Before I bought my AVCHD camcorder I captured a lot of AVI from my DV camcorder.
I now want to create projects and am faced with using very long AVI files as my resources.
After getting used to the AVCHD short file resource methodology, I'd like to split my AVI resources into shorter files.
I seem to recall an option to do this on scene change whilst capturing. (I can't recall what it was.)
Is there a utility to do it to an existing AVI?
Premiere wont cut up existing avi's.
For this you need: Scenalyzer.
If you go to the download page you will find a old freeware version.
Its not 100% waterproof as it has to optical scene detect the file.
I gave the freeware version a run, using the Datestamp option (It bombed on the Optical option).
Looks like it divides an AVI file when it finds a discontinuity in the datestamp. - which corresponds to when you shoot a scene.
You can set the sensitivity of the datestamp checking. I imagine that if you set it at hi sensitivity, it would give you a scene file for every time you pressed the button.
Anyway, its exactly what I need.
Thanks for your help.