Dubner International, Inc.
Scene Stealer - Automatic scene
Microsoft Accesstm template included for building your video database.
see end of page to request free demonstration software
and link to Scene Stealer User Reports
Scene Stealer eliminates the tedious process of finding scene
changes in the front-end of video production. It's the fastest way to turn hours of raw
footage into a final production and it offers a low-cost solution for managing
your video library. Available for Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and
color and monochrome
video capture plus
phrase cutpoint technology
for closed captioning and subtitling operations.
- Save hours of logging drudgery
- While grabbing video thumbnails, Scene Stealer automatically locates your
video cut points and stores them with timecode on your computer.
- Cut costs with your Scene Stealer prepared
EDL. You'll cut expensive edit time up to 75%. With drag & drop
editing, Scene Stealer lets you try out your edits off-line before the clock starts
ticking! Lists are compatible to most popular editing systems.
- Start a video database - Facing a
wall full of videotape and no idea where to find the clip you need right now? With Scene
Stealer you can archive images or whole scenes for quick retrieval.
- Log or transcribe interviews eliminating the need for monitor, cassette and computer word
processing equipment. Scene Stealer plus an ordinary sound board is all you need. Insert phrase cutpoints on-the-fly or during playback for closed
captioning and subtitling operations.
- Print catalog pages and storyboards
- Scene Stealer makes hardcopy prints of selected images (with timecodes and comments) for
a catalog of your master tapes. Or, create paper-edits in a traditional "corkboard
Here's how it works:
- Install Scene Stealer. No other video input card is required for monochrome capture. For
color capture, Scene Stealer interfaces to various
color capture boards such as the Intel Smart Video Recorder III and a low-cost Stealer-in-Color frame grabber (Pinnacle's
miroMedia PCTV board) available directly from Dubner..
- Set the system to capture frames at timed intervals or only when triggered by cuts. You
can insert cutpoints as you watch and listen however the power of Scene Stealer is in the
automatic process. Scene Stealer finds and marks the camera cutpoints automatically - it's
an unmonitored process.
- Playback video thumbnails or cuts only - timecode is frame accurate.
- No timecode reader? No problem; use a window burn, and tell the program what timecode
you see in grabbed video.
- Step through frame-by-frame, jump to next scene, shuttle backwards or forwards.
- Enter comments, editing cues, archival descriptions.
- Log or transcribe the grabbed audio. Accurately insert cut-points precisely to the
intake of breath. Customize transcripts with selected video images.
- Flag pictures for export, print, or archival storage
- Print your storyboards with any size picture in
any number of columns and rows.
- Click on a menu to export pictures into relational database programs such as
Microsoft Access. We've built the template and the interface. You just have to click.
- Split long reels into smaller segments for logging at different stations.
- Save selected scenes as part of shorter, new master reels.
- Reassemble and trim scenes to fit a timeline.
- Automatically create EDLs for Avid, Scitex, Media 100, D/Vision and other edit systems
on Mac & PC platforms.
Scene Stealer has a BNC connector for video in.
- 386 or better, Windows 3.1 or higher, including Windows 95 and Windows NT. Windows 95
and higher required for color capture and JPEG compression software.
- 4 Mbs RAM. 8 is better - for Windows, not for us.
- Hard drive storage requirements vary. One hour of video grabbed at one frame per second
uses 60 megabytes. The program files require only 200K of disk space. Color images are
easily compressed with Scene Stealer for good quality display requiring the same storage
requirements as black and white.
- Creative Labs SoundBlaster-compatible board required for working with audio files. Any
Windows compatible sound card is compatible if you are running Windows 95.
- RS-422/232 data converter required for reading timecode from serially controlled decks.
Available through Dubner.
- Other timecode-reading options available, including VISCA and various adapter boards.
But if you work with a window burn dub, Scene Stealer will match the numbers on the video
image and give you accurate timecode. No peripherals required!
- Color capability: Your Scene Stealer system offers color capability
in conjunction with color capture boards. The Stealer-in-Color
frame grabber (Pinnacle's miroMedia's PCTV board) is available directly from Dubner
International. Intel's Smart Video Recorder III (known as the Indeo board) is also
Each uncompressed color image needs about 57,600 bytes; however with JPEG compression,
color storage requirements can be reduced to monochrome levels.
Specifications for both color frame grabbers:
- Pentium processor
- PCI expansion slot
- Windows 95 with 16 MBs of RAM
- CD ROM
- high color display
System includes ISA circuit board and software, model
Stealer-in-Color PCI circuit board for color capture to
work in conjunction with Scene Stealer model DSS-200.
DSS-RS422/232 Data converter for reading timecode from
serially controlled decks
Foot pedal for controlling audio playback - recommended for transcription applications
Scene Stealer User
Reports - Check out how video professionals rely on Scene Stealer to prepare off-line
edits, archive video data, and prepare audio transcripts.
Contact us directly for free demonstration software. You'll receive a 3.5" disk
with Scene Stealer grabbed video that will play back on any Windows computer. Specify
whether running Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 or higher.
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Dubner International, Inc.
13 Westervelt Place
Westwood, NJ 07675-1921 USA
tel: 201 664-6434
fax: 201 358-9377