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The Name Game

The program formally known as AlamDV3 should be called...

Blaze DV17%[ 37 ]
Detonate DV2%[ 4 ]
Rocket DV2%[ 4 ]
Flare DV35%[ 75 ]
Ignite DV10%[ 21 ]
VisualEffectsDV34%[ 73 ]

Total Votes : 214

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Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 4:34pm

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Naming your children is a tricky thing. You have to give them a suitable name before you even know what they're going to become and, generally, they're stuck with it for life. Sometimes the passing years show that what seemed like A Good Idea At The Time was, in fact, not.

The AlamDV series has grown and changed over the years in directions we never originally anticipated, with the third installment ready to take a huge, revolutionary step forward. The 'AlamDV' moniker, conjured out of schwar and malone's brains back in the year 2000 (probably while heavily under the influence of Red Bull and cake), is due for an overhaul.

Put it to the vote

That's right folks, we're changing the name of 'AlamDV3' - and we want your help! We've been brainstorming for a fair while and have come up with a few potential names, which we want you to vote on.

Click here to cast your vote!

However, there's nothing better than a good idea, so if you think you have a better name than any of ours, let us know! We want to see lots of replies to this thread, packed full of interesting and exciting names for the new program. Check out the info below to see what we're looking for...

Why the change?

The main problem with 'AlamDV' as a name is that it doesn't resonate; it means nothing. Sure, veteran FXhomers will know that it stands for 'Amateur Light and Magic DV', which is a vague riff on ILM, but new customers will tend to only see a random bundle of letters and miss the joke.

Another problem is that the new program completely busts out of the 'amateur' arena, so the name is no longer even accurate. Couple this with easy mis-spellings (we've lost count of the number of magazines that have referred to the product as 'AlarmDV', 'AlanDV' or 'AlumDV') and you can see why we think it's time for a new handle.

Criteria

We hope that lots of you will come up with your own ideas for names. However, there are certain guidelines to bear in mind:

DV prefix/suffix - we will almost certainly want to put 'DV' before or after the name, so bear that in mind.

Keep it short - the shorter the name, the easier it is to remember. Two or three syllables is a good length to aim for (not including the 'DV' part).

Unique - the name needs to be noticeably different to any competitor products, or even unrelated products.

Clear and obvious - if a potential customer saw the name, would they immediately know what the program was for? What about non-English speaking people?

Easy to spell - this is crucial. If somebody writes about the program, but spells the name wrong, it can result in many lost sales. Similarly, if you say the name out loud, is the spelling obvious to those listening?

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Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 4:40pm

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I like visualeffectdv

does exactly what it does on the tin. The title is clear and anybody coming across the program will know what it is.

The rest sound more like plugins for a programme in my opinion.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 4:46pm

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I like the name Blaze Dv...

I can't figure out something else then you gave us, or... Here are the only one I can think of...

"dvFX"

or

"dvXtreme"

mabye even

"CinemaFx dv"

Good luck with the name change.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 4:53pm

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I like "Ignite DV" best. What about "DV ExplodeFX", "ExplodeFX DV", "Fuse DV" (makes your fottage explode with hollywood looking effects in no time razz).

MagicDV sounds cool too.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:04pm

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i voted for flare dv.. but i like ignite dv to.... what ever yall call it,, just know we'll be happy with it
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:04pm

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In my oh so humble opinion:

VisualFX DV sounds really quite lame, sure it says what the product does but it's not exactly dynamic.
Ignite DV also doesn't really sound that cool to me.
Rocket DV is the same as the others, it just doesnt sound like a swish professional app.
Detonate DV - see above.
Blaze DV sounds pretty cool but "Blaze" sounds like something which could be in Discreet's (or whatever they're called now) line of apps (fire, smoke, inferno, flint, combustion) and that might draw unfavourable comparisons from people.
I went for Flare in the end because I've liked the name since it was announced as the muzzle flash system - it's dynamic and original.


Of course you could always go with ShadowLight DV and I'd quite happily bugger off and come up with a new name for my "studio".
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:08pm

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FLARE.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:08pm

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I think visualeffectdv was the best one. But i Like AlamDV3 even better. razz

Maybe... MagicEffects DV or something. It has to be something that tells how powerfull it is. cool
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:09pm

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I'm seriously considering doing some damage to some people if VisualEffects DV wins...
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:10pm

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if yall dont want flare i be happy to name that my studio.... no offence i think that visualeffects dv sounds kinda boring
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:19pm

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I agree with Rawree 100%. It seems that most (not all) top level products have a name that often has nothing to do with the product, or a name that doesn't describe what the software does. VisualEffectsDV just sounds quite lame.

'Flare DV' all the way!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:26pm

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Flare sounds pretty good, but why not use one of your beta names, like "Peguin" with a "DV" at the end?

Other ideas I had were along the lines of "OmegaDV" or "QuantumDV" or perhaps even "FractalDV"? Hmmm... "LMDV"? Short for "Light Manipulation." biggrin


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Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:48pm

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VisualEffects DV dosen't really have that simplism that a baby should have.
Flare does have that film-effects reminding name, it's almost always a plugin in all NLEs which is good and bad. Often, people try to get rid of flares which is a letdown ofcourse.

I vote for FlareDV though, but would rather se PenguinDV as CoolKabe mentioned, which sounds really rad.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:51pm

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VisualEffects DV is catchy but we need somthing that comes at you when you see it. I sudgest:

"DV Explosion"

(you can remove the space or not) but i think it's in your face and explains what the product is in a short phrase! biggrin
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 5:59pm

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I have only recently started using ALAMDV for about a month now. One of the things that I felt while using it was the power. How about PowerFX DV. Quick and to the point.

Just my opinion.

Still gonna be a great piece of software.

Thanks all.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 6:21pm

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FlareDV or BlazeDV is what I'd go for out that list, but they don't cause me to have this magical "that's it" feeling.

Here's a few possible names:

FilmForgeDV - I really like the way this sounds, but I had this nagging feeling that there was another product with Forge in it, & there is: SoundForge.

