TOKYO (MacHouse) – A few days ago, we mentioned in an article that we intended to upgrade an existing Mac software title available at Mac App Store. It’s Movie2Shot that we are talking about. We had some reservation about working on the second major release (Version 2) because we thought the Mac App Store guidelines could kill the point of using Movie2Shot. But maybe not… Using security-scoped bookmarks, Movie2Shot can still be compatible with Mac App Store, at the same time not making the application prompt the user to select a folder every time they click on the take-screenshot button, we think. So we made a lot of adjustments and submitted an upgrade of Movie2Shot, Movie2Shot2, to Mac App Store some 8 hours ago.
We also considered giving existing users of Movie2Shot a low upgrade fee like $4.95, which also was a good reason for not sending the application to Mac App Store. In fact, Mac App Store makes it impossible for us to just charge a lower fee to a group of users. That’s a major obstacle in distributing software outside of Mac App Store. No. 1, it would be very difficult for us to verify license ownership. We don’t know who has purchased a license for Movie2Shot. Only Apple, Inc. knows. No. 2, how to distribute software outside of Mac App Store is one question, and there’s another question in delivering software updates to users. So we’ve inevitably decided to submit this software title to Mac App Store.
Movie2Shot2 is an upgrade from Version 1 that has been developed from a scratch, written in Objective-C. It offers Mac users four different ways of taking movie screenshots easily and effectively. It allows the user to take individual movie screenshots at given frames with just a click on a button. Users can also let Movie2Shot2 take multiple movie screenshots every X seconds at a time and take X number of random screenshots at a time. A new feature that is only available with this upgrade allows the user to export every movie frame as an image.
- Read multiple video clips at a time with OpenPanel or a drop box.
- Let Recent files list keep track of video clips you open even after a restart. Click on the Set button to switch video clips.
- Take individual screenshots at given frames.
- Take movie screenshots at original movie dimensions or let Movie2Shot2 resize them.
- Let Movie2Shot2 take a movie screenshot every X seconds where X is a number of seconds that the user enters.
- Let Movie2Shot2 produce X number (a counting number between 1 and 1,000,000) of random screenshots for you.
- Let Movie2Shot2 export every video frame as an image with just a click on a button.
- Watermark screenshots with a font, a text size, a text string, a text color of your selection.
- Frame screenshots (Border around screenshots) with a color of your selection.
- Let Movie2Shot2 keep track of the number of screenshots you’ve taken. Or set the counter to a specific number between 0 and 1,000.
- Language: English only.
- The application supports the Retina display.
- Application file size: 1.7 MB
- The application comes with a complete user’s guide written in English. (Choose Help > User’s Guide.)
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or higher (compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks)
- 64-bit system
- A computer with a display monitor capable of showing at least 925 x 794 pixels
- Movie2Shot2 is designed to open the following media formats: QuickTime (.MOV), MPEG-4 (.M4V, .MP4), DV (.DV), 3GP (.3GP, .3GP2).
- Movie2Shot2 does not come with video decoders of its own. In order to open such media formats as AVI, MPEG, WMV that QuickTimeX doesn’t support, the user must rely on third-party codec packs like Parian and Flip4Mac.
- A resize width must be a counting number between 0 (exclusive) and 2560 (exclusive). A resize height must be a counting number between 0 (exclusive) and 1920 (exclusive).
- A border width must be a counting number between 0 (exclusive) and 2560 (exclusive). A border height must be a counting number between 0 (exclusive) and 1920 (exclusive).
- Movie2Shot2 supports the following graphic formats to produce movie screenshots: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF.
- Although it’s possible for the application to resize screenshots beyond original dimensions, Movie2Shot2 will not create additional colors to offset the difference. Therefore, such resized screenshots can look bloated.
Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at Mac App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at Mac App Store.
2.0.13 (Released on October 20, 2013)
- Fix: When the user clicked on the Preview button to test-watermark a movie in Preferences, the application applied a color saved in Preferences rather than the current one shown on the color button to the watermark layer.
- The user can now double-click on a movie name in the Recent files list to load the selected movie.
2.0.11 (Released on October 12, 2013)
- Change: The application pointed to the original sandbox folder (Movie2Shot) for Version 1 (as opposed to Movie2Shot2) when creating necessary files. With this update, the application will create a new folder in its sandbox. Therefore, it will lose access to old resource files. You can have access to old resource files by first accessing application’s sandbox folder (Users / user / Library / Containers / net.mhvt.Movie2Shot2 / Data / Library / Application Support/ . After launching the application with this update once, please empty the Movie2Shot2 folder inside Application Support. Then move all files inside Movie2Shot inside Application Support to Movie2Shot2. We apologize for inconvenience.
2.0.10 (Released on September 22, 2013)
- Fix: The application did not handle the color space correctly for the text color and the border color the user has selected.
- Fix: The application could fail to play back video when the user presses the space key after clicking on some of the toolbar buttons.
2.0.8 (Released on July 5, 2013)
- The user can lock the screenshot name by click-checking the checkbox next to the name field under the Export tab.
- com.apple.security.assets.movies.read-only is removed.
2.0.7 (Released on June 28, 2013)
- The preview window did not adjust property when the user opened it with a different movie with different dimensions.
- The title bar of the preview window no longer hides watermark text regardless of text size.
2.0.5 (Released on June 26, 2013)
- Drop box is redesigned.
- The font info label additionally indicates the selected font position.
2.0.2 (Released on June 25, 2013)
- A resize width is relaxed to a counting number between 1 (inclusive) and 5120 (inclusive).
- A resize height is relaxed to a counting number between 1 (inclusive) and 3840 (inclusive).
- A border width is relaxed to a counting number between 1 (inclusive) and 2560 (inclusive).
- A border height is relaxed to a counting number between 1 (inclusive) and 1920 (inclusive).
- The refresh rate of the toolbar control is relaxed by 1.5 seconds, which allows the application to display tool tips.
- The View menu is removed since the toolbar control is constantly updated and therefore its commands serve no use.
Coming Back Soon! Movie2Shot Version 2 To Be Released
Movie2Shot2 is a product of MacHouse.