Cheap-o-Scope 1.31 reviewDownload
Cheap-o-Scope is a small utility that will convert Quicktime movies into Adobe Filmstrip files and also convert Adobe Filmstrip files back into Quicktime movies.
Cheap-o-Scope is a small utility that will convert Quicktime movies into Adobe Filmstrip files and also convert Adobe Filmstrip files back into Quicktime movies. Adobe Filmstrip files are recognized by Photoshop and probably other image editing files (it's just a sequence of raw RGB image data).
Adobe Premiere will also import them, but if you're using iMovie, you'll need to convert. Filmstrip is a good format for doing rotoscoping and animation work if you don't have the money for a separate rotoscoping product.
Using Cheap-o-Scope really couldn't be easier - simply drop a Quicktime movie on it, or select the movie from the "Open..." dialog and a Filmstrip file will be created that can be edited or modified in Photoshop or another image editing program. When you are done editing the file, simply drop the filmstrip (.flm) file on the Cheap-o-Scope icon or select the file from the "Open..." dialog, and it will output it to a Quicktime movie (Note: if Cheap-o-Scope wasn't in the Applications folder when you started OS X, dragging files onto its icon may not work).
Filmstrip files are very large and I wouldn't recommend doing more than a few seconds of footage at a time unless you have a very high powered machine with lots of speed and plenty of RAM. Filmstrip files also do not support a sound track, so you should keep the original movie so that you have the original sound - you can merge the new movie with the old sound in iMovie without any great difficulty.
Adds ability to select compression for final movie
Rebuilt with debug symbols and zerolink turned off.
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