FilmDustDV - conjures up particles for me

FlairDV or FilmFlairDV - playing on the word flare in its light connotations, but also that with the program users will have a flair for film. FilmFlareDV doesn't sound bad either smile

CinemaFX

FireWorks

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Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 6:22pm

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I am glad you are considering changing it. I like VisualFX DV but think I would like DV VisualFX better.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 6:27pm

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I have another suggestion:

Fondue DV - it's certainly less cheesy than VisualEffects DV

*Rawree wonders if this is becoming an obsession...*
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 6:40pm

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I voted for flare too smile I think its better than all the other ones.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 6:44pm

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Visual Effects sounds the most professional. The others just sound kiddy to me...
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 6:54pm

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BlazeDV sounds best for me, and I don't heve any other great ideas.

VisualEffectsDV - very decriptive, but is waaaaaaay to long for me, and VEDV doesn't sound anywhere near nice as abbrevation. I'm very suprised that it has 40% now, I can't imagine using this name eek

Detonate/Rocket/Ignite DV - sounds like explosions, but Alam will be able to o much more. Maybe Ignite is best of the three, but somehow I don't like it, can't point any particular reason though.

FlareDV - second best in my opinion, but not as nice as BlazeDV. Nothing really special here, but nothing very bad too. Let's call it average.

All in all - I find BlazeDV best of those, not only 'not bad', but very nice, sounds cool, easy to remember. Unlike others, I find this really interesting.

But that's only my opinion of course razz

Anyway - I hope that whatever you choose, it'll rock - I have faith in you guys wink

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Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 6:55pm

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Calling it VisualFX DV would be like calling FCP "Video Editor Pro"

...sure it makes sense, but come on, seriously...
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 7:01pm

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In all honesty I would stay away from the "fire" naming convention as Discreet has that all covered.

FlareDV sounds hella cool, but its too close to inferno, flame, fire, backdraft, burn, smoke, incinerator, and combustion. Which are all names of Discreet products.

I would suggest another theme for the names.

TsunamiDV would rule if it weren't so touchy a word nowadays.

TyphoonDV

CycloneDV

LightningDV

FLASHDV- my favorite so far.

FlashlightDV

StrobeDV

All of these names can be reversed to form something like DVCyclone although this sounds like the name of some free software which you would with a crappy pci Firewire card.

EDIT: You are correct ^^^^ orion Visual Effects DV is horrid.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 7:04pm

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Flash DV is cool but might confuse people what witgh macromedia and all.

I quite like Strobe and think that it should be seriously considered.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 7:20pm

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How about Llama DV?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 7:25pm

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StreamlineDV That one sounds cool to me.

Or how about this! BENCHPRESSDV!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 7:27pm

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I think IgniteDV sounds the best. FlareDV is cool too, though it sounds similar to other words like 'flame', and I tihnk that people would get that confused. RocketDV sounds like a kids cereal, because its just plain cheesy, and, um.....whatever you do DON'T go with VisualEffectsDV. Because...uh...what Rawree said. That'd be like if Particle Illusion was named 'Cool Flashy-Thing Maker". It just doesn't work.
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lol, i aslo like 'DV Fx Pro' or 'DV Effects Pro' it gives it that proffesional sound to it biggrin
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 7:30pm

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What about something like "DV Effects". It's short, explains the product, and people shouldn't have a hard time spelling it.
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Evolve DV.

That's my suggestion. wink
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How about like
Vision DV
or
Dream DV
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 8:03pm

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FRAMEIT DV

D-VISION

CANVAS DV

DV DIRECTOR

PHOENIX DV
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 8:19pm

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If only for recent events I'd like the name tsunami as well cantaclaro. I voted for igniteDV. Penguin DV's not bad either but it may sound a little strange to somone first coming to the site. My suggestions:

-Impact DV
-Rethink DV
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:-\ I like Alam DV 3. sad However, it is your choice, but I will surely miss the name. I seriously really love ShadowLight DV, that is my favorite one. I too hate VFXDV or whatever, that is like, 7 syllables. Most of the new suggestions I dislike, but I would not mind er-no's Evolve DV, I actually like it a lot... That may just be my favorite. But I think the names should fit Chromanator, and DigiGrade, those seem to sound n the same boat, but most of the ones suggested by yourself and others seem unsleek if you will. Strobe is indeed nice. Evolve and Shadowlight are my 2 faves, and Strobe DV comes just after that. But it must be unique like your other software. Flare, Frameit, Canvas DV, Rocket, Detonate, Blaze, those are all meh and I wouldn't be attracted to the software if I just saw the name. Chromanator, and Digigrade make me go: "ooh, what is that, could it be software for Grading, et cetera. Same goes for other companies' ones such as: Cinema 4d, After Effects, Motion, et cetera.
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Blaze DV, Detonate DV, Rocket DV, Flare DV and Ignite DV all gave me flashbacks of American Gladiator. VisualEffectsDV although descriptive doesn’t really grab me either.

skeemo mentioned powerfx dv and dojo mentioned dv effects pro which both caught my eye.

I'll throw in "FXHome Studio DV".
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FRAMEIT DV - Sounds like software you'd get with a new digital camera
CANVAS DV - Sounds like a crappy freeware....something
DV DIRECTOR - Sounds a bit freeware again

Glad someone liked my Shadowlight suggestion.
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aenigma wrote:

skeemo mentioned powerfx dv and dojo mentioned dv effects pro which both caught my eye.
Those are so very unoriginal. This needs to be an original name IMO, Evolve is great. But those you suggested are just so standard boring every day lame sounding. As is Flare, Flame, Ember, Fire, Blowup, Explosion, et cetera.

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Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 8:39pm

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I voted FlareDV, but to me they all sound kinda kiddy (with the exception of VisualFXDV which is just lame). I can't really come up with anything much better, but here are some I thought up:

DV FX Studio

EmberDV

StrikeDV

DVision

DVlight

SpectrumDV

PrismDV


DeoxyriboNucleicDV

tehroxxorzDV
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I think VisualFX Dv

But AlamDV3 is much better !
Maybe there is a crazy guy who buys 500 copies of a program called AlamDV3 razz

Then you don't have to program again !

But that means no programs sad

So FXHome do what you wanna do !

I'm fan so long as you R there biggrin
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Personally, I think all the "FLASH! BANG POW!!" names are pretty cliche for an effects software.

I think the CSB team should consider something more along a water theme, because this software is going to flow very well.

