Thursday, February 17, 2011
I wanted to give you some updates on the Timeline 3D (v3) beta:
We are now accepting pre-orders from all customers who purchased Timeline 3D between 2005 and 2010. We started sending out invitations to our class of 2010 this afternoon.
Several hundred people have been trying out the beta. We have already fixed most of the bugs that customers have reported.
We have decided to provide a free v3 upgrade to everyone who became a Timeline 3D customer in 2011. Once we officially launch the software, we will send new license codes to you via e-mail.
Our worst bug: About 1% of our v3 customers are experiencing problems when they try to register the software. It appears that some of these cases are specific to Leopard and I am working to fix that bug. In other cases, it may be a conflict caused by 3rd party software that changes the way that files are written to disk (3rd party security or search software for example). If you are experiencing this kind of problem, please contact us and we will ask you to provide information on your particular configuration so that we can narrow down these conflicts.
We have not set an official launch date yet, but it will probably be sometime in March. We will let you know as soon as we can commit to a specific date.
Thanks to all of you for your support. This beta process has been going very well so far and we couldn't do it without you.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Some features are better demonstrated than described, so please watch the following screencast.
Timeline 3D (v3) will contain many new features to create cinematic timelines.
- Drag and drop movies onto events
- Drag and drop audio onto events
- Drag and drop soundtracks onto chart backgrounds
- Automatic narration
- Automatic sound and media mixing
- Optional motion graphic BEEDOCS logo
- Publish to YouTube
- Share movies to iTunes
- Export Quicktime movies for editing in iMovie and Final Cut Pro
- More efficient video rendering
We noticed that the most succeful timeline movies that customers have created over the past few years have mixed in narration, music, and videos. However, it is a small percentage of our customers who have had the ability and tools to edit multimedia into their timelines. With the v3 upgrade, we are making it easier for everyone to create and share cinematic timelines.