NOOOOO! It's makes it way harder to complain and whine about the software if we have to SEE there are humans just like us making it!!
wrote on 1/5/2013, 6:14 PM
"Stevi (?) says she works on "Vegas and Movie Studio". That's what I heard anyway. :)
Maybe so, but it is called "Vegas Movie Studio" not just Movie Studio. Although it makes sense that there would cross-over developers. I'm sure Vegas Pro and Vegas Movie Studio share quite a bit of code.
Anyway, I think it's great to see some SCS faces. I hope they add some others :-)
How 'bout taking up a collection for Stevi to put something on those walls? Maybe only the Vegas Pro coders get paint, windows, etc. ;)
wrote on 1/5/2013, 8:06 PM
"actually the latest versions of Movie Studio / Movie Studio Platinum dropped the 'Vegas' from the title."
Yep, you're right. Looking at the Home Studio software product listings I see that "Vegas" has been dropped. I haven't got any of the home version of the apps. I had just looked at the main Forums list and it still has it titled as "Vegas Movie Studio" so I assumed...
"I'm sure Vegas Pro and Vegas Movie Studio share quite a bit of code."
When i've worked on projects like this with multiple levels, they are exactly the same code. There's no sense in making and maintaining separate versions. Use the same code base and merely have compiler directives that avoid including the advanced features in the lower versions. Even the UI differences can be handled in this manner.
LOL. Agreed. I personally think raising the bar a bit on all internally produced videos could only help change perception of their product's niche.
Then again, if this is typical of the level of projects the development team works with it makes it easier to understand when we hear, "Everything's working fine here."
"There is a such thing as OVER producing something."
Absolutely agree however there's how much production and there's production values. Where they fall down is in the production values. Good clean speech has a high value in this kind fo production, we need to hear what is said without straining or suffering auditory offense. A $10 Radio Shack lapel mic in the right place was all that was required.
The audio on the second video could of been better, yes. What's strange is that my camera's mic could of done better @ that distance. I normally record VO's with my camera's mic from about that distance, maybe a little closer.
atom12 wrote:LOL. Agreed. I personally think raising the bar a bit on all internally produced videos could only help change perception of their product's niche.
I was thinking along the same lines. A couple times a year (every year) Sony should send all their programmers out on professional tv shoots from Sony Pictures projects and also let them shadow or assist various special effects teams in post production for 2 weeks straight. Mandatory.
This is not to say that SCS products are bad. I wouldn't buy it if they were. But, any good designer needs inspiration and continuing education.