Streamline FX (This one I like a lot)
Wave DV
TortureChamber FXDV

Something like that.
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ooh, StreamlineFX is werygood
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Rating: +1

i'm likin the DVision
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I've Done a picture of the name and possible logo it could be ?

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Serpent wrote:

Those are so very unoriginal. This needs to be an original name IMO, Evolve is great.
So you don’t really want the name to convey what the product is you just want it to be original. Luckily Aculag came up with TortureChamber FXDV. Here’s a few more.

Salad Shooter DV
Incendiary DV
Krusty DV
This Aint Your Moms DV
Smell My DV

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I would say I dont really like any of the ones on the voting thing (hence why I have not voted)

I just think the whole "SOMETHING DV" sounds lame....

why have the DV there? its not After Effects DV.... Combustion DV, 3dsmax dv....I think the DV part sounds amateur in itself.....

my suggestions (although i dont know if they are any good - this is just off my head real quick)

Pixel-FX (or PixelEffects)

or aculags idea with the water -
Streamline
Wave


Just my opinion

-MAGIC
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Yeah why not just call it
Streamline
that sounds pretty good
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I agree with Magic_man, having DV in there makes it sound very lame and freeware-ish.
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Aspect DV

Sync DV

Core DV

Expose DV

Scope DV

Quick DV

QuickLight DV

LightQuick DV

Scene DV

SoftLight DV

Zoom DV

...iunno... I kinda like aspect... Sounds programmy.

"Hey, what program do you use for those effects?"
"Oh, I use Aspect."
"Nice, I might have to get that"

...im done...
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I really like DV Effects Pro! It would go very well With Chromanator and DigiGrade! But I wouldn't mind Streamline DV. I really didn't like any of the ones on the Voting ballot, so I didn't vote on any of them. I hope you don't decide to name it any of the things on the polls. I really hate them. Ok that's my two cents worth! I'm so excited!
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Hmm, my favorite so far is Aspect. CX3 says it nicely smile
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aenigma wrote:

Serpent wrote:

Those are so very unoriginal. This needs to be an original name IMO, Evolve is great.
So you don’t really want the name to convey what the product is you just want it to be original. Luckily Aculag came up with TortureChamber FXDV. Here’s a few more.

Salad Shooter DV
Incendiary DV
Krusty DV
This Aint Your Moms DV
Smell My DV

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No... I said it should be original. Not "Ham Snadwich", it should still pertain to the software. Evolve: Your footage Evolves over time to become better.

But the standard: BOOM, or FireDV, or whatever just are unorignial and boring. And all of those DVEffects etc. are just too, boringly not CSB... Take Chromanator and Digi Grade for example, those are creativ and not, DVMatte Pro-like, or Discreet-like. Wave and Streamline are cool, but Evolve is my favorite. I dislike the DV personally as well.
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Hey I do what I can man cool
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...when will the program, whatever it is eventually called, be available? wall
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Wrong place to ask.
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ok another atempt, i think this is too in your face ? but i called it 'Credit Complete' Why? you ask.. Well i got the words Create and Edit and mixed them to make Credit, which has something to do with movies (or it sounds like a loan or finance company lol) .. Anyways here it is

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I just realised something. If you used a name that starts with an A, like Aspect, you could keep the ADV3 logo!

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No matter how swish that logo is or isn't, it doesn't change the fact that AlamDV (or whatever) isn't for editing and that they're attempting to steer away from the amature home made image of the product.
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I just realised something. If you used a name that starts with an A, like Aspect, you could keep the ADV3 logo!
This man speaks the truth.
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Rawree wrote:

No matter how swish that logo is or isn't, it doesn't change the fact that AlamDV (or whatever) isn't for editing and that they're attempting to steer away from the amature home made image of the product.
These are just ideas flowing through my mind whilst im just chilling with a beer
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Timescape wrote:

Rawree wrote:

No matter how swish that logo is or isn't, it doesn't change the fact that AlamDV (or whatever) isn't for editing and that they're attempting to steer away from the amature home made image of the product.
These are just ideas flowing through my mind whilst im just chilling with a beer
Heh fair enough, carry on then...
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Timescape wrote:

ok another atempt, i think this is too in your face ? but i called it 'Credit Complete' Why? you ask.. Well i got the words Create and Edit and mixed them to make Credit, which has something to do with movies (or it sounds like a loan or finance company lol) .. Anyways here it is

Wow, that is WAY too complex. It might as well be a flowchart.
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haha i dont know about the credit one...sorry
i voted for flare because its awesome but i also like aspect and i kinna agree with whoever said adding dv kinna makes it sound freewareish
aspect or flare are my votes
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I agree that DV does sound a bit home-movie-ish but i liked
-DV Effects Pro
-Evolve
-Evolution
-Evolution FX
-Aspect
-Exposure

Those are a couple
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I partially agree with the DV makes it sound bad, but if DV was used at the end of, Streamline DV, I think it would be great. That is a really cool name and IMO is the best that has been mentioned.

-Logan
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dojo wrote:

I agree that DV does sound a bit home-movie-ish but i liked
-DV Effects Pro
-Evolve
-Evolution
-Evolution FX
-Aspect
-Exposure

Those are a couple
Agreed.

Also: AlamDV sounds good, but most of the DV ones here don't, I don't know why and I am not saying this just to make you feel better or w/e.
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If you truly want to rename AlamDV3 and become millionaires then I will give you the perfect name.

FreedomDV

It doesn’t matter what it is or what it does but everyone will want to buy it. wink
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Hi All, i can't really decide on a name to vote on at the monebt, but i thought i would list a few of my ideas smile

AuroraDV

DV Illusion

PureFX DV or DV PureFX

Imagine DV

ImagineFX DV

StarFX DV or DV StarFX

IllusionFX DV

HydroFX DV or DV HydroFX

My personal favourite is PureFX DV:) I think it is really cool:)

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Something beginning with A?

AstonishDV
AmazeDV

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I like the illusions ones
someone said Fuse Dv
How bout DVFusion?
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or Fusion DV
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I love how this has changed from the "Vote for a name" thread, to the "Suggest a better name than the vote options" thread.
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Well I still like DV Effects Pro, but I don't mind Aspect and you could keep the ADV logo, which would be kind of nice.
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Or how about Pure DV FX
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That's a good thing, Aculag! Great stuff guys, keep it up. We should also note that the name doesn't have to fit in with 'Chromanator' and 'DigiGrade' at all, so don't even consider that side of things.
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Even more, it's turned into think of a name that steals part of the name of another popular effects product.

