Newer Tool Offers ClipWrap's QuickTime-Creation Capabilities Along with More Rewrapping and Transcoding Features

Divergent Media said that its standalone Mac OS X ClipWrap application for wrapping HDV and AVCHD files in QuickTime containers has been discontinued. The same functionality has been added to EditReady, a $50 transcoding application with support for LUTs, metadata viewing and editing, and batch processing.

"The codebase of ClipWrap relies heavily on Apple's QuickTime API, which is being phased out by Apple," explained Divergent's Mike Woodworth in a blog post last week. "We began EditReady with the goal of making a modern workflow tool that could leverage modern hardware and APIs …. Once we had a wide cross-section of camera support and a rock-solid base to build on, we ported our AVCHD and HDV parsing code to EditReady."

Existing ClipWrap users are being offered a $30 upgrade to EditReady, but there is one potential catch — because EditReady has an entirely new code base, it only works on OS X 10.8.5 and later. Divergent does plan to continue supporting ClipWrap and making the application available for users who still need it, Woodworth wrote.

Divergent also launched a free media player for the Mac, OneLight. It supports GoPro, AVCHD, m2t, and multi-file MXF playback.

The company also sells ScopeBox monitoring and capture software for the Mac featuring waveforms, vectorscopes, RGB histograms, and more. ScopeBox is $100 on its own for $120 in a bundle with EditReady.