If you’re old enough to remember contact sheets from photos then you’re likely amazed and impressed with digital photography, especially the quality of photos and videos you can get from a mere smartphone (iPhone 5s, I’m looking at you). 1080p video from an iPhone puts to shame broadcast video from just a couple of decades ago.
Alright, back to contact sheets. Back in the days of non-digital photography, in the era of film, processing, and printed photos, contact sheets were a photographer’s best friend; a quick and easy and inexpensive way to view all the photos on a roll of film without actually printing every photo. Contact sheets saved time and money.
MovieBriefs is a Mac app which creates digital contact sheets from movies by grabbing up to 400 images and equally spaced intervals in the movie clip and then displays them as a contact sheet-like grid on the Mac’s screen.
Select the section of a movie where you want a contact sheet and click. Done.
MovieBriefs gives you control over the section of the movie to use, the number of columns and rows displayed, and the quality of the images extracted from the movies.
Selecting a section of the movie for in and out points is simple, too. Just use the slider bar. Once MovieBriefs has extracted images to create the contact sheet, you can create a slideshow of the images.
MovieBriefs is social, too, and has options to share the image contact sheet via email, Facebook, Twitter, and can send to iPhoto or Aperture.
There’s not much to MovieBriefs but if you’ve ever wanted to see a contact sheet of a movie clip, this is the app to get. It’s available on the Mac App Store, but the developer also has a trial download.