On that note, how about:

PremiereFXDV
IllusionPremiereDV
CoolDV
PinnacleAfterIllusionFXDV
CinemaDV

Having said that, CinemaDV sounds very cool...pity

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Holy Cow! You guys are posting FAST tonight!

Just a quick post to say thanks for the voting and suggestions - keep them coming. We are gonna look at the results we get from the vote (probably Sunday), and some of the fantastic names you guys are coming up with then work out a way forward... Maybe another vote early next week...

Look forward to seeing all the names you come up with.
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Forget having Illusion in the name. ParticleIllusion is a particle program and so having Illusion in the name would cause for unwanted confusion/comparison.
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What about

UltimateFX DV or Ultimate DV FX

UltraFX DV or Ultra DV FX
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haha, well put Aculag. He did ask for fresh ideas though... Another thought that we have to keep in mind is that The CBS guys aren't just going to be selling to us, if I understand correctly, they are trying to get this program ready for serious producers (not that i'm saying you guys aren't serious wink )
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And also forget names with "Super, Ultra, Hyper, Mega, Superduper", or other such thigns in the name. They are the corniest words EVER.
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Aspect wins for me.

My $23.56

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Well if we have a new voting thing that takes into account the most mentioned ideas, then I'll vote. IMO I think that it should involve at least DV Effects Pro, Aspect DV, or Streamline DV, or all three! I love that we have a say in this!
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What about StormFX DV?

dalder
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The CBS guys aren't just going to be selling to us, if I understand correctly, they are trying to get this program ready for serious producers (not that i'm saying you guys aren't serious )
What program is CBS comin out with? I dont think it will have anything on ABC's.
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dalder wrote:

What about StormFX DV?

dalder
Lose the DV and you're almost on to something.
Aspect is cool but nearly sounds like a company that sells retirement homes or soemthing (shut up it's late biggrin)

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DV-D
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DV-D That's kind of cool. Could stand for DV Digital or something.
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Rawree - Thanks for the tip smile

Ok what about these?

StormFX

PureFX

AuroraFX

Shadow StormFX

dalder
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It's just my opinion that using "light" or something similar would be cool as most of the visual effects are bright and to do with light (explosions, muzzle flashes, lightswords, sparks etc).

At first I thought Light Storm but I won't suggest that now as I realise it sounds pretty "Power Rangers" wink
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A problem with using 'light' is that is might make people think that it is a 'lite' version of a more powerful program. Which, of course, it won't be. smile

Depends how it's used, of course. It's ok at the start, like with Lightstorm, but at the end it could be mistaken for 'lite'.
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That was another thing that I thought Tarn, although I was thinking how stupid something like "Last Light Lite" would sound but I guess if you have "FX" or "DV" after it then the confusion goes away as it would be "Storm Light FX" or "Storm FX Lite".

The biggesst problem I think you'll face with rebranding is that you will essentially have to start over with promoting it. You run the risk of not being noticed as at least now the AlamDV name rings a few bells with the target community whereas if you come out with a completely new name it won't be known at all and may just be swept aside. Having said that, due to the dislike of ADV by some it may be best to start again so that comparisons are not made. At the end of the day, if it's well promoted to the right market then you should be fine.

I'm still gonna push ShadowLight FX as my suggestion because it's something I made up which I just think sounds cool.
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I'd say you go for Aspect DV or Streamline DV because they sound more professional. that way you might catch the attention of the buyers with alot of money (high budget companys, TV-channels etc.).
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Well, you got Lightwave already, cool name imho, some 2 syllable (SP?) would do it

For example you got a program called Bryce, simple but stands out, you need something original, that may or maynot have anything to do with your program, just something people can refer to when you say thay word

make it stand out

Something like

Nile
Vent
ViD'aV
Scope
V'Gasp

FrontVid
VidFront
Focus'Ed


Again, more ideas flowing through my mind when even more beer consumed smile
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Hey Guys,

I think its already been said but I like DV FX Pro or DV Effects Pro. Its just got a nice, direct and simple sound to it. Besides, it explains what the product does. Anyway, good luck on the name change, I think its really needed.

JM33 cool
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Well for those of you just tuning in... lol
Heres an updated list of the most popular ones

-Aspect

-Streamline (with or without DV)

-Evolve

-Evolution (with or without FX)

-Exposure

-DV Effects Pro

-Imagine (DV or FX or neither)

-Storm (with or without FX)

Thats all i could find (although there might be more)
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I am rather fond of Visual Effects DV. It is the most self evident description of the product.
However Flare DV sounds cool cool
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i like jedimaster33's names alot and evolution fx from dojo
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AdeptDV

DV Savvy

AptitudeDV

Propulsion DV

Cyclone

DV Tempest

Prophecy

Cadabra DV

Just a bunch of quick ideas to consider, I suppose.
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i like evolution too biggrin and I didn't think people would like my idea for DV Effects Pro at first. I'm glad some people like it. i'm looking forward to the new list to vote on. I'm also glad the storm has calmed down (from 3 posts a second to 1 every 10 min) lol
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i think that alamdv is already a great name. no offense, but you're other names suck. alamdv is a unique namd. at once it sounded cool, and i looked into it. if you put a name that is obvous no one would look into it.
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Which is why I think Aspect is a good name smile
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robertov wrote:

i think that alamdv is already a great name.
Yeah, I like AlamDV3. Some of the new names suggested were cool, but I still like "alam." If I had to pick a new one, I suppose it would be Streamline or some variation.
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I think im gonna cry.

