Every now and then I run into a new Mac app that does the unexpected, does it well, and seems to do what no other app does so easily and effortlessly. Enter MovieBriefs. Think movies meets contact sheets. In fact, MovieBriefs can make a contact sheet of movie clips (up to 400 equally spaced screenshots).
This clever app can print or export movie clip images and create a dynamic slide show which can be shared online. The built in Time Range Slider lets you control the portion of a clip to generate the contact sheet (the whole movie or a section of the movie).
Slideshows are easily created using the images from the contact sheet (adjustable by quality). MovieBrief’s learning curve is gentle. There’s just not much to learn. Grab a movie, adjust the slider, click to view a slide show, click to print or export.
Any image from the contact sheet of images can be shared to iPhoto or Aperture, or shared online to Facebook and Twitter (or as an email attachment).
Creating a slideshow of images from a movie is ridiculously easy. It’s a click. This is where MovieBriefs could use a few more bells and whistles– transitions between images. I’d also like to see a slider bar which makes it easier to grab a specific image from a movie, rather than equally spaced timings.
Otherwise, nicely done and unique, easy to setup and use, and affordable.