Note: In 2006, Dubner International, Inc. went out of business when I went back into the corporate world. Not knowing what else to do, I left the web site to languish. Every few months, like clockwork, I'd say to myself, "You should really do something about".

Somewhere around 2008, I got one next-to-last query about the SceneStealer product, which says something about a product whose time had, apparently, come and gone.

In 2019 I finally did do something about the site, which can be seen at .

As of this writing, something in me is reluctant to simply consign these pages to the bit bucket, so they are here as an historical artifact.

If, perchance, you have found your way here because you are actually interested in the SceneStealer, you might want to know about this: Early in 2019 I got an e-mail from a one-time SceneStealer user, who was working on a new project that really needed a SceneStealer, and did I have any old boards around? The answer to that was, no, I didn't. But I got curious about possibilities, started looking into them, and it turned out that with video processing tools that are available these days, I was able to pretty quickly build an application that takes MP4 files as input, extracts and resizes thumbnails, detects scene changes, and generates SceneStealer files as output.

Which means the SceneStealer's logging functionality actually still works. I haven't figured out a sales model yet, but it does work, and we can talk.

Let me know if you are interested through the contact page.

Bob Dubner, 2019-02-22

Dubner International, Inc.
"Yes, we're the Dubners!"


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NEW You Can Lead a Producer to Water, by Bill Johnson, Supervisor, Video Services Section, Metro-Dade Police Dept., Miami, FL  Logging Alaska Video - The Grizzlies Aren't the Only Challenge! by Harry Phenice, Toklat Video, Soldatna, AK From Imperfect Quotes to Trying-To- Be-Perfect Video by Scott Dickson, KOKA Productions, Houston, TX Documentary: Artists At Work by Bill Howze, Houston, TX From Interview to Transcript by Dan Wagner, Media Logic, San Diego, CA Profile: Interactive Video in Savannah by Murray Wilson, Technical Production Services, Savannah, GA.

Dubner International, Inc.

brings you video scene detection products for production, broadcast, and corporate video operations.

Scene Stealer News

Stealer-in-Color is the frame grabber that adds color capability to your Scene Stealer system. You get automatic scene detection plus the ability to grab color or monochrome video on your desktop PC. It's your choice on a project- by-project basis. See Scene Stealer Color Capture for computer specifications.

Video Scene Detection for Production and Video Library Management

Scene Stealer - the automatic scene detector and videologger.

Scene Stealer automates video logging and audio transcription. No more searching for clips, scribbling notes, jumping from cassette-to-computer-to-monitor; no more tedious hours of logging; no more expensive hours wasted in an edit suite!

Log video tape automatically, accurately, affordably!

Video Scene Detection for Cable and Broadcast Signal Monitoring and Response

VideoALERT - signal monitor and response system.

This engineer's tool uses scene detection technology in conjunction with an audio board to monitor sync, video and audio signal levels. If sync is lost, or if the signal goes black or silent, VideoALERT displays warning graphics, triggers an alarm, dials, a beeper, and logs the event.

Cut trouble shooting time and cost with VideoALERT's advanced video monitoring system in your desktop PC.

Video Scene Detection for MPEG Development and 3:2 pull-down cadence detection

CADET II - field accurate scene detection for MPEG encoding and video-on-demand applications.

CADET II offers field accurate 3:2 pull-down phase cadence detection for tape-to-film transfers and MPEG product development.

OEM inquiries are welcome.

DUBNER Engineering Services - You know us as the broadcast engineers who won two Emmy awards for Engineering Excellence. Products are nice, but it is those special projects that we really love. From closed-captioning, to field logging, to game show software development, we've engineered solutions for special applications. If you've got a problem -- or a vision -- give us a call.

Dubner International, Inc.
13 Westervelt Place
Westwood, NJ 07675-1921 USA

Bob Dubner
tel: 201 664-6434
fax: 201 358-9377

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