StoryFolder is a new online application that allows you to automatically create a Storyboard, record list, script, as well as individual Clips and images from a specific video uploaded or linked to Youtube. The beta currently offers a limited free version (for videos up to 1GB, 15 minutes, 50 recordings) and a paid Pro version.
Creating Storyboards and record lists is an important part of video production. Storyfolder is a new Online Application from NYC based Engineer Jeff Jassky created. Currently in beta, StoryFolder promises to automatically create a Storyboard and record list from each video. Let’s look at what he does.
StoryFolder is an online service that can automatically “deconstruct” each video into a Storyboard, individual scene images and Clips, script and record list with Timecode. Videos can currently be downloaded directly from the hard drive in StoryFolder or you can insert a Youtube link. After processing, the application will provide you with a Zip file containing all the above mentioned items. It is still in beta, so accuracy should continue to improve over time.
The Storyboard itself is currently an HTML file with a classic layout that can be printed. As Jeff said, there are plans to continue working on the storyboard layout, add more metadata, and come up with a PDF version.
The images of each scene in the video are provided in JPEG format. There are three images for each scene – the first image, the middle and the last image (this applies to the Pro version, there is only the middle image in the free version – more on the different versions after). The individual Clips that the app produces are in MP4 format and they are arranged digitally to match the still images.
The saving list of scenes with Timecodes and images is currently exported as HTML and CSV files. Finally, the script is exported to a TXT file containing all the spoken text converted to text by StoryFolder. Jeff is working very quickly to provide a better traditional script layout. The software should also recognize different speakers in the scene and format the script accordingly.