ReelBean User Guide

November 2007

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ReelBean 2.99 User Guide

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ReelBean Pro
ReelBean Pro is a full-featured movie viewer, editor and converter application for Mac OS X. It requires Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or 10.5 (Leopard). ReelBean Pro allows you to play and convert video and audio files of many different formats and perform track extraction and editing operations. By upgrading to ReelBean Pro you will be able to convert videos to many different formats, including QuickTime, MPEG-4, H.264, Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, mobile phone (3G), AVI and many others. You can upgrade to ReelBean Pro by selecting the “Buy RealBean Pro...” option in the application menu, or by visiting the product store site at http://www.js8media.com/store

ReelBean
The free version of ReelBean offers many video features only seen in pro versions of similar applications. Many different formats of video and audio files can be played by ReelBean, including the following:
3GPP 3GPP2 AIFF MP3 (MPEG-1, Layer 3) MPEG-4 M4A TIFF Wave Windows Media (requires supporting components.) AU M4V FLV & DivX (when free Perian components are installed.) AVI BMP DV FLC JPEG MPEG-1 PDF PICT PNG Quartz Compositions QuickTime SMIL

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Key Feature Comparison
F E AT U R E S REELBEAN NO NO NO NO REELBEAN PRO YES YES YES YES

Export videos Display scene selection drawer Export to iPod Extract movie video/audio tracks to new files Split Movie Join Movie Adjustable video transparency controller Record Audio Play video and audio (see formats listed on previous page.) Play DVDs Play streaming video Edit videos Add audio tracks to videos Playback speed controller Display video information panel Start MPEG, QuickTime, etc (i.e. non-DVD) movies from last point played when opening. Auto start movies on opening. Display and add video annotations (searchable with Spotlight)

NO NO YES

YES YES YES

NO YES

YES YES

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

YES YES

YES YES

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System Requirements
• Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or 10.5 Leopard.

Installing
The ReelBean software is distributed as an Internet-enabled disk image. When downloaded, Safari will automatically mount the disk image displaying a folder with the following files: 1. ReelBean application. 2. Release note text file. 3. User guide. 4. Data sheet. Drag the ReelBean application icon to your hard drive. The normal place to store it is the /Applications folder, but it is not required to to be installed there. Then double-click the ReelBean application to start it up.

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Upgrading from ReelBean to ReelBean Pro
After installing ReelBean you will be able to perform all the operations listed in the feature comparison table on page 3 under the ReelBean column. Upgrading to ReelBean Pro will allow you to perform additional activities such as converting files from one video format to another, including converting files to the iPod format. To enable the additional features you need to purchase a license code. There are two ways to do this: 1. Select the “Buy ReelBean Now...” item from the ReelBean menu in the application. OR 2. Enter the following URL in your web browser: http://www.js8media.com/store/ When you click on the Buy Now button at the JS8 Media store page you will be taken to the PayPal web site where you can choose to confirm your purchase option. If you do so an email will be sent to you containing your ReelBean license code. Open ReelBean’s registration panel by selecting the “Registration...” option from the ReelBean menu. Copy and Paste the license code from the email into this panel and click on the OK button. You should see a message indicating that ReelBean Pro is now activated. The export features of ReelBean will now be accessible to you, and you will also see in the About panel that you are running ReelBean Pro. Save a copy of your license code.

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Checking for Updates
You can manually check for an updated version of ReelBean by selecting the “Check For Updates” option from the ReelBean menu. A panel will be displayed informing you either that a new version has been found and can be downloaded by visiting the JS8 Media web site, or that you are already running the latest version of ReelBean. If you would like ReelBean to automatically check for a new version each time you start the application you can set the “auto check for updates” preference. No personal information or data from your computer is sent when the software update check is made.

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Removing ReelBean
To remove the ReelBean software from your computer simply drag the ReelBean application file to the trash folder. Note: this action will not remove any license code you may have purchased.

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Playing Video with ReelBean
ReelBean’s video playing controls allow easy opening, playing and navigation of videos. In addition to the video controls the main window provides a transparency controller (the T slider) which allows the transparency of the player window to be altered. Movies can also be paused and restarted by clicking and double-clicking on the video content as it’s displayed. The “i” button allows a panel to be displayed containing information about the playing video.

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Converting Video with ReelBean
The red target button will open a drawer containing a list of the conversion formats available. The export button at the bottom of the drawer will be enabled if you have purchased a license code, as described on page 5. Simply select the required format and click on the export button and the conversion will proceed, accompanied by a progress bar. The exported file will be placed on your desktop.

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Scene Selection with ReelBean
The small arrow button next to the time field allows another drawer to be open displaying a selection of scenes evenly-distributed from the length of the video. Doubleclicking on any of these will cause the player to jump to that scene in the video.

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Extracting Tracks with ReelBean
Videos normally consist of a number of tracks. Usually these include separate video and audio tracks, and maybe others such as hint tracks (for streaming videos), text tracks and others. ReelBean provides a panel which allows you to extract the full track or any part of a track into a separate file, which will be placed on your desktop.

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Editing Movies with ReelBean
ReelBean provides an additional controller for editing movie content.

The Edit menu, as shown above, provides access to a number of editing features. When the edit controller is displayed, sections of a movie can be selected by positioning the edit controller playhead at the required start point and then shift-clicking and dragging to highlight the selection section of the movie. The cut, copy, paste and delete items then operate on the highlighted section. The end of a movie can be trimmed off by setting the playhead position as required and then selecting the trim to selection option. The two Add Audio ... items allow an audio track to be added to a movie. The extract movie tracks panel could then be used to selected which audio tracks are enabled or disabled.

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Appendix A: Internet Resources
• JS8 Media web site: http://www.js8media.com • ReelBean web page: http://www.js8media.com/reelbean • ReelBean store web page: http://www.js8media.com/store • ReelBean support page: http://www.js8media.com/support

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Support.
To learn more about ReelBean and JS8 Media please visit: http://www.js8media.com/support/

Copyright.
© 2007 JS8 Media Inc. All rights reserved. Information and features described in this document are subject to change without notice and do not represent a commitment on the part of JS8 Media Inc. ReelBean is a trademark of JS8 Media Inc.

Limited Warranty and Disclaimers.
JS8 Media Inc warrants to you, as the original licensee only, that the software you licensed will perform as stated below: The software will operate in substantial conformance with its specifications as set forth in the applicable user guide. JS8 Media Inc does not warrant that operation of the software will be uninterrupted or error-free, will meet your requirements, or that software errors will be corrected. JS8 Media’s sole liability in this Limited Warranty shall be to use reasonable efforts to bring the software’s performance into substantial conformance with the specifications in the applicable user guide. Limitations of Warranties: EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH ABOVE, NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND THOSE ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO WARRANTY IS MADE THAT USE OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE ERROR FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT ANY ERRORS OR DEFECTS IN THE LICENSED MATERIALS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SOFTWARE’S FUNCTIONALITY WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
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