has released Cinematize v1.0, a new utility aimed at users who want to extract segments or clips from unencrypted DVDs.
Audio and video tracks can be saved separately or together, as MPEG-2 or QuickTime movie files. The software provides control over decoding and output formats, and can downmix AC-3 audio, DTS and SDDS audio as well.
Some features are only unlocked if you have Apple’s QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback component installed, like saving video alone or audio and video together as QuickTime movies, previewing video before extracting, and saving MPEG-2 audio in QuickTime format.
Cinematize is useful for creating multimedia presentations, extracting clips or making video resumes, creating customized video, audio CDs or still pictures, and other functions, according to the developer. What it can’t help you do is take content from a commercial DVD that’s been encrypted (most DVDs that you buy off-the-shelf at the local video store are).
For now, Cinematize is available for download and online purchase from Miraizon’s Web site, though the company plans to offer a boxed version in September or October. Cinematize requires Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later and costs US$49.95.