Alam was unique, it was soemthing that would always be top at every search engine. It was the only one of its kind. There are probably a lot of programs with the name Blaze or Visual Effects. Alam Dv is the best, its the original. Dont kill it, its like killing a little kitty or a doggy smile
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This is really great! Getting to help with the name kind of gets your mind off of the anxiety of waiting for ADV3(or whatever it will be), and gives everyone something to do while we wait! Instead of winging and moaning over when it will be out! I'm SO EXCITED!!!
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Timmy - ah, but although it feels like losing something, AlamDV was not a very catchy name. I have to admit that when I heard it the first time, I thought "AlarmDV? What kind of a name is that?". A few days later I learned that it was actually called AlamDV and I became even more confused biggrin
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lol, nice pooky. I think we all fell like we're losing a part of us. But if the CBS guys need change, we should back them up. Not put down their idea/need for change. I don't know if any of you guys saw Tarns earlier post but he said that AlamDV stood for 'Amateur Light and Magic DV' which doesn't sound to professional. It sounds kind of.... whats the word..... Amatueur! biggrin (not that i don't like AlamDV as a name)
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How about FanfilmFX DV?
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First of all I just want tos ay I don't like any of the original 'vote for' names. To me it seems that if you name it something like FlareDV or RocketDV peopl will think that it primarily does one thing - flares or 'rocket esque' effects. Also, in the first list, Visual Effects (even though it's my favorite out of those[which isn't saying much]) it way too long of a name.

A couple people mentioned "PureFX." The output isn't pure at all. Pure would mean you aren't doing anything to it...

For the person who said "Ultimate FX/DV"-You should never call a product an adjective like this. It says nothing about the product.

Cinema DV is very oxymoronic. Cinema:cinematography:: DV:videography

Shadowlight is also sort of oxymoronic(is that even a word?). When you cast a shadow you are blocking light from that spot.

I think that it would be a bad idea to name it 'something' DV Pro. To me this makes it sound like there is a lite version. Although it could go well with Shadowlight wink

Aspect also doesn't say anything about the product. If anything, I would think it were something like Autodesk's Cleaner

Names I do like:
I am partial to dvFX. It is quick and straight to the point(something visual effects DV lacks[quick])

I also am partial to QuantumDV. The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't really mean anything. Evolution could be a decent name, especially from a market standpoint. Although, I like RevolutionDV more in a sense. When something evolves it generally is very unique in comparison to the 'input'. Revolution is more change than something completely different.

One last thing I would vote for would be PowerFX or DV. Although it does in a sense sound like soemthing you would get for free with a camera or firewire card.
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video_dude wrote:

How about FanfilmFX DV?
Good one...except CSB is making this for all kinds of films, pro, home, beginner, fanfilms, pro-am, amateur, etc.

For the person who said DV-D, I laughed, but then the next guy said: That'd be good, DV-V, the "V" could stand for video.

You do understand that DV means Digital Video, right?

Oh and dude, Cinema DV was a joke anyways...

I like aspect, Evolve, Evolution, Aspect DV, and Streamline.

And Tarn: When I said "like Digi and Chromy" I more or less meant, unique.
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Uh, that was me, and I was joking, and I didn't say DV-V with V standing for Video. It was DV-D with the D standing for Digital. Yes DV means digital video, so it would be Digital Video Digital, which I thought was funny. As opposed to DV-V meaning digital video video.
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That is why I asked.... Anywho, EVOLVE!!!
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I like Flare, but think it flows nicer putting the DV in front.

DV Flare, my vote from the list.


And here's one I like tons, my vote not from the list. The implication in the name is ideal:

DV Fuel
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ImpressionDV
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Ok so currently AlamDV stands for 'Amateur Light and Magic DV' why not just leave it AlamDV and if anyone asks you tell them it stands for ‘Advanced Light and Magic DV’. No more amateur, no more name change at the last second before the product is released, and I can stop thinking up ridiculous names.
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Aenigma-read the first post. It was said that it often gets misnamed in magazines etc.
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It would seem VisualEffectsDV is winning, in my view it is too long and has to many syllables to be catchy.

My ideas:

Expand-Pro
Generation-DV
Caliber-DV
Light Up-Pro
Buster-DV
Fizzle Magic
Xpand
Genmagic
ProperFX
Render Light
Render Magic
Light Harvest
Generation-FX
Generation-X
Core Creator FX
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CX3 wrote:

i'm likin the DVision
That's a really cool name dude !
+1

EDIT:
Maybe a name like...

Names in my mind that I like


FictionDV
Strobe Studio
WarheadFX
PulseDV
Phython Studio 1.0
Kevlar Studios
ParticleFX Professional

Names in my mind that I dislike

VEFEMM (visual effects for expierenced movie makers) razz
Zeitler-FX
SEFECU (special effects for expierenced camera users) razz
Vissa Killa
VIEF (Visual Inspired Effect Flash)
GAFTYM (give a flavor to your movies) razz
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When will the name be desided? Oh, and since you're choosing a name the release must be getting real close, since the fact the program former known as AlamDV3 was 98% completed the 1st of April.
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DynamicDV

Dunamis

UnleashDV

KinematicDV

AgileDV

DV Effect Maker

EmpowerDV
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Just to clear it up. DV-D was a joke...
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gotta say I like dvFX. Quick, tells you what format and what it does. DVFX. thats got my vote.
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other proposals? also I do it

Total Effect DV ?

OmniFX dv
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dvFX/DVfx is pretty catchy. Or maybe something like FXDVice. IMHO I think to avoid any lame sounding names, and promote the program as the quality piece of software it is, the name should either be short, like dvFX if it is going to have 'DV' in the title, or else leave out the 'DV' all together. Not sure I would take any piece of software seriously if it was called Explode DV, Flash DV, Fizzle DV, Spurt DV etc.

Maybe go for something like CSB Studio or PostFX Studio.
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These day's i've been bussy with some prof productions and didnt had enough time to check fxhome. But its some great news here afterall. About the naming thing, i think Alamdv3 actually represents your product, i mean its good to change it but marketing it would be another thing. You need to then focus on going to market everything all over again to bring people in contact with the new name. If this is what you guys are going to consider the name will have to be worth commercializing. Like all the others ill do some suggestions about names that isnt used before and doesnt really sound like other products

Burst Dv --Burst Fx---since burst stands for a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason). Like we all know when we get a movie idea its a often a burst.

Core Dv---Core Fx----As Alamdv has always been the core of fxhome and alamdv3 will also be once again the main product people are waiting for core is good thing.

Shell Dv---Shell Fx----As its strong, powerfull,it refers to bullets and in someway to explosions.

Fuse Dv---Fuse Fx-----It refers to igniter, explosions, electrical devices and mostly something importent in a machine.

