QCTools for Mac, otherwise known as Quality Control Tools for Video Preservation is an open-source freeware command-line tool. The main purpose of QCTools is to assist users with analysis and further understanding of digitised video files. QCTools does this by making use of audiovisual analytics as well as certain types of filtering.
It can be said that the command line software QCTools can be used for altering and quality management, particularly for GWAS data sets. QCTools is often compared to PotPlayer and Homebrew.
QCTools supports numerous video formats, which include AVI, MKV, MOV and MP4. Additionally, QCTools accepts a diverse selection of codecs. Thanks to QCTools, significant reliance on FFmpeg’s libavcodec and LibFormat libraries, QCTools can support a wide array of digital, as well as audiovisual, formats.
A great plus of using QCTools is that it’s open-source. There are numerous benefits when it comes to using open source software, but none more than personal contribution. You’re able to contribute and give feedback to the actual software itself. However, strict guidelines must be followed when it comes to contributing. When you decide to participate in this project, you must agree to abide by a strict code of conduct.
Filters and playback
The QCTools preview window is an environment specifically for playback. Here, the user is able to review videos through multiple filters at the same time. In most cases, general problems with the graph layout are easier to make sense of by looking at them in the playback window.
A great feature of the playback window is that it includes two separate viewing windows that can be simultaneously set to different filtering combinations. This allows users to playback their video and compare changes.
Premium, open-source freeware
QCTools for Mac is a premium bit of open-source freeware with plentiful uses. There are plenty of filter and playback options you can use, while the open-source nature means you won’t have to pay for it. It has strict contribution regulations, but it’s excellent in accepting various formats.