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--- Quote ---With VideoShop, you can mix video, text,
graphics, effects, CD-quality audio, and pictures to create high-quality
videotapes and digital movies. Avid VideoShop is the perfect tool for business
communicators, educators, and media professionals who need to create
compelling messages
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Avid VideoShop 2.0.3

Avid VideoShop 3.0.2

Strata VideoShop 3.0.4

--- Quote ---Strata acquired VideoShop from Avid Technologies in 1996. Strata VideoShop 3.0.4 is identical to Avid's VideoShop 3.0 with the exception of obvious brand re-badging of dialogs and icons. Strata further developed VideoShop releasing it at version 4.0/3D. Coinciding with the 4.0/3D release they gave VideoShop version 3.0.4 away for free via computer magazine CD's, globally.

This copy of VideoShop came from MacAddict magazine CD, Nov 1999. It is a full install set complete with PDF user manuals. On installation it has minimal activation and no serial is required.
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Strata VideoShop 4.0

--- Quote ---Strata VideoShop is a digital video, audio, animating, compositing and editing application. The amazing 3D track provides the ability to import an animated 3D model and map video on to the 3D shape. Additional TuneBuilder support by AirWorks Media gives you the ability to edit professional quality music elements to fit a specific time. Strata VideoShop incorporates stunning special effects and multiple-track filters for you to polish and add visual impact to your videos. Fantastic tweenable filters automatically create effects over time.??Professional transparency features like alpha map and chrome key are provided for compositing. Extensible, non-linear and multi-layered edits allow you to create amazing videos quickly and easily. Strata VideoShop's Motion Path Editor is available to automatically or manually create motion, making clips travel around the scene. Unlimited Tracks permit powerful compositing.
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--- Quote ---Nonlinear digital video editing--to many, it's the Holy Grail of videography, a goal that combines both editing power and ease of use. Imagine--editing by just dragging and dropping your clips on a computer timeline, cutting and pasting just like a word processor; if you've edited video the old-fashioned way, you'll know why such a technical feat is so desirable.

Unfortunately, beginning videographers often view nonlinear editing as an unattainable goal, something for computer nerds and/or video professionals--not for those just starting out in the craft. Luckily, some nonlinear editing software manufacturers are dedicated to providing powerful tools at a price the rest of us can afford.

The race to provide multimedia videographers with the definitive nonlinear editing application at an affordable price has been going on for a number of years, and the VideoShop package has been in the forefront of low-cost Macintosh-based solutions from the beginning. It began life as an attempt by Avid, a company that's had considerable success in the high-end video market, to bring some of the power and ease of use of nonlinear editing to home Macintosh users and multimedia developers.

Now, VideoShop belongs to Strata, a company that has had its own run of success in the Macintosh-based 3D modeling and design software market. (Ever played the game Myst? That's a finished product developed on Strata's 3D design software.) Their latest version of VideoShop incorporates a number of 3D design elements that produce some very impressive effects with a minimum of effort. It's possible, for example, to map your video onto a moving 3D object with VideoShop 4.0/3D. This, however, is only one of its many impressive features. In fact, its rare combination of simplicity, functionality and overall elegance make Strata's VideoShop a strong contender for Adobe Premiere or any other desktop nonlinear application on the market today.

Did You Say Micons?
Four windows make up the bulk of VideoShop 4.0/3D's workspace: the Bin window (where you organize files and review file statistics), the Canvas window (where you preview your movie and operate motion, size and transparency controls), the Digitize window (where you capture your clips from tape) and the Project window (where most of the actual editing occurs).

While the Digitize window operates similarly to most other software of its type, the Bin window has one interesting characteristic that others lack: micons. Most other applications simply show you a list of the files you're working with in a given project, with perhaps a picon (single frame) from the beginning of the clip. A micon adds motion to the picon, providing a tiny preview of the clip when you click on the image. This can be very handy for those situations when the beginning of the clip doesn't tell you much about the contents of the clip--those that fade up from black, for instance.

The Canvas window is more than just the simple playback window that many nonlinear applications provide. It serves as a true canvas on which you can move, rotate, resize and manipulate the transparency of your movie. This provides a much more intuitive way of working than the approach used by other applications, which usually consists of using a number of pull-down menus to access the window you need.

Storyboard vs. Timeline
While many nonlinear editing applications choose between a storyboard-based and a timeline-based editing environment, VideoShop 4.0/3D incorporates the strengths of both. In Storyboard view, you can view the overall movie, add and remove untrimmed clips and audio tracks, rearrange the rough order of your video or play your movie. In Timeline view, you can view each frame of your video, cut and paste frames or sequences of frames, trim clips, add filters and transition effects and perform any layering and compositing effects (such as titles).

