Comparison of Multimedia

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Wed Oct 11 20:26:45 EDT 2006


Hiya,

Ok, I'll get the feelers out on QT: I'll get back to you as soon as I  
get word back.

Cheers,

Luis.

On 11 Oct 2006, at 5:02, GregSmith wrote:

>
> Luis:
>
> Anything you can dig up regarding the future of QuickTime on iPods  
> is of
> definite interest to me. And, as far as QuickTime development  
> software goes,
> VideoClix seems to be holding its own while other companies are  
> floundering,
> (TotallyHip seems to be more of a consullting firm, now, than a  
> software
> producer).  iShell also has had to regroup and is now under the  
> flagship of
> another company.  All this news beats me.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Greg Smith
>
>
>
> Luis-24 wrote:
>>
>> If you're looking to the iPod market:
>>
>> Ever the cheapo me... Look at this: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
>> tutorials/creatingvideo.html
>> QT pro is $30.
>>
>> There are rumours about (and with the new releases having games and
>> all!) that the firmware may be updated to support QT VR, adding
>> interactivity to QT files on the iPods... (VideoClix probably has
>> it's own QT codec for this). Lemme know and I'll try to dig up more
>> info if you like.
>>
>> Need to sleep now.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Luis.
>>
>>
>> On 11 Oct 2006, at 0:21, Luis wrote:
>>
>>> Hiya,
>>>
>>> From their site:
>>>
>>> VideoClix 2.9 Lite & Updates For: Short video Blogs
>>> Quicktime
>>> $ 49 US
>>>
>>> VideoClix 2.9 Edu For: Educational use & Podcasts
>>> Quicktime, AVI, Mpeg1 & 4, DV
>>> $ 249 US
>>>
>>> VideoClix 2.9 Pro For: Commercial use
>>> Quicktime, AVI, Mpeg1 & 4, Flash, DV
>>> $ 699 US
>>>
>>> VideoClix OEM License
>>> $ 9995 US
>>>
>>> Are you nuts! Or loaded? (Are you married?... ;)
>>>
>>> The interface looks very simple, but it doesn't look like it
>>> couldn't be done with Revolution and the EnhancedQT External (have
>>> a look at: http://www.runrev.com/spotlight_on/alida1.php to see
>>> what I mean. No EQT, but then again, he didn't need it). Revolution
>>> and EQT could be used to create your own 'creator'. The export
>>> formats would probably be doable with Media Cleaner (now Autodesk
>>> Cleaner, I think it's $500) or some other app.
>>> I haven't tried it, and at those prices... Although the Commercial
>>> licence isn't too bad considering others around. Norpath and
>>> QuickMedia are roughly half the price. It really depends what your
>>> target markets are.
>>> I'd opt for the cheap end, and if I find I'm rolling in it I'd
>>> invest in a broader market by purchasing, possibly, such an app.
>>> But man, $9995 just for rebranding?! I'm sure with Revolution, EQT
>>> and some other apps you could do it for a fraction of the cost.
>>> Even though I do like Norpath, a lot, it still falls short for some
>>> other things I want to do (MIDI panning for example. It has it, but
>>> not 'controllable'). I'd easily be able to do the same as
>>> VideoClix, and then work on the export formats with some other app
>>> (probably find a freebie somewhere in Sourceforge).
>>> Kagi integration would be cool, but then there are other ways to
>>> integrate payment systems. Like I said, I'd start small and work up
>>> from there.
>>>
>>> Download the trial and see. But really test the trial and see what
>>> support you get for any issues you crop up with. After that, well,
>>> it's your money!
>>> But at first glance, looking at the capabilities of the other apps,
>>> it doesn't tempt me at the moment, it's too specific, and the
>>> projects I have lined up need greater flexibility and facilities.
>>>
>>> I'm sure more experienced Transcript coders than me on this list
>>> would be able to drum up something similar (dang! There goes
>>> another idea...).
>>>
>>> Let me know what you think!
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Luis.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 10 Oct 2006, at 22:53, GregSmith wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Luis:
>>>>
>>>> Now that we're discussing various multimedia software, what about
>>>> VideoClix?
>>>> If it had Kagi KRM, I'd buy it today.  The thing about VideoClix
>>>> is, again,
>>>> no forum, not much apparent support, no demo at all and a high
>>>> price tag.
>>>> Now, how do they expect to get customers that way?  Although,
>>>> every review
>>>> is favorable and Apple, itself, (herself, himself), uses this
>>>> QuickTime
>>>> dedicated software.  Now, just casually considering all of the
>>>> stuff it
>>>> allows you to do inside the QuickTime container, and how universal
>>>> QuickTime
>>>> is becoming, (imagine dispensing training solutions via iPods), I
>>>> can even
>>>> imagine being able to put together a rather primitive adventure
>>>> game, just
>>>> by using this app.  What do you know or think about it?
>>>>
>>>> Greg Smith
>>>>
>>
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