Lol i can go on like this altho Burst Dv (or Fx) is a good choise (just my oppinion) i think you should really thing about the naming thing because it will represent a product you have been working so hard on.
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Ok, here are just some ideas, which could have the DV element added or not, be changed around etc. Oh, I like Penguin from those already posted.

Hybrid_dv
Finish_dv
Complete_dv
dv_polish
fx_forge
post_box
create_dv
dv_post

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Mantra wrote:


Hybrid_dv
Hah yeah, lets work on some members name

Tarn DV
er-no DV
Waser DV
Rawree DV
Arktic DV (that sounds neat)
Sidewinder DV
atom DV
Andreas DV (thats not to bad wink )
Moebius DV
Sollthar DV
TMM DV (where is he anyway?)
Cypher DV
fallen DV
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As far as the name change goes, I guess what the guys are really trying to do is promote the product to a new market and a newer, dynamic and more descriptive name would undoubtedly be a big help in that direction (I think I'm making the fair assumption here that there's enough love for the product within the current user base that they'll use it WHATEVER it's called?)

As for the new name, I think it needs to be clear that it is an FX application, which I don't think comes across well in some of the suggestions - if the new name can be dynamic, easy to spell, memorable AND tell you what the product does then that last point saves you a whole lot of additional marketing. If I've never heard of CSB and it's products, and I'm looking for an affordable FX application and come across VisualEffectsDV (say), then I'm going to stop and investigate. Whereas if I see something like FlareDV where the name doesn't as clearly convey the purpose of the application, then there's a chance I might move on in my search because I've assumed it's actually a flashy editing program (for example).

The alternatives I've liked the most so far have been Forge and derivatives i.e. something like FXForge DV. Or on that Forge theme (and with the help of my trusty thesaurus!) how about something along the lines of:

FXLab DV
FXMill DV
FXMint DV
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There are some good names here...I thought I would try and build on the idea that with the new particle engine that ALAMDV3 is more flexible as a FX creator. Here are some of my ideas.

Cineflex

FlexFX

DVFlexFX

ViseFlex

VideoFleX

FLM - Flexible Light & Magic -Might infringe on ILM's copyright

So what do you think guys?
Posted: Sat, 23rd Apr 2005, 11:47am

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How about:

"Better late then never DV"

Or

"Coming out in 2004 DV"

Or even:

"Soon to be released, soon meaning hold your breath DV"

JUST KIDDING GUYS (before someone takes me seriously)
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Andreas wrote:

Mantra wrote:


Hybrid_dv
Tarn DV
er-no DV
Waser DV
Rawree DV
Arktic DV (that sounds neat)
Sidewinder DV
atom DV
Andreas DV (thats not to bad wink )
Moebius DV
Sollthar DV
TMM DV (where is he anyway?)
Cypher DV
fallen DV
RedDVHawk
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haha it's the DVdojo, lol just thought i'd throw that in
DVjedi
CX3 FX
FX Serpent
There's enought originality for everyone! biggrin
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Well as said before the pro-forma suggestions just don't ring out as "that's the one" although through process of elimination DV Flare is ok, but then again the best I could come up with was Ultimate DV but thats also smelling of cheese.

I will personnally be sad to see the name alamdv3 dissapear but picking up on er-no's suggestion he said "Evolve DV" but tweaking this a bit we get

"DV Evolution"

apart from really liking that name, i feel that's more than appropriate and pretty cool too!

What do you guys think?
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Equinox wrote:

Well as said before the pro-forma suggestions just don't ring out as "that's the one" although through process of elimination DV Flare is ok, but then again the best I could come up with was Ultimate DV but thats also smelling of cheese.

I will personnally be sad to see the name alamdv3 dissapear but picking up on er-no's suggestion he said "Evolve DV" but tweaking this a bit we get

"DV Evolution"

apart from really liking that name, i feel that's more than appropriate and pretty cool too!

What do you guys think?
Not bad..how about DVolution? hehe
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The problem with all these other names like Blaze and Ignite is that they are the farthest thing from original. Who cares if the people writing magazines are idiots and spell it "Alum DV". It's still better than anything else.
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You don't get it Timmy. Type Alum DV into google.
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Hi, I quite like

DigitalFX

Pure DigitalFX

Storm DigitalFX or Digital StormFX

DigiPixel or DigiPixel FX

Elite or EliteFX

AlamFX - (Astonishing Light and Magic FX)

These are only a few ideas smile

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What about

DigiGen FX - Digital Generation FX

GenFX or GenerationFX

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Pixel Effects!!! lol

Some good ideas are comin out tho
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This'll probably be lost in the sea of posts...

But:

Lame, lame, lame, lame, lame.

PLEASE don't try to make the software sound intimidating. Evolve DV. Storm DV. Flare DV...We're not naming X-men characters. And, to be honest, I think you should drop the 'DV' part.

Streamline was good. Just Streamline. And if you're really serious about adding some letters, you could go with Streamline FX. Streamline FX makes more sense than most of the other names. Seriously...Water themes?

And, of course, adding '2000' at the end of anything makes it good. 3000, if you're feeling daring.

STREAMLINE 2000. Yes.

No, actually, I kid. But seriously consider something non-elemental for a name.

Pixel Bender. That popped into my head just now. Also a lame name, but whatever. We're all friends here.
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Pixel bender... I like it smile

What about Pixel Blender?

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I just thought of these, i'm not sure about them tho, lol smile

PurelyFX

Purely DigitalFX or Purely DigiFX

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look what i found on google

http://www.wwug.com/forums/adobe_after-effects/011020010037.htm
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koga wrote:

look what i found on google

http://www.wwug.com/forums/adobe_after-effects/011020010037.htm
Yeah, AlumDV is not great!
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DV FLARE sounds cool.

Hi I'm new here, just thought I'd post. I'm yet to buy the license but from what I did in my lunch hour with the DEMO I can assure you I'll be investing shortly!!!

Here are a few more suggestions (Sorry if you suggested them already I skipped a few pages). I wrote what I think sounds best (with a few jokes) but see what you think to them all with 'DV' before/after the word instead. I've put a * by the ones I'm fond of. Does the winning name get a prize? Or a mention in the credits?

