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DVD Tutorial!

Is this a good idea?

YES55%[ 12 ]
NO45%[ 10 ]

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Posted: Fri, 10th Feb 2006, 4:46pm

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JUIDAR

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How about selling a dvd tutorial that has videos explaining how to get started and how to do some simple stuff and even some really complicated stuff.
Posted: Fri, 10th Feb 2006, 5:13pm

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Harvey

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Rating: +1

Or you could read the manual, read the tutorials on the forums, and ask questions you have in the support forums.
Posted: Thu, 16th Feb 2006, 10:05pm

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JUIDAR

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You know there are two kinds of learners in this world.

1. The person that learns by reading.

2. The person that learns by hearing and doing.

I happen to be a little bit of both if the manual and such was such a BIG help I wouldn't have made this post.
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 4:05am

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Harvey

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Well I think that there was talk of Tarn doing video tutorials like he did for AlamDV2 but I don't know if that's going to happen. If they made a DVD tutorial I doubt it would sell very well. I for one wouldn't buy it just because I wouldn't find it worthwhile for me (not to say that some people wouldn't find it worthwhile but I think that for the most part the manual, forums, written tutorials, etc. work well enough). It would probably end up being a waste of time and/or money for the FXHome crew. Again, there was talk of video tutorials for the website awhile ago but I'm not sure if anything is going to come of that. Maybe if enough people were interested Tarn would do them?
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 4:55am

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rogolo

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If you need help, download some presets, do some of those step-by-step Quickstart Guides that Tarn has worked so hard on, and experiment! Sooner or later, you'll be learning your way around the program. Also, the chat usually has people on it who will probably help you...
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 3:43pm

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JUIDAR

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Alrighty then.

Thanks everyone for your help and input.
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 9:50pm

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Wizard

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Harvey wrote:

Well I think that there was talk of Tarn doing video tutorials like he did for AlamDV2 but I don't know if that's going to happen.
I don't believe there have been any plans as of yet on Tarns part for beginning more video tutorials. Although that would be interesting, I believe the topic you are referring to was only a member suggesting that there should be some video tutorials, and I believe I then mentioned how there were once videos for AlamDV2, and that it would be well received if Tarn wished to take it up again. I meant it, but it was intended more or less to be humorous.

The amount of tasks Tarn is responsible for here at FXhome increases on a near day to day basis; I could almost set my watch by it lol. Another factor that may make it difficult for Tarn to take this up again is the fact that the new programs go through more changes, whether they be cosmetic or functional, than AlamDV2 did. This may cause Tarn some un-needed hassle when trying to keep the video tutorials up to date, even if he could find the time to do it once.

That isn't to say I am appose to the idea of video tutorials, if he can swing it. I am not sure if video tutorials on dvd is the way to go. However, I wouldn't write off the video tutorials all together. Although the manuals are helpful, and there are enough informing posts through out the forums to keep members reading and learning for countless hours, video tutorials could be very beneficial for new members, and potential buyers.

The cinema does a fine job of showing some of the current programs abilities, but they do not give the viewers an idea of the program itself. This is most likely due to the fact that most of the viewers happen to own a product or two, and there are demos readily available, but watching an experienced user show off the interface, and do a quick example of how an effect can be made, could give that extra insight into the programs that individuals considering a purchase may need.

My two cents.
Wizard.
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 10:12pm

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Harvey

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Wizard wrote:

I don't believe there have been any plans as of yet on Tarns part for beginning more video tutorials. Although that would be interesting, I believe the topic you are referring to was only a member suggesting that there should be some video tutorials, and I believe I then mentioned how there were once videos for AlamDV2, and that it would be well received if Tarn wished to take it up again.
I guess I must have read something wrong and thought that Tarn was going to make them. My mistake. smile
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 10:24pm

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Serpent

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A long time go Tarn said that video tutes weren't proffesional or something, and written tutes were better.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Feb 2006, 8:08pm

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JUIDAR

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I have actually gotten a lot better at using the program now that I have owned it for awhile.

So thanks all again.

For the most part you just need to sit down and play with it for a couple of hours.