Quickfire for Mac is a powerful video player that packs lots of useful tools. For instance, you can create playlists, add colour correction, draw onto video, add/export notes, and bookmark frames within a video. You can also make use of hard-masking, variable playback rate and flip/flop etc. Quickfire for Mac is a great tool for anyone that wants more advanced control over their media.
Key Features include:
- Timecode and filename overlay.
- Take snapshots of individual frames.
- Advanced playback features.
- Exports notes to RTF and CSV files.
- Color grading functionality.
- On-frame drawing capabilities.
Not only is Quickfire for Mac able to playback various media, its main focus are its great editing tools; you can add notes to videos, draw directly onto individual frames, and adjust all manner of aspects of media playback. These tools are great for movie professionals such as editors, directors, and those working in visual effects.
Overall, Quickfire for Mac is fairly lightweight, powerful and easy to use. For professionals, it is a superb tool set, which will allow them to review video media and prepare for changes and alterations that any later cuts may need.
Added “Create Playlist From Selection” option to the Session Window:
Select as many movies as you like and right-click to choose this option from the context menu.
Replaced CSV file exports with TSV file exports:
Files previously saved as .csv’s (Comma Separated Value files) are now exported as .tsv’s (Tab Separated Value files).
TSV’s are more robust at storing text data (such as notes, filenames, bookmark descriptions) which often need to contain comma’s.
Create Bookmarks From EDL:
Imports an Avid EDL and creates a Quickfire Bookmark for each event.
If the EDL includes Locators then the locator text is added to each bookmark (currently just the last 12 characters of text for use as shot names).
Select one movie and choose “Bookmarks > Create Bookmarks From EDL…”.
Note: The first event in the EDL must be on the first frame of the movie (the EDL and movie must match).
Export Avid Conform EDL:
This creates an Avid timeline using each bookmark as a clip/event where each clip is abutted in the timeline.
Create bookmarks on as many movies as you like - then select the movies in the order you want and click “File > Export > Export Avid Conform EDL…”.
Each clip is abutted in the Avid timeline.
Export Avid Locators EDL:
This creates an Avid timeline using each bookmark as a clip/event where each clip is NOT abutted in the timeline.
This allows you to create markers/locators at specific points in an existing timeline.
Create bookmarks on a single movie in QF then click “File > Export > Export Avid Locators EDL…”
Double-clicking a movie in Finder now immediately displays the movie (if Quickfire is the default viewer):
Close the viewer to immediately quit Quickfire without returning to the Session Window.
If you’ve modifed the movie (added bookmarks, drawings, colour correction etc.) then closing the viewer returns you to the Session Window where you can save the session if you want.
Added “Lockfile” support for multiple users using the same session file:
Users are alerted if they open a .qfs file which someone else already has open.
Turn on “Enable Network Mode” in Preferences to use this feature.
Lockfiles are automatically created at the same path as the session file, and are automatically removed when the first user closes the session, or can be manually removed without affecting Quickfire in any way.
Note: Lockfiles don’t actually lock the original .qfs or prevent others modifying it - they just alert users that they’re sharing the file.
Fixes and improvements:
Drawings now scale properly with the video when the viewer is resized.
Drawing mode stays enabled when switching between movies.
Pressing “? + a” now selects all items in the Tile view as well as the List view.
Fix bug which caused QF to crash when deleting playlists under some circumstances.
Quickfire no longer asks if you want to save the current session if you’ve already saved it and made no new modifications.
When jumping to the previous or next bookmark, “Muted” bookmarks are now skipped whether or not Loop Mode is active.
Numerous bug fixes and enhancements.