Saturday, October 31, 2009

Codec problems? Think Super©

Don't you hate when this happens to you.

You get a video from a DVR and try to play it back on your computer, and all you see is a solid colour screen. Or ... you see the video but your screen grabber's output is just the solid colour.

Don't you wish that there was an easy alternative? There is ... and you don't have to spend a lot of money to get it. In fact, this software is FREE.

Introducing SUPER ©. SUPER © is a handy little utility that I think you'll come to love. You'll soon find yourself wondering what you ever did without it.

Here's one thing it does really well - pull all the frames out of a digital video in just a few simple steps. Just select Sequence of Images as your output from the first pull down menu.

It's way at the bottom of the list. Now, I know what you're thinking ... and yes, it does import and export all of those file formats. Pretty cool. But in this case, we just want some still frames, so we drop our file into the bin, activate it, and click Encode.

The resulting files are generated fast. I certainly like the look of this file, vs. the green block above.

You can use it like VirtualDub - but I think its a bit more flexible when it comes to output options. Since it's free, you can have both.

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