Enosoft Enhanced DV Decoder Help

Practical Examples

The following examples are all taken from the Enosoft Enhanced DV Decoder running on a 1.4GHz Pentium M laptop computer with Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2.

Live Video Input

When a DV camcorder is plugged into an IEEE-1394 (FireWire®, iLink®) interface, Windows XP creates a folder to it from My Computer:

Opening the 'folder' presents a live feed of the output from the camcorder:

This example illustrates one of the key benefits of the Enosoft Enhanced DV Decoder - the integration at the operating system level rather than the application level.

Custom Explorer Web Views

In the following example, a folder has been customized with a web view that incorporates an embedded media player:

This permits familiar navigation with Windows Explorer or My Computer and ready identification of video clips according to their recording date, time and so on.

Playing Video Clips in Media Player

Opening an existing DV AVI file in Windows Media Player (or other DirectShow- or Video for Windows-based multimedia player) will show the video with the text overlay (if enabled):

Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5

The Enosoft Enhanced DV Decoder works effortlessly with the capture function of Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5. The following screen shot shows Premiere's capture window complete with the additional information provided by the Enosoft decoder.

The rest of Premiere Pro's functions employ a proprietary decoding and rendering scheme which prevents the Enosoft decoder from being used, or any other standard DirectShow or Video for Windows decoder. Though a limitation in some ways, this does provide the advantage that video can be rendered without the overlayed text.

Archiving to MPEG2/DVD With Burned-In Timecode etc

Example 1: DirectShow-based with Mainconcept MPEG2 encoder

The Mainconcept MPEG2 encoder includes a DirectShow filter for encoding and writing MPEG2 files. Using the vendor's own application restricts the choice of DV decoder to their own. However, the MPEG2 encoder filter itself can be used separately. In the following example, the a DV-format AVI file is decoded with the Enosoft Enhanced DV Decoder and the decoded output is encoded to MPEG2 format with the Mainconcept filter. The utility used to construct this "graph" is GraphEdit, provided by Microsoft with the Windows Platform SDK.

This provides a simple and quick method to archive DV footage to DVD with the recording time, date and so on burned into the video.

Example 2: Video for Windows-based with CCE Basic MPEG2 encoder

The Basic MPEG2 encoder from CCE can be used to perform the same task as the previous example with the added advantage that the vendor's application will choose the Enosoft decoder for decoding DV material. In this case, the Video for Windows version of the decoder is used.



  • Introduction to the Enosoft Enhanced DV Decoder
  • Getting Started
  • Practical Examples
  • Understanding Instances
  • Supported Parameters
  • Enabling and Disabling the Enosoft Enhanced DV Decoder
  • Using the Enosoft Enhanced DV Decoder Configuration Utility
  • Mapping Values in the Registry
  • Purchasing the Software
  • Getting Support
  • Uninstalling the Software

  • Last Updated on Thursday, May 25, 2006.

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