If you have a DV camera, you can use the AVCutty tool for Windows to capture video material from that camera. You can also use the application to split AVI files into scenes (manually or automatically) and to save the scenes as a new AVI file. As the application does not recompress video data, it can do its job at a rapid pace.
The program's installation file is less than 1MB in size; downloading such a lightweight file onto your machine will only take a moment. The setup wizard that shows up when you run the aforementioned file asks you to pick one of several supported languages, accept the license agreement, and choose the installation directory. Just like the download, the installation process will not take long to complete.
Before you can access the AVCutty interface, an interface that is quite easy to use, you have to go through a dialog that informs you that the application is donationware. Make a small donation, any amount you want, and you will receive a key that will disable this dialog. The money you donate will go towards supporting the application and its development process.
From a functionality point of view, AVCutty has the following to offer: capture video material from DV cameras, load AVI files, automatically finds scenes in AVI files, manually split AVI files into scenes, save the scenes as AVI files, export the scene list, save frames as BMP, and more. You have all the time in the world to play with AVCutty and uncover the functionality it has to offer. The application is donationware, meaning that you can use it for free for as long as you want – as mentioned above, you will see a nag screen that will only go away after you make a donation.
AVCutty works as advertised, and with lossless processing, it does its job at a rapid pace.
Downloading and installing AVCutty on a Windows-powered machine take little time. Switch between a scene list and storyboard view. Capture video material, find scenes in AVI files, split AVI files, and more. AVCutty is donationware (use it for free, make a donation to help out).
AVCutty Editor’s Review Rating
AVCutty has been reviewed by George Norman on 14 Nov 2012. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated AVCutty 3 out of 5 stars, naming it Very Good