Billed as “the missing link,”
allows you to extract a video or audio clip — even a complex one — from a DVD after you’ve created it. You can then save that clip in a format compatible with such applications as QuickTime, iMovie, or Final Cut Pro. If you’d like to try it for yourself, the publisher announced on Thursday that a demo is now available.
Cinematize features a drag-and-drop interface that allows you to preview your clips, which can be as short as a chapter or as long as the entire movie, before you extract them. It can handle all DVD video types, including PAL and NTSC, as well as all DVD audio types, including PCM, AC-3, MPEG, DTS, and SDDS. It can even handle complex discs that contain multi-angle views and multiple soundtrack and sub-title options.
The downloadable demo is fully functional, but it limits your extractions to 20 seconds and it expires after 15 days. The full version is US$49.95 for the download and $59.95 for a packaged CD that requires an additional shipping charge.