Though the VideoShop 4.0/3D program is easy to use overall, there are some environments that require practice. The Timeline window in particular, offers a bewildering array of buttons and controls. Each individual item in itself is simple to use and understand, but the sheer number of them can be daunting. To simplify the learning process, Strata has provided an excellent tutorial booklet that walks the learner through each stage of the program.

On the audio side, VideoShop 4.0/3D incorporates TuneBuilder, a music creation software tool that cleverly builds a song of the exact length you specify. These songs aren't your typical flat-sounding MIDI re-creations; they're performed by real musicians with real instruments, then digitally prepared in such a way that chopping them up into little pieces and re-combining them will not break any standardized rules of harmony, tempo or tonality. On the user side, all you have to do is provide a certain length you want, and TuneBuilder will deliver a musical expression of that length--with a beginning, middle and end you can use. This useful tool is worth VideoShop 4.0/3D's $89 introductory price on its own.

We tested this package on an AV Power Macintosh 8500 with 16MB of RAM and found it capable of working at the maximum built-in video capture resolution available on that platform (320x240 resolution, 24-bit color, 16-bit stereo audio). For higher resolutions, a better capture card (such as the miro DC30) and a wide SCSI-2 capture drive would have been required, but the Videoshop product had available settings to support up to 640x480 NTSC resolution if the platform had been up to it. Rendering on this platform was quite slow as well--about five minutes were required to create a complex one-second 3D transition. Those who work on newer Power Macintosh platforms with more RAM should be able to render fairly quickly, but those with older computers should consider themselves warned.

In short, VideoShop 4.0/3D delivers the goods at a bargain price. It is easy enough to learn--and easy enough on the pocketbook--that beginners shouldn't fear taking the plunge into nonlinear editing.
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Status: Missing
SN: QD16241490111   or   QD16245432431

Links show a demo for OS9

Strata VideoShop 4.5

Status: Missing

SN: QD16245540791

It also seem to be a VideoShop 5th version. But I can find if it is for OS9 or X. It is not clear. It seems Strata pivoted to 3D version and/or OSX.

Users review

--- Quote from: MacTron on April 15, 2015, 12:15:28 PM ---
For my last video works I have used MP4 videos at 1280 x 720p @ 24fps from my old Sony Ericsson Vivaz cellular and opened directly in VideoShop (without pre-rendering) edited trimmed and added transitions ( using a MP4 codec) and save to QuickTime .mov without re-rendering again. As you can imagine all the process was done in Real Time, without extra hardware needed.
Once you have the final .mov file, you can render it (or leave it as is) to the format you wish (Mpeg1/2 avi/Divx, MP4 etc...) using QuickTime Player. An hour of final video can take 15 min to an hour max. By the way, the same work in Final Cut may take from two to three hours ... That's why I don't like Final Cut it spend most of the time re-rendering ...

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--- Quote from: MacTron on March 16, 2016, 09:34:35 AM ---It is easiest than that.
As I have told in other occasions the main problem is the h264 codec.
I never liked video edition but I had to make a few works, and my work flow was:
1. Record the footage with my Samsung Galaxy S1 at 720p @ 30fps in MP4 format ( not h264 ).
2. Transfer the video files to a Mac Os 9 machine through USB.
3. Edit and Mix them directly with VideoShop.
4. Save a QuickTime file, with the non destructive mix, without rendering.
5. Render the final work with 3IVX codec (inside a QuickTime file).
6. The final file can be converted to avi or mp4 without re-rendering the video, only the audio. (AAC for MP4 and .MP3 for .AVI).

During all the process the video fragment as played and edited "as is" in mp4 format, without conversion. Only some effects and transitions are rendered, optionally the final work can be rendered to a "monolithic" QuickTime file.

You have to forget FC and Premiere to understand that Real Time 720p video editing in Mac Os 9 is possible (and 1080p with M-JPEG codec).

... and forget DV and DVD too. Especially the last one, it was an awful format since its inception.

I really hope you guys, start seriously with video edition ...

Since the first version, the QuickTime technology was the better video technology ever made, and when AVID realized this fact, begin to sabotage it, Adobe joined AVID a bit late, with the same target.

Foot Note: Since the first version, the QuickTime technology was the better video technology ever made, and when AVID realized this fact, begin to sabotage it, Adobe joined AVID a bit late, with the same target.
Final Cut was incorporated later, and comes with a totally alien technology, that is really worse than QuickTime based Apps. Even though Premiere have some Quicktime enabled version, it loose this heritage and began the Apple QuickTime sabotage.

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What version on VideoShop?


--- Quote from: Protools5LEGuy on March 17, 2016, 01:29:46 PM ---What version on VideoShop?

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Video Shop 3x or 4x.
VideoShop 3x is the best. it is the "pure QuickTime editor". But it may have some issues using AAC audio.
Premiere 5.1 can be a second choice alongside CineStream or VideoFusion. Even the QuickBasic based MediaEdit is better than FinalCut. LOL


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