with many fixes and enhancements
Added logic for working with Convert V4 Directory Watcher - will work in conjunction with the V4 watcher
Setup a backup target directory to the V4 watched directory and automate everything from initial disc copy
to verified backup to converted clips! All with md5sum CRC redundancy checks!
Both ARC and V4 are setup for cataloging session info into a MyQSL database - details and setup information coming soon!
Misc bug fixes and enhancements
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