How do I use CardSplice to detect a batch of cards?
Step 1 : Setup your stands
If you don’t have stand yet then see the tutorials on how to build a stand.
After your stands are made, put one stand in front of the other. The phone goes in the front stand and put a single card in the second stand.
Step 2 : Line up the first cards
Move the back stand so the box with the card name lines up with the green square. If your stands are one unit you can use the blue arrow keys to match up the green box. (see pic).
Step 3 : Quick Test
First make sure the camera is done focus properly on the card. Then hit the tap to test in the top left to see if the card detection works. If you get a successful test then proeeed to the next step, otherwise make adjustments and try the test again. If you are having detection issues please see our FAQ for helpful tips.
Step 4 : Tap to Begin
After you hit begin you will see a countdown that starts at 3 and countdowns at whatever speed you selected to be the “Snapshot Delay” (default is 1.5 seconds). Use this countdown and the audio "ding" sound to get the correct timing down for the card feed. After the countdown hits 1, let it go around again to take a picture of the original card, and then when it dings you feed the next card. Feed the cards until you are done and then hit the Finish button in the top right.
Step 5 : Results!
Atfer you hit finish, it will process each card and then go to the results screen. From here you are able to export your cards, analyze them, or get help sorting.
What are some tips for good detection results?
One of the best things you can do is make sure you are detecting cards in a well lit area
and there aren't any shadows covering the cards.
Magic Cards and especially cards in plastic sleeves can give off a good amount of glare
and glare on the card names makes them pretty unreadable. To prevent glare you want to avoid strong, direct light and holding the phone at an angle helps.
Slow and Steady
If you are doing interactive detection make sure you do your best to keep your phone steady during detection.
Too much movement will result in a blurry image that hurts card detection. If you are doing batch detection with stands makes sure you are feeding the cards at the correct interval. If the card is being fed while the picture is being taken it could result in a blurry image.
How do I import the detected cards into my inventory system?
There are 3 export methods built into the CardSplice app
Copy and Paste
Hitting Copy will copy the list of card names to your phone's clipboard. Once the cards are in your clipboard they are be pasted into your inventory management system if you can access from your phone. For example, many people use online inventory management systems like Deckbox.org.
Simply copy the cards from CardSplice, open Deckbox in your phone's browser, login, and then paste the cards.
Email the Cards to yourself
Emailing the cards to yourself conveniently puts the list of cards in your inbox to handle later.
Upload to CardSplice Cloud
With just a single click you can upload the list of cards to your CardSplice Cloud account.
Later you can login to the CardSplice web interface and see a list of all the cards you
uploaded with a variety of exporting features and formats.
Are you coming out with an Android version?
Its in the works
We are working on an Android version of CardSplice but don't have a timeframe of when it will be ready.
If you are interested in the Android version please email
and we will notify you
when the app is ready
Will you support older sets?
It depends on the set
When you get to older and older sets the card design has changed radically making it harder to detect cards. I don't know if we will ever support older sets but we will be supporting sets going forward.
Where are the life counters bro?
Sorry, no life counters.
CardSplice is focused on doing a small set of things, and doing them well.
There are plenty of great apps out there that have life counters like iMtg.