Weekly Video Tip: Time Line Zooming
This weeks video tip was spurred by a recent question at the Help Desk. It is about zooming in and out in the timeline area. This allows you to more precisely set markers, loop points and even selection areas for editing. The video below demonstrates how to do this.
Video Surgeon – New Product Offerings
As mentioned previously, we are making some changes and expanding the focus of Video Surgeon to include non-music markets. Don’t worry, almost all of our products are focused on audio and music. We are not abandoning the music segment, only expanding to others. Existing Version 2 customers won’t see any changes. If you are a version 1 customer or are considering buying the product you will see a gradual increase in price up to $147.
The other thing that we will be rolling out are two new product offerings: Video Surgeon Plus and Video Surgeon Agency.
Video Surgeon Plus is an exclusive customer support plan, that will provide:
- Access to 30 minutes of customized training videos made exclusively for Plus members
- Private VIP Access via email where you can contact me directly and get personal, 1 on 1 answers to your questions for a 1 year period. Access to our Members Only Facebook community where you can ask questions, interact with other Video Surgeon Plus Members, and see the latest news, technical information, and education/training videos.
- Access to the Video Surgeon Plus Skype Group where you can chat with video surgeon members and experts.
- Lifetime Support for your purchase of Video Surgeon (beyond just 1 year)
- Preferential Assistance at our Help Desk, which includes priority ticket responses and responses on weekends.
- Early Bird Access to all future Video Surgeon versions including beta releases of new major versions
Video Surgeon Agency is a product geared toward websites and business that want to offer Video Surgeon to their customers/employees. This product will contain licenses for 100 users of Video Surgeon.
Both of these new products should be available by early fall.
$9 Summer Sale Offerings
The dog days of summer are upon us. I know this by not only looking at the calendar, but also by the activity on our website and Help Desk. This also means a slow down in sales.
As we have in previous years we are again running a “dog days” sale. This year it’s a bit different though. In addition to Video Surgeon we have a number of other products. These products typically sell for $29 – $49, however for the next couple of weeks you can grab any of the 5 titles listed below for only $9 each. I have provided a brief description and a sale link for each.
Song Surgeon Trainer – Regular Price $29.95
Song Surgeon Trainer, the newest addition to the Song Surgeon family of products,
is our entry level audio slow downer. And today, you can grab it for just $9 bucks, a 70% discount off the normal price.
Song Surgeon Trainer changes key and tempo, allows for the creation of one looping area for repetitive playing, and has a 9 band EQ. All of these features can be applied real time.
Trainer is an inexpensive program that allows musician access to the power of slowing down and looping audio as a learning tool. A survey of our customers have shown that slowing down the audio can increase your ability to learn a song, riff, or segment by an average of 614%. The biggest difference between Trainer and the other two models is that Trainer doesn’t have the ability to save changes to a file.
SlideTrax – Audio Files to YouTube Video in less than 2 minutes – Regular Price $29.95
Unfortunately for music lovers and musicians, YouTube and other video sharing sites don’t accept audio files. Before audio or music files can be uploaded to YouTube, you must first make a video that incorporates the audio file. There are many software programs available for creating videos, some are quite sophisticated, expensive, and difficult to learn. Others are less expensive and simpler, but still require a modest learning curve.
SlideTrax is an inexpensive software program that effortlessly allows you to create a video from your audio files. It almost completely circumvents any learning curve. All you need to be able to do is Drag and Drop an audio file, image (picture) file, and add optional text – and then click the Create button. SlideTrax will make a video file (we call this a SlideTrak) that can be uploaded to YouTube and many other video sharing websites. This is a Win only product.
Download Surgeon – YouTube A/V Downloader – Regular Price $34.95
Download Surgeon and it can download ANY file on YouTube – and not only can it download the video – it can also strip the audio from the video and save it as an mp3 file. So whether you use audio or video, Download Surgeon can turn YouTube into your own personal library of audio and video files.
Download Surgeon also has the ability to download from 1000’s of other sites. Now let me be very clear, it cannot download from every site – some sites are built or coded in such a way as to prevent Download Surgeon from working – and this includes some of the major sites that stream audio and video – but Download Surgeon can and does download from thousands of sites.
Audio Switch – Batch A/V File Converter – Regular Price $29.95
Audio Switch is a brand new product that is a batch audio file converter. If you have large numbers of audio OR video files
that you’d like to convert to a single standard audio format (like mp3, wma, m4a, etc.) this handy little utility can easily do this for you. In addition, it also performs volume normalization, allowing you to adjust all of your files to the same relative loudness or volume. Whether you have 5, 50 or 5000 files, they are no problem for Audio Switch. Like all of their products it comes with a 90 day, 100% money back guarantee so you can buy with confidence. This is a Win only product.
Guitar Leads Master Volume – Library of 425 riffs – Regular Price $49.95
The Guitar Leads Master Volume is a massive guitar riff’s library with more than 425 riff/lead segments. This is no ordinary riffs package. Each riff contains interactive audio at both full and half speed. Once started the audio will play repeatedly until you stop it. And of course the 1/2 speed audio makes it easier for you to follow along and hear exactly what’s being played. But there’s more: Each riff comes with accurate tabs.
Lastly, this massive library of riffs features more than 80, mostly classic rock songs from the 50-80’s, plus a smattering of country and contemporary thrown in. Were talking about songs and leads by Santana, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton, Jeff Beck and more…
This library installs like software on either a Mac(Osx) or a Windows machine and you access the individual riffs through an table of contents or index page that is displayed in your browser.
Until Next Week,