TOKYO (MacHouse) – Movie2Shot allows the user to take a movie screenshot with just a click on a button. It’s one of those applications we use every few days, if not daily. We intend to upgrade it to Version 2. In fact, all major combat operations are complete. And we just need to add some small features, bug-proofing it. This version has been developed from a scratch with Objective-C. And it’s quite stable. There are a couple of screenshots below in addition to a desktop video available at the end of this article. Seeing them, you will know that the older version is unrecognizable. Movie2Shot lets you import multiple video clips at a time. And it lets you watermark movie screenshots with just a click on a button.
A majority of Movie2Shot users must have purchased this application through Mac App Store. If you are one of them, please note that this upgrade will not be available at Mac App Store. That’s because this version would never be approved. It’s just that simple. That’s why we went through a long period of deciding whether or not we should spend our valuable time upgrading this application. The beauty of Mac App Store is that we don’t have to exchange commercial transaction with customers, just concentrating on developing new applications, updating existing ones. Meanwhile, this application is designed such that, again, the user can just click on a button to take a movie screenshot. But Mac App Store requires that the user be prompted to select a folder where to save a file, which would kill the reason for using Movie2Shot. So we have to hammer out an alternative way of distributing this upgrade. For now, we are thinking about charging just US$4.95 for an upgrade fee for Version 1.X licensees, if not 10 bucks.
With this opportunity, we will be happy to hear your suggestions as to how we distribute this upgrade. Also, if you have any feature requests, we will be happy to consider them. How about taking a movie screenshot every frame? Unfortunately, that’s not possible. We’ll soon take a hard look again, but that’s probably not possible.
There’s another aspect to mention. Movie2Shot Version 2 will be available for Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 only. In other words, Snow Leopard (10.6) users will be cut off. That’s simply because Xcode doesn’t support Snow Leopard. Also, this upgrade is a 64-bit only application.
- Automatically watermark movie screenshots while taking a screenshot.
- Read multiple video clips at a time.
- Let the application keep track of the number of screenshots you’ve taken.
- Take multiple screenshots every x seconds with x being between 1 and the total duration as an integer.
- Take x random screenshots with x being less than 1,000,000.
- Preview the watermarked screenshot.