Comparison of Multimedia

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Fri Oct 13 20:06:23 EDT 2006


Found this for format conversion, might be worth a look:

http://www.techspansion.com/visualhub/

Cheers,

Luis.


On 12 Oct 2006, at 1:26, Luis wrote:

> 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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