Over the last 12 years, I personally, or through my company, DVcreators.net, have trained most broadcast stations, Fortune 1000 companies and major universities, as well as tens of thousands of other organizations and people to encode and publish video on the web.
But I’ve never been happy with the software tools that were available. I’ve tried them all. I finally got sick and tired of all the problems, the bugs, slow, clumsy workflows, missing features, and poor quality.
So we created DV Kitchen. We made it work exactly the way I wanted a web video publishing app to work. We love it and use it all day long.
Now, it’s yours, too!
I want DV Kitchen to work as perfectly for you as it does for me, so try it out for free for 20 days and let us know if there’s any feature you need added, or if you find anything that doesn’t blow away the old way you were publishing web video. Post on our forums or email me directly, and we will do our best to get it done. If you know DVcreators.net, you know we don’t do anything unless we’re committed to being the best in the world at it.
Download the free trial by clicking the big blue button in the sidebar and see if you find it as perfect as we do.
Shouldn’t this FAQ have more questions?
Seems like it. Why don’t you ask a few by posting in our forums, and we’ll add yours. I bet they’re good ones!
Can I install on my desktop and laptop?
Sure! Just download the trial, then click the “SIGN IN” button and put in the same email address you used to register the first time. No muss, no fuss!
What is the best way to export a movie from Final Cut Pro/Express or other apps to to bring into DV Kitchen?
The entire step-by-step process is here:
What are the big improvements from dvcCast!?
There are tons of things… people gave us excellent suggestions, many of which we have incorporated, along with our wish list, and there’s plenty more to keep us busy for a while!
Here are just a few of the new improvements in DV Kitchen:
- The ability to easily tweak a recipe – jump into something you’ve already programmed, and just change one thing and save it. Or, by giving it a different name, you can easily make a copy of an existing recipe with just a few changes.
- SampleLab has been completely revamped:
- Instead of side-by-side comparison, it now uses superior “in-place” comparison so you can focus on the changes in one important area and switch between samples with your number keys. Brilliant!
- Also, you can test any of your recipes, not just QuickSpecs, in SampleLab
- You can create and tweak recipes right within SampleLab. This is now one of the coolest software environments for video professionals ever created.
- The x264 codec is amazing!
- Ability to name exported still frames right within TimeFreezer.
- The publishing room (formerly “embed tags”) now does code for Quicktime movies with poster frames, and now includes support for Jeroen’s Flash Player, the most popular Flash player on the net, as well as the awesome “shadowbox” effect.
- Flash FLV and Windows Media Video format encoding will be good for some folks with old-fashioned clients
- Watermarking for movies
I own dvcCast! How do I transfer over my FTP locations and presets?
After you’ve launched DV Kitchen and it has fully downloaded:
- Go to your main hard drive
- Open Library/Application Support/DVcreators/dvcCast
- Open Library/Application Support/DVcreators/dvKitchen
- Move (or copy) the file called “ftpData” from the dvcCast folder to the dvKitchen folder
Now the FTP data is copied.
Now let’s copy your custom presets (now called “recipes”).
- Open Library/Application Support/DVcreators/dvcCast/presets.
- Open Library/Application Support/DVcreators/dvKitchen/recipes
- Move (or copy) all your favorite presets from the “presets” folder to the “recipes” folder (disregard the fact their names are “funny” in the Finder)
DV Kitchen has an amazingly simple user interface, considering how much it does . . . DV Kitchen is really a must-have tool. — Allan Tepper, ProVideo Coalition
What is DV Kitchen used for?
DV Kitchen’s focus is publishing broadcast quality, internet-friendly-bandwidth video from your finished edit.
The primary delivery contexts for this video are:
- video embedded in web pages
- larger video windows that pop up from web links
- immersive, full screen video for an “internet TV” experience, either from from Flash’s fullscreen hardware acceleration or from fullscreen Quicktime movies
- video podcasts, featuring HD podcasts
- video in presentations made in Powerpoint, Keynote, etc.
- video for training or marketing distributed on LANs, DVD-R or CD-R
- audio podcasts
- high quality AAC music for sale or free download
- audio links on web pages
- still frames from video (in TimeFreezer™)
- photos from a digital still camera
- graphics from any software, flowcharts, graphs, diagrams, etc.
for: web pages, Powerpoint/Keynote/Word docs, PDFs, disc-based multimedia
I have 5,000 ideas.
This app is awesome, it helps me tremendously, and I’m so excited about it I have about 5,000 ideas and feature requests.
Great! Post them in the DV Kitchen forum and we will get to work!
Who is DV Kitchen for?
Anyone wanting to publish broadcast-quality video, images and audio for delivery over IP, networks, or disc:
- video production companies
- video departments of organizations of any size
- broadcast channels & local TV stations
- marketing & training professionals
- web developers
- churches and synagogues
- scientific organizations
- educators & students
- distance learning content creators
- industrial/medical/political communications
DV Kitchen is the way to go. We use it to solve a multitude of publishing & output challenges. From the beauty and ease of QuickSpecs to TimeFreezer, to the always reliable Bitrate Budget Calculator, this is a treat to use. DVcreators nailed this one! — Paul H., DV Kitchen customer
How about hosting?
DV Kitchen is an important puzzle piece, but where can I find hosting with sufficient storage and bandwidth for a digital-video-heavy site?
We have a consulting division that has helped many companies, large and small, with deploying video solutions.
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