updated 04:10 pm EDT, Tue May 5, 2009
SnapFlow 1.0 released
Aquafadas has released SnapFlow, a new program capable of capturing images from video frames, comparing similar shots, and generating custom DVD covers. Video formats supported by the app include QuickTime, MPEG and others. Users begin by creating a project module, and then a host of albums and smart albums.
Once imported, clips can be viewed in a player window, where frames of interest can be dragged and dropped into an album, or marked so that smart albums will select them. Within an album images hold their original information, enabling a quick link to the source video.
Frames can also be accessed using the Matrix tool. This feature brings up both an original frame and the surrounding ones, letting a user select the best image from the sequence. A related option, Compare, contrasts a selected frame with neighbors.
SnapFlow also includes a variety of filter effects, which can be applied to individual stills before export, or else complete albums. DVD covers can be produced using custom or pre-made templates. The app requires Mac OS X 10.5.6 along with QuickTime 7.5.5, and is being sold by Aquafadas for $130.