FACELIFT DV
DV BURST
DV CATALYST
ECLIPSE DV
SPARK DV
ILLUSION DV
OPTICS DV
THE BIG FAT TIN OF DV
2ND SKIN DV
SABER DV
DV Us (Hmmm, Devious)
Ghost DV*
Neon DV
Fresh DV
DV4U
YOUR DV
MY DV
Yo' mamma's DV
All your DV are belong to us
Pressure DV
REZ DV*
DV ICE
FIRE DV
TURBO DV
DV POWER
DV SHOX
BANG DV
SEX DV* (nothing sells a product like sex)
DV COMPOSER
DV DIRECTOR
POCKET LIGHT AND MAGIC DV
PURE VISION DV*
PRO VISION DV
LIGHTNING DV
BOLT DV
KAMIKAZE DV
WHITEHOLE DV
NUCLEAR DV
ATOM DV*
ALARM DV
FUTURE DV
123DV
ABCDV*
DVDVDV
DV EUTOPIA
EUPHORIC DV
ADV3
DVX
XDV
SONIC DV

Thats all I can think of right now, without ripping off to many other companies names.
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I like Eclipse DV actually.
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The ones out of that list that i really liked the sound of where

Pure Vision DV

Pro Vision DV

The also work with FX

Pro Vision FX

Pure Vision FX

It doesn't really make any difference with a space in between Vision and FX smile

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I agree with the people before who suggested getting rid of the DV bit.

The ideal name is something which sounds cool - the descriptive ones usually don't - but also something which doesn't just merge into all the other cliches for product names - some kind of impressive natural phemomina and/or a wild animal (as cool as lightning donkey sounds).

I think the name should be similar to Chromanator or Digigrade, one word and incorperate elements of it's purpose, as the 3 apps, I feel, should be thought of as a suite and all used together (If you have combustion you wouldn't need any of them and if you have all 3 you won't need combustion). It just doesn't feel right to have Chromanator, Digigrade and Digital Storm FX (or whatever).
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That's what i thought and i thought DigiFX, but i think that is already a name of some software of a company, i think it is something to do with After Effects, I could be wrong

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I like Flare DV alot. What about something like MotionFX DV (maybe without the DV). Thats my suggestion.


[EDIT] Crap, I just realized that MotionFX is like just like Apple's Motion. Stupid me.

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Rawree - I completely agree with you.

How's this: Digigrade, Chromanator, Pixelflare.
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I like that, Pixelflare, it has a nice ring to it, lol smile cool

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Partisabreflare FX. Yeah maybe like Particle Sabre Flare (think particle system, lightsabre system, flare system). Maybe just stupid.
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Pixelflare actually has a pretty nice ring to it. That's the sort of thing I think the CSB team should be considering.

Renegade, remember KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid wink)
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I just thought of maybe puting FX at the end of Pixelflare

Pixelflare FX

Then again maybe not, lol smile

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I seriously think it's best to leave any sort of suffix simply for the sake of continuity. It makes sense to have similar names because, as I said, the programs should be thought of as a suite of apps which work together and so they should all have similar style names.

Of course this may not be what the team are after but it makes the most sense to me, and others I assume. I vote for Pixelflare or something similar.
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Hey, what about Nova DV or SuperNova DV? I think its catchy, anyway!
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Well after read 11 long pages of posts. These I'd have to say work the best for me:

Evolve (has a nice ring to it and definitely explains whats happened to DV3, gives it a sense of power)

Streamline (also has a nice ring and gives me a feeling on how simple the program is to use and how powerful it is)

Aspect (I don't know I just kinda liked it)

Eclipse (sounded kinda cool but doesn't have much to do with the program)

And of course you could add a prefix or suffix to any of the above mention names such as FX or DV. Though I agree with the others that it might make the program sound a little cheesy. They sound fine alone. If you put a suffix after it, it takes away the power from the name I think. But if you do add a suffix, I think that FX sounds better than DV. Plus you are FXHome.

And I didn't particularly like PixelFlare because it automatically gives me the feeling that the video will be pixelated, and of poor quality, which this program is definitely not.

With all that said I say go with Streamline or Evolve.

Though I do admit, the best name on here would of course be:

Yo' mamma's DV wink .

Good luck with renaming, keep it up CSB.
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FX Pro
Pro FX
Special FX DV


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If only AfterEffects wasn't already take.....

GenerationEffectsDV, CreationEffectsDV, EffectsBuildDV, GenerationFX DV, CombustFX DV, CreateFX DV

I dunno, but may i suggest that the next game we play be "what day will we release *AlamDV3*?"

I think the answers will be something along the lines of....

Option1: tomorrow
Option2: the day after tomorrow
Option 3: the day after the day after tomorrow

you get the idea hugegrin
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I'm pretty much against the word "flare" because it makes me think of Office Space and the lameness that accompanies the word in the movie.

I truely consider AlamDV3 more than just a piece of flare.

Out of everything on the list, Blaze is the only one that doesn't sound lame.
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I've just read through every post on here and none of the names except 1 works.

Klut - DVFX

It's the only one that rolls off the tongue and says exactly what it is.

All the others suck beyond belief.

Seriously, FXHome guys, marketing is a big thing. Get it wrong and you'll pay the price.
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I like Flare DV.

-Lando
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11 pages now... here is what I have found that I liked:

Exposure
Evolve
Illusion
Astonish
Aspect
Wave
Aurora
Cyclone
And of course I need to come up with something.

My idea: AlamStudio

Hope that is good enough to compete. I just thing these other names don't really describe what the program does. AlamStudio keeps Alam in the name and tacks on Studio so people realize it is a program related to film making.

Of course, what is a name. As long as the product won't change!

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I don't know if it's been said before but maybe PostFX would be something? Even though it's a small ripoff of AfterEffects.
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*Whispers*
Exposure
Evolve
Illusion
Astonish
Aspect
Obsession - Calvin Klein
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lol
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Heck, why don't we just call it "The Program Formerly Known As AlamDV3"?

Then again, "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince" might get mad.


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What about "Pixelspectrum"?
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I'm beginning to feel very sorry for Schwar et al, looking at how many frigging pages have now appeared...most of it jokes. confused
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Heh, indeed. Odd that they haven't said much in this thread though.
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They're probably wondering what to do with 3000 Rocket DV tshirts.
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but Streamline is an Adobe program. There have been several comments suggesting it would be a good name, but unfortunately it's out.

