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It's only our first beta of the product, but I'm pretty excited by VideoSpin.  It's a free video editor.  As a developer, it's hard to release a product, I want to wait until it's perfect, but I also want to share what I have.

I hope that VideoSpin is good enough that it'll grow into an awesome free video editor.  This is our first attempt, and I think we're on the right path.  (I hope so.)  We're certainly listening to feedback.

I wrote a small tutorial on how to make an AMV with VideoSpin over at my site.

[Edit]  Ha, ha!  My little site looks slightly wrong in IE, and the official site looks slightly wrong in FireFox!  It just goes to show you where we do most of our browsing.


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Aug. 30th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations! XD

Do you think it's ready for me to send up as a potential article? I have to make sure my editor approves, of course!
Aug. 30th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)

Yeah, if your editor approves, you're basically breaking the story. We're releasing this new product without a lot of hoopla, so that we can take in feedback and hopefully make the application better by the time a huge audience gets exposed to it.

We know it's not perfect, but we need you (everybody) to help us make something that you can use.

These early days of a consumer release are scary! Narilka has probably heard horror stories from Microsoft about what can go wrong with releases like this. Put a complex program on a few thousand systems, and some of them are bound to behave oddly.
Aug. 30th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
Oh . . . exciting.

Congratulations . . . we look forward to playing with it this weekend.
Aug. 30th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
It's only for PC? You guys suck, dude!

(I'll try it out on the PC this upcoming weekend. Yes, there's a PC in the house; its only saving grace is DVD-Shrink... another sucky company that only releases programs for PCs. But... whattaya expect from freeware developers?)
Aug. 30th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
PS: you work for AVID? That is so cool!
Aug. 30th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
Yeah. I've made video editing easter eggs for the Macintosh, too.
Aug. 30th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
Thanks. Be honest, yet gentle. ^_^;
Aug. 31st, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
Hey, this looks pretty cool! I've got a ton of video stuff I should get around to doing one of these days and since it's a long weekend... Think I'll be playing around with your new product. :)
Aug. 31st, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
I appreciate your bravery, testing a first beta release! The good news is that your feedback will be heard more clearly, since you're in early.

Also, and I'm dead serious about this: If it crashes on you, put {myuserid}@pinnaclesys.com in the feedback, and I have a little script that'll email me your crash, and I'll see if I can detect and fix the problem.
Aug. 31st, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
::reads my own reply::

Erm, that came out wrong. What I mean, is if you want me to investigate the crash, there's a way to direct it to me. If you choose to.

Geeze. I didn't mean for it to sound like I was demanding crashdumps.
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Looks very interesting. Will try to give it a try. Love that Maddy pic!
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