See Also: Conversation with Naoko Miyazaki
Reviewed: Geetesh Bajaj
Date Created: June 21st 2007
Last Updated: February 25th 2009
Cinematize 2.03 is the newest Windows Vista compatible version of the product that allows you to extract audio and video clips off DVDs. These extracted movie clips can then be used in applications such as PowerPoint, QuickTime, Windows Movie Maker, Premiere, iPod, etc.
Cinematize is available in both Windows and Macintosh versions. It supports both PAL and NTSC DVDs and extracts clips as short as a fraction of a second to as long as all the chapters in your DVD.
Cinematize 2.03 is the newest version, the older version works similarly -- and you can read the review here....
Cinematize is from Miraizon, a company based in California, USA. You can learn more about their products from their site...
Cinematize 2.03 is a fully compatible application for Windows Vista. This new version also offers many convenient new features as well as usability enhancements and improved handling of problematic DVDs.
Other new features are:
- Option to keep intermediate files
- More frame size options for MPEG-4 output
- Support for Apple TV movie output
- Improved extraction speed
Insert a DVD (Movie or Audio) in your drive, before using the application.
Follow these steps to extract a movie clip from a DVD using Cinematize 2.03
- Go to your Windows Start menu and choose Cinematize 2.
- This launches the Cinematize 2 interface, as shown in Figure
Figure 1: Adding Files
Click on the Add button which will open a dialog box from where you can select the files under the "VIDEO_TS" directory within your DVD disc.
All video data files for the DVD must be inside a directory named "VIDEO_TS" -- make sure you select all the files, and click Open. This will add all the files into the DVD Files list within the Cinematize main window as shown in Figure 2.
- Select the Video Title Set 01 (or similar) from the added list and
click the Select VTS button, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: List
- This will render the selected chapter of the DVD -- which could take
a while. Thereafter, you will see the main interface of Cinematize 2
with the inserted movie, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Main Interface
- Under Segment tab choose the Title to choose the
episode you want to extract, Angle for selecting multiple
camera angles. You can also use Start Point and End
Point to extract a part of the movie.
- When the selections are made in the Segment tab, select the Output
tab as shown in see Figure 4, to choose the format
for the extraction. Choose AVI if you intend to use the movie clip on
a PowerPoint slide. You can also choose
MPEG using these instructions on the Cinematize site.
Figure 4: Output
- Finally, click on Extract Data button, which is at the bottom right
of the interface (see Figure 5).
Figure 5: Extract Data
- Select the location to save the extracted file. Depending upon the length of the segment and extraction option settings you choose, this process can take a while.
Cinematize 2.03 costs $59.95, for the download version, whereas the boxed version costs $69.95.
Support options include e-mail, phone support, and an online FAQ.
This new upgrade mainly features Windows Vista comaptibility, and is free for all existing Cinematize 2 users.
Cinematize simplifies a normally difficult task with the help of a wizard type interface -- and the price:performance ratio is great. Do check out the exclusive Indezine conversation with Naoko Miyakazi of Cinematize...