This is a tricky decision. I think the age of the target audience plays a big part in this. It seems there are quite a number of people under 15 on these boards, and a name that appeals to that age group may not appeal to a higher age bracket.

I agree that linking the names of the three programs makes sense, maybe under the CSB Studio banner - Chrome, Grade, dvFX.

I think the potential for this software is far greater than just home use, but it also needs to reflect it's huge home user base. Ultimately the people on this site and their friends will buy this software regardless of the name, but the people who the name really matters for are the people yet to discover it.

The key to the success of this software isn't selling it to the kids that want to re-enact their favourite scenes from star wars, but the people who will push the software to the limits, inventing, expanding, building on what it can do already. For this reason, I believe the name must be aimed at them and as such, steer well clear of 'Ultimate Effects DV', 'Starburst DV' or any other mocheesmo sounding name.
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I kind of want RocketDV to win, you know, underdog and all that junk.
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Rawree wrote:

I'm seriously considering doing some damage to some people if VisualEffects DV wins...
My thoughts exactly
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I've only read the first couple of pages of this thread, so my suggestion may have already been offered by someone...however, I'll throw it out there anyway. I suggest keeping the new name short and descriptive.

FX Pro

<edit> just did a google search on FX Pro, and it seems that there's a piece of hardware, some type of computer system that goes by that name. Don't know if that would matter, but if it does, I'll offer another couple of ideas.

FX Wizard

FX Complete

DVFX

or just plain

FX

with a subtitle along the lines of

"Professional Effects optimized for Digital Video".

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Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 1:12am

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I just gotta throw in one:

DVMagic


'cause the program is simply magic.
Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 2:15am

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You should call it:

Keyframe
Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 2:24am

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People may then tthink it is a Keyframing program only, like basically Alam DV2, or they may think it is a keying program.
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How about a play on letters:

Ephex

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Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 2:50am

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Here's what's probably going to happen, as has happened countless times with smaller innovative companies like AlamDV. In about 2 years or less after AlamDV3's release some large video company that doesn't currently have an After Effects like program will snap up Alam for about 50 million bucks. Schwar, Tarn and the dudes will either retire or be brought on board as software execs. Frankly, that's fine with me as these guys have earned it. My point? The name, while interesting, will be a moot point at that time.
Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 4:23am

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Wait...Won't this program also be able to do HD footage too?
Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 5:32am

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I believe it will... Nice point out, and if it does: Evolve HD. smile
Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 5:34am

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I personally think all the names with the exception of FlareDV sound quite amateur.
Burst DV
SolarFX
LightWizard DV
And my favorite

SpartacusDV
(or some type of philosophical name)
I personally think really edgey names get you out there. Random creations like "Dreamweaver" and "Inferno" work really well in recognition. Alam, I think works well, because it has a very distinct and interesting name and ring to it.

Eclipse......liked that too. Some type of astrology-oriented name would be cool.

Orion
Leo
Star
Flare

Stuff like that.

But what's with Pixel-stuff, Pooky? PIXEL? well.........ok.....I guess it works...but not really for me.



And my final choice: NIGHTCASTDV! lol unsure
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ragnar wrote:

Here's what's probably going to happen, as has happened countless times with smaller innovative companies like AlamDV. In about 2 years or less after AlamDV3's release some large video company that doesn't currently have an After Effects like program will snap up Alam for about 50 million bucks. Schwar, Tarn and the dudes will either retire or be brought on board as software execs. Frankly, that's fine with me as these guys have earned it. My point? The name, while interesting, will be a moot point at that time.
Apple have already asked Schwar to work for them which Schwar turned down in favour of forwarding FXhome, and though the programs may one day be sold on to other companies I think you'll find that FXhome is a name with more than one purpose in mind.

At current, the name is important because it will affect how recognised the program is. The Program is remarkable, but it needs to appeal to the correct markets and sound interesting to the right people. At the point of retirement I imagine everything will be a moot point.
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This was mention before and I thought it was a good name.

CompleteDV, or CompleteFX.

This name just really appealed to me, don't know about anyone else though.

-Logan
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After thinking a while I must agree that Flare FX sounds best to me even although I said Ignite DV before.

What about "TIWTFB DV" (This Is Where The Fun Begins) razz
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VisuEff DV
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I think PixelFlare is the best so far.

Chromanator, PixelFlare, DigiGrade.

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Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 1:09pm

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I like the name PowerDV or PowerFX DV
Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 2:00pm

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XDanTheManX wrote:

I like the name PowerDV or PowerFX DV
Power DV reminds me to much of Power DVD
Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 2:33pm

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Digital Smoke and Mirrors
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Ephex wasn't bad.

Atom: Edgy sounding stuff IS bad. Astrology names? That really doesn't mean anything.
Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 5:03pm

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What about:

Advent DV
AdvanceDV
Essence DV
Core DV

To me, naming it VisualEffects DV, is like naming your child, well, Child.
Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 5:19pm

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There hasn't really been anything very inspiring lately apart from Pooky's suggestions (Pixelflare and Ephex).

It really looks like people are just throwing abstract words around now, either that or scraping the bottom of the cliche barrel - either sounding lame or pretentious.

I would say that the CSB crew should pick their favourites of the suggestions so far, add in the winner of the current poll and have a second round of voting to decide it (Obviously that's a simplistic view of it and it has to be done carefully and thoughtfully). It makes no sense to carry on suggestions as they really seem to be going downhill at quite a pace (I'm still hoping SpartacusDV was a joke).

Like I say, Ephex (even looks nice wink) and Pixelflare are my favourites at the moment - they fit into the current "lineup" nicely and are no more likely to be mispelled than Chromanator and are pretty nice sounding as well.
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The only problem with Ephex is that if soemone asks what program you use, and you say Ephex, they will spell it Effects. This is exactly was CSB doesnt want happening.
Posted: Sun, 24th Apr 2005, 5:28pm

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True but if someone asked me then I'd say "Ephex, and it's spelt E-P-H-E-X" because I would know how people may get confused and would therefore remember to tell them as it's such an unusual spelling.
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My favorites now are

Advent (no "DV")
Ephex
AlamStudio (mine biggrin )

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