V6 – the next generation of media tools



V6 is a multimedia tool suite designed to augment audio / video workflows in a professional environment. Tools are designed for high fidelity color accurate video conversions, detailed Exif quality reports and easy-to-use audio and video scopes

The V6-Q can be used for loading in any number of media files for automated sequential playback – great for previewing a day’s video session or playing your favorite tunes! Multiple windows may be opened for running multiple sessions and functions as well

V6 is also designed to run on a wide variety of PC systems and will work even with modest resources – the more powerful the system the better the performance, but V6 will also run on lesser hardware so you can put that old PC back to work cranking out media conversions and Exif Reports!

Current V6 utilities include:

  • Media Command Builder – for audio / video conversions (ffmpeg not included – see here for more info)
  • White Dash Professional Video Player / Trimmer – select portions of video clips for conversion to save disc space and render time. Also creates subtitles (.srt format) and will output to standard EDL for use in other professional applications
  • File renaming utility – give your clips meaningful names using date / time stamps, simple numeric sequences or customized prefixes
  • Video Inspector – for comparing source and converted video clips with side-by-side views and dual color-picker for comparing RGB and HSL color values at the pixel level
    Provides video scopes and CIE Color Graph utility for measuring color and luma levels – engineered for colorists!
    Also generates SSIM and PSNG metrics for automatic comparisons
  • Exif Report Tool – generates detailed reports based on media clip Exif data and creates an html-based report view-able in any web browser
  • Audio and Surround Tool – trim audio files to specific length, create 5.1 surround channels from stereo and create AC3, DTS and WAV format 5.1 surround sound clips
  • Media Merge Tool – merge audio and video into a new video
  • Metadata and Album Art Tool – for creating mp3 or m4v audio with embedded metadata and artwork
  • Audio VU Meters – for monitoring audio playback with peak hold and adjustable threshold peak meters
  • NEW! MySQL Query Tool – provides a simplified interface for examining MySQL data captured during media conversion sessions or when building Exif Data Reports

V6 is also MySQL-enabled and can record all Exif Report data and conversions data for use with standard MySQL query tools

Download V6 here!

V6 and all other hdcinematics.com software is written, maintained and supported by Wayne R Norton

UPDATE! White Dash Professional Video Player Version 3.1.00

White Dash Professional Video Player

The new White Dash Player / Trimmer is a professional hardware-accelerated player application that tracks running timecode and was designed to  make selective cuts when working with the new Panasonic GH5 6K photo mode and other 4K (and beyond) video clips before batch conversion

This idea is to select in and out points to mark the region you want to render – when saved to an SEDL file can be loaded back into the V6 Main Queue and converted using the Media Command Builder

Cuts can also be saved to a standard EDL for use with other professional applications

White Dash is now capable of selecting either direct3d or openGL video output drivers – use direct3d when working exclusively with Rec 709 material and select openGL for use with full-range material. Once a driver is selected use the included monitor calibration patterns to calibrate your system for the most accurate color and luma representation

White Dash is based on the MPV command-line media player and can import most video and audio formats including XAVC and MXF and will leverage any GPU available

White Dash can be operated by keyboard commands and now can operate in Full Frame Interface mode for viewing without the transport controls

Download White Dash Here!

ffmpeg.exe not found

To avoid possible licensing issues , neither V6 nor VMac directly perform any video conversions and neither distribution contains ffmpeg.

The Media Command Builder and VMac both simply build a command-line for ffmpeg

To use the Media Command Builder and audio tools for conversions you will need to download and install ffmpeg.exe to your system PATH – or copy directly to the V6 application directory

There is a new directory structure for V6 version 6.1.00 and later – the default application directory is now “C:\Program Files (x86)\Wayne R Norton\V6\”

You may need to manually uninstall versions earlier than 6.1.00 (although leaving earlier versions installed poses no problem)

The new version of V6 also allows you to set the directory location of ffmpeg.exe (right-click and select Preferences) – this makes experimenting with multiple versions of ffmpeg a snap

Zeranoe is a good place to get a current Windows build of ffmpeg – https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/